Casa Palmira is the perfect solution for a holiday where experiencing the warm hospitality of Tuscany is the primary goal. Set only a short distance from the city center of Florence and Fiesole, these 6 B&B bedrooms and a self catering holiday apartment for 4 persons make the ideal base for travelling Tuscany. The warm and welcoming decor is the perfect extension of the owners personalities, both of whom truly enjoy sharing their home and gardens with the guests.
Assunta & Stefano have used color and wood accents to create an atmosphere which encourages you to relax and enjoy the good food, tranquil gardens, maybe take a dip in the pool or read a book on the terrace. The proximity of local restaurants and public transport are the key to making this vacation stress free.
An Authentic Tuscan Setting
Set on several floors, the old Tuscan barn has been completely restored and now offers a luminous and spacious vacation retreat. The well cared for garden which surrounds the house offers several options; take a nap in the shade, read a good book on the veranda or cool off in the private swimming pool. The owners have tables and chairs distributed and invite you to eat breakfast surrounded by the sounds of nature. Using the natural goodness that this area of Tuscany is known for, the breakfast is particularly rich with homemade jams and cakes, local cheeses and yogurts as well as the owner's specialty: fresh eggs enriched with the perfume of herbs from their garden. The large common room features an open kitchen area for programmed cooking lessons, or a snuggle in front of the traditional styled fireplace radiates warmth with the playful combination of colors. Using a creative mix of wood, flowers and personal accents Assunta and Stefano have created a delicious space for a holiday retreat. Particularly striking, is the use of natural light throughout the common areas, even on a cloudy day the rooms are luminous.
The 6 double bedrooms are located on the first and second floor of the B&B. Each room, with a distinct personality, are angled to take full advantage of the lovely cared for gardens, the crisp fresh sounds of nature and the Mugello landscape. Most are furnished with a romantic canopy bed and include a single bed for a third person or for friends travelling together yet looking for some privacy. The furnishings, many handmade by Stefano, give a natural homey feel to the bed and breakfast which reflect the owners personalities. There is only one self catering vacation apartment, with its own private garden area, and it is much requested. It is set on two floors and has two bedrooms with each with a private bathroom as well as a cosy kitchen and dining area. This apartment is suitable for a couple or a family with children.
A Car-Free Vacation
The bus stop is located less 100 meters away, and offers frequent trips into Florence. Casa Palmira is ideal for those who want to travel Tuscany but long to relax in the tranquil countryside of Tuscany. Mugello, a green mountainous zone to the north of Florence, is well known for it's food, wine and cheese - all of which can be sampled at Casa Palmira when you request dinner to be made, or better yet, let Assunta & Stefano introduce you to the culinary delights of Italy with a cooking class or a visit to the local food market. If you feel like being a bit pampered, then you can walk to one of the two acclaimed restaurants close by. The trip to Florence is less than 20 km by car or bus. An extra plus for those who are using public transport, the owners will help coordinate a late night pickup from Fiesole, a romantic little town close by which is easily reached from Florence by bus at all hours and has many restaurants, shops and open air concerts at the Roman amphitheater.
Easy to Travel all of Tuscany
It is the proximity to Florence that makes Casa Palmira an ideal countryside stay while still being able to travel and visit all of Tuscany. With only a short trip, one is at the main train station in Florence for trips to Pisa, Siena and Arezzo or in less than 20 km one can gain access to major roads that will take you into Chianti, Montepulciano and San Gimignano. The owners are always available assist you in planning out the day, including many helpful suggestions about local vineyards, farms and sites nearby as well as offering itineraries for visiting some of the better knowns sites throughout Tuscany.