|Gelsobello is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the
Chianti area, the Val d’Elsa, and dates back to 1798. It lies amidst
the flourishing green of the Valacchi agricultural estate where, for
many years, the Sanesi family has produced the typical products
that this remarkable land yields: Chianti wine, extra virgin olive oil,
grappa and Vin Santo dessert wine. The landscape is particularly
striking where vineyards alternate with olive tree groves and the
towers of San Gimignano stand tall in the background. Gelsobello
enjoys the privileged position of sitting opposite the 10th century
Romanesque church of Sant’Appiano. The location is very centrally
located between the two great art cities, Florence at 26 km and Siena
at 30 km.|
The Gelsobello estate is a small hamlet of buildings and is made up of
the owner’s house, where the caretakers live, and a handful of small
buildings. These comprise 7 guest apartments as well as a
pleasant common room where guests can read and relax and dinners, wine tasting and
other special events can be arranged. The staff is helpful, friendly and
Gelsobello now has a new kitchen facility for
Guests arrive along the cypress lined avenue which already gives a
preview of the great care that has been taken in the attentive and high
class restoration of this structure. Complete consideration has
been given to detail and the furniture and fabrics are tasteful and of
Materials typical of the region were used during the refurbishment such
as the clay bricks for the ceilings, the silver-grey Pietra-Serena
stone for the fireplaces, the wood used for doors and windows as well
as the heavy roof beams.
The apartments are a striking mix of old character and modern design
and conveniences. Each has air conditioning, central heating,
satellite television, WiFi Internet connection,
microwave and conventional oven, hairdryers, safe and dishwasher (for
Gelso means mulberry tree and the old white mulberry tree (gelso
bianco) can be seen on the well maintained grounds. The extensive
outdoor layout includes a large shared swimming pool (7x15) with
sundeck and loungers and there are several furnished outdoor areas for
relaxing and enjoying the beautiful countryside setting. There is
parking on the grounds.
The Saliva apartment is located on the back side of the estate
providing excellent views and a nice sense of privacy.
ACCOMMODATION: (70 m2)
The delightful apartment consists of the kitchen, living room, two
bedrooms, each with a king size bed and two bathrooms with
shower. This apartment is of particular interest due to its two
terraces. The largest one runs the length of the living room and
one of the bedrooms. The bed in the bedroom overlooking the terrace can
be divided into two twin beds. The smaller terrace is off
of the kitchen. At sunset, the larger terrace offers breathtaking
views over the Tuscan countryside. Both terraces are nicely
furnished with a table, chairs and umbrella. The apartment works
best for four people and is ideal for two couples. There is a
double divan bed that can accommodate an additional two people for an
Salvia is equipped with air conditioning, central heat, satellite TV,
WiFi Internet connection, microwave oven, electric oven, hairdryer,
safe, and dishwasher.
Rental prices 2017
Prices are for four people. Two additional
guests can be accommodated for 35 Euros per person per week.
4 Mar - 15 Apr
22 Apr - 13 May
7 Oct - 23 Dec
15 Apr - 22 Apr
13 May - 10 Jun
9 Sep - 7 Oct
10 Jun - 22 Jul
26 Aug - 9 Sep
23 Dec - 7 Jan
22 Jul - 26 Aug
Plus Euros 35 booking fee
Gelsobello apartments book from Saturday to Saturday in high seasons.
For other than high seasons, please inquire.
Salvia is not available
to rent in January and February.
Tourism tax is collected in cash Euros
on site for the local municipality: 1.5 Euros per person per night for a
maximum of 7 nights. Children under 14 excepted.
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Bed/bath/kitchen linens, final cleaning, one set of pool towels,
consumption of water, air conditioning, heating, WiFi connection, electricity and gas for cooking and hot water production,
gym, Finnish sauna, barbecue area. Midweek
towel change for stays of one week or longer.
ON REQUEST AND NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Breakfast service, extra cleaning
services, laundry facilities, mid week linen change, bike rental, cooking class,
SECURITY DEPOSIT: Credit card imprint as guarantee.