San Carlo Bed and Breakfast

  • Some tips for Your days

    The times indicate the total time spent in the car (according to Google maps)  round-trip from San Carlo.


    1)  Firenze: 1 day for monuments and places of interest + 1 day to visit some museums.

    2)  Certaldo – San Giminiano – Volterra (h. 2,15).

    3)  Cerreto Guidi – Vinci – San Miniato (min. 50).

    4)  Excursions and visits on Montalbano ( min. 50).

    5)  Colle Val d’Elsa – Monteriggioni – Siena (h. 2,50).

    6)  Shopping day of crafts, see "What to buy".

    7)  Empoli – Montelupo Fiorentino (min. 40).

    8)  Certaldo – San Giminiano – Palaia – San Miniato (h. 2,15).

    9)  Padule di Fucecchio, nature and bird watching (min. 50).

    10)   Vicopisano – Charterhouse of Pisa in Calci – Pisa (h.2,40).

    11)   Altopascio – Montecarlo – Lucca (h. 2,30)

    For more info see "Area Links"


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  • What to buy

    Of course you will be overwhelmed by the offer of souvenirs in places visited by mass tourism. Here we just want to indicate to you the opportunities that the area offers

    We are in a production area of Chianti DOCG but farms continuously enrich their products with innovative wines from grape variety compatible with the  terrain nature. Many of them also produce white wines and “Vin Santo”. You can to taste, often for a fee, and purchase.

    Remarkable and excellent the production of extra virgin olive oil, purchased directly from the makers or by the oil mills. 

    You can buy many handicraft products of high quality at reasonable prices directly in the factory:from pottery in Montelupo Fiorentino to leather clothing, shoes, handbags, leather goods in general.

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  • What to eat

       The clayey nature and aridity of the hilly lands has limited the crops to vineyards, olive trees and a bit of grain, the rest is wood.

       The only rich dish on our table is the Fiorentina beefsteak obtained from slaughter of animals of Chianina breed, the same used in the past working in the fields. Hung long and, considered the tonnage of these bovines (up to 1,700 kg!), a weight that is about 1300 gr., 3-4 cm thick, soft, juicy, has a unique taste. It is not cooking, very simple, which gives it flavor, in case preserves it, so any beefsteak outside of the above parameters can not be called "Fiorentina".

    For the rest, oil, bread, many vegetables and legumes, farmyard animals and game abound on our tables. The menus are rich of toasted bread and fried in lard polenta with chicken livers or game, bruschetta with fresh oil, various cold cuts.

        Few are the typical pastas except pappardelle with hare or Pici in Siena. Many are the soups: ribollita, panzanella, bean soup, pappa al pomodoro.

        The most common and traditional second courses present in many menus are: grilled pigeons, mixed roast, arista (pork loin), fagioli all’uccelletto (beans whit sage, sausages and tomato), stewed beef, tripe and various offals, hare and boar.

    Low voice, to justify my 100 kilos I must also mention specialties that can be tasted only at home: soprassata with traditional flavors (what is sold is just boiled pork), macaroni and rabbit sauce, spaghetti with olives and fresh oil, pasta and duck, mallegato (sausage of pig’s blood), fegatelli (meat and pork liver stewered in fennel flowers), grilled rabbit, papero (goose) in damp, sweet and sour cod with pine nuts and raisins…

      The products are almost all local and I like to emphasize that Tuscany was the first GMO-free European Region.

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  • For who is on holidays

    The offer is huge, every town and village in the district has its museums with   important or interesting works and some of them are real architectural gems. You will find same leaflets at home and we will be happy to assist you to make your days interesting.

       You will can wander from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, from Medici villas to the Etruscan world.

       Florence is very easy to get from here without getting lost in traffic. By car you can park in half an hour under the central station or, better yet, leaving the car at Empoli, to get to the same place in 20 minutes by train  without the anxiety (and cost) of parking.

    For more info see "Area Links"

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  • For people working

    Our location and proximity to S.G.C. FI-PI-LI makes accessible in a short time (5 to 20 min) several industrial areas like the Leather District (Fucecchio, San Miniato, Santa Croce s / Arno, Castelfranco di Sotto), Mercatale Vinci Sovigliana, Capraia e Limite , Empoli and Montelupo Fiorentino.

    In addition to 10 minutes are the San Pietro Igneo Hospital of Fucecchio, the IRSOO-optics school of Vinci and the S. Giuseppe Hospital of Empoli.

    For business customers we offer discounts and special agreements with Companies for the price of the rooms and the possible dinner.

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Bed and Breakfast San Carlo

Rates and services

Rates 2018

  Min Max
Per person per night 33 45
Children under 12 with extra bed in room* 20 27
Double room for single use 39 50


Prices in euros per person per night. 

*Children under 4 years sharing bed with parents are free.


Included inprice:

  • Continental breakfast buffet enriched with seasonal fruit, juices, cold cuts, cheeses and Tuscan stuffed "schiacciata"
  • Air conditioning / heating.
  • Satellite TV.
  • Wi-fi coverage.
  • Daily cleaning of the room.
  • Change of linen every 3 days or as needed.
  • Set of towels and toiletries in the bathroom.
  • Hair dryer. *
  • Fresh mineral water for the night.**
  • Space to park in unattended fenced yard near the entrance of the room.

* Please ask landlord. Negative and dangerous experiences recommend us not to keep these appliances in the rooms.

** Ask landlord (he is quite inclined to distraction), the guests coming in late in the night will find the bottle hanging on the doorknob of the room.


Services not included
- Afternoon snacks
- Soft drinks.

- Coffee, tea and other hot drinks.
- Dinner on request, with a menu agreed with the manager the day before based on typical Tuscan dishes (Ribollita, Croutons, Bruschette, pasta with ragout of rabbit wild boar or hare, arista, fegatelli, cantuccini, brigidini, cavallucci, Vin Santo…). The cost, including wine, water and coffee, is between 20 and 25 €.


Confirmationof reservation:


  •     With credit card, only as guarantee, there will be no charge, by sending the following data: Type (Visa, Mastercard), cardholder, card number, expiration date and Security code.The B&B reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
  •   Sending a deposit corresponding to the cost of one overnight (30% of total amount for stays over a week) by credit card, clicking on the button "Buy Now" below on this page through Paypal secure system.The sum in case of cancellation until 8 days before to arrival, minus transaction fees will be refunded.

Check in:  h. 16.30 to 20.00 - Please communicate any lateness.

Check out: by 10.30 a.m.

San Carlo Bed and Breakfast

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