A magical alchemy between the past and the present
The "Fattoria La Loggia" preserves the charm of the "good old times", where the magical atmosphere of the Renaissance is combined with the warmth and comfort of the Tuscan countryside and its rural landscape —a true refuge for a refined and exclusive stay.
Its structure is designed on the formula of the "widespread village": an ancient series of buildings dating back to 1427 which today comprises apartments, rooms, an art center, and a park.
Michelangelo Buonarroti - 1520 "Le Rime"
Literally 15 minutes drive from Florence you'll find this very relaxing place, which is a vinery and olive oil producer that rents out re-furbished rooms and apartments in old farmhouses. Wonderful garden and pool. Lots of art in the garden. Flexible and lovely hosts that also cook very well. Also a great place to stay with children.
We stayed there for 2 nights and enjoyed it a lot. It is a working winery with beautiful views over the vineyards. We bought picnic stuff in a nearby town and overlooked the vineyards while having that and the winery's sparkling wine at sunset. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is half an hour's drive from Florence and a good alternative to accommodation in Florence. We would love to go back there some day.
The DiMedicie's former summer Villa, set amidst rolling San Giovese grape vineyards. It's outdoor art preserve: the artwork is on the OUTSIDE. Massive rooms with old wood beam ceilings, modern bathroom. The ruins of an old Etruscan Village is 100 yards away. I led a group of 24 people who had never been to Italiy or Europe - they still talk about Fattoria La Loggia. It's everything you have dreamed of the Tuscan Hills.