Travel Blogs from San Gimignano
... in European galleries as well. He visited Europe and in particular San Gimignano in the 1950's and 1960's to paint and sketch. Well we came and had a look and feel glad that we did. It is a funny sort of town; hillside of course with big walls, narrow windy streets, lots of tourists and shops catering for them. It's big difference to others we saw were the towers. The buildings are primarily stone and most seemed to be in good shape. We have wondered who pays for ...
Today we head through real Tuscan countryside with its ups and downs and fantastic vistas of chequerboard fields of vines, olive groves and other crops. its all still really green despite the growing heat, so we have some fabulous riding over a variety of roads: mostly back roads, and a couple of gravel roads, including today a river ford, which was fun. We stop at Volterra for coffee in a lovely garden setting. ...
Having spent the last couple of weeks running about the Italian countryside in varying degrees of movement, we'd decided that the best use of our last full day here at the agriturismo was to simply relax. Enjoy the view, the pool, and the provided dinner. To just … sit for a while. Over breakfast, we perused the menu for the tonight's dinner and found ourselves somewhat underwhelmed with the described meal. Since, as the menu informed is, we had until 5:00 to ...
... right track!
I just loved Florence with its designer clothing boutiques and beautiful window displays giving a fashionable look to all of these ancient medieval buildings. There was something about this city that made you want to live here! That’s right! I really felt comfortable and at home here! Ok…...that settles it, we’re moving here! Ha, ha, ha
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... was possibly one of the best things we have ever tried!
We enjoyed a typical tuscan lunch overlooking the rolling hills, and capped off the feast with a glass of Limoncello.
We then went to the old mountain top village of San Gianimango where resides the world champion gelato maker! OMG this gelato was like heaven! We tried strawberry, rosemary, chocolate and mango flavours! Delissio!!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Pescille San Gimignano
Hotel Pescille was absolutely wonderful. It is perched on one of the many hills of San Gimignano you can get gorgeous views of the old town and its many towers.
The hotel has everything one could ask for. Spacious, clean and excellently air conditioned rooms, fantastic facilities including the swimming pool, internet, gardens and parking. We had a delicious barbeque brunch next to the pool on one day which would be highly recommended.
The only thing the hotel does not have is a restuarant for dinners but the staff at reception recommneded a couple of excellent ones about a kilometre away
The hotel is about a 4-5 minute drive to old town of San Gimignano so a car is essential. The hotel was far better than some of the 4 star hotels we stayed in. We would, without hesitation, stay there again.
Hotel Pescille was a wonderful place to stay with my wife and two daughters in late June 2004. A beautiful converted farm house with amazing gardens and a very large, clean (and unsually deep) pool was a welcome respite after touring museums and churches throughout Italy. The rooms were well appointed, air-conditioned, and very clean. The very friendly staff seemed to be constantly cleaning and maintaining this beautiful place.
The breakfast was marvelous as was the wonderful outdoor brunch. The Pescille wine was delicious (we bought some bottles to take home). The four of us agreed that this was the most heavenly place we stayed in all of Italia.
A Traveler's Delightful Respite
May 2004. We thoroughly enmeshed ourselves into this magic farmhouse setting. We stayed in a two bedroom suite with a private veranda. It was just lovely. The farm setting was a wonderful respite from the large cities. The staff was eager to help and the environment was restive and just what we needed after long drives in Tuscany. It's closeness to Florence makes it a delightful stop as you work your way north.
i would recommend this hotel only for those with their own cars, as taxis are rare and very expensive in the area.the rooms are simple, nothing special, but the garden is very nice and spaceous.
The Hotel Pescille is situated a few kilometers from San Gimignano in the middle of the spectacular Tuscan countryside. From the window of our gorgeous room we could see the towers of San Gimignano across the valley. It was heaven! The grounds are lovely as is the pool, the breakfast, and the proprietors--all of whom are very friendly. We've stayed there twice and will go again the next time we're in Tuscany.