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Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We enjoyed a week-long stay at this Agritourismo in May, and have nothing but wonderful things to say about the experience. Tucked into Tuscan countryside, with spectacular views of San Gimignano, Il Vecchio Maneggio offers travellers of all kinds a vacation they will never forget. The host, Tiziana, is vivacious, funny and warm -- welcoming you into her family home as if you were one of her own. The nightly 7-course meal is a feast for the eyes and senses–a real foodie's dream!–with organic farm-grown and locally sourced meats, cheeses and produce -- along with the honey, wine, saffron and olive oil that is made and harvested right on the farm. Appetizer, meat, pasta and dessert dishes changed nightly, including a decadent pasta with sausage and saffon, artichoke crepes, and even homemade lemon ice cream! The dining experience is equally varied, with guests changing almost daily, so that at any time you can be dining with 10 people from 6 different countries united by a love for Italy, travel and food. Free flowing wine, and late night grappa finish off the 3-hour dining experience on a high note.

The accommodations are simple and standard, with clean linens and towels daily. The location is ideal for travel throughout Tuscany, only a hour or so to the towns of Siena, Florence, Lucca. Both my husband and I highly recommend Il Vecchio Maneggio if you want to experience the very best of Tuscany!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Very nice place, conveniently located to most of Tuscany, although make sure to punch in the coordinates in your GPS-not a big problem-we asked someone and we were going the wrong way on Saint' Andrea. Owners wife is a kick and if you go hungry, there is something wrong.5 course meals which include their wines-a mighty fine Chianti- dessert wines to chase down local Pecorino-aged or fresh. She speaks several languages and her secretary speaks English very well. Meals were family style, several nationalities at the table and as I said very interesting and enjoyable

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Excellent place! Thanks to all who recommended it. Ideal location for exploring Tuscany; less than an hour's drive to Florence, Siena (in between the two), Pisa, Chianti, etc. Five rooms with air conditioning and wifi. Products of this organic farm are served at breakfast and dinner--and what meals. Dinner is five courses: appetizers, pasta, meat, cheese with the farm's variety of delicious organic honey and dessert, with aperitifs before and grappa after--whew! All out of mama Tiziana's kitchen. In addition to the breakfast buffet, the kitchen is happy to cook up eggs or omlettes to your liking. There is an outdoor pool and the farm offers horseback rides if you are so inclined. Not to be missed!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

had a great time. This Agriturismo made our first visit to Italy a dream come true.
The room was very comfortable and clean, the food was fantastic and the owners are very hospitable.
Grazie mille, speriamo di tornare presto!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Il Vecchio Maneggio was by far the best stay we had on our one week road trip to Tuscany. We only stayed for two nights but should have booked more.

The room Luna was clean, warm, quiet and with a lovely view over the green hills. The shower and toilet is new and there were toiletry products offered. The towels and sheets are local and handmade - a nice detail if you appreciate such things.

The breakfast is big: there are several home made cakes and sweets, eggs, fruitsalad, their delicious honeys, yoghurts, etc. - and if there is something you miss they ask for it.

The dinner is optional and costs 35 eur per person. Its completely worth every euro!! We had 6 courses prepared with love by Tiziana: starters, saffron rice, roast rosemary beef, local cheese with their home made honeys, apple tart.. You name it! Absolutely delicious and propably the best meal we had during our trip. All guests eat together in a big table which creates a warm atmosphere and it's nice to get to know new people. Food is accompanied with their own organic wines which are also delicious. I need to eat gluten free and for once, this was not made any problem and they took care of my restrictions from the start.

We went horse riding with Simone over the lovely hills around San Gimignano. The horses are well behaving and most suitable also for inexperienced riders. Besides the horse activities, They produce honey, wine, olive oil and saffron in the farm and if you ask for it, they are more than happy to show you around. We learned many new facts about bees and honey making,

Aside all the positive things mentioned I think we enjoyed the most warm atmosphere and caring attitude. You really feel welcome. Being from the Nordics and traveled quite a lot, we have rarely faced this sincere hosts.

I warmly recommend Il vecchio maneggio to anyone. Families, couples, singles - there is for sure something for everyone. The location is perfect next to beautiful San Gimignano, Chianti, Volterra, Firenze.. If you plan to go to Tuscany, make sure you book at least two nights. Feel free to ask me more details!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

It's a family run agriturismo also it's one of the biggest saffron producer in San Gimignano. The best part staying here is not only the great scenes and farms, but also the hospitality every staff offers! The dinner is so delicious, completely beyond our expectations!! 7 dishes plus wines they produced are worth for every penny! Also, the horse riding path was so enjoyable and provided the winter scene of Toscany. The room is small but comfortable. The breakfast is good, especially they make eggs, scrambled eggs, sunny eggs etc for your choice! It's one of the best memory in our Italy trip!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We spent a week here at the end of November into early December. It rained the entire week but we didn't let it ruin our week. We were welcomed warmly by Eliza and shown our room on the outside of the agriturismo - we liked this as it had a separate entrance to the internal rooms and we could come and go as we pleased without having to enter inside. We also had a good connection to the wifi. We had a lovely view over the vineyards and could see San Gimignano up on the hill when we had a clear morning. I am disappointed that due to the rain I did not get to take a horse ride as I was looking forward to this. We dined in most nights with Tiziana doing all the cooking. The food was amazing and very VERY filling. Dinner was served with wine made from their vineyards and the honey from their bees. I recommend that you visit this place if you have transportation as you will need your car to get you around the area and to Florence, Siena etc. We had an excellent and very enjoyable week and look forward to returning in the warmer months if I ever get a chance.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Loc. Sant' Andrea 22, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 108 Specialty Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range: $70 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming typical farmhouse, whose name could not be different from "Il Vecchio Maneggio" (the old Horseback Riding Centre), set on top of a hill, enjoys lovely views over the Tuscan countryside. The Pieraccini family, the owners of this organic farm, have always lived here, working the land, rearing horses and keeping bees. The old farmhouse, which has been recently restored retaining the original features of this typical Tuscan country house, today can accommodate guests in the family-run agriturismo "Il Vecchio maneggio," which offers 5 comfortable rooms; the fully equipped kitchen where Tiziana, an experienced and excellent cook, transforms the farm products and other local specialties into delicious meals, served in the large dining room whose patio doors enjoys lovely views of the medieval town of San Gimignano and of the surrounding countryside. Guests are free to discover the activities and the daily life at the farm such as harvesting, picking the olives, extracting honey, feeding horses and other animals of the farm. ... more   less 
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Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany

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