— What makes Follonico different?
— Follonico Blue Notte Suite
— Why did you leave your previous life to restore a property and rent it out as a small hotel?
Before, we had wasted a lot of time commuting. We wanted more quality of life for ourselves, as well as for our kids.”
— Lounge detail
— Please tell us a little about Follonico’s interior design and the rooms.
We have six rooms that make up our very small hotel. They are all very different. Between May and September, the White Essential is my favorite because there is a terrace off the bedroom. From October to April, when you want a little bit more space inside, I prefer Blue Notte. But all have their own charm. It’s like a fairy tale atmosphere here at Follonico.”
— Views over Tuscany
— What other facilities and services do you offer to your hotel guests at Follonico?
We also use a service that can deliver a Fiat 500 in the morning. It’s something fun for people who’ve never driven that car. It’s not so comfortable that you can drive for long distances, maybe 30 or 40 kilometers in a day, but the rooftop can be opened so it’s a great way to tour Tuscany.”
— Rosso Tramonto Suite
— Why is the slow living philosophy important to you?
We also encourage our guests to travel to the smaller Tuscan villages nearby rather than the bigger cities. People in the area all believe in this way of living. This way, guests experience a real farming tradition and the food that comes from it.”
— Dining area
— Is the food at the B&B all from local Tuscan producers?
At Follonico, we prepare our own marmalade and jam, as well as bread. I wake up every morning at six o’clock to bake my pastries and breads.”
— Outside Follonico