Bed and breakfast in un monastero nei pressi di Firenze

The building complex of Santa Maria della Pace is placed in Botinaccio, a place where the Frescobaldi family, lords of Castiglioni, had several properties inherited from the Guidi counts. After a miraculous apparition of Virgin Mary an oratory was built and managed by Franciscan friars.
This place of devotion has been enlarged, in the course of the centuries, to meet the need of the more and more numerous pilgrims going there. The monastery has been recently and carefully restored to bring it back to its ancient beauty but also to create a graceful and comfortable place where visitors can spend their days.


  • Banquets 
  • Guide-Dogs Welcome 
  • Internet Point 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Parking 
  • Wake Up Service
Santa Maria Della Pace not only offers comfortable and nicely decorated rooms but also free parking and the possibility of enjoying home made lunches or dinners by previous arrangement with the "Sisters". The property is also equipped with a huge garden in the backside where guests can relax and enjoy some peace or simply read a book surrounded by an extremely quiet atmosphere.

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The monastery is located just few kilometres away from the small historical village of Montespertoli. Set on the top of a hill, which views the surrounding countryside of Chianti area. Within short time it is possible to reach Florence, Siena and other places like San Gimignano and Volterra and the coast of Viareggio.

By car from Firenze - Pisa - Livorno: leave the motorway FI-PI-LI at the exit Montelupo Fiorentino; at the stop sign turn left and after about 400 mt turn right for Botinaccio. Follow the main street and you will find the monastery in 5 minutes drive.

By Train: the nearest train station is Empoli (15 km) which is very well connected with Pisa, Siena and Florence railway station.Please note that there are no bus from Empoli to Botinaccio.

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Santa Maria della Pace
Santa Maria della Pace - V.Botinaccio, 22 - Montespertoli (FI)
tel. +39 0571.680375    fax +39.0571.680362