Celeste 4

Family apartment in a historic villa with shared pool : San Miniato

Nice little touches

  • The pool area is really well laid out, with plenty of space for children to play, a shallow end to the pool, and fabulous views of the medieval town of San Miniato
  • The owner is excellent at providing extra services, from cooking courses to babysitting.

Good to know

  • The thick walls mean that the wifi can be spotty

Once a border tower, then a rich Florentine's family country getaway, the large villa of which Celeste is a part has been lovingly restored. The military memories are still there in the enormously thick lower walls, while the elegance of its later life is apparent as you drive up to it.

Celeste is one of the four generous apartments created out of the large villa. San Miniato, the medieval village seen from the shared swimming pool, is one of many sites that will draw guests seeking a Tuscan experience.


A few steps lead from the entry hall at the back of the villa to the front door of Celeste and the stone stairway up to the first floor accommodation. The brick-faced sitting room at the top of the stairs has a leather sofa set to face the corner open fireplace, a welcome feature for guests coming in the late Autumn or early Spring.

An arched doorway connects the sitting room to an attractive eat-in kitchen with a dining table for 6, a painted hutch and appliances set behind walnut cabinetry and under a marble counter top. A hallway off the kitchen leads to two double bedrooms, each with its own shower room.

One of the bedrooms is very spacious and furnished with a painted bedroom suite, while the other is smaller with a French double bed that allows a couple not quite as much stretching room. All rooms feature traditional beamed ceilings and terracotta tiling, but are air-conditioned and attuned to modern comforts.


Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Insect Screens

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 2 Double Bedrooms, One King-Size, One With A French Double
  • 2 Shower Rooms
  • Hairdryer

Kitchen equipment

  • Coffee Maker (American And Italian)
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven


  • Baby Bed And High Chair On Request
  • Barbecue
  • Dvd Player
  • Fans
  • Washing Machine
  • Television
  • Computer, Printer And Scanner Available In Estate Office
  • Cd Player & Radio

What's included

  • Pool Towels Provided
  • Final Cleaning Included


  • Arrival Groceries Available On Request
  • Extra Single Bed Available On Request
  • Babysitting Available On Request
  • Catering Catering And Breakfast Available In On-Site Restaurant, On Request
  • Cooking Lessons On Request
  • Home-Produced Olive Oil Available
  • Transport And Tours Airport Transfers On Request
  • Wine Tasting On Site, W/ Snacks Or Combined W/ Pizza Night Or Local Wine-Tasting Tour
  • 200€ Cautionary Deposit, Which Should Be Handed Over In Cash To The Owner Or His Representative At The Start Of Your Holiday
  • Heating And A/C To Be Paid Directly To The Owner


  • Swimming Pool Dim: 12.5 X 8 M; Depth: 40 Cm - 1.5 M. - The Shallow End Is A Wading Pool For Children With A Divider From Main Pool - Open: 31 May To 30 September
  • Furnished Outdoor Areas And Poolside Deck Chair And Sun Beds
  • Children's Playground

Nearby Activities

  • Restaurant Nearby In Walking Distance - "Bottega Genovini", 1.3 Km
  • Canoeing Canoeing At Nearby Lake
  • Fishing Fishing At Nearby Lake
  • Golf Course 18 Hole Golf Course Nearby -Golf Club San Miniato
  • Tennis Court Nearby - At Tennis Club San Miniato
  • Read more about the area around Celeste


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Where is Celeste ?

Getting here

  • Pisa Airport: 30 mins
  • Florence Airport: 30 mins
  • Closest Bus stop 5 mins walk
  • Closest Train Station in San Miniato 10 mins drive

Around Celeste

Very likely a first outing will be to the charming medieval town you can spot from the estate pool. Once famous for its position on the Via Francigena, the ancient road to Rome, scenic San Miniato now draws pilgrims in search of the prized white truffle. Being halfway between Pisa and Florence may have put you in harm's way in the Middle Ages, but it is a definite plus for the modern adventurer and visitors can hop aboard a nearby train or drive to the heart of these Tuscan cities quite worthy of the many pages in their guidebooks.

Other day trips include ventures to the skyscrapers of the Middle Ages in San Gimignano, the beautiful shell-shaped Piazza del Campo in Siena or the beaches of the Versilia sea coast. Yet staying at Castrum Moriori means having wonderful staff on hand to help set up local wine tasting, truffle hunting or canoeing on a nearby lake. At this property you won't be at a loss for something to do, though don't be surprised if a poolside sunbed and a gentle breeze in the olive trees persuade you to put off that doing to another day.

Nearby Activities

  • Nearest restaurant & bar at Bottega Genovini, 1.3 km
  • Supermarkets, restaurants and train station in San Miniato 5 km, Castelfiorentino 16 km and Empoli 20 km
  • San Gimignano 35 km, Pisa, Lucca and Florence 48 km
  • Siena and Greve in Chianti 1hr 15mins

Sleeps: 4
From € 173 per day


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How to book

Is Celeste perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

Any more questions?

Please ring us with any queries - there are a lot of answers in our FAQ page too. If you want to keep searching, have a look at our suggestions below!

Booking Notes

  • This property is subject to a cautionary deposit of € 200, which should be handed over in cash to the owner or his representative at the start of your holiday
  • Heating and A/C to be paid directly to the owner