via Campilungo, 1 / via di Campolungo 1, Caldine 50014 Fiesole (Florence)
The Villa di Campolungo is a tiny hamlet overlooking the gentle Tuscan countryside. It is situated on a hill of an incontaminated beauty in the Municipality of Fiesole, which is also strategically near the centre of Florence.
The farm is now producing small quantities of the most prestigious extra-virgin olive oil. Guests are welcomed with the warmth that is reserved to family friends and may enjoy all the comforts of a modern accommodation while immersing themselves in nature.
The Villa di Campolungo is the manor-house of a farming estate, surrounded by olive trees, whose origins go far back in time, so much so, that already in 1427 mention was made of it as an "elegant residence". The compound is structured as a tiny hamlet overlooking the gentle Tuscan countryside. It is situated on a hill in the heart of the Mugnone Valley, in the Municipality of Fiesole, a place of uncontaminated beauty, which falls under certain landscape and environmental constraints but which is also strategically near the centre of Florence.
The Villa is owned by an Italo-Norwegian family that has devoted itself with great passion and enthusiasm to the refurbishment of the buildings, employing traditional materials and to the re-organization of the farm, which is now once again starting to produce small quantities of the most prestigious extra-virgin olive oil and wine grapes.
Seven charming rooms, all refurbished with the greatest of care so as not to forego the taste for local traditions, have been derived from the ancient farmhouse and orciaia. Their interiors are decorated in country style, reconciling contemporary taste with period furniture, hand made cotto and fabrics and upholstery of the Tuscan tradition. Guests are welcomed with the warmth and kindness that is normally reserved to family friends and may enjoy all the comforts of a modern accommodation while immersing themselves in nature. One of our most important objectives is to make our guests feel completely at home and to give them the possibility of enjoying the pleasant atmosphere of our tiny hamlet and of its natural surroundings.
The seven bedrooms have been decorated with hand made terracotta tiles, some of which are still the original ones; the rooms are all fitted out with individual air-conditioning and free Internet. There are large beds with comfortable mattresses and the finest of bed linen.
Period furnishings are rendered even warmer and more attractive by Tuscan fabrics woven on ancient looms.
Bathrooms, all exquisite in every respect, are covered in mosaic tiles and are fitted out with quality hairdryers and courtesy products made out of the extra-virgin oil produced on our estate.
Every bedroom has a small library of books rich in images and information on Tuscany, which may supply our guests with ideas and suggestions as to how to organise their stay here, either on their own or with our help.We really care about preserving the beauty and integrity of our environment and it is in order to avoid pollution that we have equipped ourselves with a 20 KW photovoltaic energy plant that renders us totally self-sufficient from the energy point of view.
The heating system is supplied by a heat pump that exploits the geothermic energy in the ground.
The water that we drink and use at Villa Campolungo comes directly from our own source, situated on the hills behind the villa.
The Villa di Campolungo is situated in the Municipality of Fiesole between the locality of Querciola and the hill of Olmo.
The centre of Fiesole is just a few minutes away and is considered an absolute must, from the naturalistic point of view, for its villas and gardens and for its ancient history dating all the way back to the Etruscans, then to the Romans and finally to the Renaissance.
Florence may be reached in ten minutes either by car or by bus line that stops at one kilometre from the Villa or by train from Caldine, at 3 kilometres.
Besides being a good point of departure to visit Florence, Fiesole and other famous Tuscan art cities (Siena 1 h., Lucca 1 h., Pisa 1.30 h.), Villa di Campolungo is also a great starting point to visit less well known but equally interesting places.
Mugello, for example, which is renowned for its international racetrack, is also disseminated with naturalistic and cultural itineraries (it is, among other things, the place where the Medici, the ancient lords of Florence, originated from).
In Mugello, one finds the ancient town of Scarperia, one of the loveliest in Italy, the small towns of Borgo San Lorenzo and Vicchio, birthplace of Giotto and many Medieval and Renaissance buildings (the Church of Saint Agatha, the Convent of Bosco ai Frati, the Castle of Trebbio - first abode of the Medici family - and the Medici Villa of Cafaggiolo).
Even Emiglia Romagna with Modena, the city of Ferrari, and Faenza known for its ceramics, may be reached by day trip.
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Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
Hi, I am Silvia Cantini and I am 57 years old.
I have been doing this job for 9 years along with a colleague.
As well as we welcome the guests, we are responsible for communication, we take care of the crops.
It was a desire to to meet new and interesting people all the time which led me to run an agriturismo.
Our guests especially appreciate the warm family welcome.
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