THE RELAIS

 

La Sorgente di Francesca is a little village perched on the hills of Fiesole, only a few kilometers from Florence and from its architectural artistic Beauties.

The village assembles an ancient Farmhouse, and its stone tower of the 1400, close to the Main House, dated back to the XV° Century. In the yard nearby, there are two stone houses having inside 3 luxury apartments, each of them with a big outdoor lunch room and sun umbrellas.

The village has been renovated with special preservative attention to minimum use of new materials, trying to recover what already is there since centuries. A conservative restoration work associated with modern technologies, in order to allow our guests to live a piece of history with all current comforts.

The inside rooms of the Farm House, the Main House and the apartments have selected vintage furniture and furnishings which have been finely restored by historic artisans and are mixed together with modern and design pieces.

From each part of the village, the apartments, the halls and the rooms there is an incomparable view on the Tuscan hills. A magic place where the silence and the peace are bothered only by the noise of animals or by the dives of the guests around the swimming pool.

THE PROJECT

La Sorgente… a project inspired by the soul, pursued, kept alive intensely with passion…. keeping in mind the words of a great poet of the past ‘ I slept and dreamt that life was joy, I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold service was joy

The story of La Sorgente is my story, it recalls happy memories, here I recall my kids running, getting lost in the blades of grass higher than them, here I see again my husband talking pleasantly with the farmers who already at that time were growing the vineyard and the olive groves … they used to nickname us The Lords. Looking at them from distance, I did not understand…. These people so sincere, so open, people who need anything but the surrounding land and its fruits, the ground that they loved so much without compromise… And I have always kept asking myself, who are the true Lords ?

La Sorgente…. A place normal at that time, and so rare today.

An ambitious project, in continuous evolution, where I have to live together with all my past and present moments, where I deal with a window, an arch, a stone, and protect them from unscrupulous architects and accountants, a wooden front door that as a child I thought impossible to move, all this is La Sorgente.

A piece of story that has its roots back to the days of Dante, a piece of my life, and now, I hope a piece of your life too.