|Located just 3 kilometers from San Gimignano and its famed Medieval towers,
Sosta del Duca is an ancient complex with an impressive history. Its story can
be traced to the 1300’s when it belonged to an aristocratic feudal family.
Subsequent owners included the noble Acciaiuoli family and the Royal House of
the Savoy family. The present owners are architects and have lovingly restored
the estate in just the past decade. Much attention has been paid to maintaining
the integrity and character of the original structure. At the same time, the
Bimbi family has done an outstanding job of tastefully furnishing the apartments
and equipping them with the most recent amenities. Modern conveniences include
air conditioning, wireless internet and shared laundry facilities (washer and
dryer). On site dinners are offered three times per week. They are prepared with
traditional Tuscan recipes using local produce and ingredients. The wines are
regional and of excellent quality. The outside dining area is a lovely covered
pergola with beautiful views over the countryside. The inside dining area is
called the “La Stanza del Duca” (The Duke’s Room) and is warm and welcoming with
its brick interior and characteristic arches.
The hillside setting amid the olive orchards and vineyards provides lovely the
views. San Gimignano is easy to reach, either by the main road, which takes
about 10 minutes by car or by the original back road, which also leads to the
town. Hardy walkers can take this lane and reach the town in about 45 minutes.
As you walk through the countryside, the views of the famous towers take you
back to another time.
The estate comprises the manor villa and several of its annexes. The main
building houses 14 guest accommodations and there is also an independent guest
cottage with garden (CAPANNA DI SOPRA). Sosta del Duca is open in
April 13 until November 2. Wireless Internet access is possible near the
reception area and in the front courtyard.
Sport and nature enthusiasts may take excursions on foot, on horseback or on
mountain bike and wander through woods and vineyards, ruins of old churches,
castles and lovely old farm buildings. Golf Club (18 holes) is 12 km away ,
tennis-courts and horse-riding are 4 km away
Accommodation (100 sq meters):
FIRST FLOOR: The Abbaino apartment is graced with an “abbaino” window in one of the twin bedrooms. This is a skylight window typically found in many Tuscan villas. This apartment has a living/dining room with fireplace and kitchen area (microwave, grill and dishwasher), 1 double bedroom with small balcony that faces the main courtyard, 1 twin bedroom (the beds cannot join together), 1 bathroom with shower.
Equipment: Satellite TV, telephone, air conditioning, freezer,
microwave/grill, shared laundry room (washing machine, dryer).
Outdoors: Garden and shared furnished outdoor areas and swimming pool
Services included in the price: Gardener, consumption of water,
electricity, gas for the kitchen and hot water production, heat, final cleaning
and air conditioning (June 8 - Sept 7). Luggage transport from the parking lot
at check-in and check-out
Paid on site in cash: Telephone
On request for an additional fee: Maid service, extra linen change,
extra cleaning, swimming pool towels, laundry facilities (washing machine and
dryer), baby-bed, dinners, mountain bikes, guided tours of the cities of art and
gastronomic cities, cooking and pottery lessons.
Pool open: Apr 25, 2013 to Nov 2, 2013
Final cleaning: Included
300 EUROS - paid to the owner
Heating: Included in price -
available April 13 to 27
Air conditioning: Included and
available from June 8 to September 7
Parking: On site
Access: 2 km on gravel road
Distances: Florence and Siena can easily be reached in about 30 minutes
by car. 3 km San Gimignano, 5 km Poggibonsi, 30 km Siena, 40 km Florence,
Pisa 90 km, Lucca 100 km , the Chianti region 30 km and the Tyrrhenian sea 90 km
Airports: Firenze Peretola 50 km, Pisa Galileo Galilei 80 km.
2013 Weekly Prices
Note: This property is priced in
5 Oct - 2 Nov
13 Apr - 4 May
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21 Sep - 5 Oct
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Plus Euros 35 booking fee