Vista su Colle di Buggiano in Provincia di Pistoia ToscanaAntica Casa Le Rondini is a small B&B situated at Colle di Buggiano, a charming small fortified village, dating back to the year 1238, with narrow alleys and typical brick-stone palazzos, above Montecatini Terme (3 km).
The village lies on the top of a green hill, covered with olive trees, between Florence and Lucca.
Before Fulvia, the charming owner of the bed and breakfast, was teaching physical education in Venice, until she met during a holiday in the Middle East her husband Carlo, architect at Montecatini Terme.

For three long years, Carlo and Fulvia were going to and fro between Montecatini and Venice, until both were tired and Fulvia decided to move to a Montecatini Terme.
B&B Antica Casa Le Rondini - Colle di Buggiano Pistoia ToscanaLooking for a home, they found this marvellous palace of the 16th century at Colle di Buggiano with a small garden and lemon house in front. In 1999 the building was restored and during the works could be recuperated the original architectural elements of the building: terracotta tiled floors, beamed ceilings, decorations of the local pietra serena sandstone.

The frescoes (dated end 18th century) discovered during the restoration works were subject to a painstaking and preservative restoration. Today, Fulvia lives, together with her husband and son Federico in one part of the house. In the other, there is on the ground floor a charming lounge with cosy sofas, antique paintings and furniture.

Bed & Breakfast Antica Casa Le Rondini Colle di Buggiano Pistoia ToscanaThe guest rooms are situated on the first and second floor have wall fescoes, private bathroom and are also furnished with period furniture. Furthermore, each room offers a nice view over the countryside or over the characteristic village.

In the morning, breakfast is served in the charming garden, surrounded by antique stone walls. During the winter months, breakfast will be served in Fulvia's lovely Tuscan period kitchen with huge fireplace.
At the guest's disposal a kitchen in the lemon house with fridge.
Both, guests and inhabitants have to leave the car outside the village. This might be also the reason why Colle di Buggiano has still preserved the medieval atmosphere. Only three main alleys pass through the village with its approximately 70 inhabitants.

Piazza Colle di Buggiano Pistoia ToscanaThe small church square is about 150 m from the B&B away; on the border of the square there are also a restaurant, a bar and a club, where the people use to meet, playing cards, monopoli or doing anything else to pass the time in company.
From the accommodation it is possible to visit the charming medieval villages of the surrounding hills or to make long walks in the countryside, to go by bike (mountain bikes available without any charge) and to go riding.
About 1 km away is located a swimming pool, at 2 km a riding school, at 3 km Montecatini Terme with exclusive boutiques and restaurants, at 4 km the thermal spas and at 8 km a golf course.
English and French are spoken. Small pets are welcome.

B&B Antica Casa Le Rondini 51011 Colle di Buggiano (Pistoia), Tuscany
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