About the property
- Apartment1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Apartments in Historic Villa in Sesto Fiorentino,close to Florence,Tuscany, child friendly, garden and farm, restaurant and home made food
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.
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- English, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Ciao a tutti! I'm Costanza and I'm born in Florence and live here with my partner Knut who is Norwegian and our wonderful littel viking Leonard. I love cooking, agriculture, nature and meeting new people from all over the world:). 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 have a degree in Agricultural sciences and tecnologies from teh University of Florence. Me and my sister Serena give cooking classes teaching Florentine cuisine. 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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
If I could give it more stars, I would!
I can't say enough about the fantastic experience we had during our one week stay. We are a family with two teenagers (16 and 18), and we stayed in one of the 2 bedroom apartments. If you have an interest in history, art, food, agriculture, or just unique experiences, you'll love this place- you'll feel like you're staying with family. Costanza and Serena are so kind and helpful and truly value their ancestral home. Their family has retained so much of the original features, from floors to ceilings, to hardware, furniture, art, etc. It is like a trip back in time but with all the modern conveniences of air conditioning (great for us as it was in the 90's!), washing machine, pool, etc. We picked fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to cook in our apartment, and our hostesses were generous to give us fresh eggs from their ducks and chickens! Their own olive oil is wonderful, as is their red wine (and they will sell you some to take home!)You are free to roam all around this estate property which is in town but surrounded by a wall for security. You feel like you're in the country. Short walk to shopping, restaurants, and the train station for a quick ride to Florence. Peaceful and relaxing with the beautiful trees and the sparkling pool to come back to after a day in Florence. Be sure to participate in the cooking class or at least the group dinner! You've never eaten so well, and you'll be taken good care of. The sisters are charming and always happy to answer any questions about the estate, and both have great knowledge of agriculture and food. Yes, I'm emotionally attached. :) Can't wait to go back!
I do not have words to say thank you for your beautiful words.
You put a veyr big smile on our faces!
We are so happy that you enjoy your stay at Villa Il Paradisino and we look forward to having you here again.
I promise i'll do the Pizza party evening next time. Super promise.
It was a real pleasure to meet you and to ahve you here.
A very big hug and all the best to your family,
Unique and amazing property - 15 minutes by train to Florence!
We had a wonderful time in Sesto Fiorentino. The location is perfect for exploring the area and we took our host's advice and took the train into Florence. It was so easy and relaxing to have the train take you right into the centre of the city. From Sesto it is a quick drive to the other areas of Tuscany (Chianti, etc.). Our apartment was really spacious and very clean. There was a high level of attention to detail (lovely soaps the in the bathrooms, condiments in the kitchen, fresh eggs from the hens, a free bottle of the farm's wine, fresh fruit in the morning from the fruit trees). The pool was great for the kids and we loved the 12 acre walled garden. We highly recommend this property. We were a family of four and there was a lot of space - we had a great time. Thank you so much.
Thank you very much for your wonderful words.
Made a big smiles on our faces:)
So happy that you appreciated our work and dedications to our guests.
We hope you will be back in the near future.
All the best to your beautiful family,
Costanza and Serena
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property. Serena and Costanza are so kind and accommodating. The property is so beautiful and we had everything we needed. We highly recommend staying here. It is a step back in time and a perfect place to relax while staying near Florence. We are so grateful to our host for their hospitality, and treasure the time we spent here. Thank you again Serena and Costanza!!
Thank you very much beautiful Autum:)
You are so kind.
Please come back soon!!!!!!!!
Beautiful Villa near Florence
My wife, daughter, and I recently returned from our first trip to Italy. We had waited many years for this and our hopes and expectations were high. We had spent 6 wonderful days in Rome and were driving to Florence for our stay at Villa Il Paradisino di Belloni. When we arrived, we received a warm greeting from Costanza as she prepared a meat and cheese plate with a bottle of the wine they make from grapes grown on the farm. The villa was beautiful...something out of a classic movie. We took a cooking class with Costanza and her sister Serena to create traditional Tuscan dishes (which I recommend). They also gave us a tour of the main house and described the rich history of the buildings and land, some of which date back to the 1300s and 1500s. Costanza gave us excellent recommendations for local restaurants and set us up with a local tour guide for our visit to Florence. Overall, the experience could not have been better. I would highly recommend Villa Il Paradisino!
Thank you so much Eric for your wonderful review:)
We are so happy that you had anice time with us.
We look forward to meeting you and your family again.
A big hug to you and your beautiful girls,
All the best,
Fabulous but not remote you feel like you' in the middle of the countryside but you can walk to town
Great place, peaceful and beautiful and very charming. Serena, who was our host, was great. She was friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. Would love to stay again.
Grazie mille Sue, it has been so nice have you and your wonderful family here at the Villa. I really hope to see you again one day!
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!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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 kitchen are included. Towels will be change every 3 days and linen once per week.