What We Love
- A tranquil hillside retreat in glorious Tuscany, with breakfast, a bottle of wine and moreThe quirky touches in your room, like the huge gilt headboards, courtesy of artist Gabriele Nuzzarello
- Cooling off in the garden's lovely outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by ancient oak trees
- Savoring renowned cuisine and locally produced wine at the villa's restaurant
What To Know
- Dine at onsite Canto di Maggio restaurant
- This is a true boutique stay with only 12 rooms
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Impruneta, Villa Castiglione is in a rural location and within the vicinity of Piazza Garibaldi and Boboli Gardens. This apartment is within the vicinity of Ponte Vecchio and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower.
Make yourself at home in one of the 12 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and flat-screen televisions are provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and blackout drapes/curtains, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a rooftop terrace and a garden. Additional features at this apartment include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the apartment’s room service (during limited hours). While enjoying a refreshing dip in the apartment pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this apartment consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
The place is located on top of a hill up a crumbling Italian road far from anywhere - a car is mandatory as I can’t imagine going there without one.
The hotel seems to be a former convent and from certain rooms you have a view on the bell tower. The surroundings are a proper postcard of the tuscan countryside and icing on the cake, the view over Florence is fantastic.
The rooms are spacious, the size of the bed was king size and the mattress was firm and comfortable. Large bathroom too.
We have to say that the breakfast was really poor and the staff (when you could find them) were polite but not friendly or warm.
There is no real service as you would expect from a hotel: no one at the front desk, no one after 10pm (don’t forget your keys!!) you have to find someone in the kitchen if you want a sundowner.
The place is great for weddings and parties but you don’t get the feeling to be a guest if you fall outside this bracket...also there are deals galore on websites so dont pay more than €60 per room per night.
Finally, avoid Florence and head to Siena - it’s a revelation!
This is about Chef Alessio and the cooking classes he offers at the Villa. He designed two wonderful vegetarian menus on request. The class went for for 3 hours and it was a mixture of history, storytelling, visiting the herb garden and hands on cooking experience. This was interwoven with glasses of appropriate wine, cheeses from the area and the most wonderful views of Tuscan countryside through the windows. The food made in the class was then cooked and served up for dinner along with appropriate wine. The whole afternoon and evening was an experience not to be missed. It was so good I went again with more friends and tried the other vegetarian menu. Memories of these days will last long after the event.
Location & atmosphere is perfect! Nearly all the staff are superb and can't do enough for you! Restaurant is amazing (we ate outside overlooking Florence). One waiter is arrogant and rude and mosquitos are a problem by the pool.
The surrounding is beautiful, but the hotel is very bad and overrated. Why?
- The breakfast is really the worst we ever had in a hotel.
- the swimming pool is closed in the end of may. I'm not sure about you, but we desperate needed a swimming pool when it was 25 degrees outside.
- the pool bar is also closed, not sure why. But I think the barkeeper died from eating the breakfast.
What is good?
- rooms are large
- friendly people
If you are looking for a hotel near Florence but outside all it's caos, and you have a car this hotel will be a perfect choice. You will be able to visit all the surroundings (Pisa, Livorno, Volterra...).
All rooms are diferent decorated but the one we stayed at: "La Maison" was nicely decorated and completely comfortable.
Breakfast buffet was complete and good. We were able to get Capuccino and even one made with Soya milk (one of us is lactose intolerant).
Service good and helpful at all times.