|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||250 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Budget, Historic, Romantic, Away from it all, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
Charmingly converted Tuscan farmhouse and farm buildings on a ridge overlooking the magnificent Mugello Valley and surrounding Tuscan landscape---a piece of paradise on earth to nourish the mind, body, and soul.
Borgo San Lorenzo, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
A peaceful, rural, artist's paradise with 360* views of the magnificent Tuscan landscape and Appennine range of mountains with the treasures of Florence only 45 minutes away by car or train from Borgo San Lorenzo. The Mugello Valley is the birthplace of the Medici, with a myriad of activities: walking, hiking, swimming, and tennis on the estate; golfing, sailing, horseback riding nearby, and many beautiful historical sites within an easy drive.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$308||$308||$1,926||$7,063||3 nights|
|All Dates||$308||$308||$1,926||$7,063||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 13, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Spruce Head, Maine
Not an ordinary farmstay by a long shot!
We have been back for several months from our week's stay at Podere Capitignano in late april--and our memories are still fresh with all the wonderful aspects of this very special place. It is time to get them recorded!
Suffice it to say that despite the attractive photos on the website--they pale in comparison with the real thing.
Our group of five stayed in the Fattoria--or "farmhouse"--a term that misses the mark; "villa" would be much better. The accommodations are superb: large spacious rooms with wonderful antique furniture, four bedrooms with comfortable beds and excellent bathrooms (all ensuite)--and a fantastic kitchen that any chef would love. (The Coop supermarket in Borgo San Lozenzo, a 15-minute drive, has a huge selection of ingredients for meal preparations; the weekly market is held on Tuesday mornings.)
Beyond all that, it is what lies outside the house that makes this place truly unique.
It sits on a expansive hilltop with incredible views off in every direction: snow-covered mountains, lush river valleys, forests, and fields so green to make Ireland jealous!
And spectacular sunsets from the patio to cap off the days!
The owners could not have been more helpful--and the resident caretakers Maria and Giorgio were discreet but attentive.
We had rental cars (which are a necessity here), but we took the train from nearby Borgo San Lorenzo to Florence (forget driving into that city!), and another train across--and through--the apennine mountains to see Ravenna's marvelous mosaics. Lucca was an easy day trip by car.
There are excellent restaurants of all kinds in the local region--and the whole Mugello (the summer resort region of the Medici) is well worth exploring. We particularly recommend La Casa del Prosciutto in Vicchio for lunch and Trattoria Giorgione in Sagginale and Ristorante degli artisti in Borgo San Lorenzo for dinners.
Capitignano is the kind of place where, in retrospect, we should have stayed for more than a week--to slow down the daily forays and just stay put for days to enjoy the walking paths, the quiet beauty, and the utter peacefulness that encapsulates this little bit of paradise.
Cleveland Heights, OH
Capitignano - captivating
Offers beautiful walking routes, picturesque views and easy access to the quaint town of Borgo San Lorenzo as well as Florence.
You could not find a better place to stay for the ultimate authentic and relaxing stay in Tuscany! My family had our own space and were surrounded by breathtaking views. We had the perfect amount of privacy and service. A short distance from Florence, this property allowed us to chose our own balance between relaxation and tourism.
Beautiful spot with such welcoming friendly people.
We spent a week at Podere Capitignano in July 2011. 2 families of 5, children ranging in age from 8 to 16. Everyone had a fantastic time, beautiful surroundings and properties were perfect for us. Great to have pool, tennis court and table tennis available. Owners and caretakers extremely helpful. Easy to get to Florence by train from Borgo. Also fitted in day trip to Lucca. Wish we'd had longer than a week - in fact we will do this summer as booked again for 2 weeks!
Cleveland Heights, OH
Capitignano is about my favorite place in the world.
The property has individual houses, each with up-to-date facilities and restored antique character. The complex is comfortable and homelike, with very personable proprietors who are considerate of the guests and their needs. It is easy enough to get to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, and other great cities, but on this hilltop it is cooler than the cities, and very serene. I had seen photos before I went the first time, but honestly, it is better than even the pictures--there are olive groves, a vineyard, and the most beautiful views in the world. It is a great place for families, and anyone who loves beauty and tradition.