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 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.
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 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, 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.
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: