Families with children need look no further than Pension Bencistà: the perfect accommodation for your holiday in and around Florence and the other charming towns of Tuscany.
Pensione Bencista is located on the hill of Fiesole, only 25 minutes drive from the city centre of Florence. The hotel has a large private parking, which is available to customers free of charge.
Pensione Bencista is a 3 star hotel set amidst a beautiful garden that provides clean air and safe areas for your children’s activities.
After a long day of intense sightseeing in Florence and other Tuscan towns your children will be able to enjoy in the garden’s playground, a safe and tranquil environment away from the smog and heat of the city.
If total relax is what you’re looking for, you may reserve 1 exclusive hour at the spa for your family. As a matter of fact, access to our spa is exclusive and only by appointment, in order to ensure maximum privacy and tranquility to our guests.
Pensione Bencistà has triple rooms, family rooms and junior suites.
If you have a baby you can book our room with changing table!
Florence: art, ice creams and gardens
Pensione Bencistà is an excellent starting point to visit Florence, with its array of museums, churches and medieval streets. To the delight of children (and adults) Florence also abounds with ice cream shops (did you know that ice cream was actually invented in Florence?) and toy stores, whether old, commercial, eco-friendly, scientific exc.
If you travel with children, we also recommend a visit to the numerous city gardens: the famous Boboli Gardens and Bardini Garden (which recently returned under the municipality ownership), as well as beautiful parks such as the Cascine and Villa di Pratolino, surmounted by the statue Appennino by Giambologna.
Why visiting Florence only? Besides Fiesole, from Pensione Bencistà you can also reach the town of Pisa with its iconic Leaning Tower (1h 30 minutes by car), Siena, seat of the famous Palio (2h 20), Vinci (Leonardo’s hometown (1h)), Lucca, famous for the walls that can be walked or cycled (1 hour and 20 minutes).
When travelling with children it is always recommendable to choose one accommodation for the entire stay, in order to avoid disruptions of their habits.
Thanks to its central position, Pensione Bencistà gives you the opportunity to visit numerous locations within short distance, making it the ideal place for a holiday in Tuscany.
If your kids get tired of visiting works of art and museums, Pensione Bencistà offers several attractions and entertainments for them.
In addition to the gardens and parks mentioned above, there are also two Adventure Parks that can be easily reached from Pensione Bencistà: Vincigliata Adventure Park (only 10 minutes by car) and the park near Villa Demidoff (the Giant) which is a 15 minutes drive away.
The public library in Fiesole has a nice children’s area, and in Florence there are several game rooms, gyms and inflatables.
And if your little ones love prehistory, you might want to visit the Prehistoric Park in Peccioli, with life-size reproductions of dinosaurs. The park is situated only one hour away from our facility.
Pensione Bencistà offers beautiful and spacious triple rooms, family rooms and junior suites, all provided with WiFi and furnished according to the ancient Florentine tradition.
Although half of the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, thanks to the room size and the chilly temperatures of Fiesole you can avoid using it, as the airco is often a pain for children.
Our staff is attentive, knowledgeable and always happy to answer all of your questions.
To avoid problems and unexpected events you may want to book a half board service for the entire duration of your stay. Going back to the hotel with tired but happy kids and being able to dine on site instead of having to search for a place to eat is definitely a huge advantage.
In the evening you can take an ice cream in Fiesole or relax on the beautiful terrace overlooking Florence, while your children play in the garden in total safety.
Exclusive access to the spa is a unique prerogative of our facility.
In the unfortunate event of an accident, there are 3 pediatricians and a doctor studio (Medici della Misericordia) in Fiesole, 5 minutes from the guest house, which also provide emergency medical service.
If you are looking for an unforgettable family holiday experience in Florence and Tuscany, Pensione Bencistà is the answer to all your family needs.
We are looking forward to welcome you!