About Us

About us

Looking for a room to stay in the countryside only 18 km from Florence? Do you want a comfortable bed and breakfast in a panoramic position in the Tuscan hills of Chianti Valdarno,?
B & B The Raw Stone is the name for you, with rooms for every need, all equipped with wi-fi, TV, fully equipped kitchen.

"La Pietra Grezza B&B" ( The Raw Stone B&B) is situated in the medieval hamlet of Bisticci, in a panoramic position among the rolling hills of Tuscany, in the Chianti Valdarno area, 18km far from Florence. Easily reached from highway A1, it is the ideal location to spend a relaxing vacation in the Tuscan countryside, while at the same time being very near to the many cultural sites  in Tuscany  - such as Florence, Siena,   San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca  and Pisa.

 The Villa, completely restored in recent years, was once the mansion of the Hunting-Keeper of the adjoining Bisticci Castle  (1450), and is surrounded by olive groves and a forest of chestnut trees, with cypress trees towering above. The house is surrounded by large gardens, ensuring a peaceful and pleasant stay. Solitude and privacy is guaranteed in this relaxing natural environment.

The Owner let also two apartments for short, mid and long term:  “Ancient Fireplace” and “The Lilac”,  WEB SITE: WWW.LAPIETRAGREZZA.IT

The apartments, in characteristic Tuscan country style, have cotto tile floors, beamed ceilings and are completely furnished with televisions, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer and centralized heating. Only 18km from Florence, and a simple drive down the hill to the small village of Cellai, this lovely rural estate consists of a gracious large house divided into two apartments, each with their own private covered area for outdoor dining , surrounded by terra cotta pots of beautiful flowering plants. The owner , Alberto,  is conveniently there to offer assistance from directions to the nearest market, to informing you of upcoming events in the near by towns. The apartments are comfortably furnished, with bed linens provided, towels for both kitchen and bath, dish and cooking utensils, vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron. Centralized heating but to autonomous management with production of warm water. There is also a washing machine and drying racks in each apartment..

Internet ADSL available. Cradle on request. Dogs are accepted if well behaved.

Electricity and gas are included when renting by the week, and are pro rated by consumption when renting by the month.

In the downstairs office there are  phone, fax and photocopier services available for guests.


where we are

 La Pietra Grezza B&B is located 400 metres  above sea level in the region of Tuscany  known as Chianti Valdarno, south of Florence .

The house is about 18 km.  from Florence , 19 km.  from Florence Airport- Peretola, 35 km.  from National Park of Casentinesi Forests and Falterona Mountains , 67 km.  from Siena  and San Gimignano, 45 km.  from Arezzo , and 79 km.  from Pisa .

It is easily reached from the A1 motorway  and is an ideal location for those who want to spend a relaxing and pleasant holiday, but at the same time want easy access to the most beautiful historic towns in the region.

Around Bisticci there are many old churches ( the "Pieve di San Pietro a Cascia" with the Masaccio Museum of Sacred Art) and castles (Sanmezzano Castke ) and the famous Etruscan road (the Seven Bridges Road ) which begins near Rignano sull'Arno.

Along this road you will see some of the most lovely Tuscan landscapes, along with seven Romanic churches.

 In Cellai (a drive down the hill) you can catch a bus to and from Florence  and Arezzo .

The outlet The Mall, in the Leccio locality, is only 8 km away. The centre now hosts the most prestigious brands outlets.


How to reach  La Pietra Grezza

From North:

Exit motorway A1 at FIRENZE SUD, go on the connection road and go out on right for Bagno a Ripoli. Go on SP1 road  for Bagno a Ripoli, San Donato in Collina, Troghi, Cellai.

At Cellai go on right for Bisticci and La Pietra Grezza  ( there are the signals ).

From South:

Exit motorway A1 at INCISA, go on left for Incisa, take the first on the right ( for Florence), cross the Arno river and go on  right  on SP1 road for Burchio, Palazzolo, Le Valli, Cellai.

At Cellai go on left for Bisticci and La Pietra Grezza  ( there are the signals).


 GPS coordinates : Lat.: 45.699373 - Long.: 11.3937235

Check in : 4,00 – 9,00 p.m.    Check Out : before 11,00 a.m.

Our Prices

-B & B prices range from 70 € to 85 € for double bed room for night, from 95 € to 110 € for triple  bed room for night, double bed room for one person from 42 € to 50 € for night, additional bed

 25 € for night. Breakfast and heating ( from September 29 to March 30) included.

Children under 4 years are free if not using bed. With the extra bed instead pay 20 euros more.

-Rental apartment:

- Short term rentals (up to 4 days) from € 80 to € 140 per apartment per day depending on season and number of Guests.

 -from 470 € to 850 € weekly, all included, depending on season and number of Guests;

 -from 950 € to 1400 € monthly, plus utilities, depending on season, apartment and duration.

30% deposit required at the time of booking (either by bank draft or PayPal – No CHEQUE) and the balance due two weeks before arrival by bank draft or PayPal  or in cash at the time of your arrival at La Pietra Grezza            ( there are no credit card services)

Damage deposit € 200 for weekly and monthly rentals.  PayPal payments are accepted.

Extra services

We are in contact with the leading travel agencies in order to provide our customers a full package of activities in and out of port. We will offer a rich package of excursions and day trips as well as a complete schedule of the main town events.
Contact us by mail or by phone: you will find an attendant who will answer all your questions regarding the services available.