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Small farm in front of S.Gimignano
Hosted by Manuela
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2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
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After having visited S.Gimignano, Florence or Siena, here you can relax, recharge your batteries feed off our delicious breakfasts with home-made bread, marmelade, jam and eggs froms the hens who live as happily and well at ‘Podere Orto’ as we hope you will!

The space

If you are visiting Tuscany and would like to experience all its natural glory
come and see us at ‘Podere Orto’ !
Podere Orto is a small garden farm where the people, plants and animals live in harmonious respect for each other.
At the front of the house is a lovingly tended vegetable garden. The surrounding grounds are planted with fruit trees and vines, pear, apple, cherry, peach, fig, blackberry and persimmon.

Each day there are dark-yolked, fresh eggs laid by the contented inhabitants of the chicken run.

Once a week you will be greeted by the lovely smell of home baking, since we make fresh bread in the wood-burning oven; of course all the ingredients are organic.

Your own corner of Tuscany in the heart of its beautiful countryside!

Guest access

Choose your accomodation from
two confortable rooms (one triple, one double) with private bathrooms.

Our breakfast is included !

Free Wifi

Tame dogs and well-behaved owners are welcome!

Interaction with guests

Our guest are very welcome to take part in our daily labours: feed the chicken, water the plants, bake bread in the wooden oven, gather ripe fruit, go and get water and many other activities which are part of our everyday life.

We also organize wine tastings at organic Vernaccia* and Chianti producers. *La Vernaccia is the typical and famous white wine from S.Gimignano.

And since this year we offer also:

Discovering colour
…dive into the tuscan beauty and paint and draw under the supervision of artist Annette Niepmann…pencil, charcoal, watercolour and watercolour crayons

Chigong and Tai Chi (Yang form)
lessons in the garden for beginners and advanced

Italian for travellers
Grazie! Buon giorno! Che bello! …
everyday situations will be taught and experimented …
short but full immersion into the italian language

Tuscany in our eyes - tours
we can show you some of our favourite spots in the area
half or full daytrips
please contact us for any information !

italian, english, german and spanish spoken

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet
Wheelchair accessible

Extra people £23 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £11
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Please let us know your arrival time as soon as possible . It is very important for us !

Tame dogs and well-behaved owners are welcome!

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

107 Reviews

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Rodney User Profile
September 2017
Staying at Manuela's home was a very relaxing experience, Manuela was a very helpful and thoughtful host. The position is good for visiting local historical towns and only a short walk to sample local food and wine at a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend Manuela's home for visiting the relaxing atmosphere of Tuscany.

Govinda User Profile
April 2017
Lovely room in a beautiful house. Manuela is a lovely host that does everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. The house and gardens are beautiful, the location very convenient.

Steve User Profile
August 2016
Manuela makes you feel at home right from the start. She is a fascinating person and will make your stay an exceptional one. The location is amazing and the home is filled with colour, music and fun. You will feel at home, if you let yourself. We had great, great conversations and Manuela will always have advice on where to go and what to see. I couldn't and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place. You will want to stay longer (Jen and I did...after only one day). Thank you so much. You are unique!!

Heather User Profile
July 2016
Manuela was there to meet us late at night (11.15pm) and she was warm and welcoming. She offered us tea and immediately made us feel at home. Throughout our stay, she gave us her time, making suggestions and recommendations as to what to do. Manuela's home reflects her peaceful and calm energy and her friendly nature. Her home is simple, but aesthetic and the environment is very pleasing. The beds are comfortable and the place is spotlessly clean. There is a large and inviting terrace that makes a perfect place for a day of retreat, relaxing and just being. The location is rural, but it is also accessible to many beautiful places and we enjoyed exploring Siena, San Gimignano, Cetraldo and the local village where we had dinner at Bird restaurant which has a magnificent view of the hills of Tuscany. Unfortunately we didn't have time for the nearby wine farms, but we will be back! There is plenty more to explore and we would love to stay with Manuela again.

Dawn User Profile
October 2015
Staying with Manuela and Dudi was one of the best air Bnb experiences I think I have ever had. Manuela's farmhouse was the perfect spot for me as a woman travelling alone to Tuscany for the first time. The room was big and bright and looked out over the picturesque Tuscan hills. The breakfast Manuela prepares in the morning for her guests was a delicious combination of home made jams and preserves to accompany her delicious home made bread alongside eggs from her chickens. DELICIOUS! You can get around easily on the trains and buses, but if I visited Manuela again I would probably hire a car so that I could explore the beautiful surrounding countryside that little bit more!! Thank you so much Manuela for making my trip to beautiful Italy so special. I miss you and Dudi very much but hope to be back again some time soon...maybe in the spring.

Naomi User Profile
April 2015
Staying at Manuela's farmhouse was the bohemian Tuscan experience we wanted! She was incredibly responsive, prompt and helpful from the first message onwards, and it was great to be able to see San Gimignano from the pretty garden terrace. In terms of food, you get the creamiest of organic eggs from her hens in the garden, and the restaurant in the village (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) is absolutely fabulous! Get here by car if you can, but otherwise it's a gentle 20min walk to her house from Barberino val d'Elsa station. We loved the cat (Lina) and dog (Duddi), and our beautifully arranged bedroom area complete with worldly artefacts which tell tales of her travels and life experiences so far.

Laura User Profile
August 2014
Lovely home with stunning views and a very helpful and friendly hostess. An easy drive from Pisa airport and close to Siena too.

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