Fattoria reception was closed when we arrived (4pm) - took an hour to get keys to appartment (from the Borgo reception). Information signs etc not terrribly helpful. Appartment was in a small complex next to the road, detatched from the rest of the site - had its own small pool and gardens (but we were able to park 25m from the front door - unlike the rest of the site). Reasonably quiet, comfortable, but bedrooms very dusty, and kitchen area needed a makeover. Struggled to get a large suitcase up the spiral staircase to the bedroom. Rooms rather dark - small windows with some honeycombe-bricked - presumably to keep cool in summer. Staff very friendly and obliging. Good base for visiting Pisa, Volterra (by car) and Florence (took the train from Pontedera). Didnt use site restaurants - we were closer to the Tigli Pizzeria - very fair prices. Reasonable supermarket in Forcoli (10 mins drive), small shop and some restaurants in Palaia. Mosquitoes etc were a bit of a problem - used an insect spray inside the appartment and repellant for sitting out, but still ended up buying anti-histamine cream. Access from the Fi-Pi-Li autoroute tortuous (local roads winding and narrow), best to go via Pontedera junction, then Forcoli, rather than Palaia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fattoria di Colleoli is situated in the beautiful countryside in the heart of Tuscany, a stone’s throw from Pisa, Florence, Volterra, San Miniato, Siena and San Gimignano. This ancient complex dates back to the 17th century and is situated on the hills of Chianti, rich in vineyards and olive-groves.Its farm houses have been carefully restored and converted into apartments in typically Tuscan rustic style with lovely terracotta floors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fattoria Di Colleoli Hotel Palaia
- Fattoria Di Colleoli Palaia, Tuscany, Italy