About the property
- Apartment1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS AND PRIVATE GARDEN WITH WONDERFUL WIEW
Colloritto is an old farmhouse in a hill top position in the wonderful countryside west of Siena. It lies 12 Km far from Casole d’Elsa and Radicondoli, both typical medieval villages still retaining their charm and original character. Colloritto is a perfect jump off point to explore the enchanting Tuscany, including the Maremma seashore. City of art such as Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Massa Marittima are easily accessible on good roads. Colloritto was built over an Etruscan site. The place was inhabited since then. The nature lovers will enjoy the river reserves and wildlife sanctuaries of the area. Culinary specialities from land and sea await your discovery. The famous wine region “Chianti” is only 25 km away. Each of the two apartments has its own patio and garden, from which our guests can enjoy the panoramic views and peace.
A small pool is available.
Beside this, there are several rivers in the area (Merse, Pavone, farma and Cecina) with clean waters and good streams. The free and open thermal baths are in Petriolo, 30 km from Colloritto, where hot water flows in the river Farma, offering a hot-cold swimming option. Thermal baths with entrance fee also in Rapolano terme. A very nice public pool is in the town of Colle di Val d'Elsa.
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- Mar 15, 2018
PATRIZIA AND ME LIVE IN ANOTHER APARTMENT OF THE FARMHOUSE SINCE 1994. BESIDE THE RENTAL BUSINESS, I WORK ALSO AS INSURANCE AND BANKING ADVISOR. THE PROPERTY WAS RENTED BY MY PARENTS IN 1972 AND THEY USED IT FOR YEARS JUST FOR GARDENING, RELAXING AND SUNDAY LUNCHES. WE BOUGHT IT IN 1986 AND STARTED TO RENEW AND RENT IT. I WAS BORN IN THE NEARBY TOWN OF COLLE DI VAL D'ELSA, WHILE PATRIZIA COMES FROM ROVIGO. WE GOT MARRIED IN SINGAPORE WHERE WE LIVED FOR 3 YEARS WHEN I WAS WORKING WITH MPS BANK.
Gabriele purchased this Apartment in 1986
Why Gabriele chose Casole d'Elsa
THIS PLACE HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUR DREAM LOCATION. WE MISSED IT WHEN WE WERE LIVING ABROAD
What makes this Apartment unique
WONDERFUL WIEW AND LARGE NATURE PARK AROUND THE PROPERTY. ON THE OTHER HAND WE ARE NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. FROM HERE CAN EASILY REACH BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES WITH SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS, AND CITIES OF ART LIKE SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO, MONTALCINO, VOLTERRA, FIRENZE.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful villa in a great location and very relaxing
I have stayed all over the central Tuscany region in agriturismos, borgos, hotels and private villas and I have finally found the perfect location and accommodations for my visits. Colloritto is a fantastic space on the ground floor of a 500 year old country home in the beautiful Tuscan hills. The Olmi “apartment” consists of 2 large bedrooms, large kitchen fully equipped, one bathroom with shower and two large living areas; one with a large wood burning fireplace (plenty of firewood) the other with a billiard table. There are multiple terraces with comfortable seating all around the villa and depending on the time of day you will seek out the perfect spot to soak in the tranquility. The owners who stay in the upstairs apartment at times are extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the region and are always willing to give you excellent advice. They do not invade your privacy in anyway and actually are only there when you need them.
Travelers who know this region of Tuscany should consider this property for their next stay.
Check out Gippo very nearby for bicycle rentals of all types including power assisted and Vespa’s. I won’t even begin to write about the villages and restaurants nearby or you would be reading a book.
A Little Bit of Heaven
I Loved Olmi House in Coloritto (Olmi is the apartment in the big house - Coloritto!). The place was spotless and oh so authentic. For a house that is over 500 years old, it is very comfortable. If you are looking for luxury accommodations, keep looking. But if you are looking for gorgeous views and nature, this is it. The owners, Gabriele and Patrizia are super people. They go out of their way to see that you have everything that you need. There was a bottle of wine and a bottle of water waiting for me. I was weary of directions after getting lost coming from Florence. I got totally confused and didn't go far enough on the road. I called Gabriele and he drove to me and I followed him to Collorito.
There are 9-10 outdoor cats and I loved watching them. Some are friendlier than others. You don't have to have any interaction with them if you prefer. I will come back here to stay. There are many beautiful Tuscan Hill towns around. It's not far from San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra and Colle di Val d'Este (great for the old part of town on a hill). There are several restaurants within 10-15 kilometers. There's a very good one in Monsanto - there's only one! I definitely recommend a stay here😊 Thank you Patrizia and Gabriele!
Wonderful, Peaceful and Easy!
My husband and I rented the Granaio apartment while on our honeymoon and it was perfect! The owners where very friendly and welcoming, even after we arrived late do to some flight troubles. It was quite, clean, and had an amazing view with a small patio. Having a place to cook some of our own meals was important to us and the small kitchen had everything we needed. The apartment was comfortable and had wifi which was very helpful. It is perfectly located for day trips. Our favorites were Florence, Sienna, San Gimignano, and some local vineyards, all an easy drive. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, when we come back to Italy we will definitely stay again!
Thank you, very kind, it was also our pleasure to have you here!
Our Stay at Colorito
We stayed at the Olmi House at Colloritto between 4th and 8th of April 2011. The owner, Gabriele, was very responsive and helpful during booking the house. The house was very clean, nicely decorated and has all the amenities you may need (including a WiFi) during a rural stay. The house has an amazing garden with a breathtaking view which is perfect for barbeque's and al fresco dining. The location is very close to Siena,Florence,and San Gimignano. The owners are extremely friendly, helpful and hospitable. We enjoyed our stay very much and would love to go back to Colloritto. We rate our experience as excellent.
Sehr charmante Unterkunft mit noch charmanterem Vermieter-Ehepaar
Das Haus ist sehr ruhig gelegen mit schönem Grundstück und herrlichem Blick in die Landschaft. Ideal für eine Familie mit zwei Kindern. Die Lage ist günstig für Ausflüge nach Siena, Volterra oder San Gimignano. Ein Auto ist unerlässlich.
Thank you, it was really a pleasure to have you here!
Das Haus war wunderbar ! Die Lage einfach perfekt, alleine auf einem Hügel mit toller Aussicht, ein perfekter Ort um sich zu erholen und die Ruhe zu genießen. Jedoch ist man schnell in den umliegenden Städten, wie Florenz, Sienna, Volterra, San Gimmigano usw. Das Haus war sehr sauber und gepflegt. Der Pool wurde jeden Tag gereinigt. Die Vermieter waren sehr nett und unkompliziert.
Cities of art like Firenze, Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena, the scenic area "Le Crete" south of Siena and the Chianti wine region are easily reachable from our property. The villages nearby, Radicondoli and Mensano are little jewels each one with its good restaurant. It is possible also to spend a day or two on the beaches of Follonica or Marina di Grosseto. We will tell you here what are our favourite spots.