The hamlet of Borgo I Vicelli is deeply rooted in the life of Florence and its surrounding territory.
The first historical mention of its structure dates back to the 1500s in relation to the Fattoria of San Donato (a local farm) which belonged to the ancient Spedale Degl'Innocenti of Florence. A small village situated around an ancient and accommodating country villa.he hamlet was originally constructed for agricultural purposes with an olive grove, a mill for the production of olive oil, and a surrounding reserve. Yet with the passage of time, its farming activities and buildings were abandoned. Now, thanks to the dedication and hard work of its current owners, the borgo has been restored to its ancient splendor for guest hospitality and the organization of events, in full respect of its historical origins. I Vicelli presents itself as a quaint village of times past, consisting of two rural buildings: the barn and the farmhouse. Both overlook the borgos square and today offer comfortable apartments and spacious rooms for our guests. The nineteenth century manor and the Old Mill are reserved for the borgos leisure activities and events. In the typical stone courtyard are gathered an arcaded porch with an antique wood oven, the Wellness Center, and an exposition of the farms natural products such as its PGI olive oil. The Old Mill is now home to two halls: LOlivaia where the olives were once spread out before pressing; and La Limonaia, a winter garden. Both are available for professional and private occasions. The nineteenth-century villa, a country manor, has kept its original charm and atmosphere of centuries past. It is surrounded by arcades and an English garden, the perfect location for the open-air swimming pool adorned with elegant furnishings.