The Tuscany hotel I Parigi Corbinelli Residenze is located in a small town not far from Florence. It is a very good choice for those who want to visit Florence but are not willing to pay high prices for the hotels in Florence. Since it is difficult to park cars in Florence, the hotel offers spacious parking spaces for free. Besides, it is just a short bus drive to the centre of Florence.
As the first stop of our summer trip to Tuscany was Florence, we tried to search for a hotel in Florence. However, we could not find any affordable hotels during the time. Then, we extended the search area and found this one on Booking.com. The overnight stay wasn’t cheap, but still acceptable. However, after the trip, It turned out to be one of our best hotel experiences.
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 a 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. Built on the crest of the hill, the medieval tower offers breathtaking views.
The hotel owner
We spotted that the owner of this hotel was already waiting for us. He was a middle-aged man wearing a pair of glasses. The owner 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 process. We were in a hurry all the way, and had to catch up on our plane and then pick up our car on time. Afterward, we had to be in this hotel before a pre-arranged time. Compared to us, the owner behaved in 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 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.
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.
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.
It is worth to mention the breakfast buffet. The breakfast offers some typical Italian food such as Parma cured ham, self-made Tuscany cakes, fresh-squeezed orange juices, fresh baked local bread, and fresh fruit. The breakfast room is open to a flourishing garden with a very tranquil sitting area.
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.
We could park our car in the free public parking place in Galluzzo, a village about two kilometres from the hotel. From there, we took public transportation to Florence. A family day ticket for three of us costs 6 Euro. The ticket is also valid in Florence. The hotel owner offers the ticket selling service so we bought our family ticket direct from him.
Good location, convenient service, wonderful breakfast, friendly hotel rooms, and a relax Tuscan atmosphere make this Tuscany hotel an ideal place to stay when visiting Florence. You can find this hotel at www.booking.com or www.hotelscombined.com.