Casprini Da Omero
Passo dei Pecorai means Pass of the shepherds. It's a Etruscan place situated in a strategic place to visit Tuscany. It's easy to arrive, it's easy to go. The main street (SR2-SP3-SP222), which pass trough the village it was built as a railway connecting Florence to Greve in Chianti in 1870. In 1920 the railway was removed and it remains the straighter, the larger and the fastest way to arrive in Chianti. The Residence and 'B&B' it's in part in the original house dating back at XVI century. Obviously spaces sometimes are limited or strange compared to new apartments or new rooms in a new building but this is the charm of old houses. At the moment you can find any solution for you: families with children, couples, singles, group of friends, bikers and even for handicapped. From normal rooms to small or large apartments completely furnished of linen, towels. (sponge for professional use, washed and air-dried here), forks, knives and so on. Beds and mattress are orthopaedic and usually large 85cm instead the more common 80cm. More comfortable. Rooms and apartments are furnished with original period furnishings restored and complemented by the modern style. The beds in wrought iron, terracotta floor and every time we find a unique piece, we integrate the furnishings.
All apartments have independent boilers for heating and hot water. Each two rooms, the same. For any problem we'd never be totally without solution and not even you. We can change your room or apartment and we can work to fix without disturbing. All apartments and rooms have independent entrances so you free to came back even late at night.
On the back side of the building there is a garden large about 7000mq, with tables, chairs and pool. Feel free to help yourself to find your better place and no service will be charged. Easy, simple and not expensive.
Usually we do not need air condition but in all accommodations you will find fans Like all places closed to a river, in winter is cold humid, in summer, nights, are fresh and not conditioned by cement or asphalt as it happens in Florence for example. Degrees can be less than 10°C compared from down town. Really fantastic.
Write down 'Passo dei Pecorai' on your gps and you will arrive at the entrance. To be a historic place has some vantages as to be a geographic location. The village is well connected with Florence downtown by public transportation on working days, from Monday to Saturday included. You can leave your own car here and visit the city without problem of parking, including costs or traffic. Easy to reach all the touristic centres of Tuscany in maximum 1-1:30hr with your own car.
Close by, there is our restaurant run by Casprini's since 1913. We prepare even jam for breakfast. Mostly of things are home-made including part of the starters and desserts. We have a marvellous collection of 32000 bottles of Chianti since 1911 and some important whisky bottles. Take a taste if you are gourmet.
For any needing do not exhitate to ask and welcome aboard. Glad to help everybody but the usual Tuscan, sarcastic style.
Apartment 21-22, composed by two bedrooms with full bathroom (shower), two kitchens and independent entrance. One kitchen is for 2, the other one has capacity and space for 6. In room 22, there is a couch-bed for one person. The other one is in the kitchen of room 21. The apartment can become easy 2 small apartments 2+1. Both of the cupboards are original from XIX century. The tables in kitchens and in room 21, come from 1700's and the small one of room 22 is a 1600's small writing desk. All kitchens have stovetops, refrigerators, forks, knives, spoons and all you need for cooking, coffee, tea, coffee, terry towels for professional hotel here washed and dried, sheets and blankets. If you miss something, do not hesitate to ask.
Apartments 8-10-11. Different floors, different apartments. Whatever all have independent entrance and boiler, dining room and kitchen, full bathroom with shower, bedroom and additional bed and or sofa bed in dining room. Useful for children or group of friends. The apartments have stovetops, refrigerator, forks, knives, spoons and all you need for cooking, coffee, tea, coffee machine, terry towels for professional hotel-use, here washed and air dried. Sheets and blankets. If you miss something, do not hesitate to ask.
Interiors, apartment 8.Has wardrobe original from 1800's, writing table original from 1700's, chest of drawers original from 1800's. Apartment 11 has not too much original at the moment. It's wardrobe need a deep restoring. Apartment 10 has wardrobe original from 1800's and chest of drawers, the same. All: iron forged beds and terracotta floor.
Apartment 20, composed by one bedroom with full bathroom (shower), and one dining room - kitchen and independent entrance. In your apartment there are: stovetops, refrigerator, forks, knifes, spoons and all you need for cooking, coffee-machine, tea, coffee, terry towels for professional hotel here washed and dried, sheets and blankets. Furniture and aspect: There are 3 original tables inside. The one in bedroom is 1700’s, the other two come from 1800’s. All doors are 90cm larger and bathroom is large enough for moving a wheelchair. No obstacles on terracotta floors and in bathroom. This apartment was built in direct cooperation with authority to be sure it was respecting the law for Elimination of Architectural Barriers. Note: this apartment gave us some problems for a undiscovered defect of the new water system. We found out and fixed three years ago.
Apartment 9. It has a large bedroom with king bed and one single bed or 3 single beds. A large dining room with sofa bed and a additional real bed. Table, full bathroom, independent entrance and boiler, terracotta floors. The apartments have stovetops, refrigerator, forks, knives, spoons and all you need for cooking, coffee, tea, coffee machine, terry towels for professional hotel-use, here washed and air dried. Sheets and blankets. If you miss something, do not hesitate to ask.
Wardrobe and chest of drawers original from 1800's. Iron forged beds.
Apartment 18. It has a large bedroom with 3 beds (one king bed and one single bed, or three single beds), and another bedroom on garden side (usually prepared with 2 single beds). In the middle the dining room, kitchenette, corridor full bathroom with shower). The apartment is fully equipped with stovetops, refrigerator, forks, knives, spoons and all you need for cooking, coffee, tea, coffee machine, terry towels for professional hotel-use, here washed and air dried. Sheets and blankets. Independent boiler for hot water and heating, iron forged beds and terracotta floor.
Furniture. Front side bed room: wardrobe original from 1800's, chest of drawers original from 1700's with it's magnificent mirror. Garden side room: wardrobe original from 1700's, chest of drawers original from 1800's. The original mirror of 1600's was removed because was too often damaged. Sorry but we wish you understand. If you miss something, do not hesitate to ask.
Rooms 4-5. These two rooms are in some kind special. Beautiful and cheap they originally born with a sink only. A few year ago, we removed the sink and we reinstalled shower cabins. So both rooms give you the possibility stay in the room for your shower. There is a mirror with lights and electric plug. Full toilet is outside the rooms just 4 meters distance. Furniture: wardrobe in style, iron forged beds, terracotta floors. Independent entrance.
Rooms nr 1-4-7-13-14-15-16.
Different sizes and locations: Room no. 1, 4 and 7 are located in the newest part of the hotel dating back to 60's. The others are located in the XVII century building. Atmosphere is a little a bit different even the aspect is almost the same. All rooms have terracotta floors, Iron forged beds, independent entrance. Bathrooms in rooms 1-4-7 are larger and the bigger is in room nr 1 and it has bathtub. Special furniture in Room 12: wardrobes realized from antique chests.Room13 Chest of drawers, bedside tables and wardrobe original 1800's. Room 15: wardrobe original 1800's, Armchair in style but from the start of 1900's. Room 16: magnificent wardrobe 'Louis XVI'. Room 12: bathroom realized where there was the old tower of the house but fully equipped. The other rest have practical small bathrooms. Smaller room is nr 14 but it's quite and relaxing on the garden side like some others.
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Hotel Facilities & Policies
- Breakfast Not Included
- Child Friendly
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Pet Friendly
- Swimming Pool
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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Car: A1 Exit Firenze Impruneta and from it, direction Greve In Chianti, sr2, sp3 for 17,200 km (10 2/3 miles).
Airport: Florence north take south, till Firenze Certosa, then as above.
Bus: 'SITA-company', Florence downtown. Train station square, just around the right corner out of the main train station. As for the bus to 'Passo-Dei-Pecorai' and you will stop in front of the hotel. An easy way to see the city too.
GPS: write on 'passo-dei-pecorai' and you will arrive exactly in front.
Passo-Dei-Pecorai (Pass of the shepherds), which is 7 km far from 'Greve-in-chianti' and 22 from Florence downtown, in the 'Greve' River valley, between both cityes. In fact from the hotel building is a geographic location (one of the oldest in Italy), from here you can reach all the turistic areas and cityes in max 1-1.30 hrs by car even seaside or mountains.
In front of hotel-residence there is the bus stop which connect very well on working days Florence down town and the historical centre. Leave the car here at the free parking place and take but to the city easy. You cannot visit chianti shire without a car. Keep this in mind. In any place you go, you need a way to move: car, scooter (this is rentable in Greve. cheap and nice).
Golf field is 12 km far (Ugolino).