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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

I have lived in florence for over 6 years and my wife and I have been here many times for aperi-cena (mix between hors d'oeuvres and dinner) or for a special organized lunch, and all visits left the same imprssions: that the food was first class, the staff was genuinely interested in their guests' experiences, and the view/ambiance was icing... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

My wife raved so much about this place when she came back from staying here last year that it seemed a must return for her or I was in trouble. She worried I might find it dated or too quiet but she should have had no fears. From the moment I contacted them initially to book till the time we... More 

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Reviewed 20 January 2013

Our stay at Pensione Bencista was many years ago. I wanted to refer it to friends planning a trip to Florence. Checking out Trip Advisor to see if it was still in operation. So happy to read all these great reviews. This is what you want when traveling to Italy. Rome and Florence are so noisy and congested now. I... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

We stayed at the Pensione Bencista in late September while attending a wedding. After flinging open my wood shuttered windows to a spectacular view of rolling hills, olive groves and Florence in the distance, all I kept saying was WOW! Bencista is a warm and inviting family run business. I felt like I could have just stayed and explored all... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

This is the place I dream about all year round! Imagine a wisteria -covered terrace overlooking the hills of Florence, sipping perhaps a glass of chilled Prosecco before a leisurely homemade dinner. Followed by the best night's sleep in a country house style bedroom - lovely cosy chintz and antique furnishings. Add the warm and friendly owners, the beautiful gardens... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

I am one of a group of people who stayed at the Pensione Bencista on the recommendation of the bride whose wedding we were attending in Florence. Her judgement is excellent. The Pensione is set on a hillside over looking Florence and its rustic, even rural ambience is a soothing counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of busy Florence and... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

This is a gorgeous place, very relaxed and it feels like coming home every evening after looking at the wonderful treasures of Florence. The breakfast is good and the dinner is marvellous. It is really wonderful to be in such a lovely house, in the country and not surrounded by traffic and masses of people. The dogs are very friendly... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

If you want to experience true Italian hospitality and real Tuscan food and accomodation then stay at Bencista. Staying at Bencista is like staying with your Italian family - the warmth, the food, the views and the whole experience is for me simply the best. We stayed there on our honeymoon 13 years ago and again recently with our 2... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

We have stayed at Pensione Bencista three times and it never fails to delight. This Italian villa set above the Florence valley is a quick 10 minute bus ride from the Duomo and the center of Florence. It is SO lovely to get out of the heat and grit of Florence at the end of a day of sightseeing and... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2012

We stayed at the Pensione Oct 1-4th. The building itself is part of the Tuscan experience. The Pensione has the style, location, and feel of Tuscany. An old building with multiple rooms, plenty of common areas, and situated in the hills on the road to Fiesole, an amazing view of Florence. For location and a quiet, beautiful, and authentic visual... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Pensione Bencista is a 14th-century villa set in the hills above Florence and surrounded by Tuscan olive groves. The terrace offers panoramic views of the city. You have a free internet point with Wi-Fi in the lounge at Pensione Bencista. There is also a game and TV room, plus a children's play area on the grounds. Breakfast includes sweet and savory Tuscan products. Free parking is provided. The pretty town of Fiesole is just a 5 minute drive from Pensione Bencista. ... more   less 

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Address: Via Benedetto da Maiano 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
Price Range: ₹ 9,307 - ₹ 12,142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pensione Bencista 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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Pensione Bencista Fiesole, Province Of Florence
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