The Al Gelso Bianco Resort and Winery

tuscany, italy
(4 reviews)
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  • 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
3 king
2 sofa bed (double)
sleeps 1
1 travel crib

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: 7 nights Saturday-Saturday in peak season (May-September), 3 nights at other times. A municipal tax of €1.50 per person per day is due on arrival. Rates include swimming pool towels, gym, WiFi internet connection and a midweek change of towels. Rates exclude cooking classes, breakfast, extra cleaning, laundry service (all bookable for a fee). Breakfast and family cooking classes should be booked in advance. 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

This 7-apartment agriturismo has a shared garden, gym, outdoor barbecue area and swimming pool, and apartments with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. Lavanda and Ginestra can be booked together for larger groups. All apartments have a dishwasher bar Prezzemolo and Rosmarino.

Rosmarino is a first floor apartment with a kitchenette/living room with a single sofa bed, 1 bedroom with kingsize bed and 1 bathroom. A small private terrace next to the apartment has with table and chairs; a bigger terrace in the garden with table and chairs overlooks the Tuscan countryside. It sleeps up to 3 plus a baby. Rates start from €170 per night.

Lavanda is a first floor apartment in the farmhouse alongside Ginestra, and has a kitchen/living room with a sofa bed, 1 bedroom with kingsize bed and 1 bathroom. The apartment has an outdoor space with table and chairs. It sleeps up to 4 plus a baby. Rates start from €225 per night.

Prezzemolo is a ground floor apartment with a kitchen/living room with a sofa bed, 1 bedroom with kingsize bed and 1 bathroom. A private area in the garden is equipped with table, chairs and sun umbrella. It sleeps up to 4 plus a baby. Rates start from €210 per night.

Salvia is on the ground floor and has a kitchen, living room with a sofa bed, 2 bedrooms with kingsize beds and 2 bathrooms. A private terrace close to the kitchen comes with table and chairs, and a big terrace overlooks the Tuscan countryside with table, chairs and a sun umbrella. It sleeps up to 6 plus a baby. Rates start from €350 per night.

Gelsomino is on the ground floor and has a kitchen, dining room, living room with a sofa bed, 2 bedrooms each with kingsize beds (or optional twin beds), and 2 bathrooms with showers. Bedrooms are up a few steps from the main living space. A private covered terrace overlooks the Tuscan countryside and is equipped with table, chairs, and a sofa. It sleeps up to 4 plus 1-2 babies. Rates start from €370 per night.

Ginestra is on the first floor and has a kitchen, living room with a sofa bed, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It has a lovely roof terrace overlooking San Gimignano with table and chairs, and an outdoor space with table and chairs. It sleeps up to 6 plus a baby. Rates start from €340 per night.

Alloro is a 2-floor apartment and former barn (over the ground and first floors) and has a kitchen, living room with a sofa bed, 2 bedrooms with kingsize beds and 2 bathrooms. It has an area in the garden with table, chairs and sun umbrella. It sleeps up to 6 plus a baby. Rates start from €350 per night.

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.

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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!

4 reviews

Nemone R.
Visited in July 2021
We enjoyed our stay at the Al Gelso Bianco. The views are beautiful and the highlight of our trip was the dinner we had one night in an amazing setting, with delicious food. This really will be one of our favourite holiday memories. Irene is a wonderfully friendly host and we really liked the swimming pool.
Rita S.
Visited in July 2019
My large extended family stayed here for 1 week and loved it. The rooms are comfortable, the kitchens are great for cooking meals together. Most of all the setting is idyllic and the staff amazing. Highly recommended.
Michelle G.
Visited in August 2018
Our family had an incredible week at Al Gelso Bianco! The location was amazing, with so many towns to explore and delicious restaurants nearby, and the apartment was clean and well-maintained. Above all, the staff were amazing and went out of their way to help us throughout our stay. Our kids especially loved the pool with its shallow end, the interactive cooking class, and meeting new friends from different places. Our visit well exceeded our expectations, and we would definitely return!
Bonnie C.
Visited in July 2018
This was a perfect spot for our family vacation to Tuscany. It's ideally situated in the countryside, just a short drive (30/40 minutes) from Florence, Siena, and San Gimignano. The apartments are clean, comfortable and well-stocked for basic cooking. The knowledgeable staff made us feel incredibly welcome, and included the kids in everything. The pasta cooking class (and wine-tasting & meal) was one of the highlights of our whole trip. The pool has a nice separate shallow end for little ones, and was welcome for cooling down on hot summer days. We also loved being at such a family-friendly spot, where both we and our kids made good friends over the week-long stay.

Tuscany, Italy

Olive groves, vineyards and rolling hills

This region of central Italy is as picture-perfect as you’ve heard: all rolling countryside, cypress trees, hazy views and historic stone villages. For those too young to enjoy wine, olive oil and relaxing, there are water parks, child-friendly heritage sites and theme parks, meadows and woods to play in, and donkeys to befriend. Hire a car and explore the surrounding area, buy fresh pasta to cook at home later, or spend afternoons in vineyards deciding which variety of Chianti you like the best.