The La Ginestra and Salvia Apartments

san gimignano, siena
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Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
    equipment partner
    We work with a carefully-chosen baby equipment rental partner in this location
  • Kid & Coe
    Kid & Coe Select properties have been visited by our team and checked for their suitability for family travelers
  • Itinerary
    We provide a family-focused itinerary for properties in this destination
  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

Perks for the Parents

This divine boutique agriturismo and winery in Tuscany offers family cookery classes, a pool surrounded by countryside views and a close focus on keeping the kids happy and parents pampered. The 7 apartments come in various sizes and have 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. Set in the charming heart of the Tuscan countryside, you can spend your days exploring medieval villages and art-packed cities, tasting wine and extra virgin olive oil and enjoying the scenery. The staff can help book excursions and activities. Breakfast is available, served in your apartment. Lunch and dinner are not on offer but the staff can arrange private meals with a personal chef service and cooking classes which include lunch or dinner. Part of a winery called Fattoria Valacchi, Al Gelso Bianco produces Chianti wine and Extra virgin Olive Oil and offers weekly free tastings of their products.

Why Kids Love it

The agriturismo is particular well set up for children and includes a large swimming pool, large and well kept garden with space to run and play, and apartments with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, suitable for small and large families alike. Tuscan cooking lessons are available for children. To make a stay easy, the team can arrange babysitting. Amenities as baby bed, high baby chairs, baby bath, baby monitor and other items are available on request (free of charge but dependent on availability - please request on booking). The Al Gelso Bianco team can help arrange activities for kids, including ceramics courses, horseback riding, massages for parents while kids play outside or in the pool, visits to animal farms, guided family-friendly tours of Florence and Siena, and more.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3, 5 or 7 nights depending on the season. Saturday-Saturday booking is sometimes required. A municipal tax of €1.50 per person per day is due on arrival. Rates include breakfast, swimming pool towels, gym, WiFi internet connection and a midweek change of towels. From Mid May to Mid September, 3 dinners are also included in a weekly stay. Rates exclude cooking classes, breakfast, extra cleaning, laundry service (all bookable for a fee). Breakfast and family cooking classes should be booked in advance. This unit can be rented on its own or in conjunction with other units at Al Gelso Bianco to accommodate a larger group. There is someone available to offer assistance and advice at all times during your stay. Note the pool is not gated but is set away from the properties. There are stairgates in every apartment and more can be provided on request. Most of the apartments are on the 1st or 2nd floor. Bathrooms typically are shower-only.

About the Location

The agriturismo is between Florence and Siena in the heart of Tuscany, and around 35 minutes’ drive from each. There are easy dining options nearby: the closest restaurant is a 3-minute drive away, and the closest supermarket is a 5-minute drive. It is in a rural, countryside location with pretty villages to visit nearby, including San Gimignano, Certaldo, Greve, Panzano, and Volterra. You can walk to Sant’Appiano in around 25 minutes and in Barberino in around 40 minutes - there is no walking path, but it is a nice walk in the countryside. The closest airport is in Florence, 40-50 minutes’ drive away. Car rental is essential in this rural countryside location.

Accommodation Details

'Apartment 4 + 2' has 2 double bedrooms, a sitting room, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and a furnished outside terrace. This kind of flat is the ideal accommodation for 2 couples or families with 2 or more children. Plenty of space to gather to eat together inside or out. Cheerful bedrooms have matching floral wallpaper and bedheads and one of the bedrooms has its own access to the terrace. This unit can be rented on its own or in conjunction with other units at Al Gelso Bianco to accommodate a larger group.

Style Notes

Rustic Tuscany. With deep reds, terracotta tiles and classic countryside views, this property offers the chance to experience Tuscany as it should be done. Set on a winery with ultra-locally produced wines and olive oils to try, and pretty medieval villages to explore nearby, it’s the quintessential Tuscany location. Wood beamed ceilings, stone steps and open fireplaces add to the appeal. We love the location, the attention to detail and the efforts made to keep children and adults happy on vacation.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Irene S.
Member since December 07, 2017
We are a family running country resort in the heart of Tuscany, 7 elegant aparmtents immersed in a beautiful garden part of 60 hectares estate. Swimming pool, playground, Cooking classes , farm to table meals , wine and extravergine olive oil tasting, truffle hunting and much more! Come and visit us!

San Gimignano, Siena