Bed Breakfast La Fornace di Racciano  San Gimignano - Siena Le Caggiole farmhouse in San Gimignano La Lastra Siena Visit of vineyards
and cellar with wine tasting and light-lunch Relais della Rovere hotel relais colle val d'elsa Siena Agriturismo Cesani San Gimignano - Siena


Surrounded by the fascinating hilly landscape of Montalbano where vineyards and olive groves supply excellent wines and extra virgin olive oil, Carmignano has much to offer.

CarmignanoSurrounded by the fascinating hilly landscape of Montalbano where vineyards and olive groves supply excellent wines and extra virgin olive oil, Carmignano has much to offer: local "trattorie" where to eat traditional dishes, a wealth of farms and "enoteche" (wine shops) where to drink, archaeological sites and magnificent villas to visit, ancient churches such as the Pieve di San Michele at Carmignano (the church of St. Micheal) where visitors can admire the splendid "Visitation" (XVI century) by Pontormo.

The Quinto Martini Museum Park
is a very good reason to come to Seano. Opened in May 1988, when the artist Quinto Martini was still alive, this open-air museum houses a great collection of 36 bronze statues representing all the phases of his long artistic activity.

Artimino castleComeana and Artimino
The Etruscans (VII to I century B.C.), who left a number of evidences in Comeana and Artimino, were the first important civilization in this area. Near the town of Comeana are two important Etruscan tumuli: the "Tumulo di Boschetti" (VII century BC) covering one tomb, and "the Tumulo di Montefortini" (middle of the XII century BC) covering two important tombs.
San Martino in CampoFrom Comeana the road winds upwards to walled Artimino (253 m). This charming little village, set on the top of a hill, has a rich Etruscan, Roman and medieval heritage.
Just outside Artimino, extended on the plane of the hill, lies the impressive Medici Villa "La Ferdinanda" (also called the "hundred chimneys villa", name due to the great number of chimneys on its roof, each one corresponding to a specific room inside the villa).
Pieve di San Leonardo Commissioned by Ferdinando I de' Medici to the architect Bernardo Buontalenti and built between 1596 and 1604, the Villa, where the Medici family used to go during the winter time traditionally devoted to hunting, had just a hunting lodge function.
Therefore, it has no garden and its park is the forest, the wide hunting reserve of Montalbano. Today the basement is partially occupied by the Etruscan Archaeological Museum (open since 1983), rich in Etsruscan finds discovered in the nearby archaeological areas. Beside the villa lies another important Medici building, the Paggeria Medicea.
Once used by the Court staff, the elegant rectangular structure is today an excellent hotel.

La Chiesa di San Pietro Bacchereto and Capezzana

Bacchereto is a small village well known for its ancient Villa Banci (or Bacchereto farmhouse), today a large estate producing wine and olive oil.
Nearby lie another village, Capezzana, and another beautiful 15th century villa transformed into a flourishing estate producing a range of supremely fine wines, olive oil and grappa. Capezzana is also a farmhouse.




Accommodations in the area

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    Agriturismo Casa Italia is located just outside Vinci, the birthplace of the famous artist, and welcomes you in this wonderful land, for your relaxing holiday between nature, culture and good food.
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    The charming Marignolle Relais & Charme, nestled the hills of Florence, is the ideal solution for those who want a place of excellence and relaxation and love peace and privacy without the amenities of a luxury hotel.
  • Agriturismo La Valle Farmhouse Montaione Florence Agriturismo La Valle
    In the hearth of Tuscany, less than 1 km far from Montaione, are displaced the holiday cottages of La Valle.
  • Fignano Villa Montaione Florence Fignano
    Set among the green hills of Tuscan countryside, 3 Km far from Montaione, are displaced the holiday cottages of Fignano.
  • Agriturismo Cesani Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo Cesani
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
  • Agriturismo la Lucciolaia Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo la Lucciolaia
    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
  • B&B la Fornace di Racciano Bed Breakfast San Gimignano Siena B&B la Fornace di Racciano
    La Fornace di Racciano is a lovely Bed&Breakfast a short distance from the historical centre of medieval San Gimignano. It consists of a typical Tuscan country house surrounded by a large flowery garden.
  • Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto Farmhouse San Gimignano Siena Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto
    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
  • Relais della Rovere Relais Colle Val D'Elsa Siena Relais della Rovere
    The Relais Della Rovere is a charming hotel created from the conversion of an ancient Benedictine abbey and a papal villa of the Renaissance period.
  • La Locanda Hotel Radda in Chianti Siena La Locanda
    The Country Hotel La Locanda is a old farmhouse completely restored overlooking the most beautiful landscape of Chianti Classico near the beautiful medieval village of Volpaia in Radda in Chianti.
  • Cielsereno Farmhouse Casole D'Elsa Siena Cielsereno
    The farm holiday Cielsereno is located in Casole d'Elsa in the heart of Tuscany, in the the countryside between Siena and Florence. It is a corner of paradise for those who love nature and relax.
  • Agriturismo Marciano Farmhouse Siena Siena Agriturismo Marciano
    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.

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