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Casale Fontibucci

via di Fontibucci, 5, 50012 Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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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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 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

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We stayed here for part of our honeymoon during our tour of Tuscany. Aurora was a wonderful hostess, giving us everything we needed and being wonderfully accessible without being invasive. Our room was beautiful, and we had a view of the Florentine lights at night. She gave wonderful recommendations for restaurants and tips for getting into Florence easily. The Casale... More

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

Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We are a family with 2 mature dougthers and had a wonderful time. The place is a real gem. The dwellings are fantastic, beautifully decorated, with lots of room inside and a nice garden outside. Aurora was an extremely wonderful host. The location is a bit tricky; you have to drive up (and down), a typical italian country (narrow) road.... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were really lucky to have found Aurora's watchtower in Case di San Romolo. It's a great place to visit Florence from as it is quiet and secluded on a hill side overlooking the city. We could see an incredible view of Florence from our bedroom window which was stunning throughout the day. There is a lovely pool to cool... More

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Many thanks You are very kind. I also remember you fondly. Aurora More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed 5 lovely days at Aurora's "Casale Fontibucci" in August on recommendation from our friends who stayed here in 2005.Best decision we have made. The accomodation and Aurora are 'out of the box' and exactly what you expect Italy/Tuscany to be.... all class. Its a little hard to find at first,but that adds to its charm.... More

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Thanks, I remember with great pleasure the days that you have spent @ Casale Fontibucci.Aurora More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We are a family with young children and had a marvelous time. The accommodations were fantastic and we had lots of room inside and out. Aurora was extremely accommodating and a wonderful cook and host. We also enjoyed the location, we made day trips to Florence, Sienna, Pisa, Bologna and Chianti and was right in the middle and only 15... More

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Before going on an 18 day trans-Atlantic cruise, we decide to stay 6-7 days in Tuscany. Doing just a bit of research, we chose Casale Fontibucci in Bagno a Ripoli. We were pleasantly surprised on our arrival. The grounds were beautiful and Aurora, the owner, made us feel like we were awaited friends. She made herself very accessable, but allowed... More

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oretta, Proprietario at Casale Fontibucci, responded to this review

thanks your for the kind appreciations regarding your stay @ Casale Fontibucci Even for me it was a pleasure to share with you ,the fruits of the garden,the landscape the cats and the Tuscan Sun Aurora More

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Additional Information about Casale Fontibucci

Also Known As:
Casale Fontibucci Province Of Florence/Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
Address: via di Fontibucci, 5, 50012 Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Bagno a Ripoli
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Bagno a Ripoli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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