Situated at the center of tuscany this lovely place is the best choise for a prefect vacation.You just feel at home.
- Room Service
- Free Internet
We were a group of 5 adults and 1 year old baby, visiting in October 2008.
We have done all of the reservation by email and phone, getting the initial information from their website:
and of course checking the Tripadvisor reviews.
There was no pre-pay required.
You can check the exact location at Google Earth (Coordinates: Latitude 43°15'33.87"N ; Longitude 11°21'44.38"E).
We had a really great stay! Francesca, Paolo and Tina are amazing family team, answering all of our questions, making useful reccomendations about activities in the area, taking care of each problem promptly (not that there were many). They are great hosts. We were very late on the day of the arrival (coming in at around 12 AM). They left the keys inside the door of our apartment, along with some useful written explanations. They also allowed us to stay a couple of extra hours on the day of departure with no extra charge.
There are 2 main buildings divided to apartments of various sizes and prices.
We stayed in the Contadino apartment - a huge place decorated in rustic and traditional style. It is located on a second floor (out of 2). There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (new) and a living
room+kitchennette. There is also a small balcony before the entrance door with table and 2 chairs.
Comfortable baby cot was provided to us by request.The bedrooms (ours - master bedroom - was huge!!) have ample storage room, closets, etc. The living room was big enough, with big dining table and a huge and very interesting fireplace. There was enough (free of charge) firewood. There is also cable TV (not that we watched it even once!). The kitchen has almost everything we needed - fridge, dishwasher, gas stove and a small toaster-oven (unfortunately no microwave!), cookware etc.
We never heard any noise from the neighbours.
The only extra we had to pay for at the end of our stay was the per-hour central heating - everything else was already in the price.
The farmhouse is located several kilometers from the SR2 road, and occasionally during the day you might some traffic noise - 95% of the time its really (really!) quiet.
You will probably need a car to stay in the San Giorgio (not sure if there is any public transportation from Siena or Monteroni D'Arbia - nearest towns).
The first arrival to the farmhouse is a little tricky. There is a "white road" leading to Radi from SR2, you will see a sign leading you to Radi and to San Giorgio. be sure not to miss it, especially in the dark. Our GPS came to be very useful that day.
The farm provides you with a pool and plenty of places to relax, outside tables to have BBQ or just eat your breakfast, lots of open grassed spaces, and some facilities to keep your kids busy. There are 3 cutest sheep, totally domesticated, roaming the territory some time of the day (when they are not locked up) - that provided pleasant surprise for our 1 year old,and lots of smiles for us.
There is not much to do around the farm itself. There are 3 mountain bikes for rent. If you continue driving few kilometers past Radi, there is a forest you can walk in (no marked paths, at least not ones we have seen).
One of the main qualities of San Giorgio is quick access to highway. 5 minutes - and you are on SR2, five more minutes, and you are on your way to Rome or Florence. San Giorgio is 15 minutes away from Siena historic center, and 15 minutes away from Monteroni D'Arbia - where is a big COOP store where we did all the shopping. There is also a farmacy, in addition to the one in Ponte A Tressa. Hour drive to San Gimigniano/Florence.
While you are in the area, don't miss Murlo - cute and tiny walled village with a restaurant (we havent been there by it was recommended by Francesca - ask her about opening hours, as they are tricky.)
This was a respite from those noisy city hotels. The room was great, Francesca was extremely welcoming, and the property is about 10 minutes from Siena. We stayed three days, should have stayed longer but we had other commitments. Rooms are large, extremely clean, quiet, with a great pool. One of our best finds so far. We highly recommend it. Breakfast was wonderful.
San Giorgio is a wonderfully warm agroturismo. We are so delighted that we found it! It is a few miles outside of Siena on a country road & a great location for driving to other Tuscan sights. It has two buildings surrounded by what appears to be wheat fields. There is also a nice size swimming pool. One of the buildings used to house the farm workers and has been renovated into 9 rentable rooms. Our room was tastefully decorated with antique style furnishings & a pleasant bathroom with shower. The mattress is firm & somewhat cot style, however. It also includes a lovely breakfast room where Tina & her daughter serve breakfast. It is a peaceful setting with several clothed tables & pretty antique decor. She serves you wonderful coffee (or tea, I suppose), & you self serve cereals, breakfast cake, yogurt , etc. We are grateful that her English is quite good as we enjoyed talking with her for quite awhile. She has many amusing tales of interesting guests over the years. The San Giorgio, & Tina, were a highlight of our wonderful trip to Italy! We would definitely stay there again.
A truly wonderful Italian experience at this beautiful home and surroundings. We loved all the quaint memorbilia decorating the rooms. The rooms were beautifully presented, clean and quiet.
Loved the breakfast. Will certainly visit again.
An excellent B&B close to Siena. Be prepared to look for the place - it is on a country road but it's not too bad and is worth finding! (website map a bit confusing especially when you come from the South ).
Our room was very spacious, great for families (with a mezzanine room above the double bed) and was extremely clean. The hostess was very friendly and serve a really nice breakfast with home made preserves on the sunny veranda.
There is a good pool - but a bit cold for us in October! Some good restaurants in the area but a car is essential. Would definitely go back there.