Pieve di San Martino in Toscana
The holiday home Pieve di San Martino is located in a strategic position between Siena and Florence. You can schedule a relaxing holiday in the country, combined with the discovery of the fascinating medieval towns in Tuscany. However, it is precisely the Pieve di San Martino to keep a centuries-old history to discover.
The Pieve di San Martino (before Niccolò) exists since the beginning of the twelfth century as a suffragan of the Pieve a Elsa, repeatedly named in the papal bulls.
The Church has a gabled facade and it has the characteristic hanging banded two-tone, made with cooked graffito and travertine stone. The portal is surmounted by an arch in stone and the apse takes the color characteristics of the facade. On the right side there are the remains of a massive bell tower, which in times past had supervisory function and sighting of the Via Francigena.
The Via Francigena (generated by the ancient Via Clodia) has long been one of the most important lines of communication between Rome and the northern regions of France; It was the vehicle of large human flows and even today is a tourist attraction thanks to its charming paths.
The Holiday House
Pieve di San Martino has always been a place of rest and meeting the long and arduous journey of the pilgrims; this characteristic has been preserved to this day. In fact, hotel guests often belong to different nationalities.
The holiday home combines the rural style of the Tuscan countryside with the comfort of independent apartments finely restored and furnished with care, to satisfy even the most demanding customer.
The four apartments are set against the beautiful Romanesque Church in 1200; those values are derived in dependence of the Pieve. The old chapel is still a meeting place, where the owners receive guests; however, this space can also be used for corporate meetings.
The entire structure is surrounded by a beautiful garden with swimming pool (14 x 7 m.); for sports lovers, there is a sports field located just below the pool. Guests can opt for fun and games with friends or for a tasty grilled outdoors with "barbecue".
At the holiday home Pieve di San Martino you can buy Chianti wine and extra virgin olive oil produced by the family Pineschi.
Peace, tranquility and mysticism are the features of the place.
The holiday home Pieve di San Martino is located in Colle Val D'Elsa, between Siena and Florence, 4 km away from the City known worldwide for producing the crystal. In the historical center of Colle Val D'Elsa are available bars, restaurants, post offices, banks, supermarkets, tennis court, golf course, and you can rent bicycles.
The property is surrounded by the Tuscan countryside, green and lush in the spring and sunny summer. Leisure activities are possible: hiking in the Chianti hills, rich in vineyards, castles and wineries to taste the excellent wine Chianti Classico DOCG; visits to the Crete Senesi, unique for their shape; walks along the Via Francigena in the heart of the "Montagnola Senese" to admire chestnut, oaks centenarians in autumn are tinged with wonderful colors.
The places and the most beautiful art cities of Tuscany can be reached in a short time: Florence (60 km) with all its monuments and works of art; Siena (20 km), the city of the Palio and the Piazza "The Field" one of a kind; San Gimignano (15 km), "the city of 100 towers".
There is also other wonderful places of interest: the castle of Monteriggioni, Montalcino, Pienza, Val d'Orcia, Volterra and the beautiful Abbeys of San Galgano, Sant'Antimo and Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
You can finally reach the seaside (60-70 km), or enjoy the stunning views and the pool of Pieve di San Martino, spending a relaxing holiday in Tuscany.
- Private Kitchen
- Free Washing