It sure looks beautiful in the photos. But its what you cant see that can hurt you. Literally. This farm has no air conditioning (which is not surprising for Italy), but it also has no fans or cooling of any kind (which is a little surprising) and no screens on the windows (which is very surprising). All of the above would be very inconvenient, but tolerable except the farm is also home to THOUSANDS of wasps (I do not exagerate the number).
In the first five minutes of walking into the oven hot room, we had to open the windows. Within minutes there were dozens of wasps in the room. Within an hour, hundreds. We complained of course.....How helpful were the managment team ?
Us: There are no fans or screens. Them: We did not say you would get fans or screens in our advertisement.
Us: But the wasps ? Them: You are in the country.
I was stung in bed by one which had nested behind the pillows (fortunately I am not allergic or I would be dead). We spent the trip terrified for our toddler. We developed the art of staying out of the room all day, opening the windows at dusk and getting up at dawn to close them again. Even this battle plan required the spraying swatting and exterminating of dozens of wasps.
There are many beautiful places in Tuscany. Stay somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Estate/Country House Croce di Bibbiano is an ancient monastery located in the heart of Chianti, on top of a hill that overlooks the magnificent towers of San Gimignano, about 6 km from the center of the medieval town , 25 km from Siena and 35 km from Florence ; ideal base for exploring the wonders of Tuscany with its rolling hills , ancient villages sprouting from the green of the landscape as painted postcards , culture, religion, art cities, numerous wineries , and last but not least the typical Tuscan family welcome .La Croce di Bibbiano , which offers accommodation in rooms and apartments finely restored , is created inside an ancient stone monastery in medieval times, located along the ancient ' Via Francigena ' , at the center of an estate of about 30 hectares, comprising less than 8 hectares of vineyards, forest, walking tracks, and more than four hundred olive trees.The restaurant is always available to our guests and the cuisine and authentic grandmother’s traditional.The perfect Tuscan experience..Feel free to contact us any time ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Croce Di Bibbiano Poggibonsi, Italy - Tuscany