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Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I wanted a gorgeous place where several friends and their families could all come together for a Tuscan holiday, and stumbled upon Al Gelso Bianco - and am so glad we did! This place for me, was the stuff of movies and books! Firstly, we wanted accomodation that could house separate families- we had the Gelsomino room that was gorgeous,...

Thank nicmac2014
Reviewed 5 September 2016

When we were planning our trip with friends, we knew that we wanted to do a group cooking class. However, which one to pick? It was daunting trying to choose! Luckily we had the amazing experience at Al Gelso Bianco. The farm/resort is beautiful. The drive to it was incredible with fabulous views at every turn. Our group included 3...

Thank Sandra H
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 29 August 2016

After reading about the cooking classes at Al Gelso Bianca on the Ciao Bambino website, I booked our family of five for our summer holiday in Tuscany. Our three boys (ages 6, 9 and 12) can't stop talking about this wonderful experience! It was a highlight of our trip to Italy. We learned how to make ravioli, tagliatelle and spinach...

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My family an I just returned from a 10 day holiday in Tuscany. We are SO glad the first thing on our list was a cooking class at Al Gelso Bianco. Just driving to the property alone was breathtaking. We were greeted at our car by Susana. She is so warm and welcoming and was very kind to our children...

Thank Stephanie O
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We truly enjoyed our stay at Gelso Bianco. A great and well-maintained location with surrounding vine yards, a nice swimming pool and very friendly staff. Definitely a place to recommend if one plans to visit Tuscany.

Thank Johan C
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We are just back from a wonderful week at Al Gelso Bianco, and have nothing but brilliant, sun drenched memories. The accommodation is great (we were in Gelsomino), very comfortable and well appointed, the views are out of this world, & the shared pool was perfect for the kids. We were so relaxed that our best laid plans to visit...

Thank benwood2016
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We went to Al Gelso Bianco for the family cooking class, my husband, 3 kids and myself. It was a wonderful afternoon and one of our highlights of our trip. It was certainly one of the best meals we had during our 6 week stay in Italy! Stefania and Susanan were wonderful hosts and chefs. The kids loved rolling out...

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We went to Al Gelso Bianco for a cooking class - all I can say is Wow! Our family had the most wonderful time there - Vittoria and Susanna were absolutely amazing - Susanna did the cooking class and Vittoria the wine tasting. We all had lunch together afterwards in a beautiful dinning area.. This experience in the most stunning...

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

we visited Al Gelso Bianco with our 4 year old and 8 month old for the cooking class. It was so amazing! We cooked easy yet delicious italian dishes. The place itself is MAGICAL and it is run by the owners who are great, they include a wine tasting from the family's vineyard and the wines were delicious. We are...

Thank Jessica H
irenesan, Responsabile reception at Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort, responded to this review

thanks a lot for your kind feedback and for the recommendation on our property, we will also wait for you and your family staying at one of the apartments in the future!

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Our family of five (husband, mother and two children) stayed at Al Gelso Bianco in early June and everyone loved it. Our two-bedroom apartment (Ginestra) was beautifully decorated and plenty of space for us all. I especially loved the upstairs balcony with it's views across the rolling hills to San Gimignano. The children loved the space to explore, table soccer...

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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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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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“Lots of variance in the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles JohnC912, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Gelsomino is a bit further from the pool but has the best terrace and views and the most privacy. We were really glad to have chosen it.”
 of 5 bubbles AJ183, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Gelsomino has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (only showers, no baths). Bring your own kitchen essentials (spices, oil, coffee, sugar etc.)!”
 of 5 bubbles Kerenym, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms are in a restored building near the pool area; this has advantages but wouldn't be the best choice if privacy is your top goal.”
 of 5 bubbles LikeNiceHotels, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Our apartment was "Ginestra" with one bedroom upstairs and one downstairs & a private terrace with amazing views on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Grand_10, 25 Jun 2015 | Read review
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