Filippo Berti

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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FRANCESCA APARTMENT

Colle di Val d'Elsa Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Self-cathering rental / 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7/8

Casa Arianna is in Montegabbro, a very little 12th century village in the hearth of Tuscany with Etruscan and Roman traces. It is organized in 2 apartments created in a old Benedectine Convent, whose architecture has remained untouched. All the rooms are arched ceiling and the forniture is old Tuscan style. Both the apartmens have a private outside area where the guests can enjoy the Tuscan panorama, the quite of the village, relax or drink a good homemade wine offered by the owners.

Location: Casa Arianna is in the heart of Tuscany in the area of Montegabbro, a little rural village in which you can breathe country air.

Surroundings: It is 10 minute by car from a swimming pool, a riding school and a golf course. You can arrive in 15 minutes to San Gimignano, Volterra, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Monteriggioni and Siena. Florence, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza and the seashore are about 45-50 minutes away by car. In 1.5 hours you can visit Pisa, Lucca or Arezzo.

Hospitality: Genuine hospitality is waiting for you!

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Details for Francesca apartment 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

Francesca apartment is a bright apartment at the first floor of a building which was a Benedectine Convent. It is composed of a kitchen/living room, a large double bedroom and a full bath with shower. Outside Francesca apartment there's a terrace where you can breathe the calm of the village and a typical Tuscan panorama. Near the old stone stairs there's a private parking area.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Filippo Berti (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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Speaks italian, english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Francesca apartment
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Francesca apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p632384?uni_id=1017513
+39 0577 928719
Colle di Val d'Elsa Val d'Elsa - Siena
Blackburn, England.
5

Winter in Tuscany.

  • 5 of 5
You may have read my other review of the Francesca Apartment but last week I returned from a 10 day visit in January, and it was brilliant. In bright winter sunshine Tuscany was at its best. At this time of year holidays seem even more leisurely than in the summer. There is no rush to get out for sightseeing excursions before the mid-day heat gets too exhaustinging, and there are no sleepless nights because of the nocturnal heat. The roads are also a great deal quieter, parking is easier and you find that you have many of the sights almost to yourself. Also in shops and restaurants the service seems better as the assistants and waiters have more time to chat to you.
The people who live in the houses and apartments around 'Francesca' are genuinely pleased to see you and despite language difficulties I had several conversations with my neighbours. Rarely did I leave the aparrtment without someone waving to me from a window or a car as it passed my on the track. Of course, I received the usual friendly welcome from Filippo who opened up the apartment for me on arrival and introduced me to Italian central heating. It was lovely and warm, and very quiet. I only used the heating at morning and evening. Despite the frosty nights the days were mostly sunny and on three occasions I sat on the terrace with my jacket on reading a good novel and sipping the 'occasional' glass of Chianti. The evenings in the apartment were passed continuing with reading, watching television and of course treating yourself to the food and wine characteristic of the area. Going out at night was also very pleasant, particularly as there was no threat of mosquitoes. I can honestly say that I have never wanted to return home less in all my life. The apartment is easy to keep clean and tidy and is well stocked with cutlery, crockery and pots and pans. There is an efficient oven and hob, fridge-freezer and washing machine, and hot water all of the time. It all really makes you feel at home. I can't wait to return but now I have a dilemma, should it be summer or winter?
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Francesca apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p632384?uni_id=1017513
+39 0577 928719
Colle di Val d'Elsa Val d'Elsa - Siena
Cumbria, UK
5

A Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
We totally agree with the first review. Our initial impression was that the apartment was much bigger than we expected from the photographs. Their is a hall leading to the shower room and staircase, and the second bedroom is upstairs. We didn't make use of this room. it was as pleasant as the rest of the apartment, but rather dark as it only has a small grilled window.

We loved coming back in the heat of the day as the shutters and tiled floors kept it beautifully cool. The woodwork throughout is stunning and all the windows open fully to let in the fresh air. The outer door opens to reveal inner glass doors, so there is always lots of light pouring in and the balcony was excellent, and used every day for breakfast, and again bigger than we expected.

The shower room has a washing machine, which was really useful, and a clothes rack for drying. The kitchen is very simply equipped but we managed very well. My favourite item was the wall cupboard over the sink unit which has an integral draining rack and removable drip tray and is also perfect for storing the crockery until needed. Fantastic idea and hope to track one down in the UK.

Filippo and his family were very welcoming and helpful, and we had two very good meals at his nearby restaurant. The apartment was totally private and we were unable to work out exactly where the lower one was!

Its location is very handy for the Tuscan hill towns. The old part of Colle di Val D'Elsa was really interesting. Loved the architecture and the little alleyways. Also enjoyed Volterra very much, and the Alabaster museum there is well worth a visit. Entrance fees are very reasonable everywhere. Take an Italian dictionary along though, as very few galleries or museums have English text.

Finally, our thanks to Filippo and his family. We would happily recommend the Francesca apartment to friends and hope to stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Francesca apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p632384?uni_id=1017513
+39 0577 928719
Colle di Val d'Elsa Val d'Elsa - Siena
Blackburn, England.
4

Away from the bustle, but not too far away.

  • 4 of 5
"I arrived down the dusty track to the apartment, situated in what I believe to be an old convent. I was met by one of the owners who showed me the apartment and all its facilities. These included a cooker and stove, refrigerator and washing machine, all of which appeared new, easy to use and in great condition. There was a TV, and anyone wanting to keep up with the news at home it did receive BBC World News. The apartment was very clean and well-maintained. The bedrooms were comfortable and cool. Although not far from a main road it was very peaceful. The apartment had its own terrace with table and chairs and large sun shade. As the sun did not get round until late afternoon it was pleasant to sit there at any time of the day or evening. My two Westie dogs spent hours just lying out there. Its position was very good, 15 minutes from San Gimignano, Volterra, and only 30 minutes from Siena and an hour from Florence. There is a restaurant not far from the end of the track, and in easy walking distance, and there are supermarkets in nearby Colle di Val D'elsa and Poggibonsi. There is lots to see and if you want a change from city or countryside it is not that far to the Tuscan coast.
The owners of the property were very friendly and cooperative. They were very willing to give information and advise on places of interest and things to do. One day whilst I was there the electricity went down. Within 10 minutes of receiving my phone call to the owners for help the problem was solved and power restored.
My only concern is that if anyone arrives in a low-floored car ithey should take their time on the track.
This was a great holiday, restful, and at times busy. I would recommend this apartment to my friends, and hope to return soon. A great thank you to the Berti family for looking after me."
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Francesca apartment
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p632384?uni_id=1017513
+39 0577 928719
Colle di Val d'Elsa Val d'Elsa - Siena
5

Sehr schön und idyllisch!

  • 5 of 5
Wollte meinen erwachsenen Kindern die Toskana zeigen, hier haben wir sie gefunden! Ein wunderschönes Quartier, toll ausgestattet, ruhig gelegen, sehr netter und freundlicher Vermieter. Montegabbro ist ideal für Ausflüge in alle Richtungen. Stellplatz für die obere Wohnung ist ein wenig eng, einparken sollte man können (falls man ein größeres Auto hat). Der Zufahrtsweg war fast nur im Schritttempo befahrbar (Schlaglöcher...), bin froh, dass wir die Familienkutsche genommen haben und nicht den Sportwagen! Aber dafür ist man weitab vom Straßenverkehr! Ansonsten eine große Weiterempfehlung, für alle, die Ruhe suchen. Wir werden ganz sicher wiederkommen! Danke nochmals
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Pisa - Firenze
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

Montegabbro is situated in the heart of Tuscany. It is just 10-15 minutes from San Gimignano, Volterra, Colle di Val d'Elsa. In 20/25 minutes you can go by car in Siena or Monteriggioni. Florence, Pisa, the seaside are at about 1 hour by car.

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Availability & Rates

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Colle di Val d'Elsa Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Middle/High
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
€60
€390
 
 
Middle
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€55
€350
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 24 2014
3 night minimum stay
€50
€300
 
 
Middle/High
Dec 25 2014 - Jan 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
€60
€390
 
 
Low
Jan 7 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
€50
€300
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Colle di Val d'Elsa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
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