|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
INCLUDED WINE TOUR WITH WINE TASTING IN THE CANINA AND VIGNARDS IN MONTALCINO
St. Ansano is an old farm house surrounded by 144 acres of Mediterranean woods, The estate is crossed by a stream, named Le Caldanelle, rich of hot springs. Guests can bath here in winter, and use the panoramic pool in summer. Less than 1 mile away the Terme di Petriolo spa are available.! The apartment is an independent unit of the old country house, located on a scenic overview of the Farma Valley. It is perfectly restored, well-equipped with all sorts of comforts and elegantly furnished. Guests have access to a covered panoramic terrace, an old wood oven, a barbecue and a huge garden, and can take long walks in the woods. Alternatively, guests can take day trips to a number of art cities nearby: Siena, famous for the Palio, (37 km), Florence(100 km), Pienza (40miles), or visit Montalcino, home to the world-famous Brunello wine (30miles), or spend a day at the beach in Talamone (45miles), in exclusive Punta Ala (60 miles) or the more popular Castiglione dela Pescaia (40miles)
San Ansano is an absolutely beautiful place, we loved it from the moment we first saw it. It is an old traditional farmhouse spendidly located in the Tuscan hills, on the one hand very peaceful and quiet, but on the other hand close to the SS223, the road connecting Siena with Grosseto on the Mediterranian coast. The house is divided into three apartments. We generally stay in apartment A3 on the first floor. It is quite large with a generous living, three bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, and two bathrooms. The apartment is very tastefully furnished and decorated, creating a comfortable and pleasant environment, with the perfect fireplace in the living room completing the picture. The house is very well maintained and clean, and the friendly German housekeeper, who has a great sense of humor, takes perfect care of it.
But although the place is fantastic on the inside, we love it most for its terrace outside. The view is simply spectacular, with the Crete Sienese and the mountaintop city Montalcino on the east and the Monte Amiata on the south. The terrace also overlooks the garden, from where the sweet smells of rosemary and lavender readily rise up to the seating area. Furthermore, the garden has a luxurious swimming pool. The terrace also presents a fine view on the picturesque little village of Pari on top of a hill about 1 km to the south. Pari is a charming place with a small grocery, where we buy our everyday goods, and a ‘locanda’, a small restaurant with perfect homemade Tuscan food.
For us San Ansano has it all: beautiful peaceful surroundings with spectacular views, perfect walking, charming cities like Siena, Montalcino and Pienza, great food and great wine, the beach close by….. you name it. Every year we go back there once or twice and each and every time we enjoy our visit tremendously.
Jan Wilschut and Annemarie van Buuren
Garnwerd, The Netherlands
L'anno scorso siamo stati per la prima volta in questa splendida struttura e quest'anno non abbiamo avuto alcun dubbio nello sceglierla di nuovo! Panorama mozzafiato, tranquillità assoluta e una splendida piscina sono gli ingredienti principali. Molto confortevole l'appartamento con terrazzino privato panoramico. Inoltre a disposizione anche un barbecue per chi si vuole cimentare nella cottura della bistecca. Insomma...consigliatissimo!
San Ansano, old country house, is located up on a hill looking towards the Farma valley. It is sorrounded by 144 acres of mediterranean wood where a lot of little wild animals and birds live.
If you arrive from Florence-Siena, follow the directions to Grosseto SS 223. After about 35 Km you will find on your left, after a huge bridge, the HOTEL RESORT TERME DI PETRIOLO a very big hotel. Go ahead and soon after, before a gallery, turn left to Pari. When you reach the cross road turn left again to Terme di Petriolo; then after 300 mt turn right to Pari and you immediately will see on the left the sign S. ANSANO: go there and you are arrived.
If you arrive from Grosseto, you have to follow the directions to Siena SS 223; and after a long gallery you have to turn right to Pari; When you reach the cross road turn left again to Terme di Petriolo; then after 300 mt turn right to Pari and you immediately will see on the left the sign S. ANSANO: go there and you are arrived.
Other Activities: spa