Biological farmhouse Il Castagnolino
Carmela and Ivan are happy to welcome you to their farmhouse, let’s spend a pleasant and relaxing holiday in San Gimignano!
The Farmhouse “Il Castagnolino” is located at only 3 km far from San Gimignano, on the ancient way called “Via Francigena”.
The rural building, lovingly restored, surrounded by olive trees, offers a unique view over the Towers of San Gimignano, over the hills of Chianti and the Valdelsa valley. Our farm was built using environment-friendly techniques and materials: heating and hot water are provided by renewable energy, walls are painted with natural earth colors. We produce extra virgin olive oil, saffron of San Gimignano - Protected Destination of Origin, we also grow aromatic and medical plants and the Certaldo onion.
For our guests, a swimming pool surrounded by the olive trees, where to spend some relaxing and well-being hours enjoying the silence that characterize the house.
Six comfortable rooms, one wheelchair accessible, with wooden beams roof and tiled floors. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower, independent entrance and WI-FI connection.
Breakfast and Restaurant
Every morning we prepare delicious sweet or savoury breakfasts, including eggs, meats and cheeses as swell as fresh home baked cakes and cookies, and cereals, fresh fruits, yogurt, milk, tea, juices, coffee or cappuccino. In the evening, on reservation, we serve typical Tuscan dinners cooked with genuine products coming directly from our own organic farm or from other farms working in the area.We also arrange cooking classes where you can learn how to prepare home made pasta, sourdough bread, pizza and focaccia with the yeast base.
The special location between Siena, Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Volterra allows you easily to reach the most beautiful cities of Tuscany. Our guests can use our mountain-bikes to explore the many natural and artistic beauty of the area or simply stroll in a beautiful natural setting among woods, vineyards and olive groves. Let’s walk through the small botanical path of the farm, discovering wild aromatic plants as well as medical and culinary herbs grown on the farm. Silence and relax are valuable to us, so we chose not to install televisions in the rooms, while we assure the WI-FI connection throughout the hotel.