Holiday Park; In the countryside; Among nature
A holiday in a farmhouse near San Gimignano and Certaldo offers the perfect opportunity for guided tours to wineries and local estates, for trekking along the Via Francigena and Val d'Elsa, or for pleasant walks exploring quaint neighborhood. Thanks to the neighboring stables you can even go horseback riding, or you can rent a scooter.
San Gimignano, at an altitude of 334 meters overlooking the Val d'Elsa, is one of the world's most famous Tuscan villages.
If you love art and culture, San Gimignano offers the chance to visit numerous landmarks, unique in beauty and history: the Duomo, or Collegiate Church, with frescoes from the Sienese school, the Town Hall and the Museum of Sacred Art, with its religious works, fragments and relics of great value.
Events in San Gimignano: “Degusta con noi”(=Taste with us), with guided tours of the cellars and tasting of local wines (April-October); and “Ferie delle Messi”(=Harvest Holidays), an historic event that takes place along the town streets and squares in June.
About 15 km from San Gimignano you will find Certaldo which, thanks to its historic traditions and artistic beauty, is a tourist destination of great value.
Do not miss during a tour of the city: the Palazzo Pretorio (=Praetorian Palace), the Casa del Boccaccio (=House of Boccaccio) and the Church of the Saints Jacopo and Filippo.
Events in Certaldo:
"Mercantia",the International Street Theatre Festival, which takes place in July.
"Boccaccesca", organized in October, a gastronomic exhibition of local products.
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