We are Enzo and Alfonsina and, before showing you our world, we would like to tell you a short story.
As we have always lived in the countryside, more precisely on those hills just outside Florence, we have always lived surrounded by plants, animals and fresh air: offering our guests hospitality is the only thing we do by profession.
Before starting our business here, we used to run a coffee bar called Caffè Ricchi in Santo Spirito, one of the several Florentine areas. Our place was a real point of reference for those who used to live there and one of the first in the city centre to be open also for lunch. Our customers have always been considered as friends and our aim was making them feel completely at ease and happy; that’s why we used to propose different dishes every day, beyond zero mile produce and genuine ice-cream.
Try to imagine a place where all the dishes of the day are prepared with the products picked in the garden the night before or depending on what our family butcher’s has. Try to imagine a place where the relationship with the customers is so strong that we have decided to wide our business and to set up a restaurant which serves dinner too: we are always ready to provide catering service to some of the strongest Florentine brand, like Gucci, as well.
Such an evolution has made us extremely proud as it allowed many local people get to know and appreciate our food and our simple and genuine work.
What happened next? After that, we chose to move even forward. Actually, we sold our business and we decided to spend all our time caring of you and your holiday in Tuscany: Il Faeto is just waiting for you.
Il Faeto was created during the XV th century when it was supposed to be a fort between Florence and the area of Chianti, used to catch sight of the enemies. The experience you can live here perfectly summarizes all the things we have learnt during our lifetime: you can relax and observe the scenery along the edge of our swimming pool, taste our local products and enjoy a glass of good wine while staying in your own flat. We live in a portion of the Villa in our private apartment but we also have a private access in order to grant full privacy to our guests.