The "Villino del Grillo" farmhouse was born from an old barn of a small family-run farm, in the middle of a 4-hectare country estate. The attention to detail and cleanliness are the main features of the cottage. It is composed of a single small independent house, surrounded by the vineyards and olive groves of the hills of "San Gimignano".
In 2000 the Pierantozzi family decided to renovate a small barn; After years of work and sacrifice, taking care of every little detail, the small barn has been transformed into a small cozy house full of details, which bear witness to the love and passion with which all the members of the family took part in the work. .
Thus, in 2004, the "Villino del Grillo" was born, which, in its small, with its characteristics, is completely different from other structures in its category. A place that makes guests feel at ease, surrounded by a unique atmosphere, full of intimacy, a nest where to take refuge to find peace and tranquility. At the same time it is a place where you can participate in the daily activities of a small farm, which, with its modest size, remains linked to ancient traditions, as evidenced by the phrases left in the guest book.
The "Villino del Grillo" consists of a single apartment consisting of a double bedroom, a complete bathroom, a living room with kitchenette and a large garden, for the exclusive use of guests.
The whole structure is equipped with independent heating system, air conditioning system and wi-fi internet connection.
It is furnished in a rustic Tuscan style, with the typical ceiling of Tuscan farmhouses, terracotta and wooden beams.
The master bedroom with large bathroom, is equipped with satellite TV, armchair, air conditioning and wi-fi internet connection.
The living room with kitchenette is equipped with sofa, fireplace, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, fridge, satellite TV, air conditioning, wi-fi internet, dishes and appliances for preparing meals.
The bathroom with sink, toilet, bidet and shower, is equipped with washing machine and hair dryer.
Outside there is a large terrace with seating in a shaded area, a large garden exclusively for guests with chairs, deckchairs and parasol.
It also provides free: iron, ironing board, clothesline, barbecue, deck chairs, tables and chairs for outdoor, mountain biking.
The "Villino del Grillo" is the ideal place to spend a holiday in absolute rest, tranquility and privacy, even in winter.
- Please note that in the winter months heating comes at an additional cost, calculated according to consumption;
- From March to October the "Tourist Tax" will be applied - "Tourist Tax", calculated only for the first 5 days (€ 1.50 per person per day).
The "Villino del Grillo" farmhouse is located between San Gimignano and Certaldo, 3 km from the latter.
Coming from the North: motorway "A1" exit "Impruneta", direction "Siena", exit "Poggibonsi Nord", follow the signs for "Certaldo", arrived at "Certaldo" follow the signs for "San Gimignano" and after 100 meters follow indication "Badia a Elmi", after 300 meters follow the indication "Pulicciano", take the dirt road, go about 700 meters and you have arrived.
Coming from the South: motorway "A1", exit "Valdichiana" direction "Siena". Few km before "Siena" follow direction "Firenze", exit "Poggibonsi Nord", follow the signs for "Certaldo", arrived at "Certaldo" follow the signs for "San Gimignano" and after 100 meters follow the sign "Badia a Elmi ", after 300 meters follow the indication" Pulicciano ", take the dirt road, go about 700 meters and you have arrived.
From the farm "Villino del Grillo", located in the center of Tuscany, all the main cities are easily reachable.
"Pulicciano": N 43 ° 31'57. 4 '' - E 011 ° 02'03. 8 ''; N 43 ° 31. 954 '- E 011 ° 02. 060 '; N 43. 532611 - E 11. 034389.
"Villino del Grillo": N 43 ° 31'40. 9 '' - E 011 ° 02'03. 8 ''; N 43 ° 31. 681 '- E 011 ° 01. 483 '; N 43. 528028 - E 11. 02475.
San Gimignano is an Italian town of 7. 770 inhabitants, located in the province of Siena in Tuscany. For the characteristic medieval architecture of its historic center it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site of San Gimignano, despite some eight-twentieth-century restorations, is mostly intact in the two-fourteenth-century appearance and is one of the best examples in Europe of urban organization of the municipal age.
Located in the hills of the "Val d'Elsa", in the heart of the "Chianti", San Gimignano owes its fame mainly to its countless medieval towers. In the past, symbol of power and prestige of the rich bourgeois families to which they belonged, make today this country, with an ancient flavor, one of the most evocative and characteristic of Tuscany. A place where time has stopped, which has kept its structure of a fortified village intact, with a treasure of history, art and culture.
The extraordinary spectacle that San Gimignano offers its visitor is represented by its towers. Tall and powerful, the nobles competed to erect the highest, the most solid, the most beautiful tower; it represented a symbol of prestige, such as the 'Torre Grossa' of the Palazzo del Popolo, now seat of the Municipality, of 54 meters. Monumental center is Piazza del Duomo. On this square there is the Collegiata di Santa Maria, a building dating back to 1056 which houses masterpieces by Taddeo di Bartolo, Benozzo Gozzoli, Lippo Memmi and Bartolo di Fredi, the wooden statues by Jacopo della Quercia depicting the Annunciation and the Archangel Gabriel. A real gem is the Chapel of Santa Fina, patron saint of San Gimignano, a refined Renaissance building by Giuliano and Benedetto da Maiano, decorated by Domenico Ghirlandaio. At the Collegiata are the Museums of Sacred and Etruscan Art, with paintings, sculptures and sacred vestments, as well as archaeological evidence from Etruscan excavations of the surroundings.
In the same Piazza del Duomo is the Palazzo del Podestà, built in 1239. In the contiguous Piazza della Cisterna, the center of the village, there is a medieval cistern that supplied water to the population. It is bounded by ancient buildings of inestimable beauty and historical interest.
From the highest point of the city, the "Rocca", which still preserves part of the ancient walls and a tower, one can admire one of the most evocative views of the town and the surrounding countryside.
In the beautiful countryside surrounding San Gimignano, the famous "Chianti" and "Vernaccia di San Gimignano" wines are produced.Get the full listing »