|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Pettirosso is the most inviting flat with its own quiet spacious garden with good tubs, furniture and barbecue and a private balcony. A green painted iron staircase leads up to the balcony, well equipped to eat outside or sunbathe. French windows open into the spacious bedroom, with wrought iron bedsteads and sunny yellow curtains and covers. The well fitted shower room is white and furnished with terracotta; and the very comfortable living room with a neat kitchen corner again opens onto the balcony. This is a secluded and charming place to stay.
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The landscape surrounding the little hamlet of Gavignano is completely quiet and unspoiled, making a perfect setting for a country holiday, ideal for gentle walks and picnics. The towers of S. Gimignano are just visible across the valley. Podere OLiveta which translates as 'Olive grove Farm' consists of 5 different apartments which enjoy a pretty location up in the hills .Each apartment has its own independent entrance and own garden area with barbecue. Much careful thought has gone into decoration, furnishing and ensuring the apartments are equipped down to the last detail. There is a swimming pool surrounded by a sun terrace which has stunning views overlooking the rolling olive clad hills, the sprinkling of cypresses trees and the majestic towers of S. Gimignano in the distance. Local wine and olive oil can be bought nearby. Podere Oliveta enjoys a location with easy access to the main routes to Florence and Siena.
Podere Oliveta is a good choice for exploring central Tuscany. The main attractions of the region can be reached very easily. The highway which connects Florence to Siena is only 3 km distant. And the villa's location only 3 km from the railway station of Poggibonsi is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Poggibonsi (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1. hour). The train ride takes about 30 minutes to Siena and 1. hour to Florence. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station 'Santa Maria Novella' to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 1 km from centre, and you may have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill or take the escalator.
Tuscany/Siena Province : visit the world famous Piazza del Campo , for centuries has been the centre stage of the Palio,theindisputable symbol of Siena. Ancients medieval cities like San Gimignano,Lucca ,Arezzo,Firenze ,and many unknown villages,chapels,castles,museum. There are thousands of masterpieces to be discovered. Throughout the year there are a lot of exhibitions,festivals,markets,and sporting events involving residents as well as tourists.
See the official web site from the Sienese Tourist Board ,Terre di Siena, and enjoy exploring.
nearest travel links:
airport : Florence : 40 Km.
railway : Poggibonsi : 3 Km.
Tuscany has 2 international airports , one near Pisa (also low cost flights) the other in Florence.
Checkout for flights on www.ryanair.com ,www.easyjet.com , www.britishairways.com as well as Lufthansa, swissair an so on .
Contact us for further details on the best way to reach the property .
sports and leasure : La Badia Golf Club ( 8 holes) is only 7 km. from the property
Castelfalfi golf club (18 holes) is 25 km. far
Pleasure and relaxation are guaranteed by the treatments with thermal sring water at:
Gambassi Terme ( 15 km.)
Rapolano Terme with beautiful outdoor hot sring water ( 40 km .)
Play tennis at the tennis club ( 1,8 km . )
Walk freely for miles from the property through the hills of chianti passing by vineyards, woods and stunning views .
You can taste our wine directly from the producers nearby .
During your stay you may have cooking lessons nearby (please book in advance)
restaurants: Several of Italy's top reastaurants are within close driving distance including the two Michelin stars 'Arnolfo' Restaurant, in Colle val d'Elsa where you can enjoy renowned chef Gaetano Trovato's delicacies, and famous fish restaurants like ' Alcide ' and 'La Galleria' in Poggibonsi .
the area is full of small ' Trattoria ' where you can enjoy typical tuscan food .
The position of the property was perfect, ideally suited for visiting all the main places of interest. The pool was superb and had fabulous views of the area and San Gimnano. Fabio and his wife were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. I would recommend this property to friends and family without hesitation.
Such a treat to have Oxford-schooled Fabio and French-speaking Annamarie as our hosts.
Of course they both speak Italian.
On the uppermost area there is an incredible large well-kept pool with roses galore and views that I couldn’t stop painting each morning. Evenings we sat there in the quiet to watch the long Tuscan sunset. 40 minutes by bus to Florence, but minutes by car to Chanti Country, Sienna, Volterra (our favorite hill town of all), and several other wonderful hill towns.
The beds were quite comfortable; Kitchen well supplied. Everything was meticulously cared for, as were we. Each unit not only has a patio or deck with table/chairs but also a grass area with table, lawn chairs, b-b-q- - all of your own. In addition we used the picnic table far out near chickens for dinner one night, for a different sunset perspective.
Most often in the evening Fabio would talk with us about our plans for the next day and how to make the most of it. I appreciated his local ‘political and community’ involvement and his stories of same. What a tale for my husband, an architect, to hear what it takes to get paperwork through the city of Sienna…or wherever.
There are several different and lovely units to choose from, so review them all. Next time we may enjoy the centuries old cave structure. Each has character and lots of privacy. There is NO noise at night, but bugs and birds. Can’t wait to go back.
Perfekt gelegen für Touren in die gesamte Toskana! Trotz einer deutlich verspäteten Anreise mitten in der Nacht ist der Vermieter Fabio freundlich und hilfsbereit zur Schlüsselübergabe und Einweisung erschienen. Dank seiner Hilfe haben wie uns gut zurecht gefunden, konnten am Morgen direkt einkaufen (Zur Not hätte er uns auch das Notwendigste in den Kühlschrank gelegt!) und die erste Excursion starten. Selbst mit unserem Fiat 500 ließen sich alle Ziele wunderbar erkunden.
Das Appartement ist sauber und gut ausgestattet. Die Betten sind bequem auch für große und schwere Personen. Im Bad mit wunderbar heißer, kräftiger Dusche gibt es sogar ein Bidet! Die Ausstattung mit Laken und Handtüchern (klein, mittel, groß x2 + Küchenhandtuch) guter Qualität ist ausreichend, allerdings empfiehlt sich die Mitnahme eines weiteren Lakens, wenn man die Tage in einem der tollen natürlichen Thermalbäder ausklingen lassen möchte. Die Heizung für kühle Herbstabende funktionierte tadellos. Frühstücksbalkon und Garten sind für 2 Personen perfekt ausgestattet. Die frühmorgendliche Abreise war wiederum dank des flexiblen Vermieters sehr unkompliziert. Der Pool war leider im Oktober schon geschlossen.
Wir haben uns in unserer kleinen Wohnung sehr wohl gefühlt, der Pool ist sehr sauber und man hat von dort einen schönen Blick in die Landschaft. Florenz und Siena sind per Zug sehr gut zu erreichen. Um etwas einzukaufen braucht man ein Auto, ein sehr schöner Supermarkt ist nicht weit entfernt. Geschirr in der Küche ist sehr knapp aber ausreichend vorhanden. Der Vermieter Fabio ist sehr sympathisch und spricht sehr gur Englisch.
Sehr schöne, stilvoll eingerichtete Ferienwohnung für 2; mit Klima/Pool und allem notwendigen.
Etwas abgelegen, daher sehr ruhig und dennoch zentral zu den Top-orten der Toscana:
Florenz, Siena, Pisa.
Sehr gut ! Und dann ein netter Verwalter, noch besser!
Eine gemütliche Ferienwohnung in einer schönen Anlage mit
sauberem ordentlichen Pool und Liegemöglichkeiten mit Aussicht!
Dazu mehrere Sitzgruppen incl. Balkon und Garten und Grill.
Gute Betreuung durch den charmanten und kompetenten Fabio.
Kommen geren wieder!!
Podere Oliveta is located 200m from the hamlet to Gavignano. Set on the top of the hill which overlooks the whole country side. It is in the center of Tuscany with easy access to main routes towards Florance (30min by car), Siena (20min), Volterra, San Gimignano, the villages and castles of Chianti. In the area you can find good restaurants and shops.
Arriving by car from the north: leave the highway A1 'Autostrada del Sole' at the exit Firenze Certosa and take the motorway Firenze-Siena. Drive along (34km) this road as far as Poggibonsi Nord. At the roundabout folow the directions to Poggibonsi centre and drive for about 500m. Turn left in to the first road on your left towards Gavignano and drive for other 1,8km. Pass the little hamlet of Gavignano and the end of the asphalted road you'll see a sign Oliveta on your right. Coming from the South: drive until Siena and then follow the direction towards Firenze. Take the motorway Siena-Firenze till the exit of Poggibonsi Nord.