Palazzo Malaspina

Via del Giglio,35 , San Donato in Poggio (Firenze), 50020 Italy (Show map)


Elegant B&B in historical Palazzo located in San Donato in Poggio, a small medieval town in the heart of the famed Chianti Classico district, halfway between the cities of Siena and Florence (25-28 km). The building, which dates back to the late Renaissance, offers visitors an elegant and relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of the past when the Palazzo belonged to the local nobility, the Ticci and Malaspina families, and, as of the nineteenth century, to the Pellizzari family.Many of the most famous Tuscany art center can be reachable in a short time: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo, Monteriggioni etc...

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Innkeepers: Maria Pellizzari



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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3.6 on September 16, 2010

Hotel war genau so, wie vorher schon zu lesen war und angeboten wurde. Überrascht waren wir von der Lage, da sie mit mitten in San Donato doch recht zentral und genau zwischen Florenz und Siena für Besuche optimal ist. Die in der Nähe des Hotels befindlichen Restaurants sind sehr nett und sehr zu empfehlen. Einziges Manko: So schön der Garten nach hinten raus ist, so fies sind die Mücken... Insgesamt war es ein angenehmer Aufenthalt und würden wir jederzeit wieder buchen.

A gem of a place to stay

4.2 on September 05, 2010

Maria and her staff are businesslike, friendly and always ready with helpful advice when they can. The Palazzo Malaspina is a true old Tuscan Manor House with large rooms, antique furniture but modern bathrooms and comfortable beds. There are 20 plus steps up to the residential floor but the stairs are wide and easy to climb. Breakfasts are ample and much is home made or local Tuscan produce. The town is a typical Tuscan Hilltop and has good restaurants, ATM machine, Coop supermarket, bar and a few shops, is central for touring Chianti area, with good panoramic views and ample parking. We can reccomend it and would willingly stay there again. A & J S. Aug 24 - Sept 1 2010.

Wonderful spot, lovely town!

5 on August 19, 2010

We feel very lucky to have booked a room in this lovely B&B in such a wonderful, off-the-beaten path Tuscan town. The room was fabulous, breakfast and WiFi was included, and the restaurants in the town were incredible. Highly recommended!

Perfect Location for a Tuscany Trip

4.4 on August 18, 2010

We arrived late in the afternoon and were greeted by the gracious innkeeper Maria. She offered us a coffee (whatever style we wanted) and then showed us the B&B. Our room was beautifully decorated with a small balcony overlooking the beautiful Chianti region. We were very surprised at the amenities the B&B offered, the rooms were very clean, the staff so accommodating, and the breakfasts were superb, all included in the price. The dining area also offers internet and WiFi access. My husband and I appreciated the small town of San Donato in Poggio, the friendly residents of this Tuscan village, and the necessary shops for a 4 night stay. The restaurant next door, La Toppa was very good and convenient, however I recommend travelers take a 5 minute drive to La Scuderia just down the road. Maria recommended it and it was superb! I highly recommend Palazzo Malaspina!

Perfect TUscan B&B

4.8 on August 18, 2010

We stayed 45 nights and took day trips throughout Tuscany. Palazzo Malaspina was perfectly located, Marie and her staff were exceedingly helpful and the town, San Donato in Poggio was a delightful place to spend our evenings. I'd highly recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a memorable place in Tuscany.

B&B à valeur sûre.

4.2 on July 07, 2010

Endroit très agréable,bien situé avec un très bon service.Pour ceux qui veulent visiter la Toscane,c'est un endroit oû rester.

Charme and elegance in Tuscany

5 on July 05, 2010

We spent a weekend in the Chianti region and our stay at Palazzo Malaspina was superb. The atmosphere is charming, warm and elegant at the same time. Our room, beautifully furnished with antiques, was clean and comfortable, just like the spacious bathroom, competely renovated, with shower and Jacuzzi. The landlady, Maria, is a perfect hostess: friendly and welcoming, she takes great care over details. She spoils her guests with lovely cakes, homemade marmelade, jam, and regional food that she serves at breakfast. We felt really mollycoddled and will definitely return there.

Palazzo malaspina

4.6 on July 01, 2010

We found it on the internet and we did not have a clue of what expecting for....instead, the place turned out to be amzing...rooms great, breakfast great, service great, cleanliness great.... also the resteaurant La Toppa (besides it) was excellent.... Reccomended, Alessandro

June 2010

3.4 on June 29, 2010

We stayed 5 nights at the Palazzo Malaspina and each morning, breakfast was different which was appreciated.

Medieval Chianti Charm

4.8 on June 27, 2010

We loved staying here. Wonderful view from our balcony of the Chianti hills, vineyards, and sunsets. We stayed four nights and roved the area. Maria went out of her way to please us with service after and before regular hours. The location in the small medieval village San Donato in Poggio is charming. Rolands, Calgary

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Rooms & Rates

Number 1

Fine double room, private bath with shower, panoramic balcony on Chianti, Tv, Air Conditioning, Hair dryer, Safe, Courtesy Products, free wifi. You'll sleep on memory mattresses.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Number 2

Fine double room with pink walls, shower and panoramic balcony on Chianti, Air Conditioning, Hair dryer, Safe, Courtesy Products, free wifi. You'll sleep on memory mattresses.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Number 3

Superior double room , panoramic window and large bath with shower and Jacuzzi, Tv, Air Conditioning, Hair dryer, Safe, Courtesy Products, free wifi. You'll sleep on memory mattresses.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Number 4

Superior double with red courtains, iron bed room, large bath with shower and Jacuzzi, Tv, Air Conditioning, Hair dryer, Safe,Courtesy Products, free wifi. You'll sleep on memory mattresses.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Number 5

Superior double with 2 windows , wood forniture and large bath with shower and jacuzzi, Air Conditioning, Hair dryer, Safe, Courtesy Products, free wifi. You'll sleep on memory mattresses.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Medieval village, Wine country


Florence, Italy (FLR-Peretola) 18 miles

Directions to property:

From FLORENCE (downtown) – 28 kilometers: Follow signs for Siena. Go past the “Firenze Certosa” entrance to the A1 autostrada and immediately get on the “Firenze-Siena” superstrada (4 lanes) towards Siena. Follow for approximately 25-30 minutes, take the 4th exit (marked “San Donato”). Now follow the indications for San Donato, which you will reach after approximately 2 kilometers. From SIENA (35 kilometers): Take the Siena-Firenze superstrada going towards Florence. Exit at San Donato and follow signs for the town, which you will reach after about 2 kilometers.

Area Attractions

Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Monteriggioni, Firenze, Volterra, Siena, San Gimignano, Certaldo, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

, Safe, Courtesy products, Private bath with shower

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Billiards, Fishing, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Wine tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 12 PM - 10 PM
  • Check Out:: 8 AM - 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Free for children till 4 years old
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimun stay is two nights from April until the end of October.
  • Deposit Amount Required: Details of credit card are required as guarantee
  • Cancellations: Cancellation more than 30 days before the expected date of arrival: no penalty Cancellation from 29 days until the expected date of arrival: 30% "No show-up" No refund.
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Maria Pellizzari

Languages spoken

English, Italian

About the innkeepers

Cooking fantastic cakes and marmellades for gest's breakfast!

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  • Time Served: 8.00 AM - 10.00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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