We stayed here on our honeymoon. The room was clean and spacious. The place was a little difficult to find. We never really could figure out if it has an address. I would email Alessio before you leave and get instructions on how to get there. We had a Tom Tom and without an address, it is quite useless. Perhaps the RV park across the street has an address. The family is very nice, but we spoke no Italian and that was a little frustrating. When we first arrived, Alessio was not in town, so it was a little confusing. His father took our passports and gave us the keys. We were a little nervous to be handing over our passports, so he called Alessio, who explained he would need to make copies and give them back to us the following day. Alessio returned the following day and invited us to breakfast, even though our room did not come with breakfast. HE was a very welcoming and kind person. I think his parents were too, but we couldn't understand what they were saying...Alessio let us use his computer and also recommended some great restaurants in and out of San Gimignano. San Gimignano is a perfect place to go to Firenze or Siena, as it is right in the middle of the two towns and it's a quaint, quiet town, especially at night after all of the day trippers have come through.
A few considerations:
-Il Colombaio is not far from town, but you do need to drive to town. Italianos are crazy drivers and the road doesn't really have a shoulder for walking.
-Room can be warm, no fan or A/C.
-No cleaning service while you are there. We stayed 4 nights and the trash was getting quite full.
For the price, Il Colombaio was what we expected, comfortable, and in a nice location. The room was nice and large, and had a small cooking corner with limited kitchen supplies, which was nice. They also have a nice patio, which we enjoyed drinking wine on in the evening before going to town for dinner.
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- Also Known As:
- Il Colombaio Di Santa Chiara San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany