We went to the villa for my wife's 60th Birthday in May 2012 with 29 friends and family. The villa is about 9km from the Certaldo rail station. They have heaps of different accommodation available at varying degrees of comfort and cost. I would be happy to recommend it to anyone looking for a venue to hold an event. The villa is ideal for big dinners and has heaps of plates glasses etc.
The weather was not great during our stay and the outdoors areas would have been better utilized if it had been warmer. Here are my tips.
1 Hire a car as the roads are quite good.
2. Restaurants are close but are a little too far to venture out at night once it is dark if walking.
3. Mobile phones and wifi are not great at the Villa but are better up the hill near the road or at the apartments.
4. Gabriella and her husband are great and most helpful for anything required.
5. There lots of places to visit nearby and the grounds are comfortable to enjoy if staying home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Villa is an authentic tuscan property totally restored, it accommodate 18 people in 9 double bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, it is located in the middle of Tuscany near Florence, Siena, Pisa and close to the famous towns such as San Gimignano, Volterra, San Miniato, Certaldo. It is placed in a strategic location to visit the Tuscany region and ideal for day trips also by train. The Villa has a Tuscan classic style equipped with comfort and technology, large private garden and natural park around, Air conditioning, Wi Fi connection in all rooms, private pool with green solarium. Its dependance is at disposal for more people. Here you can relax in the unspoiled nature, or to participate in the following activities: Wine & Olive Oil Tasting, cooking classes, hiking trails and horseback riding, mountain biking and cycling routes, olive harvest in the period October 20 / 30th November. Discount card for the nearby wonderful GOLF CLUB CASTELFALFI 27 holes or relaxing in the nearby SPA center Terme Della Via Francigena. The family management is always available to their guests with helps and advices. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Sciolta Historic Villa Gambassi Terme, Italy - Tuscany