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Sleeps multi San Gimignano, Tuscany - holiday rentals, self catering apartments in Italy
San Gimignano, Tuscany - holiday rentals, self catering apartments in Italy
VILLA OR APARTMENT: BEDROOMS: BATHROOMS:
HAS SWIMMING POOL: PRICE BAND: PARKING:
DISTANCES: S.GIMIG' 15 MINS, FLORENCE & SIENA 1 HR.
SPECIAL FEATURES: PEACEFUL SECLUSION AND THE WONDERS OF TUSCANY ON YOUR DOORSTEP.
OUR REFERENCE: 001769

San Gimignano, Tuscany - holiday rentals, self catering apartments in Italy

TUSCANY - APARTMENTS CLOSE TO SAN GIMIGNANO

Case d'Elsa offers secluded one and two bedroom apartments, with swimming, pool sleeping two to four guests. These wonderfully secluded apartments are just fifteen minutes drive from the jewel of San Gimignano and its world-famous towers. They are also within an hour of both Florence and Siena. Virtually on the doorstep are some lesser-known treasures, such as the pretty mediaeval hill town of Certaldo, alive each July with its mediaeval pageant, the Mercantia, and a frequent venue for concerts and art exhibitions (you can also catch a train from here to Florence).

In the other direction lies unsung San Vivaldo, a 13th-century Franciscan monastery where 15 little chapels in a tranquil wooded setting contain life-size terracotta statues depicting Christís Passion (open selected days from May to September). Just beyond San Vivaldo is the town Montaione, whose engaging pedestrianised old centre is packed with shops and restaurants.

The approach to Case d'Elsa, along a cypress-lined country lane, gives away its origins. On the outskirts of Certaldo, it was once a modest farmhouse, now converted into seven delightful apartments. One is retained by the owners who are there to enjoy the peace of the countryside on occasional weekends. Their main business is making picture frames, so itís not surprising that the apartmentsí charming furnishings include lots of beautiful pictures. Case d'Elsa has become their second passion. They love sharing their 'country home' and still tend the surrounding vegetable gardens and orchard to bring fresh fruit and vegetables to their table Ė and often to their guestsí. When you prefer to dine out, thereís a wide selection of restaurants within 15 minutesí drive.

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San Gimignano, Tuscany - holiday rentals, self catering apartments in Italy
San Gimignano, Tuscany - holiday rentals, self catering apartments in Italy
San Gimignano, Tuscany - holiday rentals, self catering apartments in Italy
San Gimignano, Tuscany - holiday rentals, self catering apartments in Italy