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Casale Fontibucci

via di Fontibucci, 5, 50012 Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 19 Bagno a Ripoli B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came all the way from Boston with 2 kids. We had one of our most memorable vacations. Aurora, the hotel owner, explained us how we can get most of our visit: where to park in Florence, where to do wine tasting in Chianti region (less than 30 minutes by car), where to go to swim with kids in Mediterranean.... More

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Dear Anatoly, I remember with great pleasure our chats and your children's races with the old cat and the black bunny. I am happy that you have spent 6 wonderful days of vacation in Tuscany. Thank you very much for the nice review. Aurora More

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Casale Fontibucci is amazing cottage on the country side, very close to Florence. It is perfect location to exlore Tuscany, situated on quiet very nice hill. We had two only two days there but immediately wanted to stay longer and next time we will try to book this place at least for few days. Aurora is very welcome, nice... More

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Thank you very much,Alex, for the nice review: your tips will be very useful for our guests who will spend their holidays @ Casale Fontibucci. Aurora More

Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Casale Fontebucci: ideal position to visit Firenze (easy by bus from Bagno a Ripoli).Splendid views over Firenze and environment. Nice garden with swimmingpool.... The appartment Lila is very good for two persons, room with a view! Lady of the house, Aurora: very cordial and warmly . Every day super breakfast with lovely home-made marmalades, cakes, fresh fruits,.....to much....:-) Nice contact... More

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Dear Lieve, your review has been notified to me: thank you so much! You are very kind, and also you give helpful advice to future guests. Italy has many beautiful areas to visit ..... but if you will pass by Florence, remember that Casale Fontibucci will always be YOUR HOME. With love.Aurora More

Pisa, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aurora made us very welcome to her beautiful house. Breakfast was served on the terrace overlooking Florence, with homemade jams from the various fruit trees in the well maintained gardens. The pool offered a cooling swim towards the end of a day of sightseeing, lounging in the sun chairs as we watched the sunset. The locally grown lavender around the... More

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Thanks for the review and the advice and suggestions that will be very useful for our future guests. Aurora More

Ullared, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This beautiful calm place high up in the moutain made our vacation to Italy just perect! Aurora who is the owner of this place is very friendly and she helped us to find some beautiful places i Tuscany.

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Thanks, I'm glad that you brought with you a beautiful memory of Tuscany and of Casale Fontibucci. More

Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My sister and I just visited Tuscany for a whole month and stayed at Casale Fontibucci for the entire stay. Aurora, the owner, was amazing in every way, knowing so much about the area, helping us get settled and making sure we had everything we needed. The rooms were comfortable and cosy with amazing views of the surrounding area. Aurora's... More

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Thank you for the very nice review on T.A. and for the advice and tips that you suggested to future guests of Casale Fontibucci. Has been a joy meeting you! I am happy that you spent your first holiday in Italy @ Casale Fontibucci. I remember you with love. Aurora More

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Awesome place to stay with a wonderful view over Florance. The Casale has beautiful gardens and a pool. Aurora is a wonderful person and extremely helpful. We really like the fact that although being a B&B we had lots of privacy while enjoying our breakfast with Aurora. Location is excellent, especially if you want to explore Tuscany. 15 mins to... More

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La settimana trascorsa assieme è stata molto piacevole anche per me: il vostro interesse per le tradizioni , gli aneddoti e l'arte di Firenze mi ha coinvolto ed ha fatto volare via il tempo: spero proprio di rivedervi! Aurora The week spent together was very pleasant for me. Yur interest in the traditions, anecdotes and the art of Florence involved... More

Paris, France
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My wife and I with our three kids stayed in the Limoni Suite and were quite comfortable. What an impressive view over Florence from both the room and the patio ! It was a very nice experience and Aurora is a wonderful, knowledgeable host. Nice pool to take a dip and cool off, while the patio serves as a perfect... More

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Thank you, I remember your family with love.Aurora More

Duluth, Georgia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My travel companion and I stayed with Aurora at Casale Fontibucci for a week during the summer of 2007, both of us being expatriates from different countries. This was my first experience at a bed & breakfast, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Aurora was very personable, knowledgeable about the area, and gave great recommendations for sight-seeing in... More

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Grazie,sono felice d'avere lasciato un bel ricordo, nonostante il trascorrere degli anni.Aurora More

Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Me, my husband and our dog stayed at the Casale for one week, it was the most relaxing time i have ever had. Our room, the Limoni suite was huge and cosy, decorated with a great choice of decorative items in perfect farm house style. The views where amazing especially at night when the city of Florence seems to shine... More

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Thanks for the review: I also remember you fondly and hope to see you in the future.Aurora More

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Address: via di Fontibucci, 5, 50012 Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Bagno a Ripoli
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Casale Fontibucci was originally built as a watchtower in the Middle Ages, after which it is traditionally believed to have been home to Michelangelo's stonecutters. At present it is used for residential purposes by the owner, who has appointed a part of it to a B&B and holiday home. Casale Fontibucci has been featured, with numerous illustrations and an extensive description, in the book "The 70's House" edited by Wiley and Sons. The book describes the most important houses of the 70s; "Casale Fontibucci ... was, by repute, originally the home of Michelangelo's stonemason. The site of the house lies on a hill commanding a view down the valley of the Arno to Florence in the distance past the picturesque array of hilltop palazzi and villas in between". Casale Fontibucci is set amidst the rolling hills of Chianti Colli Fiorentini, more specifically in the area of Bagno a Ripoli. Surrounded by verdant countryside rich in spontaneous vegetation and orchards planted out with vines and olives, the Casale Fontibucci bed and breakfast offers not only the unspoilt natural beauties and characteristic peace of the gentle Tuscan landscape, but also all possible comforts to make your stay tranquil and enjoyable. Florence, just 15 kilometres away, is within easy reach by both public and private transport. Casale Fontibucci is also strategically placed for reaching the Firenze Sud motorway exit in just 20 minutes. All the major Tuscan art cities - Pisa, Volterra, Lucca, Siena and San Gimignano – and the entire Chianti area are within a radius of about one hour's car journey. The B&B is in an ideal position for guests to discover the Tuscan traditions through food & wine tours or more traditional cultural excursions. An old Tuscan farmhouse, the building has been renovated in complete respect for the characteristic Tuscan style, featuring stone walls, open-beam ceilings and terracotta floors. The spacious grounds surrounding the B&B have a swimming-pool with the gentle contours of a small lake set amidst flowering shrubs, olives and cypress trees. Open from May to September, both the pool and the sun terrace, fully equipped with parasols and loungers, command breathtaking views over Florence. Beach towels are provided for guests' use. Aurora, the owner of Casale Fontibucci, has been personally managing the property since she retired in 2004. A lover and connoisseur of Florence and its culture, she can arrange for you tourist itineraries off the beaten track and manage your bookings for exhibitions and museumsThe Casale Fontibucci B&B is in an ideal position for guests to discover Tuscan traditions through the classic cultural excursions or food & wine tours. ... more   less 
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