"Foresteria" is a lovely 65 sq.mt. apartment that hosts 5 people in 2 double bedrooms and 1 single, 2 bathrooms (1 with bath), a fully equipped kitchen/dining room and a small balcony with view over the XVI century courtyard. Located in the walls of a medieval abbey, the house faces the valley and a huge Renaissance style garden. At disposal of the guests: spring water, TV, WI-FI connection, swimming pool, guided tours of the abbey and its ancient wine cellars, wine tastings and cooking classes.
The charm of this location surrounded by woodlands will capture the soul and cling to memory, as it really feels to linger in history in each and every corner. From the top of the hill, the property dominates the surrounding countryside, the summer days are mild and the apartment is naturally cool. Guests can stroll and relax in the stunning Italian Renaissance style garden which features a natural vine pergola, fruit trees, a wide variety of flowers and aromatic herbs, a vegetable garden (products also used for the restaurant and cooking classes), fountains, maze and a shady gazebo equipped with tables and chairs. Across a gate and through a little slope, guests can enjoy the large outdoor pool which measures 18x6 meters, with a depth of 1.20-2.40 meters, protected by uncontaminated nature and evergreens.
"Foresteria" is situated inside the medieval walls of 'Badia a Coltibuono', a former Benedictine abbey dating back to XI century, where monks established an organic wine production and a culture still today preserved by the owners, who opened the doors to tourists who wish to have a really unique experience.
The apartment's entrance is from a main corridor, completely independent, even though there are other rooms adjacent. Its interiors are soberly furnished with taste and a few antique pieces. The bedrooms are quite large and comfortable. WI-FI and central heating are included in the price, as well as toiletries and equipment for cooking, plus basic ingredients to cook (sugar, salt, pepper etc.). Drinkable water is supplied by a natural spring close to the property.
There are four flights of stairs to reach the apartment: there is a bright living room with TV, a dining room with equipped kitchen, 1 large double bedroom with a small balcony giving onto the XVI century courtyard and en-suite bathroom with shower; 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, 1 large bathroom with shower and bath, and a spacious walk-in closet.
Guest have exclusive access to the whole apartment and shared access to the main courtyard, cloister, frescoed Refectory, fireplace room, Renaissance style garden, honesty bar and swimming pool which is open from May, 01 to September, 30.
Parking is either outside the walls of the abbey (a 50 meters walk) or inside, accessible through a medieval front door (not suitable for very large cars or trucks), completely free for the guests.
PLEASE NOTE: Pets are allowed in the property
Interaction with guests
PLEASE NOTE: Arrivals take place between 2.00 pm and 6.30 pm. If guests plan to arrive later, they have to contact the hospitality office which will be pleased to organise the staff accordingly. The housekeepers live on the property and will welcome late check-ins.
The reception is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Other things to note
Included in the price:
-Linen with weekly change
-Guided tour of the abbey
Extra costs to be paid on the spot:
-Tourist tax per person/day: 1,50 EUR
-Extra bed: 50 EUR/night
-Reception, hospitality office and information;
-Wine tastings, upon payment;
-Possibility to require breakfast, upon payment;
-Cooking classes with the chef Benedetta Vitali: upon payment and with reservation;
For all the extra activities, a special price is provided for the guests.
PLEASE NOTE: Guests will enjoy a 10% discount in the property restaurant. Reservation (directly or through the reception) is recommended. The restaurant is located about 50 meters from the abbey's entrance