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Farmhouse Bioagriturismo Podere Pretoia - San Gimignano

Localita San Benedetto 53 - San Gimignano

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Price starting from 75 .00
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Bioagriturismo Podere Pretoia offers farm house accommodation in the Val d'Elsa area.

This San Gimignano farm house offers complimentary bicycles and a garden.

Staff can provide tour/ticket assistance.

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Guest Rating 9.4 Outstanding!
Based on 28 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

My daughter and I had a wonderful five days at the farmhouse. A real holiday. Exce...

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Farmhouse Facilities at Bioagriturismo Podere Pretoia

  • Pets accepted
  • Garden
  • City tour
  • Free parking

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 1 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Bioagriturismo Podere Pretoia Farmhouse reviews

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Czech Republic

Very nice accomodation, very pleasant service, wellcome wine and eggs :-), beautiful country - history and nature. I recommend placing GPS on web side and in contact address and better navigating from the main road. Except it - everything was wonderfull. Thank you for nice holiday for me and my parents :-)

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States

Our travel to Podere Pretoia started off rocky, but soon turned around. Our GPS failed to show some new roads and quickly had us lost. A quick call to Clara, and she came to our rescue. The apartment was spacious and clean, with a lot of personality. The grapes and fresh figs were wonderful snacks. The wine left at our door one evening was a nice surprise. Clara, Sandra, and all of the family that we came across, even with it being harvest time, were gracious and greeted us as old friends. The property was beautiful when we were there and the smell of freshly crushed grapes, directly below the apartment (The living areas were actually on the second floor of the building), was nice to wake up to each morning. It was convenient to both San Gimignano and Certaldo, both neat towns to walk through and have dinner. Certaldo we could see lit up at night from the kitchen window, as if it were a post card. The only issue we had, which was quickly resolved, was the on-demand hot water. Being Americans, we were not quite sure how they worked. It seems that the pressure, for some reason, dropped low enough to trigger an error. Once we figured out how to reset it, it was fine the entire stay. Also, the farm dog, our guide for the walks through the vineyard was friendly and patient, when we fell behind. All in all a wonderful, yet small, farm and would definitely go back.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

I find Italy in general like a rip off regarding the restaurants service and food. The only place I realy enjoy was sud of Italy ( good food at the right price) . Another annoying think is the service not included in the bill. In Siena we end up with 15 euro on top of the bill for service . The hotel was good . The only inconvenient was the fact that Doesn't Have Internet and we had a problem with the hot water ( long time for the boiler to heat ) Near by is a very nice restaurant with a great house wine Antico Desco. Highly recommended.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • GB

Podere Pretoia was in a beautiful location surrounded by Olive Trees and grape vines. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were given oil, wine, fruit and bread all produced by the owners. It appealed to us even more as the owners speak limited English and it gave me a chance to practice my Italian. We will hopefully return next year.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

First of all, the owners are very, very welcoming and helpful. They gave us fresh fruit and vegetables from their garden and also pizzas, cake, wine, olive oil and eggs. The flat was very clean and the kitchen fully equipped. This was our first time in Tuscany and we expected more greenery around the house together with the lawns, however in August everything was dry and dusty. There is nothing to do in the house sourroundings and we found the farmyard not very safe for young children. But anyway - the flat itself is very nice and the hosts are wonderful people. We strongly recommend visiting San Gimignano which is really nearby.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This place was wonderful. A haven away from the craziness we met each day during our travels and adventures. Such a beautiful area and the view from our bedrooms - Beautiful. Just like you see in the movies. It was very late the night we arrived as we had gotten lost trying to find the place. Our host actually drove out to meet us when we called her so we could follow her back to the farmhouse. When we arrived, there was a bottle of wine waiting for us in the apt. as well as a basket of fresh grapes which we very much appreciated. We had not eaten all day and when Chiara (sp)our host asked if she could get us anything, we told her a bit of bread would be nice. 10 minutes later when we had not heard back from her we knocked on her door only to find her in the process of making us fresh bread where We graciously informed her that was not necessary. On our 3rd day there we asked for directions a "laundromat". Grandma came over and showed us how to use their washing machine and even helped us do our laundry. Everyone was great. Only reason I could not totally rate with 10s was it was a bit difficult to find. But A wonderful, wonderful place. Best place we stayed during our two week trip. Would definitely revisit and have already recommended to several others who are looking to visit Italy in the next year.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Fantastico! Mauro and his family welcomed my husband and I with warmth and hospitality. They brought us their own fresh tomatoes, figs, oil and wine. The apartment is spacious and the view amazing. The countryside location is a short drive to the city of San Gimignano, a selection of outstanding restaurants, and is centrally located for exploring beautiful Tuscany. We would definitely come back.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Fantastic place to stay!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This lodging at Podere Pretoia was definitely the best we had in Italy! Both my daughter and I enjoyed the homeiness and spaciousness of the apartment. I LOVED opening up the shutters to to fantastic view of San Gimignano and surrounding countryside! I also appreciated the artistic decor and personal touches. My daughter was thrilled that Mauro's son was able to hook her up to the internet(!). I enjoyed the wonderful wine and olive oil, as well as fresh farm eggs. Just a few suggestions: a drying line for hand washed clothes would be nice. Also, the refrigerator was not really working- had to throw food away. There was a small table and chair set up outside but I didn't know if it was for us or not... The owners spoke barely any English and tended to keep to themselves.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

Everything was excellent: beautiful views, the apartaments, home food (vine, eggs, bread, the pizza and etc.) It was a little problem with the location but it doesn't matter. We really enjoyed our first trip to Italy and it was a pleasure to stay here!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Taiwan

Great farm and beautiful countryside! Our family enjoyed it very much! The produce (tomato, eggs, wine, bread...)offered by the host is generous and much appreciated!

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

The view from the appartment was great, sitting at the table outside and dining , we enjoyed the surroundings. The family was very welcoming and the wine, fresh fruit, eggs and warm bread were delicious. The only thing we didn't like were the mosquitos in the evening. Especially we liked our visit to Volterra and Siena.

7.9 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This was our second week here and was just as good as the first. A wonderful place to stay in Toscana and with a lovely family who provided us with home made bread, olive oil, wine and eggs etc.

7.9 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A wonderful farm stay where we were provided with home made bread; their own wine; eggs and olive oil as well as vegies. Had a great stay with a lovely family and at a very good price. A beautiful place in Toscana. Difficult to find using our sat nav. Got directions over phone from owner and then found the farm.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

I Cannot recommend this place enough. A gorgeous characterful place in tuscany but near enough ( 10 mins) to the main traffic routes that getting around is easy. Sandra and Mauro were the perfect hosts and their welcome gifts and continuing hospitality were much appreciated after a long day travelling.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

Podere Pretoia is a beautiful place. It is located in the centre of Tuscany, within easy sriving distance of pretty much everything in the region. Obviously, you need a car to get there and travel around. The appartment (there is only one) is excellent, spotlessly clean and very well appointed with bedding, kitchen utensils, etc. We even found a couple of bottles of wine (from the farm's own production), olive oil, spices, biscuits, fruits, etc. - everything as a welcome gift. The owners/operators are very nice people. We would wholeheartedly recommend this place and would go there for another vacation any day...

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

We were looking for a place to sleep in san geminiano. we found this one on the internet and we were not sure about it because it seemed like too good to be true: the price was extremly low and the photos were amazing.there were no other reviews but we decided to take a chance. the place is amazing!!! the view, the huge appartment, the manager...everything! and all for a realy low price (50 a night in august)

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

beautiful surroundings, certaldo and san gimingiano very close, good restaurants nearby. amazing views!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Poland

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Ukraine

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Africa

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

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10 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 2-room Bioagriturismo Podere Pretoia. Business travelers visiting the San Gimignano area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access. For comfort and convenience, each guest room comes with a separate sitting and dining area. Bathrooms are outfitted with showers. Additional comforts include blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Farmhouse Bioagriturismo Podere Pretoia

Bocaccio House - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
Certaldo Alto - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
Palazzo Pretorio - 3.5 km / 2.2 mi
Tenuta Torciano Winery - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Piazza delle Erbe - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Podesta's Palace - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Torre Grossa - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Collegiata di San Gimignano - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Piazza Duomo - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Loggia del Comune - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
San Gimignano Communal Palace - 5.9 km / 3.6 mi
Museum of Torture - 5.9 km / 3.7 mi
Piazza della Cisterna - 5.9 km / 3.7 mi
Museum San Gimignano 1300 - 6 km / 3.7 mi
The preferred airport for Bioagriturismo Podere Pretoia is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 34.2 km / 21.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Country House Bioagriturismo Podere Pretoia

  • Free parking