Palazzo Malaspina B&B

San Donato in Poggio, Florence
Bed & Breakfast

Enthusiastic owner Maria was born here and decided to stay. Who wouldn’t? A special place of Tuscan charm, antiques and good breakfasts


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A special find. The medieval walls of San Donato are tucked away behind an arch, while the Renaissance façade belies the large, modern interior. Enter the big hall with its fine wooden doors and stylish staircase, sense the history. The palazzo is a listed building and Maria is enthusiastic about all she has to offer. She was born here (in Room 3), and now lives in the apartment downstairs with her pet dog. Breakfast – in your bedroom, or at a huge table on white runners and china – includes fruits, cheeses, croissants, jams. You can even request a full English; the guest book says it is sensational. Each of the bedrooms has a classic Tuscan charm with family antiques and luscious fabrics. Luxurious bathrooms have mosaic tiles and huge white towels bearing the palazzo’s emblem; three have a jacuzzi. From some of the rooms you can just glimpse the towers of San Gimignano, from others, little gardens that guide the eye to the countryside beyond and its treasures. There’s a huge cherry tree in the small back garden. Drop your baggage off outside; car parks are a five-minute walk.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • 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
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Special offer: Book now your holiday in Chianti for August 2019, stay at least 4 nights and you will have a 15% discount!

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Complimentary tea, coffee, cake and biscuits on arrival, as well a bottle of wine.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurant next door.


Nightly price
from €90
3 Doubles
From €90
2 Twin/doubles
From €90


A real find for us this charming and beautiful Palazzo is totally perfect. It oozes Italian style, our room was gorgeous with wonderful views and a huge bathroom. Maria was most welcoming and happy to help us to decide where best to visit. She arranged a local wine tasting for us - highly recommend this - and spoilt us with delicious chocolates, Prosecco and a bottle of delicious red wine (no label!). Breakfast is served in a large dining room. The selection is incredible with fresh fruit salads, homemade jams and cakes, pancakes and the best scrambled eggs. Just book it and explore!

Miranda, Norwich

Palazzo Malaspina is a lovely place, nice location, an accomodation in a heritage building. Rooms are equipped with elegant furniture, bed linens and nice things. The breakfast is special and is served in nice china and glasses. Maria, the owner and Mary are very helpful and gave us all the information we needed for our trip round the neighbourhood. Don't miss the chocolate cake!

Eva, Budapest

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Maria Pellizzari

  • You are just ten minutes walk from beautiful farms where you can enjoy excellent Chianti wine and possibly also have lunch or dinner.
  • You can visit important 'cities of art' Florence and Siena, as well as smaller gems suh as San Gimignano and Volterra.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in cooking lessons and preparation of fresh pasta. Also, unleash your creativity in pottery workshops.
  • If you love nature and the outdoors you are in the perfect place to explore the trekking trails in the territory of San Donato in Poggio.
  • Concerts, festivals and local fairs fill the streets of the medieval village of San Donato in Poggio from Spring to Autumn.
  • We'll be happy to advise you the best activities to help you enjoy your vacation in Tuscany.