My wife and I and our 2 traveling companions thoroughly enjoyed our 2-week stay at Podere Casalsole in Gambassi Terme. The apartment, La Spiga, was a fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen/dining and living area with a patio. Our host, Gina, and her 2 sons took excellent care of us and help us to find great restaurants. The Podere (farm) is a working farm and it was great to see all the activity happening around us. The closest town, Certaldo, was only minutes and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. The Coop Supermarket was only 5 minutes away and is a large, modern supermarket. The cities of San Gimignano, Florence, Siena, and Impruneta are all less than 1 hour away by car.
You will need a car to get around and to visit these and other cities/towns and the Chianti Wine County Towns. The roads can be narrow at time, so be extra careful when navigating.
The apartment also has a terrific heating and air conditioning unit (2) and a gas fired hot-water-on-demand system. No having to wait to take showers.
Getting there: It can be tricky because my Garmin did not recognize the coordinates. If you plug in Badia a Cerreto and then the road - Via G. Mazzini, it will take you right to the road the apartment is located. Simply turn n to Via G. Mazzini and follow it to the very end. The blacktop will end and you will then be on a improved dirt road for about 500 yards. The farm/apartments will be on your right. Once we got there, I picked a place on Via G Mazzini that showed up on the Garmin and did a "where am I" picked it and the navigation would always bring us back from where ever we were in Tuscany.
Be sure to always have plenty of tummy rubs and ear scratches for the little red dog "Pupino". He will be your friend forever and greet you every day for some loving!
Please remember to be good guests. You are visiting someone's home and you should always be mindful of this. Your hosts will appreciate it and you.
This is a quiet place away from the noise of the city and traffic, yet only minutes away from shopping, great osterias, tratorias and restaurants and great roads.
We highly recommend this place.
The apartment is very well furnished and equipped with all you need, well maintained and very clean. Smwimming pool is shared with only 3 apartments so it is very relaxing. It is in very good location close to florence siena san gimignano.