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Locanda Senio

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Via Borgo dell'Ore 1, 50035 Palazzuolo sul Senio, Florence
Tuscany, Italy

Seriously slow cookery courses, country antiques, guided walks, relaxation centre, pool with a view - splash out on a suite if you can

Food is king here, slow food: genuine home cooking with home-grown fruit and veg from Roberta and, in the restaurant, much gastronomic lore from Ercole. Echoing the movement to revive lost medieval traditions, they are passionate about wild herbs and 'forgotten' fruits. Take a cookery course (included if you stay three nights). The prosciutto from rare-breed maiale medievale is delicious; breakfast is a feast of homemade delights; dinner a leisurely treat served in the cosy little log-fired restaurant. The inn (albergo diffuso) occupies a stunning spot in a quiet town in the Mugello valley, surrounded by rolling hills... there are guided walks through the woods, gastronomic meanders through the valley. Bedrooms are comfortable and pretty with country antiques – but lash out on a suite if you can; they're in the 17th-century building with original fireplaces. Roberta and Ercole are very proud of their wellbeing centre, too – the jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath have a delicious, calming aroma. Steps lead up to a pool with an amazing view; body and soul are nurtured; walkers are in heaven. Special indeed.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
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.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from
Ercole & Roberta Lega:

  • The village of Palazzuolo sul Senio is found on the border of another very interesting Region being Emilia Romagna. Both Regions will ensure that your stay will give you even more opportunities of things to do, to see and to experience.
  • The local train station in Marradi (just 11 km away) offers a very simple and cheap way to travel directly to the main station in the centre of Florence and further on to other Tuscan destinations such as Lucca, Pisa and Arezzo.
  • Going the opposite direction into Emilia Romagna, one can reach very interesting places such as Bologna and Ravenna as well as Faenza, Brisighella, Cesena but even Parma and Modena.
  • The village of Palazzuolo sul Senio is a small calm Italian rural community with its restaurants, cafés, terraces, quaint shops, the market and naturally the friendly locals. Just walk down to the village for a caffe’, cappuccino or an aperitivo.
  • The village is surrounded by hills and woods therefore an ideal setting for walking, trekking, (mountain)biking, horseback riding or just simply relaxing.
  • Take part in cookery classes - Ercole will explain to you how to make the local food, with you as a guest-cook helping and making your own dishes in the kitchen with him. We can also organise wine tasting sessions at the wine producer itself.
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Booking enquiries: Ercole & Roberta Lega
+39 0558 046019(landline)

  • 6 Twin/doubles
  • 2 Suites for 3
Price:(i) 115 to175 per night

Dinner, B&B €100-€145 p.p.

Booking info:


Dinner from €35. Wine from €10.




Via Borgo dell'Ore 1, 50035 Palazzuolo sul Senio, Florence

Hotel 6 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) 115 to 145 per night
Hotel 2 Suites
Sleep 2-3
Price: (i) 155 to 175 per night
Booking enquiries: Ercole & Roberta Lega
+39 0558 046019(landline)