Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano, halfway between Siena and Florence. The estate is surrounded by its own vineyards and olive groves, from which the Cesani Family have been producing for decades excellent wines and extra-virgin olive oil, combining harmonically respect for the environment and modern technologies, love for their homeland and sustainability. Besides the working farm, they run Agriturismo Cesani, which provides lovely holiday accommodation a short distance to the centre of San Gimignano. The Agriturismo consists of 10 simple, but comfortable rooms and of a nice panoramic apartment, where you can experience the real Tuscan country life off the most beaten tourist paths, and discover delightful flavours and ancient traditions.
Cotto, terra-cotta: this is a colour which is very common in ancient farmhouses, a handicraft material obtained by a particular baking of clay, and the symbol par excellence of the typical Tuscan country architecture. This bright and cosy room on the ground floor has an original brick archway and it is furnished in typical Tuscan style. It has a bright ensuite shower room, satellite TV, fly screens, mini-bar and heating. The room has patio doors with fly screens opening onto a private terrace, making it accessible directly from the outside.
Gialla, yellow: this is the colour of broom flowers, that are very common here in spring. This ground-floor room, spacious and bright, is furnished in typical country style and has a lovely private outside terrace furnished with table and iron chairs. Private entrance, spacious ensuite shower room, satellite TV, fly screens, mini-bar and heating.
Bluette, bright blue: this is the colour of the sky in the bright, cold, but sunny winter days. This ground-floor room is simply furnished in typical country style and has a lovely iron bed. It has an ensuite shower room, satellite TV, fly screens, mini-bar and heating.
Edera, ivy: this evergreen trailing plant is very common here. This ground-floor room is located in the building attached to the old cellars, and it has its independent entrance. It is next to the Room Iris and has a similar garden terrace with a veranda overlooking the surrounding hills. It is furnished in typical Tuscan style, with terracotta floors and a lovely bed with an elegant tufted headboard, ideal for comfortable reading. This bright and spacious room has an ensuite shower room, patio doors, heating, mini-bar, satellite TV, and boasts a painted wood panel depicting idyllic country scenes.
Iris is the flower which confers to the Chianti Sangiovese variety its typical aroma. This ground-floor room is the ideal place to plunge yourself into the gorgeous Tuscan countryside all around, thanks to the tiny private garden with its equipped veranda overlooking the estate vineyards. This bright and spacious room is furnished in typical Tuscan country style and boasts a lovely four-poster bed. It has a large ensuite shower room provided with hair-dryer, patio doors, heating, mini-bar and satellite TV.
Blu, Blue is the colour of cornflowers, very common on our hills. This first-floor room is spacious and bright, and it is furnished with antiques. It has typical wooden beamed ceilings and enjoys lovely panoramic views of the medieval towers of San Gimignano. It has an ensuite shower room, satellite TV, fly screens, mini-bar and heating.
Rosa, pink: this is the colour of the perfumed peach blossoms which flower along the pathway leading to the rooms. This accommodation consists of two rooms on the ground floor, one with a double bed, the other one with a French bed, and enjoys lovely view of the landscaped countryside. It is furnished in typical Tuscan countryside with beamed ceilings. It has an ensuite shower room, satellite TV, fly screens, mini-bar and heating.
Azzurra, light blue: this is the colour of our clear blue sky in summertime. This first-floor room is one of the most spacious rooms, and one of our best rooms. It is furnished in typical country style with beamed ceilings. It has a small access room leading to an ensuite shower room, fly screens, mini-bar, satellite TV, and heating. A single bed can be added on request.
Verde, green: this is the colour of the most typical plants in the Tuscan countryside, vines, that cover our hills with their bright nuance. This first-floor room is simply furnished in typical country style with wooden beamed ceilings and a lovely iron bed. It has an ensuite shower room, satellite TV, mini-bar and heating.
Lilla, lilac: this is the colour of the beautiful and scented bushes of lavender that adorn our garden by the pool area. When they are enlighten by the sun, their flowers seem to change their colour into a more delicate nuance. This first-floor room enjoys a stunning panoramic view of the medieval town of San Gimignano, with the unique skyline of its towers. This bright room is furnished in typical Tuscan style with a lovely iron bed, and boasts ancient wooden beamed ceilings. It has a large and bright ensuite shower room provided with hair-dryer, and it is made complete with fly screens, heating, mini-bar and satellite TV.
The apartment is located next to the Reception and the family residence. It consists of a cosy and bright double bedroom, a large shower room, and a living room with a fully equipped kitchen corner and a sofa-bed (which can convert to a double bed on request). This lovely apartment enjoys stunning panoramic views and its windows overlook the surrounding countryside, dotted with the estate vineyards. The apartment facilities include heating, windows with fly screens, heating, satellite TV, and private outside terrace.
5 on August 15, 2013
We first visited Agriturismo Cesani in 2009. We returned for 3 weeks in July 2013, and we are already planning to come back next year. The place is wonderful and the family running the farm are the loveliest people you could ever hope to meet. The wines they produce are some of the best anywhere in the world, from delicious light whitewine (vernaccia di san gimignano) fruity rosè that reminds me of eating wild strawberries as a child, and strong red wines that explode with flavour. We felt welcome and at home from the moment we arrived, the staff always ready to help with anything we needed. It is a great place to relax and do nothing, but is also perfect as a startingpoint for daytrips exploring Tuscany.The area is also very good for birdwatching, with Bee-eaters, Hoopoe and Short-Toed Snake-Eagle among the birds seen in the vineyards. We highly recommend staying at Agriturismo Cesani. For us it is Heaven on Earth.
5 on August 14, 2013
We spent several holidays at Cesani since 5 years. It's always a pleasure to come back. The rooms are comfortable, the landscape around San Gimignano is wonderful like on a postcard. And you can easily reach the nicest places of Tuscany ! But first of all, the keyword in this agriturismo is hospitality. Have a talk with Letizia and her staff. They will explain how the produce with love their excellent wine and oil. Don't miss the brekfast with the homemade pies. Amazing !
5 on July 15, 2013
Gorgeous estate and incredibly friendly staff!
4.4 on July 12, 2013
Jensen from denmark
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, take the dual carriageway Florence –Siena in direction to Siena and take the exit Poggibonsi Nord. Coming from Siena: take the dual carriageway Florence-Siena in direction to Florence, take the exit Poggibonsi Nord. From exit Poggibonsi Nord follow signs for San Gimignano; proceed on this road for about 11km. At the roundabout with roses, at the south entrance of San Gimignano, follow signs to Certaldo; past the medieval town of San Gimignano, and follow signs to "Il Castagno"; after 700mt take right signposted Pancole; past the village of Pancole, after 300mt on the right you will find the entrance of Azienda Agricola Cesani. Here you are. Welcome!
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Chianti Classico, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Volterra, Siena, Florence, Monteriggioni, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Mini tasting courses, Guided wine tasting, Solarium, Relax, Wine Tour, Barbecue, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast, Agritourism/Farmstay
Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Tasting of typical products (10-25 Eur pax), Swimming Pool, Panoramic point, Garden
English, French, German, Italian
Wine, cooking, music, art, farming, gardening
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Merende Rustiche