What a special place! Highlights of our visit included the following:
1) Amazing personal service and attention. In the restaurant Dario provided a depth of knowledge and insight into the food, wine, and of course the olive oil! He and his colleague brought enthusiasm and soul to every meal, while remaining thoroughly professional. In the reception Viola and Gemma and their superb colleagues provided all the guidance a traveller new to the area might need to make the most of their trip.
2) The villa itself is a very special building, furnished with fascinating antiques, and with large wood-panelled sitting room areas on each floor.
3) We stayed in room 68 which is a large and wonderfully characterful suite. The exposed beams holding up the roof are enormous, and rise to a height of four or five metres at the ceiling’s apex. The bathroom has both shower and bath, and is spacious.
4) Dinners were excellent, with great care taken in both the preparation and presentation.
5) The location is great, completely off the beaten track, very quiet, dark at night surrounded by olive groves. Walks on the Mugello Hills can be taken right from the front door of the Villa. Yet just 40 minutes by train to Florence.
For travellers who may be a little critical, go and enjoy Villa Campestri for all it has to offer. And … be prepared to accept that this is a historic building with old furnishings and in places not the very latest fixtures and fittings in the bedroom and bathroom. This is part of the hotel's charm!