Wonderfully located and good value for money rural bed and breakfast.
Set in the gorgeous Tuscan hills, and yet only half an hour from Florence, the Casa Palmira is one of those skillfully renovated medieval farmhouses that the Italians seem to specialise in.
Thanks to this must go to the delightful hosts Stefano and Assunta who put all their energy into making an authentic rural bed and breakfast. It is also a great option for those wishing explore the splendour of the beautiful countryside yet still be near enough beaten track to explore some of the regions great towns and culture. Florence for example, is only 16 km away and the wonderful etruscan town of Fiesole is even closer by.
The feeling is one of authenticity throughout without precluding flair or style. There Interiors are comfortable, bedrooms cosy and breakfast provides a generous helping of Tuscany. It also comes with a large lounge with fireplace, patio with shady pergola and barbecue.
And then there’s the price. Good value for money in a beautiful part of the world. Please note: the Casa Palmira is not able to accept credit cards.
The casa is about 20 minutes by car from Florence. If you need a little break or are freshly in love, you've come to the right place. There is WiFi, but it doesn't work across the board. But you are also on vacation! The two hosts are very warm and accommodating. English, Italian or French is an advantage. The room, our doll's house, was perfectly adequate for our stay and the breakfast was delicious too. It is furnished in typical Italian style and you shouldn't expect any luxury.
Excellent and genuine hosting
Date of stay 30/08/2019
The place is fabulous: location, room, garden and pool. Genuine Italian style. The pair of hosts is warming and chilling. Really an exciting discover.
Date of stay 29/06/2019
Lovely garden, beautiful house, friendly owners. A little paradise where to get lost and relax yourself. The bedrooms where comfortable and clean. The breakfast is fine, with own products and served in their living room. Opera or jazz music where welcoming you to the house each day while entering the main door and outside the music was provided by the birds. Extremy recommendable!
Date of stay 22/10/2017
First break away without the kids - so so glad we chose to stay at Casa Palmira when we visited Florence. To call it a bed and breakfast does it a huge disservice; this tastefully decorated farmhouse is simply a time stopping, exquisite journey back in time. You just know that every item in that house - the four post beds, the spoons, even the ladle for scooping yogurt - has been carefully added to this home by a discerning eye.
Assunta and Stefano are such welcoming hosts, our every whim was catered for - oh we fell in love with them. Clearly deft touches at this sort of thing - they knew just when to indulge you in conversation and just when to leave you alone. Honestly, this place is just so restful, tranquil and peaceful - we went to visit Florence but couldn't leave Casa Palmira. Only went for an afternoon in the end - lol. Anyway, we will certainly be back, will be our base in Tuscany for years to come.
Date of stay 27/08/2017
Everyhing was perfect
The owners aré very nice
Breakfast was excelente
Date of stay 25/08/2017
Good location and cosy. Nice rooms and pool area. Most important - extremely helpful and friendly hosts who made the whole stay very comfortable! Definitely would go back and no hesitation to recommend!
Date of stay 13/09/2015
Wir waren als Paar vier Nächte hier. Ein sehr liebevoll eingerichtet Haus und sehr herzliche Gastgeber. Das Frühstück war mit selbstgemachten Marmeladen, frischen Obstsalat und Eiern einfach lecker. Unser Zimmer war klein aber stimmig eingerichtet. Das Bad war spartanisch ( kein Fön). Die Zufahrt zum Parkplatz hatte unter dem Regen etwas gelitten, wird aber repariert, was nur für Sportwagenfans etwas Fingerspitzengefühl erfordert. Die Umgebung ist toll, man kann wirklich viel unternehmen.
Date of stay 21/06/2011
"I wanted to share my experience with you. I stayed at Casa Palmira (Florence, Polcanto) and la Romea (Lucca) hotels a week ago. Both hotels are gorgeous: charming, relaxing, home-like, authentic. The owners are nice, helpful and attentive. Thank you for the great selection you have!