My husband and I spent a wonderful 2 nights at La Fonte Del Machiavelli in May. It is located in a quiet spot overlooking Chianti country with all the vineyards, Cypress trees, rose bushes, etc. The Villa has a wonderful patio that is shady in the afternoon and allows you to enjoy a nice glass of wine (or beer) while you relax after a busy day in Florence or touring other Tuscan towns in the area. We picked this spot because of its close proximity to Florence. Simone, the owner, was helpful in showing us where we could safely park the car for free and hop a bus (#37) for a quick ride into Florence. No traffic or expensive parking to deal with. The one way bus ride, if ticket purchased from bus driver, cost 4 Euro for two. If you buy in a store, it costs 2.4 Euro for two. Bus takes you right to Santa Maria Novella Station, within a 5-10 minute walk of the Duomo. You can buy your return tickets at the visitor/information center where you disembark the bus. Bus runs every ¼ hour.
Simone provided a wonderful breakfast, which included scrambled eggs, ham and bacon. We had the Michelangelo Room that overlooked the valley. I saw the most incredible sun rise around 5:30. It was an orange/gold glow extending the entire length of the horizon. Magnificent!
There are several restaurants close by so you don’t have to drive far after sampling the wonderful food and wine of the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hello,my name is Simone Calonaci historical mention of a B & B La Fonte del Machiavelli Fontalle farmhouse belonged to Niccolo Machiavelli, the great writer and philosopher Fiorentino,the pleasure of sleeping in history.The Bed and Breakfast la Fonte del Machiavelli is located in this splendid setting, provides lovely well-furnished rooms, in Tuscan style, with ensuite bathrooms, air conditioned and equipped with satellite Tv, that overlook on the beautiful sorrounding view. In the morning you will wake up by birds song and admire all around cultivated fields, olive trees, cypresses, vineyards, green hills where here and there a stone farmhouse emerges. During summer you will have a good start of the day with a rich breakfast on the panoramic terrace and in the evening fall asleep among fireflies and crickets. A holiday close to nature, in the silent of Tuscan countryside, where you can regenerate, far from the confusion of the city. The family-run B&B's owners are professional and fond of, and they will receive you with warmth and helpfulness.The swimming pool: haven of peaceThe accommodation facility is enhanced by the enchanting swimming pool with solarium swathed in greenery, to sunbathe undisturbed, or to relax under the shadow of an olive tree, with the scent of grapes that arouses your senses.A B&B in a strategic place to visit Tuscany.Our bed & breakfast is in Fontalle, in the centre of Tuscany, in the neighbourhood of many places of historical and artistic interest, such as Florence, 15 minutes drive, and San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra, Pisa, Lucca, reachable in short time. The short-distance freeway allow to reach quickly by car all the most famous art cities of Tuscany, spending a day or half-day trip. To all those who love "slow holiday", from the close city of San Casciano some of the most scenic streets start, that lead to towns and historical villages of Chianti: Panzano, Greve in Chianti, Radda, Castellina in Chianti. Renowned lands for the beautiful landscapes, for the richness of art and architectural treasures and for the excellent wine. To ride with the motorbike or even with the Vespa, stopping over to admire the landscape or for a wine tasting.In the evening if you don't feel like doing too many km, in the vicinity of b&b within easy reach, you will find many restaurants and trattoria, to taste the Tuscan cooking.Best regardsSimone Calonaci ... more less
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- La Fonte Del Machiavelli Italy/Tuscany