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“great to had the luck to find mario´s podere san luigi” 5 of 5 stars
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Loc. Pancole, 89 - Santo Pietro, 53037, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy   |  
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“great to had the luck to find mario´s podere san luigi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

the tuscany is a great place to be: beautiful landscape, interesting medieval cities, excellent wine and food and - GREAT PEOPLE! people like the giubbolini´s, who we had the luck to meet near pancole, in their very nice little podere san luigi! mario and his wife annalinda made our stay very pleasant, they had good tipps for trips, fulfilled all our wishes and - last but not least - they had a fine appartment for us, with a breathtaking view in the morning and with very lovely details inside!

we will recommend mario´s podere san luigi for sure and we will come back very soon hopefully!!!

take care, dear mario and annalinda

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

Fabulous apartment, stunning countryside, Mario and Annalinda are the perfect hosts, beautiful gardens, very relaxing, excellent location to get to key points. The best holiday we've had in years but do take mosquito repellent!

  • Stayed August 2010, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

Situated close to San Gimignano, Certaldo and convenient for Florence, Siena and many other favourites in Tuscany, this beautiful home with four only apartments is a real gem!
Mario and Annalinde are genuinely warm, knowledgeable, and helpful; a chance to dine with them and the other guests is not to be missed - homemade limoncello, and Annalinde's delicious food are truly wonderful!

We've been fortunate to stay three times so far - and will be back without doubt!

  • Stayed September 2009, 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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Boeblingen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

We stayed for two weeks in this place and enjoyed the beautiful house and its nice appartment. The host is a very kind couple that takes good care of the house, the garden and their guests. The appartements are sufficiently equiped and proper. The surrounding of the house is very quite (day and night) which is very relaxing. We rent the appartement with the small balcony which has morning sun and it is very nice to have the breakfast there.
The house is apprx. 6km away from S. Gimignano and 11km from Certaldo which are the next options to buy food and other stuff. Pancole, which is the very next village, has no bakery or any other shops. All interesting cities, e.g. Siena, Firenze, are to be reached within one hour by car.
We made our booking directly with the host and it went well.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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Bath, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

My husband and I first visit Mario & Annalinda in Podere San Luigi in 2004. Since then we have returned every year, always at different times to enjoy the different seasons ... sometimes twice, and taken many friends to enjoy what really is one of the best places in the world. We once booked the whole place! The refurbished old traditional farmhouse with four apartments are very unique with typical tuscan authentic antique furnishings. The rose garden and flowers you can smell as you wake up and eat breakfast outside, just before the first dip in a wonderful pool overlooking the tuscan hills. Mario & Annalindas hospitally is generous and giving, inviting us to many family meals in their adjacent home. Close to the wonderful San Gimigano with fabulous shopping and history. Recommend a car to explore Chianti hils and nearby villages. If you only go to one place in tuscany, go to Podere San Luigi.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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
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West London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

When we asked some well-travelled friends which of their many holiday villas they would return to, they unhesitatingly recommended Podere San Luigi. We took up their advice last September. How right they were.

It is a delightful place to stay and an ideal base from which to explore this charming part of Tuscany. Tucked away in the countryside a few kilometres from San Gimignano, Podere San Luigi is an old farmhouse which has been lovingly restored by Mario and Annalinda and now offers four very comfortable apartments, with large rooms furnished in traditional Tuscan style. The ground floor one is the largest and has the benefit of a terrace; of the three upstairs, only one has a balcony, but the other two have good views.

The pool is relatively new and beautifully located, surrounded by fruit trees and roses (Annalinda’s pride and joy – there are several hundred varieties, many of them ordered from England).

So far, so good, but what lifts Podere San Luigi a cut above the competition is the hospitality on offer. Everything is very well managed, and Mario likes nothing better than to share his love of the property and the area (for many years he was responsible for running the nearby mediaeval town of Certaldo) and takes great pains to ensure the comfort of the guests. A high point is the welcome dinner which everyone is invited to attend on the first Monday of their stay. It’s a great way to meet everyone staying at the property and to enjoy some excellent Italian home cooking.

We would certainly return, and by the look of the comments in the visitors’ book, so would many of the previous guests.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Whitchurch Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

From the moment we arrived we felt we had arrived home, our troubles and work live melt away as we enjoy the delights of this beautiful Tuscan farmhouse and garden and its owners mario and Annulinda. This is a perfect spot to enjoy the Tuscan atmosphere, visit Florence and Sienna or to travel further if you wish to. Mario can offer alsorts of advice on where to go and the history of Italy and lthe locality and the odd piece of European politics and how he likes the UK Royal Family! Annalinda cooks a fantastic Tuscan meal for all te guests once a week which is excellent and great way to mix with the other guests. There is nothing better than touring the local sites and returning to enjoy the pool and a siesta before taking in the evening entertainment. I would move here if I could but unfortunately the Euro exchange rate is not helping at the moment. We are returning for another fortnight to wash away all our troubles and stresses of work life in this beautiful location.

  • Liked — The ability to relax, the peace and tranquility
  • Disliked — mosquitoes
  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Loc. Pancole, 89 - Santo Pietro, 53037, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 101 Specialty Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the hills of San Gimignano, the ancient farmhouse impresses at first sight with its superb location and its wonderful garden.The visitor soon realises to be in one of the lovelies parts of Tuscany, in an idyllic verdant oasis where to relax under a shady pergola, near the splendid pool, enjoying an extensive view to vineyards, olive groves, hills bordered by cypresses, to the extent of woods and to the classic hills of Chianti. ... more   less 
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Podere San Luigi San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany

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