We enjoyed our stay at Poggio al Sieve thoroughly and would love to go back. In our eyes it's the ideal location for visiting Tuscany and in particular Florence. Vicchio is in the Mugello valley north of Florence and it's a bit more quiet and relaxed than some places further south, yet within 20-30 minutes reach of the Autostrada del Sol.
You can also walk to the train station which takes you into Florence in an hour.
Vicchio has a small coop supermarket and a greengrocer, some restaurants, pizzarias and trattorias plus a gelatoria. The town is quite compact, so all is within reach of Poggio al Sieve.
Poggio al Sieve is wonderfully located overlooking Vicchio and the valley. There is a lovely 25m swimming pool and sun loungers and enough outside seating. The flat itself is well stocked with cutlery, crockery, a fridge-freezer, washing machine and dish washer, plus a rack for the washing. The table inside seats four. There are mosquito nets in front of the windows...