Villa San Michele is located in the hamlet of Vico d’Elsa, facing San Gimignano and set amidst the Tuscan hills in Barberino Val d’Elsa Municipality (Florence province). In 2019, following the merging with Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, the town has been renamed Barberino Tavarnelle. We are located on the doorstep to Chianti area, 7 Km from Barberino Val d’Elsa, 8 Km from Certaldo, 15 Km from San Gimignano, 38 Km from Siena, 40 Km from Volterra and 50 Km from Florence. Both Siena and Florence are easily reachable by local train (Poggibonsi or Certaldo station).
Guests looking to spend time outdoors will be able to enjoy some lovely walks in the Tuscan countryside right outside Villa San Michele. The Via Francigena (the pilgrim route connecting Canterbury in the UK to Rome) passes only a few Km away from our Bed & Breakfast and walking some of it is a great way to explore the stunning Tuscan countryside at a slow pace.
Our area offers plenty of excellent food options all year round, many of them located in lovely countryside settings with al fresco dining, perfect during the warmer months. If you don’t fancy driving, in Vico d’Elsa hamlet there is a restaurant within walking distance from our Bed and Breakfast (less than 500 metres away). Many others are located within 10/15 minutes drive.
A car is essential to fully explore the area. Although we are located in a village and the road to our Bed & Breakfast is fully paved, if you are looking to hire a car we would recommend to not choose a lowered vehicle (i.e. lowered sports car), given the fact that some of the locations that you may visit in Tuscany can be reached only via a so called “strada bianca” (unpaved white road), sometimes not suitable for low vehicles. Free public car park is only available outside our premises.
Taxi service is available but given our location it needs to be pre-arranged well in advance, which we would be happy to assist you with.
The nearest airports are Florence (50 min) and Pisa (1,10 h).
Additional airports: Bologna and Perugia airports are both less than 2 hours drive from Villa San Michele.
Villa San Michele
Via della Villa, 22. Fraz. Vico d’Elsa BARBERINO TAVARNELLE (FI) 50028
Phone: +39 333 2498804
We speak Italian, English and Spanish.