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“Borgo 8” is a nice apartment in the historical centre of San Casciano in Val di Pesa.
We have reserved our guests a private parking spot in the closest public parking.
Guests can enjoy breathtaking sunsets on a beautiful, terracotta-paved terrace located in the house's spacious backyard facing the Pesa river valley. Moreover, guests can relax and laze in the sun in our olive tree garden, furnished with a table, garden chairs.
San Casciano, Florence, Chianti: San Casciano is a towns in the Chianti Classico area. Only four km out of town, guests can visit Niccolo Machiavelli's exile residence, where the famous author wrote his well-known masterpiece 'Il Principe' ('The Prince').
Florence is the most famous and closest touristic destination; it can be easily reached thanks to the excellent bus service. The bus stop is only 100 m away from our apartment.
The Chianti area, with its charming towns and luxurious vineyards, lies all around San Casciano. Farms and wineries can be visited for wine-tasting and local food shopping, such as olive oil, cheese and meats.
Since March 24 is open the Chianti's highest viewpoint: Chianti's tower, 34 meters high, from where you can admire over a large part of Tuscany.
Siena and Tuscany: Siena, worldwide known for the 'Palio' (July 2nd and August 16th) is only 35 minutes away.
San Gimignano with its antique house towers, can be reached within 20 minutes car drive, and Volterra, homeland of the ancient Etruscan civilization, is just 1 hour away by car as well as Pisa and Lucca. Beautiful beaches are also about 100 km away from us and, thanks to the highway, they are in easy reach for those guests who would like to explore the Tuscan seaside.
On request, we may book for you the tickets to visit the Uffizi or Accademia museums in Florence, in order to avoid you to queue outside the museums many hours.
Trattoria Cantinetta del Nonno – Via IV Novembre 18 (closed on Wednesdays)
Ristorante Il Fedino – Via Borromeo 9 (closed on Mondays) 055 828612
Cinque di vino - Viale San Francesco, 32 (closed on Mondays) – 055 8228116
Antica Fiaschetteria del Chianti - Piazza Pierozzi 24 (closed on Wednesdays)
Caffé del popolano - Via Machiavelli 34 - 055 822 8405 (closed on Mondays, lunch is reservations only)
Ristorante Villa Borromeo - Via Borromeo 110 - 055 8290118 (1.5 Km - 15 min by walk)
Pizzeria La Carbonaia - Via IV Novembre 124 - 055 828 344
Pizzeria Sotto Casa - Via Morrocchesi 4 (closed Tuesdays) - 055 829 4641
Our stay at the apartment of Roberto Cacciatori was beyond our expectations. The apartment itself is simply and beautifully decorated, has all the accouterments of home, and is immaculately clean. The location is ideal, within a minute's walk of the charming center of the ancient hill town of San Casciano, and an easy drive or bus ride to Siena and Florence. Parking in a private and secure area is provided with the rent, so that it is possible to explore the beautiful Tuscan and Chianti countryside, then return at the end of the day away from the turmoil of the cities. Most of all, we appreciated the gracious (and complete privacy) offered by the host family. We hope to return to this very setting before too long!
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My friend and I spent 10 wonderful days and nights in Roberto's apartment in San Casciano. We could not have dreamed of a better experience. The apartment is lovely, with every convenience, and it is kept immaculately clean by the owners. There is a beautiful garden in the back where we relaxed in the evening, with a glass of the excellent local wine. There are several great restaurants within easy walking distance. If you choose to cook for yourself, there are wonderful delicatessens and produce shops steps from the apartment.
The apartment is also very well situated for sightseeing, and there is no need to have a car. It is a very short walk to the bus stop that takes you to Florence, and from Florence there are buses available to many of the wonderful sites of Tuscany.
Enough cannot be said of the hospitality of Roberto and his family. We were as sad to leave them as to leave the wonderful apartment and village. There is no doubt we will return, and next time for a longer stay.
The apartment is located in the centre of San Casciano and is very cosy, clean and well equiped. But better than this is the extraordinary sympathy of Roberto and his family!
If you want to visit Firenze, Siena and the Chianti region it is the best place you can be! We will surely be back!
We stayed at Borgo 8 for two weeks, and had a wonderful time. The apartment is comfortable and has everything you need. Roberto and Costanza are excellent hosts, friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. They have a reserved car park space in a nearby parking building for the use of their guests. There are many shops, restaurants and bars only metres from the apartment and the Monday morning market in Piazza del Repubblica is not to be missed. There are many books, maps and tourist guides in the apartment, including a bus timetable for the Florence-Sienna bus which we found particularly useful. The apartment is less than 20 km from Florence and the bus costs only 2.60 euros each way. We love San Casciano, and would certainly stay again.
Wonderful Florence suburban apartment had everything needed for our stay / day-trips to Florence and Tuscany countryside. Easy bus ride to downtown and dedicated garage parking space for rental car. Short walk to several good restaurants (recommend Cinque Vino, in particular) & cafes. Fewer tourists in San Casiano if want to be immersed in Italian culture. Roberto was generous to pick us up at the train station, orient us to San Casiano, share his family homestead, answer all our questions and more. Like elsewhere, Vespas are common day and night; being on the first floor, you should sleep well with the bedroom window and wooden blinders closed.
We have just had the most wonderful holiday, staying in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, at the holiday apartment of Roberto and Costanza.
We were thrilled with our accommodation with it being so clean and tidy exactly as the pictures portray. There is everything that you need to make a holiday a success; A comfortable and well equipped home from home to return to at the end of a busy day. The town is perfectly situated to allow easy access to Florence by bus and to other major towns and cities in this beautiful part of the world via the autostrada.
Roberto could not have done more to assist us providing assistance with where to park, where to shop and where to visit. We were overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of our hosts. We arrived as strangers but left feeling that we had made new friends. Thank you so much for your contribution to our wonderful holiday. I can t recommend the booking of this apartment highly
enough, both for comfort and the of the welcome that we received. I look forward to returning in the future, there will be no need to search for anywhere else to stay.
Stewart and Kathy , England
5 years ago a dear friend of mine and myself stayed at this lovely two bedroom flat. 5 years later I will revisit this place and this time I will introduce my husband to Roberto. What I love this place the most is handy location and roomy apartment with friendly host. After a busy day in Florence I just want to come back here for a quiet evening (on holiday). I also love being among the true Chianti people to experience true local people's life. A bonus for a holiday.
Florence (15 km), Siena (46 km), San Gimignano (35 km) or Volterra (54 km), as well as Pisa and the whole Chianti area, are easily reached by bus or private car for a one-day excursion. San Casciano is a medieval town with well preserved city walls dating back to the Middle Ages, which offers visitors many an opportunity to enjoy their stay. Beautiful art works, delicious food and one of the best wines of the world (Chianti Classico Antinori), together with exciting one-day excursions in the surroundings, will make a vacation in San Casciano a unique experience. The local art museum shows works by such artists as Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Coppo di Marcovaldo.There's also an archeological section with Archer's pillar (VII b.C.) Visitors of the medieval church of the Misericordia will have the chance to admire masterpieces such as Simone Martini's Crucifixion Scene.
Other Activities: visiting Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti hills, Volterra, Pisa
Golf: At 12 Km. there is 'Golf Ugolino', the oldest Golf area of Florence.
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