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B&B Tuscany Province of Florence San Casciano in Val di Pesa La Fonte Del Machiavelli

La Fonte del Machiavelli

Bed & Breakfast
Via Scopeti, 54 - San Casciano in Val di Pesa (FI) - Area: countryside
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A Bed and Breakfast in the Machiavelli's old estate.

Old country house in Fontalle, accurately re built, belonged to Niccolò Machiavelli, refined and particular in its style, it is located in the heart of Chianti Classico close to Florence in Sant'Andrea in Percussina (San Casciano Val di Pesa), where the famous writer of Florence lived.

Silent rooms with a view of the Tuscan countryside
The Bed and Breakfast la Fonte del Machiavelli is located in this splendid setting, provides lovely well-furnished rooms, in Tuscan style, with ensuite bathrooms, air conditioned and equipped with satellite Tv, that overlook on the beautiful sorrounding view. In the morning you will wake up by birds song and admire all around cultivated fields, olive trees, cypresses, vineyards, green hills where here and there a stone farmhouse emerges. During summer you will have a good start of the day with a rich breakfast on the panoramic terrace and in the evening fall asleep among fireflies and crickets. A holiday close to nature, in the silent of Tuscan countryside, where you can regenerate, far from the confusion of the city. The family-run B&B's owners are professional and fond of, and they will receive you with warmth and helpfulness.
Rooms and Rates
  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast included
  • Historic House
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Business
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Internet access
  • English speaker

House features

  • Historic house
  • Recently restored house
  • Panoramic location

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Room temperature controller
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions

Services of the house

  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Garage / parking

Facilities and services

  • Pets allowed

Location and surroundings

  • Panoramic view
  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 6
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 6

Size of rooms

  • Between 14 and 20 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • TV
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Internet connection or telephone

Furnishing

  • Terrace / balcony
  • 2 windows / panoramic view
  • Desk / table and chairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily

Services

  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar

Holiday themes - the place

  • Country

Holiday themes - town size

  • Small town - between 5000 and 25000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Local crafts
  • Shopping area
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Historic house
  • Garden
  • Family
  • Business
  • Romantic atmosphere
Guests in this venue liked:
  • spectacular view
  • abundant breakfast
  • charming property
  • swimming pool
  • cheap
  • the design of the property
Very good
9 / 10
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29 reviews 4_5

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29 reviews
alden
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
What a perfect stay... La Fonte del Machiavelli, and Simone perfectly delivered everything we imagined Tuscany would be. A perfect experience and we could be happier. Simone was available to help us with anything we needed... and let me tell you, he makes a mean cappuccino. Thank you so much!
stayed from 09/08/2023 to 09/10/2023
richard
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 7
Great place and the host is a kind person. Situated amongst the hills at the end of a rocky and steep path. Lovely pool! The cleaning was done daily with new towels. Breakfast was the same every day and gets boring after a day or two. Make sure upon booking with children that you specify ages correctly to prevent additional fees.
stayed from 07/16/2023 to 07/23/2023
The answer from the host:
Good evening, thank you for your review, I do not understand, in all portals it is reported that children under 04 do not pay, over 04 pay a supplement of €. 25.00 which includes a single bed, breakfast and everything else in the B&B, the price you had was for a double room for two people, the B&B.it portal told me that you hadn't entered children over 04 years old and for this reason the price was for a double room, we don't want to deceive anyone, we are here to work and we try to do things as correctly as possible. Best regards Simone Calonaci
shashi
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
Great quality breakfast with eggs, which are hard to find in Italian breakfast. Host speaks little English, so a bit difficult to communicate. Property is very beautiful and quaint. Room is standard and small bathroom.
stayed from 10/19/2018 to 10/22/2018
The answer from the host:
Good evening, thanks for your review. Best regards. Simone Calonaci.
jay
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Absolutely excellent. Simone was a wonderful host.
stayed from 09/27/2018 to 10/03/2018
The answer from the host:
Good evening, thank you for your kindness, we are happy to know that the B&B liked it. Best regards Simone.
manuela
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
It has a fantastic location and excellent conditions to rest. The pool has a surrounding with a beautiful countryside. The delicious breakfast served on the terrace with tranquility and a overview to the poetic Tuscany. With a very remarkable historical reference, because during of the Niccolo Machiavelli exile in 1513, the book "Il Principe", was probably written in his family house near this farm. Manuela.
stayed from 07/06/2017 to 07/07/2017
The answer from the host:
Good evening Manuela, thanks your review makes us happy. Best regards, Simone.
philippe
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Endroit magnifique, très bien entretenu, avec un accueil parfait. Seul le chemin d'accès en terre mérite une amélioration. Mais une fois arrivé, ce n'est que du bonheur! Nous y avons passé un séjour merveilleux en pleine Toscane et nous souhaitons pouvoir y retourner bientôt. Une adresse à garder et à communiquer.
stayed from 07/02/2013 to 07/11/2013
The answer from the host:
Bonjour, je m'excuse pour le retard dans la réponse, merci pour l'examen, il est juste en bas de la rue a été une longue pratique commune qui nous a donné aucune chance de le fixer définitivement, rendant le travail continu sans avoir à rien parce que c'était juste un «averse revint pire qu'avant, maintenant que nous avons résolu le problème, après 7 ans de la ville nous a donné la permission de faire la route en béton avec un grain de couleur jaune, rendant la manière la plus appropriée de faire une promenade pittoresque, et parcourue par voiture ou vélo en toute sécurité avec des voitures à faible ou vélo de rue. Cordialement, Simone Calonaci.
rainer
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 6 | Breakfast: 7
I stayed for 4 nights and was very satisfied. Simon greeted me warmly. \nIt is very quiet and there are restaurants nearby for dining. \nI felt very comfortable and would stay there again anytime.
stayed from 04/05/2023 to 04/07/2023
The answer from the host:
Guten Abend, es freut mich, dass alles gut geklappt hat, ich freue mich, dass Sie sich im B&B wohlgefühlt haben. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Simone
jasmin
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Everything was really great.
stayed from 09/02/2018 to 09/05/2018
The answer from the host:
Good evening, thank you for your kindness, I am happy that the B&B has been to your liking. Best regards, Simone.
eric
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
Lovely place. Structure cared for in the smallest details. Amazing breakfast. Very attentive and helpful host. I highly recommend it.
stayed from 04/20/2024 to 04/21/2024
The answer from the host:
Buona sera, sono felice per il Vostro apprezzamento grazie. Cordiali Saluti Simone Calonaci
flavia
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
Characteristic Bed and Breakfast immersed in the green Tuscan olive groves. The view from where breakfast is served is wonderful. Great location for those who need to visit Florence or other nearby areas. Simone is kind and discreet. The only flaw is the poorly maintained garden and outdoor area in general.
stayed from 07/06/2023 to 07/08/2023
alicja
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
A fabulous place, immersed in greenery, peace, tranquility, ideal for resting. The owner very kind, helpful. We felt very good and comfortable. I would like to make a suggestion to improve even more, that is, I would put kettles for water and cups and some tea bags to give even more comfort to the guests. Otherwise everything was perfect.
stayed from 06/11/2023 to 06/14/2023
lorenzo
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 7
Too bad we only stayed one night and one morning! Only downside, but very forgivable, the breakfast: we expected something local, but otherwise a fairy tale.
stayed from 03/24/2023 to 03/25/2023
andrea
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
We stayed at the magnificent structure, in contact with nature. Upon our arrival, we found excellent hospitality from the owner, who immediately made us feel at ease. What can I say, the room was very clean and the breakfast in the morning plentiful. We will definitely come back.
stayed from 09/13/2022 to 09/16/2022
giuseppe
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
Quiet place, clean room although a bit small for a family of 4 people. Good breakfast and convenient pool, attention to the access road.
stayed from 08/27/2020 to 08/30/2020
The answer from the host:
Buona sera grazie per la vostra gentilezza. Cordiali Saluti Simone Calonaci.
loretta
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Very nice and welcoming place. Manager always available. The only flaw is that the road is very bumpy in some points.
stayed from 08/10/2020 to 08/15/2020
The answer from the host:
Buona sera, grazie per il Vostro apprezzamento, la strada sarà risistemata all'apertura della cava della ghiaia, purtroppo con i temporali sempre più forti diventa difficile in Agosto che sono tutti chiusi tenere la strada sterrata al meglio. Cordiali Saluti Simone Calonaci.
maura
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
maura rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 03/06/2020 to 03/08/2020
valentina
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
We had a great time, the room was quiet and peaceful, and the interiors were very beautiful, it feels like being back to the time of the Florentine Renaissance, we will definitely return.
stayed from 11/22/2019 to 11/23/2019
ele
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 5 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 8
Geographically the place is beautiful: tranquility guaranteed and magnificent view. The infrastructures need to be refreshed (shower, poor lighting, fridge in the room that doesn't work, so-so pool). The owner not very talkative. He was not there when I arrived and no one was available at the entrance.
stayed from 06/29/2019 to 06/30/2019
marco
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Everything was excellent. Courteous and helpful manager. Facility suited our needs in a very quiet and relaxing area.
stayed from 03/29/2019 to 03/31/2019
donatella
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Beautiful farmhouse in the heart of Chianti. A bit hard to find but, once you arrive, you can't help but be enthusiastic about it.
stayed from 05/19/2018 to 05/20/2018
luca
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
We stayed at La Fonte del Machiavelli for two nights and we had a great time. The location of the property is surrounded by greenery, facing vineyards and with a view of the valley. The garden is very well maintained and it's a pleasure to take a stroll in it. The property exudes an atmosphere of an ancient farmhouse and history, well narrated by the manager. The cleanliness is truly top-notch, from the towels to the fresh scent in the rooms upon return. If we were to return to the area, it will always be the first place we look for.
stayed from 03/09/2018 to 03/11/2018
The answer from the host:
Buona sera, grazie, molto gentili, è stato un piacere. Cordiali Saluti, Simone Calonaci.
elena
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
Cozy place, kind and helpful owner.
stayed from 03/09/2018 to 03/11/2018
The answer from the host:
Buon giorno grazie, sono felice del Vostro apprezzamento. Cordiali Saluti, Simone Calonaci.
angela
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 7
angela rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 11/04/2017 to 11/05/2017
marco
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 8 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 6 | Breakfast: 6
Gran bel B&B, localizzato in un posto dove ti perdi tra le distese del Chianti. Camere ampie e calde. Consigliato.
stayed from 12/31/2016 to 01/01/2017
The answer from the host:
Buon giorno, grazie sono contento che sia piaciuto. Cordiali Saluti, Simone Calonaci.
lucia
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
lucia rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 06/24/2016 to 06/26/2016
stefano
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Cordialità, professionalità, tranquillità. Posizione meravigliosa immersi nella magica natura Toscana. Grazie per l'ospitalità a Simone e alla sua famiglia. Arrivederci da Stefano e Rosa.
stayed from 10/05/2014 to 10/12/2014
The answer from the host:
Buona sera Stefano, grazie per la recensione positiva, siamo contenti che abbiate apprezzato il B&B. Cordiali Saluti, Simone e Matteo.
paolo
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Mi sono trovato molto bene. Posto silenzioso e tranquillo. Aria pura e verde a non finire.
stayed from 06/06/2014 to 06/09/2014
annamaria
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Ottimo B&B situato in una posizione fantastica, a soli 10 km da Firenze. Unico suggerimento rendere la strada di accesso al B&B più trafficabile da tutti i tipi di auto, altrimenti avvisare che il percorso è un po' impervio e un'auto bassa ha enormi difficoltà a non grattare innumerevoli volte il fondo. Basterebbe solo mettere ghiaia sulle buche e rendere il tutto un minimo più omogeneo. Per il resto ineccepibile senza alcun tipo di osservazione o consiglio.
stayed from 03/01/2013 to 03/03/2013
The answer from the host:
Buon giorno, mi scuso per il ritardo nella risposta, grazie per la recensione, ha ragione per la strada è stata una lunga pratica comunale che non ci dava la possibilità di sistemarla in modo definitivo, facendo continui lavori senza arrivare a niente perché appena veniva un'acquazzone ritornava peggio di prima, oggi abbiamo risolto il problema, dopo 7 anni il comune ci ha dato il permesso di fare la strada in cemento con graniglia colorata gialla, rendendo la strada adatta per fare una passeggiata panoramica, e percorribile in macchina o in moto in tutta sicurezza anche con macchine basse o moto da strada. Cordiali Saluti, Simone Calonaci.
sandra
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 7
The room was clean, cozy, and spacious enough. Breakfast was good, but the same every day. We stayed here for 4 days, a bit of variety would have been nice. The space around the house and the pool looks a bit untidy. The garden is not well maintained. The owner is very friendly and gave a good tip on how to take the bus to Florence from Tavarnuzze. Great base to visit Florence, among other things.
stayed from 08/24/2018 to 08/28/2018
The answer from the host:
Goede avond, ik dank u voor uw vriendelijkheid. Vriendelijke groeten, Simone Calonaci.

Hey, I'm Simone

Simone Calonaci born on 11/16/1960 B & B managed in a professional manner, living at the B & B Via Scopeti 54, San Casciano Val di Pesa (FI). Previous experience Restaurant Pizzeria Pub Captain Hook Island Abbey (SI).
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Area Campagna

Silent rooms with a view of the Tuscan countryside
The Bed and Breakfast la Fonte del Machiavelli is located in this splendid setting, provides lovely well-furnished rooms, in Tuscan style, with ensuite bathrooms, air conditioned and equipped with satellite Tv, that overlook on the beautiful sorrounding view. In the morning you will wake up by birds song and admire all around cultivated fields, olive trees, cypresses, vineyards, green hills where here and there a stone farmhouse emerges. During summer you will have a good start of the day with a rich breakfast on the panoramic terrace and in the evening fall asleep among fireflies and crickets. A holiday close to nature, in the silent of Tuscan countryside, where you can regenerate, far from the confusion of the city. The family-run B&B's owners are professional and fond of, and they will receive you with warmth and helpfulness.
The swimming pool: haven of peace
The accommodation facility is enhanced by the enchanting swimming pool with solarium swathed in greenery, to sunbathe undisturbed, or to relax under the shadow of an olive tree, with the scent of grapes that arouses your senses.
A B&B in a strategic place to visit Tuscany.
Our bed & breakfast is in Fontalle, in the centre of Tuscany, in the neighbourhood of many places of historical and artistic interest, such as Florence, 15 minutes drive, and San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra, Pisa, Lucca, reachable in short time. The short-distance freeway allow to reach quickly by car all the most famous art cities of Tuscany, spending a day or half-day trip. To all those who love "slow holiday", from the close city of San Casciano some of the most scenic streets start, that lead to towns and historical villages of Chianti: Panzano, Greve in Chianti, Radda, Castellina in Chianti. Renowned lands for the beautiful landscapes, for the richness of art and architectural treasures and for the excellent wine. To ride with the motorbike or even with the Vespa, stopping over to admire the landscape or for a wine tasting.
In the evening if you don't feel like doing too many km, in the vicinity of b&b within easy reach, you will find many restaurants and trattoria, to taste the Tuscan cooking.

In The Surroundings

*Distances As The Crow Flies