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Casolare di Libbiano
Ranked #4 of 65 San Gimignano B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A memorable stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I spent three nights at this delightfull retreat in October 2012 . We had read about it on the Internet and were very impressed by its write up . Although very difficult to find it was worth the drive along an unmade track . What a surprise to find this well appointed renovated farmhouse at the end of a long days drive through the amazing Tuscany countryside.! Andrea is a superb host and the cuisine outstanding, well up to expectations . However having read the marketing brochure on the web it was rather disappointing not to have been introduced to Berta who seemed to be occupied with other things although she is apparently a superb cook in her own right! Constantino the chef certainly produced some impressive meals and should be encouraged to mix more with the guests along with Berta when she is present. Full marks to you Andrea for keeping a very comfortable establishment in the most beautiful rural setting . we wll certainly recommend to our friends and return one day soon. Chris and Sheryl ... Manchester.UK

Room Tip: Choose one in the main house , the annex has difficult stone steps and no hand rail!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Andrea B, Propietario at Casolare di Libbiano, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
All our staff is very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay and dinners at "IL Casolare di Libbiano" and we hope to see you again in your next visit to Tuscany. You are always welcome!!! Thank you. Warm regards.
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

About 10 minutes outside of San Gimignano is a quiet restored farmhouse made welcoming by Berta and Andrea. The location is conveniently to many Tuscan hill towns when you can tear yourself away from Il Casolare's serene setting and tasteful decor. But it feels comfy and cozy when you do return and share the delicious and artfully prepared dinner with the other guests, always interesting and an eclectic assortment of travelers. Our hosts and the staff are always ready, willing and able to be helpful.

Can't wait to return.

BHC,Los Angeles

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Andrea B, Propietario at Casolare di Libbiano, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay and dinners at "IL Casolare di Libbiano" and we hope to see you again, you are always welcome!!! Thank you of all the staff. Warm regards.
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Hi Diane and I stayed here in October 2012. We loved it because we had been traveling for 3 weeks and needed to just rest. Rest we did it was great. It is a beautiful place to just hang around.
We did some good hikes through the forest a bit worried about the hunters. You would be advised to hire a car if staying here as it is a far distance from town and there is no bus service to it.Berta and Andrea were the perfect hosts as was there staff Cliressa. We ate every night in the Restaurant and never had a bad dish. You get 4 courses every night and it was the best food in Italy. Rooms great grounds beautiful,service top shelf. We both loved it and would go back every trip.

Room Tip: We had the room off the upstairs sitting room.great
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter A
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Banbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

What a delightful find!! Off the beaten track a few km outside the picturesque S Gimignano, Andrea and Berta's slice of Tuscan paradise is simple, well manicured and beautifully put together. The evening meals are wonderful - a single menu (which caters for vegetarians too!) served at 8pm - which put many high-priced tourist menus to shame.

The perfect venue to chill out - not a whisper of traffic noise - and to explore the wonderful Tuscan countryside.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Andrea B, Propietario at Casolare di Libbiano, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for your compliments, is the best present for us. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed the location, dinners & service of your stay at "IL Casolare di Libbiano". We are
very pleased to see you again in your next visit to Tuscany. Thank you from all the staff. Warm regards.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

This was our fourth consecutive year staying at Il Casolare di Libbiano and once again felt welcomed into Andrea and Berta's home. This beautifully furnished renovated farmhouse creates an atmosphere of calm and tranquility and provides the perfect base for travelling around Tuscany.
What do we love so much? It's difficult to express but to be able to escape from our busy lives and be immersed in the Tuscan countryside with no TV, no internet, no noise, eating breakfast and dinner al fresco (if your lucky the wild cinghiale will come snuffling around the garden as dusk becomes dark) is a rejuvenating experience.
Dinner is a highlight of staying here - local tuscan dishes are served along with excellent local wine while listening to classical music. Dinner is only available to residents which maintains the calm and friendly atmosphere as guests exchange pleasantries and experiences in Tuscany.
A car is essential to reach Il Casolare but as we always hire a car, for us it is not an issue. We have stayed in many of the rooms and though we have our favourite would accept any.
There are books and magazines in various languages provided for the guests, fresh towels and toiletries in the rooms - ceiling fans are present instead of modern air conditioning thus maintaining a minimal carbon footprint.
Andrea and Berta have spent many years renovating their whole property and it is so interesting to see the changes and share the Italian art and furnishings.
We have been home only four days and are already planning our next visit to this small piece of heaven on earth. Paul & Val McPherson, Nottinghamshire, England

Room Tip: All rooms are individual and as such have their own charm.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Andrea B, Propietario at Casolare di Libbiano, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for remember us again. We are very happy to know that all the times that you have been at "IL Casolare di Libbiano" you have enjoyed your stay and dinners with us, to decide to return all these times. You are always welcome to IL Casolare di Libbiano. We hope to see you again next year. Our warm regards to you both.
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

il Casolare was the kind of warm, welcoming farmhouse holiday you hope to find but so often dont. It is comfortable and well decorated in a homely, unpretentious way. Hosts Andrea and Berta are always there in the background making you feel at home but sensitive to customers' desire for peace and quiet, as though you are just living in their house. Our three boys were less sensitive to the peace and quiet, splashing for hours on end in the gorgeous pool, but somehow the large garden and tolerant atmosphere seemed to soak up their noise. Berta's exquisitely prepared local cuisine was the best food we ate all holiday.

Hard to believe somewhere so tranquil and personal is just ten minutes' drive from tourist honeypot San Gimignano.

Air-conditioning might have been nice when temperatures rose to the low 40s, but the weather was unusual, and anyway you cant have everything, not even in paradise.

Peter Guilford

Peter Guilford

Room Tip: Either in the main farmhouse, where we rented the double suite upstairs, or there is a smallish outh...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Andrea B, Propietario at Casolare di Libbiano, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
How nice to know that you and your family have enjoyed your stay at "IL Casolare di Libbiano". We are very pleased that you have had a nice holiday with us in Tuscany. The problem with the air conditioning is that the motors are noisy and will disturb the peaceful of the night, that's why we have decided to use roof funs, to respect the quiet, that is better. Thank you for your compliments and we hope to see you again. Warm regards.
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Toscany is fabulous. san gimignano is just amazing. Il Casolare di Libbiano is a real pleasure. In the middle of Toscany, next to San Gimignano, not far from Firenze, Pisa, Siena, the Chianti area.
Food is great. Reception is very friendly. Rooms are comfortable (air fan, no air conditioning). Just arrive the 1st day with day light, to avoid any surprise in the 3 km way to the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Andrea B, Propietario at Casolare di Libbiano, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you, we are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay and dinners at
"IL Casolare di Libbiano" and we hope to see you again in your next visit to Tuscany. You are
always welcome!! Warm regards.
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Property: Casolare di Libbiano
Address: Localita Libbiano 3, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Casolare di Libbiano 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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