La Fornace di Racciano is a lovely Bed&Breakfast a short distance (2,8 Km) from the historical centre of medieval San Gimignano. It consists of a typical Tuscan country house surrounded by a large flowery garden. In the past "La Fornace di Racciano" was a furnace that produced lovely terracotta pottery using locally dug clay. Today, the building has been carefully renovated to maintain the typical features of the past, besides the modern comforts of nowadays. La Fornace di Racciano consists of seven comfortable rooms and four apartments, two of which are located in the ancient hamlet of Racciano.
Room on the ground floor with a double bed (an extra bed can be added on request to accommodate a third person), a kitchen area with table and chairs to cook simple meals, and a private shower room. This room opens onto the garden and affords spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Heating, air conditioning, fridge, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi Internet connection.
Room on the ground floor with a double bed (an extra bed can be added on request to accommodate a third person), and a large bathroom also suitable for handicapped persons. This room opens onto the front paved terrace and enjoys fine views of the surrounding countryside. Heating, air conditioning, fridge, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi Internet connection.
Double room on the first floor (middle floor) with independent entrance, and a lovely outside terrace equipped with table and chairs. This room opens on the swimming pool and enjoys fine views of the silver olive trees all around. Heating, air conditioning, fridge, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi Internet connection.
Lovely room on the first floor with a double bed (a separate third bed can be added on request). It is vey spacious and have a fresh and airy feel, with two large windows opening on the front paved terrace, and enjoys breathtaking views of San Gimignano and its towers in the distance. Heating, air conditioning, fridge, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi Internet connection.
Double bedroom on the first floor with independent entrance via a private staircase to provide more privacy. It opens on the front farmyard, enjoying a fine view over the ancient hamlet of Racciano. Large private bathroom, heating, air conditioning, fridge, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi Internet connection.
Large and spacious room on the first floor with a double bed (an extra bed can be added on request to accommodate a third person). It enjoys lovely views of the swimming pool, of the ancient hamlet of Pescille and of a picturesque olive grove. Private bathroom, heating, air conditioning, fridge, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi Internet connection.
Room on the first floor with a double bed and a lovely view of the Tuscan countryside covered with olive groves, vineyards and woodland. Private bathroom, heating, air conditioning, fridge, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi Internet connection.
First-floor apartment with two rooms. It consists of a kitchen with hubs, dishwasher, fridge, table and chairs, double room with fireplace, and private bathroom. It has a sliding door communicating with Camera Rubino to form a three-room apartment with 2 private bathrooms. Sleeps up to 5 persons. This apartment affords lovely views of the surrounding hills. Heating, air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi Internet connection and electric oven.
Studio apartment on the first floor, with independent entrance and private garden equipped with table and chairs. It consists of a living room with kitchen area, one bedroom with a double bed and a sofa-bed. It overlooks the swimming pool, enjoying fine views of the surrounding hills. Private bathroom, heating, air conditioning, fridge, satellite TV, Wi-Fi Internet connection, and small electric oven.
This apartment is set approx. 100m from the country house of La Fornace di Racciano, in the ancient and picturesque hamlet of Racciano. It is located on the ground floor, with independent entrance, private garden and parking on the property grounds. This apartment consists of two rooms: a kitchenette with hubs and small electric oven, one bedroom with a double bed, and a private bathroom. Air conditioning, heating, and TV.
This apartment is set in the picturesque hamlet of Racciano, in an ancient convent dating back to 1276. It is on the first floor and can be reached via an external staircase, so typical of the Tuscan country architecture. It consists of a kitchenette with hubs and small electric oven, table and chairs, and two double rooms (one with fireplace). 2 private shower rooms, air conditioning, satellite TV and private parking.
5 on August 12, 2014
We stayed here for 1 week and had the most wonderful holiday. Cristiano and Ambra were so welcoming, it was like coming to visit great friends. The quiet B&B is a perfect retreat from busy San Gimignano, just a few KM away, tucked into the beautiful hillside. Breakfast was great, fresh fruit, cheese, meats, cakes and the most wonderful hand crafted cappuccinos with smiley faces, how can you not wake up and smile. Its an easy 30 min walk to the town, and a perfect place to visit all the sights and cities that are in the Tuscan area. We had an amazing time and we recommend this place to anyone. Pool and table tennis for kids, relaxing and quiet for everyone else. Thank you Cristiano and Ambra xxx
4.8 on August 04, 2014
The hospitality availed by the entire staff of La Fornace di Racciano was the warmth of staying with life long friends. From the "artistry" of the morning cappuccinos to local recommendations. It was a wonderful & relaxing visit. We will be back.
5 on October 30, 2013
Four of us spent two nights at this lovely rustic Bed and Breakfast and the only regret we had, was not staying longer. After visiting some of Italy's biggest tourist attractions, La Fornace di Racciano was a welcomed and well deserved break for us. It sits on a hill with a beautiful view of the countryside and the ancient city of San Gimignano. The staff is friendly and helpful and the breakfast is just perfect. Freshly baked cakes and tarts, along with the delicious cheese and breads, were a delicious way to start the day. And,Critiano Boldrini makes the best cappuccino we have ever had. We highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast and hope to return one day.
4.8 on October 28, 2013
3 of us stayed in a triple room. Was an amazing setting, very scenic and the staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating. Need a car to get to easily otherwise can be very hard but that was Europcars fault not the accommodation. Can't wait to go back again next summer. Steve McAdam
4.4 on October 27, 2013
Hadde 4 overnattinger her i september 2013. Fantastisk beliggenhet og hyggelig vertskap. Kommer gjerne tilbake hit ved en seinere anledning, anbefales!!
5 on April 14, 2013
Chi non era in Toscana, l'Italia davvero non si può pretendere di conoscere. Non solo perché ci sono la maggior parte dei beni Patrimoni Culturali Mondiale dell'UNESCO del paese, ma anche per il bellissimo paesaggio. S. Gimignanon è ancora un “optional”. La Fornace di Racciano posizionato sul fronte collina sud di S. Gimignano offre una magnifica vista sulle torri della città medioevale. Come fotografo, sto viaggiando il mondo e posso dire che questa città e i suoi dintorni sono tra i più belli paesaggi dei miei viaggi. Di conseguenza, la sistemazione nella Fornace di Racciano nella tipica architettura in muratura regionale ofre un ottima soggiorno. Camere pulite e spaziose, colazione eccellente e un personale molto cordiale e cortese. Speriamo di tornare presto! Altamente consigliato! Albert Gruber
5 on February 22, 2013
Sono ormai un assiduo frequentatore e non rinuncio mai a soggiornare alla Fornace anche per pochi giorni. La posizione è eccellente, nel verde della campagna Sangimignanese e il silenzio e la quiete la fanno da padroni. La struttura tipica ci riporta alle antiche origini quasi fuori dal tempo. Le stanze sono pulite e confortevoli e la colazione è ottima abbondante. Il titolare e il personale sono gentilissimi e sempre disponibili per qualsiasi richiesta. Relax assoluto! Ottimo!!
Countryside, Small town, Wine country
Florence, Italy (FLR-Peretola) 37 miles
Coming from Florence and/or Pisa (via Florence): Exit Motorway A1 at Firenze-Impruneta and take the dual carriageway Florence-Siena, first right signposted Siena. Take the first exit for Poggibonsi (called Poggibonsi Nord); From exit Poggibonsi Nord follow signs for San Gimignano; proceed on this road for about 11km, then at the roundabout with roses, follow signs for Volterra; after 2,2km, turn right signposted Racciano and proceed for about 100mt. On the right there is a big wrought-iron gate. Here you are! Welcome to La Fornace di Racciano.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Alarm clock, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Private entrance
Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Wine Tour, Wine tasting, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Table Tennis
English, French, German, Italian
Cristiano, the owner of B&B La fornace di Racciano, is a full-blooded Tuscan. His first aim is to cherish his guests and transmit to them the authentic Tuscan traditions, letting them discover the excellences of this region: history, landscape, art and crafts, cooking, wine.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Typical products