We stayed at Al Gelso Bianco for 7 nights with our 2 boys aged 7 and 4 and WOW! By far it stood out as my favourite part of our trip for several reasons. We stayed in apartment Gelisomo, the most newly renovated apartment and it was spacious, beautifully appointed, not one complaint! We had views to San Gimignano from our outdoor area which was stunning. Our boys loved the pool area and we spent hours there. We used the BBQ often and ate our dinner taking in the views, heaven. Our boys fell in love with the 2 resident cats, Gelistino and Nerino and they still talk about them! The property is so close to many beautiful towns so we didn't feel as though we were in the car all the time. We would often visit a town first thing in the morning before the hoards of tourists hit then spent the afternoon by the pool. The staff were exceptional, especially Stefania, Susanna, Chiara and Dori, all of whom spoke excellent English and always ready to help and give advice. The pizza in the local town, Barberino, was the best we had in Italy and the restaurant has lovely views. I couldn't recommend this accomodation more highly and we will certainly return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Al Gelso Bianco is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Chianti area, the Val d'Elsa, just a stone's throw from the cities of Florence and Siena (16 miles from Florence and 19 miles from Siena). Arriving to the resort along the cypress lined avenue will give visitors a preview of the love and care that the owners give to this enchanted place. Practically a hamlet in itself, it enjoys the privileged position of sitting opposite the 10th century Romanesque church of Sant'Appiano (X a.C) and the soaring towers of San Gimignano in the distance. Al Gelso Bianco is immersed in the green of the Valacchi Agricultural Estate Typical products of this marvellous land, such as Chianti DOCG wine, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Grappa and Vin Santa dessert wine, have been produced here for many years. During your stay at Al Gelso Bianco you can enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting in the cellar, a relaxing time at the swimming pool, a visit to the most important cities of Tuscany just few kilometres away, a cooking classes, a Tuscan dinner prepared in our amazing garden or having fun at a pizza party. We are available to help you in booking museums, licensed professional guides for private tours, restaurants, mountain bikes, baby sitters, and whatever you need to make your stay a pleasant, relaxing and true Tuscan experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort Tuscany, Italy