After discovering the Renaissance in Florence, primarily on foot, I was ready to settle down. Just 16 km from home for a week, if only a villa. Located near Impruneta, Hotel Villa le Dame offers luxury accommodation without a luxury price. The sky was.
First, I had to book in advance. The low season, between October and December, offers the best prices. However, the high season during July and August has most of the activities and great weather. Just back, I was lucky enough to secure very favorable prices for the main accommodations I received!
On arrival, the staff greeted me as if I were a VIP guest. What an incredible feeling! The registration was fast and efficient and I was immediately taken to my own villa. The villa has four bedrooms on the top floor, living room, kitchen, living room with fireplace and games room below.
One might mistakenly think that this ancient stone architecture lacks modern amenities. However, this was not the case. Facilities and amenities are really quite modern with satellite TV, DVD / CD player, air conditioning throughout, washing machine plus dishwasher.
The outside is equally amazing with a private pool, barbecue grill for parties and stunning views of the Chianti vineyards. It was really breathtaking. The area was quiet and peaceful. Perfect for couples or families looking for a peaceful getaway from the bustling city of Florence. I sunk in the sun and felt the calm around me.
You need to get some food for dinner and breakfast. This was not a problem because Impruneta was just 1.7 km away. I chose to walk in the countryside and meet some local people. People were very friendly and accommodating more. The small village has many cafes and restaurants, so why not see what looks like a real cappuccino? Soon no intentions of cooking dissipated after obtaining pieces of fresh bread and tomato sauce.
I love to hang out with the locals, so I saw a group heading to a nearby restaurant, Hosteria Antica Sosta. After completing my cappuccino, I followed suit. I have never sat and was warmly greeted by others. I joined them serving dishes that my inexperienced tongue did not discover. I enjoyed Chianti wine with a variety of dishes, including Wild Boar Pasta, which is a favorite of locals. Everything was very different and delicious from the Italian food I get in the USA.
After that, I went back to Villa Lu Dam. With beautiful music playing in the background and watching the sparkling fire, I felt at home. If you find yourself craving a true Italian experience then Villa le Dame already has it all.