Located in Florence's historic heart the B&B is a 10-minute walk to the Duomo and the church of Santa Croce. On entering the reception area, from the ancient stairs, you will feel immediatelly the atmosphere of antiquity. Each of the eleven beautiful and spacious rooms has its own unique style, furnished with antiques, but not neglecting the modern comforts of a king-size bed, flat-screen tv, satellite tv, internet access on request, a minibar and a personal safe. Most of the rooms open onto a quite inner courtyard with table and chairs.
The west coast of Elba Rental car pick-up Type: Fiat Punto Evo 1.2 or similar Pick-up location: Florence Exhibition/Convention Centre Via Pisa Distance 200 km Travel time: 2:30 h
You will drive through the Arno Valley to the mouth of the river at Pisa. The city with the famous Leaning Tower and medieval old town has been named a world heritage site by UNESCO and is worth a visit. From there you will proceed southwards along the Italian Riviera to Piombino.
The 18th century villa sits in a large park overlooking the sea just east of the Bay of Portoferraio. It was designed by a famous Livorno architect and the original frescos that adorned the main salon and many of the rooms have been expertly restored. Stunning views of the sea can be enjoyed from the upper rooms. The former residence was thoroughly renovated before being converted into a luxury hotel with individually controlled air-conditioned rooms, spacious bathrooms and numerous other modern conveniences. Guests can relax in the swimming pool, exercise in the fitness room or enjoy an excellent meal under age-old palm trees in the park.
Renaissance hill town: Montepulciano Ferry to the mainland Through Maremma Distance: 160 km Travel time: 3:00 h
Narrow, almost deserted roads wind their way upwards through a sparsely populated area in the Maremma region to the highest mountain in Tuscany, Mount Amiata (1,738 m). An overwhelming view of Tuscany awaits those who undertake the trip to the top of the extinct volcano.
Located in the middle of Tuscany's premier wine-producing region, the palazzo sits on a hill overlooking the historical centre of Montepulciano. The recently restored property has exclusive rooms, all decorated with antique furniture. From the rooms and terrace guests can enjoy spectacular views of the valleys and vineyards of Chiana and Orcia. The wine bar offers products from the best estates in Tuscany, complemented by local cheeses and other Tuscan delicacies. The hosts gladly organise wine-tastings and tours of local vineyards producing the prestigious Nobile di Montepulciano wine.
Urban life in a medieval city: Siena Southern Toscany Distance: 60 km Travel time: 1:00 h
Just west of Montepulciano you will pass through Pienza, a Renaissance town. The surrounding valley were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004. From there you will proceed to Montalcino, where you can enjoy a splendid view from the fortress.
A cypress alley will lead you to 800 acres of majestic hill country near Vagliagli, a private Chianti Classico estate, where you can enjoy Italian nature, art, fashion and La Dolce Vita. This is now one of the most elegant guesthouses on a working wine estate in Tuscany. Here some of Italybest and most famous wine is produced.
Through Chianti Distance: 60 km Travel time: 1:00 h
The picturesque landscape between Florence and Siena is considered the heart of Tuscany. Vineyards, cypresses, historic townships and villages dot rolling hills. Here the grapes are cultivated for one of Italy's most famous wines: the Chianti Classico.
Rental car drop off Drop off location: Florence, Airport
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