Barco Mediceo...Enjoy the authentic Tuscan Park environment

Relax in the cosy and romantic atmosphere of the Bed and Breakfast Barco Mediceo, surrounded by flowers, birds, olive trees, cypresses, peaks and enjoy a traditional heritage home which is decorated with our family’s antique furniture. The magical fresh air creates a calm and friendly environment.

The Bed and Breakfast

Barco Mediceo is an ecological hotel located 25 km away from Florence, near Carmignano City and 9 km from Vinci (Leonardo Da Vinci’s birth place). It is situated in the Medicea’s Road of Chianti’s Montalbano Wine. Placed in a beautiful natural protected reserve park, where approximately in the year 1600 the powerful Medici’s family, well known in Florence and the whole Tuscan region, used to go hunting.

The name Barco Mediceo has renascent origins, in fact the word Barco means park or forest reserve. The Grand duke Cosimo III of Medici in 1626, built a 2 meters tall wall by 55km distance, so they would have privacy when hunting. Part of this wall still in our property.

The Medici family also hired a group of people, as a little army in order to protect their land and the hunted animals which were, at those times: deer, wild hogs and even bears. Their army was called “I Birri” and they lived around the forest. Today, our region has different species such as: wolves, squirrels, rabbits and wild pigs.

At the Bed and Breakfast Barco Mediceo, the fields, peaks, ecological trails, viewing points and the native woods are the hosts of a beautiful place where the man meets a mixture of nature, art, history and gastronomy which invite you to take part of it.

Come and visit Tuscany with us

Lorenzo today became an official tourism guide in Portuguese and Italian, and knows how to turn your trip into a fantastic experience. Specializing in art and art history, producer of organic olive oil and wine connoisseur and the most prestigious wineries in Italy, as well as traditional restaurants, can organize tourist routes presenting a territory with its cultural and eno-gastronomic aspects with the philosophy of "slow -tourism "and" slow-food ".

Some examples of tours and tours...

Florence - Easter - Lo Scoppio Del Carro (Show of car fireworks called Brindelone).

Florence - Opening of Iris's garden (The flower of Liz is a symbol of the city).

Carmignano - Cantine Aperte.

Certaldo – mercanzia

Montelupo - Ceramic's party.

Florence - Saint John the Baptist's party (Patron of the city).

Siena – II Palio

Lajatico - Andrea Bocelli Show.

Our Story

Hotel Barco Mediceo is the result of the dynamism of the couple Lorenzo Federico Tesi and Cassia Mara Campardo. Lorenzo is an administrator, graduated from the university of business economics and, above all, an authentic Tuscan who knows, appreciates and preserves local traditions. Cassia Mara is a dentist with improvement in several universities, a Brazilian who carries in the blood the inheritance of his Italian ancestors who emigrated to Brazil in 1888.

From this alliance came the idea of preserving a beautiful space in Tuscany and open its doors to visitors who seek to know this Italian region that fascinates everyone....more...

Our land

The territory of Carmignano offers, under the eno-gastronomic profile, an important production of Chianti wine. You can visit the wineries and enjoy the tasty and unequaled productions: "Carmignano DOCG", "Barco Reale DOC" and "Ruspo di Carmignano". Hotel Barco Mediceo is located in this region, on the Chianti wine road of Carmignano.

All the senses are valued, but the palate is privileged by the immense variety of eno-gastronomic options at its disposal. There is excellent production of extra virgin olive oil, extracted on the property of Barco Mediceo....more...

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