Villa La Topaia is located at the top of a hill from which it dominates over the surrounding valley. The farm house is a few kilometers from Borgo San Lorenzo, in the green countryside of the Mugello valley, 25 km from Florence.
La Topaia has 8 comfortable rooms: 6 nice double rooms with bathroom, a suite with a queen size bed, bathroom, and a suite with a double room, a single room, bathroom. All rooms and suite are located inside the historical Villa La Topaia.
A large, beautiful outdoor swimming pool, 6 x 12 m, is available during the summer;
The rich and fertile soil of Mugello is the foundation of the family’s farm which produces barley, wheat, field beans, sunflowers and in the last few years, an excellent Merlot. The owner’s enjoy cooking and you can reserve your spot at their table or join Daniella in the kitchen to learn how she uses the fresh vegetable and fruits from her garden and orchard.
The agriturismo B&B is set on three floors. The ground floor is the lobby and the dining area where a robust breakfast is served every morning. At breakfast, guests will also find fresh homemade products made with the ingredients from the farm as well as the sweet jams of the fruit grown in the orchard of La Topaia. On the first and second floor the 8 bedrooms and suites are laid out with panoramic views of the peaceful landscape. For families traveling with small children there are two double bedrooms with a communicating door. Ideal: a quiet area for the kids while ensuring Mom and Dad some much needed privacy...and romance. There are two mini suites, one of which is a triple, which include a comfortable bed, a table for meals and a secret kitchen area for making light meals, a cup of tea or preparing a snack. The bedrooms boast an eclectic decor of typical Tuscan furnishing and bright colors and international accents.
Daniela, the owner and chef, has her kitchen on the ground floor and guests can request to have dinner prepared at the farmhouse. Or engage in a cooking class where Daniela, whose dishes are well-renowned for being wonderful examples of traditional recipes from Mugello. She will show you how to make them at home and sharing some of her best kept secrets, starting with using fresh products produced by La Topaia and other local farms. The service is available in the evening only upon request. They offer a fixed menu with the local dishes using seasonal ingredients.
A Villa with History
Agriturismo La Topaia with its B&B rooms and mini suites, dates back to medieval times, during the 13th and 14th centuries and is the heart of the farmstead. Built in various stages during the course of the years, the manor house was the only building on the farm until the 1800s. After this a large farmhouse, barn and loggia were added creating a strange floorplan that adds character to the building.
Villa La Topaia is known in literary circles for having provided the setting for the poet Dino Campana and the writer Sibilla Aleramo while she was a guest at La Topaia. In the letters exchanged by the lovers, the villa is often cited. The picturesque setting of sunflowers, vineyards and the scenic hills of Mugello were a an inspiration not only to the passionate love story but also their literary works.
Comfort in the Garden
The ample grounds are well maintained and compliment the green surroundings in the middle of Mugello. Daniella and her husband have included a large gazebo in front of the villa where evening meals are served and small parties can be arranged. Here you become part of the scenery and can truly enjoy the fresh air and fields of sunflowers, grain and more. Their son, Matteo handles the poolside bar with cold drinks and light snacks during the day, a romantic covered area in the garden for reading the newspaper or relaxing after a long afternoon exploring the countryside. There is private car parking close to the villa.
The gardens offer lots of room for kids to romp and let off energy. There is also a welcome for small pets upon request. The large pool surrounded by the families vegetable garden and lush fruit trees is crystal clear and inviting: a marvellous way for enjoying a little bit of fresh relax!
La Topaia is located in the heart of Mugello, at the foothills of the Tuscan Apennines and is 3 km from Borgo San Lorenzo.
From the Farmhouse La Topaia, it is possible to easily reach all of the characteristic villages in Mugello including the major attractions in the area: Bilancino Lake, where it is possible to watersurf, sail or fish, Barberino di Mugello Designer Shopping Outlets, and the Mugello Race Circuit at Scarperia. The Mugello valley offers a great variety of hiking trails for anyone wishing to discover the area on foot and enjoy time outdoors. The La Topaia Farmhouse is located just 25 km from Florence so it is also ideally located for anyone wishing to visit the city and its historical monuments on day trips.