We booked La Ripa for 3 families (all with children from 8 - 16) to stay for 1 week and celebrate my 50th Birthday with a party in San Gimigniano. We had the 2 story I Ghiri apartment which was so tastefully and artistically decorated our kitchen and bedroom windows had a direct view onto San Gimiginiano. The pool area, olive groves and gardens are superb and tended with love. The owners have 2 dogs that roam and mix freely with the guests. The ambience in the Villa is superb. Finding the place is very difficult and it starts because when you enter Loc Santa Maria 70 it takes you 6 km in the opposite direction. We had to ring the owner twice to get better directions. The villa is actually in Ugliani and not San Gimigiano. As others have said you go 5 mins down the road to Poggibonsi for supplies at PAMs (the local supermarket). The villa is close to the main road for easy access to Sienna, Florence and Pisa. We loved our stay and would recommend to anyone looking for a well equipped Tuscan Villa with ambience. The villa is a 7 km drive from San Gimigiano itself. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Our villa was fully stocked with all the utensils you need for cooking and entertaining. Our other friends ahd the larger villa with the covered terrace and we spent every afternoon and evening sitting & drinking out there. With the sun setting at 10pm you can still enjoy the villa even when you return from sightseeing late in the afternoon. Only area for improvement would be ceiling fans or fans in the rooms as when it is very hot you need to keep you window open for any breeze.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Ripa is a farmhouse with an old fashioned taste. Four apartments that look like they grew up one on the other along the centuries without a precise project, they have given birth to an interesting and unique structure.To embellish the whole structure, a deep green, scented crown: our garden. And a shining blue pearl: our swimming pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Az. Agr. La Ripa San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy