“Borgo 8” is a nice apartment in the historical centre of San Casciano in Val di Pesa.
We have reserved our guests a private parking spot in the closest public parking.
Guests can enjoy breathtaking sunsets on a beautiful, terracotta-paved terrace located in the house's spacious backyard facing the Pesa river valley. Moreover, guests can relax and laze in the sun in our olive tree garden, furnished with a table, garden chairs.
San Casciano, Florence, Chianti: San Casciano is a towns in the Chianti Classico area. Only four km out of town, guests can visit Niccolo Machiavelli's exile residence, where the famous author wrote his well-known masterpiece 'Il Principe' ('The Prince').
Florence is the most famous and closest touristic destination; it can be easily reached thanks to the excellent bus service. The bus stop is only 100 m away from our apartment.
The Chianti area, with its charming towns and luxurious vineyards, lies all around San Casciano. Farms and wineries can be visited for wine-tasting and local food shopping, such as olive oil, cheese and meats.
Since March 24 is open the Chianti's highest viewpoint: Chianti's tower, 34 meters high, from where you can admire over a large part of Tuscany.
Siena and Tuscany: Siena, worldwide known for the 'Palio' (July 2nd and August 16th) is only 35 minutes away.
San Gimignano with its antique house towers, can be reached within 20 minutes car drive, and Volterra, homeland of the ancient Etruscan civilization, is just 1 hour away by car as well as Pisa and Lucca. Beautiful beaches are also about 100 km away from us and, thanks to the highway, they are in easy reach for those guests who would like to explore the Tuscan seaside.
On request, we may book for you the tickets to visit the Uffizi or Accademia museums in Florence, in order to avoid you to queue outside the museums many hours.
Trattoria Cantinetta del Nonno – Via IV Novembre 18 (closed on Wednesdays)
Ristorante Il Fedino – Via Borromeo 9 (closed on Mondays) 055 828612
Cinque di vino - Viale San Francesco, 32 (closed on Mondays) – 055 8228116
Antica Fiaschetteria del Chianti - Piazza Pierozzi 24 (closed on Wednesdays)
Caffé del popolano - Via Machiavelli 34 - 055 822 8405 (closed on Mondays, lunch is reservations only)
Ristorante Villa Borromeo - Via Borromeo 110 - 055 8290118 (1.5 Km - 15 min by walk)
Pizzeria La Carbonaia - Via IV Novembre 124 - 055 828 344
Pizzeria Sotto Casa - Via Morrocchesi 4 (closed Tuesdays) - 055 829 4641
Our stay at the apartment of Roberto Cacciatori was beyond our expectations. The apartment itself is simply and beautifully decorated, has all the accouterments of home, and is immaculately clean. The location is ideal, within a minute's walk of the charming center of the ancient hill town of San Casciano, and an easy drive or bus ride to Siena and Florence. Parking in a private and secure area is provided with the rent, so that it is possible to explore the beautiful Tuscan and Chianti countryside, then return at the end of the day away from the turmoil of the cities. Most of all, we appreciated the gracious (and complete privacy) offered by the host family. We hope to return to this very setting before too long!
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Florence (15 km), Siena (46 km), San Gimignano (35 km) or Volterra (54 km), as well as Pisa and the whole Chianti area, are easily reached by bus or private car for a one-day excursion. San Casciano is a medieval town with well preserved city walls dating back to the Middle Ages, which offers visitors many an opportunity to enjoy their stay. Beautiful art works, delicious food and one of the best wines of the world (Chianti Classico Antinori), together with exciting one-day excursions in the surroundings, will make a vacation in San Casciano a unique experience. The local art museum shows works by such artists as Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Coppo di Marcovaldo.There's also an archeological section with Archer's pillar (VII b.C.) Visitors of the medieval church of the Misericordia will have the chance to admire masterpieces such as Simone Martini's Crucifixion Scene.
Other Activities: visiting Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti hills, Volterra, Pisa
Golf: At 12 Km. there is 'Golf Ugolino', the oldest Golf area of Florence.
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3 night minimum stay
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