Lorenzo Village

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Sleeps: 37 - 43 Bedrooms: 18 Bathrooms: 13
Oliver Approved

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties

Based close to the beautiful town of San Gimignano and within easy reach of Florence and Siena, this accommodation offers a totally unique holiday experience.

Purchased in 1990 by the Bandini family and restored with great care over the years, the village and properties are used for their original purpose as a working farm and guest house.

Six independent apartments are available for guests, each having their own private entrance and terrace. Using traditional materials, the village now offers an original Tuscan atmosphere, combined with modern furnishings. The village also offers a swimming pool, restaurant and bar and outdoor activities and guided tours can be arranged.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A little off the beaten track (dusty track to the house).
  • Heating (if needed) is charged to expenditure.

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker

The Villa

Six independent apartments are available for guests, each having their own private entrance and terrace. Using traditional materials, the village now offers an original Tuscan atmosphere, combined with modern furnishings. Two of the smaller apartments can be combined to add a ninth option.

Apartment 1 (9/10 people)
- Located on the first floor of the main house
- 3 double bedrooms
- Double bedroom with single bed
- Single room
- Spacious living room
- Large kitchen
- 3 bathrooms with bathtub and shower
- Spacious and partly covered terrace.

Apartment 2 (4-6 people)
- Located on the first and second floors of the vicarage
- Large dining room with antique fireplace
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Twin bedroom
- Bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
- Living room with sofa bed
- Bedroom with double bed and single bed
- Outside area furnished with sofas, chairs and garden furniture
- Air-conditioning

Apartment 3 (4-6 people)
- Located in the old barn of the farm
- Large living/dining room
- Fully-equipped kitchen with balcony
- Twin bedroom with additional single bed
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom with shower
- Air conditioning
- Outdoor patio perfect for al fresco dining.

Apartment 4 (4-6 people)
- Located on the ground floor of the Vicarage, overlooking the valley
- Large living/dining room with sofa bed
- Fully-equipped kitchen with balcony
- Double bedroom
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Bathroom with shower
- Air conditioning
- Tranquil outdoor space with fruit trees and garden furniture.

Apartment 5 (2/3 people)
- Located on the first floor of the Vicarage
- Elegant living/dining room
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Double bedroom (with possibility of adding a third single bed)
- A spacious bathroom with bath tub and shower
- Air conditioning
- Atmospheric outdoor space furnished with table and garden chairs.

Apartment 6 (2 people)
- Based in a romantic little house with a view over swimming pool
- Living room with kitchen
- Double bedroom with bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Paved patio area and furnished garden.

Apartment 7 (2-4 people)
- Kitchen
- Living room with sofa bed
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom

Apartment 8 (2 people)
- Kitchen
- Living room
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom

Double bedrooms (3 units)
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom are available with maximum occupancy (43 guests)


Exterior
- Swimming pool (Dimensions: 16x18 metres, Depth: 1.4 to 1.8 metres)  and terrace for private use
- Parking
- Natural cave formed by ancient limestone sediments
- Views of the vineyards, olive groves and valleys towards San Gimignano
- Playground area for kids, with tennis table and also a soccer field.

More facilities...

- Wifi connection
- Communal bar and living area
- Cots, highchairs and a stair gate are available on request

Location

About the surrounding area of Lorenzo Village
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Situated halfway between Florence and Siena, Lorenzo Village is perfectly located for guests to visit some of Tuscany's best sites. Whether visitors want to explore the beautiful countryside, take in the art and culture or savour the delicious local food and wine, this part of Tuscany will suit all needs.

Siena is 30 minutes by car, and Florence is 45 minutes. San Gimignano, with its beautiful towers, is just a few kilometres away. 

The Ancient Lorenzo Village was a home and place of worship for the Goths. In 1963, people excavating around the village discovered the 'Treasures of Gologano': a Eucharistic kit, composed of four different goblets, a spoon and a paten, which is now housed at the Museum of Sacred Art in Colle Val D'Elsa.

This discovery led historians to unearth the history behind the village. The treasure was buried by locals when the invasion was announced between the Alemanni and Franchi tribes after the defeat of Teia, the last king of the Goths, in Campania in 553 AD.

In medieval times, the village belonged to the noble Sienese family, the Tolemei. It became a place of hospitality, as it was on the pilgrimage route for merchants and travelers from northern Europe to Rome.

Within the complex is the little Church of San Lorenzo (9th century) built on the remains of an older building dating from the 5th century. The altar is adorned with a fresco depicting the Madonna and Child Enthroned between San Lorenzo and San Sebastian painted by Pier Francesco Fiorentino (15th century). According to popular tradition, Lorenzo Village was the meeting place between San Franesco of Assisi and San Lucchese.

Getting there:
The nearest towns are Poggibonsi, 10 minutes away, Colle di Val d'Elsa and San Gimignano. The estate is very easy to access from the Autostrada connecting Florence and Siena, which passes close to Colle di Val d'Elsa and Poggibonsi (exit E35 Colle di Val d'Elsa Nord).

Region

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Mattress protector
  • Baby bath
  • Bath toys
  • Bibs
  • Changing mat
  • Baby monitor
  • Pushchair
  • Potty
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • English speaking babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • English speaking babysitter available
  • On-site restaurant using local produce, Tuscan cookery lessons on request, Guided tours on request, Riding lessons and tennis lessons available
  • Barbecues can be arranged with food provided and the wood stove can be used for cooking roasts and pizzas

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Transformed historical miniature villages like Lorenzo, beautifully positioned in the romantic Chianti countryside near San Gimignano, are the ideal venue for an intimate wedding allowing you and your guests to take over the entire property for a truly magical experience in Tuscan style.

The small 9C Church of San Lorenzo with its Fiorentino fresco sits within the grounds for Catholic weddings while the beautiful gardens provide a wonderful backdrop for other ceremonies.

This venue is ideal for a relaxed wedding hosting guests of all ages. It is off the beaten track but within easy reach of Florence and Siena for travelling and sightseeing either side of the special day.

Wedding Reception
For the reception, up to 75 people can be seated on the outside terrace or up to 65 guests inside the venue’s on-site restaurant.

Dancing can take place on the restaurant terrace with music permitted outside until 1am and inside until 2am.

Wedding Ceremony
A symbolic ceremony would take place in the venue’s gardens.

There is a church for Catholic ceremonies for up to 45 people and a civil ceremony may be possible at the local town hall, 5 km from the property.

The owners can provide the details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
37 people can sleep at the venue.

30 more guests would be able to find accommodation in the vicinity, within 5 km of the venue.

The owners can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
At a small extra cost, the venue is able to organise dinner & décor.

An external planner can be arranged by the venue for any additional planning or the client may provide their own.

The venue can make suggestions for all other required event suppliers.

Catering
All catering is done on-site in the venue’s restaurant.

Other information
Chairs and tables for the day can be rented from the venue.

Minimum stay 3 nights for an event.

Car-hire is strongly recommended as no restaurants in walking distance of the venue and the on-site restaurant is closed for lunchtimes.

Event to end by 1am or 2am with extra charge.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? No.
Pets welcome? No.
End of stay cleaning included? No.
Changeover day Saturday.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 37 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - £6,784 £8,472 £11,868
Aug 31st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 £3,985 £5,308 £6,631 £9,298
Nov 1st 2019 - Apr 11th 2020 £2,982 £3,971 £4,960 £6,955
Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 £5,787 £7,707 £9,627 £13,498
Apr 18th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £4,463 £5,944 £7,425 £10,410
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - £7,716 £9,636 £13,498
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £4,463 £5,944 £7,425 £10,410
Nov 1st 2020 - Feb 18th 2021 £2,982 £3,971 £4,960 £6,955

Prices based on an occupancy of 43 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2019 - Apr 11th 2020 £3,905 £5,201 £6,497 £9,109
Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 £6,255 £8,330 £10,405 £14,589
Apr 18th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £5,088 £6,776 £8,465 £11,868
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - £8,339 £10,414 £14,589
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £5,046 £6,721 £8,395 £11,771
Nov 1st 2020 - Feb 18th 2021 £3,905 £5,201 £6,497 £9,109

Prices based on an occupancy of 37 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - €7,109 €8,797 €12,437
Aug 31st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 €4,176 €5,499 €6,822 €9,743
Nov 1st 2019 - Apr 11th 2020 €3,125 €4,114 €5,103 €7,288
Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 €6,064 €7,985 €9,905 €14,145
Apr 18th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €4,677 €6,158 €7,639 €10,909
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - €8,086 €10,006 €14,145
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €4,677 €6,158 €7,639 €10,909
Nov 1st 2020 - Feb 18th 2021 €3,125 €4,114 €5,103 €7,288

Prices based on an occupancy of 43 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2019 - Apr 11th 2020 €4,092 €5,388 €6,684 €9,545
Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 €6,554 €8,630 €10,705 €15,288
Apr 18th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €5,332 €7,020 €8,708 €12,437
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - €8,739 €10,814 €15,288
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €5,288 €6,963 €8,637 €12,335
Nov 1st 2020 - Feb 18th 2021 €4,092 €5,388 €6,684 €9,545

Prices based on an occupancy of 37 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - $7,887 $9,576 $13,798
Aug 31st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 $4,634 $5,956 $7,279 $10,810
Nov 1st 2019 - Apr 11th 2020 $3,467 $4,456 $5,445 $8,086
Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 $6,728 $8,649 $10,569 $15,694
Apr 18th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $5,189 $6,670 $8,151 $12,103
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - $8,971 $10,891 $15,694
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $5,189 $6,670 $8,151 $12,103
Nov 1st 2020 - Feb 18th 2021 $3,467 $4,456 $5,445 $8,086

Prices based on an occupancy of 43 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2019 - Apr 11th 2020 $4,540 $5,836 $7,132 $10,591
Apr 11th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 $7,272 $9,347 $11,423 $16,962
Apr 18th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $5,916 $7,604 $9,292 $13,798
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - $9,695 $11,771 $16,962
Sep 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $5,867 $7,542 $9,216 $13,685
Nov 1st 2020 - Feb 18th 2021 $4,540 $5,836 $7,132 $10,591

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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