Agriturismo Niccolai - Villa Arnilù - San Gimignano, Siena
Loc. San Biagio 42
53037 San Gimignano (Siena)
Type: Farmhouse accommodation
Geographical Location: Hill
n°1 Room , n°6 Double bed room. Total Guests 14
In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo Niccolai – Villa Arnilù is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany’s most prized art towns such as Siena (30Km), Florence (35Km), and Volterra (25Km). This farmhouse is part of Azienda Agricola Palagetto, a local concern which produces exclusive wines and fine extra-virgin olive oil, whilst offering high standard holiday accommodation in 6 elegant double bedrooms and one single bedroom at Villa Arnilù.
Accommodations and Services in Agriturismo Niccolai - Villa Arnilù
At Villa Arnilù, which has been recently restored with great care, Agriturismo Niccolai offers six exclusive double bedrooms and one single bedroom named after the stunning views that can be enjoyed from its windows and after the wines produced for decades by Azienda Agricola Palagetto, which owns the villa, and which produces prestigious wines exported all over the world.
Room “Le Balze”: double bedroom, with a view over the valley and the hills towards Certaldo, furnished to a very high standard with a luxury ensuite shower room, satellite TV, air conditioning, heating, and a fine wood-block floor.
Room “La Romantica”: very spacious double bedroom with a unique character, with private w-c and bidet, and a luxury bath into the bedroom, wooden floor, and a stunning view over the hills; satellite TV, heating and air conditioning.
Room “Le Torri” : large and spacious double bedroom, furnished elegantly with a charming view over the medieval towers of San Gimignano, private w-c and bidet, and a wonderful bath into the bedroom, wooden floor, heating satellite TV, and air conditioning.
Room “Il Romitorio” : single bedroom, with a king-size bed, stunning view over the hills and the woodland with the remains of an ancient hermitage, large ensuite shower room, satellite TV, wooden floor, heating and air conditioning.
Room “Collemucioli” : elegantly furnished double bedroom with a panoramic view over the hills, ensuite shower room, satellite TV, air conditioning, heating and fine wood-block floor.
Room “I’Niccolò” : elegantly furnished double bedroom, with gallery floor and panoramic view over the towers, ensuite shower room, satellite TV, air conditioning, heating and original terracotta floors.
Room “Sottobosco” : elegantly furnished double bedroom with a panoramic view over the medieval towers of San Gimignano, ensuite shower room, satellite TV, air conditioning, heating, and original terracotta floors.
Sport: Hunting, Fishing, Tennis
Where we are
Internal Services: Acces Internet, Air conditioning, Communal telephone, Communal television, TV in room, TV sat, Wifi, Heating, Daily cleaning, Final cleaning
Educational activities: Guided tour of the farm
Courses: Courses Cuisine
Ceremonies: Ceremonies, Meeting rooms
External services: Barbecue, Rental Bikes, Car park, Park
Experiences: Cycle tourism, Trekking, Shopping, Romantic escape, Family & Children, Art and Culture, Food and Wine
This lovely villa of ancient origins is located 1500m to the historical town of San Gimignano and its famous towers in an elevated position, on top of a hill. Villa Arnilù, which is part of Agriturismo Niccolai, is surrounded by a large private garden immersed in the verdant Tuscan countryside.
The first settlement, the ancient watch tower, was built before 1000. The other buildings were added later on to form a splendid example of spontaneous rural architecture, so typical of the Tuscan countryside.
At Agriturismo Niccolai, which is part of the Estate Palagetto, the attentive owners have married history and tradition with a necessary modernization of the producing facilities. Here you will find:
A delicious breakfast with a savoury/sweet buffet where guests can taste the finest Tuscan pastry and the traditional seasoned meats;
Inviting traditional Tuscan dinners, that in wintertime are served in the cosy atmosphere of Il Vecchio Granaio (the old barn) dining room, at Villa Palagetto (another farmhouse of Agriturismo Niccolai); in spring and summertime dinners are served in the barnyard, under the stars;
Guided tours to the modern and efficient wine cellar with its fascinating barrels and barriques stockrooms, two different areas for red wine and for white wine making, a bottling room and a storage for refinement in bottle. To be mentioned the estate mill where, from late October to December, visitors can attend the oil making process and the magic moment when olives are pressed to obtain an excellent extra-virgin olive oil;
Guided wine tasting in the beautiful and professional tasting room, next to the winery, where visitors can taste several types of local wines (red and white wines, wines to be drunk young or for long ageing) that made Azienda Agricola Palagetto famous all over the world. Not to forget Vin Santo (typical Tuscan dessert wine), grappa, and precious extra-virgin olive oil;
Relax in the well-kept gardens with the panoramic sun terrace, or in the reading room, TV hall and music hall on the ground floor of Villa Arnilù. For the most energetic ones, long training in the panoramic swimming pool enjoying fine views of San Gimignano medieval towers;
Unforgettable walks throughout the hills, across the vineyards, the olive groves, and the woodland, to breathe the atmosphere of this natural paradise, walking along the well-marked footpaths of the CAI network.
We can provide you many other services such as: shopping tours, sightseeing tours, trekking tours, bike tours, cooking classes and many more...
In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano
, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside
, Agriturismo Niccolai – Villa Arnilù
is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany’s most prized art towns such as Siena
(35Km), and Volterra
(25Km). This farmhouse is part of Azienda Agricola Palagetto, a local concern which produces exclusive wines and fine extra-virgin olive oil, whilst offering high standard holiday accommodation in 6 elegant double bedrooms and one single bedroom at Villa Arnilù.
For guests willing to discover Tuscany
, the position of Agriturismo Niccolai
is the best of two worlds: the most prized medieval art towns – such as Siena, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Monteriggioni
– can be visited on a day trip. Florence
, with its Renaissance treasures, is also easily accessible, whilst the Tuscany coast
can be reached in less than 1 hour.