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“A great holiday on a lovely farmhouse” 5 of 5 stars
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La Fornace di Racciano
San Gimignano, Italy   |  
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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“A great holiday on a lovely farmhouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed at this pretty farmhouse in August 2012. The owner, his family and staff were very friendly. They served a nice continental breakfast and we found the price for our room very reasonable (only about 75 Euros per day) The apartment had a small lounge area, comfortable bed and was very well equiped with air con and a kitchenette which we used for lunch and breakfast on some days.

I'd definitely recommend this accomodation for couples and families for a relaxing, authentic, sight seeing holiday. Great location, only a few minutes drive to the centre of San Gimignano. We went to some great restaurants nearby and really enjoyed the wandering the town in the evening. A great location for visiting Florence and Sienna by car or train.

Lovely swimming pool area with big gazebo, pretty gardens with beautiful views of vine yards and San Gimignano's towers. Very hot in August, approx 30 degrees but so beautiful to drive about and explore the countryside.

Cheap supermarket is about 10 minutes drive near the town of Poggisbonsi. There is one in San Gimignano but its twice the price because of the tourists!

Easy to book this place through their website and good correspondance with the owner via emails. Thank you for a great holiday Cristiano, family and Bridgitte :)

We hope to return soon x

Room Tip: We stayed in the apartment rosa and it was great for two people
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

We loved the farmhouse. It was spacious and clean. It overlooked the hills of Tuscany. Amzaing!!! The pool was nice to unwind. San Gimignano was a nice little middle ages town. Some reviews of the town said it was flooded with tourism. I honestly thought the town was well preserved and not over crowded. It was closed to cars so the kids could run freely through the narrow streets.
The caretaker at the farmhouse was so helpful and hospitable. They served a modest continental breakfast for 7euro pp./a fair price. They sold his own EVOO. He also sold wines from his friends wine orchards. 6euro a bottle was a nice price. All in all this was a lovely stay and good value.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

After running away from a bad hotel we decided to basically drive around the San Gimignano area and find a good place to stay. We found this hidden place by coincidence and we loved it...
It has a great location over looking the San Gimignano towers... It's an old villa / farm renewed into a six room B&B / apartments. We had a good sized room with a large kitchen and one double bed. A little run down but by Italian standards it was in very good condition. Breakfast was a bit boring but for the 85 Euros we paid per night it was a great option and a good value. Lovely restaurant just up the street (again amazing view and the BEST Nutella Pizza you are EVER gonna eat!) and as it's a dead end street - the hotel is very quiet!
Very nice pool in the back of the B&B which we enjoyed a lot. Private free parking with closed gate at night. Being there felt really nice. a great central location for Tuscany: Sienna, Voltera etc

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
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Ranked #14 of 101 Specialty Lodging in San Gimignano
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Number of rooms: 14
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