Our farmhouse, Azienda Agricola of Fabio, is situated in a country house and has been owned by our family for more than three generations.
The countryside villa, with its ancient tower dating back to the 11th century, offers modern comforts in a traditional environment. Our home has been for a long time a meeting place for grandparents, sons and grandchildren during the summer holidays. The windows of the villa offer scenic views of the Tuscan countryside and the large garden, featuring centuries-old trees, gives the impression that nature is part of the building. The surrounding countryside is unspoilt and features an old meadow characterised by the intense green of the woods and the silvery green of the olive trees. The area, which has recently been designated as a natural park, offers plenty of opportunities for strolling through the woods, for hiking in the Calvana hills and for mountain-biking.
Each bedroom has its privacy, but the atmosphere remains that of the family home where you have the chance of hanging out with other guests or reading a book in the quiet of the living rooms.
Each bedroom is equipped with antique furniture, comfortable beds and private bathroom, linen, soap and hairdryer.
Pets are welcome.
from € 50 per day
“An experience beyond all expectations. An enchantment suspended between nature, history and dreams. Cordiality and true smiles of the managers, and waiting for you, when you wake up, a breakfast that is in itself a further little masterpiece. Recommended, from the heart, to those who still believe in the beauty of life. “
Mattia, Valentina and their two children (who already can’t wait to go back!)
“Quiet and enchanting place surrounded by greenery. Welcoming environment, spotlessly clean and furnished in detail and with value. Friendly welcoming and helpful managers. Excellent breakfasts with products of their production. A Tasty cakes and jams! I spent 3 wonderful and relaxing days. Council highly! “
“An interesting educational farm, we were offered the path of bread cured with wisdom and kindness by the owner and her son. The lady was able to capture the attention of small visitors, making the school trip pleasant and instructive. We were able to enjoy a delicious Lunch with local products. Very nice location. To visit. “
We have been visiting Il Ponticello with children (now 13, 10 and 4), grandparents and as many friends as we can bring every year for the past ten years, and every year as we leave we start planning the next trip. Returning is like coming home. Set in the hills north of Prato in the mountains between Bologna and Florence, the surroundings are exceptionally beautiful, the millennium old manor house blending in with the olive groves against a quintessentially Tuscan mountain landscape. The flats are well-appointed, extremely well kept and as beautiful in their setting as the countryside around them. We both cook with local produce (including olive oil from the farm), but we also try to eat as much as possible at the farm. Alessandra is a magnificent cook and a wonderful hostess. There is an abundance of things to do on the farm and locally (apart from just sitting and reading in the garden or on the patios), splendid walking (or running if you’re that way inclined) in the hills around. Quick access to many of Tuscany’s most attractive towns: Lucca, Pisa, Florence (of course), Vinci (warmly recommended) and Prato itself. Wonderful warm welcome, exceptionally friendly and helpful service. Can’t recommend this place highly enough.
A fresh home cooked breakfast is served every morning in the peace of the garden or in the common room.
All our products are seasonal and are sourced from the surrounding valley or from our organic farm.
Start your day indulging in the real flavours of Tuscany. Please note that our menu changes on a daily basis, depending on the availability of seasonal ingredients.
Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Parking, Barbecue, Mini pool, Pets are welcome.
Dinner in the B&B, Sauna, direct sale of our farm products like extra virgin olive oil and vegetables, cooking classes, farm school.
The new Finnish sauna Jacuzzi is set in an annex adjacent to the house. It’s a fascinating place with soft lights where you can relax and taste herbal teas “à la carte”. Book this service in advance to enjoy the sauna in complete privacy.
Set in the orchard, with its energising whirlpool and chromotherapy, our hot tub offers our guest the opportunity to release the tension in a natural outdoor setting (the tub accommodates a maximum of six people).
What about sitting down to eat a delicious meal you have cooked yourself ? Discover the traditional Tuscan recipes or learn how to bake bread using the house stone oven (minimum 2 people).
Adults and children will be able to take part in a fun experience learning about farming, peasants’ life, local traditions, beekeeping and animal husbandry.
The beautiful countryside, historical cities and artistic heritage are the protagonists of our amazing region.
Tuscany offers a variety of popular destinations, all within easy reach of our B&B.
The landscape around the villa is crisscrossed by trails and footpaths that lead from the valley to the Calvana hills offering plenty of opportunities for hiking, strolling through the woods and mountain biking.
For hiking lovers, we point out the Acquerino and Cantagallo nature reserve, where the beech and chestnut forest is home to deer, fallow deer, wild boar and several bird species.
Although the location is in the heart of the countryside, the villa is within easy reach of the city of Prato, around 8 km away, as well as offering a convenient base to explore the cultural centres of Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Pistoia.
A reliable train service connects Prato to Florence, and, from the station, visitors can be immersed in the renaissance wonders of Florence in just 15 minutes.
The B&B is also just a few minutes’ drive from local amenities including supermarkets, shops and restaurants offering excellent local food and wine.
Poggio di Petto refuge
For excursion lovers, the Cantagallo and Acquerino Nature Reserve, where the beech and chestnut forests are home to deer, fallow deer and roe deer, and where you can see the Faggione di Luogomano, a multi-secular beech.
Our area is also a strategic starting point for the main art cities such as Lucca, Pistoia, Pisa, and Florence, all of which can be reached within an hour by car. A convenient train service connects Prato to Florence in 15 minutes
The new oil
The new oil
Book in advance
by booking at most 7 days in advance you will be entitled to a 10% discount!
Book in advance
If you book in advance, at least 7 days before your planned stay, you will be entitled to a 10% discount!
A different evening with the singers of “Sesto in campo”
Why choose us
Why stay at the “il Ponticello” agriturismo?