About this listing
Finely furnished apartment in the heart of Tuscany. Close to all major attractions. If in doubt, just check our reviews!
You'll enjoy a retro apartment with double bed, private bathroom and kitchen.
Beautifully restructured with furnitures from the past century, is situated in the historical center of Colle di Val d'Elsa, in a confidential and quiet street, far away from the traffic.
If this apartment is not available or you need more space, please also have a look at our Rustic apartment: https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/298023
The apartments are overlooking the Medieval city walls with a view of the typical Tuscany countryside.
Free WiFi Internet available.
If you travel with a car, you'll find two big free parking lots just outside the city walls, at about 300 meters from the apartment. You can drive close to the apartment to unload you baggages.
We are in the heart of Tuscany, not far from San Gimignano, Siena, Florence and Volterra.
In Colle di Val d'Elsa, walking through the narrow and quiet streets of the historical centre perfectly preserved, you will find a Museum of sacred art, and archaeological Museum and churches dated Roman and Renaissance time.
On the ancient city walls you will spend pleasant moments in nightclubs and restaurants serving typical specialities of Tuscany cousin, drinking a good Chianti wine.
The lower part of the city, connected to the village by a free lift, offers sport centres, shops and theatres, as well as a public transport for a fast connection with the most important cities and villages of Tuscany.
The whole apartment will be reserved for you only.
Interaction with Guests
We will welcome you in person, introduce you to the surroundings and give you advice for your trip if you will like to.
The apartment is in a very quiet road with no traffic at all. On the other side, countryside fields are surrounding the town.
The whole upper town itself is very quiet and relaxing to walk on.
There are many restaurants in walking distance, ranging form a cheap 'pizza' bar, to a gourmet 2 Michelin star restaurant.
A pastry shop just on next street is perfect for your breakfast: don't forget to try it!
On the day you can find a grocery store, a dress store, a butcher, and a wine shop opened just next to the apartment.
City bus stop is just few steps form the apartment, while suburban bus stops are 5 and 15 min walk respectively (depending on your destination).
From there, you can reach S.Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Volterra and the Chianti area in less than an half an hour. Buses to Siena, Florence or to the coast takes about an hour; then you can change for another bus or train and reach most of the destinations in Tuscany in less than 3 hours overall.
Roma and Milan are connected via fast train to Florence in about an hour and half.
Pets are not allowed.
Children are not allowed.
This is a quiet street, neighbors are friendly, so please be respectful of them and don't be loud. If you need any information or have any doubt about the apartment or the place, don't hesitate to ask us: we will be glad to help!
Muchísimas gracias a Gabriele y a su familia por la acogida. Nos ayudaron en todo y nos hicieron sentir como en casa. Además, la gente del pueblo fue muy atenta. Muy recomendable!
Colle di Val d'Elsa is a lovely little Italian village with its own charm and rich history. Away from the crowds and expensive accommodation, it is an excellent location to stay in to explore this part of Tuscany including Sienna, San Gimignano, Volterra and everything in between. The local transportation seems to be good, but your days become more flexible if you do have your own (or rental) car.
"La Ceppaia" is a wonderful one bedroom Tuscany apartment with a rustic charm spread over one floor in the old part of Colle di Val d'Elsa. Very well equipped including a microwave and a hairdryer. Very clean. The only thing which struck us is that someone of a slightly larger size might find the shower a little bit small ....
We did not meet Gabriel, the owner, as he was travelling in Iceland, but we had some very delightful and informative email correspondence with Gabriel, who is fully fluent in English. Instead, Gabriel's parents met us. A wonderful warm couple, who despite of their lack of fluency in English made us feel very welcome.
Eu e meu marido fomos recebidos pelos pais de Gabrielle, pois ele estava viajando. Apesar da dificuldade do idioma, nós conseguimos nos comunicar e eles foram bastante cordeais. O apartamento era limpo, organizado e agradável. Trata-se de um apartamento/casa numa cidade medieval.
My husband and I were welcomed by the parents of Gabrielle, because he was traveling. Despite the difficulty of the language, we can communicate and they were quite cordeais. The apartment was clean, organized and enjoyable. It is an apartment / house in a medieval city.
We spent four nights at La Ceppaia in colle di Val d'Elsa and found the apartment very charming and comfortable, just like the pictures. Our host Gabriele was welcoming and made several recommendations which we followed up and enjoyed. We visited Florence by bus, buy your tickets before you board, it is about 40 minute ride. We also visited San Gimignano and Volterra in same day, we loved these towns and bought local made tablecloths and local Alabaster items at good prices, worth a visit. The area is typical Tuscany, rolling hills and picture perfect a delight.
The historic town where the accommodation is based has big range of restaurants and bars and lovely to walk around, day or night, safe and family friendly. We loved it and highly recommend it, thank you to our host and his family.
Lynn and Alan
The family was really helpful and kind welcoming us on arrival. The house is exactly like on the pictures, nicely renovated and cute, perfect for a couple. Colle di Val d'Elsa is indeed a perfect location to visit the main "attractions" of Tuscany.
Nice flat in the old city centre!
Petit appart sympa dans la vieille ville de Colle, au bord de la campagne toscane (un chien et un coq se font parfois entendre!). Impeccable pour rayonner dans les petits villages et villes alentours et très bon accueil des parents de Gabriele!
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About the Host, Gabriele
Hi I'm Gabriele! I'm an IT engineer from Italy, I'm interested in electronics, I play guitar, love mountain bike, photography, swimming, running... and much more...
I don't like to write about myself in public, so if you want to know more, just message me and I'll be happy to feed your curiosity :)
With the help of my parents, I'm Airbnb host since 2011: take a look at my places! Reviews will tell you everything you'll need to know about our "style"!