Hotel da Ronald ... a Pian del Papa Pratovecchio
In the valley of Casentino, in a hilly position unique for the fascinating view it offers, there is the Relais B&B da Ronald at Pian del Papa, nestled in a wonderful woody area, an oasis of peace and silence. The valley overlooks the Romena castle, the town of Poppi, Bibbiena, La Verna Sanctuary and the imposing Prato Magno. The property has a big park near a coniferous wood where you can spend a relaxing time in good clean air watching at a sensational starry sky at night. The B & B da Ronald is family-run, comfortable, reserved and elegant. It consists of 6 big rooms with private bath, a big hall for parties and/or meetings, a dining room and a porch where breakfast, lunch and at night, dinner by candle light are served. For those looking for activity, nearby there are thermal baths, a golf –course, a riding ground and by the Arno river there is a well-equipped area where one can go swimming. From the B&B it is easy to reach historical and artistic towns such as the Castle of Romena, the castle of Poppi, the Palagio Fiorentino, the castle of Porciano, La Verna sanctuary, the monastery of Camaldoli and Vallombrosa. Thanks to the strategic position many guests choose this place to spend a vacation in a lovely peaceful area close to nature but that also has easy access to important cities like Florence, Arezzo, Siena, etc. The Casentino forest, consisting in 36,000 hectares of wood, offers a good opportunity for walks, horse riding and cycling on the paths which extend for over 300 kms. Location and how to reach the property Coming from the north: Exit the highway A1 at Firenze Sud and continue through the Pass of Consuma (about 45 kms); when arriving to Scarpaccia turn to the left (sign direction Pratovecchio) and after about 1 km follow the sign Coffia where the property is located. Coming from the south exit the highway A1 at Arezzo, follow the sign for Poppi, then Pratovecchio. From Pratovecchio take the road for Firenze/Consuma/Scarpaccia, turn of the left for Coffia. Coming from west exit the road E45 at Bagno di Romagna and through the Pass of Mandrioli continue to Poppi then Pratovecchio, follow the direction Firenze/Consuma/Scarpaccia and after 2 kms on the right there is Coffia.
Hotel Casalino Pratovecchio
The Hostel 'Casalino', was born with the will of the local municipal istitutions that had the idea to restore this old elementary school unused since many years. The House has a typical regional aspect, but at the same time offers a modern accomodation, fullfilling all requirements and in compliance with regulations, improving like that the quality of supply. The Hostel is perfect for groups of peaple, for couples or singles that are looking for a special place in a wonderful and peaceful surrounding. We have availeble 18 beds extandable to 20. The Building is disposed on a flat floor, the entrance offers a unique view on the Casentino's valley (one of the most beatiful valley in Italy). 'Casalino' is composed of 5 Rooms, two of 3 beds, one of 4 beds, one of 6 beds (provided of bunk-type beds) and a double room with bathroom with equipment required for handicapped peaple. Bathroom are in common use (4 showers, 4 toilets and lavatories). It exists the possibility, in low season to have the keys of the bathrooms so to benefit of a 'private' disponibility. Coming in to the structure, on your left you can find a big room where there is a small but functional coffee-bar. Here we offer our breakfasts based on : Tea, coffee, chocolate, milk, breadm butter and marmelate. This room works also as dining-room. The guests that prefer to cook on their own can benefit ofour kitchen but the ones who desire to taste to the typycal dishes that Mrs Siomonetta will have the pleasure to prepare will be welcome.