Sottopoggio Farm Bed and Breakfast of Florence

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The "SOTTOPOGGIO" Farm is located in Bagno a Ripoli, on one of the most attractive hills surrounding Florence, at about 8 Km from the historical center of the city. It can be easily reached both by car and by no. 33 bus (ATAF Company). Its terminal is 200 meters from the Farm. The Farm covers approximately 10 hectares of ground with olive growths, vineyards, vegetable gardens and courtyard animals.

The portion of the Farm which is reserved for the guests is a restored Farm House with three double bedrooms with private baths. The antique furniture was inherited from the Moroni family. All the rooms are centrally heated allowing visits all year round. For those who wish to cook their own meals there is with a perfectly working ancient open hearth

Run by the Guerini - Ceni family, they produce top quality olive oil (made according to traditional methods).It is worth remembering that the territory of Bagno a Ripoli is within the Classical Chianti Wine area.Riccardo Guerrini, formerly an art teacher, and his wife Simonetta, descendant of the ancient Moroni Family, chose to change their life style and to go back to nature. Their son Fabio, a Land Surveyor, assists them. The Farm is composed of buildings dating back to the Middle Ages. It was originally located near a transit station for travelers on route to Rome. Come enjoy the Tuscan Country side.

The room TARTARUGA: , It is a double-room. A third bed can be added (example: for a child)., It has a private bathroom inside., It is furnished with typical furnishes of Tuscan Country., From its windows it is possible to have a wonderful view of the center of Florence and of the surrounding hills, , The room PAPERINA:, It is a double-room., It has a private bathroom inside., It is furnished with typical furnishes of Tuscan Country., From its windows it is possible to have a wonderful view of the surrounding hills., , The room CIVETTA:, It is a double-room., It can also be used as a twin-bedded room., A third bed can be added (example: for a child)., It has a private bathroom inside., It is furnished with typical furnishes of Tuscan Country., From its windows it is possible to have a wonderful view of the center of Florence., , A large well equipped kitchen, , On the ground floor there is a recreation room where you can admire the beautiful view of the historic center of Florence as well as the entire city.

PERIOD OF THE VINTAGE:, The Farm invites their guests to observe or participate in picking the grapes and in the various preparations necessary when making wine. In this atmosphere, at the request of our guests, dinners will be prepared with old traditional Tuscany recipes and Gallo Nero wine will be served., , PERIOD OF THE OLIVE HARVEST: , The Farm guests can choose to take part in gathering the olives, observe the squeezing of them in the typical Tuscany oil mill near the Farm and to participate at the Oil Festival which is held at Sottopoggio every season., , COURTYARD ANIMALS: Chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits etc., , ART LESSONS:, Riccardo, an art teacher, organizes painting courses for any guests who are interested in it., , TUSCANY COOKING LESSONS:, Simonetta, a real artist in the kitchen, patiently teaches traditional Tuscany recipes to guests who desire learning to cook., , DINNERS AT THE FARM:, Every season, Riccardo and Simonetta organize charming Tuscany dinners at Sottopoggio., , Horse riding 500 meters from the farm, , A swimming pool is located 3 kilometers from the Farm, , Mountain Bikes are provided, , Golf Course and School to 200 meters., , There is a small museum of farming implements., , Not to mention all that Florence Italy has to offer............

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