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“Superb, peaceful location with friendly owners.”
Review of Az. Agr. La Ripa

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Az. Agr. La Ripa
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We visited with two young children and found that the accommodation suited perfectly. There is a lovely garden with roses and olive trees and a pool. The bonus was having a view of San Gimigano from our bedroom window! We found it an idesl location for exploring the area between Florence and Siena. A car is definitely required.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Yeaaaah, that was better than Caribic :-)
Place:
The one of the most beautiful places in the world. Everywhere you look are vineyards, olive groves, old buildings and a world of all shades of green colour. You can reach in 1 hour driving seaside, Florence, Pisa, Sienna...all great places + to drive a Ferrari around Ferrari Museum in Maranello in 2 hours :-) Supermarket in the near village with plenty of Italian specialities, wines and everything for very good prices.
House:
We took Il Padronale for 1 week, take 2 weeks as minimum, especially if you come by car. Nice, spacy, very ancient place where you can cook, make your own pizza, sit on the spacious terrace, play with dogs, swim in clean pool. Very nice and friendly family, many thanks to Duccio for teaching how to make pizza :-) You can buy outstanding home made olive oil, taste is much far from supermarket products...
Season:
We chose September, it was a great time, all the grapes were ripe, breathtaking atmosphere when you walk around the farm.
General: Very good choice if you want to spent more types of holiday in one place - countryside, ancient places, seaside, biking, sleeping in beautiful garden... That all is included :-) Wifi if you want to work, or browse internet. Very nice people all around.

The best place (and time) for real relax. Worth to come back.

Room Tip: Il padronale, but I have not try any other.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We spent a week at La Ripa and wish we could have stayed much longer. Il Fienile was perfect for the two of us with everything we needed inside plus a lovely little garden and terrace. The apartment itself was very clean and homely, which we loved. The pool was fantastic - really close to the house and always seemingly in the sun. Located so close to San Gimignano but also within easy distance of Florence and Siena, we found it the perfect launch pad for exploring the area, but at the same time far enough removed that we were able to relax in peace too. Duccio was a wonderful host. We are already planning our next visit and really can't wait! Can't recommend La Ripa enough.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

It was our forth time in Tuscany, but for sure the most comfortable, clean and beautiful house we have had so far. The garden was very nice and the pool was quite large, very clean and perfectly equipped.
The owners spent much effort to make their house special and individual. They were very friendly and gave a lot of helpful advice.
Besides La Ripa is an ideal starting point to go to the most important towns in Tuscany as it is located in the heart of the region.
In summary: we perfectly recovered and very much enjoyed our stay in La Ripa. For sure we will come back and recommend the house to our friends

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We arrived at La Ripa near the end of a fast-passed three week tour of Italy. We were welcomed by a very helpful host, a quaint apartment, private terrace with an amazing view of San Gimingnano, inviting pool and friendly canines. This was much appreciated by weary travelers. Duccio and his parents were gracious hosts. The olive oil and wine were a nice touch. We can understand how many guests would return to La Ripa year after year; given the chance we will certainly return.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We spend six nights at apartment Il Fienile (tree adult and one child 11-years-old). That apartment was very suitable for us. There were everything that you need to self-catering (even filter-coffee- machine 8D) Garden and swimming pool area were very well kept and clean+comfortable too. Hosts were extremely friendly and professional (helpful etc.)
Location is excellent, if you want to explore Tuscany or just lay low and relax. Don't miss the best ice-cream in the world (you can find it in San Gimignano)

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Our party of 2 couples spent delightful days at this pleasent appartment facing San Gimignano!
The appartment is very functional and centrally located to visit the principal cities of Tuscany.The garden and the swimming pool are delicious and smelt good too.
Duccio, as his parents ,were always there to help us with any needs.
We just would suggest a map that could help us to get there, as we spent some time trying to find the place.
We strongly recommend this place and would return.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Az. Agr. La Ripa

Address: Via Santa Maria 70, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 107 Specialty Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range: $115 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Ripa is a farmhouse with an old fashioned taste. Four apartments that look like they grew up one on the other along the centuries without a precise project, they have given birth to an interesting and unique structure.To embellish the whole structure, a deep green, scented crown: our garden. And a shining blue pearl: our swimming pool. ... more   less 
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