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  • Excellent92%
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  • 8 Nov 2015
    “Idyllic Tuscan Villa”
  • 16 Oct 2015
    “Perfection: a piece of pure Tuscany in the hills near Florence”
Via Fontibucci 5, 50012, Bagno a Ripoli Italy See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Kitchenette
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

My girlfriend and I discovered Casale Fontibucci several years ago during a motorcycle tour through France and Italy and after a long ride we could not have enjoyed a more hospitable and personable welcome from our host, Aurora in such comfortable homely accommodation and relaxing...More

Thank Nick W
Response from Auroretta, Proprietario at Casale FontibucciResponded 15 November 2015

Thank you, Nick and Maggie for the nice review. Se you again after so many years was a nice surprise and a great joy. Thanks for the tips and tricks to fully enjoy the beauty of the hills of Bagno a Ripoli and Casale Fontibucci.

Reviewed 17 October 2015

The location is perfect, and highly recommendable, if you have a car: near the top of the Tuscan hills that surround Florence, and high enough to allow for a view of Florence from above. Surrounded by olive groves, and the typical charming countryside of Tuscany,...More

Thank Ramesh27
Response from Auroretta, Proprietario at Casale FontibucciResponded 19 October 2015

Dear Ramesh & Andrea Cristina Your review, so detailed and full of advice for our future guests, is wonderful! I thank you for your kindness, and for having read all the typical features of the landscape and the Tuscan lifestyle. You both, young and full...More

Reviewed 7 September 2015

We were in Florence 7 years ago and stayed at Casale Fontibucci, which was a dream-come-true. It's a wonderful place to relax and get away from the hubbub. As we were traveling by car, it was not difficult to get into Florence. Apart from seeing...More

Thank Tanya M
Response from Auroretta, Proprietario at Casale FontibucciResponded 9 September 2015
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Anche per me è stato un immenso piacere rivedervi dopo 7 anni: la piccola Iola s'è trasformata in una bella...More

Reviewed 14 August 2015

Aurora is delightful! Lovely place, lovely trip! The view is awesome! Off the beaten path on a very windy narrow road into the hills outside the city, this place is a gem. The view of Firenze at night is wonderful and the breezes off the...More

Thank Jennifer R
Response from Auroretta, Proprietario at Casale FontibucciResponded 16 August 2015

Thank you very much,Jennifer, for the kind appreciation about your stay in Bagno a Ripoli. I am very happy that you have good memories of your holidays spent @ Casale Fontibucci. Your advice will be very helpful for our future guests. With love.Aurora

Reviewed 2 July 2015

We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Casale Fontibucci, our room had a beautiful view of Florence, we were able to see Florence's fireworks from our room, what a magical cottage. Our suite was spacious, great size for a family of 4-5. This place is...More

Thank EllieFS
Response from Auroretta, Proprietario at Casale FontibucciResponded 4 July 2015

Thanks a lot for the nice comment. I remember with great pleasure our talk about Florence and its traditions, that I had with you. You are a great and generous family,and you have been very concerned about the Italian culture: thanks.

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Description
Casale Fontibucci was originally built as a watchtower in the Middle Ages, after which it is traditionally believed to have been home to Michelangelo's stonecutters. At present it is used for residential ...More purposes by the owner, who has appointed a part of it to a B&B and holiday home. Casale Fontibucci has been featured, with numerous illustrations and an extensive description, in the book "The 70's House" edited by Wiley and Sons. The book describes the most important houses of the 70s; "Casale Fontibucci ... was, by repute, originally the home of Michelangelo's stonemason. The site of the house lies on a hill commanding a view down the valley of the Arno to Florence in the distance past the picturesque array of hilltop palazzi and villas in between". Casale Fontibucci is set amidst the rolling hills of Chianti Colli Fiorentini, more specifically in the area of Bagno a Ripoli. Surrounded by verdant countryside rich in spontaneous vegetation and orchards planted out with vines and olives, the Casale Fontibucci bed and breakfast offers not only the unspoilt natural beauties and characteristic peace of the gentle Tuscan landscape, but also all possible comforts to make your stay tranquil and enjoyable. Florence, just 15 kilometres away, is within easy reach by both public and private transport. Casale Fontibucci is also strategically placed for reaching the Firenze Sud motorway exit in just 20 minutes. All the major Tuscan art cities - Pisa, Volterra, Lucca, Siena and San Gimignano – and the entire Chianti area are within a radius of about one hour's car journey. The B&B is in an ideal position for guests to discover the Tuscan traditions through food & wine tours or more traditional cultural excursions. An old Tuscan farmhouse, the building has been renovated in complete respect for the characteristic Tuscan style, featuring stone walls, open-beam ceilings and terracotta floors. The spacious grounds surrounding the B&B have a swimming-pool with the gentle contours of a small lake set amidst flowering shrubs, olives and cypress trees. Open from May to September, both the pool and the sun terrace, fully equipped with parasols and loungers, command breathtaking views over Florence. Beach towels are provided for guests' use. Aurora, the owner of Casale Fontibucci, has been personally managing the property since she retired in 2004. A lover and connoisseur of Florence and its culture, she can arrange for you tourist itineraries off the beaten track and manage your bookings for exhibitions and museumsThe Casale Fontibucci B&B is in an ideal position for guests to discover Tuscan traditions through the classic cultural excursions or food & wine tours. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
2
Price range
US$103 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Casale Fontibucci Province Of Florence, Italy - Bagno a Ripoli
Location
Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Bagno a Ripoli
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
2
Price range
US$103 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Casale Fontibucci Province Of Florence, Italy - Bagno a Ripoli
Location
Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Bagno a Ripoli
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"We've only ever stayed in Suite Limona, which is lovely."
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"apartment like rooms, breakfast served outside."
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