Everything was awesome (we got a nice upgrade for our Anniversary). Excellent old time Villa with the Renaissance feel that we wanted. Absolutely beautiful and the staff was great - especially Thomas. If you have a rental car there are plenty of things to do within a 2 hour drive (we went to Pisa and San Gimignano). The food was awesome and the wait staff was great (even though the hotel was very full). We will definitely come back and wished we would have spent our entire trip at this location.
Fattoria degli Usignoli is exactly how I had pictured a Tuscan hotel. The grounds were beautiful, and a perfect place to relax. We visited in April so it was quiet except for the workers bustling about getting ready for the tourist season. The owner was accommodating, but quite reserved. The rest of the staff were extremely friendly, especially the girl who served the breakfast area by herself and also helped in the restaurant at night.
The breakfast buffet was substantial. In addition to the typical Italian breakfast of a croissant and coffee (which was served with hot, steamed milk in a separate pitcher) were plates of prosciutto cotto, salumi and cheese as well as hard boiled eggs, breads, yogurt, canned fruits, cereal, juice and milk. Nothing exotic, but tasty.
The hotel's restaurant is adequate with a nice atmosphere, but not the best food we had in Italy by any means. However, not many other restaurant options close by. Pastas are probably a better choice than sides or main dishes. Gnocci with leeks and pasta with mushrooms were both good. Ribeye steak came sliced over arugula. Flavor was good, but the quality of the meat was not.
Our issue with this hotel was finding it after dark. Directions on Google are not the same way the hotel recommends from Florence. After describing where we were, a staff member kindly came to get us in a nearby church parking lot.
I would go back now knowing how to get there, but most importantly would make sure my GPS was working!
We have just stayed at this b&b and enjoyed it very much (despite all the rain) the room was the best we stayed in throughout Italy and Alessandro the owner/host was so friendly and helpful. When we paid the bill at the end, my fiancee and I looked at each other as if to say is this enough and had to check our booking. This place is excellent value for money and we would have no problem recommending it. The train station is very close by and offers free parking so getting into florence is very easy and cheap.
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Located in Rufina, in the Sieve Valley, the Il Pezzatino Farm House welcomes you in the heart of Tuscany, not far from …More
Just perfect! This newly opened B&B really wants to do EVERYTHING for you. The lady was really nice, showed us our room, helped us with tips to the cities around. They have a really nice bio pool (where plants from the little lake, cleans the water). Nice restaurant og breakfast. They, as said just opened, so give them a bit of time to settle in to running their B&B.
Montagna Fiorentina sits along the valleys of the Comano and Sieve rivers. Vineyards and olive groves populate the hilly part of the region, while mountains and forests make up the territory's southern and northern parts. The community offers numerous protected natural areas, including the Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi and the Riserva Biogenetica Naturale della Foresta di Vallombrosa.
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