Croce di Bibbiano is a wonderful base for exploring Tuscany. Four of us stayed in a two bedroom, two bath apartment in this converted farmhouse on a holding on which they grow grapes and olives and produce wine and olive oil. The apartment (one of 5 or 6) was clean, spacious, and comfortable. The grounds are beautifully well-tended with many flowers and a nice pool. From its location on a hill, the views of the surrounding countryside, including a great view of San Gimignano, are spectacular. We spent several wonderful evenings drinking wine watching the sun set in the warm air. Just what one looks forward to on a visit to Tuscany!
The location is perfect for exploring Chianti and the western hill towns. San Gimignano is 7-8 km and Volterra is maybe 15 km. The town of Poggibonsi, about 10 km away, has a busy bus and train station with good, inexpensive connections to Florence and Siena (and free car parking). There’s a good grocery store not far away if you want to do your own cooking, but if you give Valeria enough notice, she will cook dinner for you and the food is wonderful! Her delicious authentic Italian meal will be served with their Crux Bibbiano wines. Fantastic!
Valeria was very helpful with suggestions for restaurants, transportation, places to visit, etc. Her warmth and her friendly staff made the stay even more enjoyable. Definitely a place we will stay at again.