Locanda le Boscarecce

Castelfiorentino, Florence
Hotel


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

Bedroom

12 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

A sparkling star in Tuscany’s firmament. 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. Susanna is full of life and laughter, and concocts dishes that people travel miles to discover. Fruit, vegetables, herbs, saffron and olive oil are all home grown, there are plenty of wines in the cellar and, outside, the biggest pizza oven ever. Heart-warming, creative and definitely special.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
1pm-11pm
Check out
11am
Closed
10 November - 15 March.
Meals
Dinner €25. Restaurant 3km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €100
3 Triples
From €100
1 Quadruple
From €100
8 Doubles
From €100

Reviews

Susanna is the perfect host. Always available for advice or help, but leaves you to enjoy her hilltop hide away in private. Comfortable rooms with Tea and Coffee and a fridge. Lovely pool and plenty of places to read in the shade between visits to all the local sights. A perfect spot to venture out to Florence, Sienna and everything else. Highly recomended.

Chris

We were a family party of 19 with an age range of eighty to five. All reviews seemed too good to be true but turned out to be accurate. Would we go again? Without a doubt, if we are in that part of Tuscany again

Terence

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!

John

This is, without a doubt, one my favorite places in the world! There is nowhere else I am able to relax as I can here. Susanna is the quintessential Italian hostess, full of warmth, humor, and knowledge about everything! I have visited 3 times, and plan to return this August. It is a definite destination for everyone at least once in their lifetime!

Kim

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Location

The neighbourhood

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
  • The Chapel of San Michele Arcangelo was built in 1597 by Santi di Tito as a perfect 1:8 scale reproduction of the Cupola of the Cathedral of Florence. It was constructed on the site of the ancient city of Semifonte, razed to the ground by the Florentines
  • During your stay if you'll go to Florence for the day you could easily take the train, there is a train station 3 km far from Le Boscarecce. Susanna will give you a lot of good information on this extraordinary town
  • SAN VIVALDOThe chapels of the Holy Mount of San Vivaldo are dated back to the 16th century and still preserve at their internal statuary groups in terracotta that represent different episode of life and Passion of Jesus Christ.
  • THE BEGO MUSEUMa structure specially designed to host the detached frescos of two famous tabernacles (the Madonna of the Cough and the Madonna of the Visitation) that Benozzo Gozzoli painted locally in 1484 and 1491, respectively.
  • The Church of Sant'Appiano was built during the 11th century (part in stone) and 12th century (part in brick) and now includes the Antiquarium Museum housing various Etruscan artefacts from the many necropoli in the area.