near Castiglion Fiorentino, Southern Tuscany
Rooms are spread between the farmhouse and the Canonica (a
converted priests' house). They come in a variety of shapes and
sizes but they are basically of the same style, each named after a
flower (Clematis, Rosa Antica, Orchidea - denoted by
flower-sprigged straw hats hung on the walls). All have beamed
ceilings, shutters at the windows, white cotton bedspreads, wrought
iron headboards, kilims on glazed terracotta floors, white-washed
walls, hand-painted doors and matching furniture. The look is
classic Tuscan farmhouse - simple, uncluttered, hand-crafted
– but with an extra layer of comfort.
As in most old farmhouses, some of the rooms are a little dark, with small windows and sombre colours, but dark means cool - though they are all air conditioned except for the Single room (Mimosa) and the Double Charming. Each is provided with mineral water, fresh fruit and flowers (there was a huge vase of fragrant longi lilies in our room); some have sunny aspects and lovely views. The bathrooms (most just have showers) are clean and white-tiled, with bathrobes and L’Erbario Toscano toiletries.
Our choice would be sunny Suite Deluxe Peonia (in the Canonica, with a little living room and views of the hills) or the spacious Junior Suite Superior.
- WiFi Internet
- Central Heating