B&B Palazzo Malaspina - Bed & Breakfast Chianti Classico between Siena and FlorenceThe B&B Palazzo Malaspina is situated in the small medieval village San Donato in Poggio, between hills covered with vineyards and olive groves, in the midst of the Chianti Classico Region, halfway between Siena and Florence.
The bed & breakfast is situated in one of those narrow and characteristic alleys of the hilltop village, overlooking the Malaspina square.
The B&B is composed of 5 luxury rooms with bathroom mainly furnished with antique furniture. From every room one has a panoramic view over the narrow village alleys or over the Chianti countryside underneath the village. Some of the rooms have a small terrace with terrace overlooking the countryside. Part of the historic building is also a garden on the back, at guest's disposal.

B&B Palazzo Malaspina - Breakfast RoomMrs. Pellizzari, the owner, is preparing every morning a sumptuous buffet breakfast, made of freshly squeezed orange juice, seasonal fruit, local pecorino cheese and prosciutto ham, crepes, yoghurt, muesli, tea and coffee expressly brewed, and Maria's delicious home baked cakes, biscuits, marmalades and her famed tomato and onion chutney.
As she was born here, she knows the area well and will be glad to give you some tips and in helping you to organize your stay in Tuscany. On request, guests have the possibility to dine at the palazzo.
The small village San Donato in Poggio boasts antique origins. During the Roman Era it was the most important fortified village of the area, placed on the Roman road connecting Pisa and Florence. The castle dating back to the year 1033 was property of the Guidi counts. Just a few years later San Donato became free commune.

B&B Palazzo Malaspina - The village San Donato in PoggioBeing placed between Florence and Siena, both always in a struggle for the supremacy of the territory, at San Donato were taking place important events such as a meeting in 1260, right before the Montaperti battle against Siena.
San Donato in Poggio was destroyed in 1289 by the Ghibellines from Arezzo. Later on it was completely rebuilt as a fortified village. From the original village have remained some parts of the antique walls, the two gates Porta Fiorentina and Porta Senese, the Senese and the Florentine gates, each with a shoe-formed tower and some watch-towers. In the historic center, between 13th century palazzos, narrow alleys terminating in the main square Piazza Malaspina, right in front of the B&B. In the square the octagona beautiful cistern, Palazzo Pretorio and the Roman church Santa Maria della Neve.

B&B Palazzo Malaspina - the imposing entrance hallPalazzo Malaspina is dating back to the final period of the renaissance and is situated in the center of the village. Inside of the building remainings, memories and secrets, of which some are still visible in the rooms.
In the course of the centuries Palazzo Malaspina belonged first to the nobile Ticci family, followed by the Malaspina and from the last century on, it has been belonging to the Pellizzari family.
The B&B Malaspina is the ideal starting point to discover the Chianti Classico Area with villages such as Greve, Gaiole or Radda in Chianti as well as to visit the most important artistic places such as Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, to be reached in about half an hour by car. Golfers can play at Tuscan's most beautiful golf course, the Ugolino golf club, outside Florence, that can be reached in 35 minutes by car.

B&B Palazzo Malaspina Via del Giglio, 35 50020 S. Donato in Poggio (Firenze), Tuscany
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