Explore Tuscany, Italy’s famed food and wine region, while staying at La Fattoria degli Usignoli, a 14th century estate in Reggello, just 25 minutes southeast of Florence. Set amidst extensive gardens and offering sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, you’ll feel right at home on the property in a two-bedroom guesthouse with an open plan kitchen and comfortable living and dining rooms.
Activities abound -- spend your days on walks through the countryside exploring the local area on foot or cruise the winding hills of the Tuscan countryside behind the wheel of your rental car, exploring vineyards, medieval villages or the nearby cities of Florence, Siena, Arezzo or Pisa.
A four-star country residence located high in the hills of Tuscany, La Fattoria degli Usignoli is situated only 25 minutes from magnificent Florence and nearby many other cities of international fame such as Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca, and Arezzo to name just a few. When not out exploring the vineyards or visiting the vast array of nearby cultural, artistic, and historical sights, you can simply sit back, relax, and take in the country charm, delicious food, and stunning scenery of this unforgettable place. Each two-bedroom guesthouse includes kitchenette, telephone, TV, refrigerator and terrace to enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding area.
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Fattoria degli Usignoli is surrounded by large olive groves in a resplendent, heartwarming natural setting. Built by the Vallombrosan friars in approximately 1400, it enjoys a panoramic setting in San Donato in Fronzano (in the municipality of Reggello). Immersed in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, it offers the perfect starting-off point for visiting the nearby cities of Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Arezzo and Cortona, as well as the Chianti region.
Fattoria degli Usignoli provides the ideal spot for a restful and enjoyable holiday, in an atmosphere of sheer beauty. Each of the 70 guestrooms is splendidly furnished in classical Tuscan style, with a scenic balcony or outdoor living area equipped with tables and chairs. The restaurant combines traditional recipes with inviting and innovative dishes, served in the property’s rustic former winery. While enjoying the delicacies of typical Tuscan cuisine, guests can enjoy the hotel’s own home-grown red and white wines, as well as the top wines from all over Italy. Fattoria degli Usignoli also features three swimming pools (including one for children), tennis, a riding school, two lounges and a wine bar.
Chianti Classico Wine Region: Located between Florence and Siena, the Chianti region is home to picturesque villages, wineries and countryside. The famed Chianti and Chianti Classico wines are produced here, making this a favored destination for those looking to do some tasting.
San Gimignano: This classic medieval hill town is known as the "City of Beautiful Towers" because it has 14 surviving towers, serving up a fascinating skyline. But originally there were over 70 towers, which were all built by patrician families to demonstrate their wealth and power. The historic center of the town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for its architecture.
Siena: This classic medieval hill town in Tuscany is famous for it's fan-shaped plaza and summer horse race, Il Palio. Dominating the plaza is a bell tower, the Torre del Mangia, and the rest of the city has a handful of museums and churches to explore.
Lucca: This small city has one of the best-preserved city walls in Italy, on top of which are walking and bicycling paths. Walk around the historic center or climb several historic towers for fabulous views.
Cortona: Francis Mayes made this Tuscan hill town famous in her book "Under the Tuscan Sun." Surrounded by 3,000-year-old walls, Cortona retains much of its history through its medieval architecture.
Montepulciano: Set on a sloping limestone ridge, Montepulciano is a small, walled town known for the wine called Vino Nobile. It also has one of the most impressive main square sin Tuscany, nnotable for its many beautiful Renaissance buildings.
Pienza: This Renaissance town in Tuscany is famous as the birthplace of Pope Pius II and for its pecorino cheese. The Pope's family home, Palazzo Piccolomini, is located in the heart of town near a cathedral also dedicated to him.
Val D'Orcia: This beautiful valley in southern Tuscany extends from Siena to Monte Amiata and is characterized by gentle, carefully cultivated hills. Home to the towns of Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino, the entire valley has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its Renaissance architecture and planning. Learn more >