Montegonfoli is an ancient Farmhouse placed on top of an hill with an amazing view on San Giminano and on Tuscany hills. The farmouse is made of some ancient buildings of the Seventeen century, and it's featured by about 1000 olive trees, 2.6ha of vineyard (Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chianti Colli Senesi, both DOCG), 5ha of "fields of gold" and 9ha of amazing forest featured by a small river for "in house" nice excursions and light trekking activities. The town of San Gimignano is very close, 5 minutes by car, and Siena and Florence can be reached very quickly (half an hour), as well as all the other attractions of Tuscany, all in one hour trip (Pisa, Lucca, Chianti, Montalcino, Cortona, etc.) Even Roma city center can be reached in one day trip, Saint Peter church, is at 2,5h from Montegonfoli. This apartment is on the ground floor and can host up to 6 people (max 4 adults over 12yo). It has a large living room with kitchen and sofabed, 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with shower and bidet. It features a wonderful view on the surroundings, with direct view on San Gimignano Towers from the house patio and from one of the bedrooms. The apartment has a private area in the garden too, with table and chairs, under a wonderful walnut tree. Wifi is available for free.
Apartment in the countryside of San Gimignano, very close to city center (3Km).
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About Paolo Castellano
Dear Guests, I was born in the south of ltaly and so I'm very social and friendly. I love nature and I have several interests and hobbies. I love the good and healty food, that I like to cook; I make my own bread, pizza and cookies using my self made natural yeast, that I'm growing like a son since some years. If you're lucky you could taste my famous "Pizza alle cipolle caramellate" :-) I love deeply our regioun and I'm happy to share my knowledge and my suggestions with our guests. I'm a "frequent" cyclist, my current fitness program consists in growing up 2 nice babies and to make 20Km per day by bicicle, that I try to use for all my daily trips. I spend some of my time to make vegetables for me and my babies without using any chemicals. I think that the most important thing that we have is health, and that we'd have to try to preserve the one of the new generations. My slogan is "BENISSIMO" and I love the people who smile :-), and I'm very happy to give as much smiles as possible :-) Hope to meet all of you soon! Sincerely, Paolo
Paolo Castellano purchased this Apartment in 1983
Why Paolo Castellano chose Val d'Elsa
We decided to transform our farmhouse in an "AGRITURISMO " to allow to "THE WORLD" to be inspired by our views. The turistic activity allows us to ensure to the property an advanced maintenance program to keep the buildings in their original beauty and at the same time allows us to support agricolture and land protection.
What makes this Apartment unique
The most appreciated features of our Farmhouse are Views and location. All the guests are enchanted by the views, and all reviews, on all portals speak by themselves. Views are wonderful wherever you'll move your eyes, and pictures can't tell it. We are in a very silent and quiet place, but we are very close to San Gimignano, the pearl of Tuscany, just a 5 minutes drive, and good walkers can walk or run to it too (3,6Km, with 150m of altitude gap). All the apartments are comfortable, equipped with kitchen, heating and fans. We don't have Air conditioning because our climate usually doesn't requires it. Nights are always cool, we got hot summers in 2003 and 2015 only (for few weeks). We are in a paradise for Wine Lovers, there are several wineries in walking distance, and I suggest a wine tour in the surroundings, among wonderful, award winning wineries. Our farm produces my preferred wine, "VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO" a wonderful white, one of the few ones that improves with age, also known as the wine of the popes, as Dante Alighieri already talked about it 800 years ago in the "Divina Commedia", speaking of Pope "Martino IV", famous for not being able to resist our Vernaccia. The "Vernaccia di San Gimignano" was one the preferred wines of "Lorenzo de' Medici". The Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first wine to get , in 1966, the DOC certification. Then, in the nineties, our Vernaccia got the DOCG certification. Our vineyards produces "CHIANTI COLLI SENESI" too, a red wine that doesn't need any presentations. Our 1000 Olive Trees produce wonderful olive oils. Our Olive Oil is excellent, we get it from mechanical and cold extraction only. Some olives goes under salt, for olive lovers.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This is a great place in a perfect setting. Very large inside and out with lots to do right on the property. They couldn't have been any nicer or more accommodating with us. We really wished that we could have stayed longer and will definitely go back there in the summer.
thank you very much for posting this five star review! We are very happy to read that you enjoied our place and we really hope to meet you next summer! See you soon, ARRIVEDERCI!
Paolo, Bruno & Co.
Great place, beautiful scenery, the accommodations were perfect! Bruno was an excellent host. There is a beautiful winery that you can walk to. We will be back.
Well-located, beautiful view and clean apartment
Thé site is absolutely beautiful.Thé apartment is clean and well equipped. Staff is really handsome and was very helpful during our stay. Definitively thé place to chose to get a reel feeling of Toscany. From there you can easily visit other small towns and even take the train for a 1-day visit of Firenze.
Excellent séjour dans un très bel appartement. Cadre idyllique et vue imprenable sur San Giminiano (à 4 km).
Accueil extrêmement sympathique et chaleureux !! On recommande vivement !!
Visite aisée de la Toscane (Sienne, Florence etc...) : les plus beaux paysages entourent San Giminiano, juste à côté...
Merci beacoup pour votre examen :-)
Nous sommes très heureux de lire que vous avez passé un sejour agreable e que vous recommandez notre farme.
Merci beaucoup , nous esperons de vous accoullir à nouveau, à bientôt,
Paolo et Bruno
beautifull nieuw and beautifull people
Casa Vacanza 6705556
Appartamento in San Gimignano.
in a beautiful scenery we arrived at our home away from home. The surroundings are amazing en the appartment was neat and clean, with double bathroom en large bedrooms. The agriturismo is very much cared for and clean and the pool is a relief on hot days. Most appreciated is the help from Bruno, who contacted the garage when our car broke down and was able to arrange that it would be repaired before our date of going home. His wife brought us soms groceries and the whole family was lovely and caring, with a lot of laughter. We felt like home, thank you so much!
thank you very much for your kind and detailed review! Since you felt like home, mission completed! Bruno was very happy to take care of you, and to read that you appreciated it. We hope to meet all of you again, ARRIVEDERCI!