Fabulous Authentic Tuscan Farmhouse
Spent 4 nights at this 500 year old Farmhouse as part of a whirlwind tour of Europe and it was clearly the highlight of our trip. If you want the best of Tuscany, this is it. The farmhouse is located in the beautiful tuscan hills - gorgeous views and sheep grazing below - braying donkey nearby, and is an authentic example of stone architecture of the region, yet is fully modern and updated. The landscaping is gorgeous with stone paths lined with blooms and a tressle of flowers and vines. Outdoor dining at charming rustic table, and a tree swing and canopied swing down below. Beautiful country setting but not far from Florence.
Heavy, beautiful wood doors and wooden shutters on the windows with authentic hardware, wooden beams on the ceilings, a giant fireplace complete with hanging pots...the decor was magazine perfect of what a Tuscan farmhouse should look like. Yet the garden tub in the master suite, excellent hot water supply and water pressure in both bathrooms, and gas stove and commercial type meat slicer in the large kitchen along with every possible kitchen utensil supplied, made our stay in 21st century comfort lovely.
The master suite was spacious and had a stained glass door. The upper level has a bathroom (with shower) and one bedroom for 2 people and another bedroom for 2 people and a loft with sleeping for 2 more up an open staircase within the bedroom.
Plenty of living space between the huge eat-in farm kitchen, the living room and a separate little sun room...not to mention the outdoor spaces.
We would have loved to just stay and relax all day,swing in the swing and watch the sheep graze, but reluctantly left to go sightseeing - very easy access to Florence by car or train. We opted for the train to avoid parking issues - the train station was nearby and a round trip day ticket was between 7 and 8 euro per person for the approx 30 minute ride each way. Free parking right by the train station. Regular service till about 8:30pm. Came into the main train station in Florence a short walk from all the attractions. After a day in Florence, we were glad to be able to come back to the tranquility of the countryside. Also did a day trip to Cinqueterre and Pisa very conveniently.
Nearby Autodrome had car racing but we didn't have time to check it out. We did go to the nearby village of Scarperia which was charming and a typical tuscan village. NO FOREIGN TOURISTS IN SIGHT!!! and prices that reflected it as well.
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