The apartment belongs to an independent building (100 meters from the farm centre), and is surrounded by gardens well equipped for outdoor life. The house has been built and remodeled in many periods of time, around a old chapel of the year 1000. The apartment is a typical Tuscan farm house with its well preserved characteristics: the room arrangement, the big fireplace in the kitchen, the pavement of old terracotta tiles and the wooden roof. The apartment is fairly big, with large and cool rooms, and fully equipped for a confortable stay.
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Why Andrea Cappelli chose Certaldo
The Azienda Agricola Santa Maria a Sciano (Certaldo) produces Chianti wine and oil and is located in between Florence and Siena. It is placed at the top of a hill, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, from where it offers a marvelous panorama 360 degree wide on the characteristic Tuscan countryside. An ideal place for a relaxing holiday and also for cultural sightseeing, owing to its strategic geographical position. From here one can easily reach historic towns, charming villages and famous places for wine and food. The farm holidays activity (agriturismo) was started in 1993 with a unique apartment that ensures complete freedom and quietness to guests. Since then, it has been running continuously with the help of international travel agencies. Starting from 2013, it is offered directly through this website.
We loved our stay! It was beautiful, clean, excellent communication, the setting was amazing!
The walks around a the property were so gorgeous and it was so quiet. Easy to travel to other areas with a car. Hosts were very helpful and quick to get back with any questions we had. I would highly recommend this place for a big family or a group to enjoy a lovely Tuscan getaway.
An amazingly beautiful and most comfortable home with spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside!
We enjoyed every minute at Casale Lancialberti. The home was spacious and well-equipped with all the conveniences needed for a comfortable stay. The outdoor seating areas were fabulous for a relaxing day of reading or watching the sunset with a glass of wine. The location was convenient to the train station (for day trips to Siena or Florence) and for car trips to other beautiful small towns. Andrea and Christina were gracious hosts, providing us with phone and e-mail contacts should we have any questions or problems (of which we had none).
Tuscany farmhouse with stunning surroundings
This would be a 5 star review with some minor changes. Spacious farmhouse with stunning surroundings in excellent location for exploring all of Tuscany. Easily accommodated 6 adults with room for more (beds for 8).Loved near by Certaldo with easy access to train station. Unfortunately the weather was unusually cold and this large stone farmhouse has inadequate heating...space heaters for the bedrooms would have easily solved the problem..hallway heat pump unit was unable to warm up the bedrooms.Cozy kitchen with large fireplace was wonderful. Hot water tank too small for 6 adults to shower comfortably. Andrea and Christina our hosts were delightful and very accommodating. Communication prior to our visit was easy and timely. During our stay quite attentive to our needs.Would highly recommend this property..would be PERFECT in the summertime.
Beautiful setting, perfect house
We stayed in this marvelous hilltop house for a week with our 4 adult children. The very old, classic home has been in the owners' family for generations. It is roomy and comfortable (holds 8 adults easily), with shaded gardens that have views of both sunrise and sunset and plenty of room for reading, napping, or tossing a frisbee; there's also a charcoal grill, as well as an arbored outdoor table where we ate most of our meals. The surrounding fields are working vineyards and olive groves. The well-appointed kitchen, which we stocked with frequent visits to the huge Coop-Fi store in Certaldo, kept us happily fed. A dishwasher and a washing machine are huge plusses.
It is a private house--there are no other guests--so you will be listening only to the frogs, the crickets, the occasional dog, and a little distant traffic. It's within easy day-trip distance of San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, and the beach. If you are only a little more ambitious, you can also take day trips to Bologna or Orvieto.
Note that the internal stairs might make it a bad choice for people with limited mobility or for toddlers, but it is a safe and pleasant setting for even children of preschool age.
Finally, Andrea and Cristina are wonderfully friendly and helpful. Ask them to give you a peek inside the 1000-year-old chapel around which the house is built!
If you are looking for luxury, this is not your house. But if you are looking for a classic, comfortable, roomy, well-cared-for, beautifully set house near most of Tuscany's most famous cities, you will love it! The week we spent there was the centerpiece of our vacation.
Thank you very much for your nice description.
We would not have found better words ourselves;
hope to see you again in the future.
Schönes Haus, wundervolle Lage, freundliche Vermieter. Nur die Zufahrtsstrasse ist sehr schlecht, mit Sportwagen nicht befahrbar.
Thank you very much for the very positive comments.
Regarding the white road to access the house, we agree that
it is a bit bumpy, but it can be done with normal cars.
Our house is the countryside, in a nice and quiet place.
A good road would also bring more traffic and we will loose
Une belle maison Toscane
C’est une maison ancienne parfaitement entretenue et rénovée dans le style avec
Des pièces spacieuses et confortables. Elle est perchée au sommet d’une colline d’oú on a une vue dominante sur la campagne Toscane. Le jardin est agréable et les alentours sont très bien entretenus. Un vrai espace de sérénité.
Andréa et Christina, les propriétaires sont très accueillants et heureux de faire partager la beauté de cette demeure.
L’endroit est Idéalement situé pour visiter Sienne et Florence Soit en voiture soit avec le train qui est la solution la plus simple, la gare étant à 3 km. Le village de San Gimignano est à 20 mns en voiture et Volterra à 45 mns et sont des étapes indispensables.
By car: from national highway A1 near Florence, take freeway Florence-Siena towards Siena and exit at Poggibonsi Nord. Continue towards Certaldo until exit for
Vico d'Elsa. From there follow direction Certaldo for 2km. Right after the Certaldo town milepost, you will find a white road on the right, with sign Agriturismo Casale Lancialberti.
GPS position: 43°32'6.39”N – 11°4'15,58”E.
By train: Certaldo stop on the line Florence-Siena. Connections with Pisa and the Tuscan seashore.
Airports: Florence (Amerigo Vespucci) 50km – Pisa (Galileo Galilei) 85km.
The apartment has a convenient central location inside Tuscany, from which many touristic sites can be reached very easily: San Gimignano km 15 - Colle Val d'Elsa km 20 - Greve in Chianti Km 40 - Firenze km 45 – Siena Km 40 – – Volterra km 45 - Pisa Km 85.
The village of Certaldo at 2km offers, besides a charming medieval hamlet, all facilities: supermarket, shops, first aid, train station, swimming pool, tennis courts. The nearest hospital is at 10km in Poggibonsi.
Additional information about rental rates
Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffa base per 4 persone; possibilita' di alloggiare altre 4 persone al costo di 5 euro/persona/notte, Riscaldamento a pellet 5-10 euro/giorno, Deposito cauzionale 150 euro, Pagamento on-line alla prenotazione oppure caparra richiesta alla prenotazione e saldo prima dell'arrivo, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in loco