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Agriturismo Petrognano
Ranked #82 of 301 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Cranfield, United Kingdom
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“Pleasant stay”
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Very nice well run property. Laura always helpful and always curteous. Apartment was spacious and nicely decorated. Pool area was wonderful and kept us entertained for hours. Excellent location for staying just outside florence, with a good train service nearby. Definately worth a stay

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Jacksonville, FL
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

We booked the Agriturismo Petrognano after checking out so many places. There were 10 of us and we needed a lot of bathrooms and kitchens. It was great for us - the three we selected were all open in the interior so they connected, so we had 6 bedrooms, 3 kitchens, 3 bathrooms, patios, for all of us. The pictures do not do it justice- it is in great condition, beautiful surroundings. Laura handled all of the reservations with me, but when we got there she was on vacation and her nephew Nick took care of us. He was great! We were lounging in the great pool one day and he brought us a huge basket of cherries he had just picked right there! There is also a restaurant very close when you come down the hill with good food and reasonable prices. They even sold us milk and eggs when the groceries were closed. This is just like the most beautiful postcard of Tuscany! The train station is 10 minutes from your door - a good way to get to Florence in about a 30 minute ride. Give yourself plenty of time and go earlier in the morning - the parking lot at the station is full by about 9am. And the ticket purchase is from a machine - select "English" and it will still take you a few minutes to figure it out. Again, come check out Petrognano - we loved it!

Room Tip: All accomodations come with an outdoor space, and all are quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Shocked at how high class this place was for the money. Beautiful two-bedroom accomodation with loads of space and high quality decor. Very well equipped, with everything we could need.

Our hosts were very accommodating on check in and check out and couldn't do enough for us. haven't tried the olive oil they gave us (made on the farm) but I'm sure it's fab.

Swimming pool is unheated but was fine to swim in the two days we used it. Didn't play tennis or badminton or have much time to tour the grounds (lots of wildlife - we saw some very exotic bird and hares running around) - but need to spend more time there next time,

Room Tip: Bring a laptop or ipad - there's free wifi Let the train take the strain into Florence - dea...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Hasselt, Belgium
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

I write this review AFTER we have already booked in Petrognano for our upcoming summer hollidays. Just a matter of getting "our second home" secured before you came along :-) . After staying already 2 times for 2 weeks in Petrognano, we keep going back.
We are pulled in by:
the place :tidy and clean and full of all amenities you can think off like fully equipped appartment, swimming pool, BBQ, parking space,...;
the surroundings: splendid views, total calm and relaxation, fabulous evenings/nights, the real Tuscany atmosphere;
and the people: Sylvia, Laura, Cristiano, Andrea,.... all warm, friendly, helping and caring people, which we have come to call friends over time

If you are looking for a great place on top of the hill, surrounded by nature (boars, deer, hares.... are wondering around), away from our hectic society , yet very close to a lot of beaitful cities like Firenze, Fiesole, Arezzo, Siena,.... etc.. no need to look any further.
Book your stay and you will have a great experience, full of memorable moments.

A true gem in Tuscany.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

Petrognano has well equiped nicely appartment. We stayed at Stalla with 2 kids, 12 and 13 yrs old. Florence is 30 minutes away from the railroad station at 10 min driving.
Pool is really nice / extensive views, BBQ for your use as well.
We will come back here! Friendly and responsive staff. Badroom of Stalla appartment is small / but all is there. No airco, but did not miss it / this is a remodelled old building with thick walls.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

We stayed for a week. Everything was perfect: the place is quiet and the view breathtaking; we took advantage of the garden by eating outside. Rooms are big and have comfortable beds and beautiful country style furniture. Everything is very clean and tidy. You can easily spot wild boars, roe deers and hares.
Mrs. Laura, the owner of the Agriturismo, lives near there and is always available and helpful.
If you want to visit Florence you can take the train at S. Ellero, which is few minutes far by car from the Agriturismo. The train journey only takes 25 mins and you arrive directly in the centre of the city.
If you enjoy being in the real Tuscan countryside, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

Words can't describe how we felt once we arrived in Petrognano.
After a hot, hectic and tiring week in Venice, we welcomed Petrognano with a sigh of relief.
The clean and spacious villa with the outdoor pool, practically all to ourselves, was a dream come true for our teenage sons. We stayed at "il seccatoio" apartment, on the second floor with an outdoor veranda, where we enjoyed most of our meals, while being serenated by the distant church bells. The surrounding hills, the cypress and olive trees, the vineyard, the garden, the local wildlife (including a family of swallows that had just built a nest by one of the portico's high beams) provided a feast for our senses.
We ourselves are of italian origins, living in Canada. We wanted to travel to Italy to reconnect with our roots and in Petrognano is where we were embraced by the true italian spirit, ancient culture and excellence in living.
In Pontassieve (a nearby town) there's a Coop supermarket with a great selection of food, wine, beer and liquor, for those dinners at home. For a culinary experience that features fresh fish, try "Il Cantuccio". Another nearby town, Leccio, has the Mall, a shopping centre with all the best designe stores at outlet prices. St. Ellero's train can take you to Florence in 30 minutes; but the best kept secret is the Abbey in Vallombrosa.......
From Petrognano we took daily trips by car to: Assisi, Gubbio, Siena. At our own pace we immersed ourselves in their intricate history and mingled with the fabulous and friendly people of these towns. Our italian came very handy, especially when we wanted to dig deep in some history lessons, many store keepers and restauranteurs, however, speak english as well.
The owners of Petrognano: Andrea, Silvia and Laura Benelli are also fluent in english, but we preferred to practice our italian. In every aspect of our stay, they made us feel right at home.
Their olive oil, made from the very olives growing on the property, is a must try. As a matter of fact, we brought some home in Canada and everytime we use it on our salads, we're back in Petrognano.
Leaving Petrognano, Andrea and his family, was like leaving our own. Again, words can't describe our experience there, you have to feel it, live it and taste it for yourselves.
Grazie Petrognano, dei ricordi. A presto!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Agriturismo Petrognano
Address: Via petrognano 37, Localita S.Ellero, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Ranked #82 of 301 Speciality Lodging in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agriturismo Petrognano is immersed in the heart of the Tuscan countryside amongst vineyards, olive groves and orchards. The complex is a recently restored and comfortably furnished antique farmhouse, composed of five apartments and surrounded by a splendid garden. Guests can enjoy a striking panorama, typical of the Tuscan hills, including a view of Vallombrosa and its antique abbey. A swimming pool and tennis court are at the guests disposal. Petrognano is an ideal base for visting the Tuscan art cities: Florence (only 20 minutes away by car), Arezzo, Siena and the Chianti region... The residential area is surrounded by a splendid garden with private spaces and a barbecue at the guests’ disposal. From the cottage you can enjoy a striking panorama, typical of the Tuscany hillside. There is also a tennis court with synthetic grass and a swimming pool surrounded by ample green space, a verandah furnished with tables and chairs, a laundry area with a washing machine, and parking spots. The environment is particularly adapted to those seeking absolute relaxation, but also to those who love to visit artistic and cultural centers such as Florence (twenty minutes by car), Arezzo (30 minutes), Siena (60 minutes), and the Chianti region (30 minutes). Seasonal products such as wine, extra-vergin olive oil and various types of fruit and vegetables produced directly by the farm are available for purchase on the premises. S. Ellero is 1.5 kilometers away (grocery stores, train station) and Donnini is 3.5 kilometers away (every type of store), Pontassieve, 7 kilometers. ... more   less 
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