Bnb in historical tuscan villa "La Rocca" in the heart of Tuscan countryside, placed in the outskirt of Florence at top of the hill of Carmignano with a particular magnificent view on the valley of Florence - Prato - Pistoia .
5 rooms available! This is room L "Lisa"
ATTENTION PLEASE: OUR B&B IS CLOSED IN WINTER (NO HEATING!) . WE WILL BE OPENED AGAIN HALF APRIL 2014. THANK YOU!
B&B in tuscany countryside “La Rocca” ."L" means LISA room
B&B in the heart of Tuscan countryside, placed in the outskirt of Florence at top of the hill of Carmignano in an extremely suggestive position closed to the ancient tower “Rocca di Carmignano” (XI sec.) as well as to the church S.Michele (famous for the painting “Visitazione” by Pontormo) , with a particular magnificent view on the valley of Florence – Prato e Pistoia. B&B La Rocca is located in a historical Tuscan villa dated XVI-XVI century recognized by the province administration of historical interest.
From B&B La Rocca you can easily reach the most beautiful cities of art in Tuscany : Florence (25 km) , Lucca (57 km), Pisa (67 km), Siena (80 km) and of course Prato (13 km) and Pistoia (18 km)., as well as some historic villages like for example Vinci (just 15 km) , Artimino (6 km), S. Gimignano (52 km)….
Even though the center of Carmignano is walking reachable in 5 minutes, the villa is surrounded by nature with its olive grove and orchard ; and people can experience a holiday in touch with nature (farmyard animals in the property). The area is safe, quiet , and relaxing, and at the same time closed to all amenities such as shops, bus stop: 200 mt (to Florence, Prato, Pistoia).
Many sport activities are offered in the vicinity: mountain bike (several funny traks of Montalbano easily reachable); cycling (famous tours starting from la Rocca direction Vinci/San Baronto or Florence /chianti hills or Pistoia/Abetone); outdoor pool with slide (5 km), tennis courts with the possibility of qualified lessons (1,5 km), The 18-hole Golf club Le Pavoniere (5 km), Fishing (2 km), Horse Riding (5 km).
The rooms are in rustic/romantic style and are cool even in the hottest period of summer; air conditioning is not necessary in this house !. Natural awakening by the cockcrow.
In the B&B you will find:
-historical living room with ancient billiard table ; bar; tv; library, internet wi-fi; games; many games for children.
-Margherita bedroom: 1 queen size bed and 2 single beds (possibility of 1 extra single bed and 1 cot free of charge )
-Fiammetta bedroom : 1 queen-size bed , (possibility of 1 extra single bed and 1 cot free of charge )
-Lisa bedroom : 2 single beds
ATTENTION: Price quoted is for LISA bedroom
-bathroom closed to the 3 bedrooms with shower, bath, toilet, sink, bidet .
Service included: bed linen and towels provided; final cleaning; breakfast; parking
Shared amenities and services available to renters:
Interior: historical living room with ancient billiard table ; bar; tv; library, internet wi-fi; games; high chair and cot for little children on demand.
Exterior: terrace with magnificent view ; outdoor furniture ; ping pong ; playground for children. Farmyard animals.
Parking spaces: 3
Activities onsite: ping pong, billiard, playground for children, bicycle available-
Possibility of BIOLOGICAL breakfast..
Possibility of long period stay (SPECIAL PRICE) with the use of the kitchen (Extra) . For more information please contact the owner.
Notices: pets allowed (prior arrangement with the owner)
Location: Florence Peretola airport: 19 km, Pisa airport: 68 km, Carmignano center : 200 mt. with pharmacy , grocery stores, restaurants and pizzeria, tobaccos etc. .. - Bus stop 200 meters. - Supermarket: 4 km, Mall 10 km; Prato Central Train Station 13 km, Hospital 13 km .
In the vicinity:
Museum of the vine and wine in Carmignano, Etruscan Archeological Museum Artimino, Medici Villa in Poggio a Caiano and Artimino, the Romanesque parish church of S. Leonard Artimino, Leonardo’s city and museum in Vinci and so on..
B&B Year of construction: XVI-XVII century - Date of last renovation : B&B rooms and bathroom April 2012
Important: price offered is per person , per night. Not all the 3 rooms have the same price. Kindly contact the owner for all information on the matter.
Guests have access to an historical living room with ancient pool table in the middle; to a balcony with magnificent view on Tuscany landscape and Florence ; to the garden with flowers, lemon trees, courtyard animals, olive trees and fruit trees, outdoor furniture, ping pong, playground for children, parking places
Interaction with Guests
I am living with my children and my parents in another portion of the villa ! Therefore we are always at your disposal for any request and need when possible . We are happy to help you with information and suggestion about our beautiful Tuscany !!!
Isabella Toti - Carmignano (Po)
What I like in the vicinity:
A part from the wonderful beautiful tuscan cities like Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa ...this is what I like to visit in the area of our bnb :
The village of Carmignano and especially the ancient fortress "la Rocca" on the top of the hill with its magnificent view by day and by night ; the vien and wine in Carnignano, Etruscan Archeological Museum Artimino, Artimino little medieval village with Medici Villa; the Medici villa in Poggio a Caiano; Vinci : Leonardo’s city and museum, just 20 min by car from bnb la Rocca !!!
The center of Carmignano is walking reachable in 5 minutes. In Carmignano you can find a pharmacy , few grocery stores, good restaurants and pizzeria, tobaccos etc. .
The bus stop is 500 mt far from the bnb .
By bus you can reach the most important cities ( Florence , Prato, Pistoia and you have also connection to Pisa, Lucca and Siena)
Here are some other distances from our bnb:
Florence Peretola airport: 19 km, Pisa airport: 68 Supermarket: 4 km, Mall 10 km; Prato Central Train Station 13 km.
Other Things to Note
SPORT !!Many sport activities are offered in the vicinity: mountain bike (several funny traks of Montalbano easily reachable); cycling (famous tours starting from la Rocca direction Vinci/San Baronto or Florence /chianti hills or Pistoia/Abetone); outdoor pool with slide (5 km), tennis courts with the possibility of qualified lessons (1,5 km), The 18-hole Golf club Le Pavoniere (5 km), Fishing (2 km), Horse Riding (5 km).
Here are some rules in bnb La Rocca:
In bnb La Rocca the check-in and check-out time is FREE and EASY !!
But kindly advice about your check-in time in advance so that we can wait for you.
Kindly advice if you are coming by car or by public transport .
If you come by car we will open the gate at the time you have specified (no bell at the gate ).
If you come by public transport we have to pick you up in Carmignano or Poggio a Caiano because the center of Carmignano is very closed to the bnb but it's uphill and with luggages it is too hard.
Inside the bnb:
Please respect other guests
Please respect the ancient villa and furniture
Please do not waste electricity and water . In Italy it is very expensive. Please switch off lights when it is not necessary.
Please leave the keys in your room before departure.
Smoking is not allowed inside the bnb
Pets are allowed prior arrangement with the owner.
Enjoy your stay !
Thank you, Isabella, I loved to stay at your B&B. I had not much time but I enjoyed the views, the ancient building, the beautiful village surrounding, foggy views in the mornings and evenings, sunlight in the breakfast room and nice talks to others guests. Many thanks to your mother for introducing me to the house and the surrounding when arriving and to you for making my arrival easy. I enjoyed and would like to come back. Best regards and ciao ciao!
We had a wonderful time at this peaceful and charming house. Our hostess and her family were kind and helpful.
Isabella es una de las mejores anfitrionas que he tenido la suerte de conocer. Su villa es perfecta para relajarse y Carmignano es un pueblo muy tranquilo que invito a la creatividad. Los días que pasé acá fueron tranquilos y provechosos y para ello Isabella no tuvo más que la mejor disposición.
I liked it. The region is very interesting. In Carmignano you will find one of the greatest paintings of the Renaissance, will be impressed by the amazing views and wonderful nature. The village is located relatively close to the city of Prato, Florence and it is convenient to get in Carmignano. Nearby there are two villas of the Medici family and the city of Leonardo Vinci, reachable by a wonderful mountain road.
Villa of Isabella has a long and interesting history. This is a special place for those who like to live in a place where you feel the old days. It was pretty neat, very tasty dinners. Be sure to book dinner at the Villa. Isabella is very delicious cooking.
Isabella is very very friendly and she is a great cook! The town is like a foodie heaven. The resturant that we randomly picked made great food better than many ones in the country and inexpensive! Honestly the house is a little bit old though and there were mosquito. Except that, everything else is perfect. Btw, we met awesome people there! Wonderful experience! Absolutely recommend it if you would like to enjoy the contry life and not too care about fancy accommodation!
I had a lovely stay at Isabella’s amazing villa. Unfortunately, Isabella wasn't there for the duration of my stay but I got to meet the rest of the family and they couldn't have been more hospitable. Isabella’s son Niccolo went out of his way to make my stay a pleasant one - if anything, he acted more like my own personal tourguide and chaperone, happy to take me here and there around his hometown. Needless to say, I was quite surprised and humbled by his generosity with his time. The villa itself is a lovely old house and allows you to have an authentic Tuscan experience in the beautiful countryside. Despite its’ age, it was well maintained and the rooms were very comfortable and clean.
There is one thing that I feel important to point out though for those considering this as accommodation - if you are looking for a relaxing, invigorating, and educational experience of the beautiful and historic Tuscan COUNTRYSIDE and surrounding villages, with a down-to-earth and traditional Tuscan family - this place is perfect for you. If you just want to experience the city of Florence possibly enjoy your evenings there and are relying on public transport then you may want to reconsider, as the Villa is quite isolated as far as public transport in the evening is concerned. However, if you have a car, this wouldn't be a problem at all. The isolation from Florence didn't negatively affect my experience at all, it just made it different. In fact, I believe I had a more rewarding experience because of it. A big thank you to Isabella and here lovely family!!!
It is really an amazing experience to stay with Isabella and her house. She and her family is so kind and nice and made me feel at home. The house is a museum where you can see the beautiful Toscana view and know the history of Italy. In a word, it made me lost and felt in love with the place. I definitely will come back again. Thanks Isa for your kind help when we stayed.
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