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Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort

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Al Gelso Bianco is truly incredible. The staff were beyond helpful and wonderful and the pasta making class was a huge hit for our family. Our 3 kids are still talking about it. We have a 3,5 and 6 year old. What a wonderful and charming place. We are thankful we had the opportunity to come here. We would go...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Al Gelso Bianco based on the great reviews from this board and the recommendation of ciaobambino.com. Everyone couldn't have been more right. This was the absolute perfect place for our Tuscan holiday. Located halfway between Florence and Sienna and only ~20 minutes from San Gimignano, it was the perfect home base for day trips and exploring. The apartments...

Thank DawgFan14
Washington, DC
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We came to Italy for the Easter break with another family and had 8 kids with us. The kids ages ranged from 6-18 and we decided to do the pasta making class at Al Gelso Bianco. We had the most wonderful time ever. The kids tell people that it was one of their favorite parts of our 10 day trip...

Thank mgidwani
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We spent an afternoon and dinner at Al Gelso Bianco, learning with our kids how to make pasta, gnocchi, tagliatelle and raviolli and many more tuscan items. The class was extremely well organized, kids were doing something all the time, while adults helped and drank whine… The best thing were the 2 Irenes, Dori and Stefania. They came to great...

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irenesan, Direttore at Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort, responded to this review

Many many Thanks!!!!! the word of mouth is best advertisemnet for us!! Thanks and hope to meet you again! Irene

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Set within an idyllic Tuscan background, Al Gelso Bianco was the perfect start to our family holiday in Tuscany. The accommodation was lovely (very clean!) and perfect for our group which consisted of 3 adults and 2 children. We had a self catering apartment and the kitchen was very well equipped. There was a wonderful playground for my 3 year...

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irenesan, Proprietario at Al Gelso Bianco Farm-Holiday Resort, responded to this review

many thanks for your kind feedback!!! We really hope to meet you again! All the best from Al Gelso Bianco Staff!

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Researched a lot of options before finding this one, and am so glad we found it. Our visit was late June 2016 for cooking class, with our 10 yr old twins. Booked in advance. Reasonably priced compared to others, want to say there from 10a-4p. Beautiful setting. The two ladies have it down to a science. Everyone gets involved, chopping,...

Thank AP_Chicago
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We highly recommend their cooking class! From the booking to when we arrived and advice was all flawless. We were greeted upon arrival by a very friendly lady, we were taken to a large family style kitchen were they had already prepared nibbles and wine. We were taken to the garden to pick fresh herbs and Vegetables (which our three...

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Truckee, California
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had the opportunity to stay at Al Gelso Bianco Farm in early October 2016. The property is beautifully renovated and maintained. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment with our 4 year old son. It was clean and perfectly appointed. The property itself offered a great pool (a bit cool for our timing), playground and beautiful garden, olive groves...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We loved our stay at Al Gelso Bianco. The owners and staff were incredibly friendly and approachable, and the apartment was well equipped with a fabulous view across the valley which filled with atmospheric mists in the October early mornings. We were there for the final bottling in the vineyard, and the olive harvest was about to start. The gardens...

Thank fls21
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Me and my 11 year old daughter who is a budding chef attended this amazing class, we had a very warm welcome, followed by learning 3 different types of pasta from scratch. It was a very comforting environment and we had the freedom to experiment. We saw the best example of experiential learning when 2 year old child also copied...

Thank Param G

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  • Kitchenette
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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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