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Agriturismo Raccianello
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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“The better 'all-inclusive'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

Overlooking the Medieval town of San Gimignano Raccianello is a beautiful, warm, well kept treasure in Tuscany.

The agriturismo is based on a full operating olives and grapes farm, producing its own olive oil and wines. The latter was placed in our apartment at arrival as a welcome gift. Lovely after cooling a few hours in the fridge!

We stayed in one of the 2 air conditioned apartments; Iris. Yes, my co-writer below is right about the rather small shower cabin. In order for it to be truly relaxing it could be slightly bigger.. And yes, the shower itself had some problems staying in the holder. But hey, this is Italy, not Germany!!
The apartment was nicely kept, had plenty of room and an airy feeling to it. One of the bedrooms had full view of San Gimignano, nice! So yes, the pictures kept on their own website show you the real thing!

Part of the agriturismo experience is the availability of a vegetable garden from which the guests can harvest their own fresh ingredients for dinner. Also at your disposal are 2 BBQ areas, a laundry facility, hot tub, nice ‘endless’ pool and Mario, the ‘grounds man’ with a nice story every day again.

On a weekly basis the owners prepare a nice home cooked dinner to be enjoyed together in the small restaurant. A real treat prepared by ‘Nonna’.

There was only one ‘but’ to all of this. During the summer months a ‘Festa’ might take place in San Gimignano (check Google before booking!). When this is on, it results in quite some background noise as there are live performers on a daily basis between 9.30PM and midnight, not all of the highest quality…
Outside of these Festa weeks, we will be back for sure!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2011

We stayed at and had our wedding reception at Agriturismo Raccianello. And what can I say?!

The place is absolutely beautiful with stunning views from pretty much all of the rooms and particularly from the swimming pool. We had our wedding singer perform overlooking the pool area so that the guests could mingle with drinks by the pool.

The apartments were wonderfully clean and in lovely condition

Chiara and all of the lovely ladies who work at Racianello were so wonderful to us. Always happy and willing to help. They let us use the hall and kitchen facilities for the 3 days that all of our guests were there, leaving us free to come and go as we wish and use all of the kitchen, storage facilities, glasses and crockery etc

The Chianti produced on the vineyard is delicious- I can't tell you how many bottles we consumed over the weekend!

They only thing I would say is that you must make sure to have clear communication with them before you arrive as there was some mix-up with our arrival day and they weren't expecting us (in the middle of the night). They came straight out to let us in and prepare our rooms for us though!

In conclusion, I was thrilled at how well our wedding reception went at Raccianello. It was the perfect location that you always hope for and we would not have changed a detail

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2009

The best vacation i have ever had.

The swimming pool is amazing, with a splendid view over the city of san gimignano.

The apartments or the 2 houses for rent, is by far the best i have rented in this aerea.

The agroturisimo produces white and red wine of good quality, and a really good olive oil.

the restaurant on top off the hill. 500m for raccianello is really good. Live music and a friendly staff, that are speaks good english. the quality on the food is exelent.

our kids on 3 and 5 had the best stay, playing, swiming etc.

I will be back for next season

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 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 Reviewed June 15, 2007

We stayed a week at Agriturismo Raccianello. It was fantastic.

It was a bit of a leap of faith, as there were absolutely no reviews on the Internet, and all I had to go by was their website. The website URL is: [--]

Mirella is great to communicate with as she speaks and writes English very well. She is also an accomodating hostess, and really wants you to enjoy your stay.

I can't comment on all of the different suites that they have there, as we only stayed in one, of course, but it was just what we wanted. We stayed in the Iris suite (really, its own house). The bonus with Iris is that the laundry room is on the side of the house, so you have the most convenient access to it.

The good points:
- Central location: You are in the very heart of Tuscany. We drove everywhere. You can can go anywhere in Tuscany, or western Umbria, in day trips.
- Amazing view of San Gimignano from your bedroom (and bathroom, and kitchen...) window. The most beautiful town in all of Tuscany!
- Lots of room in your suite. Kitchen, bathroom, living room, two bedrooms. Central air conditioning in this suite, as well.
- Price: We paid less than a thousand Euros for the week.
- Absolutely incredible grounds: Gardens, spectacular lighting, electric gate, grand pool (with a great view), and they grow their own grapes and olives. (They sell a red and white wine that they produce, as well as olive oil that they produce.) There are terraces everywhere, including outside your door, with your own table, chairs, and chaise lounges. Lots of plants, shrubs, flowers, etc. There are BBQ's on the property for you to use.
- Mirella will allow mid-week arrivals, if she can accomodate it (otherwise she prefers Saturday - Saturday rentals, as most accomodations in Italy do.).
- Everything you need is right there.

Nit Picking (there really isn't anything to complain about):
- a tiny bit rustic (but "Hey!", you're in Tuscany). No real kitchen cupboards. Some cobwebs. Could use new grout around the tiles. You get the idea...
- Shower is tiny (smaller than a cruise ship shower).
- No daily service. You look after the suite yourself, for the week.

Overall, a truely fantastic Tuscan experience! We look forward to going back.

Also, see my reviews of Corte Grinmani Residence, in Venice, and the Westin Excelsior, in Rome. Tuscany Forum for advice on getting around Tuscany, too.

  • Liked — Location and view.
  • Disliked — Small shower, and a little rustic.
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Agriturismo Raccianello
Address: Loc. Racciano, San Gimignano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 111 Specialty Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agriturismo Raccianello is the perfect place for a period of relax, to regenerate body and spirit absorbed in the most beautiful scenery that Tuscan countryside has to offer , a privilege that we want to share with our guests. A landscape that can only give wellness , the eye is lost in the view of the extraordinary and incomparable profile of the towers of the medieval village of San Gimignano, surrounded by rolling hills , vineyards and green forests . The farm Raccianello offers for your holidays 7 apartments that can satisfy every need with exclusive outdoor space , areas in common and a swimmingpool with a wonderful view of San Gimignano. The farm, with its 2.5 Hectares of vineyards and olive groves produces Chianti wine , Vernaccia di San Gimignano , grappa and olive oil that you can buy in the shop room inside the structure. Our location , just 3 km from San Gimignano, 45 km from Florence , 25 km from Siena and Volterra, 70 km from Pisa , 60 km from Montalcino and 70 km from the Sea, makes the farm Raccianello a strategic point to reach the most famous art cities in Tuscany. ... more   less 
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