Lorenzo Village

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Sleeps: 43 Bedrooms: 18 Bathrooms: 13
Oliver Approved

Overview

Wedding Venue Exclusive Recommended Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties

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Stay in a beautifully restored historic borgo for up to 43 guests, a short drive from magical San Gimignano and within easy reach of both Siena and Florence.

The hospitable Bandini family purchased this hamlet at the end of the twentieth century and have taken many years restoring it with great care and attention. Offering a totally unique holiday experience, or perhaps an enchanting place for a dream Tuscan wedding, each of the apartments has been lovingly furnished with character and charm and are now used for their original purpose as a working farm and guest house.

Available to be exclusively hired, each apartment has its own private entrance and terrace and there’s a glorious swimming pool with idyllic views of the undulating hills and Tuscan landscapes. New for 2021, a sparkling indoor venue provides the ideal space for a wedding reception or could be a fine spot to host a yoga retreat with friends.

Children will adore the play area and football field, whilst parents will appreciate having a restaurant on-site offering mouth-watering evening meals serving authentic Tuscan fare. The bar is also a lovely touch, the perfect place to relax with a glass of chilled Vernaccia from the vineyards of nearby San Gimignano.

Wine-tastings, horse-riding, tennis lessons and guided tours can be arranged by the hospitable owners who frequently visit to help in any way they can. There’s a true Tuscan ambience throughout this beautiful setting with its 9th century church and traditional surroundings.

Charming Colle Val D’Elsa is a short drive away with its restaurants and pretty shops or drive a little further to discover some of the classic Chianti villages within half an hour. The famous towers of San Gimignano are also close by, one of Tuscany’s most famous and charming villages where you can explore the narrow winding lanes and admire the incredible historic architecture.

Florence and Siena are also waiting to be explored, both within easy reach, or head even further south to the exquisite southern Tuscan towns of Montepulciano and Cortona. Whether you are in the magnificent Tuscan countryside you can be sure of incredible cuisine, fine local wines and wonderfully diverse landscapes of hills, woodland, pretty villages and historic towns.

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What you should know…

  • There are eight apartments across the estate plus three double bedrooms which are also included when booking for all 43 guests - please see the 'Features' tab for full details of each dwelling.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in seven of the apartments (not Apartment 1).
  • The owners are frequently on site and are extremely welcoming. They are always happy to help arrange additional services and extras.
  • The restaurant is sometimes opened to outside customers but there are options to book it for exclusive use, if desired.
  • As is typical in Tuscany, it's an unmade, dusty track leading up to the estate.
  • Hiring a car is essential in order to explore this stunning region - taxis are very limited in this area.
  • If visiting with children, please note the beautiful grounds are unenclosed.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Table Tennis Table Football Pool/Snooker Chapel on Site

Apartments and three double bedrooms (43 guests)

Eight 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. Apartments 7 and 8 can be interconnected on request.

Furthermore, when booking up to 43 guests, three double en suite bedrooms are also made available, more modern in style. Two are next to each other (and can interconnect on request), the third is the other side of the apartments.  

Apartment 1 (140m2, 10 people)

- Located on the first floor of the main house
- 3 x bedrooms with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed and single bed
- Small bedroom with single bed
- 3 x bathrooms with bath/shower
- Living room (mezzanine level)
- Large kitchen and dining area
- Spacious and partly covered terrace

Apartment 2 (100m2, 5-7 people)

- Located on the first and second floors of the vicarage
- Living room with sofa bed
- Large dining area with antique fireplace
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with twin beds  
- Bedroom with double bed and single bed
- Bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
- Outside area furnished with sofas, chairs and garden furniture
- Air-conditioning

Apartment 3 (90m2, 5 guests) 

- Located in the old barn of the farm
- Large living/dining room
- Fully-equipped kitchen with balcony
- Bedroom with three single beds
- Bedroom with double bed  
- Bathroom with shower
- Air conditioning
- Outdoor patio perfect for al fresco dining

Apartment 4 (90m2, 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
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Bathroom with shower
- Air conditioning
- Tranquil outdoor space with fruit trees and garden furniture

Apartment 5 (75m2, 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 (40m2, 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 (46m2, 2-4 people)

- Kitchen
- Living room with sofa bed
- Double bedroom and bathroom
- Air-conditioning

Apartment 8 (46m2, 2 people) 

- Kitchen
- Living room
- Double bedroom and bathroom
- Air-conditioning

Double bedrooms across estate (3 units, 18m2 and 2 people each)

- Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom

The three double bedrooms are only included when booking for 43 guests.

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (16x18m, depth: 1.4-1.8m) open approximately April to end-October
- Poolside terrace for private use
- Natural cave formed by ancient limestone sediments
- Views of the vineyards, olive groves and valleys towards San Gimignano
- Playground area (trampoline, swing and slide)
- Table tennis
- Football field
- Vast grounds (open)
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi connection
- Air-conditioning (all apartments except Apartment 1)
- Fans (in apartment with no a/c)
- Communal bar and living area
- On-site restaurant (evening only)
- Courtyard bar
- Pizza oven (for pizza nights)
- Indoor wedding area with mirrored walls (can also be used for yoga sessions, on request)
- 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 Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Lorenzo Village is a beautiful old borgo/hamlet which has been converted into apartments and rooms. The setting is perfect in the heart of Tuscany between Siena and Florence, with easy access to the motorway, allowing guests to be able to visit some of Tuscany’s most idyllic villages, historic towns and wonderful cities and countryside.

The borgo itself has a fascinating history dating back to around 553 AD and treasures that were found when excavating the hamlet last century can be seen in the Museo Civico e Diocesano d’Arte sacra near Colle Val D’Elsa, just 6km away.

You can also visit the 9th century church in the hamlet with its frescos on the altar. In medieval times the borgo was a place of hospitality on the pilgrimage route for travellers to Rome; nowadays guests are equally well looked after in the delightful Lorenzo village.

The restaurant on site is family-run and is occasionally open to outside customers as well - there are options to reserve the restaurant for exclusive use if desired.

The estate is surrounded by natural parkland - look out for deers, wild boars, hares and fawns. There is a path accessible from the grounds that takes you to the 6km long cycling route that connects Poggibonsi and Colle Val D'Elsa.

Both Tuscan towns of Poggibonsi and charming Colle di Val d’Elsa are around a ten-minute drive away where you will find a variety of good local restaurants, supermarkets and lovely shops. You’re also conveniently near the Autostradale Firenze-Siena, meaning Siena (28km) is just half an hour away by car and Florence (48km) can be reached in around 45 minutes. One other option is to drive to Poggibonsi (4km) and pick up a train to either city for a fantastic day out.The enchanting village of San Gimignano (15km) is also close by, a glorious medieval town with its many towers and is famous for its historic beauty. The village also has a fine reputation for its food and wine – look out for pretty shops selling local saffron and also the famous Vernaccia white wine of this region.

Of course you are surrounding by magical Tuscan landscapes of rolling hills, cypress trees, olive groves and vineyards. You can visit some of the classic Chianti wine villages within half an hour such as Castellina in Chianti (19km) and Radda in Chianti (30km) or drive just over an hour south to the glorious countryside around the famous towns of Montepulciano (88km) and Cortona (99km).

This area also offers outstanding walking and cycling routes, mountain biking opportunities, horse-riding and even tennis lessons within a short distance.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence Airport

(63km)

Nearest Airport 2 Pisa Airport

(90km)

Nearest Restaurant Around Poggibonsi/Colle di Val d'Elsa

(4km )

Nearest Supermarket Poggibonsi/Colle di Val d'Elsa

(4km)

Nearest Town/City Poggibonsi/Siena

(4km/27km)

Nearest Train Station Poggibonsi

(4km)

Nearest Golf Nr Colle di Val d'Elsa

(4.5km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Mattress protector
  • Bibs
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

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
  • 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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

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 9th century 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. A new reception hall provides a sparkling area for Tuscan wedding feasts and celebrations.

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.

New for 2021, an indoor venue has also been created with space for up to 100 guests to celebrate.

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
43 people can sleep at the venue.

Further 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, charges apply.
Heating costs included? No, charges apply.
End of stay cleaning included? No, charges apply. In all instances, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
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.
Pets welcome? No.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 43 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 £14,228
Sep 1st 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 £12,392
Nov 1st 2021 - Apr 2nd 2022 £10,098
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 9th 2022 £12,392
Easter Season £12,392
Apr 23rd 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 £12,392
Jun 1st 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 £14,228
Sep 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 £12,392
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 £10,098

Prices based on an occupancy of 43 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 €15,553
Sep 1st 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 €13,545
Nov 1st 2021 - Apr 2nd 2022 €11,038
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 9th 2022 €13,545
Easter Season €13,545
Apr 23rd 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 €13,545
Jun 1st 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 €15,553
Sep 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 €13,545
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 €11,038

Prices based on an occupancy of 43 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 $18,452
Sep 1st 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 $16,071
Nov 1st 2021 - Apr 2nd 2022 $13,095
Apr 2nd 2022 - Apr 9th 2022 $16,071
Easter Season $16,071
Apr 23rd 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 $16,071
Jun 1st 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 $18,452
Sep 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 $16,071
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 $13,095

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Beautiful wedding

    Posted by Ria, Kyle and Guests on 26/02/2021

    Thank you so much for a beautiful wedding with amazing food! We all loved every second. We will be back again. Thank you, thank you.

  • For the third time..

    Posted by Perry and Claudine on 26/02/2021

    For the third time, a year after our wedding here! A treat to be back! Love the memories and thanks again for everything. See you again in one or two years! Grazie mille!

  • Perfect setting for our Tuscan wedding!

    Posted by Zack on 18/02/2020

    We held our wedding at the "Lorenzo Village" this past October 2019, and it was everything we could have dreamed of, and more! The pictures don't even begin to capture how beautiful it is. The owners and family were extremely welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The property was an easy 45 minute drive from Florence, and very accessible. The nearby town also has a train that connects to Florence, which many of our guests used. We would recommend renting cars though.

    We had 45 guests attend our wedding, and the area outside of the restaurant easily accommodated our marquee, with 2 long tables, DJ stand, and room for dancing. The food was exceptional, both at the wedding and in the restaurant during our stay. A great time was had by all!

    Overall, we cannot recommend the Lorenzo Village enough, and are already talking about planning a return trip!

  • Thanks for everything

    Posted by Becky, James and Guests on 03/08/2019

    Thank you all so much for all your help, support and allowing us to use your beautiful place for our wedding. What fabulous memories we will be taking home with us. Thanks for everything.

  • Great wedding

    Posted by Amanda and Andrew on 24/09/2018

    Thank you for everything, great wedding and great food!

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