Apartment for rent from € 40/day in San GimignanoName/Address:
Romantic vineyard walks, stunning views, tour and wine-tasting at next-door winery, 20% discount on local health spa....
Suitable for those able to climb 3 shallow steps
Echoes of the Past....
An atmospheric and quirky residence, resonant with echoes of its past as a hay and cattle barn. Situated on a typical Tuscan raised outcrop, or "poggio", surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, 4 miles from San Gimignano and 25 from Florence and Siena.....
The characteristic charm is its visible links to its history as a convent hay and cattle barn. The long manger and some of the original tie-up hooks have been preserved and incorporated into the main bedroom, while the sunbeams pouring through the tessellated brickwork of the living room remind us that this was where the hay was once kept fresh and aerated during storage.
This is not just a pretty hill-top retreat, it is an atmospheric and quirky residence, resonant with echoes of its past.
If you listen carefully, as you relax in the high-beamed living room, you may just catch the lingering murmurs of its ruminating former occupants echoing in the rafters…..