Francigena's House. Tuscan countryside
- Parking available
- Smoking allowed
- Lockable room
|Address||Gracco del Secco, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||A week ago|
Includes: - a small entrance hall,
-Bathroom with shower, bidet, wc,
-Comfortable living room with a futon and coffee table.
-New kitchen with many amenities. Oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer available for use.
-Large and bright room with lovely green walls, furnished with a large wardrobe, double bed, two bedside tables and LED TV.
Small-mansarda a wardrobe.
Close to home: restaurants, bars, taverns, markets, bus stops,parking.
Distances by car: 20 minutes-Siena, San Gimignano 10 minutes, Florence 40 minutes, Volterra 30 minutes!
Minimum stay: two nights.From November to March use of radiators: pay as you go or with agreement between customer and owner; for info send a mail.
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
Very warm welcome by Simone. Arrival and departure possible basically any time due to his flexibility. However the looks at the outside could be disappointing, the inside of the apartment is terrific. The appartment is situated in a quite area of the ancient village with the village center easily accessable with an elevator. The appartment is perfectly accomodated with all household appliances and kitchen tools.
We recieved a warm welcome from Simone when we arrived at his apartement together with some Toscany delicacy
The apartment is big, clean has every thing you need and is situated at a nice town with a supermarket nearby.
Colle di Val d'Elsa lies in the middle of tuscany and from there The city's Florence, Sienna, Volterra, San Gimignano, Cecina beach and many other places are easy accessible.
Simone and his parents have been great hosts,and were very helpful.
If you ever want to visit Tuscany i reccomend his place.
Simone and his parents are very friendly. After a long trip from the Netherlands we were welcomed with a lovely surprise. The appartement of Simone is artistic, cosy, clean and close to the old center of the beautiful pittoresque village of Colle di Val d'Elsa.
The apartment is super nice, there is in an excellent ubication to visit many places around the village such us Siena or San Gimignano and also the village is one of the most beautiful of La Toscana. 100% recomended, Simone and their family are really nice, they gave us a bottle of Wine with our names and some aperitive
We had a wonderful time here in the old part of Colle Val d'Elsa in Simone's apartment with very warm reception by the owner. The hospitality is very remarkable and we had a good time next to places like San Gimignano and Siena.Thank you very much! Eugen
We had a great time and Simone and his family are very nice and welcoming. From here you can go everywhere in the surrounding villages and interesting places. The apartment is very clean and comfortable. You have everything you need. We will come again!
Great appartment and great hosts. The welcome was fantastic with aperitiff and wine, fresh spices basil, rosemary etc, fresh tomatos, and snack. The appartment is big and clean, and has all household utensils, washer, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen and basics like oil, salt, pepper, spices etc. Simone was great host, he told us about Tuscany, recomended types of wine and cheese, and helped with plans that we made for our trip. There is great choice of books and guides and maps of Tuscany so even if you come unprepaired you can plan your stay there on the spot. Price is very good for what you get. Stronly recomended.
It was just perfect! Colle di Val d'Elsa is a lovely little town in the heart of Tuscany. The apartment is great and you have everything you need.
Simone and his parents have been great hosts, warm-hearted and helpful in every situation.- Thank you so much!-
There's nothing more to say than : If you want to go to Tuscany, you won't find anything better, especially for that price!
The apartment is perfect for two people ... very comfortable and spacious, well served with everything you need (sheets, towels, rug for the bathroom, pans and cooking utensils, toaster, hair dryer ...). We found even of basic food products such as salt, oil, water and cheese in the fridge and the owners had left something for breakfast or for a snack.
The reception was SUPERB! Mr. Sergio, father of Simon, he waited until 15.00 (or maybe more) while being on November 1 and therefore a feast, and on arrival we offered an aperitif with appetizers. During this pleasant aperitif, it is offered to explain the history of Colle Val d'Elsa and even to accompany us on a visit to the city, but since our very short stay and fearing a shower we decided to take advantage of the sunny day to explore the surroundings.
Mr. Sergio then gave us a lot of helpful pointers on how to move and what to visit and gave us some useful guides for the entire territory of the Val d'Elsa and Siena.
From the apartment you can reach easily in fact many towns and cities, including Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni and the whole area of the Sienese Chianti and Val d'Elsa. Colle Val d'Elsa is also a very very pretty village and unfortunately underestimated, which is not mentioned in the guidebooks but is worth a visit as the other places. The view from the vantage points is very beautiful, and the walk through the streets of the country equally.
It is also possible to park in the village, close to the apartment in a convenient free parking (at least it was in November, but I assume it is in the other periods of the year!).
The overall experience is definitely EXCELLENT, we recommend this apartment for the kindness and hospitality of the owners, for the care with which it was decorated (Mr. Sergio is a talented painter) and for the beauty of the village and the surrounding area!
L'appartamento per due persone è perfetto...molto comodo e spazioso, ben servito di tutto ciò che serve (lenzuola, asciugamani, tappeto per il bagno, pentole e utensili da cucina, tostapane, phon...). Abbiamo trovato addirittura dei prodotti alimentari di base come sale, olio, acqua e formaggio e in frigo i proprietari avevano lasciato qualcosa anche per la colazione o per uno spuntino.
L'accoglienza è stata SUPERLATIVA! Il Sig. Sergio, papà di Simone, ci ha atteso fino alle 15.00 (o forse di più) pur essendo il 1 novembre e quindi una festività, e all'arrivo ci ha offerto un aperitivo con degli stuzzichini. Durante questo piacevolissimo aperitivo, si è offerto di spiegarci anche la storia di Colle Val d'Elsa e addirittura di accompagnarci in visita per la città, ma essendo il nostro un soggiorno molto breve e temendo l'acquazzone abbiamo pensato di approfittare della giornata di sole per visitare i dintorni.
Il Sig. Sergio ci ha quindi dato un sacco di indicazioni utili su come muoverci e cosa visitare e ci ha dato delle utili guide per tutto il territorio della Val d'Elsa e di Siena.
Dall'appartamento si raggiungono infatti comodamente moltissime città e paesi, tra cui Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni e tutta la zona senese del Chianti e della Val d'Elsa. Colle Val d'Elsa è poi un paesino molto molto grazioso e purtroppo sottostimato, che non viene citato nelle guide turistiche ma che MERITA una visita al pari degli altri posti. La vista dai punti panoramici è molto bella, e la passeggiata per le strade del paese altrettanto.
Inoltre è possibile parcheggiare in paese, vicino all'appartamento in un comodissimo parcheggio gratuito (a novembre almeno lo era, ma presumo lo sia anche negli altri periodi dell'anno!).
L'esperienza complessiva è sicuramente OTTIMA, consigliamo questo appartamento per la cortesia e l'ospitalità del proprietari, per la cura con cui è stato decorato (il Sig. Sergio è un bravissimo pittore) e per la bellezza del paesino e dei dintorni!
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