Marignolle Relais and Charme
What We Love
- Continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Secluded hillside location just six miles from Florence
- Check-in time is from 1:30 p.m.
- The hotel can arrange cooking classes at the property
What To Know
- The swimming pool is closed October through May
- There's no official restaurant on the premises, but the hotel can prepare light Tuscan dishes on request
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In the Florentine hills, six miles from the Tuscan capital, Marignolle Relais & Charme is an intimate 10-room family-owned hotel. This converted farmhouse was originally built as a country retreat to escape the city heat and is now managed by the second generation of the Bulleri family. It’s Italian to the core, with rustic fireplaces and large windows looking out over the garden, which is studded with cypresses, broom bushes and pine trees.
Bed & Bath
The 10 guestrooms (four of which are junior and superior suites) are appointed with antiques, parquet floors and spacious white tile bathrooms. Each is different, but the overall look is classic and refined, with period prints and floral fabrics. They all have air conditioning, large closets, free WiFi and tea- and coffeemaking facilities. All overlook the garden or the inner courtyard.
Head to the panoramic terrace for a glass of local Chianti. Thanks to the intimate size of the property, the terrace and the outdoor pool feel almost private. Guests who love Italian food (and who doesn’t?) can take part in a cooking class with owner Paola Bulleri to learn the secrets of traditional Tuscan cuisine. However, there’s no restaurant on the premises. The property is a great base for exploring Tuscan treasures; the cities of Siena, Arezzo and Montepulciano, as well as the ancient Etruscan town of Volterra, are all just a one- to two-hour drive away.
In the Area
Chianti is a charming region of hills between Florence, Siena and Arezzo, and the hotel can help organize a wine tour. After a few glasses, go for a stroll in the medieval town of San Gimignano, known as the city of beautiful towers. In Florence the Uffizi Gallery is the one museum art lovers never get tired of. One of the oldest in the world, it houses some of the most important masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. But the Accademia is where you can get close to Michelangelo’s David in a historic museum designed by Giorgio Vasari in the 1500s.
How to Get There
We were looking for a place in the Tuscan countryside but close to Florence and this place was perfect! The grounds and pool were immaculate and felt like Tuscan Heaven. The rooms were a very nice size and I felt like I was in my own little villa. Lorenzo took care of anything we needed including being our guide on a Chianti tour. Definitely recommend going to the winery which includes lunch - Amazing food and Chianti! We set the tour up with Lorenzo before we arrived and he also got us the skip the line tickets to the Uffizi and recommended a wonderful place for Florentine Steak. The Cab to Florence was about $20. We were also able to take the 15 minute beautiful countryside walk into town for Mass. I definitely hope to be back one day!
Booked by chance simply based on their site (!) Has become our ref. place to be in Tuscany. Highly recommended.👍Great hosts ( thanks Lorenzo for your outstanding hospitality 🙏). Farm house setting with spacious and home like rooms in a wonderful sourounding. Small enough pool to relax after days out in the Tuscany country side. Kids and not only appreciated every day. A high
A highlight: having breakfast with the company of a baby deer in 30 meters!!!! When in Tuscany choose only this small paradise!
This beautiful farm house was definitely the highlight of our visit to Florence. We came here with 2 young children and wanted to try something different that the kids can also enjoy, and this place exceeded our expectations without any doubts.
The staff were extremely professional and lovely and made us feel as if we are part of the family. We enjoyed spending the mornings on the pool with beautiful green surroundings everywhere.
The breakfast was served in a lovely Gazebo.
The room was brilliant and included everything that we could possibly need.
The hotel was only 20 minutes drive from the center of Florence and was also very close to many restaurants and grocery stores.
Would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to try a top quality farm house stay in Florence that is very close to the center.
I booked this hotel by chance, didn't quite know what I was looking for but was looking for something close to Florence and in the Chianti region.
When we arrived, we were really pleasantly surprised by the beautiful location, the hotel itself, the decoration, the garden, the pool.
It only has about 10 rooms so it's very quiet. It's like being in one's own house and garden. The rooms are simple but comfortable.
A very beautiful stay, I can only recommend and we will certainly come back.
Just one comment on the down side if I may : the beds are not the most comfortable, the mattresses are a bit "springy". But otherwise, I can only say perfect!
Villa style rooms which were comfortable and charming. Staff was very helpful and arranged for last minute tours. A little out of town, but impressive accommodations.
Breakfast in the Conservatory is a nice start for the day!