Florence Farm Holiday: Country house near Florence, Italy


Farmhouse near Florence, Tuscany: Fattoria il Lago

Fattoria Il Lago is a farm and winery that goes way back in history. The 400 hectare property once belonged the noble Florentine Bartolini, Vivai, and Salimbeni families. On 1962, the farm became property of the Spagnoli family. The new owner started a process of restoration of the building and land and plantings, taking particular care of the vineyards.

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Within the property, three villages made up of old stone houses and inhabited in the past by the farm's families have withstood the passing of time. The "Borgo La Villa" is the center of our Tuscany farmhouse accommodation which overlooks the splendid vallery of Dicomano. Just 500 meters away is the "Borgo il Lago", which has a garden, swimming pool and additional farmhouse apartments. The apartments are simply furnished, offering a cozy, comfortable stay in the Tuscany countryside at a working farm. The last village, Macerato, is a series of older buildings surrounded by vineyards and olive trees and house the production center of the farm.

The farmhouse apartments are all perfectly restored, each one with private entrance and garden. Inside they are finely furnished with a fireplace and their single unit heating system. The ceilings are in original oak and the floor in traditional Tuscan cotto.

The small town of Dicomano is only 2 km away from the farm. Here, you'll find good Tuscan restaurants, pubs, shops and supermarkets. Florence is just 35 km beyond Dicomano and reachable in only 40 minutes by car or with an easy train ride. Many other smaller, interesting towns are situated in the Mugello area with their own characteristic churches, squares and historical monuments.

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Our location: the Country near Florence

map of our location near Dicomano

To reach us by car:
If you are arriving from Milan (A1 motorway), we recommended you exit at Barberino di Mugello. Follow the indications to Borgo S. Lorenzo (10km), then for Dicomano (15 kms). At Dicomano, follow the indications to S. Godenzo and at the first big tree-lined avenue on the left you can find the indication for "Fattoria Il Lago" farmhouse accommodation.

If you arrive from Rome (always A1 motorway but driving northbound), we recommended you exit at Incisa Val d'Arno and follow the direction of Forlì, towards Pontassieve (20 kms); continue along the road towards Forlì and after another 25 kms, you will arrive at Dicomano where you must follow the indications to Borgo S. Lorenzo. At the first stop in the main square of Dicomano, turn right, and at the first big tree-lined avenue on the left you will find the indications for "Fattoria Il Lago" farm holiday.

To reach us if arriving by plane:
If you come by plane, the nearest airports are: Florence, Pisa and Bologna. Even if you arrive in Milano or Rome, it's very easy reach Florence by car and by train.

To reach us by train:
If you come by train to Florence's main train station, Santa Maria Novella (SMN), you must take then take the local train towards Borgo S. Lorenzo and get off at the stop for "Contea - Londa" (35 min.). If you call us ahead of time, we can arrange to pick you up from there. For information about train schedules, visit the Trenitalia website.

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