Il Vecchio Maneggio was by far the best stay we had on our one week road trip to Tuscany. We only stayed for two nights but should have booked more.
The room Luna was clean, warm, quiet and with a lovely view over the green hills. The shower and toilet is new and there were toiletry products offered. The towels and sheets are local and handmade - a nice detail if you appreciate such things.
The breakfast is big: there are several home made cakes and sweets, eggs, fruitsalad, their delicious honeys, yoghurts, etc. - and if there is something you miss they ask for it.
The dinner is optional and costs 35 eur per person. Its completely worth every euro!! We had 6 courses prepared with love by Tiziana: starters, saffron rice, roast rosemary beef, local cheese with their home made honeys, apple tart.. You name it! Absolutely delicious and propably the best meal we had during our trip. All guests eat together in a big table which creates a warm atmosphere and it's nice to get to know new people. Food is accompanied with their own organic wines which are also delicious. I need to eat gluten free and for once, this was not made any problem and they took care of my restrictions from the start.
We went horse riding with Simone over the lovely hills around San Gimignano. The horses are well behaving and most suitable also for inexperienced riders. Besides the horse activities, They produce honey, wine, olive oil and saffron in the farm and if you ask for it, they are more than happy to show you around. We learned many new facts about bees and honey making,
Aside all the positive things mentioned I think we enjoyed the most warm atmosphere and caring attitude. You really feel welcome. Being from the Nordics and traveled quite a lot, we have rarely faced this sincere hosts.
I warmly recommend Il vecchio maneggio to anyone. Families, couples, singles - there is for sure something for everyone. The location is perfect next to beautiful San Gimignano, Chianti, Volterra, Firenze.. If you plan to go to Tuscany, make sure you book at least two nights. Feel free to ask me more details!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio Hotel San Gimignano
- Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany