We planned a destination wedding at Country Inn Casa Mazzoni and we couldn't be happier how everything turned out. The host, Angelo, along with the staff create an fun and relaxing and even romantic atmosphere, perfect for your wedding, family gathering or just a vacation. Angelo assisted us with food, flowers, cake, and even a Ferrari rental for the wedding....We planned a destination wedding at Country Inn Casa Mazzoni and we couldn't be happier how everything turned out. The host, Angelo, along with the staff create an fun and relaxing and even romantic atmosphere, perfect for your wedding, family gathering or just a vacation. Angelo assisted us with food, flowers, cake, and even a Ferrari rental for the wedding....
I spent 5 days in this lovely place and I'm very satisfied with my choice. I could not have found a better place than this, I really want to visit Florence as a local person, and escape from the usual tourist routes. the guest house is very close to the historical center, but located in a quiet and safe neighborhood, inhabited by locals. Roger was so kind ! Every morning prepared for us guests a fantastic breakfast, with homemade jams and homemade cakes from his wife and also prepares a "capucino" very good! I'll definitely return here during my next trip to Florence.
We spent 5 nights at the Palagetto, and enjoyed every one of them. The room was tidy and clean and it was nicely decorated. Ruggero and Tiziana spread a family atmosphere - you couldn't help but feel at home. Il Palagetto is a "Eco-Label" guest house, which most of the time is good, but for heating regulations sometimes, mostly in the afternoon, the room was a bit cold and the hot water in the shower was hard to control sometimes. But this hardly mattered, as we were walking through the city during that time anyway. So, overall, we had a wonderful and enjoyable time and would recommend it to anyone.
we had a great stay in this guest house, located not far from the city center in an upscale neighborhood, with many shops and restaurants not for tourists. the house is very beautiful, decorated in a Tuscan style, bright and very clean. the feeling of warmth and comfort is very pleasant and makes it truly unique stay. the host Roger was very hospitable and helpful.
L'albergo, oltre a trovarsi in un luogo strategico di firenze (molto comodo per arriva in treno) , è l'ideale sia per famiglie che per giovani. E' vicino a tutte le attrazioni che la città offre sia turistiche che notturne, e garantisce un ottimo servizio a partire dalle stanze ( eleganti, confortevoli curate e molto accoglienti) fino al personale molto disponibile e cortese. L'organizzazione interna permette a chi alloggia la totale indipendenza tanto da avere l'impressione di essere a casa propria con la fortuna di trovare tutto perfettamente pulito e in ordine.
My husband and I spent a couple of nights at agriturismo marcianno. Our first night we had dinner at the agriturismo. Before dinner, Christen had done a wine tour with us and was very knowledgeable about the wines. He explained the different regions. We then had the pleasure of doing wine pairings with our dinner. Nadia was an excellent hostess and was extremely warm and helpful. We felt like we were visiting with family. We walked to Siena from the agriturismo and took a taxi back. Strongly recommend doing it. Will definately recommend this agriturismo and will return in the future. Thank you for making this a delightful experience.
This is by far the best place to stay in Siena. Our hosts were so helpful and kind. The breakfast was handmade every morning which is amazing! Our rooms were great. The vineyard was beautiful, wine was very good and I fell in love with the entire house. Only 1 suggestion: make a smoking section so those who don't care to smell cigarettes don't have to.
Staying here was a wonderfully unique experience in the best sense of the phrase. Beautiful countryside, lovely building, no expense was spared to update the vast kitchen which had a loft built above it. Our room was inviting, comfortable and clean. Décor almost mission or New Mexico-style. Modern bathroom. Delicious assortment of breakfast foods including cheese, fruits, various tarts and pastries… almost everything homemade. We decided to have dinner there which was additional but was an experience in itself… a 5-course meal, each course paired with a different wine. Most of the ingredients and wines are their own production. Host Christian was very gracious and cook Meghan explained every dish and wine pairing to a tee.
We stayed at this B&B for two nights to visit Florence. We have previously stayed at the city center in Florence but this time we wanted to be a bit away from the crowds and have a great view of Tuscan lands. This B&B is about 20 minutes on bus from Florence, it wasn't a problem for us but as my wife and I like do a lot of walking and then have some time to relax over drinks and some food, we missed the bus every night as the last bus departed a bit early in the evening which did not work with our schedule. The cab ride from Florence to this B&B is about 25 euros so keep that in mind. The hosts are very kind and attentive, Paolo, Antonella and Edoardo are great hosts and the breakfast every morning while simple it was enough and delicious. The breakfast consisted of fresh fruit such as strawberries, kiwi, oranges, pineapple, etc and bread with various spreads such as jelly and butter. There was also a variety of yogurt and Paolo cooked a different breakfast dish every morning which was shared by anyone who wanted some, we really liked it. The coffee is great! The place is very quiet at night and the bed and the room in general was comfortable. I read some reviews mentioning it was cold and yes the room was cold when we got there but it has a heater system which we turned on and it warmed the room very quickly. We stayed in one of the bedrooms upstairs in the main house, the bathroom was of good size but the shower wasn't great. The water pressure is just not there and we ran out of hot water after 5 minutes so we tried to shower quickly and this by itself is the only reason I am not giving it 5 stars. If you are looking for a place away from the crowds, quiet and with an astonishing Tuscan view you won't be disappointed. However, keep in mind that the but to the city is not a problem during the day but if you wish to return after 9ish PM, you will need a 20 euro cab ride.
Our experience was magical! The location is gorgeous, the rooms are beautiful and clean and the hosts are among the best we encountered on our trip. This was the most expensive place we stayed on our trip, but it was certainly worth the splurge - it was truly unforgettable. It is obvious Nadia and Christian love what they do and their way of life. The breakfasts were incredible. Do not miss the farm dinner at least one night during your stay, but be prepared to eat and drink lots - definitely our best meal of our trip with food prepared fresh from their garden. Really enjoyed eating with the other guests from around the globe, staying up late into the night chatting. Also loved our cooking class with Maggie and the wine tour with the extremely knowledgeable Christian -- truly fascinating. The town of Siena is a short cab ride away and the owners can recommend some great restaurants. We spent many hours painting the beautiful scenery on site. Highly recommend this agriturismo!
Without a doubt this was one of the most enjoyable vacations my wife and I have had. From the get go the welcome at home atmosphere , plus the location on top of a little mountainside within the vineyards made for some beautiful views . What can i say about the cooking was as if you were eating at home in a country cusine with fresh food from the garden , delicious pastas and breads and last but not least the WINE. Christian and his group know what its about to produce outstanding wine and olive oil. Stay a week --its worth it !!!
Found Agriturismo Marciano while searching the web on where to stay near Siena...was without a doubt my lucky day. We booked for dinner and it was amazing, great food, great wine, great company! Our room was extremely comfortable-and breakfast the next morning was fabulous with wonderful homemade pastries and breads and fruits and cheeses and meats! Christian, Nadia, and Renato are the most incredible hosts and we of course bought a bottle of their wine to take home. They suggested restaurants for us in Siena and could not have been more accomodating!
this b&b was one of the best places on our honey moon trip. the attention to details is in every corner of the house: I do not know how anything could have been better presented. Ruggero was a great host: every morning a fantastic continental breakfast with boiled eggs, cheese, home made cakes & a good italian espresso coffee! don't forgot: a short walk up the road (near main locations but in a quiet and safe place) will give you an unforgettable view of Florence.
A wonderful place to stay, spotless, beautiful, the owners Paolo, Nicola and Mario could not be nicer and if you wish Paolo will cook for you. They were warm and friendly and so helpful and the meals were out of this world! One could stay forever, I highly recommend Podere le Rondini. (stayed 3 weeks in June of 2012)
Very clean, beautifully decorated, every detail covered, very comfy bed, spacious, with a fantastic continental breakfast in a sunny living room! Ruggero is a nice person and he speaks English very well. We had access to tea/coffee/water 24h/24. Everything was great!
We stayed in the Gray Room and it was larger than expected. Phillip checked us in and gave us suggestions for where to eat and was very helpful with reservations to the museums. He suggested a restaurant for dinner that I had read about in Food and Wine and made a reservation for before our trip. It is across the street from the B&B and was wonderful. The room was comfortable and the location was perfect for anything that you would want to do in Florence. The architecture and frescos in the B&B were worth the stay but the staff and location make it easy to recommend to anyone.
bello, centralissimo, pulito! unico inconveniente che ho riscontrato è che ti viene chiesto l'orario per il servizio della colazione in camera (che va dalle 08.30 alle 09.30) ho aspettato fino alle 10.00 e non si è visto nessuno! ho reclamato e molto gentilmente si sono scusati! La colazione è stata comunque stata pagata!!!!!!!!
A couple with a child, stayed 5 days at Casa Rovai. Everything was very good and we really enjoyed our stay. We have felt hospitality of the host and found the price is reasonable and the service is very good. We hope to be back!
Found this place on this website and needed a place to please my family who wanted the typical Italian winery experience at some point during our trip. We stayed two nights, but those two nights outweighed the 10 day trip around Italy. The owners are great, they want to help you see things around Siena that are worth seeing. They make daily trips for everyone who wants to go out and about in the countryside. Would suggest getting a car while you stay at this place because you don't see how amazing this place is until you drive around. The dinner was amazing with typical dishes from Siena and the owners are all too willing to share their recipes, sampling various types of wine during the meal with nice conversation throughout the meal with the other guests. This place is magnificant both in the day and at night. Couldn't hear a thing at night and the rooms were perfect for two people to stay in. If we ever go back to Siena again, we are staying there without a doubt.
After a week in the Tuscan Mountains, we landed, with all of our luggage, at the Casa Rovai. Lovely place, but if you are not aware, a first floor in the US is the first floor. In Italy, the first floor can be actually the 2nd floor or the 3rd floor or even the 4th floor! In this case it was the THIRD floor and after a very tiring trip, it was NO fun to drag all of our suitcases up all those stairs.
An extraordinary and lovely week in Florence has been made even more wonderful by the hospitality at Casa Rovai. Wonderful breakfast and what a spectacularly comfortable bed! i'll have good memories of this very nice place to stay. Thank you.
After 9 days staying all over Italy we booked a room last minute for two nights at La Paggeria. The location was perfect. A 15 minute drive north of Florence with view of both the city and Fiesole. Paulo welcomed us into his home. Paulo's cooking and design esthetic were sensational. The grounds, rooms, and detaiIls from the architectural design of the place to the artwork on the walls were inviting and captivating. I'm so grateful we found them. My only wish is that we would have stayed longer.
Casa Rovai was the perfect place to stay. Convenient to eveything, comfortable and attactive. Elisa was so helpful, with gallery reservations, suggestions, arrangements for side trips and an absolutely delightful person, as Anna and Beatriz. We had a marvelous stay!
Wow! What a fantastic guest house!! Wondeful service, great location, hospitality, helpfulness, and the kids loved the home made cakes for breakfast! Thank you very much for making our first trip in Florence extra-special.
An extraordinary lovely week in Florence has been made even more wonderful by the hospitality at Casa Rovai. Many thanks. Wonderful breakfast, and what a spectacularlry comfortable bed!! I'll have good memories of this very nice place to stay, hope to see you again!!
Our stay at N4U was only a night. After warmy welcoming of Simone, We tree were surprised by the room (a room of those in a palace). It was nice To have the outdoor key, so we were like entering our house at Florence. I highly recommend N4U for you all that want to feel himself alevisi. Not To mention the good situation.
We stayed for 3 night in other structure of the same group of charming townhouses. Last night the management has moved us in N4U, couse they were already fully booked, and what a surprise!!! N4U is an hidden gem , full of city center and all the rooms are amazing. Every room has a different color and are very comfortable. From your window you might look at bargello museum and the rest of historic center. We are very happy to have discovered , even if just the last night , this incomparable guesthouse!!! thank you !
Veramente strepitoso! Posizione perfetta.... Palazzo e camere uniche e bellissime. Che dire, non mi aspettavo che una guest hosue potesse essere cosi bella e curata, soprattutto arredata con cosi tanto gusto. Complimenti, tornerò a trovarvi presto sia per i miei impegni di lavoro sia per un viaggio romantico!!
Firenze, capoluogo della regione Toscana, è un importante centro universitario e patrimonio dell'umanità dell’UNESCO. E' considerata il luogo d'origine del Rinascimento ed è universalmente riconosciuta come una delle culle dell'arte e dell'architettura, nonché rinomata come una delle più belle città del mondo. Firenze oggi è un focolaio di storia, d’arte e di cultura. E' una delle città più vivibili d'Italia, e viene visitata da milioni di turisti ogni anno.
Firenze è universalmente riconosciuta come città dell'Arte, custodisce ancora oggi un inestimabile patrimonio di architetture, dipinti e sculture. Il cuore di Firenze è Piazza della Signoria. A pochi passi da qui c'è la Galleria degli Uffizi, che ospita la più grande collezione del mondo di arte rinascimentale. Visitate il magnifico Duomo con l’immensa cupola di Brunelleschi e ammirate il Davide di Michelangelo nella vicina piazza. Recatevi poi sul Lungarno e arrivate a Ponte Vecchio, un' opera unica al mondo, con le caratteristiche botteghe di gioiellieri nelle casette costruite su di esso. A Firenze non avrete modo di annoiarvi, l'intera città è un museo a cielo aperto, la stupenda architettura delle numerose chiese, piazze e palazzi, l’arte e la cultura s’incontrano ad ogni passo. Approfittate della famosa campagna toscana e regalatevi una notte in un Agriturismo a Impruneta. Se invece volete assistere ad uno spettacolo ineguagliabile, affittate una stanza in un Bed and Breakfast a Siena e assiste al Palio, un gara a cavallo che si tiene due volte l'anno. Questo evento, sentitissimo dai senesi, che in questi giorni diventano veri e propri rivali a seconda della contrada di appartenenza, si svolge nella piazza centrale della città, che viene allestita per l'occasione con sabbia per la pista e spalti per gli spettatori.<
La cucina toscana è conosciuta in Italia e nel mondo per la qualità dei suoi prodotti, in particolare della carne. La mucca di razza Chianina, autoctona della regione, da origine ad un piatto tipico, la Fiorentina, una bistecca appena cotta di carne sceltissima e tenerissima. Altri piatti tipici hanno origini più povere e contadine, e sono la ribollita, una zuppa stracotta di carne e verdure, oppure la semplice ma immancabile panzanella, pane bagnato con olio, sale e pomodoro.
Firenze ha un clima prevalentemente temperato con estati calde e spesso afose. La primavera è il periodo migliore per visitare la città. Sono numerosi gli eventi e le mostre. Se siete amanti di calcio, non dovete assolutamente perdervi una partita della squadra di casa, i Viola della Fiorentina, che a domeniche alterne giocano nello stadio della città, l'Artemio Franchi.