The four of us (two adults with an 8 year old and a 1 year old) spent 9 days at Al Gelso Bianco and had an amazing time. We rented the Salvia apartment (two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a terrace). The apartment was beautiful and spotless and had a crib and a high chair for the baby. The views and the surrowndings were out-of-this-world beautiful and peaceful. We had breakfast every morning (thank you, Julianna!!) and it was excellent. The location is perfect and we visited different towns each day (Florence, St Gimingano, Sienna, Monterregio, Pisa, Lucca, Florene, etc.). The owners were very friendly and helpful (upon arrival, we got a folder with lots of helpful information on local restaurants, shops, places to visit, history of the area, etc. and throughout our stay they were very happy to help with any advice we needed). Note please that the owner has a description of each apartment with pictures and the layout which, upon request, they will send to you. We found that very helpful given that when we were planning to visit I could only find one (very positive) review.
We could not have had a better time and will definitely be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Al Gelso Bianco is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Chianti area, the Val d'Elsa, just a stone's throw from the cities of Florence and Siena (16 miles from Florence and 19 miles from Siena). Arriving to the resort along the cypress lined avenue will give visitors a preview of the love and care that the owners give to this enchanted place. Practically a hamlet in itself, it enjoys the privileged position of sitting opposite the 10th century Romanesque church of Sant'Appiano (X a.C) and the soaring towers of San Gimignano in the distance. Al Gelso Bianco is immersed in the green of the Valacchi Agricultural Estate Typical products of this marvellous land, such as Chianti DOCG wine, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Grappa and Vin Santa dessert wine, have been produced here for many years. During your stay at Al Gelso Bianco you can enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting in the cellar, a relaxing time at the swimming pool, a visit to the most important cities of Tuscany just few kilometres away, a cooking classes, a Tuscan dinner prepared in our amazing garden or having fun at a pizza party. We are available to help you in booking museums, licensed professional guides for private tours, restaurants, mountain bikes, baby sitters, and whatever you need to make your stay a pleasant, relaxing and true Tuscan experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort Italy/Barberino Val D'Elsa, Tuscany