Had to present my fashion label www.pelliano.com at Pitti Immagine Uomo, one of Europe's biggest fashion fairs, held twice a year in Florence. With 35 degrees Celsius and myriad appointments, these events can be challenging. However, this time everything worked out fine.
After my first day, I head up to the hills of Tuscany, instead of residing in the city. I booked a room in the Villa Talente, about 20 minutes from Florence. It's a perfect crossing between a castle and a villa. Not too big, not too small. Service is excellence (my compliments to Andrea). For foodies, there's plenty of organic food and drinks.
I found both the surroundings (beautiful hills), the swimming pool and the interior decoration far beyond what you may normally expect in this price range. Large rooms and fine showers. For families or lovers alike: the Villa Talente comes warmly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded Chianti vineyards, Villa Talente is set in a restored 13th century villa. It offers an infinity pool, and luxury rooms with antique furnishings. Florence is a 30-minute drive away.All rooms at Villa Talente have terracotta floors and satellite TV. Each room provides an elegant private bathroom, equipped with hairdryer and toiletries. Some rooms feature wood-beamed ceilings and exposed brickwork.Breakfast at the Talente includes homemade cake and local fruit. It is served in the villa's kitchen, which still has the original medieval fireplace.Guests are free to explore the extensive ground, which host an old chapel and vestry, a paved courtyard and a loggia terrace. The infinity pool is heated, and offers panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside.Villa Talente is 36 miles north of Siena, and an 80-minute drive from Livorno. The estate provides free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Talente Italy/Tuscany