Frequently Asked Questions
What is the address of your holiday farm?
Agriturismo Le Docce is in Via Lorenzoni 32 – 50051 Castelfiorentino (Florence) – Italy.
Its satellite coordinates are: latitude 436314365
and longitude 109758067
Are you open all year long?
Yes, we are open all year long.
When is the swimming pool open?
The swimming pool is open from mid April (or later, if weather conditions are not appropriate),
to mid October.
What about short stays?
In the high season, in July and August, apartments can be rented only from Saturday to Saturday.
In the rest of the year, apartments can be rented for at least 2 nights. Our price list shows both weekly and daily rates for short stays.
What are the check-in and check-out times?
You can check in between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm and check out before 10.00 am.
In case of need, just tell us in advance and we will manage to welcome you at your preferred time (even at night).
Are the apartments equipped with crockery, bed linen and towels?
The apartments are equipped with tableware and crockery, towels and bed linen, the use of which is included in the hire price. In case of long stays, bed linen and towels are changed weekly for free. Bed linen and towels may be changed at any time upon request (in this case, additional charges apply).
What about the cleaning of the apartment?
On your arrival your apartment will be perfectly clean. At the end of your stay our staff will do the final cleaning, for which we charge an additional fee indicated in the price list. You just have to clean and tidy the kitchenette. Additional charges apply in the event that you leave the kitchenette untidy or unwashed crockery. You can ask for an extra cleaning service (€10.00 per hour).
How can I pay the balance due?
The balance can be paid in advance via bank transfer or at the holiday farm in cash or by credit card.
Do you have any cot beds?
Yes, we do have cot beds. Ask for them when you make your reservation.
Is there a microwave oven in the kitchenette?
Sorry, no microwave oven. However, all the apartments are equipped with a fan-assisted oven.
We will manage to satisfy your needs in the event that you cannot absolutely renounce to a microwave oven.
Do the apartments have a private space outdoor for eating al fresco?
In the apartments Glicine, Edera, Girasole, Anemone and Ginestra, the living room opens onto a covered veranda furnished with table and chairs.
The apartments Noce, Castagno and Torretta share a wide outdoor area furnished with tables, chairs and sunshades.
In addition, the buildings are surrounded by a wide garden (about 5,000 sq m) with wooden gazebos in panoramic position, sunshades, tables and chairs.
Are the prices in the price list all inclusive?
The prices include: water, light, gas, bed linen, towels, the use of the swimming pool and all the services offered (including the use of bicycles, barbecues, outdoor areas, car park and the Internet).
Prices do not include: the mandatory final cleaning fee, the use of the sofa bed in the living room or of supplementary beds for children up to 12, heating and air conditioning.
For short stays only: the mandatory final cleaning fee is included in the daily price.
The prices are per person or per apartment?
Both daily and weekly prices are per apartment, for 2 persons in the apartments with one bedroom and for 4 persons in the apartments with two bedrooms.
Is breakfast included in the price?
Breakfast is available upon request at a price of € 7.00 per person per night.
A breakfast basket prepared by mum Francesca is brought to your apartment. The breakfast basket contains jams, croissants, biscuits, cakes, cornflakes, milk, coffee, fruit juices, tea, eggs, ham and sausages...
Where can I find the wood for the fireplace and the coal for the barbecue?
The wood for the fireplace can be bought at the reception desk (€5.00 per box)
Coal and anything you may need for the barbecue will be supplied for free upon request in the middle and high season.
Is there a restaurant at Agriturismo Le Docce?
Sorry, no restaurant. We only offer a breakfast basket upon request, but it will be a pleasure for us to suggest you some carefully selected restaurants where our guests can eat at special prices.
During the summer, we usually organise tasting dinners once a week for guests to taste the typical Tuscan dishes skilfully cooked by mum Francesca, washing them down with a glass of our wines.
Do you accept animals?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any pets.
Is there a private car park?
Agriturismo Le Docce has a free, uncovered car park.
Is there an Internet station?
Yes, there is an Internet station in the lobby. Additionally, if you have a wireless connection, you can browse the Internet for free in most parts of the holiday farm.
Can I find you in the holiday farm?
Hospitality is our most distinguishing feature. We consider our guests as part of the family. You can find us at the reception desk from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. You can apply to us for any information, for booking a visit to a museum or a table at a restaurant... And if we are not at the desk, you can contact us by phone.
Do you have any animals in your farm?
We do not have any animals. However, the farm is surrounded by a beautiful forest, fields and a game preserve and you can always come across hares, pheasants, wild rabbits, deer and wonderful birds.
How far are the most important tourist cities from Agriturismo Le Docce?
- Siena (40 km)
- Florence (30 km)
- Pisa (45 km)
- San Gimignano (17 km)
- Vinci (15 km)
- Volterra (30 km)
- Rome (230 km)
- the sea (70 km)
All the most famous tourist destinations as well as other less-renowned cities of art and culture are easily reached both by public transport (train and bus from Castelfiorentino railway station, which is 1.5 kilometres from the holiday farm) and by car.
How far are the Tuscan airports and the A1 motorway?
Amerigo Vespucci Florence airport is about 35 kilometres from the farm, whereas Galileo Galilei Pisa airport is about 45 kilometres away.
The farm is about 25 kilometres from Firenze Scandicci exit on the A1 motorway.
Is there a railway station near the farm? How far is it?
The nearest railway station is in the centre of Castelfiorentino and is 1.5 kilometres from the farm. Train tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter at the station or at the café opposite the station. Next to the station is a wide car park.
Is there any grocers' open on Sundays within easy reach?
There is one 3 kilometres from the farm.
“Romagnoli Lido” is in Castelnuovo d'Elsa (Castelfiorentino), in Via San Miniatese 245.
Another one is a 5 minute drive from the farm: Taviani Paolo Alimentari, Viale dei Mille 2, Castelfiorentino.
How far are shops?
Shops are in Castelfiorentino town centre, 1.5 kilometres from the farm.
There you can find:
- the post office
- various banks
- the big and well-stocked Coop shopping centre
- three chemists'
- the hospital
- various restaurants
- clothes and shoe shops, jewellers', beauty centres, hairdressers and any kind of shops.
Are there any riding stables close to Agriturismo Le Docce?
“Gelsomino Ranch” and “Pistolese Ranch” are just 10 kilometres from Agriturismo Le Docce. You can book your horseback ride right at our reception desk.
Are there any tennis courts close to Agriturismo Le Docce?
Both outdoor and indoor tennis courts are in Castelfiorentino (2 kilometres from the farm). You can book your tennis court at our reception desk.
Are there any spas close to Agriturismo Le Docce?
A thermal establishment is in Gambassi Terme, 7 kilometres from the farm.
Otherwise, you can visit Terme Villa San Paolo in San Gimignano (about 15 kilometres from the farm). If you need customised beauty treatments, Centro Benessere Aquilegia is just 3 kilometres from the farm and offers special prices for our guests.
Are there any vineyards and olive groves close to Agriturismo Le Docce?
The apartments are part of Ciampalini's farm and are right at the heart of the it, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cereal fields that you can discover with long and relaxing walks and bike rides.
Do you sell oil and wine?
At the reception desk you can purchase the extra-virgin olive oil and wine produced in our farm. In addition, we can book for you visits to the most famous wineries in the Chianti region.
Can guests be involved in agricultural activities?
If they wish, our guests can take part in the grape and olive harvest. Just apply the reception desk for information.
Should I arrive at night, would I find necessary goods in my apartment?
Let us know what you would need and you will find it in your apartment on your arrival.
Where do your guests come from?
We have mainly foreign guests coming especially from Belgium, France, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, the United States and Israel. Only a minority of our guests come from Italy.
Is your farm accessible to disabled people?
One of the apartments is accessible to disabled people.
Is your holiday farm children friendly?
Children can play in the playground area and in the wide garden. Once a week we organise a Nutella Party for children.
Is your farm suitable for romantic holidays?
All the apartments are suitable for romantic holidays. We would suggest especially the apartments Girasole and Edera, for its romantic decorations and intimate atmosphere. Moreover, all the apartments enjoy charming panoramic views for a more magic atmosphere.
Do I need a car to get to the farm and move in the neighbourhoods?
Not necessarily: the railway and bus stations are in Castelfiorentino town centre, just 1.5 kilometres from the farm. If you prefer, we could call a taxi or rent a car for you.
However, we suggest that you get a car if you want to tour around the region.
What are Castelfiorentino main sights?
Castelfiorentino nerve centre is the large tree-lined Piazza Gramsci: there stands the Teatro del Popolo, which was built in the 20th century.
From Piazza Cavour take Via Palestro and visit the Palazzo dell'Arciconfraternita della Misericordia, a building dating back to the 1930s. Along the same Via Palestro, on the right, is the imposing 13th-century church of San Francesco. Behind the church, at the end of a wide timbered meadow, stands the sanctuary of Santa Verdiana, which was renovated in the early 18th century. Go back to the town centre and take Via Garibaldi and then the steep Via Ferrucci. There is a gate, which is all that remains of the ancient town walls. On the right, in Via Lungo le Mura, are the ruins of some medieval houses. Proceeding on Via Ferrucci, you arrive to Piazza del Popolo, where on the right stands the Town Hall, which was rebuilt after fire destroyed it in 1544 and was then renovated in 1867. Opposite the Town Hall is the church of Santi Lorenzo e Leonardo, which dates back to the 13th-14th centuries. Take Via Sant'Ippolito on the left of the church and climb up the stair: atop the hill is the church of Santi Ippolito e Biagio, built in 1195 and featuring ceramic decorations on the façade. Near the church are also the ruins of the first town walls with two towers, which have been recently rebuilt. This part of the town is particularly charming by night. Go back to Piazza del Popolo. At the corner of the Town Hall starts the medieval Via Tilli. At number 41 is the Biblioteca Comunale Vallesiana. The Museo Benozzo Gozzoli in Castelfiorentino historical centre houses the Raccolta Comunale d'Arte, a collection of frescoes and sinopias that Benozzo Gozzoli painted between 1484 and 1490.