I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, a Wonderful Tuscany Hotel


I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze is located in a small town not far from Florence. Because the first stop of our summer trip to Tuscany was Florence, we were searching for a hotel in Florence at the beginning.  However,  we could not find any hotel at a reasonable price. Fortunately, we found this one. It was not cheap, but the price was still acceptable. It turned out to be one of our best hotel experiences.

The Entrance of I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany
The Entrance of I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany

The location of the hotel

The hotel is not far from Florence Airport, around 20 kilometres away. The road leads to the hotel is very narrow. Sometimes it only allows one car to pass through. We could see some rustic farmhouses walled in bright yellowish stones along the road. Each family occupies a large piece of land.


After a few minutes of driving up the hill, all of sudden I Parigi Corbinelli appeared in front of us. The path leads to the hotel front door is so idyllic that we started to capture the moment right away.  I Parigi Corbinelli stands on top of the hill and is surrounded by the pleasant Tuscany hills. It is a complex of buildings, the oldest of which dates back to the 14th century. The medieval tower was built on the crest of the hill and offers breathtaking views.

View of Tuscany hills from I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze
View of Tuscany hills from I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze

The hotel owner

We spotted that the owner of this hotel was already waiting for us. He is a middle-aged man wearing a pair of glasses. He was very informative and surprised us by speaking fluent English. We felt somewhat released as none of us speaks Italian.


He registered our passports and gave us the room keys. But it took a very long time for him to complete the check-in. We were in a hurry all the way, had to catch up our plane, had to pick up our car on time and had to be in this hotel before a pre-arranged time. Compared to us, the owner behaved in the slow motion. His motion reminded us that we were on holiday and there was no need to be hustling and bustling. But yes, he’s right. We should switch to holiday mode and enjoy the Tuscany sunshine.

The library of I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany
The library of I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany

The public facilities of I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze

The inner courtyard has several sitting corners.  Opposite the reception is the library with large windows. Behind the main building, there is also a beautiful swimming pool integrated into the wonderful surrounding nature, olive trees and lavender bushes. It is a truly Mediterranean flair.

View of Tuscany hills from the swimming pool of I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze
View of Tuscany hills from the swimming pool of I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze

There is also a sitting place near the swimming pool which offers an ideal place for relaxation. The pool has such a great location that we could appreciate the magnificent view over the Tuscany hills.

The swimming pool of I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany
The swimming pool of I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany
A sitting place near the swimming pool, a perfect place for relaxation
A sitting place near the swimming pool, a perfect place for relaxation

Our room

When we entered our room, we were surprised again.  It was a spacious family room.  We’ve got a big balcony, a very big master room and a room for our kid.  The kid room was formerly a kitchen and eating room.  It has a complete set of cooking facilities hidden inside a wardrobe. The bathroom is light and very clean. It was a very comfortable family room.

The main sleeping room from I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany
The main sleeping room from I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany
The child room from the hotel I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany
The child room from the hotel I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany
art of the building complex from I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany
Part of the building complex from I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany

Breakfast

It is worth to mention the breakfast buffet.  The breakfast offers some typical Italian food such as Parma cured ham, fresh squeezed orange juices, self-made Tuscany cakes, fresh baked local bread, and fresh fruit. The room is open to a flourishing garden with a very tranquil sitting area.

Breakfast room opens to the flourishing garden
Breakfast room opens to the flourishing garden
A very tranquil sitting area
A very tranquil sitting area

Conclusion

Compared to other properties in Florence, I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze offers the best value for tourists traveling to Florence. It is suitable for both solo travelers as well as families with kids.  As we rented a car, we parked our car at the free public parking place in Galluzzo, a village about two kilometres from the hotel.  From there we took the public transportation to Florence.  A family day ticket for three of us costs 6 Euro. The ticket is also valid in Florence. We bought it from the hotel owner directly. The hotel location is an ideal place to stay when visiting Florence.  You can find this hotel at:

The sitting corner next to the entrance of I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany
The sitting corner next to the entrance of I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze, Tuscany

I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze is located in a small town not far from Florence. It is not cheap but the price is still acceptable. Good value of it. It is one of our best hotel experiences.#tuscany #tuscana #italy #italia #europe #vacations #femaletraveler #solotravelers #hotel #florence

 

3 Comments

  1. This looks like a dream place in Tuscany. I love that you’re in a traditional Tuscan house surrounded by beautiful vineyards and rolling hills!! That pool had to be a welcome bonus as well! Gorgeous! Thanks for the great share.

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