After driving the dirt-road to Fungaia, we were stunned with the beautiful house that is La Canonica di Fungaia. At first we thought we had the wrong address, but yes, you should drive to the smal church. The church of Fungaia is in fact on thesame property.
Fungaia itself only housed four families while we were there. It was being renovated (Italian style, so it may take some time). You have nice hiking and cycling tracks around.
From a terrace you can see Siena in the distance, which is only a 15 minutes drive away. In the other direction you have the little town of Monteriggioni, also about 15 minutes away.
And in between, at La Canonica, you have utter silence where you can rest, relax in various lovely spots and even hammocks, have a nice swim at the pool, or sit in the common living room.
Claudia & Carlo are perfect hosts and did everything to make our 2 days here just perfect. We were truly being spoilt. Originally they are from Rome, so naturally they have first hand information of that city, but they have lots of recommendations for the local Siena area. One of their sons is a professional photographer, his photos can be found on the walls... you should check www.tommasogalli.it for more.
Breakfast is so much and lovely you want to try everything (but if you do, you will pop out of your pants/skirt/dress). It is not possible to have dinner here, this is a good opportunity to visit Monteriggioni (ask Claudia for recommendations).
The rooms are very nice and traditional decorated, with a very good and clean bathroom. Thanks to the thick walls, it was pleasantly cool (no airco available, but not necessary despite the 35+ degees outside).
All in all a little gem to come back to!
NB: We left a (bookcrossing.com) book here for other Dutch travelers to enjoy.
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