Apartments in Farmhouse& Castle near Florence
- Countryside; Weddings & Events; Local Products; Family Holiday; Farmhouse; Mugello and Val di Sieve
This farm is located in a small valley 15 km from Florence, and forms part of an ancient fortified settlement dating from the 12th century.
It is surrounded by a typical Tuscan landscape of vineyards, olive groves and rolling hills, in the valley of the Arno. It enjoys a panoramic position on the edge of the spectacular forest of Vallombrosa .
We have rooms for one, two, three and four persons. They have been designed in a warm and romantic Tuscan style: Florentine terracotta floors, beamed and coffered ceilings, four-poster and wrought iron beds, and a living room complete with fireplace.
Each apartment has its own outside space: a large terrace or garden with deck chairs, table and umbrella. Satellite TV and telephone available. The 2 outdoor swimming pools and tennis court are easy to access.
We offer opportunities for horse riding and mountain biking, guided tours of the farm, the cellars and the museum of country life which offers tastings of typical products.
A large playground to provide entertainment for children, an Internet Point and a typical restaurant which offers the chance to taste Tuscan specialties. All of these are on offer for those who want to spend an holiday or weekend of Art and Culture just around the corner from Florence.
Pool open from 15 May to 30 September
- shops :
Rignano sull'Arno 3 km , Pontassieve 8 km,
2 swimming pools
Chance to go horse riding, cycling or hiking on over 15 kilometers of roads through the forests of cypress and oak trees. All the information will be provided by way of a map.
TO VISIT :
Valdarno and Valdisieve with its ancient villages , from Rufina to Pelago , with its outlet The Mall and Fashion Valley . You can easily reach the cities of Florence and Siena .
Museum of civilization and the ancient Florentine doors
Guided tours and tastings
Traditional country party events
In the summer at the farm :
One afternoon each week for children aged 4-80 years:
Tractor rides / walking around the farm visiting the secular live oaks park meeting with a little 'luck boars - pheasants and porcupines, deer and hares still living around the Farm .
We will stop at the farmer's house to pet the rabbits and feed the chickens and pigs. Next we will go through the vegetable garden, and look at the sunflowers and fields of olive trees. As we return to the farm we gather capers and together, in the ancient kitchen, we prepare a jar of capers in vinegar to take home. Finally we eat a cake with fresh tomatoes , freshly picked from our garden, or we have fun making the dough for pizza.