A truly special B&B for an unforgettable holiday

Palazzo Malaspina is a charming bed and breakfast located in San Donato in Poggio, a pretty and exclusive village in one of the most beautiful and famous areas of Tuscany: the Chianti region.

This prestigious B&B has 5 elegant double rooms, furnished with family antiques and decorated with exquisite fabrics. All rooms have a private bathroom and are equipped with all main comforts including air conditioning, heating, and WiFi access. Some rooms have a balcony overlooking Chianti hills, while others have a relaxing whirlpool bath.

At Palazzo Malaspina guests can enjoy the quiet of the secret and shady garden behind the bed and breakfast, while sipping a glass of Chianti wine, a gift offered by Maria found in your room upon arrival.

Top 3 reasons you'll love Palazzo Malaspina


From the moment you arrive, Palazzo Malaspina offers coffee, tea, cakes, fresh fruit & a complimentary bottle of Chianti wine


Homemade cakes, cookies and jams are just part of the rich & hearty meal you'll find every morning to start your day


Set in the center of a medieval town in Chianti, it is just minutes from the main roads that connect all of Tuscany

The Charm of a History

The bed and breakfast in Chianti is set in a ancient and fascinating building from the late Renaissance overlooking the main square of San Donato. The building belonged to the families of Ticci and Malaspina until the Pellizzari family purchased it in the 19th century. Maria, born a Pellizzari, has carefully restored the her family home, preserving its original features creating a luxury bed & breakfast with 5 double bedrooms.  While maintaining the charm and ambiance of the palazzo, she has incorporated many modern conveniences for today's modern traveller, such as WiFI and air conditioning.  Palazzo Malaspina provides a tranquil base for your holiday wanderings throughout the vast territory of Chianti and Tuscany.

A Warm Welcome

The perfectly proportioned rooms and their en suite private bathrooms provide the guest with many modern comforts during their stay in one of the most prestigious palazzos in the town center.  The windows are sound proofed for your sleeping comfort, and each room boasts a unique view and decor. Highlighting family antiques, colorful accents and origianl architecural accents discovered durning the renovation, the overall decor is one of luxury and extreme comfort. Be prepared for complete relaxation as there is no TV nor telephones in the rooms. Instead you will find everything to keep your comfort, from courtesy bathroom slippers, bathroom toiletries and hair dryer, in-room safe and breakfast in your room upon request. You will find free Wifi in the common areas.

The rooms are perfect for couples and anyone wishing to relax in Chianti while staying within walking distance from cafes, restaurants and shops. Enjoy a stroll around town under the stars after a satisfying dinner or pizza, join the locals at the bar for an espresso and settle in the private garden of the bed and breakfast to admire the picture perfect scenery. 

Celebrating one of the most important meals of the day with Maria means indulging in her homemade cakes, cookies and jams in the buffet breakfast. She prepares fresh baked goods which are available not only at breakfast, but also upon check-in along with a restorative cup of tea or coffee, fresh fruit and bottled water. You will also find a welcome bottle of wine in your room! Breakfast can be adapted for vegetarians and anyone who is celiac, the important thing is to indicate this at the time of booking so that Maria is prepared ahead of time to welcome you from this aspect as well.

A perfect base in the heart of Chianti

Palazzo Malaspina is located in the center of San Donato in Poggio, which itself is a gem of a village, immersed in the typical landscape of Chianti dotted with vineyards and olive groves.  The rooms are perfect for couples and anyone wishing to relax in Chianti while staying within walking distance  from cafe's, restaurants and shops.  Enjoy a stroll around town under the stars after a satisfying dinner or pizza, join the locals at the bar for an espresso and settle in the private garden of the bed and breakfast to admire the picture perfect scenery

The B&B is a perfect base to explore Tuscany and its main attractions. Palazzo Malaspina is half way from Florence and Siena, just 30 minutes away by car. Maria, the owner of the B&B, is at guests' disposal for advice on places to visit, and restaurants, museum reservations and tour arrangements. The picturesque towns of Castellina in Chianti, Radda and Gaiole in Chianti are very close by the bed and breakfast and in less than one hour driving you can also reach Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo and the medieval cities of Certaldo and San Gimignano.

The bed and breakfast is within about 35 minutes driving from exclusive Ugolino's Golf club (18 holes) for anyone wishing to enjoy a day on the green.

Meet the owner, Maria Pellizzari

My name is Maria Pellizzari, just like my maternal grandmother and from whom I inherited Palazzo Malaspina. After a long period away, I returned to San Donato in Poggio with the desire to give new life to this special house full of memories and, in 2003, the B&B opened its doors. During the long months of restoring the palace I kept my guests' comfort in mind while maintaining the characteristics of the building in place as well as furnishings belonging to my family. My wish has always been to make guests feel welcome in a private home with its history.

I live in a small apartment within Palazzo Malaspina in order to personally welcome my guests, serving breakfast every morning. It is a pleasure to hear from guests appreciation for my hospitality as well as my homemade cakes and jams. I often receive comments similar to this one from Betty and Dun from the USA:

"Maria, the breakfasts were grand, especially the flourless chocolate cake! Simply yummy! We hope to see you again!"

I look forward to welcoming you to my home,

~ Maria Pellizzari

Palazzo Malaspina

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Palazzo Malaspina

via del Giglio 35, San Donato in Poggio
53024 Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (Florence)


43.535475 latitude
11.2345539 longitude


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