|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The apartment Gaia (about 200 m2 / 2152 sq. ft.) lays on the first floor and has a private entrance.
There are two entrances to the apartment. The front entrance opens directly on a wide living room where you can find a large, antique fireplace and a small cooking area.
On the left side of the room there's the entrance to a gangway that leads to three pleasantly furnished double bedrooms, all of which have a private bathrooms, while from the right side of the central room a gangway goes to the other two double bedrooms, which have both a private bathroom and to the kitchen with cooking area and dining room. The door in the kitchen leads again to the portico.
The building is composed of a mansion built in 1840 during the Gran Duke Leopoldo II of Tuscany's reign, that has been recently restored, without altering its original characteristics.
The outside fronts have maintained their originality, while inside the building, most part of the ancient hand-crafted brick floors has been restored, as well as the ceilings with their old wooden beams that had been blackened by the smoke of the mantelpieces, which were once the only source of heating; the old irregular walls and the arched ceilings have been preserved, too.
The old forniture makes the place comfortable and charming, respecting the ancient rural Sienese traditions.
The place is particularly sunny thanks to a wide natural meadow that lays south of the building, alternating with the woods, and that is at the guests' disposal.
The villa is rented as a whole building with the following options:
Independent villa; sleeps up to18 (9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms with shower).
Independent villa; sleeps up to 22 (11 bedromms , 9 bathrooms with shower,1 bathrooms with whirpool bath and 1 bathrooms with shower for Turkish bath, chromotherapy, whirlpool).
Our family had the absolute pleasure of staying at Podere Incrotiati for my wedding celebration. Franco was a most hospitable host and welcomed us with tasty treats and his own wine! He organized our first night welcome dinner for our guests and it was absolutely fantastic and more delicious than we could have ever imagined!
The property is in a beautiful location up the hill from the villages of Sovicille and Rosia where you can get groceries and supplies. The building is gorgeous and we rented both Gaia (for our 8 family members) and Camilla for the two of us. It was perfect in a rustic way. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook our own meals when we were around. It was fantastic that each room has its own bathroom as this allowed each family to have more privacy than a lot of the villas that I had looked at online prior to choosing. The yard is similarly amazing and we saw many birds and foxes wandering in the yard. We didn't have a ton of downtime but sitting in the sun in the backyard was a wonderful way to spend the time we did have.
The villa is about 30 minutes from Siena, an hour from San Gimignano and a little over an hour to Montalcino where we had organized a wine tour. It is very convenient and easy to find with google maps.
My wedding planner worked closely with Franco prior to our arrival to ensure that our dinner reception went off without a hitch. He was very responsive to any questions or concerns that came up during our stay.
We would love to go back to this perfect spot and plan to in the future. I highly recommend it for a family event or just a weekend away.
Podere Incrociati rises in the heart of the Montagnola Senese, just 15 km/9 miles from Siena and 75 km/47,5 miles from Florence, among the greenery of age-old oaks, holm-oaks and chestnut-trees.
It is an ideal place to take a relaxing holiday far from the city din, among the peace of the country, in contact with an endless cultural heritage within a stone's throw from the sea and the most important Tuscan cities of art.
Thanks to its high position (500 mt./1640 ft. above sea level) you will enjoy a well-aired summer suitable for walks in the nearby woods, crossed by several paths, catching sight of charming landscapes, lots of medieval villages and Romanesque parish churches.
There are thousands of paths through Montagnola Senese, which is a hillock in the heart of the Sienese area.
During the Middle Ages, these paths were connected to the ancient 'Via Francigena', the important road link between Rome and the rest of Europe.
Other Activities: wine tours, tours around the area (Chianti, Val d'Orcia, San Gimignano, Volterra),
cooking classes, horseback riding lessons.