Hello, I’m Alessandro, nice to meet you!
I am a curious person, I love good food, animals, nature and above all traveling discovering new cultures, new places and traditions.
With the passion of traveling and with the help of my parents, in 2003 I decided to embark on the adventure of opening a Bed & Breakfast.
Why did I do it? Well, I wanted to open the doors of the house to guests from all over the world to let him discover the wonders that our area offers.
So I can host, meet and welcome new people.
They can spend a pleasant holiday in a simple and nice environment but above all in harmony with the nature that surrounds it.
I will take care of you, from your arrival, giving you suggestions for visits, restaurants, events and curiosities.
See you soon.
Alessandro and his family
The Bed & Breakfast “La casa di Zefiro” is a small family-run property born in 2003 and personally managed by the owner Alessandro Cenci. In 2017 its rooms have been completely renovated to offer its guests better comfort.
The villa is located in the small village of Castra located in the Municipality of Capraia and Limite between Empoli (the city of the musician Ferruccio Busoni and also famous for its Glass Museum, MUVE), Vinci (the birthplace of the Florentine genius Leonardo da Vinci) and Montelupo Fiorentino (famous for ceramics and its museum). Thanks to its location the structure is very popular, as it is located in a strategic point of Tuscany between Florence, Prato and Pistoia at 400 meters s.l.m. immersed in the countryside near the natural park of Montalbano.
“La casa di Zefiro” is composed of 4 bright rooms, with private bathroom, furnished with taste, simplicity and in an original way. All rooms have views of the typical Tuscan hills with their handkerchiefs or terraces of land dedicated to the cultivation of olive trees, vines and wheat.
Free Wi-Fi service is available throughout the hotel. The rooms are also equipped with a 15″ LCD TV, hairdryer, heating and air conditioning. Every morning cleaning is done and linen is changed every 3 days.
From “La casa di Zefiro” you can reach in less than 10 minutes by car the Montelupo Fiorentino train station, well connected to the most important Tuscan cities: Florence, Pisa, Siena.
But our region is also famous for its characteristic villages and charming villages easily reachable by car thanks to the strategic location of the B & B, among these we remember: Carmignano, with its Church of San Michele that houses inside it “La visitazione” del Pontormo or Artimino with the famous Villa Medicea known to most as “Villa dei cento chimneys”, Montespertoli, Montecatini Terme, Collodi “The city of Pinocchio” and the “Villa Garzoni”, Signa with its beautiful “Villa Caruso”, Sesto Fiorentino with his “villa of the Medici della Petraia”, San Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo the city of Boccaccio, and much more.
The service provided can be bed and breakfast or overnight only. In summer you can have breakfast on the terrace with a view of the hills or in the room specially designed.
We are also at your disposal for museum reservations or tours of the city of Florence and other art centers in Tuscany.