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“Lovely hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio

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Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio
Loc. Sant' Andrea 22, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy   |  
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Harvard MA
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“Lovely hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We (my daughter and I) only stayed one night, but I wish we had stayed more. The dinner on Friday night was the highlight with everyone sat around the table, and Tiziana serving up delightful dishes and wines, along with her great sense of humour. Ask her about her trip to Boston ;)
Great place, wonderful view of San Gimignano. Would love to go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We have just returned from a trip around Italy. Our stay at Il Vecchio Maneggio was our favourite part of the holiday.:we liked it so much that we stayed an extra night.
The farmhouse itself is traditional,clean and well presented, as was the room we stayed in.
Tiziana, the 'hostess' and her family are very welcomming.
A traditional, home-cooked dinner is served each evening- the meal incorporates organic produce of the farm:-, honey, saffron, olive oil and wine ( which flows freely with the meal) We really enjoyed the dinner and that was good value for the quality and quantity of the food.
The Tuscan Countryside surrounds the farm house with the town of San Gimignano being visible on the horrizon- we had a car but I think it would be possible to walk even if quite time consuming.
We would reccomend Il Vecchio Maneggio to our friends and would hope to stay there again ourselves!

  • Stayed January 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 8, 2012

My husband and I booked Il Vecchio after reading the reviews and therefore we had high expectations. We were not disappointed and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Tiziana and Lisa were there to welcome us. We were shown to our delightful rustic room which had fantastic views over the countryside and stables. After unpacking it was down for a welcome drink and a chat. We were given lots of information and ideas about where to visit during our stay Lots of people seem to book for 3 or 4 nights but we had booked for 7. It was ideal as each morning after breakfast we would visit one of the medieval towns ( lots of them within 30 minutes to an hour). These are very interesting and wonderful to visit. After lunch we would return for a relaxing afternoon by the pool whilst enjoying the most wonderful views. Early evening could be a horseback ride around the area or just preparing for the evening. After drinks on the patio and introductions to other guest, Tiziana or one of the children ( If any were staying ) would ring the bell and we would go in for dinner. WOW, We started at 8-00pm and could still be there at 11-00pm after being fed 5 courses of traditional Tuscan food. Tiziana is definitely the star of the show, but boy can she cook. Along with the fantastic food you are served the wine which is produced on the farm as well as desert wine, Grappa and a digestive wine. Not one person ever complained of a hangover so I put that down to the organic wine being very pure. After a great evening it was just upstairs to bed with no worry about driving. We met some really lovely people during our stay and I am sure we will keep in touch with some of them. We will definitely go back as I now feel like family. Infact Tiziana if you read this and you are short of help, contact me and I will be over to help clean the rooms or anything!
Come on you brits, get booking. We were the only Brits there and I cannot understand why. This is a real taste of wonderful Tuscan hospitality. You will not regret it as it really is a fantastic experience. Wonderful people, Wonderful Food, Beautiful countryside and wonderful Tiziana, her family and Lisa.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We love you and we love Il Vecchio.
Jean and John.

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  • Stayed June 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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Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Our family stayed here for 2 nights and had a wonderful experience. We were traveling with 2 teenagers and we all agreed it was the favorite part of our trip to Italy. Tiziana and everyone there made us feel so welcome. It's a beautiful location and easy to do day trips. Our rooms were very clean and the evening meal was the highlight each day. Can't say enough good things about the food and the fun we had sharing an evening with other travelers at the dinner table. We would go back and stay longer if we ever have the chance!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Logan, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We recently spent four days at the agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio and it was a wonderful place for our family of four to stay on our first visit to Tuscany. Hostess Tziana and her husband make you feel like family the instant you arrive and it will remain that way throughout your stay. Tiziana loves children of any age and goes out of her way to s/mother them with affection which made our two teenagers feel very at home and happy. We wanted our kids to have cultural immersion during our two and a half weeks in Italy and France and this was exactly the kind of experience we hoped to have.

The 13th century walled town of San Gimignano is clearly visible on a hilltop across the valley from IVM and Florence, Siena, and Volterra were all about 45 minute drives away making IVM a convenient base for visiting major Tuscan attractions. Tiziana and Elisa are always ready and eager to help you plan your day trips.

A breakfast buffet and multicourse dinner are part of your stay at IVM and the food was unbelievable. While the breakfasts are terrific, the dinners, starting promptly at 800p each evening, include outstanding freshly prepared local cuisine including out of this world pasta dishes, main courses, cheese and IVM-produced honey, deserts and wonderful (and unlimited!) IVM bottled wines. Tiziana is renowned for her expertise on growing and cooking with saffron and we were fortunate enough to have saffron rice during one of the dinners (another evening we had the greatest lasagna –EVER!) The dinners are served family-style and we enjoyed delightful conversation long into the evening with not only other house guests but also dinner guests from neighboring agriturismos.

The bedrooms with private baths are clean and comfortable. The pool is large and refreshing. The family had a fun ride on IVM horses through the forest and vineyards. The kids caught fireflies after dinner. I was able to wander through the IVM vineyards and study vine pruning and trellising to apply to my own grapevines back home in the US. Tiziana can give Italian cuisine and cooking lessons. Overall, our stay at IVM was the highlight of our entire trip to both Italy and France! It would be wonderful to be there in the fall to experience the saffron and grape harvests and wine bottling. Next trip!

There may be agriturismos with greater panache and elegance, but if experiencing the charm and energy of Tuscan farm life, eating delicious regional foods and dishes, sleeping in the peaceful countryside after daily visits to hectic tourist-filled cities, and making new and warm friendships are what you seek in your travels, you’ll find them all at Il Vecchio Maneggio.

Thank you Tiziana! Carol, Clara, Ethan, and Larry

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

My husband and I did not stay here, but were referred by another agriturismo for the trail riding. It was such a lovely experience, I'm already scheming ways to get back! Our guide was great, and he took us all over the countryside, through vineyards, woods and fields. He was wonderful, and the setting was breathtaking!
After, we sampled some of their wines (delicious!), and then came back later for lunch, which was also incredible. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, and this was the highlight of our entire trip!

  • Stayed June 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 Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Don't hesitate to stay at Il Vecchio Maneggio if your touring the Tuscany region. You will be treated like family by the owners Tiziana and her husband. The staff is equally friendly and personable. We shared wonderful meals with people from all over the world. It was a wonderful experience. Our family would do it again in an instant and we would recommend it to anyone.

Il Dottore, Lena, Cristoph & Gabrielle

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Loc. Sant' Andrea 22, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 99 Specialty lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming typical farmhouse, whose name could not be different from "Il Vecchio Maneggio" (the old Horseback Riding Centre), set on top of a hill, enjoys lovely views over the Tuscan countryside. The Pieraccini family, the owners of this organic farm, have always lived here, working the land, rearing horses and keeping bees. The old farmhouse, which has been recently restored retaining the original features of this typical Tuscan country house, today can accommodate guests in the family-run agriturismo "Il Vecchio maneggio," which offers 5 comfortable rooms; the fully equipped kitchen where Tiziana, an experienced and excellent cook, transforms the farm products and other local specialties into delicious meals, served in the large dining room whose patio doors enjoys lovely views of the medieval town of San Gimignano and of the surrounding countryside. Guests are free to discover the activities and the daily life at the farm such as harvesting, picking the olives, extracting honey, feeding horses and other animals of the farm. ... more   less 
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Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany

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