The Villa Castiglione was a pleasant surprise! My daughter suggested this Villa as a last minute reserve, and wow, I am glad she did! I stayed two nights for the weekend. After going up a small winding road (with all the Villa Castiglione signs to show the way - easy to find), and very secluded - I came around the corner to see a great church next to an Olive Grove. I thought "Wow, is this it?" And sure enough it was! It's an old Church in excellent condition and so beautiful. They have their own restaurant and their own pool with trails. The breakfast, included in the price, was delicious and fresh. The rooms are decorated in a gawdy style and unique, and the rooms were with a view of Florence. At least my room was. I had a room next to the terrace walk out and could see the whole of Florence from up there. Breath taking! There is no elevator, so be ready to carry your bags up, but the front desk people are more than happy to help. I will be returning for certain in the future when I come to Florence. I am so, so happy to have found this place to use for my visits in the future! Grazie!