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Rustic Retreat.... for Families & Double-Dating Couples

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Former convent hay a cattle barn, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves

Echoes of the Past.....

An atmospheric and quirky residence, resonant with echoes of its past as a hay and cattle barn. Situated on a typical Tuscan raised outcrop, or 'poggio', surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, 4 miles from San Gimignano and 25 from Florence and Siena.....

Vineyard walks, stunning views, wine-tasting and tours at next-door winery, 20% discount on local health spa...

The characteristic charm of the building is its visible links to its history as a convent hay and cattle barn. The long manger and some of the original tie-up hooks have been preserved and incorporated into the main bedroom, while the sunbeams pouring through the tessellated brickwork of the living room remind us that this was where the hay was once kept fresh and aerated during storage.

This is not just a pretty hill-top retreat, it is an atmospheric and quirky residence, resonant with echoes of its past.

If you listen carefully, as you relax in the high-beamed living room, you may just catch the lingering murmurs of its ruminating former occupants echoing in the rafters…..

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Brian

Hi, I am retired from the US Air Force and my wife and I spent many years in Italy and other European countries both during my military service and afterwards. We always lived in Italian communities among Italians rather than on military bases so that our children, now grown, went to Italian schools and we all learned to speak Italian fluently.

We love Italian food, wine and the great small-town markets where you can pick up all kinds of quirky stuff!

Travi Risonanti is our Tuscan retreat, and we would like to share it with you!

What makes this barn unique

Tours and wine-tasting at next-door winery; 20% discount on local health spa

Experience more of genuine local culture by living among rural, working Tuscans, rather than surrounded by other tourists in a resort.


San Gimignano Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Clock Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet , Huge clock; Vintage 1960's plastic ducks for children's play
    Manger Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Big, characteristic wash-basin converted from former manger
  • Bathroom 1 with shower cubicle, en-suite to Bedroom 1 Bathroom 2 with bath tub and shower attachment
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Granary Bedroom - 1 double
    Manger Bedroom - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Fold-away camp-cot for youths; crib for infants/toddlers
  • Bedroom 1 King with en-suite shower bathroom; fold-away cot available for 5th person; Original manger provides high-sided, secure place where infant bedding might be placed. Bedroom 2 with French double, immediately across corridor from Clock Bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
10 minutes from railway station on Florence-Siena line, with trains every half hour in both directions and large, free parking lot. Mostra del Chianti wine festival in Montespertoli 1st week of June (30 minutes away) Mercantia International Street festival in Certaldo 3rd week of July (15 minutes away) Mostra del Chianti wine festival in Montespertoli 1st week of June (30 minutes away) English-Speaking Tuscan Cookery School in Certaldo (15 minutes away)


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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Florence; Pisa
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Badia a Elmi
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Raccordo Firenze-Siena (SI-FI)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Badia a Elmi: Latini
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $61.53
Cleaning $110.76
Pet Fee $43.07

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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