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 F "Fiammetta"
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” ."F" means FIAMMETTA 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 ; tv; library, internet wi-fi; fridge, microwave, toaster and tea/coffee machine; many games for children.
- Fiammetta bedroom : 1 queen-size bed , (possibility of 1 extra single bed and 1 cot free of charge )
ATTENTION : PRICE OFFERED IS FOR FIAMMETTA ROOM PER PERSON
- Margherita bedroom: 1 queen size bed and 2 single beds (possibility of 1 extra single bed and 1 cot free of charge )
- Lisa 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 4 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 ; tv; library, internet wi-fi; fridge; microwave, tea and coffee machines; games; high chair and cot for little children on demand.
Exterior: terrace with magnificent view ; outdoor furniture ; ping pong ; playground for children. Farmyard animals.
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 4 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 !
So, I had mixed reactions about staying here, and none of it was Isabella's fault, but my own. The Villa is beautiful and old-world (I think it's 500 years old?) and in a charming town of Carmignano, which is near Prato, Pisa, Siena and Florence. If you're interested in seeing all of those major cities, and have a few days or weeks to do so, this is great place. Isabella and her family are lovely, warm people, who make you feel welcome and are more than willing to give you suggestions or to even arrange for outings and excursions. However, if you, like me, were only in the area to visit Florence, and you only have a day or two, I would recommend staying in the city proper. Public transportation is confusing at best, and the inn isn't in the closest of places (I took a train of Firenze SMN, a charter bus to Poggio a Caiano and then Isabella's father picked me up to drive me to Carmignano; there is a bus that goes direct from Carmignano to Prato Centrale, which you can take into Firenze, but trying to figure out the bus schedule is a nightmare). All in all, I had a nice stay, but most of my stress came from trying to figure out how to get to and from Firenze from the inn.
A wonderful place for a lovely peaceful vacation. And if you have a car, you will double your joy! The villa is beautiful. Isabella and her lovely family are home worming and very nice people. Thanks again!
I loved staying at Isabella's beautiful Tuscan villa. I had such an amazing time, that I didn't want to leave. The home is set on a hill in a lovely town (Carmignano...where everything is in walking distance) that is within 30 minutes of Florence (highly recommend having a car). The Villa is just ridiculously beautiful, with antique furniture, frescoes, hidden doorways and Italian landscape paintings made by Isabella's grandfather. The view was stunning. It was so peaceful! There are birds, cats, dogs, and chickens calmly wandering around this gorgeous estate, it could not be more authentic and untouched. Isabella and her father were tremendous hosts, who both speak multiple languages! Isabella cooked us a delicious four course meal made with local produce, wine, and olive oil all made locally. The price is amazing for the quality and charm. You can also have a beautiful romantic dinner in the "tower" with the best view of Tuscany. We met and had dinner with the other lovely guests who had traveled from all over the world. I highly recommend a stay here and hope we have the opportunity to return one day.
Real histoircal house with good view of toscana. Isabella was super nice and kind I did not feel any inconvenience during my stay.
They did their best, the house is up on the hill with a very nice view, yet the BnB is still a little bit old.
Had an absolute fabulous time at Isabella's place. This place was perfect to take a break from my several months of backpacking around Europe. Her villa is one of the gorgeous places I have seen so far and the little town of Carmignano is just adorable (probably one of my favorite in Italy).
The room was clean and fresh towels were provided upon arrival. There is a decent breakfast (toast, coffee, sweet cakes) in the morning. You can also see the breathtaking view of Florence from the balcony while enjoying your morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.
Isabella is very sweet. I didn’t really get to see her much or try her famous dinner as she was busy with her swimming competition but she was always available through texts or emails.
The bus situation from Carmignano to Poggio a Caiano or Poggio a Caiano to Florence is little tricky. I couldn’t really figure it out during my stay but Isabella or her son gave me and the other girl staying at the villa rides several times. Thanks so much for that! Having a car would definitely save time if anyone is planning to visit lot of places. As for me, I was there just to relax. So, it did not really bother me at all.
Thanks Isabella for everything and really hope to come back again. Best wishes!
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