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Villa Mugnano Riding Club-Certaldo

Via Casale 96 la Croce, Certaldo (Firenze), 50052 Italy (Show map)
4.6
12 Reviews
€ 45 - € 68
per night

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This CHARMING TUSCAN FARMHOUSE,is over 200 years old, and ALL THE ORIGINAL BEAMS AND FLOORS are still there. The VIEWS from the rooms are GORGEOUS, there is a spacious garden area, an out of the ground pool safe for small children, your HOSTESS, the innkeeper was born in California,and moved to Italy 40 YEARS ago,worked with Italian Fashion all over the world, and decided to have guests in her home -we love to meet the world. Our farm is CENTRALLY LOCATED- for FLORENCE (40 km), SIENA (38 km), VOLTERRA, Lucca, SAN GIMIGNANO, the TOWER CITY ,that you can see while having a walk around our farm, or go up to see a 360view- of the whole Tuscan area and AMAZING view of CERTALDO CITY OF BOCCACCIO,OR TAKE A RIDE TO SEE THIS VIEW. Our guests are very WELL taken care of and their needs,ESPECIALLY for breakfast desires. Everyoneloves our place,with horses QH. and some kitties ,one very friendly dog, you will enjoy it too..

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.5

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BELLA TOSCANA!!

3.2 on January 12, 2014

Très beau séjour chez Paris au milieu de la magnifique Toscane! Lieu très sympathique où les enfants et notre boxer étaient ravis. Calme assuré et vue imprenable. Proche de toutes commodités. Quant à la propriétaire: délicieuse et très avenante. Nous conseillons cette location.


Great location, and great hosts, tres bien ville Certaldo

5 on October 01, 2013

Our arrival chez Paris and Stefano,l'accueil est chaleureux, very charming hosts, the location is perfect for visiting Tuscany, est bien situé pour les excursions en Toscane:simple to take the train for Florence or Siena, à des prix raisonnables,prices ok, la proximité de l'autoroute permet l'aller facilement a Pisa , Lucca, CinqueTerre, the superstrada and Autostrada ,nearby makes traveling by car easy. We thank the hostess and son Stefano for a great stay and their help,merci aux propriétaires pour ces merveilleuses vacances...mmd Stella


Can't wait to return to Mugnano!

4.6 on August 06, 2013

My mother and I stayed at Mugnano on our very first trip to Italy in 2001. We have returned several times and now that we have covered all the areas of interest we want to return to our most beloved places. Mugnano is an enchanting spot and Paris is a gem! The B & B is centrally located, and setting is simply gorgeous! Although it's been years, it remains most dear to us and we are planning to return in 2014. It's been a long time but what we both remember most was how warm & inviting Paris was, and how comfortable & lovely both our accommodation and the surroundings were. See you soon Paris with love from Kimberly & Sandy from CA!


Nice little holiday cottage

4.2 on May 24, 2013

We had a nice stay at Villa Mugnano Riding Club near Certaldo. We were a party of five people - three adults and two children. The owner, Paris Lutge, was very helpful and responded promptly to our enquiries. When there, she suggested places of interest to visit, since we went to Tuscany primarily to go sightseeing and not to relax on the farm. Children were happy to see all the animals - cats, dogs and horses, adults were too exhausted from the sightseeing, to be able to participate in their delights. The kitchen is very well equipped, the apartment is furnished to taste; we loved the rustic Tuscan details. It was spacious enough for the five of us, airy and bright. The only setback were the three single beds which were a bit hard, but some people prefer it that way. All in all - an ideal place for people who want peace and quiet of the countryside and those who want a base for making the trips to famous places (and hidden gems) as it is set in the very heart of Tuscany. Stayed April 2013, travelled with family

Innkeeper Response
HELLO MILENKO AND FAMILY, GREAT HAVING YOU WITH US, BUT ONE QUESTION,,,,,,,,,,HOW CAN YOU RATE DINING 3 STARS ????? YOUR FAMILY NEVER ATE FOOD WITH US, AS YOU WHERE IN APARTMENT THAT IS SELF CATERING.........SO I THINK THE DINING SHOULD BE 5 STARS,,,,,,,,,,BECAUSE ALL OF OUR BED AND BREAKFAST GUESTS LOVE OUR FOOD.........THANK YOU FROM TUSCANY, THE HEART OF TUSCANY


Heart of Tuscany

5 on September 23, 2012

This charming B&B is in the heart of Tuscany, Paris and Stefano were very gracious and a wealth of information. We were quite comfortable and enjoyed the amenities and surrounding area. The B&B is real close to great wineries and restaurants. Don't miss this place if you are traveling through the tuscany area.

Innkeeper Response
Bill, Great having you and Beth, and the rest of the group, and thank you for taking the time to do the review,,, from your Tuscan friends, Paris and Stefano, in Certaldo,,,35km south of Florence,really the center for all of Tuscany,Italy


Spring in Tuscany

4.8 on May 01, 2012

Lovely Easter vacation! Our family had a fabulous week in the Certaldo area staying at Paris and Stefano's very special farm house. We traveled with our 2 children (13, 10) and they loved the animals and the grounds immensely. We were lucky as brand new kittens had arrive as did a baby rooster. The innkeepers were exceedingly helpful and even cooked us Easter dinner. Paris also made reservations for us for dinner and recommended places. Easy to Siena, Florence, San Gimigiano, Pisa, Lucca, and many other beautiful Tuscan hillsides. The view from our apartment was breathtaking. Go, it is a wonderful place and a bargain with Paris and her son.


MARVELLOUS MUGNANO RIDING CLUB

5 on October 20, 2011

We enjoyed two wonderful September weeks at the Mugnano Riding Club. Our room was cozy and comfortable and meals on the terrace overlooking the beautiful Tuscan landscape wwere a delight. One can swim, ride, take walks or just lie in the sunwhen not touring the many charming, old hilltowns in the area. Paris is a most generous and helpful host and did more than we ever expected to make our stay a complete joy. Highly recommended!

Innkeeper Response
What a great time we had together,,you Norway people are so cheerful and charming,,the weather was perfect also..hope to meet more people from Norway.. my best to Mary Lynn..and all your group... Paris and Stefano in Tuscany... Certaldo 2011 your Sept visit


vacanza ad agossto

4.0 on August 15, 2011

Paris e Stefano sono due persone splendide e molto accoglienti.Le camere sono pulite e dotate di tutti i confort. I paesaggi sono stupendi e c'è una gran pace. Noi lo consigliamo a tutti

Innkeeper Response
Grazie per la vs review.. e stato nostro piacere avervi con noi in questa bella Toscana...Certaldo e veramente nel cuore...della Toscana


Perfect base for a Tuscany vacation

5 on January 21, 2010

This was our second stop out of fourteen B&B’s we stayed at for five weeks while driving through Italy, France and Spain and probably the most memorial place we had the good fortune to visit. We were there for three special nights. As we were arriving late, driving in from Rome, we found a chilled bottle of delicious local white wine waiting in our refrigerator, a welcoming gift. Paris (the owner) then prepared a delightful candle light dinner for the two of us on our first night, best chicken I have ever had and then took time the next day to show me how to make it. Paris (an Ex Pat from California) and her son Stefano are excellent hosts and Paris went out of her way to buy good local wine for us while we were out exploring. Later, she drove my wife and I to a special community, Steak Florentine festival, where we all shared a wonderful meal and great wine. Too bad it was raining, we would have loved to take the horses out for a ride. Instead we did more sight seeing, the old city in Certaldo is a pleasure to see and has some great restaurants. Also, Villa Mugnano makes a great base to make day trips to San Gimignano, Florence, Siena, and Pisa. We would stay there again and keep out of hotels in big tourist cities. Brian & Katherine from San Francisco

Innkeeper Response
Hello Brian and Katherine,, thank you for the review,, and just to let you know,, after all your info on internet routers, and ect,, I found out that near us,, they have put up a WI FI antenna ,,, so we will be also having that,,,let me know how your trip went with the boat..love from Tuscany and best to you both... PARIS AND STEFANO FROM CERTALDO ITALY


Heart of Tuscany

5 on October 30, 2009

If this is your first time to Italy or you are a repeat traveler and you are fortunate enough to visit the Tuscany area, we would recommend Certaldo as your destination in Tuscany. It is centrally located in the Tuscany region with most places less than an hours drive. While in Certaldo, we highly recommend staying at the Villa Mugnano Riding Club, a B & B five minutes from Certaldo. Your hosts, Paris and her son Stefano, go above and beyond to make your stay at their charming 200 year old farmhouse an experience you won't forget. From a delicious breakfast overlooking the Tuscan hills, to writing down directons, to making dinner reservations, Paris and Stefano did everything to make our stay a memorable one. Paris and Stefano are the consummate inn keepers and helped to insure that our trip to Tuscany was a dream of a lifetime.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your time ,, and it was our pleasure to have such great folks with us,, and hope to have you back with us...hugs from Tuscany... Certaldo...the best little old town,,,,just near all


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Location

Location Type

SIENA, CERTALDO, LUCCA PISA, CHIANTI, SAN GIMINGANO, VOLTERRA, Countryside, Ranch, Small town, Village, Wine country

Airport

Florence, Italy (FLR-Peretola) 55 miles

Directions to property:

TAKE DIRECTION SOUTH,,EXIT AT IMPRUNETA.....SIENA DIRECTION,,,EXIT AT ;TAVARNELLE,,,17 KM AFTER SIGNS FOR CERTALDO...ON GPG LOOK FOR VIA FIORENTINA...VIA FOSSATI... CASALE IS NOT ON GPS...WE ARE 2 MILES FROM THE SIGN , READING MUGNANO RIDING CLUB... VIA CASALE 96 CERTALDO CALL US IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS ARRIVING +39 380 317 40 55

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, WINE FESTIVAL CHIANTI, SAN GIMIGNANO, SIENA, FLORENCE, OLD TOWN OF CERTALDO, VOLTERRA, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Homestay, Working Ranch

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer , SWIMMING POOL, private parking, washer in common areas, BREAKFAST Basket, wine tasting and new olive oil

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, steak tasting, ITALIAN SECRETS FOR COOKING, BAPTISM ON HORSEBACK, BAPTISM ON HORSEBACK, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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Policies

  • Check In:: 17:00--19:00
  • Check Out:: BY 10:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: WE ARE SPEACIALIZED IN CHILDREN AND FAMILY
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited ,, BUT DOGS CANNOT BE LEFT IN THE ROOMS-alone

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: WE PREFER 3 DAYS MIN -THANK YOU
  • Deposit Amount Required: FOR STAYS OVER 2 WEEKS,,50% OTHER RESERVATION REQUEST 30%THANK YOU, AND REMEMBER WE WILL EMAIL YOU A WEEK BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL- we use PAYPAL FOR THE DESPOSIT AMOUNTS- it takes your credit card
  • Cancellations: 60 to 40 days before 50% --- 40 to 30 days 60% --- 30 to 15 days 75% 15 to 7 days 100% THANK YOU FOR CONFIRMING YOUR RESERVATION&;WITH DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF CANCELLATION POLICY.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

PARIS AND HER SON STEFANO

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

3 Cats , 2 Dogs , HORSES AND HENS Others

About the innkeepers

HORSES AND GARDENING AND COOKING AND MEETING NEW PEOPLE

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Meals

Breakfast

TELL US WHAT YOU LIKE

  • Time Served: TELL US THE TIME
  • Serving Location: Outside in the garden, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , Barbecue, Tuscan cooking


Signature Dish

BON BREAKFAST
OUR FOOD IS BIO VERY GOOD -,OUR BREAKFAST IS SPECIAL, TELL US BEFORE YOU COME WHAT YOU LIKE FOR BREAKFAST, WE MAKE IT THAT WAY, AND FOR DINNER.. NEAR US ARE MANY GOOD RESTURANTS. GOOD PRICES JUST 1 KM FROM US...UP ON THE TOP OF A HILL WITH GREAT VIEW..GOOD PRICES.FARM PRODUCDED VEG..AND OLIO AND WINE OF THE FARM ON THE HILL... SULLA COLLINA...HOMW COOKING....


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