About This Listing
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"
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.
- Lisa bedroom: 2 single beds
ATTENTION Price offered is for room LISA per person
-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 )
- Alessia bedroom : 2 single beds
- Elena bedroom: 3 single beds (possibility of 1 extra single bed and 1 cot free of charge )
- 2 bathrooms closed to the 5 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: 5
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 5 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. The picking up from Carmignano and Poggio a Caiano on your arrival day is free of charge .From other places (ex Florence airport, Signa train station..) we ask a tip to cover fuel costs.
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 (it is possible on the balcony)
Pets are allowed prior arrangement with the owner.
Enjoy your stay !
I stayed here for a few nights and really wish I had a few extra days to spend here. Everything was better then described and Isabella was both very friendly and a great help in answering every one off my many, many questions. She even let me know about local places to goto eat, and see. I spent most of my time in Florence, so I didnt really get to see much of the Carmignano, but what I did see was breath taking (sunrise and sunset / view fun terrace is worth waking up early for). The check in was smooth, the room very comfortable (I haven't slept that good in ages) and the common area was nice as well. I definitely recommend this place and will definitely try and take another short trip there soon.
Isabella's place is fantastic. Quiet and peaceful out in the countryside. Our room was lovely and comfortable. We dined and conversed with the other guests in the common area. There are beautiful views to be had walking around the surrounding neighborhood. A bit tough to find at night by car, but we eventually found it with the help of friendly neighbors.
We stayed 3 nights with Isabella on our two week trip through Italy which included Venice, Florence, Rome and Sorrento.
The highlight of our trip was definitely our time with Isabella. We had the most amazing stay in Carmignano! Her home is fantastic and the view is breathtaking. Her and her family really make you feel welcome.
If you choose to stay here make sure to set aside time to spend in Carmignano as the restaurants are fantastic and the people in town are all so nice.
I also recommend having dinner with Isbella and her family, it was one of the highlights of our trip. She makes a full home cooked meal for less than €20 and the food is amazing!
Things to keep in mind: make sure to look up and understand the bus schedule before you go, it can be a bit confusing at first. There is also a pretty steep hill you have to walk up to get to the villa if you don't have a car, if you have knee or back problems you will probably need a car. Don't let this hinder your decision to stay here, it's an amazing place to stay!!
Loved my stay in Carmignano - simply lovely view from the terrace all the way to Florence, tranquil village with plenty of dining options, lots of history to explore in the area and Isabella looks out for every guest's welfare. Make sure you sample her cooking. Thanks Isabella!
Très agréable séjour chez Isabella. La maison se situe dans un très beau cadre, avec une très belle vue sur la vallée. Isabella est accueillante et disponible pour donner de bons conseils. Idéalement situé, on recommande!
Its a really nice place, with amazing views of Toscany in general and Florence. You can relax on there and enjoy walking through pathways and visiting villages around. Isabella is kind, polite and helpful; we recommend that place!
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