Ruri Est Bed & Breakfast
Our b&b is a big house partially painted in Tuscan yellow ochre and the rest is brickwork. Only 12km from Prato, 8km from Pistoia and 19km from Florence. There is a private lane, a large parking area, all surrounded by a lovely garden and field.
We have recently renovated the whole building and the ground floor has been decorated with the utmost care for use as guest accommodation and for a max of 12 guests. This area is completely independent from the first floor, which is for private use only.
We have five very attractive double bedrooms available, all bright and quiet. Each room has its own bathroom with shower, wash basin, bidet and WC. The heating and cooling system are really very innovative, made by the newest energetic saving techniques. All the wooden furniture is new, chosen for its beautiful details and sense of harmony within the rooms. The bed and table-linen, sheets, covers and towels are hand made, as per an ancient family tradition and still kept up.
Breakfast is served in a lovely room where you can also socialise with other guests or enjoy a good book at other times of the day, we have a selection of books to borrow in various languages and you are encouraged to leave your paperbacks behind for other guests.
Whenever the weather is good enough your breakfast can be taken outside under the wonderful portico, with a nice view over the garden, vineyard and fields beyond. There are deckchairs and umbrellas in the garden.
Children are specially welcome and they will find a nice playground with toys ready for them.
Balance payment upon arrival to be made in cash only, no credit/debit cards accepted.
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B&B Facilities & Policies
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Towels Included
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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We are located half-way between Pistoia and Firenze, in Olmi (the Elm-trees), outside Quarrata.
How to reach us:
Motorway (Autostrada) A-11 Firenze-Mare, take the Prato Ovest exit when coming from A-1 Milano-Roma: follow signs for Pistoia, after 3 km you will reach a big roundabout turn left and follow signs to Quarrata. Approx 4 km later, having passed through the villages of Ferruccia and Vignole, crossed the traffic lights of ss 66 via Fiorentina, go ahead a further 800 mts, turn right, into via del Casone, where you will find us after 300 mts on the left.
- Motorway (Autostrada) A-11 Firenze-Mare, if arriving from Pisa, take the Pistoia exit, immediately go right toward Prato. After 800 mts the second crossroads with traffic lights go right (this is via Fiorentina ss 66) and go straight on for approx 8 km, passing through the villages of Ponte alla Pergola, Bottegone, Barba you will find another set of traffic lights, just turn right to Quarrata. 800 mts further on turn right, this is via del Casone and just 300 mts on the left you will have arrived.
How to reach us by plane:
International Airport «Amerigo Vespucci», Peretola, Florence (20 km)
International Airport «Galileo Galilei», Pisa (70 km)
Bus stop to Florence and/or Pistoia just a few steps from our house (Blubus)
Within a range of 20 km you find Florence, Prato, Pistoia, Vinci (birth place of Leonardo), Montecatini Terme and Monsummano Terme (the spa towns) and with less of one hour drive you reach the Versilia coast with its worldwide famous sandy beaches and the towns of Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.
In any case we will be glad to provide you with all information and tips you may require. No need to mention that we are surrounded by wonderful places to eat out too!