This is a typical tuscan farmhouse, although it is just a B&B today (not agriturismo). We stayed in the apartment which was in some disrepair. There were windows missing screens or screens that had big holes in them. There was a dishwasher but it did not work which the manager seemed to be aware of already, which isn't that big of a deal but there was nothing to clean dishes with by hand (had to ask for it). Also, was lacking some other basic supplies, no garbage bags for the trash, ran out of toilet paper the first day, no dish soap. Things I would assume to be pretty standard based on stays at other apartments throughout Italy.
That said, the breakfast was quite good (I only ate it one morning) and the manager makes what could possibly be the best cappuccino I've ever had. The staff were friendly and accommodating whenever you needed something.
There is a nice pool although we didn't use it.
The surroundings are fairly quiet, although there were a lot of tractors in the area as it was harvest time (to be expected). There is a nice little restaurant just 100 meters away. Food and service was good there; we went twice.
Location is fantastic. Beautiful views of San Gimignano and the surrounding area and it is only about 3 km from S.G. historic center, not really walkable but a short drive in the car.
This isn't the best place I've stayed in Tuscany, but was adequate for the price which I felt was quite reasonable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Fornace di Racciano is a lovely Bed&Breakfast in Tuscany in a short distance (2,8 Km) from the historical centre of medieval San Gimignano (Siena). It consists of a typical Tuscan country house surrounded by a large flowery garden. In the past "La Fornace di Racciano" was a furnace that produced lovely terracotta pottery using locally dug clay. Today, the building has been carefully renovated to maintain the typical features of the past, besides the modern comforts of nowadays. La Fornace di Racciano consists of nine comfortable rooms and three apartments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Fornace Di Racciano San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy