About this listing
Family run B&B in the countryside, 20 min from Siena, 3 snug rooms and 2 apartments, ideal also on winter to the nearby thermal baths, with panoramic swimming pool and private car park. Good food, good wine and relax
Le Logge di Sopra is a family run B&B located in the countryside, in the heart of the “Crete senesi”, on the panoramic “Lauretana” road, famous for its ancient “biancane” (clay knolls). It stands in a strategic position for a quick tour or a pleasant week full of significant highlights offered by nature, history, culture, gastronomy and oenology.
It is a former farmhouse dating back to the 16th century, skilfully refurbished respecting the original architectural lines and antique traditions.
The transformation of the large, striking wine vault into 3 snug rooms and 2 apartments, thermally comfortable at all times, has created a cosy structure that offers peace and privacy to guests, also due to the small number of people who can be accommodated at the same time.
It is ideal also for winter holidays, owing to the nearby thermal baths, located 10 minutes away (in Rapolano Terme) and open all year round.
This is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday in the wonderful Tuscan countryside, with all the amenities of a lovely setting enhanced by a homey atmosphere.
A special mention is deserved by the culinary specialities served at the typical restaurants (some of which with special rates agreed with our B&B), like the “ribollita”, the “pici” with wild boar, the chickpea or spelt and porcini mushroom soups, the charcoal T-bone steak called “Bistecca alla Fiorentina” with white truffle, considered to be the “white gold of the Crete Senesi”.
Our 2 apartments, furnished in the Tuscan style, with rustic flooring and chestnut beams, are both made up of a living-room with cooking area (with 2/4 gas rings, refrigerator, electric oven and crockery) and a comfortable double sofa bed, a double room and a bathroom (with shower, hairdryer and courtesy kit) and a separate bath anteroom.
Also provided: colour TV with SAT decoder (DVB-S), electric kettle, bed and bath linen, and mosquito-nets at the windows.
The apartments are cool and welcoming in the summer (the temperature never rises above 24°C -75°F, notwithstanding the lack of air conditioning), guaranteeing optimal and “natural” thermal comfort thanks to the careful refurbishing) and warm in winter (the apartments are provided with autonomous boilers).
Driving on the “Autostrada del sole” (A1) toll road, coming from the west or south, exit at the "Val di Chiana – Bettolle" gateway and follow the SP 326 provincial road in the direction of Siena (it is a 4-lane road). After about 16 km, take the "Asciano" exit in direction of Asciano. Drive through Asciano and then take the SP 438 provincial road (called Lauretana) in the direction of Siena. Cross the bridge on the Ombrone River and, after 4 km, on the right, you will find the “Le logge di sopra” estate (indicated by a road sign placed 350 m from the estate, and by a brown sign with “Le logge di sopra” written in white placed on the left, close to the B&B).
If you come from north (driving on A1, take the gateway "Firenze-Impruneta"), so also from the north, therefore also from Florence or from Siena, exit the A1 toll road at the "Firenze-Certosa" gateway and take the Firenze-Siena highway. At the end of the highway (Siena by-pass included, never exiting so as to avoid a more complicated route) the road forks: to the left towards Grosseto and to the right towards Arezzo/Roma. Bear right towards Arezzo/Roma. After about 5 km (and two short tunnels) you will find another fork: to the left towards Siena and to the right towards Arezzo/Roma. Keep right and you will end up on the SP 73 provincial road (Siena-Bettolle highway); after only 1,5 km, turn right in direction of Asciano. Drive through Taverne d’Arbia and Arbia and keep on towards Asciano for 15 km (it is a beautiful road, where many films and spots are shot). About 50 m after the indication of km 13 of the SP 438 provincial road (Lauretana), on the left, there is Le logge di sopra (indicated by a road sign placed 500 m from the estate, and by a brown sign with “Le logge di sopra” written in white placed on the right, close to the B&B). At this point, all you have to is ring the bell at the gate... Your journey is over and we will be there to meet you!
It stands 275 m a.s.l. and 5 km from Asciano, a small town of Etruscan-Roman origin with interesting sites and a wonderful, recently opened museum with Etruscan finds and sacred art objects of the 13th century, and an Etruscan tumulus tomb. It stands 5 km from the "Site transitoire" di Jean-Paul Philippe, in Leonina.
Siena, a city famous all over the world for its Palio (raced every year on July 2nd and August 16th) and its wonderful medieval palazzos (like the Town Hall in the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, the majestic 13th century Cathedral, the Picture Gallery, the Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana, the Santa Maria della Scala) is only 17 km away.
San Gimignano, a real jewel of medieval architecture and art, is 65 km away. We are 110 km from Florence, 35 km from Montalcino (renowned for its Brunello wine), 37 km from Pienza (inside the Orcia natural park, very interesting for its Renaissance architecture, but also known for its local products, in particular its pecorino cheese), and 130 km from Pisa.
Other beautiful places near us include Montepulciano (where the vino Nobile di Montepulciano is produced; sites to visit are the Duomo and the church of San Biagio), Monteriggioni, Cortona, Assisi, Volterra. Some beautiful abbeys are open to visitors: Monte Oliveto Maggiore (13 km away), a suggestive abbey of the 1400’s with a beautiful Romanesque-Gothic church, a cloister with frescos by Sodoma and Signorelli, narrating the life of Saint Benedict, whore motto "ora et labora" guides the life of Benedictine monks), Sant’ Antimo and San Galgano (famous fr the sword in the rock).
There are also thermal baths, always open, even in winter (in Rapolano Terme, only 15 km away). Other thermal baths in the vicinity are Bagno Vignoni and Bagni di Petriolo. Those who love skiing can reach the slopes of Mount Amiata (1,800 m a.s.l.), where enjoyment is guaranteed!
These are just some of the places that can be reached in less that one hour…
Other things to note
Guests can relax in the a beautiful solarium, where they can enjoy a vast, breathtaking view, or in the meticulously manicured garden with swimming pool. There is also a free private car park with automatic gate.
The lovely breakfast-room, obtained from the ancient cellar, lets guests experience the emotion of a mouth-watering breakfast. Homemade cakes, biscuits and jam, the wild flowers honey typical of these areas....not to mention the Tuscan prosciutto ham and salami, the typical cheeses of the Crete Senesi, like the pecorino cheese, served with delicious bruschettas made with our olive oil and vintage balsamic vinegar aged in chestnut and juniper barrels.
SERVICES AVAILABLE IN THE VICINITY
Thermal baths open all year round (in Rapolano Terme, 15 km away)
Quad excursions in the Crete Senesi,
Horse riding ground (in Siena, 30 km away),
9-hole golf course (in Bettolle, 30 km away),
Covered and open-air tennis court (in Asciano, 5 km away),
go karting (in Castelnuovo Berardenga, 20 km away)
Le terre del vino (the lands of wine): visits to the Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino wine cellars
Skiing trails (Monte Amiata, 65 km away)
Adventure Park in Rapolano Terme (agreements with 20% discount)
ADDITIONAL SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE RATES
*colour TV with SAT decoder (DVB-S),
*cooking area and electric kettle,
*courtesy kit Tuscan extra virgin olive oil biological,
*bed and bath linen (free of charge bath linen change after 3 nights; other changes on request, at extra charge)
*final cleaning of the apartment,
*mosquito-nets at the windows,
*private car park with automatic gate,
*Swimming pool and garden use,
*solarium with tables and chairs,
*useful brochure (at your check-in),
*credit card and cash card payment.
**EXTRA: Breakfast buffet (€ 7,50 per person) and heating by meter.
This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.