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“Fabulous Place, Fabulous Time!” 5 of 5 stars
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Agriturismo Poggio al Sole
via Torre di Buiano 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Fiesole
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“Fabulous Place, Fabulous Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I try and write something unique for each place but it is hard for this place, because it is exactly what people say.. "Gorgeous, favorite place in Italy, A beautiful place to explore".. I am so glad my fiance (he proposed to me a few miles away) and I had the opportunity to come and visit. We spent 4 nights at this place. The places is a nice escape from the regular touristy things and close enough for you to get around and Giovanni (the owner) is a wealth of knowledge. The breakfast is delicious ( we posted pictures to prove you don't just get a croissant and coffee) there are eggs, fresh juice, fresh tomatoes, cereals, fresh cakes. Anyway, I love love love this place. If you have the opportunity to stay here please do, you won't great it. I am happy that we will always remember this place.

Grazie Giovanni, ricorderemo per sempre il tempo che abbiamo trascorso qui! I hope that came out okay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I spent 5 days with my wife at this fantastic place. We fell in love with this farmhouse. Everything we read about on the web page was there and even better in reality. The view from the terrace is so panoramic. Giovanni is a very pleasant man. He is also very helpful. We recommend this place if you want to explore Tuscany. We also recommend you follow Giovanni's advices.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This place is pure magic. First of all, it is absolutely beautiful- the farm overlooks a valley full of vineyards and olive groves, and if you're the explorer type, you can even hike the surrounding trails that wind through the Tuscan countryside. The location is perfect...just fifteen short minutes out of Florence- close enough for convenient day trips but far enough to escape the touristy hustle and bustle of the city and get an experience that feels more like authentic Italy.
The rooms are gorgeous and well kept, and breakfast is delicious. One of my favorite things about the place is the garden...there are little outside tables and lounge chairs where you can overlook the valley, relax, eat good food, and watch the glowing orange sunsets over the hills.
Now a word about Giovanni (the host)- what an amazing guy! He is one of the nicest people and truly cares about you and making sure you enjoy your stay. He has many good stories to share, and he even makes his own saffron, olive oil, and bee products from his farm. Also, if you don't have a car, he will drive you down to Fiesole where you can catch a quick bus to Florence (very easy- we did it many times with no hassle).

All in all, Poggio al Sole is exactly what I pictured when I envisioned my trip to Italy. It is always quiet and peaceful here, but there are always plenty of things to do with Florence and Fiesole being so close, the surrounding hikes, and the nearby restaurants (with wonderful food!). Between the gorgeous setting (it seriously looks like a painting), and the great host, this is an absolute must do. It really is a magical place, and I'm counting down the years until I can return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

We spend 4 nights at Poggio Al Solle and had a great experience. The rooms are spacious and clean. The breakfast was adequate. The BIG plus for this place is the beautiful location-away from the crowds and noice of Florence but easily accessible especially if you plan a day trip. We loved the quiet evenings outside the converted barn after a busy day visiting Florence or Pisa. There is also a very nice eatery close by which seem quiet popular with the locals. Good food at reasonable prices. The only word of caution for those looking to stay here is to work out your local commute in advance. Getting into florence was not much of a challenge but the last bus back is at 7 pm. Taxis back are expensive. Giovanni the owner of the place is very helpful in providing suggestions for travel and also offers pick up and drop at a marginal cost. All in all A VERY ENJOYABLE STAY for us!

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wollongbar, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We had three nights at this Farmstay B&B, and loved it! The room - in a converted barn with amazingly thick walls, - was very clean and very tastefully furnished. The breakfasts were superb and copious; and the welcome was very warm and friendly. We felt really at home here. There is a wonderful garden, with chairs and tables and sun lounges under shady trees - great for a relaxing interlude on a hot day. In addition, the owner has developed his own walking trails - four of them - to give you an unmissable opportunity to explore the charming countryside around his B&B. Upon request, he will print out detailed instructions to show you the directions to follow. We did one of the walks (wish we'd had time to do them all) and it was great!
The B&B offers easy car access to Fiesole (10 minutes away), and the owner gives good advice where to find parking in Fiesole. Even though we had a car, I noticed that other guests who had no car were picked up ffrom and driven back to Fiesole, as needed, by the owner. What better service could you get!
This is a B&B not to be missed.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I stayed with my girlfriend for a week in the farm house and we had a really fantastic time. The room was comfortable, cool and full of traditional touches to make it really welcoming. The view over the valley, showing vineyards and olive groves was sensational and only got better at sunset. Unlike most of Giovanni's guests, we didn't have a car or any other method of transport, but this wasn't a problem as there are many public buses from Fiesole to Florence throughout the day, and although the buses from Poggio al sole to Fiesole are few and far between, Giovanni played taxi-driver and drove us to and from Fiesole if we didn't wish to wait for a bus. There was a really good restaurant round the corner as well (we recommend the 'bistecca alla fiorentina' and 'gnocchi al gorgonzola'). All in all we had a fantastic stay and the warmth and friendliness always shown by Giovanni added to this to no end. Great place to stay - great host!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

My travel mate and I stayed at Giovanni's tuscany farm house for 10 days in April. The weather was rainy and chilly, but Giovanni made our stay very comfortable. We arrived by train and then taxi to his place, so we did not have transportation to get in and out of town, but Giovanni provided transport to and from Fiesole on multiple occasions for a very small fee. Let me tell you, it was well worth it. His breakfast was full of variety between fruits and pastry's all served with jelly and homemade honey. The room was cleaned every day and very spacious for two people. Wonderful hot shower! We had a wonderful stay and will definitely stay with his family again and again.

Lisa and Linda
USA

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: via Torre di Buiano 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Fiesole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Poggio al Sole lies in the midst of the magnificent scenario of the Florentine hillsides, and leans over the gentle slopes of the Mugnone valley. It rests on a 450 m hill, 6 kilometers from Fiesole in a neighbourhood called Torre di Buiano, only 8 kilometres from Florence. This viewpoint surrounded by olive groves, cypress trees and fruit trees is named after the sunny position it offers from sunrise to sunset, in summer and winter as well. ... more   less 
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