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Villa Palagio Vecchio B&B
Ranked #10 of 17 Fiesole B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 April 2016

A hidden gem in the mountains outside of Florence. A five minute drive to the local train station and for less than 2 euros and 10 minutes and your at the central train station downtown Florence! Very convenient and relaxing access to all the main attractions in town or grab another train to other wonderful cities in the area. We walked from the train station to ALL the main sites in Florence and one day took the train to Sienna! Our host Andrea was simply fantastic. He went ABOVE and BEYOND making our stay as special as can be. We book 7 nights and used Fiesole as our home base to launch off for day trips all over Tuscany; Lucca, Pisa, Sienna, San Giamangio. Do NOT visit Tuscany without a day trip to San Giamangio to visit the Duomo (cathederal)!!! No words can do it justice. Another special place in the area is the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial. Over 4000 men and women who gave their lives in the fight against tyranny during WWII lie in peaceful bliss in the gorgeous countryside they fought to liberate. A must see for ALL free people and not just military history buffs. Enjoy!!!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

This large old Italian house sits well above Fiesole in a quiet spot, providing a retreat from the bustle of Florence. Andrea greeted us warmly and was helpful and attentive throughout our stay. He advised us to take the train from Caldine (5 miles away) to Florence, rather than the bus from Fiesole, which proved to be a good tip as we were able to park in the station car park each day, much more convenient than the Fiesole car parks.

The B&B has only been open 3 years and has 3 double rooms with nice balconies. The immaculate bathrooms are newly fitted out, with good showers. As we walked into the house after a warm drive from Le Marche we appreciated the coolness of the old 13th century building and we also enjoyed the shaded garden.

Breakfast was very good with nice bread and excellent coffee. In the summer this can be taken on the covered terrace. In the evening we could walk down to a restaurant in the nearby little hamlet, which catered for locals as well as tourists and offered good food at more reasonable prices than many in this very touristy area. There are other dining options in the area including many in Fiesole.

After 3 nights we left hoping that this venture works out well for Andrea – he puts a lot of effort in and deserves success.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We booked Villa Palagio Vecchio for three nights, and extended the stay with 5 nights because it was such a fantastic place to stay. Francesca & Andrea and their cousin Indigo took such good care of everything that we could totally relax during these days.
First of all, the little castle is enchanting from the inside and outside, the rooms are big, clean and stay cool during the day. The balcony was perfect to sit in the sun and read a book. The bathroom was also big and clean, the halls have beautiful old paintings and antique furniture. It really made me feel like a little princess in a castle.
The breakfast was perfect, everything was prepared with care, fresh fruit (salads), all sorts of ham an cheese with home made bread from Andrea. You can choose to have breakfast in the dining room or at a big balcony.
The area is surrounded by typical Tuscany olive trees and a beautiful view.
The easiest way to travel is by car, although there is a bus station next to the entrance of the Villa. There is enough place to park you car.
The center of Fiesole is really worth visiting with it's medieval buildings, narrow streets and little shops with hand made art work. Nearby Villa Palagio are a few good restaurants, so you don't always have to go all the way to the center of Fiesole to have a good meal.
One thing that could make our stay more comfortable than it already was, is the use of internet.
Although Francesca and Andrea helped us really good to discover the area, and had great tips. Indigo showed us a beautiful walking route through the fields.
Yes, we would recommend this B&B to everybody!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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andrea b, Proprietario at Villa Palagio Vecchio B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2012

Dear Suzanne B,
thank you so much again for being with us and for your review. We have recently opened, and we are happy to have tips from our customers, to improve, and in fact we are working for the Internet! But most of all we thank you because through your eyes we saw our area under a different profile, not only Florence, city of art, and ancient Fiesole, but also a different world that we are discovering: the walk in the fields that you did, we knew , is a stretch of a long journey that even goes from Bologna to Florence, between fields and woods, which passes right on the edge of our hill!
Meet new people, introduces us to new worlds!
Thanks again, Andrea and Francesca
(greetings from our cousin!)

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Reviewed 8 August 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2016
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Palagio Vecchio B&B

Address: Via de Bosconi 52, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Fiesole
Price Range: ₹ 5,456 - ₹ 6,236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Villa Palagio Vecchio B&B Fiesole, Province Of Florence

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