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HOLIDAY HOMES
Ostello Sigerico

The association has been managing the hostel since June 2011, when it started to provide accommodation to pilgrims. 5,014 people stayed in 2016 and about 4,970 in 2017. Ostello Sigerico is situated in the former monastery next to the medieval church of Santa Maria Assunta, in Chianni. It was the 20th stop made by Sigeric, the archbishop of Canterbury.

GENERAL INFO
Address
Strada Provinciale Volterrana, 33, 50050 Gambassi Terme FI, Italia
Municipality
Gambassi Terme (FI)
Parish
Parrocchia Santa Maria Assunta a Chianni
Diocese
Volterra
Accommodation contact person
Associazione il Cammino di Sigerico
Telephone
0571 638242; 324 7968837
Email
ostello.sigerico@yahoo.com
Managing institution (parish, confraternity, association….)
Associazione il Cammino di Sigerico
Contact person
Don Andrea Parrini
Km from the via Francigena
10 m
TECHNICAL INFO
Bathrooms
11
Showers
10
Sinks
11 + outdoor wash house
Hot water
Yes
Opening hours
Summer: 2-8:30pm; Winter: 3-6pm
Opening period
Open year-round
Number and types of rooms
12 rooms (3 doubles, 2 triples, 3 quads, 3 with 5 beds, one with 7). Sleeps a total of 46.
Summer and winter beds
Same
The representative sleeps on site
No
Recycling
Yes
Accessibility
Yes, on the ground floor there's a disabled entrance with a double room and a disabled bathroom.
COSTS
Overnight stay
Yes, on the ground floor there's a disabled entrance with a double room and a disabled bathroom. 12 euro per person in a room sleeping 5-7, including sheet, mattress cover, pillow and cover - 17 euro per person in a double/triple/quad room, including sheet, mattress cover, pillow and cover - 21 euro per person in a double/triple/quad room with complete bed linen and a couple of towels
Dinner
Dinner for 10 euro (2 courses, side dish, fruit, water and bread)
Breakfast
3 euro if you have dinner too, otherwise 4 euro
PILGRIMS' SERVICES
Kitchen use
No
Laundry
No, agreement with external laundry
Dryer
No, agreement with external laundry
Drying racks
Yes
Bicycle storage
Yes
Enclosed space for donkeys and horses
There's a large olive grove next to the hostel where you can tether animals
Dogs permitted
Yes
Wi-Fi
Yes
Backpack/suitcase transfer
Ask at the hostel
Bed on the floor
Yes, during low season
Tent in the garden (if yes, n. of spots)
Yes, about 30 tents in an olive grove
Booking (specify groups or individuals, and with mandatory notice)
Booking not required. Recommended for groups
Access with pilgrims' credentials
Tourist tax and extra paid if you don't have a pilgrim passport. You can get a pilgrim passport in the hostel.
Bedsheets and blankets
Yes
Interesting local initiatives for pilgrims

Gambassigena takes place in the spring, a cultural event in the municipality of Gambassi Terme that promotes the historic Via Francigena route.