On the cool hillside of ancient Fiesole, step into a place of peaceful style, an elegantly relaxed and historic home where citrus trees bloom and your friendly, cultured hosts will feed your body and mind delightfully each morning. They make their own olive oil, grow fruit and vegetables, keep chickens – all organic – and are a deeply caring couple. In a house filled with fine works of period and contemporary art, oriental rugs strew the floors, there is personality and flair – Amanda has a lovely way with fabrics – at every turn. Bedrooms, one up one down, one with a terrace, are appealing and colourful, beds are superb, bathrooms are fun. After a day among the steaming treasures of Florence, you will do as the Strozzi family did 400 years ago: return to the cooling breezes and airy loggia of this lovely house and terraced garden. The plunge pool with its timber deck overlooking the Duomo is irresistible, there are several sitting areas for quiet moments and the whole place is supremely unsmart and charming. Fabrizio can even take you on your own tailor-made Tuscany tour. B&B doesn’t get better than this.