Welcome to Macinella

Macinella “<i>Torre del Colombaio</i>” is located at the top of a hill, which is also the place of a medieval Tower of the 11<sup>th</sup> century

We offer a pleasurable and relaxing stay in the heart of Tuscany to be in harmony with culture, environment and people. Macinella “Torre del Colombaio” is located at the top of a hill, which is also the place of a medieval Tower of the 11th century. For this reason it is an ancient historic and cultural site with remarkable importance. By viewing San Gimignano and the surrounding landscape, you will enjoy your time relaxing in a welcoming and friendly place full of history and nature. Our five apartments are authentic ancient residences which have been renovated according to the local and traditional architectural style. Some have been carefully decorated and painted in fresco, too. We live in harmony with the nature and our land, and we wish to show and let our guests experience the traditions that we respect and preserve.

The estate encompasses 10 hectares of land: olive trees, cypresses, meadows, and woods where people can picnic, go for a stroll, or for a trek, a place for playing archery, and a riding school in the vicinity. There is a 6 metres wide and 12 metres long masonry swimming pool, from where you can marvel at the wonderful view of the Tuscan landscape. The owners, who live here, personally work the land, and with them it is possible to farm it and taste the natural and local produce. We have six fully furnished apartments. Each one has particular, unique features.

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We have a great time vacationing in Macinella. Good place to rest, great place to talk a walk and close to Siena castle. Host were friendly and shown us Italiano hospitality. Gloria has been a great hostess and an artist. Enjoyed reviewing her art studio and her paintings. It is real good to see her in colorful outfits matching colorful landscape. We will be returning to the same place every time we get a time off to enjoy the nature and landscape and Macinella's company.

We spent 2 weeks in september 2012 at Macinella. It's a very nice place, in a nice environment, with functional flats. The owners are very kind people, helpful.
Gloria is a real good painter.
And Stelio makes good wines, with a taste of strawberry "fragole", very surprising!!!!!!!
We hope we can come back one day to Macinella!!!

I spent a very enjoyable week at La Macinella, in apartment Girasole-4. The environment is absolutely gorgeous, the apartment very comfortable, and the hosts very helpful. The farmhouse is conveniently located to reach San Gimignano, Siena, Florence, Volterra, Pisa and many of the other Tuscan highlights. Day trips are extremely feasible and still allow for a dunk in the swimming pool upon returning. Around the farmhouse there are fields of ancient and organic grains, the hosts grow tomatoes, there are olive trees and there are hedges of fresh herbs. But one of the very appreciated experiences of my week at Macinella were the evenings talking with the owners Stelio and Gloria, learning about the area, the culture, the food and the history, while they served local delicacies, such as truffle omelette, local cakes and the homegrown fleshy tomatoes. Thank you again Stelio and Gloria, for the wonderful time spent at your home!

Just spent more than a week at Macinella – a great location with ist own, charming character that lacks nothing. The playground is perfect for kids, the apartment (we had sunflower 2) with ist two sleeeping and bathroms is nice and you´ll find a lot of quiet and beautiful places around the house. You can have internet if you want and you´re pretty close to Poggibonsi, a small town with supermarkets, restaurants or even bowling. Gloria and Stelio are very nice hosts who are running the place for many years - not just as a business thing but with a lot of passion. So you´ll find many embedded art-objects on the whole ground made by Gloria, who has her artist studio at Macinella too. Another interesting thing is the farming: you should try the „Farro Einkorn Triticum monococco" an ancient seed that they are growing there – excellent! I can recommend Macinella for anybody who loves a quiet and genuine place. It´s perfect to relax or to make trips in the beautiful surroundings.

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