Pieve di San Martino - Holiday Apartments Colle di Val d'Elsa TuscanyLa Pieve di San Martino is situated only a few kilometres outside of Colle Val d'Elsa, on the borders of the Chianti Classico Area. As already expresses the name, San Martino was a parish whose construction dates back to the 13th century

Exactly in these area passed the Via Francigena, the road that was used by the pilgrims to reach Rome. During these times, many parishes of this kind were built. They didn't have only the function of a church, but also th possibility to have a rest during their long journey. Even La Pieve di San Martino was consisting of a small chapel with adjacent apartment of the parish priest, cellar for the conservation of food, oil, wine etc, as well as the pilgrim accommodations. Only a few years ago, the Romanesque parish was purchased by the Pineschi family. They had the intension to change the parish into a place of peace and relaxation. 

Charming Holiday Apartments with swimming pool in the countryside near Colle di Val d'Elsa TuscanyWith all their love and enthusiasm, they were engaged in the restoration works, during which they tried to maintain, if possible, the original materials. They also maintained the antique cellar with vaulted ceiling, which you can view from the Gelsomino apartment through a wrought iron and glass door. The view one gets through the door windows gives an idea of how it was in the past times. The antique chapel is also the place where the owners usually meet their guests. At the guest's disposal there are 4 holiday apartments of various size. They are tastefully furnished in the typical Tuscan country style with many handmade pieces of furniture in chestnut and accessories in wrought- iron.

Swimming pool with view over the countryside and the Chianti hillsFurthermore there are beautiful materials in the Florentine style. Every apartment has its own private outside space in front of the entrance with table and chairs. 
The whole holiday accommodation is framed by an extremely well-kept garden with swimming pool (14 x 7 m). In the garden, behind the house there are a barbecue and a stone oven for guest use. 
Those who are keen on sport, right underneath the pool, there is a sport field to play soccer or many other kinds of sport. From most of the rooms there is a wonderful view over the Elsa Valley with its soft green hills during spring time, which are transforming during the summer months in a golden hilly landscape
The Pineschi family produces chianti wine and extra vergin olive oil that can be purchased directly at the accommodation.

Huge swimming pool with panoramic view Chianti TuscanyLa Pieve di San Martino is situated about 7 km outside of Colle Val d'Elsa, the first place in the Chianti Classico DOCG area. This place was already resided by Etruscans and Romans, but only with the upcoming of the pilgrims on the Via Francigena could increase its importance. Today, Colle Val d'Elsa is known also outside the Italian borders for the art and the production of crystal and is therefore called the Italian Bohemia. From Colle Val d'Elsa starts the Chianti Classico area with places like Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti and Gaiole, reachable within a short time. San Gimignano, the Manhattan of the Middle Ages is only 16 km away, Siena 20 km and Volterra 30 km. In only 30 minutes one reaches Florence, whereas Pisa, the town of the leaning tower distances about 70 km.

La Pieve di San Martino, peace, relax and culture at the gates of the Chianti Classico! 

La Pieve Di San Martino LocalitÓ Lano 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa (Siena), Tuscany
Tel.: +39 338 39 31 829
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