Recent Florence Museum of Natural History Reviews

  • Lovely first-time visit to Tuscany
    4 of 5

    We really enjoyed our stay. Diana was so welcoming and left us two bottles of wine and some olive oil produced on their estate. She also gave us a bottle of limoncello, again home-made, and a holiday cake as parting gifts--how thoughtful! The farmhouse was spacious for our family of four and decorated nicely with rustic charm. We used the large on-suite master and additional bedroom with two single beds upstairs, but there is an additional bedroom and two additional bathrooms downstairs for larger parties. The kitchen is good size and had everything we needed to cook, but we dined out most of the time. The house was centrally located for us and has beautiful views from the private rear garden out across the rolling Tuscan hills covered with grape vines and olive trees. It was, maybe 35 minutes to Florence (depending on traffic), an hour to Sienna, San Gimignano, and Pisa, and two hours to Cinque Terre, all places we visited during our stay. Note to anyone visiting Cinque Terre: Check trail status before going! We didn't unfortunately and found all of the seaside trails closed due to landslides :-( We ate dinner out almost every night at different local (non-touristy) restaurants with great Tuscan fare that were a short 5-15 minute drive by car, and very inexpensive vs. Swiss prices :-) The only downsides were that it took over a day to heat up the old stone house to an acceptable level (small on-demand water heater), and the beautiful fireplace doesn't draft that well so you have to leave the window open a bit to minimize smoke in the living room. Two issues that won't affect people visiting during the warmer tourist season. In summary, we had a fantastic stay, Diana was so hospitable and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again on a subsequent visit to the area. Chris & Amy

    Stayed: Dec 2018
  • Clean, tranquil, hospitable
    5 of 5

    Viviane is a wonderful host. She helped with transportation which was our only challenge with this location since we didn’t have a vehicle. Taxis are 35 to 50 Euros from the city center. However, I would do it again in a heartbeat. The house was exceptionally clean and functional. The location is very serene. I wish we could have stayed a month!

    Stayed: Dec 2018
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