Barbara and Gianni welcome you to this family B&B
Here, you can have a pleasant and refreshing vacation in a simple, well-kept setting, in harmony with nature. Barbara will take care of you as soon as you arrive, always available to offer suggestions for tours, restaurants, events, and points of interest in the area. Gianni will greet you every morning, delighting your palate with many sweet and savory delicacies from his patisserie in the center of San Gimignano.
Nearby you can find Ottavino and Marisa, the older generation, who happily help out in the family’s kitchen garden, always full of early fruits and vegetables, and take care of the garden. If you're lucky, Ottavino will also tell you the story of Sant'Elena’s ancient wagons that have been carefully restored and are enjoying a well-earned rest in the garden, after being used for in the surrounding fields more than a century.
Our Podere Sant'Elena is set in the heart of Chianti, at the top of a hill that faces San Gimignano.
Surrounded by nature, amid vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees, you can unwind from a hectic daily routine and rediscover a slower pace.
Podere Sant'Elena is a typical Tuscan farmhouse located near the most famous towns and cities in the provinces of Siena and Florence.
Podere Sant'Elena is a B&B set in a typical Tuscan farmhouse
It is one of many farmhouses where, in the past, families cultivated the land, raised animals, and collected the land’s most valuable fruits: grapes and olives. However, this B&B is sets apart by its prime location and by the fact that it original structure has been remained intact, not to mention the characteristic informal and hospitable Tuscan atmosphere.
You can enjoy a walk in the morning silence, alternating quiet moments with trips to farms, castles, medieval villages, and places like Florence and Siena, among the richest in art and history. Our Bed & Breakfast is centrally located to the cities of art and is an ideal base for exploring Tuscany. Besides San Gimignano, easily reached with a pleasant 30-minute walk, the winding roads and unforgettable panoramas will lead you to Volterra, Poggibonsi, Certaldo, Monteriggioni, and Greve where you can dive into the world of food and wine offered by the area.