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Tenuta Mormoraia
Ranked #10 of 67 San Gimignano B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 13, 2010

We stayed for a week in June 2010. The weather was excellent - sunny all week. The apartment buildings and gardens were extremely well kept. The apartmnents and gardens had picture postcard views to San Gimignano and over the local vineyards. Staying arounf the pool and gardens was very peaceful, and the journeys to San Gimignano, Siena, and the local countryside and towns quick and easy (and great veiws thrown in). The housekeeper and gardner were very friendly and helpful. The only downside was the the many things that bite, particularly in the night. Bring plenty of insect repellent and anti itching cream.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

This is a place where Tuscany feels like home. From the minute we drove up the lovely dirt road, we knew we had found a wonderful place. On your left, the estate is towered over by these lovely tall trees, rolling hills, and lovely vines to greet you. As we drove up, we noticed how tidy it was. Not a weed to be found in the perfectly graveled and groomed courtyard. The multiple buildings all settled perfectly overlooking San Gimignano. Something beautiful to wake up to every morning. Our apartment was a lovely 2 bedroom 1 bath upstairs across from the main building overlooking the courtyard, facing San Gimi. Very clean. Very Tuscan. The beds were not top of the line. But having a bad back, I still survived well. The Chianti made by the estate was SUPERB! The host/owner was very hospitable. Even sending me her very own Mormoraia corkscrew when I left my San Gimi one behind. You will find our favorite part outside. The lovely arbor covered and 12' hedge lined patio with a magnificent outdoor oven and grill I have ever been privelaged to use. As a chef, this was a dream. We grilled sausages and rolled pork stuffed with pancetta and herbs over the sage and rosemary and old wine vines we found growing on the property. Lovely tables under the Tuscan sun...THIS was our BEST evening!! You will find everything you need at the market on the round about on the entrance to San GImi. We took many day trips from here. Even one to The Chianti Road. Go to Certaldo to take the train to Florence. Do not forget to stop at the bakery right at the train station and get a Sfagliatelle. A wonderful clam shaped pastry with a ricotta filling. Really, one of the best pastries in the whole of Italy. All and all, I have nothing negative to say about Mormoraia. Only that it was hard to us to find the first time because it was dark. Arrive by light and enjoy!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2009

Mormoraia exceed expectations for their superb setting and amenities. Unfortunately during our stay, Vivianna, the hostess, was ill and not on the property. The remaining staff although eager to please is not fluent in any language but Italian which left us at a disadvantage. (My problem for not being more fluent in Italian) The owner, Franca, who greeted us but left for Milan shortly after we arrived, gave us her personal phone number and email and assured us she could take care of us if we let her know our needs. Not having Vivianna on site to help us with local knowledge and itineraries, I am certain diminished the potential for this visit however we were not daunted and struck out on our own each day. There is much to see and do from here!

The property is beautiful! Grounds are immaculate and everything is well cared for. The pool is beautiful, although not useful during our stay in October. The outdoor spaces for relaxing, dining and cooking are fantastic and exceeded what we experienced at other Agriturismos. We had impromptu gatherings with other guest on the covered patio outside the reception area, great view of San Gimignano from here, and used the outdoor barbeque and pizza oven, with its own covered dining area, on other occasions.

Our apartment (Castagno) although comfortable, clean and adequate in every way, was cold during the period we were there. Could have benefited from some window treatments and rugs. The radiators just didn't seem to be able to overcome the chill from the typical stone construction during the cold snap that we experienced...

All in all I have to say that this is a very nice property that is particularly well suited for a family or group travelling together. We had the opportunity to see some of the other apartments and all were quite nice, especially the ground floor two bedroom.

I would recommend Mormoraia for whose wishing to enjoy the tranquility of the Tuscan countryside while remaining in close proximity to the many small towns and cultural sites that abound here.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2009

Stunning Tuscan countryside and vineyards surround Mormoraia. The views from the apartment was breathtaking. We (2 adults and 2 children aged 9 & 12) spent 2 fab weeks at Mormoraia. The large pool area was a big hit with the kids and parents alike - the cleanliness and grounds were immaculate. Vivianna was alway on hand if required and the overall ambience at Mormoraia was refined luxury and efficiency. The outside eating area with the BBQ and Pizza oven was a big hit along with the superb wines direct from the vineyard. As a base for exploring the area including Florence and Sienna it couldn't be better placed. San Gimignano was about 10 minutes in the car and ideal for dinner in the evening, a stroll around the town and ice creams in the square. This was perfect with the sun setting as during the day San Gimignano has its fair share of coached in day trippers. Mormoraia is perfect getaway place whether you want to use it as a base to tour around or simply read trashy books with a glass of wine. Bliss !!!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 2, 2009

We (two adults and a 21 month old child) recently spent 12 days in two bedroom apartment in Tenuta Mormoria. We all absolutely loved it The accommodation was great the setting is beautiful and the staff made us feel very welcome Vivienna especially. There is lots to do and see but you don’t need to go far to enjoy yourself as lazing about the pool and going for a walk around the vineyards is just as pleasing.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

My wife and I stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment at Mormoraia with another couple in June 2009. From the first welcoming smile from hostess Vivianna, the whole stay was excellent. The rooms were very spacious, with a large kitchen / dining area and well appointed modern bathroom. We self catered by obtaining supplies in San Gimignano, supplemented by wine produced on the property. Mormoraia is as good as its website photos suggest.
With the weather quite warm, we spent some considerable time around the large pool, with views across the rolling hills to the walled town of San Gimi. A long walk amongst the rows of vines and olive trees is a lovely experience, taking in the rural smells and the quiet. Vivianna was continually on hand during the days, and arranged a catered meal cooked by local expert chef Patricia for a few of the guests on one of our nights there. Arrangements can also be made for a cooking class at Mormoraia. The apartments are well positioned for day trips throughout the area, such as to Pisa and Lucca, and also to Sienna and surrounding areas. Local escorted tours are on offer, and we enjoyed the 'Castles and Chianti' tour which visited the ancient fortress of Montereggione and 3 local vineyards. Mormoraia is only 4.5 km to San Gimi, which is an incredible walled town to wander in for a few hours. The views from the highest tower are worth the long climb.

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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: Localita Sant'Andrea, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in San Gimignano
Price Range: $211 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MORMORAIA in San Gimignano, set on the Chianti hills, was in ancient times a convent; nowadays it is an elegant Bed and Breakfast in a panoramic position of rare beauty in front of San Gimignano’s medieval towers. Holidays in Tuscany can be spent on Mormoraia’s farmhouse, the ideal place for a delightful and relaxing stay in one of the most charming and interesting settings as far as history and art concerns.Mormoraia gives hospitality in nice apartments and double rooms with private bathroom on a B&B basis.The vineyards and olive groves surrounding the farmhouse produce high quality wines and extra-virgin olive oil, which are among the most valued and appreciated worldwide.The farmhouse in San Gimignano is equipped with a large swimming-pool with Jacuzzi corner, which lies next to the portico with a panoramic view over San Gimignano’ medieval towers, a special place for an aperitif with the excellent wines produced by Mormoraia at disposal of guests staying in the apartments and rooms. The barbecue and wood oven in the huge garden are perfect for lunches and dinners in the sign of nature.The tasting of Vernaccia of San Gimignano wine, of the other wines and extra-virgin olive oil, accompained by Tuscan culinary specialities, take place in the wine shop, where products are also on sale, or on the lovely terrace which offers a superb view of San Gimignano’s medieval towers.Guests can enjoy unforgettable walks, mountain biking or horseback riding through the woods and trails to reach the lake, where you can fish. Within walking distance are stables for horse riding, tennis courts and golf courses. ... more   less 
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