holiday farm     La Topaia   Borgo San Lorenzo
La Topaia: Via San Giovanni Maggiore, 57 -
50032 Borgo San Lorenzo Firenze - telefono e fax: 055 8408741 - sito:

Villa La Topaia
La Topaia retains the traditional structure of a typical Tuscan farmstead of bygone days: in a commanding position, on a hilltop, stand the living and farming buildings; all around them, sloping down to the valley bottom, spread the fields.

Until the 19th century, the manor house was the only building on the estate. The historic villa was later complemented with a large farmhouse and later a stable, a barn and a loggia were also added.

Villa La Topaia is ronowned as the setting of a celebrated literary romance: in 1916, the feminist writer Sibilla Aleramo was staying here as a guest when she met the local poet Dino Campana.

Serviced and self catering accommodation

Hospitality is offered throughout the year in two comfortable self contained units and three double rooms. We can accommodate up to 18 guests.

The apartment units, situated in the former farmhouse, are fully equipped with all modern facilities and are best suited for families and parties of friends looking for self catering holiday accommodation.

Integrated farming

The farm spreads over 36 hectares of fields where Michel and Daniela grow crops of cereals and tend their vineyard. Guests are welcome to taste and purchase the farm produce, grown according to the rules and regulations of the 'integrated fight' farming methods.

La Topaia is also a member of the “Pane del Mugello” (Mugello bread) consortium, a pool of entrepreneurs (farmers, millers and bakers) who make and market an excellent natural-rise bread baked in traditional wood burning ovens. Michel and Daniela also take much pride and care in their vegetable garden and orchard.

Farm holidays
The recent renovation work on the farm has converted into tourist accommodation units such buildings that were no longer needed for agricultural activities.

A well kept lawn equipped with chairs and tables is available for guest use. There are also a wooden and stone outbuilding sheltering a large table, a capacious barbeque and a wood burning oven where guests are welcome to cook their open air meals. A ping-pong table is also available.

Wholesome cuisine
In our family-run establishment, much stress is laid on providing excellent meals, and when preparing breakfasts and dinners for our guests we make a point of sticking to the rules of wholesome Tuscan home cooking: we choose fresh, seasonal produce from our own fields and from other local farms; even sugar, spices and coffee – unavailable as local produce – are all purchased from a fair trade organization.


Where we are
The 14th century Villa La Topaia stands in the midst of the lush Mugello countryside at some 3 km from Borgo San Lorenzo and it offers fine views on a charming corner of Tuscan countryside, marked on the right by the historic Romanesque church of San Giovanni Maggiore and on the left by the stately Villa di Corte and centennial park of the Frescobaldi Marquis.

The neighbourhood
Our location in the green heart of the Mugello valley at the foot of the Tuscan Apennines, alternating farmed land and woods, is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday in the celebrated Tuscan countryside.

La Topaia is an excellent touring base for visiting the nearby art destinations (including Florence, which is just 25 km away), but even locally you will find great museums, events, shopping opportunities, sports and leisure facilities and all sorts of outdoor activities.

Our rates
Double room: € 62.00 to 70.00 per night (including breakfast)
4-bed self catering unit: € 95.00 to 110.00 per night
6-bed self catering unit: € 130.00 to 150.00 per night

Extra: guests staying in the self catering units can order breakfast as an extra; evening meal can also be arranged by request.

Villa La Topaia is open all year with central heating in the winter months.
Guests will find ample parking on private ground.
Our accommodation is suitable for wheelchair access.
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
We accept credit and debit card payments.