Il Borghetto e la Casina is a perfect retreat just outside the historic centre of Florence: it takes only 30 minutes to walk to Santa Maria Novella church and train station! While taking the bus and tramway the trip is not more than 15 minutes, only on good days though..
Near our place there are cafés, restaurants, shops and supermarkets, and even a public swimming pool for the hottest summer days
Tourists and businesspeople can drive here and then enjoy Florence using public transport: no stressful search for parking places and no fines!
To respect the environment is a main issue for us at The Borghetto e la Casina, therefore we try all the time to reduce waste and to use non-toxic products (but our rooms are clean and sanitized!). We mend towels and sheets when there are little holes in them. In common spaces we have placed containers to collect different kinds of garbage, so our guests can help us in our mission.
The same we do in our garden: to cure plants and to kill mosquitoes, we only use products containing essential oils. They are less effective than chemicals, but who doesn't like to enjoy fireflies, hedgehogs and other lovely animals during our hot summer nights? There are also ants, though, alas..
All our rooms and bathrooms are equipped with mosquito nets anyway, to ensure no-bit nights.
We welcome well-behaved pets, but as a rule they are not allowed to stay home alone.
At the moment, one dog and three cats live with us on these premises.
We are not allowed to give breakfast, but all rooms are equipped with a kettle and what's needed to make coffee, tea or herb tea. All guests will also find glasses and a bottle of fresh water, refillable in the entrance so no one will have to buy plastic bottles during their stay at our place!
Free cancellation within 31 days before check-in
This is a little Zen room, with no TV nor air con; nevertheless guests have never complained, as the walls are pretty large, and there is a good wi-fi (not always as fast as it should be, though). The private bathroom is in the corridor just in front of the room. With the room come bed and bathroom linen, toilet paper, detergents. Guests can share the living room and spacious kitchen with another room's guests; from the kitchen there is access to a threshing floor dating back to the 1800s, quite suggestive and relaxing, even more so when you think we're in town! This spacious room is really bright, thanks to its two windows, both provided with mosquito nets! There are three single beds and a wardrobe, TV, air con, wi-fi and a little table with a water kettle and some teabags to relax after a day in town. We provide bed and bathroom linen, toilet paper, soap, shampoo and bath foam. Upon request, and according to availability, it is possible to park in the garden.
This is our smallest room, although nothing is missing: a table, a wardrobe, the TV, air con, mosquito net, wi-fi, and a kettle with all you need to relax after a day in town. We provide bed and bathroom linen, toilet paper, soap, shampoo and bath foam. Upon request, and according to availability, it is possible to park in the garden.
This spacious room is really bright, thanks to its two windows, both provided with mosquito nets! There are three single beds and a wardrobe, TV, air con, wi-fi and a little table with a water kettle and some teabags to relax after a day in town. We provide bed and bathroom linen, toilet paper, soap, shampoo and bath foam. Upon request, and according to availability, it is possible to park in the garden.
This is actually a small apartment in the apartment as, besides the bedroom and spacious bathroom, there are a room in between, and a wide wardrobe room. Besides the TV, there is an old air conditioning machine but, using a bit of care during the hot hours, it is possible to sleep cool anyway. Guests can share the living room and spacious kitchen with another room's guests; from the kitchen there is access to a threshing floor dating back to the 1800s, quite suggestive and relaxing, even more so when you think we're in town! This spacious room is really bright, and it comes provided with bed and bathroom linen, toilet paper, detergent. Upon request, and according to availability, it is possible to park in the garden.
At La Casina you'll be comfortable with all you need for a pleasant stay: fresh bed and bathroom linen, TV, air con, ready-to-use kitchenette, mosquito nets, a little private garden with a table and chairs, and a parking place (upon request, not included in the price, and depending on availability). All guests are welcome also in the big communal garden all around. Upon request, and according to availability, it is possible to park in the garden.
At Borghetto, Salvia is a flat composed by two bedrooms (Kiwi Kiss and Zesty Zagara), a cosy living room and a spacious furnished kitchen. We try to make sure there is always coffee, sugar and salt, but often guests leave behind their shopping, so that there is always something in storage. Anyway, upon request and according to our schedules, we can arrange a tray for breakfast. For your stay, we provide bathroom and bed linen, besides toilet paper, soap, shampoo and bath foam. Upon request and depending on availability, it is possible to park in our garden.
Hello, I'm isabella, and live upstairs :)
I can speak English so feel free to use this language if you feel more comfortable.
My passions are animals and nature, and travelling, whenever possible. I am engaged in the environment and animals as best as I can, and for this reason our house is hosting a dog and two cats, all arrived from the streets of course: this is why I have put up a little online "business", TheStrayShopp, that helps me helping.
Il Borghetto e la Casina is the perfect place to spend time in Florence whether you are a tourist, or are here for business or health reasons - there is a list of the distances from some places you may need to reach.
Around us there are private gardens, the Faculty of Engineering, a Residence for old people, and some convents whose bells often duet with the many birds.
From here you can either go down to the many cafés and shops, or drive out of the city via the road to Bologna and get lost in our magnificent countryside. A bit less than 10km away from here there is one of the best places you can find for a breathtaking view of the entire city of Florence!
These are some distances between il Borghetto e la Casina and some places of interest:
Airport Vespucci Peretola: 7km
Bus "55" stop: 50m
Historic centre (Cathedral) : 4km
Hospital Careggi: 2km
Hospital CTO: 1, 3km
Hospital Villa Ulivella - Glicini: 1, 3km
Icecream parlour Baroncini (via Celso): 1km
Museo Stibbert (via Stibbert): 1, 4km
Pediatric Hospital Meyer: 2, 2km
Petrol Station Esso via R. Giuliani: 2km
Pizzeria il Poggetto: 600m
Restaurant trattoria pizzeria Fratelli Briganti (piazza Giorgini): 800m
Supermarkets: Coop 1km, Esselunga 1,4km, Penny 1,5km, Conad 1,6km
Swimming Pool il Poggetto: 600m
Train (and bus) station Santa Maria Novella: 3km
Train Station Rifredi: 2km
Train Station Statuto: 1, 3km
Tramway stop "Poggetto": 1km
Tramway stop "Leopoldo": 1km
This property guarantees cleaning and disinfection of rooms and common areas to national guideline standards
Used disposable masks and gloves must be thrown away in the containers provided after use
If you suspect you have Covid-19 related symptoms, do not leave your room, and notify the Manager immediately
The Manager is authorised to check body temperatures, and can withhold access in the event of a temperature reading greater than 37.5Â°C
If you have a fever or flu-like symptoms, notify the Staff immediately
Open the windows to ventilate the room before leaving
Please keep your room keys with you for the duration of your stay
Cover your mouth and hands with a tissue while coughing or sneezing
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