Such a pleasant place to have a relaxing, wonderful holiday. We stayed here for a week where we enjoyed the lovely hosts, Katarina and Ricardo, and thei beautiful house. The property is Ina little village up a mountain pass where you can see wild dear if you walk or run very early in the morning. A lovely location to go around and sample absolutely beautiful Tuscan food and go on a day excursions to Siena, Florence, or Chianti wine region.
We had the room without a kitchen (Pendolino) as it was the only one available. We shared the house with three other couples, one with a young child, and the owners. All were absolutely pleasant.
The swimming pool out in the open is a little small so no place for serious training if you are a triathlete on holiday, but it is such a pleasure to sit by and enjoy the proper Tuscan sun I needed so badly after a half-baked Dutch summer with scarcely any sun.
Vicchio, the next village, is pleasant, and has a few very nice hang outs and restaurants.
There is a fast wifi, a washing machine (3 Euros a wash), and a very nice breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fattoria I Ricci Agriresort, an ancient 17th century estate situated on the lush Tuscan hills set against the backdrop of the spectacular Apennines, is a mere 35 kilometers from Florence and easily reached by way of quaint country roads or the fascinating age old railway line. The Agriresort is surrounded by a luxuriant park of age old trees, which includes rare exemplars, in the middle of which we find a swimming pool with a breath-taking view and furnished with comfortable and elegant sun-beds in wrought iron. An idyllic place surrounded by olive groves and vineyards that yield extra virgin olive oil and wine can be enjoyed at the restaurant. The complex is composed of the Villa Padronale, the family quarters, and just behind that the old Fattoria (Farmhouse building) used for hospitality, Fattoria has been renovated preserving the original structures and combining them with modern comforts: WiFi, LED TV, heating, hairdryer, organic olive oil complimentary toiletries and mini bar and wellness center. The interior has been treated in detail using ancient furniture from the Villa Padronale and other selected furniture in flea markets, great passion of owner Caterina. At Fattoria ground floor are located two huge Halls, le Tinaie (the fermenting room), where breakfast and dinners are served. Climbing the sand stone steps you reach the first floor of the farm: where once there were the barns, there are now three apartments and a suite. In the park, under cool of Lebanon cedars and redwoods, is located a half-timbered Cottage built in 1919 and since then called “Casina”; during the work of renovation was replaced the wooden floor with old oak vats and made it an ideal place to spend a romantic and relaxing holiday. The Agriresort is run in a deliberately family: the attention, the smile and hospitality are the starting point for a memorable vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Fattoria I Ricci Vicchio, Italy - Tuscany