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“Residence Rocca del Palazzaccio-A very good accomodation to stay in Florence area and Toscany”

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Rocca del Palazzaccio Dolce Vita Living
Petach-Tikva
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“Residence Rocca del Palazzaccio-A very good accomodation to stay in Florence area and Toscany”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed at this residence during the last days of March 2013 with a great satisfaction.
Our hosts Jennifer and Francesco are very affable and give nice hospitality. We had a flat tire and Francesco without any hesitation suggested to help us. He took the tire with his car in order to repair it. We understood that if we have any problem we can be sure that our hosts will provide assistance. We had a nice apartment for 2 people. The location of the residence is very good since it is close to different roads to make tours in Toscana area but there is no need for a car for Firenze. You can just take the bus that is close to the residence.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jennifer_Francesco, Direttore at Rocca del Palazzaccio Dolce Vita Living, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thanks a lot for taking time for writing such a beautiful review. It was a real pleasure to meet you and to help you. We really hope to have you again soon.
Best regards,
Francesco and Jennifer
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Nokia
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed one week in Rocca del Palazzaccio and will surely be back many times in future. Our apartment was very nice and comfortable and the kitchen was nice for making breakfasts and cooking also other times when we felt like eating at the house, There were also nice tables outside and barbecue. The pool was amazing! But best of all are Jennifer and Francesco who really do their best to make everybody feel at home and enjoy their holidays, You can count on their assistance in any matter. So that is why we'll be back..

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Jennifer_Francesco, Direttore at Rocca del Palazzaccio Dolce Vita Living, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review.
We can't wait to see you again soon.
Best regards,
Francesco and Jennifer
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We were very happy with our stay in Rocca. Jennifer and Francesco did their best to serve us and help us organize our trip in major cities of Tuscany. The hotel is very nice , very close to Florence(by car 8-10 min) yet very quiet (very close to a forest). We were there in spring and the landscape was incredible. It is certainly the best choice if you want to see Florence and whole Tuscany by car.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Jennifer_Francesco, Direttore at Rocca del Palazzaccio Dolce Vita Living, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thanks a lot for your wonderful words, it was great having you here, our first guests from the beautiful Greece. We hope to see you again one day.
Best regards,
Francesco and Jennifer
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

This place is fantastic. After a long hot day doing the church and museum scene in Florence to return here for a swim and a relax was wonderful. The hosts, Jennifer and Francesco are we're caring and obliging . We felt we were part of the family. They have excellent local knowledge, we did a Chianti wine trip and had lunch at a great vineyard they suggested. I would recommend this place to anyone doing the Tuscan trip.
Carolyn & Ted,
Sydney,Australia

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jennifer_Francesco, Direttore at Rocca del Palazzaccio Dolce Vita Living, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Thanks a lot for your wonderful review, it was great to meet you and having fun together.
We really hope to see you again soon.
Best regards,
Francesco and Jennifer
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Stayed at the residence for a week of glorious Tuscan expereince. Apartment great - all facilites provided, and full kitchen a real bonus. Five min walk to supermarket - and the bus to Florence which takes 25 mins to get to the main railway station - no hassle, no parking wories!

Tavarnuzze has a market on Wednesday mornings which is a wonderful source of local produce - cheeses, meat, fish and vegetables.

Jen is a Kiwi, and Francesco an Italian so the best of both worlds - no language problems and great advice for restaurants, trips and experiences. Make sure you visit Casa Emma where the chianti classico is to die for!

Room Tip: Had a look at other apartments and they all look good - a great selection to choose from delending o...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Jennifer_Francesco, Direttore at Rocca del Palazzaccio Dolce Vita Living, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful review, it was great having you here with us.
We really hope to have you here again soon!
Best regards,
Francesco and Jennifer
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London, England
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Just back from staying at the wonderful Rocca del Palazzaccio (run by husband/wife team Francesco and Jennifer) in apartment number 7.

We had researched carefully what we wanted from our accommodation in Florence, and were encouraged by very positive reviews on Tripadvisor. Important to us were (1) good quality accommodation with an outside pool and sunbathing area; (2) a spacious, reasonably priced apartment; (3) an easy/quick journey to Florence, preferably by public transport to avoid us having to park a car, to allow us to visit Florence on several days; (4) a location which would also allow us to explore Tuscany’s lovely villages from the apartment base. Rocca del Palazzaccio met all this, and more.

We loved that we could walk to a nearby bus stop (within five minutes) and get on a bus which would take us to Florence within 15-20 mins, for less than EU5 for the two of us, return trip!

Our apartment - number 7 – was an upstairs spacious and very well equipped apartment with everything you could possibly need – a large double bed with bunk beds in the same room, and a convertible sofa bed in the open plan living/dining/kitchen room. There is also a fully fitted shower room. High quality bed linens; everything fresh and clean, and well maintained. We loved the window arrangements, which includes separate mesh panel, double glazed glass and finally wooden shutters which fit over the glass, as it was completely effective in keeping out mosquitos!!

The pool is great, along with ample sunbathing area, outside shower and high quality sunbeds and chairs which guests can use, which is fantastic on sunny days. There is plenty of parking space and most areas are paved/tiled making everything easy to access and use. Everything is well maintained and well kept. There is a relaxed, friendly, informal atmosphere.

On a lower level there is another large paved area covered by a gazebo, under which are tables and chairs that guests can use to dine alfresco. There is also a barbeque that guests can use, and if you are lucky to be there when Francesco holds one of his famed barbeques (as we were) it is an experience to be remembered.

Finally, no review of Rocca del Palazziccio would be complete without mention of Jennifer and Francesco, who absolutely go out of their way to ensure their guests’ stay is as pleasant as possible. Jennifer helped us find an itinerary/directions from Venice to Florence, where we explored Lake Garda and Verona. During our stay tickets to the Uffizi Gallery etc. were booked on our behalf, so we could avoid queues and maximise our time sightseeing. For our tour of Tuscany, Jennifer provided info. on local activities for us which included joining in laying a flower carpet in a nearby village, as well as details of wine tasting in Chianti (although it is Francesco who is the expert on local wine and food).

It seemed to us - travelling as a couple - that Rocca was ideal, but other couples were there with children and it seemed to be a very good fit for them, too. There are a number of apartments so it would also be a good consideration for larger families wishing to holiday together.

A really great and memorable stay at Rocca del Palazziccio. http://www.roccapalazzaccio.it/web/ita/index.php

Room Tip: Apartment 7 is upstairs, so there is a flight of stairs. It was large and airy. Open plan living...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jennifer_Francesco, Direttore at Rocca del Palazzaccio Dolce Vita Living, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thanks a lot for your wonderful review. We really think that the best part of our job is meeting people like you.
We hope to see you again soon.
Best regards,
Francesco and Jennifer
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Wow, when we arrived I thought "this is just gorgeous". We have travelled extensively as a family and this place can only be described as 'so wonderfully welcoming'. From the minute you arrive you can tell that every attention to detail has been taken care of to ensure that you will have a fabulous stay and that for Jen and Francesco it genuinely matters that you have the best possible holiday experience, they are truely wonderful hosts. We spent hours and hours searching the net for that special place in Tuscany for us and our teenage girls and in finding RRDP, we struck the 'jackpot'! We all really wished that we could have stayed longer ....... what can I say other than..... "we will be back!" x

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Jennifer_Francesco, Direttore at Rocca del Palazzaccio Dolce Vita Living, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Grazie mille for your kind review. It was great to meet you and your beautiful family.
We really hope to see you again one day.
Best regards,
arrivederci,
Francesco and Jennifer
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Property: Rocca del Palazzaccio Dolce Vita Living
Address: Via Palazzaccio 5 | Via Cassia 290, 50023 Tavarnuzze, Impruneta, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Impruneta > Tavarnuzze
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