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“Wonderful Tuscany Villa” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Borghetto di San Gimignano Agriturismo

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Il Borghetto di San Gimignano Agriturismo
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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
“Wonderful Tuscany Villa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Lovely location, great owners and next to the oldest winery in Europe. Take advantage of the nights meals are offered - you can buy wine at dinner and if you don't finish it take it back to the villa. Owners gave excellent suggestions and advice for local authentic Tuscany restaurants and things to do.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank JANE D
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BorghettoSGimignano, Proprietario at Il Borghetto di San Gimignano Agriturismo, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Ciao Jane,
It was our complete pleasure having you at il Borghetto and thank you for visiting us.
We look forward to your return visit whenever you find your way back to Tuscany.
The Bimbi family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed in the 3 bedroom La Capanna Sopra self-contained bungalow which was ideal for us - 3 adult couples. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The accomodation was clean and comfortable and perfect for a family holiday. We ate at Il Borghetto on two nights of our week-long stay and can highly recommend the excellent meals at very reasonable prices. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed the lovely pool area. It was great to have the cafés and restaurants of San Gimignano close but not too close. We can also recommend the excellent cooking class given by Patrizia.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Bern D
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WEST VANCOUVER
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We were looking forward to our 9 nights as were told this place was great!!

The lovely people, welcoming environment and great food on nights they offered meals were all perfect!!!

We even took one of the frequent cooking classes one morning and ended up relaxing over the lively and lovely lunch until 3:00 pm... Great day!

We explored by car but did like the short 50 minute walk to San Gimignano a few times too when we were sick of driving....

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JillandMike_11
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BorghettoSGimignano, Proprietario at Il Borghetto di San Gimignano Agriturismo, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear Jill and Mike,
we thank you so much for your kind quick note that you left just after your departure. We are so pleased to know that your expectations were satisfied and that you enjoyed our dinners and cooking class too. Hoping that the memories of your stay here will be a good company in the winter months we wish you all the best and say you ARRIVEDERCI!!
Simona and all the Bimbi Family
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We were 2 couples and stayed at Il Borghetto in their 2 bedroom apartment on the ground floor with a large private patio/garden overlooking the Tuscany hills. Great location for day trips to Siena, Pisa and many wineries. A wonderful property with all the amenities and a superb family staff. We hope to go back soon.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anthony L
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BorghettoSGimignano, Proprietario at Il Borghetto di San Gimignano Agriturismo, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Ciao Anthony,
grazie mille for your kind note. It was such a pleasure to meet you and to chat with you during your stay, you and your party have been very kind and friendly to us.
You promised you will be back and we hope it will be soon!
Till then all the best,
Famiglia Bimbi
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

I echo all of the great preceding reviews: the apartments, the facilities, the location, the views, the service, the hospitality, the cooking classes, the patio dinners, the staff friendliness and helpfulness…all are highly praiseworthy. But there is one flaw in this otherwise ideal facility that may be of little consequence to some but should be anticipated. For the style of touring that we follow, it did cause difficulty.

During our vacations, we tend to use information sources on the internet, TA and others sites, to decide on a day to day basis what restaurants to choose, what attractions to focus on given weather/road conditions, etc. We also use the internet to keep in contact with our business activities. Il Borghetto does provide wireless internet connection. But the only location where wireless is accessible is in an outdoor courtyard,

The week of our stay, we had three days of rain which made internet connection problematic. On rainless days the connection was very weak and very very slow. (It could takes minutes for a page to load. One important on-line transaction took me close to an hour to complete).

This greatly constrained our ability to make cogent plans for touring an area. This was offset to some extent by the very helpful ladies at the front desk who provided excellent recommendations for dining in San Gimignano. But for other hill towns, Volterra, Montepulciano, Montalcino, etc. they were less able to help. We also were constrained in our ability to make advanced booking at very popular restaurants in our next stop, Florence These better dining spots normally require reservations be made days in advance, which we were unable to secure. This all meant that our dining experiences, one of the primary appeals for vacationing in Tuscany, was less than optimal.

But let me clear. In no way would this deficiency keep us from returning to Il Borghetto. The villa is spectacular and we had a marvelous time. But next time, we will know to do our internet restaurant research BEFORE arriving. We do look forward eagerly to that next visit.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank frankrib
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BorghettoSGimignano, Proprietario at Il Borghetto di San Gimignano Agriturismo, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Frankrib,
we thank you so much for your review and we are so glad that you have enjoyed everything here: the food, the apartment, the ground, the views etc.. We also have enjoyed your kindness, friendship and thank you for staying at the villa.
While we are sorry that the wifi was a bit of a problem for you. The connection is sometimes slower in the countryside and it also depends on how many people are connected at the same time and what they are downloading, but we will work to improve this service if possile. We are glad to know that our suggestion for local restaurants in our area was helpful to you. About the quality of restaurants which are 80 kms away it is not easy for us to be updated as during the season we are always here and we really have no chance to enjoy dinner so far away. What we do with pleasure is to suggest restaurants that have been tryed by previous guests. For sure when we will have more free time as the season slow down we will go, try and test some restaurants in the best known touristic places ( many of them during the winter are closed ); it will be a good excuse for us to feel us too on vacation!!!   Thanks again and really look forward to your next visit!
Famiglia Bimbi
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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

This vacation property lies halfway between the hilltop city of San Gimignano and the town of Poggibonsi. It is centrally located for short day trips to many wonderful places in the Tuscany area.
The property, while slightly difficult to find, overlooks vineyards and hills and from the vineyard you can see the walled fortress of San Gimignano.
Our very large room and separate bedroom was spacious and comfortable. They prepare home cooked four course dinners three times a week and we enjoyed each and every one.
The entire family and staff were most welcoming and very very helpful and accommodating.
This was truly a pleasure to stay for a week and we would recommend it to anyone wishing to see the amazing sights of the Tuscany area.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank 890Sue39
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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at Il Borghetto for a week in September 2013. We had a truly wonderful time. Our apartment was spacious and fully equipped, the view from the bedroom across the Tuscan Hills was simply amazing. The meals were delicious and the setting beautiful, we were glad the weather was warm enough to sit outside. I participated in the cooking class, it was fantastic! The staff were helpful beyond compare and very friendly. The location is fantastic. It is only a short drive to many local towns, all of which are unique. It is an easy drive to Florence (parking outside the city walls). We hope to go back again one day!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tara P
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Property: Il Borghetto di San Gimignano Agriturismo
Address: Localita Cortennano 21/23, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Siena > San Gimignano
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 111 Speciality Lodging in San Gimignano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
IL BORGHETTO di Cortennano, Tuscany villa vacation rentals, lies on the side of a hill within the municipal borders of San Gimignano directly on the original old dirt road leading to the town, with the best view of the famous towers.The accommodation is divided into apartments of different sizes and typology to better satisfy the varying needs of the guests. All apartments are equipped with the following comforts: heating/air conditioning, kitchen with microwave/grill and freezer, dishwasher (in the larger apartments), cable TV, telephone.Some have a fireplace and all are furnished to recreate that typical Tuscan atmosphere that is characterized by the style and taste that have always distinguished this region. ... more   less 
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