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The Best Location in the Heart of Chianti, Near Siena, Last Minute Discount Ask!

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Last updated: 04/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Last minute discounts for open weeks in April.

Wifi is now available. San Sano will provide you a very warm and very Italian experience. You won't be disappointed.

Upon your arrival in San Sano, a quiet, medieval hamlet, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, the drive into the small village seems very familiar as you approach. That's because it was the setting for the movie, 'Stealing Beauty' with Liv Taylor. This familiar feeling will stay with you during your entire stay as you enjoy the village and interact with the most friendly of all Italians in this small hamlet. This apartment villa, unlike others posted, is truly in the village of San Sano.

San Sano is a completely, lovingly restored 700 year old hamlet of approximately 50 residences is unlike any village found in the Chianti. Here you will enjoy your days like a true Italian and spend evenings in complete silence. You will awake to the songs of local birds and enjoy the views of vineyards and olive orchards as you savor your espresso or glass of Chianti from the private balcony or outdoor garden. End your evenings grilling dinner al fresco in our private garden area tucked near our vineyard. The outdoor dining area is also a great place to sit and enjoy the view of the pool and hillsides.

This lovely first floor apartment is located in the heart of the village, with views from every window across the hamlet to the vine clad hillsides beyond. It is right across the small street, just steps from the front door, to one of the best restaurants in the Chianti, Grotto della Ranna.

The entrance, via a flight of steps up to the balcony, opens directly into the open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area has two comfortable sofas arranged in front of the featured open stone fireplace. The well equipped kitchen section runs along the far wall of the room. There is also a traditional wooden dining table with six chairs. The two large windows open to the garden below and the vineyards on the opposite hills.

A corridor to the right of the kitchen takes you through to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The first bedroom is on the left and has a wrought iron double bed, a wardrobe, chest of drawers and a flat screen TV. A hanging tapestry of angels overlooks you as you sleep. A large window opens up to the garden below and the vineyards on the opposite hills. Opposite the bedroom on the right of the corridor is a bathroom with double shower, basin and toilet.

The second bedroom down the corridor also has a double bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers and flat screen TV. A large window opens up to the garden below and the vineyards on the opposite hills. The bathroom has a full size hydro jacuzzi massage bath, wash basin, toilet and bidet. The vineyard is seen from this bathroom window. The traditional terra cotta tile floors throughout the apartment are accented with imported, hand made area rugs.

The approximately 2 feet thick original stone walls ensure privacy and quiet nights throughout your stay. The shared pool is open early May through September. The small local food market is located just steps from the front door across the small street. Because the road to San Sano ends in the village, there is very limited auto traffic and noise as San Sano is a destination, not a drive through village. You will be amazed how San Sano feels 'remote', but is just 10 minutes from Radda, Gaiole, and 20 minutes to Siena, shopping, train stations, museums, and of course, the Palio.

The local hillsides are filled with vineyards, olive orchards, and small villages sporting wonderful Tuscan dishes and collectibles. Ceramics and hand made pottery shops can be found everywhere. You can site see, wine taste, relax, dine and sleep in peace. When you find San Sano, you have found 'la docle vita'.

To help in your choice of accommodations, we have left our pricing at 2013 price levels so you can enjoy a high quality accommodation within your vacation budget. For those booking with us, we also offer advice on transportation, airport arrival options, itinerary planning, rental car locations, directions, and points of interest. Part of your welcome package includes many ideas for day trips as well as an invitation to dine at one of the best Restaurants in Siena owned and operated by personal friends. Don't forget to ask about any special offers as well. We can offer a full turn key package for those needing complete services as well as partial week rentals at some times during the year.

Long Term vacation tenants are encouraged to inquire about pricing as well. Find us on Facebook stayinchianti.

Parking is so easy, right at the front door, or in the parking spaces just a few feet away, or in our car park area a short stroll through our common garden area.

If you are a couple with children and are looking for a worry free environment, then this may just be the place for you. San Sano has a small village park just across from our vineyard. There you will find swings, slides, picnic tables and play spaces - all in a safe, comfortable, and peaceful setting. Please ask if you have any questions or need further information.

We look forward to sharing our piece of heaven on earth with you here in San Sano.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    San Sano is a small village with a road leading to it, not thru it. Thus, there is little auto traffic. This is a safe place for kids. There is a small park in the village with slide, swing set, and picnic table....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    PLEASE - NO SMOKING in the apartment !...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    American style queen bed with luxurious matress....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Same as bedroom 1...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

    Available for a small additional fee for linens, etc...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) You will be challenged to find more comfortable beds anywhere in Italy !, Baby Cribs (1) Avaialble for small extra fee as well as a child high chair., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Extra charges apply for the linen and use of the sofa bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub, bidet

    Includes a beautiful view of the vineyard and garden...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Nice sized shower can accommodate two! :)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Quiet hamlet of approximately 50 people, tucked in the Chianti vineyards, 700 year old restored apartment, birds, silence, views, peace....moreless


  • Books:

    A variety of tourist books and light reading donated by the many guests who have stayed here....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    San Sano is surrounded by olive and vine covered hills. Sometimes, in the morning, you can hear the field workers singing in Italian as they work!...moreless

  • Village: This is a link to Trip Advisor about the village. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Set in a family style, dining is in the large room with the kitchen/living area. Child's highchair available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Typical Italian clothes drying rack accommodates all your needs for drying clothes. Place close to the radiators if you are using the apartment during the winter months....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Two covered spaces in the car park area or open parking within steps of the apartment....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The fireplace is decorative....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Excellent radiator heat makes this a desirable location year around....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi Fi now available in the apartment for a small one time fee per rental...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious style bedding, duvets, feather pillows and large queen size Matresses...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open style living room with very high vaulted ceilings. Oversized windows allow for great summer breezes as well as abundant natural light....moreless

  • Parking:

    You can park at the foot of the steps leading to the door for very easy unloading and loading of your car....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Additional parking at the front door and next to the building....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Wash machine located in the main living area. Uses small soap tablets found in any local store. Pack light and wash inhouse!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wi Fi now available for a small one time fee per rental if you want to use it....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    The fireplace is decorative...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Extra charges apply. There is a restaurant within 10 steps of the front door. They will supply all your meals upon request for an extra charge....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need to prepare your meals at home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Accommodates service for 8 so you don't have to constantly wash dishes....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equiped kitchen - brand new - with everything you need to prepare all of your meals at home. Service for 8 place settings....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Nice convection oven for baking, grilling, broiling....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Intimate, private balcony overlooking the small village and the vine and olive tree covered hillsides surrounding San Sano....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private lawn and garden area with patio furniture....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor Weber grill on the private balcony that you can also take to the garden area and dine al fresco on our teak table and chairs in the garden area....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool is placed at the edge of our private vineyard. You can relax in privacy surround by 30 year old grape vines!...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Wonderful jaccuzzi tub in one of the apartment bathrooms....moreless



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from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Mar 28 - Jun 5, 2015
4 night min stay
Jun 6 - Jul 10, 2015
5 night min stay
Peak Summer
Jul 11 - Sep 4, 2015
5 night min stay
Early Fall
Sep 5 - Oct 2, 2015
6 night min stay
Oct 3 - Nov 13, 2015
5 night min stay
Nov 14 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Clean - up to euro 75 €75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit €50
  • Taxes Not included


IMPORTANT NOTE: Change over day is Saturday. Short week bookings can be done as long as either check in or check out date is Saturday. The local council imposes a small tourist tax of Euro 1.50 per person per day for up to 7 days during summer season paid on site. Early booking discounts available as well. Cleaning is not included in rate quote and depends on length of stay and number of guests.

Your vacation rental is secured by a deposit of Euro 150. Depending on how far out you book, the remaining payments are spread out to make your vacation budgeting easy.

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Last updated: 04/02/2015
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18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Grotta della Ranna

Car: Necessary

Wine tasting, Florence, Siena, Cortona, Arezzo, Assisi, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montepulciano, Castello Meleto, Castello di Brollio, Felsina


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I moved to Siena in 2005 to spend a few months taking Italian classes. The few months turned into many months with weekends spent exploring the entire Tuscan region. I wandered into San Sano one afternoon, and found one of the most amazing villages I have ever seen. A borgo was under renovation, a transformation of a 700 year old structure into something inviting. It was a re-imagination of old into new. It had my name all over. Now, I can share it with you.

Why the Owner Chose San Sano:
The village of San Sano, in the heart of the Chianti in Tuscany is one of the most beautiful villages I had ever seen. It was the location for the film, Stealing Beauty. The village, just a 20 minute drive from Siena, sits atop a hill, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The little village, population 60, consists of building built from the 14th thru 16th century, but all lovingly restored. It is quiet, safe, remote, yet convenient. Visitors to the village have often asked me 'Is this a private resort?'. Imagine - an entire village that seems like a resort, all at your doorstep. Our property has its own small vineyard surrounding the gardens with the pool set on the edge. It is an amazing place.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
First and foremost is the peace and quiet. There are few places left on earth accessible where you will find absolute quiet. It is so convenient to all Tuscany has to offer, but because it sits atop a small hill, off the beaten path, you will find it to be safe, charming and quiet. Although the buildings are over 600 years old, they have been lovingly restored with all the features that make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. The luxury queen beds, feather pillows and jacuzzi bath will ensure a restful nights sleep after a day of touring. I also have a small outdoor garden area complete with teak wood table, chairs and umbrella to dine al fresco or just sit and take in the beauty of our small vineyard and pool area.

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Speaks: english, italian


  • The Village of San Sano

    The Village of San Sano

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Jacuzzi Bath

    Jacuzzi Bath

  • Updated bedroom 1 with cherub tapestry on wall

    Updated bedroom 1 with cherub tapestry on wall

  • Siena is just minutes away

    Siena is just minutes away

  • Grapes from our vineyard

    Grapes from our vineyard

  • Entrance & balcony. Park at steps for easy in & out or car park a few feet away

    Entrance & balcony. Park at steps for easy in & out or car park a few feet away

  • Just outside the apartment, stroll through the garden to the car park & pool.

    Just outside the apartment, stroll through the garden to the car park & pool.

  • Living area and Kitchen

    Living area and Kitchen

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • View from window looking out over village and hillside

    View from window looking out over village and hillside

  • Kitchen and Living area. Note hall to right leads to two bedrooms & 2 bathrooms

    Kitchen and Living area. Note hall to right leads to two bedrooms & 2 bathrooms

  • Our area pool located steps from the apartment tucked into our vineyard

    Our area pool located steps from the apartment tucked into our vineyard

  • One of the best in Tuscany right across the street with a small store adjacent

    One of the best in Tuscany right across the street with a small store adjacent

  • Gather at the small store for fresh vegatables or caffe just across the street

    Gather at the small store for fresh vegatables or caffe just across the street

  • Another view of our area pool tucked in our vineyard.

    Another view of our area pool tucked in our vineyard.

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