About the property
- Apartment807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF SAN GIMIGNANO. 4 BEDROOMS- FOR 2 / 9 PEOPLE
Apartments in the historical center of San Gimignano: In a central position, but also surrounded by a pleasant and suggestive silence, our apartments offer the unique atmosphere of an old palace and all the conveniences of modern homes.
The apartments 'La Torretta' and 'Il Borgo Antico' are located respectively in the second and first floor of a historic building in the magnificent Piazza delle Erbe, the heart of the medieval town of San Gimignano. The privileged location allows you to enjoy an extraordinary view: the medieval towers and the Piazza del Duomo framed by these two wonderful apartments. The apartment ' La Torretta ' (second floor), 85 square meters, has a living room, two double bedrooms A/C, two bathrooms with shower and kitchen. The apartment ' Il Borgo Antico ' ( first floor), 75 sqm, has a living room, two bedrooms, one double and one twin bedroom, a bathroom with shower and kitchen. The structure and furnishings of the two apartments still retain the characteristics of the typical rustic - medieval, without neglecting comfort and convenience. Overall, the two apartments can accommodate up to 9 people. Garage available on request at 10 Euros per day.
Information and services available to you:
• Free internet wifi
• No problem to park your car. In the historical center of San Gimignano applies the restricted traffic area, so parking is allowed only to residents. For our guests staying in the historic center access is permitted only for loading and unloading of luggage. After unloading your luggage, you can park in the parking lots outside the historical center free of charge or that are within a 5 minute walk away. You will be given upon arrival, a special access permit for the property. For the apartment, it's available a private garage just a few feet away with a supplement of 10 Euros per day;
• Convenient bus service every hour to Siena and Florence;
• Supermarket at Mt. 350 and minimarket mt.30;
• Service public telephones mt. 30;
• Bank, ATM and currency exchange offices and information in the Piazza Duomo;
• Pharmacy mt.30.
• Post Office to mt.15
• Laundry at 100 mt.
• Our accommodation has an agreement with the restaurant 'La Bettola del Grillo,' one of the best restaurants in San Gimignano, where you can enjoy a discount of 10 % on the final price and where you can taste the best dishes and local specialties Tuscan tradition.
• Upon confirmation of booking, the customer will receive by email a guide of San Gimignano produced by me, with itineraries, map of San Gimignano, news, information, the main things to do and see in San Gimignano and surroundings, places to eat dishes of the Tuscan tradition and drink a good wine, information on how to reach the apartment and much more.
• Children under 2 years free !
• Baby bed on request
• Prices are inclusive of: linens for the bedroom and bathroom, initial and final cleaning, accessories, services (electricity, water ).
• Change of linen once a week.
The apartments ' La Torretta' and ' Il Borgo Antico' are located respectively in the second and first floor of a historic building in the magnificent Piazza delle Erbe, the heart of the medieval town of San Gimignano.
The apartments are located in the historical center, the Piazza delle Erbe accessible by car for loading / unloading luggage. The nearest car park is the number 3-4 ' Bagnaia ' ( about 350 meters from the two apartments), like our private garage. From here you can reach the apartments on foot ( just 5 minutes walk ) or the City Bus 2 stops in Piazza del Duomo (Piazza adjacent to Piazza delle Erbe ). Possibility to request a private garage 350 meters from the apartment. The price is 10 euro per day.
From the windows of the apartments you perceive a magnificent view of the Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza del Duomo, which is just 30 meters away. During the summer, when the opera and concert season, you can enjoy the shows simply looking out the windows.
The apartments are located in a strategic way, to visit the old town, many museums and medieval churches, which for shopping along the main streets, as well as hiking the trails of the surrounding countryside. Our apartments are easily reached by public transport. From the bus stop ‘Porta San Giovanni’ you can take the city shuttle service that will take you directly to Piazza del Duomo, a short walk from the apartments. The supermarket, really well stocked, is only 350 meters away, and is also accessible by shuttle citizen.
The apartments are a short drive for loading / unloading luggage. The nearest car park is the number 3-4 ' Bagnaia ' ( about 350 meters from the two apartments). From here you can reach the apartments on foot ( just 5 minutes walk ) or the City Bus 2 stops in Piazza del Duomo (Piazza adjacent to Piazza delle Erbe ).
If you want to fully enjoy the beauty of San Gimignano, a small medieval town knows many things to offer: many restaurants, bars, shops with local products and fashion, cellar with fine wines, museums, churches, the beautiful historic city walls, the Art galleries, a delicious ice cream, the medieval towers and the wonderful Tuscan countryside.
Only 1.5 Km from our accommodation is a tennis court, a soccer field and a public swimming pool. In addition, about 12 km from San Gimignano, you can take advantage of a golf course and shooting with the arc.
And for those who wish to immerse themselves in the surrounding countryside ' trot ', just 1.7 km there is a riding horse well stocked. Located 350 meters from the apartment you can take to hire a car, a scooter or a bicycle.
The location of our hotel, close to the main cities of art in Tuscany, allows to visit Florence (50 km), Siena (40 km ), Pisa ( 70 km), Lucca ( 80 km ), Volterra (35 Km), Pienza ( 90 km ), Montalcino (80 km). In addition, 75 km away, you can reach seaside resorts such as Cecina, Rosignano Solvay, San Vincenzo and Follonica.
Suggested Itineraries in San Gimignano
1° - Civic Museums
- Town Hall (Piazza Duomo): Picture Gallery - 'Great' Tower
- Museum Centre Santa Chiara (Via Folgore): Archeological Museum, Spezieria di Santa Fina, Modern e Contemporary Art Gallery 'Raffaele De Grada'
- Ornithological Museum (Via Quercecchio)
2° - Town Hall
- Town Hall (Piazza Duomo): Picture Gallery - 'Great' Tower.
3° - Duomo and Museum of sacred art
- Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and Chapel Santa Fina (Piazza Duomo)
- Museum of sacred art (Piazza L. Pecori)
4° - Benozzo Gozzoli
- Town Hall (Piazza Duomo): Picture Gallery - 'Great' Tower. - Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and Chapel Santa Fina (Piazza Duomo)
- Church of Sant'Agostino (Piazza Sant'Agostino)
The most important works of Benozzo Gozzoli, that worked in San Gimignano during the XV. century, can be admired
5° - Sant'Agostino and smaller churches
- Church of Santo Bartolo (Via San Matteo)
- Church of Sant'Agostino (Piazza Sant'Agostino)
- Church of San Pietro in Forliano (Piazza Sant'Agostino)
- Church of San Jacopo (Porta San Jacopo, not visitable)
- Church of San Lorenzo in Ponte (Via del Castello, not visitable)
Between the Church of San Jacopo and the Church of San Lorenzo in Ponte tourists can walk along the ancient walls and visit the medieval fountains (XII sec.).
Suggested Itineraries in and around San Gimignano:
• Siena, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo and Pistoia. Shopping and city tours.
• Chianti. Excursions in Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti for visits to farms and wineries.
• The medieval castle town of Monteriggioni
• The Etruscan city of Volterra, the cliffs, salt marshes and the Roman theater.
• The Abbey of San Galgano Abbey and Massa Marittima.
• Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and the Temple of San Biagio.
• The landscapes of the Crete Senesi and Asciano.
• San Quirico d' Orcia and the medieval spa of Bagni Vignoni.
• The thermal baths of Saturnia and the baths of Rapolano.
• Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo and the fortress of San Miniato.
• The Etruscan coast, the acropolis and the Gulf of Baratti Populonia.
• Certaldo, birthplace of novelist Boccaccio.
• Colle val d'Elsa, and the village of Casole d' Elsa.
• Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana.
Information - Annual events in San Gimignano
January 1: New Year's Concert. Theatre Leggieri.
January 31: Festival of the City's Patron Saint: San Gimignano: Traditional fair in Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Cisterna.
January-February: Parades of giant allegoric Carnival floats created in papier-mâché with music, confetti and masked groups.
March 12: Festival of Santa Fina, the patron saint of the city, traditional fair in Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Cisterna
April-October: 'Degusta con noi': Guided visits to cellars and wineries with tasting of the best local wines.
THIRD WEEKEND IN JUNE: 'Ferie delle Messi': Historic Festival through the town's streets and squares with markets of medieval arts and crafts. Storytellers, actors and musicians. During the Sunday afternoon: knights parade and tournament.
July-August: ' San Gimignano Estate': series of performances and events including opera, poetry, theatre, ballet and classical concerts in Piazza del Duomo.
FIRST SUNDAY OF AUGUST: Festival of thanks from the citizens of San Gimignano to their Patron Saint: Saint Fina - SANTA FINA'S FAIR Stalls and stands in Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Cisterna and Piazza delle Erbe August 10 - 'Calici sotto le stelle': An open-air tasting of local wines. Piazza Sant'Agostino.
August 28: Fair of Sant'Agostino, in the central town's squares with the liturgical celebrations in the Church of Sant'Agostino and fair in the streets.
Late August - Early September: 'Sagra del buongustaio': Gastronomic fair at 'IL CAMPINO'
September 8: Festival of the Madonna of Pancole: at the Sanctuary. Food stands and fireworks.
December: Concert of Wishes Church of Sant'Agostino
December: Christmas Concert at the theater Leggieri
December 31: New Year's Eve party between the towers: Feast at the end of the year in the Square
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About CALONACI BENEDETTA
My name is Juliana Taddei, I live in San Gimignano and is a retired teacher, who like and delight, having two apartments in the historical center of San Gimignano, I am dedicated with great pleasure the activity of renting rooms and holiday homes.
CALONACI BENEDETTA purchased this Apartment in 1950
Why CALONACI BENEDETTA chose San Gimignano
I do this activity with great passion and dedication because I really like to stay in contact with the many people who come to visit our beautiful city. I try to offer a quality service, as careful as possible to the needs of my clients. My greatest satisfaction is when, at the end of their holiday, my guests tell me they have had a great holiday, which they loved my own apartment and hope to return to San Gimignano. Well, this is something that makes me very, very happy because I understand that my work has served to push through a brief period of joy and happiness to my customers.
What makes this Apartment unique
I not have a big hotel or a resort ultra-modern, and that's why I try to focus and direct my activities on the human level. The contact with the person in front of me is very important and I try to meet the needs of my clients, trying to do rediscover the great hospitality that characterized us, and the values and traditions of our beautiful town of San Gimignano.
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Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Wonderful and Memorable Stay!
The apartment was charming with original designs and furnishings and had everything we needed. Benedetta was very helpful in getting us settled in the apartment. Benedetta waited for us outside the scheduled arrival time and helped us navigate San Gimignano to the apartment. She answered every inquiry we had. The apartment was beautiful and perfectly situation in the best town in Tuscany. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Thank you very much for your review and how you took care of our house!
All the best,
A Wonderful Place
My friend and I recently spent 6 days and 5 nights at Borgo Antico and we had a terrific experience. Guiliana was the best hostess and the apartment was impeccable and as described. She was gracious and informative and made us feel welcome in San Gimignano. (And Guiliana was particularity helpful when we locked ourselves out of the apartment!) The location of the apartment could not have been better - just across from the duomo at the edge of one of the popular squares of the town. Thank you Guiliana for making our visit so enjpoyable! I highly recommend Borgo Antico to anyone!
I'm so happy that your holiday was so beautiful and makes me great pleasure to know that you have appreciated my apartment. I always try to do my job well and thus your appreciation is for me a great satisfaction.
Benedetta & Giuliana
This house completely covers all your day to day needs. Clean, great furniture, appliances, beautifully decorated. The scenery is just beautiful, great restaurants, stores within walking distance.
Mrs. Guilliana is a great owner, she immediately responded to any question or needs we may have had. We felt like if we were at our own home. And she also gave us advice on where to go.
If any one wants to have a great stay in Tuscany, this house is perfect.
Personally I want to thank Guilliana for making our stay in Borgo Antico so great.
I am so glad to have met. You are of great people; the superb guests and I am glad that you were able to spend some beautiful days in San Gimignano. This is what I prefer, when my guests were well I am really satisfied!
Giuliana and Benedetta
We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay in this charming apartment. The location was perfectly central to the town. A little noisy because of concerts on the square, but so convenient to enjoying everything else that San Gimignano has to offer.
Benedetta was so kind, and helpful in getting us settled in the apartment.
Would thoroughly recommend this flat as a home base for exploring this region of Tuscany.
This apartment is spectacular! We felt like we were literally living in a Shakespeare play while we were there! We had the prividedge of being there during the Medieval Festival. The apartment is pristine and located in the heart of the action. Huge thank you to the owners for showing us where to park and helping us access our apartment within the walls. They were helpful both while we were planning our trip and while we were staying there. Highly recommend staying here. Merci Giuliana pour votre aide que ce soit pour la préparation du voyage et pendant notre séjour, nous avons profité pleinement de vos suggestions. J'espère avoir le plaisir de revenir en Toscane, ce fut beaucoup trop court. Appartement très propre, très bien situé, rien ne manque, magnifique vue du balcon. À bientôt j'espère.
Amazing-Do not hesitate to stay here. Guiliana is honest and very dependable, she greeted us upon our arrival to help us get situated in the apartment. I feel the rate is very reasonable compared to a hotel. We took a cab to the apartment. I would recommend that as the streets are very very narrow and it would be rather hard to drive inside the walls. We went in June and it was hot but not unbearable. Note there are only fans-no A/C. The town of San Gimignano is charming beyond words. The views from the room are of an ancient church and the town square. The views from a short distance from the apartment of the hills are breathtaking. Also, the town is so romantic with small cafes and restaurants. We visited a near by wine vineyard which was fun. This trip was unforgettable as our daughters fiancee proposed while we were here in San Gimignano!!
Bellissimo...io sono sempre veramente contenta quando i miei ospiti sono felici di aver passato una bella vacanza nei miei appartamenti a San Gimignano. Per me è fantastico. Faccio questa attività con grande passione e quindi per me è una vera ricompensa sapere che siete stati bene. Voi sicuramente siete stati degli ospiti esemplari, puntuali e affidabili e sono stata veramente felice di avervi conosciuto. Vi ringrazio per la bellissima recensione e vi auguro tanta felicità e salute.
Travelling to San Gimignano By car From the North (Milano) - Take the motorway A1 Milano-Roma direction South - Exit at FIRENZE IMPRUNETA - Take the dual carriageway Firenze-Siena - Direction Siena - Exit POGGIBONSI NORD - Follow the road signs for San Gimignano (Km.11) From the South (Roma) - Take the motorway A1 Milano-Roma direction North - Exit at VALDICHIANA - Follow the road signs for Siena - At Siena Firenze take the dual carriageway Firenze-Siena - Direction - Exit at POGGIBONSI NORD - Follow the road signs for San Gimignano (Km.11) Travelling to San Gimignano by air - Pisa Airport (Galielo Galilei): - Firenze Airport (Amerigo Vespucci): Connections to train/bus station with taxi and bus. Travelling to San Gimignano by train and by bus BUS: The bus is the fastest way to reach us. There are direct buses from Florence and Siena (Florence / Siena LIVE ) . TRAIN : The nearest railway station is Poggibonsi . Then you take the bus to San Gimignano. By train from the North Line: Milano-Bologna-Firenze - Firenze-Empoli - Empoli-Siena (Get down at the station Poggibonsi/San Gimignano) - Bus to San Gimignano Linea: Genova-Pisa - Pisa-Empoli - Empoli-Siena (Get down at the station Poggibonsi/San Gimignano) - Bus to San Gimignano By train from the South Line: Roma-Firenze (change in Chiusi/Chianciano Terme) - Chiusi/Chianciano Terme-Siena - Siena-Empoli (Get down at the station Poggibonsi/San Gimignano) - Bus to San Gimignano Line: Roma-Pisa - Pisa-Empoli - Empoli-Siena (Get down at the station Poggibonsi/San Gimignano) - Bus to San Gimignano - Trenitalia: By bus - Regular buses from Florence and Siena - Tiemme S.p.a: www.tiemmespa.it OUR PRODUCTS: Vernaccia di San Gimignano Vernaccia , one of the white wines of Italy most known for its top quality and it's product only in San Gimignano. It was the first Italian wine to receive the recognition DOC The process of wine is made in the traditional manner , by a slight pressing and fermentation of 12 - 18 days. The VERNACCIA is an excellent aperitif , it may be accompanied with appetizers, seafood and white meat. It should be served chilled at a temperature of 11-12 ° C. Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG wines : Chianti Colli Senesi is the red wine of the Tuscan tradition . Brilliant ruby in color , with appealing aromas of violet and cherry is a pleasant wine with a balanced acidity that makes it perfect for tasty Tuscan cuisine. In version Reserve and in the ' selections business ' however reach power and great aging potential . The main grape varieties used are Sangiovese and Canaiolo . Before being released for consumption version vintage rests four months in the cellar while the reserves required thirty-eight months. A table can be considered the archetype of wine throughout the meal and really suits the pasta with meat sauce and pork cooked on the grill. Others importants wines: San Gimignano Rosso DOC, San Gimignano Rosato DOC, San Gimignano Vin Santo DOC, Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG Olive Oil of San Gimignano Today the Italian law defines the olive oil , the product obtained by processing fruit ( Drupa ) olive ( Olea EUROPEAN ) without the addition of foreign substances and oils of other kinds . You then depending on the processing that arise the various classifications (virgin, virgin , etc. ) and the Tuscany boasts one of the best national productions , thanks to the soil, climate and its centuries-old trees . As well as for food olive oil is also used in cosmetics (perfumes) . Saffron of San Gimignano This spice is obtained from the flowers of Crocus sativus , a plant that has the characteristic purple flowers. The stigmas of the flowers, gathered in the morning, are put to dry and then powdered , giving saffron. Tuscan cheese is traditionally produced with ewe's milk. Just a few cheeses, mainly underripe cheeses, are produced with goat's or cow's milk. The most typical Tuscan cheese is ripe or underripe pecorino. Each producer obtains a different cheese according to the local peculiar features. Every pecorino cheese varies and has different nuances according to the season it is prepared, to the pasture, to the clay and to the flavours and wild herbs of the area: wild mint, catnip, radicchietto, crescione (Lepidium sativum). These herbs perfume the milk, making it less fat, and give the cheese a fresh and typical aroma. Flavours become more marked with ripening: the sweet taste develops in a spicy note, colour becomes more intense, as well as consistency. Among the most famous are the various cheeses : Pecorino fresh Marzolino , semi-mature pecorino , pecorino Also, you can enjoy delicious local dishes such as Ribollita , the Florentine steak , and the famous homemade ice cream or walk along the medieval buy the precious leather manufactures.