Villa La Cappella
Siena - San Gimignano
Set in the green countryside of Siena and perched upon the hill of Montesiepi lies the historic country residence of La Cappella. It is located between the Abbey of San Galgano and the Chapel of Montesiepi, where the legendary Sword in the Stone is kept. La Capella was built around the same period as the adjacent Romanesque Church of Montesiepi, and was to become a convent. Much later it came to be used for civil purposes.
The owners have restored the building, respecting the original structure but also in keeping with the expectations of the modern tourist. La Cappella, so tastefully reconstructed according to Tuscan style and atmosphere, fits in beautifully within the historic and artistic environment that surrounds it. The momentous doorway, gives way to a double staircase leading to the spacious terrace above, from which one can admire views in every direction - the enchanting panorama or, by night, the vision of the Cistercian Abbey illuminated. One could also take a swim in the private pool or simply enjoy the relaxation of open air living. The historic Portico of the Convent, unchanged since 1250, with a Stone Well and an Oven used by the Friars to bake the day’s bread is today still perfectly functional. All of this combined with the owners’ warm hospitality make La Cappella a favourite holiday residence for a select and demanding clientele.
The private garden is the perfect place to relax. The garden is equipped with table and chairs and with a barbecue. The historic Portico of the Convent, unchanged since 1250, with a Stone Well and an Oven used by the Friars to bake the day’s bread is today still perfectly functional.
There is no problem about parking as the property is completely private with its own parking are.
The private pool is open from the 31st of March to the 13th of October, it's 4x9 metres and has a depth of 1.40 metres.
This villa is on three floors.
On ground floor: a kitchen (oven, cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher); a spacious living/dining room with French door leading to the garden, where the pool is located; a toilet. At the guests disposal a security box, telephone/fax, cd player, internet access.
On the first floor there is a spacious living/dining room with sofa and arm-chairs in front of the fireplace and satellite tv; a well equipped kitchen (oven, cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher); a main double bedroom (queen size bed) and a twin bedroom share the shower bathroom with a small bath; a double bedroom (queen size bed) with ensuite shower bathroom; a twin bedroom with two panoramic windows and ensuite shower room.
Fourteen steps from the first floor lead to the double bedroom (queen size bed) and bathroom with shower. The two large sitting rooms provide ample space for enjoying lunch or just lounging around.
From the garden there is the access to a nice studio apartment with double bedroom (queen size bed), small kitchen corner (2 electric plates, fridge and dishwasher) with fireplace; one shower bathroom.
The two comfortable kitchens are furnished with every modern appliance.
All the necessary to cook/dine: oven, cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher.
Linens are included in price and are changed once a week. An extra change is possible on request, about € 10 per person.
How to reach Us by Car
From Rome International Airport Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino) or Rome International Airport Giovan Battista Pastine (Ciampino): go to Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA) following Direction FIRENZE and Motorway A-1 (Rome-Florence), leave the motorway at the Exit VALDICHIANA–SIENA (approx. 130 Km.); keep the direction SIENA for approx. 50 Km., turn right at the sign GROSSETO – FIRENZE. Track the direction GROSSETO till the exit ORGIA-ROSIA (approx. 15 Km.) reach ROSIA (approx. 6 Km.) and turn left direction CASOLE D’ELSA and then follow ROCCASTRADA-CHIUSDINO-MASSA MARITTIMA-FOLLONICA till the sign ABBAZIA DI SAN GALGANO-EREMO DI MONTESIEPI. Just before the top of the hill is the Wine Bar SALENDO. Go in and ask for ILARIA, the Owner. She will welcome you and take you in the Villa “LA CAPPELLA, residenza di campagna”. N.W. – If your a car holds a Navigator, track CHIUSDINO (Siena) and ABBAZIA DI SAN GALGANO (43,15° lat. North – 11,15° long. East).
From the North: take the exit Firenze Impruneta on the Motorway A1. Continue following the sign to Siena. When in Siena take any exit Siena Ovest. Turn left following the sing Strada Statale 73 (SS73) per Rosia. Continue driving along the “Strada Provinciale 73” for about 30 km passing in the middle of the village Rosia. Turn right following the sing Strada Statale 441 (SS441) direction San Galgano. Continue driving along the SS441 road for about 3 kms and turn left following the sign to SAN GALGANO. Continue straight ahead for about 600 mts and stop at the “Salendo Bar” on the left side of the road. Get into the bar and ask for Ilaria. “Salendo Bar” belongs to the owners of Villa La Cappella.
|Low Season||Med Season||High Season||Peak Season|
|Villa 8 pax/week||1.350||2.150||2.700|
|Villa 10 pax/week||1.650||2.400||3.000|
|Villa 12 pax/week||2.000||2.600||3.200|
On request, in low season arrivals allowed any day of the week and possibility of short stays of minimum 4 nights with pro-rata rates.
Rates are in Euro and are valid until the 31 December 2018.
When the house is rented for 10 people, the studio apartment in the garden is locked; if rented for 8 people the studio and one of the villa bedrooms will be locked.
It's possible to organize parties or weddings for a maximum number of 30 people, rates on request.
Refundable Damage Deposit: 500 Euro is to be left in cash at check-in. The Damage Deposit will be returned to the clients within 7 days from the departure by bank transfer, so please provide the bank details at the time of the booking.
High season: 30/Jun - 25/Aug
Mid season: 31/Mar - 07/Apr; 19/May - 30/Jun; 25/Aug - 15/Sep
Low season: 07/Apr - 19/May; 15/Sep - 27/Oct.
Included in price
Water, gas, electricity (max 75 kw), linen changed once a week and final cleaning, internet connection. Baby cot and high chair available for free.
Not Included in price
Central heating € 95 per day (8 hour per day), electricity over 75 kw € 0.70 per kw, small pets € 50, maid service € 15 per hour, extra change of linen on request about € 10 per person, welcome dinner € 30 per person (children under 12 years old free) to be booked in advance.
Small size pets allowed with regular vaccination certificate, extra charge € 50.
CHECK-IN: FROM 4-7 pm
CHECK-OUT: BEFORE 10 am
(The percentage is calculated on total price)
|Booking||40 Days before check-in||15%|
|39 Days before check-in||11 Days before check-in||50%|
|10 Days before check-in||1 Day before check-in||100%|
(The percentage is calculated on total price)
|BOOKING||DOWN PAYMENT||15%||Credit Card|
|CHECK-IN||FULL PAYMENT**||85%||Bank transfer|
|** The balance has to be paid at least 40 days before the check-in by bank transfer.|
CLAIMS AND CONTENTIONS: eventual claims for accommodation arrangements must be formalized in a written statement to the welcoming staff within 24 hours from the check-in time.