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Agriturismo Niccolai-Palagetto di sotto

53037 Siena (SAN GIMIGNANO)
Via Monteoliveto 46
Tel. +39 0577 943097 - Fax +39 0577 943249 - Cell +39 334 6399484
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the farm

Agriturismo Niccolai is part of Azienda agricola Palagetto, a typical Tuscan concern which consists of a group of farmhouses in San Gimignano, 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.


The farmhouse Palagetto di sotto and the lovely Suite of Agriturismo Niccolai are located on the hillside 800m from the medieval town of San Gimignano and its famous towers.
They are 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 adobes, today they have been carefully restored and divided into comfortable holiday rooms for guests seeking for a relaxing holiday in a peaceful haven, enjoying genuine local food and excellent wines.


Immersed in the peace and the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside, Palagetto di sotto is a lovely farmhouse surrounded by a splendid rose-garden, which produces its colourful flowers for great part of the year spreading delicate fragrances all around.
In this ancient building Agriturismo Niccolai provides comfortable accommodation in 5 double bedrooms and one suite with modern ensuite bathrooms, and furnished elegantly with antiques. The rooms are named after the traditional Tuscan vines which made Azienda Agricola Palagetto famous all over the world.

Room Vernaccia: double bedroom on the ground floor which opens directly into the garden. The room is nicely furnished, and has a private shower room, satellite TV, air conditioning, heating, and wooden floors.

Room Malvasia: double bedroom on the first floor with typical wooden-beamed ceiling, a stunning view over the verdant hills, a private shower room, satellite TV, air conditioning, heating, and wooden floors.

Room Canaiolo: double bedroom on the first floor with a lovely view over Monteoliveto Abbey, typical wooden-beamed ceiling, private shower room, satellite TV, air conditioning, heating, and wooden floors.

Room Sangiovese: double bedroom on the first floor with a romantic view over the rolling hills, wooden-beamed ceiling, private shower room, satellite TV, air conditioning, heating, and wooden floors.

Room Trebbiano: double bedroom on the first floor nicely furnished in typical Tuscan country style, with a lovely view over Montauto valley, private shower room, satellite TV, heating, and air conditioning.

The Suite: this suite is located in a unique building with an original hexagonal base. It consists of a split level double bedroom (50mq), with a 360 amazing view over the Tuscan hills. Recently restored adding modern touches and furniture to the original architectural features, this suite has a luxury private bathroom with a chromatic shower, and it is fitted with all comforts such as air conditioning and satellite TV.



  At Agriturismo Niccolai - Villa Palagetto, which is part of Azienda Agricola Palagetto, the attentive owners have married history and tradition with a necessary modernization of the producing facilities. Here you will find:

Delicious breakfasts and inviting Typical Tuscan dinners;

The estate products: fine-quality wines obtained with own-produced grapes, made and aged in the estate modern cellars, precious extra-virgin olive oil produced in the estate mill, excellent Vin Santo (Tuscan dessert wine), and grappa;

Guided tastings held in the cosy tasting room;

The panoramic swimming pool with a large sun terrace;

Guided tours of the producing farm, including the wine cellar and the mill;

Modern facilities, such as internet access and laundry room for the guests use;

The friendly presence of the whole staff of Agriturismo Niccolai, Sabrina and Mario, the attentive owners, Sara who is extremely helpful and ready to provide guests with all kind of information, and Anna, 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.


A Full Breakfast is included with room rate

Dinner is available for 30-45 Euros per person depending of the suggested menu.



The following prices apply to the basic B&B service:

Double bedroom: from 80.00 to 120.00 (B&B)
Suite: from 95.00 to 150.00 (B&B)
Breakfast included (Full Breakfast)
Heating and air conditioning included in the price
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.
Laundry service: 3.00 Euro for each use of the washing machine
Guided wine tastings and tours of the estate: free of charge for the guests of the Agriturismo
Internet Point: 5.00 Euro per day
Dinner: 30.00 to 45.00 per person depending of the suggested menu.
Public transports: 100m to the stop of the local city bus
Check-in : from 2pm to 7pm (or different on request)
Check-out : from 8 to 10,30am


Agriturismo Niccolai Palagetto di sotto is located not far from the historical centre of San Gimignano, in the heart of the Tuscan hilly countryside.

San Gimignano is a medieval centre of relevant historical interest. The town boasts Etruscan origins and developed in medieval times since it was on the ancient Via Francigena, an important road followed by hundreds of pilgrims and merchants. Fragments of the original walls along the via Francigena are still viewable nowadays. San Gimignano is registered in the list of Unescos World Heritage, and it is famous all over the world for its towers, (of the original 72 towers, only 14 remains), and for its important architectural monuments, in particular the fine Romanic Duomo. Besides its artistic treasures, the town is also famous for Vernaccia and Chianti, among the most renewed wines in Italy, which are produced in the area since the thirteenth century.

From San Gimignano, a visit to the most prized jewels of Tuscany is a lovely day trip out. The medieval towns of Siena (35Km away), Colle di Val DElsa (10Km), Monteriggioni (20Km), and Montalcino (90Km) are within easy driving distance, as is the Etruscan town of Volterra, 25Km away, Florence, the Cradle of Renaissance (45km), and Pisa (90Km) with its famous Piazza dei Miracoli.

The region offers many attractions for those who want to enjoy the spectacular Tuscan landscape:

The region of Chianti Classico is just 30Km away, and the ancient hilltop towns of Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, and Greve in Chianti are a joy to explore;

The region of Crete Senesi, with its distintive moon-like landscape, is 40Km away. This area is also scattered with wonderful abbeys, such as Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore.

And if a day by the sea entices you, the lovely Tuscan coast is only 50 minutes drive away (80km).

For those who love walking, the area of San Gimignano offers unforgettable walks throughout the hills, across the vineyards, the olive groves, and the woodland, to breathe the atmosphere of this natural paradise along the well-marked footpaths of the CAI network.

where we are

  Coming from Florence and/or Pisa (via Florence):
Exit motorway at Firenze-Certosa 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!

Lat: N 43 27' 29,0" - Long: E 011 02' 21,9"