BIO Agriturismo Podere Montisi

Località Pratello 7 - Parco Agricolo Archeologico di Travalle - 50041 Calenzano - Firenze - Italy

Nature and sustainability in Florence. We host you in a 16th century farmhouse renovated in bio-architecture. Close to the city of art, we are on the trekking routes of the Parco Argricolo di Travalle, Monti della Calvana, Natura 2000 area.

In the heart of the Florentine countryside, in contact with nature, time, space and freedom for yourself. Finally. In a friendly and simple way, in a well-kept and healthy environment: sustainability, bio-architecture, natural stones, lime plasters, egg and casein paints, reduced environmental footprint of energy sources, well water, photovoltaics, phytoremediation. Bio-dynamic agriculture. No television.

At guests' disposal several cozy and eco-friendly apartments:

APARTMENT "Casa Toscana Organic Lifestyle"
With great pleasure we welcome lovers of nature, art and good living!
For the renovation of the apartment available to you, we have researched and used many natural materials, such as natural stones, Tuscan terracotta, lime plasters, egg and casein paints used in bio-architecture. Even the energy sources that power the building are environmentally friendly and entirely renewable, we use photovoltaic panels, wood, pellets, well water, phytoremediation.

Ground floor:
Bright and communicating living room and kitchen with garden view separated by two steps. Floors in natural light stone. Furnishing consisting of a typical Tuscan sofa, an armchair upholstered in hay, a round table for 4/5 people, an antique cot for resting objects, various tables and lunchboxes, a trolley and two sideboards.

Kitchen: fully equipped with oven, electric hob, fridge and freezer, dishwasher as well as crockery, pots, tablecloths and kitchen towels etc.

Complete bathroom with sink, toilet, bidet and shower. (provided with towels and soap)

First floor
Room "Capperi": double bed and bathroom, spacious, bright from the window you can enjoy a beautiful view of the valley. Floor in typical Tuscan terracotta, furnished with wardrobe, chest of drawers with mirror, bedside tables, chairs and suitcase stand. (provided with linen)

Complete bathroom with sink, toilet, bidet and shower. (provided with towels and soap)

Small sitting room between the two bedrooms with the possibility of relaxing and reading. Art books, tourist guides, thematic essays on various topics, novels and magazines in various languages are available to guests.

“Cipresso” room: Cypress wood floor with double sofa bed and view of the cypress forest. Mezzanine available for futons (1 extra person). Furniture consisting of a small wardrobe, chairs, table and large cushions on the mezzanine.

Table, chairs, umbrella and barbecue available for guests in the summer. Possibility of board games for young and old, platform on the tree, little house under the big oak tree, swing and wooden ladder for children.

Thanks to its geographical position and proximity to Florence, Podere Montisi is the ideal starting point for visits to the main art cities of Tuscany (some of which are Unesco sites) and for interesting excursions in the Chianti region, Mugello and the Villas dei Medici with their historic gardens: Careggi, Castello, Poggio Imperiale, La Petraia, Boboli Gardens, Poggio a Caiano with the Cascine di Tavola, Artimino in Carmignano, La Magia in Quarrata, Pratolino Garden in Vaglia, Fiesole, the Trebbio in Scarperia and San Piero, Cafaggiolo in Barberino di Mugello, Cerreto Guidi, Palazzo di Seravezza, protected by Unesco. Easily accessible is Lake Bilancino and the Mugello racetrack. Central for trekking on the Calvana Mountains following the CAI Apennine nature trails.

Florence "Amerigo Vespucci" International Airport (FLR) at 14 km, Pisa "Galileo Galilei" International Airport (PSA) at 80 km, Bologna "Guglielmo Marconi" International Airport (BLQ) at 90 km.

Trenitalia stations: Calenzano 4 km, Prato Centrale 6.5 km, Florence Santa Maria Novella 22 km.


ATAF terminus (Florence) Line 2 Calenzano 4 km; CAP terminus (Prato) Line 11 Pizzidimonte 3 km.


A1/E35 Autostrada del Sole: Calenzano-Sesto Fiorentino exit 5km
A11 Firenze-mare motorway: Sesto Fiorentino exit 10 km

We have the possibility of hosting not only those who reach us by car, but also those who travel by bicycle, motorbike or horse. Guests can shelter the vehicles under canopies and use tools to do small maintenance.

Company organic products:

We have restored the ancient farm with its lands and cultivate 6 hectares of arable land with ancient grains and olive trees and 6 hectares of woods that surround the house. Our company cultivates an area that has been left uncultivated for 30 years following cultivation methods that respect the territory and the soils, following the rhythms of nature.
extra virgin olive oil, ancient variety cereals and their derivatives (flour and bread), medicinal plants, ancient fruit jams, eggs and vegetables.

We offer the possibility of Tuscan cooking courses and lessons on request for a minimum of 4 people with the use of raw materials from the company or the area, courses in basket making and garlands with natural materials, workshops for children, picking fruit from the garden and using of the large wood-burning oven of the farm (after collecting wood from the forest) to make bread or pizzas with sourdough.

To know
Kitchen, bathroom and bed linen is provided with weekly change.
WiFi access available and free.
On request shopping and cleaning service with additional cost to be agreed.

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    • Bicycle rental service
    • Supporting the local economy
    • Promoting "eco" activities
    • No single dose
    • Motion sensors lights
    • 100% renewable energy
    • Organic or Local Food
    • Car-free accessibility
    • Ecological cleaning products
    • More than 80% waste recycling
    • Energy saving lights
    • Green building
    • Solar thermal panels for hot water
    • Water flow reducers
    • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
    • Recycled paper
    • No disposable packaging
    • Towel change on request
    • Appliances in energy class A
    • High efficiency boiler > 90%
    • Water-saving toilets
    • Regional Food
    • Environmental-friendly fornitures
    • Fair trade products
    • Biodiversity of green areas
    • Guest Satisfaction
    • Digital Detox
    • Recycling or Second Hand Furniture


    • Kitchenette
    • Electric Vehicles Charging
    • Private bathroom
    • Internet
    • Breakfast included
    • Organic garden
    • Bicycles
    • Ecotourism itineraries
    • Wellness center
    • Accessibility
    • Small pets allowed
    • Child & Family Friendly
    • Garden
    • Hairdryer
    • Barbecue
    • Highchair
    • Crib
    • Parking
    • Educational farm
    • Umbrella and sunbed at the beach
    • Gluten free meals
    • Vegetarians meals
    • Reading room
    • Solarium
    • Play area for children
    • Artisanal products for sale
    • Restaurant
    • Vegan Meals
    • Own entrance
    • Covid-19 Safety measures

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    3 years ago

    Zona molto carina vicino Firenze. Le scale interne sono un po' scomode per chi ha figli piccoli. Molto buono il pane prodotto dalla proprietaria. Da provare assolutamente l'olio evo. Poco luminoso l'interno dell'appartamento.

    It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, Ecological cleaning products, More than 80% waste recycling, Car-free accessibility.

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