|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Very spacious 2 bedroom apartment (1490 sq feet, 140 sq meters) is located on the ground floor in the more ancient part of the villa and it is composed of a large and elegant living room (37 sq mt) with stone fireplace and kitchen with gas stove, fridge, freezer, electric oven, microwaves, kettle, toaster and dishwasher.
There is 1 double room with an ancient iron 4 poster bed and another bedroom with brass bed, twins or double as you prefer. Both rooms have garden view and private bathroom.
One of these has a shower and the other has shower and tub.
There is also a double sofa bed in the living room. Our sofa beds are hand made by a local artisan and are comfortable as a real bed.
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.
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: he is passionate with agriculture, history and arts.
My mother coordinates all of us...she is our
Costanza purchased this apartment in 1839
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.
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.
We loved our visit! The property was beautiful, an authentic Tuscan villa experience. Serena was an incredible host. Don't miss the opportunity to have Serena make dinner for you in her family's villa. It's an experience not to be missed!
After touring Germany and Switzerland we booked the Tower (Torre) room at Villa Il Paradisino to relax before touring Tuscany and Rome. The place is fantastic. Serena is a great host and couldn't be nicer. We had a great view of the property from our room; however, there are a lot of steps. You may want a lower room if you view that as a problem. The guests participated in cooking a meal the day we arrived. The food was exceptional. Serena shared some recipes with my wife and I look forward to her preparing them. There's a lot of history here and the grounds are very nice and well kept. We made use of the washing machine since we had traveled prior. That was great to have available. The town is small and easy to walk to restaurants, pastry shops, and the train station. It is only 2 stop to the Florence train station. We decided to do a day trip to Venice, which was easy to do. Unfortunately, it was loaded with people from 5 cruise ships and we returned earlier than planned. I don't suggest going to Venice in the summer. We really enjoyed the time we spent here.
Abbiamo soggiornato presso il complesso per il capodanno.
Costanza è stata gentilissima, facendoci visitare gli appartamenti e lasciandoci libertà assoluta di gestione.
Firenze è comoda da raggiungere in macchina (una quindicina di minuti con l'automobile).
L'appartamento era ordinato e pulito, gli ambienti interni molto suggestivi.
La signora Costanza è stata comprensiva e ci ha dato anche consigli per visitare i musei e la città.
Ottimo rapporto qualità-prezzo, paesaggio incantevole.
Ho trascorso il Capodanno in questa splendida villa con un gruppo di amici. La villa è stupenda: immersa nel verde, arredata in modo impeccabile, curata in ogni dettaglio e fornita di tutte le comodità (lavastoviglie, ferro da stiro, servizi di piatti e bicchieri...). La proprietaria, Costanza, è stata gentilissima, sempre a disposizione per qualsiasi necessità. La stazione di Sesto Fiorentino è a 5 minuti di macchina e con il treno si raggiunge Firenze in meno di 15 minuti.
Assolutamente da consigliare!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.