The location was just what we were looking for from a break from the city. This countryside gem is hidden in the hills of Tuscany and offers gorgeous views and a secret creek if you're willing to venture on foot a little bit. Our villa was clean and simple and perfect for relaxing. The restaurant was delicious and homemade yogurt in the morning was excellent. My favorite part of our trip for sure!
We loved our 12-night stay. It is 20km from Florence which is very convenient. The location is close to Tavarnelle, with lots of good restaurants and a supermarket. We divided our time between day trips and sightseeing and the pool. Our room was very comfortable, we had an extra bed for our daughter and there was more than enough space. We had a large balcony that was terrific for dining al fresco in the evenings. The pool was lovely with an outdoor bar terrace and very well maintained. Breakfasts were most generous with a laid back atmosphere and a very large selection of food for every taste. The real strength of this hotel lies in the staff who make you feel as if you are almost family! The manager Antonella is absolutely delightful, she has appointed the hotel stylishly and she exudes a warmth which is infectious to her staff. She has lots of excellent recommendations for local trips and where to eat, The reception will arrange bookings to any of the museums in Florence or Sienna, which allows you to chill and not have to plan too far ahead. We loved the towns south of Sienna and there are some great bargains to be had in the outlets north of Florence. Just ask at reception or chat with her over breakfast! We met a number of guests who come back regularly. One family has been coming every summer for the last 15 years! We also want to go back already…
Far better than what we expected. The atmosphere is very peaceful,
relaxing, roomy, clean, quiet, secluded. The town of Mercatale was quaint and nice. Great for a morning or evening walk. The drive to Florence was under 30 minutes and easy. If you like quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is for you.
Occupying a stunning location in Mercatale, near San Casciano in Val di Pesa, the Castello Il Palagio Guest House offers …More
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