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“Excellent B&B, gracious hosts” 5 of 5 stars
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Via Faentina 4 (SS 302) Localita Feriolo | Polcanto, 50030 Polcanto, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Polcanto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Pocola, Oklahoma
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“Excellent B&B, gracious hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

Situated in a country setting, this B&B is a perfect home away from home. Assunta and Stefano are the most gracious hosts. The home is clean and charming with a welcoming ambiance. It is a short distance from Florence and it is helpful to have a car for excursions. We would gladly chose Casa Palmira again if we are fortunate enough to return to the area.

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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  • Rooms
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

I went to casa Palmira in June 2008 actuallly, did not get time to write this review and penning down my experience now.

Even though my trip was 2 years back, its was very memorable and hence a review after so long. Casa palmira is a large old stuyle Italian house and we stayed in the cottage behind the house.. think it was house no 7.

The place was very well equipped with a kitcheneete, a lving room,two loo's, beautiful bbedroom and very nicely done loo's. The house has a lovely garden that is accessible though we did noot use iit much as we were out in florence most part of the day.

Assunta is a lovelly person, she makes the best omlette;s in the world with sage leaves from her garden. Think one of the best i have ever eaten [same goes for most food in Italy tho :-) ].

Behind the hoouse there is a walking track that is pretty and its very green and beutiful. The restaurants shut early so if you are a late eater, i suggest u stack up and cook in the kitchnette.

We were even adventurous enuf to go alll the way to cinque terre by train from florence while we were at polcanto. You could try that, tho Assunta was quite surprised at our enthusiasm.

You will not regret a stay in Casa palmira, infact you may land up visiting again and again,

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

We stayed at Casa Palmira for two nights in August, and loved the rural charm of the place. The garden is lovely, gorgeous flowers and a romantic area for a glass or wine outdoors. Assunta and Stefano were very welcoming - Stefano collected us from the SMN train station in Florence which was a great help. We felt we would have gained more from their knowledge if we spoke a better level of Italian, and this was a bit of a drawback. Stefano lent us some bikes to cycle to Fiesole, and easy 10km cycle. The restaurant up the road was delicious (10 min walk), and we enjoyed eating the wild blackberries on the way home. Charming place! I would return to Casa Palmira.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

The Casa Palmira is first of all respectful - if you want to get the company of the owners, you may, if you prefer to keep your privacy, you're most welcome too!
Friendly atmosphere. Astunda is very helpful, knowing how to guide tourists in her beautiful region. Very professional.
The rooms are clean, pleasant.
Breakfast is great - only good food, including the unforgettable scrambled eggs! You can take it outside, with a nice view on the garden. You feel at home.
Maybe a bit too close to the road, but honestly, this never prevented us from sleeping at night, or from enjoying the quietness of the surroundings.
Convenient both for heading to Fiezole and Firenzze, and for walking in the countryside.
Perfect, in other words.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

Casa Palmira is beautiful. We stayed 4 nights in rural Tuscany.
The room was beyond belief. The bed, furniture, artwork, wooden floor were incredible.
The living area downstairs was amazing, extremely comfortable with ambience, charm and a sense of history.
The location is rural and the local bus from Florence dropped us at the door of Casa Palmira. Assunta assisted with museum tickets and bookings, bus tickets and advice.
They assisted us in experiencing all that the local area had to offer.
The breakfasts were perfect for us. We had a beautiful Tuscan meal one night.
Assunta and Stefano treated us as special guests. Casa Palmira is a treat.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

We just returned from a week in Tuscany, of which we spent 4 nights at Casa Palmira. The hotel, an old stone house, is set in the countryside just 20 km from Florence and 10 km from Fiesole, a charming village with great shops, restaurants, and a stunning view of Florence.

The house is lovingly decorated, using sumptuous Tuscan linens and antique furniture to create a feeling of absolute charm. The rooms are large and all include a private bathroom. We immediately fell in love with the decor and felt right at home. The entire house is very warm and inviting.

There is a large common area downstairs with two large copper-topped dining tables, a cozy fireplace, and a corner where you can help yourself to coffee and tea throughout the day. There is also another seating area upstairs as well as a garden seating area outside.

The only drawback might be the rural location. It does take 20 minutes or so of hilly Tuscan driving to get into Florence and you must drive through parts of Florence itself to get on the highway to explore other parts of Tuscany. We didn't receive cell phone reception and went without internet access as well during our stay (which was a welcome change!) I personally loved the daily drive through the Tuscan hillside and can't imagine that a more convenient hotel, just off the highway would offer the same experience.

I would recommend this hotel to someone planning a road trip through Florence who wants a quiet, charming refuge with all of the traditional Tuscan trimmings.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

Assunta and Stephano were very helpful with directions, suggestions, reservations, etc. We had hoped to attend a cooking class but unfortunately Assunta became ill. We heard she was a marvelous cook. The common area was charming and inviting. The apartment was simply appointed, but adequate. We had two full baths, the larger of which had a septic problem that created a strong odor. They offered to move us to one of the b&b rooms, but we chose to close the door, use the one smaller bathroom and stay in the apartment because we enjoyed having a kitchen for snacks. The views surrounding the b & b were diappointing to me. I think I would have preferred somewhere that offered a view of the magnificent hills of Tuscany. All in all, however, a nice to place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Faentina 4 (SS 302) Localita Feriolo | Polcanto, 50030 Polcanto, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Polcanto
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Polcanto
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Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Casa Palmira Hotel Polcanto
Casa Palmira Italy/Polcanto

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