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Farmhouse Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara - San Gimignano

Localita Racciano 9 - San Gimignano

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Situated just 1.4 miles (2 kilometers) from San Gimignano, Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara welcomes travelers and holidaymakers to the Tuscan countryside. Dating back to 1183, this historic hilltop accommodation offers the perfect way to enjoy a quiet Italian vacation. Here, guests can feel the spell of the past and enjoy serenity surrounded by hilly countryside. Nearby there is an old church with its own history.

In the building, with an interior that dates back to 1800, there is an old natural cellar dug out from the yellow earth-stone named tufo - ideal for preserving wine with its constant low temperatures. The agritourism property offers homemade products to sample and purchase, such as olive oil and various wines.

The family owners can offer advice about rural recreation and tourism. For hiking lovers, San Gimignano can be reached on foot via an 262-foot (800-meter) white-stone road. The accommodation provides a shuttle service to and from to San Gimignano's center.

This property also offers complimentary wireless Internet access, luggage storage, and a wine store. Please note that pets and service animals are not allowed in the property.

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Guest Rating 9.1 Wonderful!
Based on 68 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

This place is amazing. They make their own superb wine and olive oil. The rooms a...

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Breakfast at Farmhouse Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara

A free full breakfast is available between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Farmhouse Facilities at Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara

  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Garden
  • Free parking

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 12:30 PM and 8:30 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


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.

9.4

Clean

9.3

Location

9.3

Quiet

10

Spacious

9.0

Service

Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara Farmhouse reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

Very beautiful clean place. The owner is very nice. It's a peaceful place to come back to. We stayed there for 3 night and everything was perfect Thank you

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Czech Republic

Fantastic Peoples in Farm Home. I recommend it.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We really enjoyed the friendly family atmosphere which prevailed in the house.Although the owners only spoke in Italian we managed to communicate with each other thanks to our basic knowledge of Italian and their friendliness.One of their sons masters spoken English quite well.He gave us useful tips to enjoy our stay and drove us through their vineyards,which was quite pleasant.The place is really peaceful with a nice view on San Gimigliano.However,you need a car to drive you there as walking along the road is quite dangerous.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Slovakia

This was the best farm house ever.There is nothing i was not satisfied with.Excellent!

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Realy very nice and sociable people. although they didn´t talk very much German or English we had a great conversation with them told them our plans our experiences and got every information we wanted. Highlight was when teir son alesio showed us the win yard, the hole farm and he took very much time for us. It was a great pleasure and very interesting to listen him. All in all: A great staying!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

excellent people, excellent vine, excellent attitude, nice vineyard area, reasonable price, very recommended

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

It is for sure an "agriturismo" to recommend to all those wishing to fully relax in a very quiet and "warm" environment where the kindness and the competence of the host is simply perfect. My family and myself fully enjoyed the staying at "Il colombaio di S.Chiara"

5.1 Ordinary
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Africa

We stayed in San Gimignano for 3 days. The bed and breakfast is located just outside the centre of the town (approx 1.5 km walk). The Farm Home has beautiful views and the room was clean and spacious. The breakfast was very ordinary, but adequate. Unfortunately, the one family member who is able to speak English was not available and there is no one else who can communicate in English. We found it strange that our bed was not made up once during our stay, the dirt bin was not emptied and toilet paper not replenished. As we were not able to communicate with anyone this presented a problem! The people we did have dealings with seemed to be genuine, nice people but it is not acceptable to not have your room attended in 3 days.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Great people, very nice and welcoming. The rooms are spatious, clean, nice and relaxing. 10 min walk from the center of San Gimignano.

7.8 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • South Africa

Charming farm setting. Comfortable family-run inn. One room was very spacious, the other not. Very close to town, but not practical without a car. Very hospitable.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

My 13 year old daughter and I stayed for four nights and loved every minute of it. Both Mario and Franka were incredibly generous and welcoming. They do not speak English but that did not effect our stay. I quite enjoyed trying out my few words of Italian and they were ever so patient with me.(I never got to meet their son who speaks English).We stayed in the room with the kitchen(the only kitchen) which was stocked with some basics. It was lovely sipping on wine and enjoying a meal out on the patio overlooking the countryside. We did find the white road that goes to San Gimignano. Just backtrack along the road (direction S.G.)to the first sharp corner to the right..a small ravine..and it's on your left(about 100 to 200 yards from the driveway). It looks like it could be a driveway but it's not. It forks immediately and you want to stay to the right. My daughter loved staying at Il Colombaio and wants to return there. If you love the countryside, peace and quiet, friendly atmosphere and a real working farm I would highly recommend a stay at Il Colombaio.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

The owners were a very charming couple, and their son also.Our breakfast was served in their diningroom and they were very gentle. We are very please with the location.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very nice operation by Alessio and the breakfast by grandma was super!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was just an awesome experience for us. We loved the place and the people.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Malta

I definitely recommend it and if in the area again will return to Il Colombaio. We arrived very late in the evening and found the farm house with the help of directions given by other guests on venere.com. I suggest that the landlady, who is extremely nice, includes in location, the direction as given by Vicki Brooks Oct 2007 in the guests review.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The farm home was very nice,and our hosts were very pleasant. It is a ways from town, but that is exactly what we wanted. We would definitely return for another visit.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The most charming and delightful stay. Alessio and his family made us welcome and were ever so helful while we muddled our way to the area. They went above and beyond the call of duty and made us feel as family.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

Il Colombaio is a pleasant farmhouse close to San Gimignano. The rooms are spacious and very quiet. It has a pleasant outdoor sitting area where you can watch the surrounding beautiful Tuscan scenery. The owners produce their own very tasteful white wine and olive oil. It has an excellent position for visiting Volterra, the Chianti area, Colle di Val d' Elsa, Monterrigione, Certaldo, and Siena.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

San Gimignano is a wonderful town to stroll, shop and sit in the town square enjoying drink, food & people watching. The local artists and restaurants were greatly appreciated. Staying at Il Colombaio Di Santachiara was icing on the cake. It was great to walk out of the front door and sit on the patio overlooking the Tuscany country side. The rooms were spacious and everything was very clean. The family is great!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Mario and his family are very sweet and accommodating though you'll need to brush up on your Italian. He and his wife speak very little english and their son isn't always around. Beautiful views, very clean rooms; interiorly, exactly what I expected from their pictures. The place was hard for us to find in the dark. There is a neighborhood called Santa Chiara just down the hill from the entrance to San Gimignano. This is NOT where they're located. As you're headed towards San G., before you get to the neighborhood of Santa Chiara, there will be a round-about that has an arrow pointed towards Voltarre. that's the way to go. It's down that street on the right. Keep your eyes open for their sign. We had a lovely time and would return in a heartbeat!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

The lovely little spot is just south of San Gimignano towards San Donato and not in the direction of the Santa Chiara sign on the edge of town. Lovely quiet little spot, clean and cool. Nice breakfast in the morning. The host is very kind but does not speak a word of English so a few key Italian phrases can be very helpful.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

Very nice family!.Big, clean room that was cool and dark at night. Breakfast served in the familys kitchen, maybe a bit poor but ok. Good location for us that had a car, we never found out how to walk into town... We would absolutly come back and recommend it to everyone!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Some difficult to find it, but perfect rooms and services.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

On reviendra, tout simplement ! Grazie mille Alexio.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

A better map and directions would be useful. We arrived after dark and had trouble seeing the lighted signs. Suggest the directions include something like "Our driveway is at the bottom of the hill, about 1 kilimeter from San Gimignano on the road leading to Castel de San Gimignano. It is on the west side of the road directly across from a bar."

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Nous avons passé un formidable séjour, dans une suite digne d'un grand hôtel, et avec un accueil familial que nous n'aurions su espérer. Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara restera pour nous une référence inoubliable. Grazie mille, Franca, Mario, Alessio e i suoi fratelli.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This place was lovely. Beautiful bathroonm and shower and spotlessly clean. The family were really helpful and friendly. Breakfast in the house was good. The only problem was the walk into the town. We managed it well but it could be difficult for people with poor mobility or with children because it's steep and part of it is on a main road with no pavement and on a bend, quite dangerous at night or after a bottle of chianti. Absolutley fine if you had a car, we were using public transport.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This was our most favorite place in Italy. What a beautiful room, set up and people. Mom and Dad do not speak english however, Alessandro was more than helpful on the check in telling us the near by towns to check out. Remote, but so worth it!!!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

An extremely helpful family who provided a high quality service combined with a family atmosphere. Delightful surroundings close enough to walk to San Gim. Strongly recommend to anyone seeking to stay on a working property not far from the action

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We absolutely loved this place. The warm welcome and hospitality of the family who owns/runs this was so wonderful - we wished we had time to stay a few more days!

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Cyprus

very beautiful place. Rooms are new and nicely decorated. it is located a bit outside san gimigliano city and it has beautifull vineyards all around. The owners produce their own wine and olive oil which is very good. Very friendly couple , we had breakfast at their kitchen every morning and Mrs Franka made very tasty cakes. Just remember that they dont accept credit cards so pay with cash.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

My girlfriend & I stayed here in May 2004. Beautiful location 2kms from San Gimi but the owners told us about a shortcut which cut the walk to town to 20mins..brilliant! Very friendly family run, except nobody spoke English because their daughter was away. We managed with our pigeon Italian and they tried hard to explain. VERY clean, beautiful rooms with fantastic furniture. Croissants and sweet cake for breakfast -with coffee of course. The open hearth stove at breakfast was a nice touch as well.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

A wonderful stay in a 3 guestrooms home, We felt just as part of the family who is running the business, the scenery is fantastic, a car shuttle is available next door ( for a small fee ) to take guests to San Giminiano town. Since the family produces wine (and olive oil),sampling of these products is available: the red wine vintage 2001 is a pure delight !

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • South Africa

Our stay vas very special and the owner made us feel great

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Austria

a very friendly family! we will come again!!!!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Brazil

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Israel

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

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7.7 Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

5.3 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

4.1 Ordinary
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

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Room Details

Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara has 5 guest rooms. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the San Gimignano area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and complimentary toiletries.

Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Mini fridge
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Farmhouse Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara

Museum San Gimignano 1300 - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Piazza della Cisterna - 1.6 km / 1 mi
San Gimignano Communal Palace - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Collegiata di San Gimignano - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Piazza Duomo - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Podesta's Palace - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Torre Grossa - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Loggia del Comune - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Piazza delle Erbe - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Museum of Torture - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Sovestro in Poggio Winery - 2 km / 1.3 mi
Tenuta Torciano Winery - 7.2 km / 4.5 mi
Colle di Val d'Elsa Cathedral - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
Piazza Arnolfo di Cambio - 8.3 km / 5.2 mi
The preferred airport for Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 40.9 km / 25.4 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 Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara

  • Free parking