Le Due Volpi B&B is located in a hidden part of rural Tuscany just 38 kms north of Florence, in the green and cool Mugello Valley, home of the Medici family and of Giotto and Beato Angelico. Quiet and peaceful, Le Due Volpi is only a few kilometers from one of Europe's best golf courses, and an hour's train ride from Florence, capital of Tuscany and one of the world's most culturally rich cities. The house and its surroundings are perfect for a relaxing and stress-free vacation, away from it all, and off the beaten track. Heidi and Lorenzo are easy going hosts, available with tips and suggestions on what to do to enjoy your holiday to the full. After a day's excursion or a walk in the hills directly from our house along well marked trails, you can relax by the pool with a glass of Lorenzo's red or taste one of Heidi's special dishes under the grape vine.
Airy large comfortable romantic bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are available, all furnished simply, but tastefully. Breakfast is served in the loggia in the summer and in front of the open fire in winter, and besides the traditional tea and coffee, juice and cereals, includes home made cakes and jams, yogurt, fresh milk, local cheeses and cold cuts, and a selection of local breads and seasonal fruit. A few times a week Heidi will cook her special Tuscan and Italian dishes on her AGA cooker and invite guests to the loggia or the aia (old threshing ground) by the pool for an unforgettable evening.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Bilancino 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence. Bologna,&Forlì also good airports 40 km, Nearest railway: Vicchio 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Given the layout of the space on the second and third floors, bedrooms Minerva (2 + 2) and Superla (2 + 2) can be rented as self-catering unit with a small kitchen facility on the second floor off of Minerva.
For groups renting the whole house, the kitchen facility is in the covered, heatable loggia (sink, 4 ring gas stove, electric oven, fridge, plates and cutlery), as well as a table seating 10.
Plenty of guide books, maps, tips and information on recommended sites to visit are available to guests. Having the owners, Lorenzo and Heidi, live on the property is seen as a definite added value.
|Further details outdoors|
Swimming pool in the garden available to all (10 x 5 x 1.5 metres)
-BBQ grill in the loggia
- parking available
- shaded areas in the garden for quiet reading
- starting point for many a lovely walk to the Appennines along well marked trails
30% deposit due after booking confirmation, payable by PayPal or bank transfer
Balance due in cash only
100 euro refundable deposit due when whole house is rented to one group
Tuscany hardly needs introduction, but the Mugello area just north of Florence is yet to be fully discovered and appreciated. Its gently rolling hills have remained unspoilt and unlike other parts of Tuscany, farming is still an activity over here. The landscape is peppered with Medici castles and Villas, as this was the hunting ground of the famous family. The vicinity of Florence (one hour away by train!) makes this an ideal spot to combine relaxation and sightseeing. Other splendid art cities, like Siena, Lucca, Arezzo, are easily reached for a day's excursion.
Little towns like Scarperia, Vicchio and Dicomano and the capital of the Mugello, Borgo San Lorenzo are well worth visiting, for their simple and genuine appearance. The climate is several degrees cooler than Florence, and even in the height of summer one wears a wrap or lightweight jacket in the evening. Every day there is a local market in one of the towns, and for shopping lovers, the newly built Barberino outlet is well worth a visit. Lake Bilancino offers bathing and wind surfing possibilities, and the nearby Poggio ai Medici golf course is one of Europe's best. Horse back riding is a favourite sport in the Mugello and there are plenty of opportunities for horse lovers, including a new ly tracked excursions on horseback.