Last week we spend our holiday in the Maestrale apartment of this farmhouse and had a wonderfull time. The apartment has anything you want; a well equiped kitchen, a comfortable chair and sofa, a nice view over Florence, a large bedroom and a nice private bathroom. The apartment is very clean and brand new (built in 2008 we heard).
There is a very nice swimming pool outside with a large garden and a marvelous view over Florence. The farmhouse is situated just outside Florence, on top of one of the hills that look down over Florence. Within 10 minutes you arrive at the tram station where you can get the tram for only 1,20 euro to arrive at the city center of Florence. The tram departs each 5 minutes or so (there is no schedule) so you can go anytime you want and a tram will be waiting for you and leave within 5 minutes and arrive in the center about 15-20 minutes later. So it couldn't be any better then that; very close to the city center but still situated on a quite place with a marvelous view.
Also Pisa and Sienna are near (about an hour driving) and can easily be visited from this location.
The owners have been very friendly since our first contact by e-mail, we got offered self baked pie (apart from tomatoes and basilicum from the garden) during our stay, in what hotel would that ever happen? I can't imagine that there is any better location then this for visiting Florence and the surroundings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Farmhouse Il Poderaccio is located on Scandicci's hills, 10 km from the historic center of Florence, with a splendid view of the city.You'll can get the tramway for to go to Florence in about 20 minutes (3 km from our house). Car parking is free in Scandicci but not in Florence.Il Poderaccio offers comfortable apartments of different surfaces and number of beds, possibility of even just only bedrooms with private bathrooms.Two swimming pools are open from middle of May till middle of October: one for adults and one for children above the ground. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Il Poderaccio Scandicci, Italy