My family and I have been here a number of times. The last time was in August of 2012. I have a wife and 3 young kids. Typically we stay in Casabella; however we have also stayed in the separate house. Unless you are a large group, I would recommend staying in Casabella. My kids particularly like to get up and help the very friendly and dedicated staff set up for breakfast. I love to go for an early morning bike ride and then enjoy a glass of wine and a nice lunch by the side of the pool. To me this is such a relaxing way to spend a week: some great exercise in the morning, and then some relaxed fun with the family in the afternoon and evening.
The owners: Faye and Dimitri are really great people very switched on, multi-lingual (Italian, French and English) and very keen to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, whatever that means to you.
The agritoursmio makes some very nice wines including a Chanti Ruffino called Cedro and a very nice white called Pachar. All the wines are available for consumption in the restaurant. The restaurant “Mulino a Vento” serves great Tuscan Food, especially the steaks! The view at the restaurant is great: sun setting over the vineyards, with the glow of Florence in the distance.
I can recommend Fattoria Lovaccio for all types: for active people, the sunset horseback rides are really memorable, the cycling is world class, there is a fishing pond nearby, the pool is great for kids and there are all kinds of places for kids to run around safely. For foodies, the wine and oil are of the highest quality and Faye and co are more than happy to show you the inner workings of both the vineyard and the olive oil process. For the curious people, this hilltop is full of history, and Florence is nearby, for the shoppers a great discount mall called “The Mall” is also close. And finally for those that are happy to lie in a hammock and watch the world go by, this is also a great place.
We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fattoria Lavacchio is an ancient Organic Tuscan farm of the 16th century situated between the towns of Sieci and Pontassieve on the top of the "Montefiesole" hill (450 m), only 18Km distant from Florence. The Lavacchio Farm holiday resort is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, between incomparable landscapes and testifies the ancient presence of simple but great men, with fine taste. The landscape surrounding Casabella is well preserved and the ancient rural tradition has modernized itself in a moderate way. The farm has been completely redecorated and furnished with great care in order to ensure the most unforgettable and comfortable stay to our guests, it jhas been certified ecologic. With all its varied facilities, the Lavacchio farm holiday resort offers different vacation possibilities: either in comfortable rooms or suites with private bathroom or in independent fully equipped apartments, or in an independent villa with private pool and garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Fattoria Lavacchio Pontassieve, Italy