|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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The apartment belongs to an independent building (100 meters from the farm centre), and is surrounded by gardens well equipped for outdoor life. The house has been built and remodeled in many periods of time, around a old chapel of the year 1000. The apartment is a typical Tuscan farm house with its well preserved characteristics: the room arrangement, the big fireplace in the kitchen, the pavement of old terracotta tiles and the wooden roof. The apartment is fairly big, with large and cool rooms, and fully equipped for a confortable stay.
The Azienda Agricola Santa Maria a Sciano (Certaldo) produces Chianti wine and oil and is located in between Florence and Siena. It is placed at the top of a hill, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, from where it offers a marvelous panorama 360 degree wide on the characteristic Tuscan countryside. An ideal place for a relaxing holiday and also for cultural sightseeing, owing to its strategic geographical position. From here one can easily reach historic towns, charming villages and famous places for wine and food. The farm holidays activity (agriturismo) was started in 1993 with a unique apartment that ensures complete freedom and quietness to guests. Since then, it has been running continuously with the help of international travel agencies. Starting from 2013, it is offered directly through this website.
We stayed in this marvelous hilltop house for a week with our 4 adult children. The very old, classic home has been in the owners' family for generations. It is roomy and comfortable (holds 8 adults easily), with shaded gardens that have views of both sunrise and sunset and plenty of room for reading, napping, or tossing a frisbee; there's also a charcoal grill, as well as an arbored outdoor table where we ate most of our meals. The surrounding fields are working vineyards and olive groves. The well-appointed kitchen, which we stocked with frequent visits to the huge Coop-Fi store in Certaldo, kept us happily fed. A dishwasher and a washing machine are huge plusses.
It is a private house--there are no other guests--so you will be listening only to the frogs, the crickets, the occasional dog, and a little distant traffic. It's within easy day-trip distance of San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, and the beach. If you are only a little more ambitious, you can also take day trips to Bologna or Orvieto.
Note that the internal stairs might make it a bad choice for people with limited mobility or for toddlers, but it is a safe and pleasant setting for even children of preschool age.
Finally, Andrea and Cristina are wonderfully friendly and helpful. Ask them to give you a peek inside the 1000-year-old chapel around which the house is built!
If you are looking for luxury, this is not your house. But if you are looking for a classic, comfortable, roomy, well-cared-for, beautifully set house near most of Tuscany's most famous cities, you will love it! The week we spent there was the centerpiece of our vacation.
Abbiamo trascorso il Natale al Casale Lancialberti con tutte le ns famiglie.Dire che siamo stati bene è dire poco:il posto è incantevole ed i proprietari delle persone splendide.Sicuramente torneremo anche in estate infatti abbiamo già prenotato tre settimane a cavallo fra ago e sett 2015. Simona e Leonardo
La location correspond parfaitement à la description. La maison est rénovée simplement, propre, très spacieuse.
La situation est idéale entre Florence et Sienne, près de S. Giminiano, et dans le chianti pour les amateurs de vin. Espace très ouvert pour les enfants, vue imprenable.
maison tres bien equipé (cuisine, chambres, et salles de bains)
la vue est magnifique depuis la terrasse
tres calme pour les sieste dans les chaises longues (seul quelques moustiques nous ont déranges)
les proprietaires sont charmants et tres attentionnes.
By car: from national highway A1 near Florence, take freeway Florence-Siena towards Siena and exit at Poggibonsi Nord. Continue towards Certaldo until exit for
Vico d'Elsa. From there follow direction Certaldo for 2km. Right after the Certaldo town milepost, you will find a white road on the right, with sign Agriturismo Casale Lancialberti.
GPS position: 43°32'6.39”N – 11°4'15,58”E.
By train: Certaldo stop on the line Florence-Siena. Connections with Pisa and the Tuscan seashore.
Airports: Florence (Amerigo Vespucci) 50km – Pisa (Galileo Galilei) 85km.
The apartment has a convenient central location inside Tuscany, from which many touristic sites can be reached very easily: San Gimignano km 15 - Colle Val d'Elsa km 20 - Greve in Chianti Km 40 - Firenze km 45 – Siena Km 40 – – Volterra km 45 - Pisa Km 85.
The village of Certaldo at 2km offers, besides a charming medieval hamlet, all facilities: supermarket, shops, first aid, train station, swimming pool, tennis courts. The nearest hospital is at 10km in Poggibonsi.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$164|
|Stay tax||€1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.|
Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffa base per 6 persone; possibilita' di alloggiare altre 2 persone al costo di 6 euro/persona/notte, Riscaldamento a pellet 5-10 euro/giorno, Deposito cauzionale, Pagamento on-line alla prenotazione oppure caparra richiesta alla prenotazione e saldo prima dell'arrivo, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in loco
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.