In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany’s most prized art towns such as Siena (30Km), Florence (35Km), and Volterra (25Km). This farmhouse is part of Azienda Agricola Palagetto, a local concern which produces exclusive wines and fine extra-virgin olive oil, whilst provides comfortable accommodation in 6 double bedrooms and two Suites with modern ensuite bathrooms. The rooms are named after the traditional Tuscan wines that made Azienda Agricola Palagetto famous all over the world.
The farmhouse Villa il Palagetto is located on the hillside 800m from the medieval town of San Gimignano and its beautiful towers. It is surrounded by the estate vineyards and olive groves, and immersed in the large and immaculate gardens of the tiny rural hamlet of Villa Palagetto, a group of ancient buildings dating back to the fourteenth century. Originally farmers’ houses, they have been carefully renovated and turned into comfortable holiday accommodation for guests seeking for a relaxing holiday in a peaceful haven, enjoying genuine local food and excellent wines.
In the magic atmosphere of a long-lasting tradition, guests are offered: - six comfortable double rooms and two Suites fitted with all modern comforts for a relaxing holiday in the heart of the countryside - il Vecchio Granaio (the old barn) with its typical frontyard. This building has been recently restored and breakfast is served here. Typical Tuscan dinners can be organized on request with tasting of the estate wines; - Typical Tuscan food that can be tasted together with the prestigious wines of the estate; - The estate products: fine-quality wines, Vin Santo (Tuscan dessert wine), grappa, and a precious extra-virgin olive oil; - guided tours of the producing farm, including the modern and fascinating wine cellar and the estate mill; - guided wine tasting of the elegant local wines obtained with own-produced grapes. Tastings are held in the tasting room of the modern cellar; - a panoramic swimming pool with a large sun terrace, which enjoys lovely views of the varied Tuscan countryside, with its vineyards, olive groves, cultivated fields and woodland, and last… but not least …….. - the friendly presence of the whole staff at Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto, Sabrina and Mario, the attentive owners, the reception staff who is extremely helpful and ready to provide guests with all kind of information, and the cellar staff, who guides the estate tours and leads visitors in the magic world of the wine cellar and into the mill, introducing the local wines and the extra-virgin olive oil.
Guided wine tasting tours The guided tours of our modern winery and olive press are followed by a wine tasting experience, where visitors are welcome to try both red and white wines, younger and more aged. Guests are also introduced to our own extra virgin olive oil, produced on the estate. The wine tasting is carried out either in our wine tasting saloon, or in one of our barrel rooms. Experience at first hand a busy working winery.
Cooking courses During your stay at one of our Agriturismi, you can try your hand at Tuscan cuisine. Our chefs will be more than happy to invite you to join them for a cookery course, where you can learn how to prepare traditional dishes such as home made pasta and Ragu sauce.
Other Hotel Services Buffet breakfast, a varied choice available for all tastes Cleaning carried out by qualified professionals Panoramic swimming pool and sun terrace, the ideal position for enjoying a glass of wine Wi-Fi free of charge, to enable you to stay in contact with the rest of the world while enjoying the peace and quiet of the Tuscan countryside Helpful, friendly reception staff who are always willing to help with local information etc.
Special Events With its beautifully tended gardens and outdoor spaces, the Agriturismo Villa Pallagetto is particularly suitable for organised events such as wedding receptions, baptisms, communions, anniversaries, birthday parties etc.
Terrace or garden
Credit cards accepted: Visa Mastercard
The following prices apply to the basic B&B service: Double bedroom from 95.00 to 120.00 € (B&B) Suite: from 120.00 to 140.00 € (B&B) Breakfast: included for the B&B service
Apartments 2 pax: from 115,00 to 130,00 € per night (no breakfast included) Apartments 4 pax: from 150,00 to 170,00 € per night (no breakfast included) Apartments in medieval tower: from 175,00 to 215,00 € per night (no breakfast included)
Heating and Air Conditioning: included Cleaning: every day Linen Change: every three nights, more frequently on request Hair-dryer: on request Private Parking; free of charge Use of the pool: free of charge, including sun umbrellas and sun loungers for the guests of the Agriturismo. Pool towels are not provided Laundry Service: 3.00 Euro for each use of the washing machine Tasting of the estate wines: locally Direct sale: local produce, wine and extra-virgin olive oil of high quality Wi-Fi: free of charge Restaurant: in our typical restaurant guests can enjoy traditional Tuscan food with a variety of choices Pets allowed (extra charge of Euro 15) Public transports: 500m to the stop of the local city bus Check-in: from 2,30pm to 7,30pm Check-out: no later than 10am Accommodation Tax: according to local regulations
For more information about availability and rates please contact Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto
Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto Location: Via Monteoliveto, 46, San Gimignano (Siena)
Sat Coordinates: Lat. 43.457966 - Lon.11.039414
Location Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto is located not far from the historical centre of San Gimignano, in the heart of the Tuscan hilly countryside.
GPS: N 43° 27' 29,0" - E 011° 02' 21,9"
Coming from Florence and/or Pisa (via Florence): Exit motorway at Firenze-Impruneta and take the dual carriageway Florence-Siena, first right signposted Siena. Take the first exit for Poggibonsi (called Poggibonsi Nord);
Coming from Siena: Take the dual carriageway Siena-Florence. Follow signs for Firenze and take the second exit for Poggibonsi (called Poggibonsi Nord);
From exit Poggibonsi Nord follow signs for San Gimignano and continue for about 11km. At the roundabout with roses at the south entrance of San Gimignano, follow signs for Volterra; proceed on this road for 300mt, on the left you will see a big iron gate which open on the entrance alley to Villa Palagetto. Here you are: welcome!
WINE TASTING SAN GIMIGNANO Agriturismo Niccolai is part of Azienda agricola Palagetto, a typical Tuscan concern which consists of a group of farmhouses, originally farmers’ adobes, surrounded by cultivated hills where in ancient times they produced everything the family may need: wheat for bread, oil for seasoning, and wine, which was kept in typical flasks and drunk in feast days only. Today Azienda agricola Palagetto, an important local concern with 70hectares of land shared among vineyards (40hectares), olive groves (20hectares), sown fields, and woodland. The modern estate facilities include: the cellar, the tasting room, and the estate mill. The Estate Palagetto also owns a small farm in Montalcino, where they produced an excellent Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and an inviting Rosso di Montalcino DOC.
Vineyards and Olive groves The vineyards, that have been recently replanted, mainly consists of autochthonous vines that produce important local wines such as Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Sangiovese, Colorino, Malvasia, Trebbiano, and Vermentino. In the estate there are small plots of vineyards with different types of vines, such as Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, whose grapes are skilfully blended to obtain the excellent wines of the Azienda Agricola Palagetto, known and appreciated all over the world. The olive groves, all planted in a hilly position, are shared among the typical local varieties: frantoiano, leccino, moraiolo and pendolino. In the estate there are seven thousand olive trees and the whole oil production is obtained in the estate mill.
Vine cellar & Wine tasting The modern and efficient wine cellar was built in 2003. It is divided in two different areas for white wine and for red wine making, and boasts a fascinating barrels and barriques stockroom, a bottling room, and a storage for refinement in bottle. Next to the cellar there is a lovely and professional tasting room, and direct sale of the estate products.
The mill Azienda Agricola Palagetto has its own estate mill. This is quite unusual in Tuscany, where mills are often independent concerns. At Palagetto, from late October to December, visitors can attend the oil making process and the magic moment when olives are pressed according to traditional methods and to strict quality standards to obtain an excellent extra-virgin olive oil.
WHITE WINES Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG (vintage wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano) Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG “Santa Chiara” (Vernaccia grapes coming from a selected vineyard) Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Riserva (fermented and refined in small oak barrels) “I’Niccolò” Vino bianco di Toscana IGP (a blending of Vermentino, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc white grapes fermented and refined in barriques)
RED WINES Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG (vintage wine Sangiovese, Colorino and Merlot) Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG Riserva (Sangiovese and Merlot refined in small oak barrels) “Sottobosco” San Gimignano Rosso DOC (Sangiovese, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, refined in French oak barriques. Perfect for long aging) “Uno di quattro Syrah” San Gimnano DOC Syrah (Syrah refined in oak barriques, perfect after two years of aging) “Uno di quattro Sangiovese” San Gimignano DOC Sangiovese (Sangiovese, refined in oak barriques, perfect after at least 3 years of ageing) Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (Sangiovese grosso, refined in oak barrels and barriques per for at least 3 years and at least one year in bottle) Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva (Sangiovese grosso) Rosso di Montalcino DOC (Sangiovese grosso, refined in barriques , to be drunk after at least 3 years) Montecucco Rosso DOC (Sangiovese e Merlot)
VIN SANTO AND GRAPPA Vin Santo di San Gimignano DOC (obtained from Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes dried on traditional straw mats, fermented and aged in typical small oak or chestnut barrels called “caratelli”) Grappa di Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva (clean, elegant bouquet and taste) Grappa di Chianti Riserva (aged in precious small oak barrels)
EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL The extra-virgin olive oil “Palagetto” is obtained with locally produced olives, pressed at low temperature in the estate mill the same day they are collected. Available in bottles (0.375lt, 0.500lt, 0.750lt, and 1lt), and stainless still cans (5lt).
Our grandparents have passed on their passion for the “fruits of the earth”. It is thanks to our grandfather in particular, Luano, a successful businessman and our hard working parents, that we have been able to keep and develop the family business, producing fine Tuscan wines and excellent quality extra virgin olive oil. Together, we have been able to realise our dreams, to live and work in this wonderful part of the world and to offer our guests our very own produce. We are keen for them to experience a welcoming,elegant environment, where they can enjoy the Tuscan “good life”.
Every evening our chef will suggest typical local dishes. Guests can choose between our “Menu Degustazione” (3 course meal including wines), the “Menu Half Board” (2 course meal without wine) or simply a Tuscan antipasto (Tuscan cold meats and cheeses), accompanied by an excellent glass of wine.. Alternatively, guests may choose a pasta dish or a main meat dish with vegetables. We are confident that our staff will be able to cater for your needs.