An ancient village perched on a hillside that is eternally green with cypress and larch trees, Fiesole dates from the Etruscan period. During the roman era it grew enormously, and the huge walls, amphitheatre and baths are still there today as proof of past splendours.
Fiesole and its citizens are proud of the fact that they have their own mayor and bishop, and an autonomous cultural life. The town overlooks Florence, affording splendid views from the Monastery of San Francesco, or from the belvedere on Via Verdi. Seen from above, Florence is indeed superb: it takes on an order and proportions that make it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. But even the view from the other side of the old town are magnificent, here the hills, clad in olive groves are gentle and rolling. In the background, cypress and pine forests are surrounded by soft, bluish light - a living Renaissance fresco. The accommodation is a completely and carefully refurbished country B&B in a Tuscan colony-style house from the 15th century, surrounded by a vineyard , an olive-grove, and fruit trees. The house is set in the green Florentine countryside, just a short distance from Fiesole and Florence. It offers two double bedrooms with private entrance. The bathroom is shared. The style of furnishings is simple and sober.