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Locanda le Boscarecce

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Via Renai 19, 50051 Castelfiorentino, Florence
Tuscany, Italy

Dishes worth a detour. Rooms a bold, pretty rustic/modern mix. Heavenly sunsets In the charmed Florence, Siena, Pisa triangle

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A sparkling star in Tuscany's firmament. Susanna is full of life and laughter, her daughter Swan is equally warm – and an accomplished sommelier. Susanna concocts dishes that people travel miles to discover. Fruit, vegetables, herbs and olive oil are all home grown, there are plenty of wines in the cellar and, outside, the biggest pizza oven ever. The 200-year-old locanda is on a ridge, embracing fields and farms and heavenly sunsets. Bedrooms in the farmhouse are part rustic, part refined, with bold colours and pretty lace at the windows, each space unique. Beds are modern and comfortable, furniture 18th and 19th-century, bathrooms have bath tubs and showers, and some rooms have kitchenettes. Tennis, cycling, swimming in the saltwater pool with its panoramic view – all are possible; or simply relax under the dreamy gazebo and dip into an art book from the library. Even the geography is enticing, in the charmed triangle formed by Florence, Siena and Pisa. Heart-warming, creative and definitely special.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from
Susanna Ballerini:

  • Ask about cookery courses, and wine, cheese & olive oil tasting.
  • For the guests that are staying at the end of october it will be possible to see our saffron cultivation and learn how to use this incredible spice
Points of interest
Guest feedback
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"We were concerned that Le Boscarecce couldn’t possibly live up to the rave reviews it had received online. We needn’t have worried, the hotel and its wonderful owner Susanna exceeded all expectations. The setting was perfect, the rooms great, meals were high quality and very good value, the service was friendly, the pool was lovely and the tennis court was in great condition. We would never usually consider going back somewhere we’d been before – but I’m sure that we’ll make an exception in the case of Le Boscarecce. If you’re going to Italy, why would you want to stay anywhere else!"
September 2013
"We just can't say enough in praise of the wonderful Susanna, who is encyclopedic about cultural attractions near & far, how best to get there & more importantly where the best W.C.s are to be found when you get there. Our room was spacious, light & comfortable with A.C. There is a good sized pool that maintains a friendly temperature that eases the transition from feeling overheated in the Tuscan sun to cooling off in the bright waters, amidst lovely gardens & outstanding views. The restaurant serves an excellent 3-course set evening meal, although almost the first thing that Susanna asked us on arrival was whether there was anything that we didn't eat, so there is flexibility. The meals are accompanied by an excellent wine list, about which our equally excellent young waiter, Julian, was a knowledgeable advisor. This stay was the best value for money & friendliest service we have come across."
June 2011
"My husband, daughter and I spent three nights at Le Boscarecce. Susanna was a wonderful hostess. The rustic farmhouse is inviting and comfortable with old world charm. The dinners were delicious and very family friendly with a pizza night where we got to see the outdoor pizza oven in action! We used the this as a home base to explore Tuscany with day trips to San Gimingano, Voltera and a day in Florence. Susanna gave us traveling advise with maps and suggestions on where to get the best gelato. After spending a few days in the heart of Rome it was wonderful to be in the country side. We recommend this bed and breakfast without reservation."
June 2011
"This is a little slice of heaven. Beautiful surroundings, gorgeous spacious rooms, delicious food and the most helpful and knowledgeable hostess you could ever meet. My children normally love to go to different locations every year on holiday but this is the first place they wish to return to. We had the most marvelous 10 days seeing the sights but also relaxing and eating the wonderful set menus. It is a most special place and we fell in love"
June 2011

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Booking enquiries: Susanna Ballerini
+39 0571 61280 (landline)

  • 8 Doubles
  • 3 Triples
  • 1 Quadruple
Price:(i) 100 to145 per night

Booking info:


Dinner €25. Restaurant 3km.


10 November - 15 March.


Via Renai 19, 50051 Castelfiorentino, Florence

Hotel 8 Double rooms
Price: (i) 100 to 145 per night
Hotel 3 Triple rooms
Price: (i) 100 to 145 per night
Hotel 1 Quadruple room
Price: (i) 100 to 145 per night
Booking enquiries: Susanna Ballerini
+39 0571 61280 (landline)