Palazzo Malaspina B&B

San Donato in Poggio, Florence
Bed & Breakfast
+39 0558 072946

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

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A special find. The medieval walls of slow-paced San Donato are tucked away behind an arch, while the Renaissance façade belies the large, modern interior of this listed building – breathe in the history.

Breakfast, in your bedroom or at the huge table, on fruits, cheeses and croissants or request a full English.

Explore the trekking trails of San Donato or take a ten-minute stroll to beautiful farms where you can enjoy excellent Chianti wine. Ask Maria where you can learn the art of pasta-making in a cooking lesson or unleash your creativity in a pottery workshop.

Pick up supplies from the bakery, grocery and outdoor market. If your Italian is good enough there is a small cinema to catch a film. Your bedroom has a classic Tuscan charm with family antiques and luscious fabrics and is the perfect spot to unwind. Ask Maria about the hidden passageway to the private garden with views onto the Chianti countryside.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring Chianti, Florence and Siena easily from your borgo
  • The sumptuous breakfasts and warmest of Italian welcomes from Maria
  • The elegance of the property; feel like you’ve taken a step back in time
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You should know

  • You’ll need to drop baggage off outside; car parks are a five-minute walk.
  • The grand entrance includes 20 stone steps to reach the bedrooms and living spaces
  • The bus service to Florence and Siena is a little unreliable but there is a train station 20 minutes away


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • 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

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Pets by arrangement.
7 January to 12 March.
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



Such a gracious home to come home to. Maria Pellizzari will spoil you with her treats and tips; be sure to get to know her. Sink into elegant rooms and reflect on the history that surrounds you. All modern comforts are included. Stock up on local specialties at the friendly grocer in town and don't miss the hidden passageway to the private garden with views onto the Chianti countryside.

Kate, Sawday's inspector

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

Concerts, festivals and local fairs fill the streets of the medieval village from Spring to Autumn - ask Maria to design your itinerary, she’ll be happy to help. For delicious eats head to La Toppa for traditional Tuscan fare or the pizzeria for a slice of the good stuff - both close. Culture vultures can visit the artistic cities of Florence and Siena in just a 40-minute drive.

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.


Maria Pellizzari

Maria Pellizari, born in Room 3, has quite the connection to this place. She returned here as an adult and opened its doors to guests with a wish is to honour her Nonna’s love for the palazzo. She has done a fabulous job creating an elegant yet relaxed space. An expert in the area she is on hand to help you plan your perfect holiday. She lives with her husband and friendly dachshund downstairs.