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Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort

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Montclair, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We visited Al Gelso Bianco for a pasta cooking class. We wanted to stay at the property for our stay in Tuscany, but there wasn't availability for our entire stay. However, we did decide to visit for one morning to do a family pasta making class which was just a wonderful experience. We have 2 boys, ages 4 and 6,... More 

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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Our family visited Al Gelso Bianco for a cooking class (pasta making)--I had found them recommended as a "child friendly" environment. They exceeded all of our expectations! In fact, when we had additional family members come a few weeks later, we went back again to do the cooking class with this group! We had an amazing time on both instances... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

There is no other place for us to stay when we return to Tuscany. We received a good deal of assistance in the process of making the reservation with staff more than helpful in handling a number of enquiries. Vittoria was most attentive in handling any queries we had before arrival, and was most helpful in providing tips on what... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

The search is over, you should stay here. We had our wedding at Gelso Bianco in June and hired the whole place. It was all was perfect, from the beautiful apartments and gardens to the wonderful staff. The setting is stunning and it is a little oasis of tranquility which works for friends, couples and families alike. There are some... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We just came back from a stay at Al Gelso Bianco and overall had a good stay. Pros Could not ask for a better location from Tuscany - central yet close to the city - we visited 9+ cities in 6 days. The grounds are beautiful - well maintained and stunning views. The pool is key in Tuscany in the... More 

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irenesan, Proprietario at Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests, we are sorry you didn't find our property according with your expetations by the way I wish to underline some importants aspects: 1) Al Gelso Bianco is NOT an Hotel but a self catering property; so we don't have hotel criteria 2) The apartment is quite new with new forniture, restaured with hight standard materials 3) linens and... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. They make the whole family feel very welcome. Al Gelso is ideally placed for days out and is within striking distance of several good restaurants. The pasta making course is great, they engage the whole family in the process, you drink wine as you go and then eat the excellent pasta. We stayed in... More 

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irenesan, Proprietario at Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests, we are sorry you didn't find our property according with your expetations by the way I wish to underline some importants aspects: 1) Al Gelso Bianco is NOT an Hotel but a self catering property; so we don't have hotel criteria 2) The apartment is quite new with new forniture, restaured with hight standard materials 3) linens and... More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

The welcoming team and family owners at Al Gelso Bianco shared their beautiful property, stories and smiles to provide us with a very special week in Tuscany. Our six year old daughter just loved the pool, which was kept at a comfortable 20 degrees Celsius. She swam every day, sometimes twice, and even in the rain. She and I had... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We spent weeks, months, looking into the many hundreds of villas that are available to rent throughout Tuscany. We are so incredibly happy that we chose Al Gelso Bianco as our Tuscany home for our stay. Pictures simply don't do it justice, the views of the vineyards and olive groves with the towers of San Gimignano in the background make... More 

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East Fremantle, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed at Al Gelso in mid May and it was a highlight of our 6 week tour of Italy. One of the things I really wanted to do whilst in Italy was to stay in the Tuscan countryside on a beautiful property amongst undulating hills, overlooking vineyards and this is exactly what I was looking for. The property itself... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Beautiful location and very convenient to both Siena and Florence. Everyone there was incredibly friendly and the grounds, with all the flowers in bloom, was quite lovely. Definitely recommend this location for a family with children.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Al Gelso Bianco is located in one of the most beautiful valleys of the Chianti area, the Val d'Elsa, just a stone's throw from the cities of Florence and Siena (16 miles from Florence and 19 miles from Siena). Arriving to the resort along the cypress lined avenue will give visitors a preview of the love and care that the owners give to this enchanted place. Practically a hamlet in itself, it enjoys the privileged position of sitting opposite the 10th century Romanesque church of Sant'Appiano (X a.C) and the soaring towers of San Gimignano in the distance. Al Gelso Bianco is immersed in the green of the Valacchi Agricultural Estate Typical products of this marvellous land, such as Chianti DOCG wine, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Grappa and Vin Santa dessert wine, have been produced here for many years. During your stay at Al Gelso Bianco you can enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting in the cellar, a relaxing time at the swimming pool, a visit to the most important cities of Tuscany just few kilometres away, a cooking classes, a Tuscan dinner prepared in our amazing garden or having fun at a pizza party. We are available to help you in booking museums, licensed professional guides for private tours, restaurants, mountain bikes, baby sitters, and whatever you need to make your stay a pleasant, relaxing and true Tuscan experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort

Address: Strada di Sant'Appiano 47 | 50021 Barberino V.E, 50021 Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Barberino Val d'Elsa
Number of rooms: 6
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