We rented the entire property at La Sorgente di Francesca to have our close friends and family with us for our wedding. With the help of a wedding planner (Helga of weddingsitaly.com) we were lucky enough to find this gem and immediately I fell in love with the photos. I did get jitters on the way, hoping that it was all it seemed to be - and I was shocked to find that it was more than I could have dreamed.
The hosts, Monica, Massimo, and Francesca, are all wonderful and so accommodating. They helped to pick all of us up at the nearby train station no matter what time each person arrived. Everyone was coming from all over, so the arrivals were staggered. The rooms are all beautifully decorated, cozy, and spacious. The common areas are lovely, and large, and the views are stunning. There are several outdoor areas to sit and enjoy the views as well as a beautiful inground pool. Everything was clean, and comfortable. Each day we had breakfast served buffet style with coffee/tea to order. The selection at breakfast included fresh cheeses and meat, home-made croissants (that I still get cravings for), juice, jams, yogurt, and breads. Many nights we chose to order dinner for at least some of our group, and at 20 euros per person for a three course, home made Tuscan meal it was well worth it. We were never hungry. Some of the selections included a wonderful risotto, wood-fired pizzas, barbecued ribs, and more. Francesca is a wonderful chef. They were even able to easily cater to our vegetarian and gluten-free guests.
The day of our wedding was fantastic. We had worked out the menu in advance, and it was some of the most wonderful food I have eaten. Everything was done perfectly, they kept the wine flowing, had a beautiful cake, and made our day exactly what we wanted it to be.
There was much to do in the area, and again our hosts helped by transporting us to the train station when we wanted. Hiking right from the villa is easy, bicycle rentals are available, and there is another wonderful restaurant in walking distance.
We will be returning in the near future to relive some memories and to reunite with the staff who become close friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Sorgente di Francesca bed and breakfast is a small borgo located in the gentle hills of the ancient village of Fiesole, just a few km from Florence and from its artistic and architectonic beauties.Il Borgo is composed by an ancient farmhouse with tower dated back to 1400, and by an elegant Villa whose basic structure maybe always dated back to the XV° century. In the farmyard in front of the farmhouse there are other two ancient buildings in stone where are Alexandra B&B and Monica B&B. Each B&B has a private outside area on the farmyard with umbrellas, tables and chairs.The entire estate has just been completely restored. A conservative restoration where the using of new materials has been reduced as far as we could, trying to recover the original features built hundred years ago. A conservative restoration linked to the most modern technologies to give our guests the possibility to live a piece of history with all the comfort of our times.The interiors of the bed and breakfast have been furnished with particular care combining ancient furnishings and accessories perfectly restored by old and experienced artisans with modern elements of fine design as the lights and lamps of the famous Terzani collection.From each part of the bed and breakfast, as much from the apartments as from the halls and the rooms you may enjoy a breathtaking view on the Tuscan hills. A magic place, where silence and tranquillity are just broken from the rumors of animals and from the dives of our guests into the beautiful swimming pool located just a few steps from the bed and breakfast.La Sorgente di Francesca also has 3 beautifully renovated holiday apartments in a perfect traditional Tuscan style. All apartments are located in ancient stone buildings adjacent to the farmhouse. La Sorgente di Francesca apartments may accommodate from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Sorgente Di Francesca Pontassieve, Italy