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Farm in Tuscany, Florence Apartments Garden Pool, home restaurant, wine tastings - Melograno (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/6)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Description

Melograno (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/6)

Beautiful and spacious 1 bedroom apartment (970 sq feet/90 sq meters) with private garden. Sleep 2 up to 6.

It is very bright, positioned on the ground floor and it has a large living room (40 sq mt) with a nice cooking corner and a big glass door which looks over its private garden and courtyard.

Kitchen has a gas stove, fridge, freezer, electric oven, microwaves, kettle, toaster and dishwasher.

The bright double room has a monumental iron 4 poster bed (XVIII century) and it has garden view and a special studio on a raised mezzanine level offering a panoramic view over the roof.

Bathroom is large with shower and tub. There are also 2 very comfortable double sofa beds, one in the living room and the other at the mezzanine level.

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About the property

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Perfect setting for a family holiday or a romantic escape. Villa il Paradisino is a wonderful 15th century Tuscan villa just 5km from the historical centre of Florence. The 4 apartments and the suite have been tastefully decorated with a charming mix of Italian antiques and modern comforts. The villa is surrounded by beautiful gardens and farmland. Very peaceful and quiet. It has been with the same family since 1839. The current owners are very passionate about food and produces their own olive oil, wine, eggs, fruits and vegetables at the farm. Friendly and always at your disposal. For a truly unique Tuscan experience stay with a family with lots of history and heritage. Wonderful, suitable and safe for children - delightful for the older generation and romantic for the couples.

And for your little sweet ones we have high chairs, pack & plays, cribs, strollers, car seat and many toys!

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Owner
Costanza
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, swedish, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2017

About Costanza

Ciao a tutti!

I'm Costanza and I'm born in Florence and live here with my boyfriend Knut who is Norwegian and our wonderful son Leonard.

I love cooking,agriculture and nature.

I have always breathed a wonderful atmosphere in the big kitchen, around the marble table where my grandmothers and grandfathers were used to cook together delicious meals.

I give cooking classes teaching Florentine cuisine,

my sister Serena prepare wonderful vegetarian and vegan meal for our guests and she is a Naturopath. Knut is a food and wine lover and he exports hand made italian food to Norway.

My father all around the Villa has a wonderful little farm that provide fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and eggs to our guests: he is passionate with agriculture, history and arts.

My mother coordinates all of us...she is our "shining sun".

We'ld love to meet you!

Costanza purchased this apartment in 1839

Why Costanza chose Sesto Fiorentino

Villa Il Paradisino belongs to my family since the year 1839, 6th generation.

Relaxation, warm friendly people, lovely walks in a completely safe environment, being in the countryside surrounded by a little nice town. Cafè, Supermarket, Deli, Butchers, restaurants, bank, pharmacy,medical studio are all between 5 and 20 minutes minute walk from the front door.

What makes this apartment unique

People that are passionate with garden, agriculture, locally produced food and wine, with arts and history and that are looking for authentic Tuscany will be happy to be our guests.

We' ll be happy to serve you breakfast and dinners made by the best natural ingredients from our garden and local organic farmers.

We have a Reception that provide assistance to our guests to help them with their daily program: we are here for you!

We are a nice place also for family reunions and children are very welcome to enjoy the pool the garden, giving food to the ducks and chickens, playing with our dog, taking cooking classes and participating to our pizza parties: a marathon of Taste around a XVI century wood burning oven.

Your vacation in Florence will be a memory of a life time.

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar Gemelli
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Poggio ai Medici
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Sesto Fiorentino train station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A1 and A11
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Ristorante Aqaba
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Marina di Vecchiano
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

We are happy to provide additional services to our guests, collaborating with professional tour guides and sommelier that speak English fluently. For example: daily excursion in the wonderful Chianti area to enjoy amazing countryside landscapes, Renaissance Villages, Medieval castles, visit wine farms for wine tasting and extra virgin olive oil tasting. Guided tours of Historical Florence, Food lovers tour of Florence, Siena and Lucca can also be arranged. Biking and walking tours. Cooking classes are our "flagship": for our family sharing meals but more important 'cooking together' means share time, taste experiences, remember persons and their recipes - is one of the way to love and spoil each others.?We will prepare together a Florentine menu, a 5 course meal,starting to pick organic vegetables, fruit and herbs form our garden.

We look forward to know what are your interests and we will be very happy to offer you authentic experiences, taylor made on your passions.

Coast/Beach:

One hour driving to Viareggio, Marina di Pisa, Livorno and Forte dei Marmi.

Just ask and we'll be happy to advice you about a day excursion to the sea to enjoy the sun and taste good fish and white wines. Gnammy.

Travel:

If you prefer not to drive you can easily move by train or bus. The train station and bus stop to Florence is 15 minutes walking distance. Tickets are really cheap euro 1,5/person one way. It is safe to walk around in the evening. Trains are very fast: about 15 minutes to Florence and frequent.

Distances:

You can also find lots of shops and facilities like banks, pharmacies, restaurants, post office, theatre, pastry shops, bakeries, café, delli, groceries, tennis courts and more that are reachable within 10 minutes or less by foot.

Sesto Fiorentino, Etruscan and then Roman village, is famous for its artistic, hand made and painting porcelain. Nearby there are Richard Ginory porcelain factory and its museum. Then you can visit the Etruscan tombs and the Medici Villas.

Further Details:

Guests can also enjoy local horse riding, biking or just walking around the villa, shopping in the little centre or exploring the surrounding countryside and forest on scenic paths seeing beautiful historic houses, olive trees fields, gardens, enjoying the savoury scent of Tuscany aromatic herbs. Breakfast, dinner service option, reception.

Richard Ginory porcelain factory and its museum < 1 mile.

The Etruscan tombs La Montagnola and La Mula < 1 mile.

Medici Villas Castello and La Petraia, where you can visit the inside and historic Tuscan gardens outside < 2 miles.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Each booking shall be confirmed by email and be followed by a deposit of 50% of the total price for the requested accommodation. Payble by bank transfer or credit card.

Changeover Day:
You can arrive or leave every day of the week.

Notes on prices:
Rates include taxes, cleaning fees, private parking, use of the pool, Internet ADSL 24h and utilities (heating and air conditioning). Linens and towels for bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens are included and will be change at your disposal.


Amenities

Sesto Fiorentino Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We are located in Sesto Fiorentino, a small town surrounded by beautiful hills and the Apennine Mountains, just 6km NW (4 miles) from Florence historical centre and less than 1 hour drive from many world-wide renowned art cities like Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Pistoia, Arezzo and medieval villages like San Gimignano, Volterra, Certaldo as well as the beautiful Val d 'Orcia and Mugello countryside and the Chianti wine region. We are about 2 hours and 30 minutes drive from Rome and Venice and about 3 hours from Milan the fashion capital of the world. Our geographic position is absolutely exceptional to visit Florence (12 minutes ride by train) and the Tuscan region: you can establish your home base in our villa and drive everyday visiting different places. We are 3km (1.8 miles) from the exit of A1, the most important Highway that connects you with many cities and town. Outside: A swimming pool in the garden with sun beds, chairs and tables are available to our guests. Barbecue and landry room as well. 50.000 square meters of fields planted with delicious veggies, gardens with century old trees, fruit trees and flowers and aromatic herbs. You are welcome to pick fruit and vegetables.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
5

Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Italy for almost a month...our favorite part was staying at this wonderful 15th century farmhouse for 7 nights! We had a 5-course meal the first night there, it was amazing! We also took in a pizza night...it was the best pizza we had in Italy! Costanza and her sister were wonderful! The farmhouse is about a 5 minute ride to the train station, and only a 10-15 minute train ride to city center Florence. The rooms were very clean, and it was nice to have our own kitchen and patio area. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are no words to describe the big smile you put on our faces with your words:) Grazie grazie e mille grazie ancora. Tonight we'll have Pizza party for 30 guests...it is 35 C° but we look forward to doing it and to eat tasty pizzas as well! We look forward to welcoming you again in our little Paradisino. Warmth Regards, Costanza
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5

Beautiful property with very kind owners

  • 5 of 5

The houses are 600 years old and beautifully renovated to maintain its full charm. The grounds are exceptionally well maintained. The people are kind, warm and very helpful. Extremely well located. Close to everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jay, Thank you very much for your kind words:) We are very happy you had a nice time at Villa Il Paradisino. We hope we'll see you and your family again, Costanza and family
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5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was a one week stay with two adults and one teenager. We were in the ground floor apartment with patio. The accomodation was exactly as described and we were delighted with the layout and decoration. It was great to have the pool in the grounds of the estate. The gardens were a lovely place to relax after a day out in the city. The hosts were extremely helpful and friendly throughout the holiday. We would definitely return here when we visit Florence again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thnak you very much for your kind words! It make us so happy to know that you spend a nice time here with us. We really hope that you will be back soon to share more days in Tuscany together:)
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4

very pleasant, very convenient

  • 4 of 5

The location is great if you want to visit Florence but don't want to stay in Florence. Great with dogs.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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