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Over 900 years of history

Convento di San Vettore


The first records

The first historical records of the House of San Vettore date back to 1075.

At that time San Vettore was a monastery of the Vallombrosan and Benedectin monks.


The Pope Visiting

In 1148, Pope Eugenico III visited the monastery, blessed it and took it under his personal protection.

At that time, San Vettore lay lonely in the whale hill landscapes. It was often attacked by thieves and robbers, mainly from nearby Siena.


The current owners take over

Erika & Peter Niesel sold their property in Germany and moved into San Vettore. The monastery was rediscovered, old foundations, a mill and the Romanesque church were excavated.

The works were honored by archaeologists and the municipality of Gambassi Terme and San Vettore was highlighted as a landmark in brochures.

Pope visits
Years of history

The rooms

MAX. 4 Guests

Old stable

The apartment is on the ground floor and is about 60 square meters.

There is a living-dining room, a bedroom separated by an arch, and a kitchen and shower / toilet.

MAX. 3 Guests

A large bedroom with a seating area, a kitchen with dining area, a small hallway and a spacious shower with toilet.

Furnished with Tuscan antiques.

MAX. 2 Guests

Monastery tower

In the watchtower of our former monastery you will stay on 3 floors.

From the top you can enjoy a great view over the Tuscan hills of the surrounding area.


What our guests say

"… It was our first holiday in Italy and probably one of the most wonderful places ever. The location and tranquility that emanate from the venerable building are difficult to describe. Thanks also to the host family who are always on hand with good recommendations, the host for his wonderful humor! We will certainly come back!!! …"
Sabine & Frank
" … The apartments are very tastefully furnished with antiques. There are plenty of ways to relax: lying by the water lily pond, hammocks between the trees or sunbathing lawn overlooking vineyards and forests. Very nice landlords. You really don't feel like you're a paying customer, but you're a guest… "
Marion & Volker