The best way to visit Tuscany, surrounded by vineyards in the country near San Gimignano and Siena, only 20 minutes from Florence. Bedroom for 3 with bathroom, use of the kitchen shared with the other guest, heated jacuzzi in the garden.
Il "Ballatoio" it's a Bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 single bed with exclusive bathroom (in the corridor) and access to the main kitchen.
You can use the kitchen in sharing with the other guest for preparing breakfast and lunch.
We are immersed in the Chianti Classico area, only 20 minutes from the city of Florence, accessible by car or public transport. The Sant'Angelo is a large apartment located on two floor of the main farmhouse. It is equipped with a kitchen with a 5 fire, a fridge, a microwave, Wi-Fi Internet connection for free. The apartment has a private parking, a barbecue and a terrace with a covered porch with a table for outdoor dining. The garden next to the house is exclusively at your use, with a solarium and chairs for sunbathing and a large Jacuzzi 2.3 x 2.3 meter, where you can cool off and relax. Access to the Jacuzzi is free for during the warm season The mini pool Jacuzzi is very large and can simultaneously accommodate up to 6 people. It has the advantage of ensuring maximum privacy and independence
If you request the heating, during cold season, the access to the Jacuzzi is by payment of a fee
Accès des voyageurs
Whe are located in Ponte di Gabbiano, a small district of Mercatale Val di Pesa, very close to the main road connecting Florence to Siena. There are only 20 minutes to arrive by car in the centre of Florence - 45 with the public transport. Due to its convenient position, we represents an excellent base if you wish to visit the area of Chianti Classico, Florence and Siena. It is also a good starting point for visiting the historic villages of Impruneta (famous for the production of Cotto), Greve in Chianti (main town in Chianti Gallo Nero) and San Casciano Val di Pesa (a 12th Century fortified village, which in the past has been object of dispute between Florence and Siena for long time). Also the Tyrrhenian coast, with its famous seaside resorts of Castiglioncello, San Vincenzo and Livorno, is within reach.
To arrive here or in order to move in direction of the hystoric center of Florence, can be easy the use of public transport line "SITA".
The bus stop of "Ponte di Gabbiano" is 700 meters from the house (few run on sunday and holidays - last run at 8 pm)
In the price are included: electricity, water, Wi Fi network, towels and linen.
It's escluded, in the period from 01 may to 30 october, the Tourist tax fee of Euro 1,5 per person / per day - for a max of 7 days (only adult and children more than 14 yers old)
In the hot season or if you don't need heating, the use of the jacuzzi is for free
In the cold season , with the heating of the water, the cost for unlimited use is:
20€ for one day.
8€ each following day
Not smokers only. The check in is from 2 pm to 8 pm. we can agree for different check in time.
Check out is before 10 am
You can count on my presence for all the informations you may need and for suggestions on places to visit and to organize itinerary to discover Chianti by car, motorbike or bycicles and to buy local foods.
Hello, I'm Beatrice, 51 years old.
Me and my family: my husband Massimo, my two sons Matteo 19 and Giulia 14 years, Max the dog and two cats, we all live at Il Vichiaccio.
I studied Fashion Design at Polimoda in Florence. I worked for over 20 years as Designer and Product manager for an international sportswear's company.
My passion are books and Iyengar yoga! I would go every day to the movies. I love DIY and everything about manual creativity. I come from a traditional family and I learned to cook as a child. I know all the traditional Tuscan recipes. Obviously all these passions are an excuse to fill the house with books.
2012 all my life as changed: I started to be an host. You may wonder why? I do not know if you can call a series of unfortunate events, but I ended up traveling for work and now I guess the turning of the seasons by the changing colors of the vineyard.
Il Vichiaccio was a dream for my husband and me: a place where to live and grow our children's surrounded by vineyards as if we lived in an everlasting holiday.
We felt in love with this very old typical Tuscan stone house in 2000. After about 8 years of restoration, we started to host. We furnished the house and all the external in the typical authentic Tuscan style, finding the furniture and objects in the antique markets. We chose each piece with passion, from the stones to the terracotta tiles of the floors, doors and wardrobes and iron beds.
We wanted this place to become welcoming to us, for our friends and guests. We like to think that those who come to the Vichiaccio arrive as a guest and leave us as a friend.