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 !
Isabella is an awesome lady... She went out of her way to make sure I had everything I needed.. My only regret is that I didn't have more time to stay with her.... She is a wonderful cook and very hard worker...If jI ever get to visit again, I will stay with her again... Thanks for everything!
Isabella was very nice and showed us around in the villa and explained about the area and gave us advices on what to visit - even though we arrived quite late in the evening, around 22h. It was quite easy to find the place with the GPS. Tha house and its surrounding is amazing, has a great historical and very Tuskan and rural atmoshphere. It is extremely silent and the view is amazing from the terrace, you can even see the dome of Florence. We had a very nice room, with authentic furniture, with shared bathroom, all very clean and nice.
The breakfast was various and sufficient, with home-made cakes, breads and jams. There is also a possibility to have a romantic dinner in the tower of the villa, cooked by Isabella, which we didn't try due lack of time, but which we will definitely won't miss the next time! :)
Florence can be reached in about 45 min by car - that was our main destination, but there are plenty of nice and worth-to-see places closer, for example Vinci with the Leonardo Museum.
All in all, our experience in Carmignano was far better than expected and I can only recommend Isabella as a host! :)
I am sure that we will come back to Tuskany and stay here again! :)
C'était une vraie surprise de découvrir cette maison formidable et Isabella très sympathique et accueillante. Elle nous a renseigné sur la région et le petit déjeuner avec des produits maison était super.
Wunderbare, alte toskanische Villa mit einem traumhaften Blick über den Ort Carmignano und das Tal. Übernachtungsmöglichkeit der besonderen Art. Bis in den Ort ist es nicht weit. Dort finden sich einige Restaurants und Kneipen.
Isabella ist eine sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin und hatte gute Tipps für unseren Tagesausflug nach Florenz.
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.
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