Located in a pretty square in the upper part of the small Tuscan village of San Miniato, you will find UMAMMA. "Umamma", is a Tuscan phrase used when someone sees something unexpected, in a moment of wonder. You will certainly experience this feeling when you step into this loft in a 16th-century palazzo! The owner Giovanni put his heart and soul into this amazing place whose renovation and remodeling took 7 years.
UMAMMA surprises its guests with a mix of medieval and modern design. The historic - up to 1.5 meters thick - brick walls and elegant arches contrast with the polished concrete floor and modern industrial elements such as the black kitchen, steel frames, and large glass walls. The refined vintage and design furniture as well as the modern lamps give the whole a stylish character.
The 230m2 large loft consists of two generous open spaces. One with the kitchen, living room, and studio with bathroom; the other with the ensuite master bedroom. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors separate this space (and the living room) from a covered terrace with sweeping views. A hatch in the master bedroom provides access to a hidden staircase that takes you to an "unexpected place"… a vaulted cellar with a private pool, whirlpool, and rain shower that reminds of a Roman thermal bath. The pool has won an award for its unique design, which is easy to understand when you see it.
The owner is also a perfect host, who is always available and gives good tips for days out in the area. Beautiful beaches, wine routes, and hiking trails are close by. The small town of San Miniato itself is also very alluring and has several excellent restaurants. And its convenient location halfway between Florence and Pisa makes it easy to reach these cities and other attractions in Tuscany.
All accommodations in our unique collection meet our high standards in quality, comfort, style and setting. We visit every place, meet the owners and explore the area, so we are sure that you will have a great holiday here!
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UMAMMA is located in the upper part of the hilltop village of San Miniato in northern Tuscany. San Miniato not only provides you with all your amenities but also has some beautiful sights. Start at the top where the castle stands and walk down to the Piazza del Duomo, visit the cathedral (which was already built in 1622), and continue to Piazza del Repubblica a good place for lunch, ice cream, or coffee. The city is also known for its white truffles. Every year in November, the White Truffle Festival takes place here, a fantastic gastronomic event.
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The airports of Pisa and Florence are both only a 35-40 minute drive away.
UMAMMA is a panoramic loft located in a 16th-century palace on a beautiful square in the Tuscan town of San Miniato. The apartment is spread over two levels and has a private terrace.
Layout UMAMMA (230m2) | 4 people + 1 small child
The house consists of two open spaces: