La Casina di Elena
The apartment is located in the heart of Tuscany, in the historical centre of San Gimignano, a couple of steps from the Duomo and the most beautiful Piazzas. Our windows look out upon the roofs of the town and the twin towers. Thanks to the central location, one can fully enjoy all that San Gimignano offers, from bars and restaurants to museums and churches, not to mention the boutiques and wine shops. The area is quiet and closed to traffic, so the only noise to be heard is the chiming of the Duomo bells that are just a short distance away.
The completely refurbished apartment is composed of a wide open concept kitchen living-room equipped with kitchen utensils and electrical appliances, including washing machine, oven, microwave, dish washer, TV and free Wi-Fi. In the bedroom there is a double and a single bed; the large bathroom is fitted with a shower. The entire apartment is at the guests’ disposal. On arrival, they will find household linen and toiletries.
Check-in dalle 14:00 alle 18:00 – check-out entro le 10:00
Prices include bed, bath and kitchen linen, electricity, water, Wi-Fi and final cleaning.
Elena’s Deluxe Romantic Apartment is located in the historical centre of San Gimignanowithin the medieval walls, just a few steps away from Piazza del Duomo and Piazza delle Erbe. Guests can drive almost up to the building to load/unload their luggage and then leave their car in one of the nearby car parks..
Daily parking rates from € 1.50 / h to a maximum of € 2.50 / h. Night parking rates € 1.00 / h.
Daily fare from € 5 to € 10.
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La casina di Elena è una location eccellente in pieno centro a San Gimignano. La casa è curata sin nei minimi dettagli. Pulitissima ed accogliente. La signora Elda è stata molto disponibile ed attenta alle nostre esigenze. Straconsigliata a tutti ed in particolare a chi ha voglia di immergersi nell'atmosfera e nella storia ToscanaGustarsi l'atmosfera unica di San Gimignano
L'host Elda è stata gentilissima e ci ha subito messo a nostro agio, coccolandoci come meglio poteva! L'appartamento è davvero carino e soprattutto pulito! C'erano tutti gli accessori e i detergenti possibili, sembrava di vivere a casa propria! Elena sarà davvero soddisfatta di questo lavoro. Torneremo 😉Al top!
L'appartamento è molto grazioso, pulito e accessoriato. La posizione è strategica. La proprietaria si è premurata di avvisare la polizia municipale del nostro soggiorno consentendoci di poter entrare nella ZTL per il carico/scarico bagagli nei giorni del check in e del check outSuper consigliato
L'appartamento è molto curato, è dotato di tutti i comfort. Host accogliente e molto attenta ai suggerimenti. Posizione a due passi dalla collegiata. Unica segnalazione: non c'è aria condizionata ma solo ventilatore (che è sufficiente in quanto la casa è molto fresca di suo)Perfect!
“Casina di Elena” is an explosion of colours, from the orange and turquoise that predominate under the old ceiling beams of the living-room, harmonising the past with the modernity of the furnishings, to the beautiful shade of green of the night area with the bedroom of my grandparents, who married in 1936. This is where my dad was born. He and my mum married in the awesome Duomo located nearby.
In the building where our apartment is located, in the 1950s my family traded in firewood and coal. They bought entire woods from which they obtained the firewood and coal they provided to the families of San Gimignano. The place was occupied by two brothers, Nilo and Bruno, with their four sons, Folco, Giovanni, Giuseppe and Roberto. The only two women were their wives, Elena and Dolores.
The head of the family Nilo, my grandfather and Elena’s husband, was selected as stunt double for Tyrone Power in “Prince of Foxes”, a film set in San Gimignano in an imaginary Italian medieval ambience, directed in 1949 by Henry King and adapted from a 1947 novel by Samuel Shellabarger.
Who was grandmother Elena?
Elena was my dad’s mother, a point of reference in our lives. This is the house where she gave birth to her children, where she carried out her occupation and lived all her life.
She was petite, but had great physical strength and endurance. She worked side by side with her husband and sons, performing the strenuous tasks required by their business without ever sparing herself. She was the one who took care of the retail sales and the day-to-day household chores. This house is still filled with her energetic presence. She was a smiling, helpful woman who went up and down those internal and external stairs millions of times; she certainly didn’t need a gym to keep fit and stay toned!
She was widowed at a young age. After Granpa Nilo’s early death, she remained in this home. I still recall childhood scenes of me getting her upset because I would run away so she could chase me. Those times it was me and not the customers who made her climb and descend the stairs continuously, keeping her in good shape.
“Elena’s House” is and will always be her home, where she entered as a very young bride back in 1936. My mum and I have not changed anything in her bedroom, where she spent her wedding night, and many pieces of furniture, which have always been in the Celati family, are still there.