Medieval Borgo di Certaldo

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These three medieval buildings flank the historical Francigena Way, the route used by devout pilgrims to walk to Rome. Perched atop a hill between the Val d'Egola and the Val d'Elsa, surrounded by uncontaminated nature and spectacular views over olive groves and vineyards, the hamlet was probably already present in 1200 and connects the ancient parish church of San Pietro e Paolo in Coiano and the parish church of Santa Maria in Chianni, mentioned by the Archibishop of Canterbury in the diary of his pilgrimage to Rome in 994. The hamlet is situated in the heart of Tuscany, at the heart of the Florence - Siena - Pisa triangle, and close to such small medieval and Etruscan villages as San Gimignano, Certaldo and Volterra, making it the perfect base for a full immersion in history and for many easy day trips to Tuscany's famous sites. Click here to see the map for Medieval Borgo di Certaldo.

The complex is composed of eleven large apartments and villas, as follows:

TOWER Room (for 2 people) on the second floor - about 30 sm.
1 bedroom (one with double bed) with kitchenette (sink, mini-fridge, two burners)
1 bathroom (with shower)

ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT (for 2+2 people) on the first floor or on the ground floor - about 50 sm.
1 bedroom (with double bed)
1 bathroom (with tub or shower)
Kitchen (full freezer/fridge, dishwasher, electric oven, four burners)
Living-room with double sofa bed
Private garden area or terrace completely furnished

TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT (for 4+2 people) on the first floor or on the ground floor - about 60/70 sm.
2 bedrooms (one with double bed and one with 2 single beds)
1 shared bathroom + 1 en suite bathroom (with shower or tub)
Kitchen (full freezer/fridge, dishwasher, electric oven, four burners)
Living-room with double sofa bed
Private garden area or terrace completely furnished

TWO-BEDROOM DELUXE APARTMENT (for 4+2 people) on the ground floor or on the first floor - about 70/80 sm.
2 bedrooms (one with double bed and one with 2 single beds)
1 shared bathroom + 1 en suite bathroom (with shower or tub)
Kitchen (full freezer/fridge, dishwasher, electric oven, four burners)
Living-room with double sofa bed
Private garden area completely furnished

TWO-BEDROOM SUPERIOR APARTMENT (for 4+2 people) ground floor + first floor - about 120sm. + covered balcony
2 bedrooms on the first floor (one with double bed and one with 2 single beds)
1 shared bathroom + 2 en suite bathrooms (with shower or tub)
Kitchen (full freezer/fridge, dishwasher, electric oven, four burners)
Living-room with double sofa bed
Covered balcony and private garden area completely furnished

COTTAGE (for 4+2 people) on the ground floor - about 70 sm. + covered balcony
2 bedrooms (one with double bed and one with 2 single beds)
1 shared bathroom + 1 en suite bathroom (with shower or tub)
Kitchen (full freezer/fridge, dishwasher, electric oven, four burners)
Living-room with double sofa bed
Large covered balcony and private garden area completely furnished

COTTAGE with pool (for 4+2 people) on the ground floor, about 70 sm. + covered balcony
2 bedrooms (one with double bed and one with 2 single beds)
1 shared bathroom + 1 en suite bathroom (with shower or tub)
Kitchen (full freezer/fridge, dishwasher, electric oven, four burners)
Living-room with double sofa bed
Large covered balcony and private garden area completely furnished
Private pool (4 meters in diameter, 1.15 meters deep)

HOUSE (for 6+2 people) ground floor + first floor - about 110 sm.
3 bedrooms (one with double bed and two with 2 single beds)
1 shared bathroom + 2 en suite bathrooms (with shower or tub)
Kitchen (full freezer/fridge, dishwasher, electric oven, four burners)
Living-room with double sofa bed
Private garden area completely furnished

VILLA with pool (for 6+2 people) on ground floor + first floor - about 110 sm. + lodge
3 bedrooms (one with double bed and two with 2 single beds)
1 shared bathroom + 3 en suite bathrooms (with shower or tub)
Kitchen (full freezer/fridge, dishwasher, electric oven, four burners)
Living-room with double sofa bed
Large covered balcony and private garden area completely furnished
Private pool (4 meters in diameter, 1.15 meters deep)

While guests enjoy a vacation in a historical setting, the complex is able to offer the maximum of modern comforts - such as heating, air conditioning, satellite TV, DSL Internet line, a shared laundry room with two washing machines, two dryers, irons and ironing boards, two large swimming pools with Jacuzzis, two barbecues, a solarium, private parking, and more.

Because the restoration project was carried out following the original historical design, Medieval Borgo di Certaldo is one of the few farm properties which has been given approval by the Italian Art and Culture Institute. The quality of the apartments is very high. Rooms have been furnished with painstaking attention to every detail in line with the style and taste of Tuscan houses: furniture and accessories are mostly antique and have been found following a long and patient search in the area.





Number of apartments: 11
Sunday check-in OK? Yes
Open 365 days/year? No. Open from April to the end of October
Languages spoken by host/greeter: Italian and English
Are credit cards accepted for extra expenses? Yes
What is the nearest town? Castelfiorentino
How far? 3 km
How long does it take to walk to the nearest town? 20 minutes
How many km to the nearest supermarket? 3 km
How many km to the nearest train station? (Castelfiorentino) 3 km

 

     

For this property:
Prices include: taxes, services, use of swimming pool, weekly change of linen, electricity, water, gas, and final cleaning
Not included in the price: Metered heating or air conditioning

A baby bed is available for 50 Euro/week, paid in Italy, and must be reserved at the time of booking
Extra cleaning is available on request for 60 Euros; extra linens are available on request for 15 Euro/person; use of the Laundromat costs 5 Euro/load

Check-in: 4-7pm in High and Peak Season; 3-5 in Low and Mid Season
Check-out: by 10am

Please note that you need a car to stay here.

There is DSL access in the rooms. However, please bear in mind that it is not possible to guarantee Internet access at any property, because the property does not generate the service, it merely provides access from a server. If the server experiences any kind of problem at all, the property regrets it cannot be responsible for any inconvenience caused by subsequent lack of service.