We stayed 3 nights here during a trip through Tuscany, visiting Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and the Chianti region, upon the recommendation of an Italian colleague of mine.
I cannot say enough about the owner Daniele: this man does well beyond what you pay for to make your stay perfect: carries the bags, offers a supurb breakfast with designs painted into your excellent Latte, gives a briefing upon arrival (including giving a booklet on the place in your language - he checks the bookings in advance) which includes the best ways to approach Florence (and avoid any tourist-traps), and I even saw him sitting up fairly late in the evening with another couple to help them with booking train tickets to Venice! Where do you get service like that these days??! He even remembered to ask me about my hay fever - he had remembered my sniffling from breakfast!
The place is also gorgeous and a real gem of a find! We stayed in the "lemon" room - squeaky-clean with very comfortable bed, good space including a bedroom, kitchen area + big bathroom, bathrobe, slippers, TV, and even a few things in a minbar (minus overpricing - amazing!); the gardens are supurb and lovingly maintained, plus a jacuzzi is coming later this year! (Watch this space, says Daniele...!) The pool opens on 1 June, and has a gorgeous view over Florence. You can just see everywhere there is exceptional attention to detail, as there are also several places you can sit and sip your wine in the gardens.
The breakfast is encumbered with all the coffee (properly prepared, Italian-style) and juice you can drink, homemade cakes, excellent cheeses and cold cuts, toast (which is freshly topped up constantly - they keep a close eye on the table), and other bits and pieces, with a slightly different spread each day.
Another plus: free parking on-site. There are also sensor lights on the driveway if you arrive late. The driveway is a little windy and stoney, but our very-average sedan rental car handled it no worries. N.B. This place is also a great way to avoid the chaotic downtown Florence city traffic (train station is 10 mins driving away, with free parking + 12 mins journey into the central station).
I promised I'd pen a review after all my constant praise and delight at the place, and I hope this helps when people are thinking of accommodation for Florence - it's a personalised, thoughtful, delightful B&B experience. We're going back for sure!
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