Locanda le Boscarecce

Castelfiorentino, Florence
+39 0571 61280
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Heavenly sunsets at this farmhouse hotel. Rooms a bold, pretty rustic/modern mix. In the charmed Florence, Siena, Pisa triangle


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The Experience

A sparkling star in Tuscany’s firmament. Drive up a dirt road to arrive at the 200-year-old locanda 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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
10 November - 15 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner €25. Restaurant 3km.


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



We have been visiting Susanna for the past eight years and never tire of seeing her and her staff and relaxing in the comfort of La Boscarecce. We have recommended this property to numerous friends over the years and all are delighted that they have taken on our recommendation. The access road can be challenging but that is all part of the feel of travelling into somewhere a little special. The food is always fantastic especially the pizza night and homemade pasta. Book and enjoy !

Valerie, Colchester

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.


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


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!


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!


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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.