Our trip to Tuscany included an 8 day stay at Fonte Al Canale, one of the 2 properties run by Floyd Sully. The location in old Tuscany is incredible. The villa is a working farm, however during March only spring preparations are underway. Fonte Al Canale is a second storey apartment with a fully equipped kitchen. Numerous bedrooms make for a variety of guest opportunities. The stone building has been renovated with modern amenities, however it retains its feeling of an old Tuscan farmhouse with the stone floor, fireplace and walls. The area is quiet and peaceful providing a restful and tranquil stay. Fonte Al Canale is well situated for exploring Tuscany whether it be hiking in the National Park behind the villa or day trips by car. Our day trips consisted of travel to many small villages and towns in the area, some lasting for full day excursions and others providing a 1/2 day sojourn. Exploring this part of Tuscany provides insight into the history of Italy - the Etruscan settlements, the Renaissance era - nothing much has changed. The villages perched upon the hilltops are obscure from a distance, historically providing the much needed camouflage from intruders. The stone and brick buildings surround the village centre of the Castle and Duomo. Lifestyles are quiet and subdued. Weekly 'markets' are experienced in the villages where produce and goods are delivered by mobile 'stores' once a week. The spring colours are amazing with the deep greens of the newly sprouting fields and the yellow hues of the first buds appearing on the trees. Fonte Al Canale, perched upon a hilltop itself, provides some stunning views of the Tuscan countryside below and amazing sunset experiences. We would definitely return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Canto Del Vento operates two properties, Podere Siena and Fonte Al Canale. They are two kilometres apart. Both were working farms and been completely restored featuring modern amenities including a swimming pool at each villa. Both villas are situated with views overlooking the Tuscan hills. Fonte Al Canale has a mature garden with numerous pathways and a wide variety of plants. Podere Siena can accommodate 14 persons comfortably and Fonte Al Canada can accommodate 10 persons. Both properties are ideal as a family and friends holiday centre. ... more less