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Fonte del Castagno

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Via delle Fonti 3/a, 53048, Sinalunga Italy
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Among the terre di Siena rolling hills that overlook the Valdichiana, Villa 'Fonte del Castagno' is the ideal sojourn/holiday spot in the heart of the most fascinating area of Tuscany as far as art, culture and landscape are concerned. The possibilities of creating amazing itineraries and tasting fabulous food and wines are endless! Our three picturesque apartments are the result of a sensitive restoration of the old stables of an historic, noble palace, placed beside the fonte del castagno - the old village fountain built in 1265. The original features of the apartments have remained unaltered so that the massive chestnut beams and ceilings with ancient brick vaults can be admired in their original splendor. The comfortable furnishings are mainly antiques, in keeping with the architectural features of the apartments. In front of the apartments there are large, panoramic gardens arranged on various levels and shaded by trees. Each apartment has its own outdoor private area with furniture and a barbecue. There is a lovely swimming-pool in the garden In addition to providing all of the amenities most often found typically only in countryside properties, Villa 'Fonte del Castagno's unique location in the medieval center of Sinalunga is only steps away from the main square. There you will find cafes', restaurants, shops, the vibrant market on Tuesday mornings and village life. The Holiday Home Fonte del Castagno's central location in the heart of the Terre di Siena and Val di Chiana allows you to discover many wonderful large towns and small villages in any direction you choose. Sinalunga is the area of origin of the Chianina, the largest and one of the oldest cattle breeds in the world. You can eat the famous bistecca alla fiorentina, produced from its meat, in many restaurants in this area. The hilltop towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, renowned for their wines such as Nobile and Brunello, are nearby. Visit Pienza, taste the pecorino cheese and tour the surrounding Val d'Orcia - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also within the immediate vicinity you will find the timeless landscape of the Crete Senesi, the white truffles of San Giovanni d'Asso and many other little villages where the best olive oil of Tuscany is produced. Another area close by is Chianti, which is famous for the wine. Siena, home of the Palio, the exciting horse race in the Campo, is famous all over the world. This beautiful city as well as Cortona, Lake Trasimeno and Arezzo are all less than a 30 minutes' drive, and you can reach Florence, Perugia, San Gimignano and Assisi in less than one hour. Rome is only one hour and a half away. It is also possible to reach all of these places by train and by bus from the station in Sinalunga. The Holiday Home 'Fonte del Castagno' is very close to the famous thermal baths of Tuscany: Rapolano Terme, Montepulciano, Chianciano Terme, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni di San Filippo and San Casciano dei Bagni. We have an agreement with some of these spas, where you can take advantage of special discounts on the entrance to the hot pools and on beauty treatments. For mountain-lovers Monte Amiata is one hour's drive away. There you can ski in winter or take lovely walks in the other seasons of the year, and also eat some very tasty chestnuts! Whether you are looking to experience Italy's history with its culture, art, gastronomy, landscapes, festivals, sports (walking/hiking, cycling, horseback riding, golf, tennis, swimming, etc.), the owner and manager Roberto will be happy to assist you in all ways possible. All this is waiting for you here in Tuscany! The three picturesque apartments are the result of the restoration of an old warehouse built beside an historic, noble palace adjacent to the fonte del castagno, the old village fountain built in 1265. Each apartment has free wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, satellite tv, heating, and its own private terrace with outdoor furniture and barbecue. The apartments : Apartment 'La Limonaia' people : 2+1 (36 mq) The apartment is on two levels. On the ground floor: sitting-dining room with kitchenette, french sofa-bed and bathroom with shower. On the mezzanine level there is a double bed, reached by a staircase. The apartment also has free wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, satellite tv, heating and on request air conditioning. Outside there is a private pergola with furniture and barbecue. Apartment 'Gli Archi' people : 3+2 (75 mq) First floor apartment composed of a large open-concept kitchen, dining -living room with fireplace. In this space there is a double sofa-bed, one single bed , and bathroom with shower. There is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. The apartment also has free wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, satellite tv and heating. Outside there is a private terrace with furniture and barbecue. Apartment 'Le Volte' people : 5+2 (78 mq) Ground floor apartment composed of a sitting-dining room with kitchen and double sofa-bed. There are two double bedrooms, one with an additional single bed, and both with en-suite bathrooms with showers. The apartment also has free wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, satellite tv and heating .Outside there is a private terrace with furniture and barbecue.
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mejooley wrote a review Sep 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom42 contributions18 helpful votes
Had a lovely two weeks stay in La Volta during August. We were lucky to be around when the sagra was in town, but even after it had packed up the accordions, the village has a lovely very untouristy feel - really living like a local, filling up water at the spring tap in the piazza after coffee and pastries in the morning and then eating gelato with the locals at 10pm. The apartment suited us just fine, even though there was a family upstairs above us, we didn't hear any noise from them at all. The pool was great too. Roberto is a cheerful host and nothing was too much trouble.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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cwpsimmons wrote a review Aug 2015
Durham, United Kingdom22 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed in La Limonaia for our honeymoon and had an absolutely fantastic time. The owner of the appartments was brilliant, friendly and extremely helpful (for example he drove us to the supermarket as we came without a car, and took us on a tour of hilltop towns in the area for a small charge). The gardens and swimming pool were beautiful and well kept. The appartment was great, particularly the secluded shaded area outside where we could sit and eat. A minutes walk away is the centre of Sinalunga (old town) which is completely unspoilt and full of character. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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frieda-f wrote a review Oct 2013
Greensburg, PA224 contributions93 helpful votes
We returned to Sinalunga after our first visit five years ago because we had such a wonderful experience the first time. Once again, we weren't disappointed. Roberto is a wonderful landlord and the property is as beautiful as always. We stayed in the smallest apartment, La Limonaia. We had the place to ourselves for most of the week. Very peaceful and quiet. We were happy to see that the cats have multiplied significantly since our last stay (but don't worry if you're not a cat person, they'll hide unless you seek them out). We will keep going back to Fonte del Castagno as long as it is there!
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Date of stay: September 2013
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Jakob H wrote a review Nov 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark3 contributions4 helpful votes
Our stay in Fonte del Castagno in July lived up to our high expectations. The appartement was very nice and we enjoyed the evenings at the veranda. We appreciated the beautiful garden and made good use of the swimmingpool - we almost had it for ourselves. Our host Roberto was very friendly so we definitely want to come back. Sinalunga was also a very nice town whith old houses and small shops and restaurants. Living so close to the square was nice. Jakob Haugaard Copenhagen, Denmark
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Date of stay: July 2012
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Jason G wrote a review Oct 2012
Mackay, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
My Partner and I stayed at Fonte del Castagno during our Italy travels from Australia. We stayed in the little villa called 'La Limonaia' which felt traditional & comfortable for our weeks stay there. The villa was fully self contained and very comfortable. We enjoyed doing some home cooking with the regions fresh food & wine! Our host Roberto was so helpful and friendly. Each day Roberto would sit down with us and show us on the map the 'must see' spots in this beautiful part of Italy. We used Fonte del Castagno as a base and set out in our little Fiat hire car every day to visit and explore this region. Robertos recommendations and knowledge of the area was invaluable and much appreciated. We would recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to experience Tuscan life and wanting to relax after extensive touring of Italy. A great place to wind down and relax. Roberto works really hard in keeping the place clean and beautifully landscaped. Hope we can get back there one day and do it all again! Jason & Leona Mackay. Australia.
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$92 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ItalyTuscanyProvince of SienaSinalunga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fonte del Castagno
Which popular attractions are close to Fonte del Castagno?
Nearby attractions include Gelateria Bar l'Angolo (0.07 miles), Bar La Stazione Sinalunga (0.5 miles), and Parrocchia San Pietro ad Mensulas (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fonte del Castagno?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Fonte del Castagno?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Fonte del Castagno?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fonte del Castagno?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fonte del Castagno?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizzeria Ristorante Cirifo', Forcillo Ristorante Locanda, and Ristorante La Sirena.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fonte del Castagno?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Fonte del Castagno located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the center of Sinalunga.
Are pets allowed at Fonte del Castagno?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fonte del Castagno?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Fonte del Castagno?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata (4.4 miles), Chiesetta Del Giglio In Lucignano (3.9 miles), and Rocca Senese Di Lucignano (4.4 miles).