Fabio Cantini

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holiday apartments in two independent villas with air conditioning & pool

The landscape surrounding the little hamlet of Gavignano is completely quiet and unspoiled, making a perfect setting for a country holiday, ideal for gentle walks and picnics. The towers of S. Gimignano are just visible across the valley. Podere OLiveta which translates as 'Olive grove Farm' consists of 5 different apartments which enjoy a pretty location up in the hills .Each apartment has its own independent entrance and own garden area with barbecue. Much careful thought has gone into decoration, furnishing and ensuring the apartments are equipped down to the last detail. There is a swimming pool surrounded by a sun terrace which has stunning views overlooking the rolling olive clad hills, the sprinkling of cypresses trees and the majestic towers of S. Gimignano in the distance. Local wine and olive oil can be bought nearby. Podere Oliveta enjoys a location with easy access to the main routes to Florence and Siena.

Podere Oliveta is a good choice for exploring central Tuscany. The main attractions of the region can be reached very easily. The highway which connects Florence to Siena is only 3 km distant. And the villa's location only 3 km from the railway station of Poggibonsi is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Poggibonsi (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1. hour). The train ride takes about 30 minutes to Siena and 1. hour to Florence. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station 'Santa Maria Novella' to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 1 km from centre, and you may have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill or take the escalator.

Tuscany/Siena Province : visit the world famous Piazza del Campo , for centuries has been the centre stage of the Palio,theindisputable symbol of Siena. Ancients medieval cities like San Gimignano,Lucca ,Arezzo,Firenze ,and many unknown villages,chapels,castles,museum. There are thousands of masterpieces to be discovered. Throughout the year there are a lot of exhibitions,festivals,markets,and sporting events involving residents as well as tourists.

See the official web site from the Sienese Tourist Board ,Terre di Siena, and enjoy exploring.

nearest travel links:

airport : Florence : 40 Km.

railway : Poggibonsi : 3 Km.

Tuscany has 2 international airports , one near Pisa (also low cost flights) the other in Florence.

Checkout for flights on www.ryanair.com ,www.easyjet.com , www.britishairways.com as well as Lufthansa, swissair an so on .

Contact us for further details on the best way to reach the property .

sports and leasure : La Badia Golf Club ( 8 holes) is only 7 km. from the property

Castelfalfi golf club (18 holes) is 25 km. far

Pleasure and relaxation are guaranteed by the treatments with thermal sring water at:

Gambassi Terme ( 15 km.)

Rapolano Terme with beautiful outdoor hot sring water ( 40 km .)

Play tennis at the tennis club ( 1,8 km . )

Walk freely for miles from the property through the hills of chianti passing by vineyards, woods and stunning views .

You can taste our wine directly from the producers nearby .

During your stay you may have cooking lessons nearby (please book in advance)

restaurants: Several of Italy's top reastaurants are within close driving distance including the two Michelin stars 'Arnolfo' Restaurant, in Colle val d'Elsa where you can enjoy renowned chef Gaetano Trovato's delicacies, and famous fish restaurants like ' Alcide ' and 'La Galleria' in Poggibonsi .

the area is full of small ' Trattoria ' where you can enjoy typical tuscan food .

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Details for Falco 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Just up the lane from the farmhouse, there is a smaller farm cottage. The cosy sitting room has 17th century beams, a good 'terracotta' floor, a sofa and armchairs, a pretty glass fronted dresser, solid dining table and rush chairs. There is a small but very efficient kitchen screened by a low wall in one corner. The double bedroom is quite elegant. A ladder leads up to a tiny gallery with 2 single beds Falco has the attraction of its own raised, flagged terrace, with a barbecue. This is well planted, with olives, yucca and agape. Falco would suit a young family, or make a peaceful retreat for a couple. air conditioning during the hottest months . to reserve the apartment please connect to our website: www.podereoliveta and make the reservation
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
we have throughly enjoyed our week in Tuscany .The weather was hot and sunny. Falco is a lovely apartment with a view which we will treasure forever!

So peacefull. We have visited many medieval hilltop towns. Tuscany is such an attactive area,the countryside is gorgeous and just keeps going on-and on- and on ....!

I am sure we will return soon
Jun 2010
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Fabio Cantini

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Speaks french, italian, english
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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Poggibonsi Val d'Elsa - Siena
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'Dear Fabio, hope you and your wife are well we just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday, we thank you for advice and hospitality. The only problem we had was having to return home.
your faithfully the Mayr family.
'we'd like to thank you for our stay at Podere Oliveta. It's a lovely place and we all enjoyed it very much. It was nice to meet you .
Many thanks, Rosemary, John and Robert.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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Poggibonsi Val d'Elsa - Siena
Noosa, Australien


  • 5 of 5
Im Juni 2011 verbrachten mein Mann und ich eine Woche in der Ferienwohnung "Falco". Sie ist ein kleines Farmhaeuschen, sehr sauber und mit schoenem Moebel und Geschirr ausgestattet. Die Kueche und das Bad sind zwar recht klein aber fuer zwei Leute voellig ausreichend. Die Lage der Anlage ist sehr zentral und im Umkreis von 40 Kilometern sind alle bedeuteten Staedte, inklusiv Florenz und Siena einfach mit dem Auto zu erreichen. Wir haben jeden Tag einen anderen Ort besucht und uns alles Sehenswuerdigkeiten angesehen. Der naechste Supermarkt (CoOp) ist 2 Kilometer entfernt in Poggibonsi und hat eine riesige Auswahl. Auf Podere Oliveta haben wir die meiste Zeit auf unserer Terrasse verbracht und die himmliche Aussicht genossen. Falco hat die beste Terrasse und Aussicht in der Anlage. Der Blick vom grossen Pool ist fantastisch und wir haben einige Stunden dort verweilt. Es gibt einen tollen Markt in Poggibonsi (jeden Dienstag morgen), wo man sich von Kopf bis Fuss neu einkleiden kann und auch gleichzeitig frisches Obst und Gemuese und alle anderen Leckereien kaufen kann. Fabio ist sehr informiert ueber die naehere Umgebung und kann viele Ratschlaege fuer einen wunderschoenen Urlaub in der Toskana geben. Wir koennen Podere Oliveta und Falco waermstens empfehlen und sollten wir wieder in die Toskana kommen (was wohl noch etwas warten muss, da wir in Australien leben) werden wir selbstverstaendlich das gleiche Ferienhaus buchen.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
+39 0577981417
Poggibonsi Val d'Elsa - Siena
Köln, Deutschland


  • 4 of 5
Wir waren in der ersten Juni Woche in diesem wirklich schönen Ferienhaus. Wir hatten eigentlich Gufo gebucht, bekamen aber Falco was noch etwas größer ist und uns auch deutlich besser gefiel. Bei Falco haben wir besonders die Terrasse mit Blick über die Toscana genossen. Der Vermieter ist sehr nett und bemüht. Der Pool war sauber und gepflegt. In der Wohnung war alles vorhanden und man konnte sich gut selbst verpflegen, wenn man wollte. Einkaufmöglichkeiten gibt es in der Nähe genug, aber ohne Auto ist der Aufenthalt nicht so empfehlenswert. Die Betten sind vielleicht etwas durchgelegen und die Wasserspülung etwas laut, aber sonst können wir die Unterkunft wirklich ohne Einschränkung empfehlen, wenn man etwas Ruhe sucht. Die Lage zu Siena, Florenz oder San Giminian etc ist wirklich optimal und man kann nach Lust und Laune schöne Ausflüge machen. Es war ein wirklich schöner Urlaub!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
+39 0577981417
Poggibonsi Val d'Elsa - Siena


  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans ce gite situé dans un endroit enchanteur. Le propriétaire est vraiment très sympathique et de très bon conseil. Nous avons pu facilement visiter les incontournables de la région: Florence, Sienne, San Gimignano, le Chianti...La location est très propre et fonctionnelle. Les enfants ont adoré la piscine.
Bref, tout fut parfait!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: je vous remercie pour vos aimables paroles,
pour nous, c'était un plaisir de vous avoir invités bienvenus
Podere Oliveta
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Poggibonsi Nord
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
mangia musica
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Colle di val d'Elsa
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Bocca d'Elsa
Car: recommended

Podere Oliveta is located 200m from the hamlet to Gavignano. Set on the top of the hill which overlooks the whole country side. It is in the center of Tuscany with easy access to main routes towards Florance (30min by car), Siena (20min), Volterra, San Gimignano, the villages and castles of Chianti. In the area you can find good restaurants and shops.

Arriving by car from the north: leave the highway A1 'Autostrada del Sole' at the exit Firenze Certosa and take the motorway Firenze-Siena. Drive along (34km) this road as far as Poggibonsi Nord. At the roundabout folow the directions to Poggibonsi centre and drive for about 500m. Turn left in to the first road on your left towards Gavignano and drive for other 1,8km. Pass the little hamlet of Gavignano and the end of the asphalted road you'll see a sign Oliveta on your right. Coming from the South: drive until Siena and then follow the direction towards Firenze. Take the motorway Siena-Firenze till the exit of Poggibonsi Nord.

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Availability & Rates


Poggibonsi Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 23 2014
7 night minimum stay
mid season
Aug 24 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
low season
Sep 28 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes changeover day is saturday

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Poggibonsi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Linen Matching bedlinen in every bedroom , plain and white 2 sheets per bed per weekly change 1 pillowcase per person per weekly change + 1 emergency pillowcase in house 1 heavy ,1 light blanket per bed- minimum 1 bedspread per bed 1 matress cover 1 large bathtowel and 1 handtowel per person per weekly change + 1 emergency towel 1 bathmat per shower to be changed weekly Paper napkins Oven gloves/squares
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Fridge with freezer compartment and ice trays Cooker-minimum 3 flames/plates Oven- either separate or part of the cooker Iron and ironing board Toaster Portable clothes dryer/rack Broom Dustpan and brush Mop/long-handled hard brush and floorcloth,and bucket Plastic bowl Rubbish bin Good quality pots and pans 1 large, 1 small frying pan 1 large pasta saucepan,lid 2 medium saucepans,1lid 1 small saucepan Oven tins/pyrexes for roasting Kettle Espresso coffee machine, large size Pyrex or china mixing bowls, 1 large,1 medium Wooden spoons Metal/plastic spoon,slice,spatula Kitchen cutlery for cooking use Kitchen knives Kitchen scissors Tea strainer Colander Grater Lemon sqeezer Garlic press Funnel Tin opener Bottle opener Corkscrew Nutcracker Salad dryer Bread basket Storage jars,tins,plastic boxes Microwave oven
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