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Farm in Tuscany, Florence Apartments Garden Pool, home restaurant, wine tastings - Gelso (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10)



Updated: 07-Oct-2016
Apartments in Historic Villa in Sesto Fiorentino,close to Florence,Tuscany, child friendly, garden and farm, restaurant and home made food

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.

Details for holiday apartment Gelso (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms

It is a very spacious apartment (200 sq meters, 2150 sq feet), occupying two light-filled floors.

On the ground floor a living room with double sofa bed and a large live-in kitchen (about 40 sq mt) with fireplace.

There is also an elegant double room, with double bed, double sofa bed and private bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower. This room has also an independent entrance.

On the upper floor there are two more bedrooms, one twin bedroom with antique tester beds in wrought iron and a queen-size bedroom with another antique wrought iron bed. Both bedrooms have private bathroom, one with shower and the other with jacuzzi tub.

All rooms have garden view and beautiful ceilings with ancient wood rafters and pavements in stone. This apartment has private courtyard with a wood-fired oven from the XVIII century.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

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Villa Il Paradisino di Belloni
Villa Il Paradisino di Belloni, Filippi Costanza e C. s.a.s
50019 Via Cafiero 57 Sesto fiorentino Italy
CCIAA, numero REA FI619211
VAT Reg No06322140481

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review



  • 5 of 5

The villa was perfect - packed with old world charm but with with all modern facilities necessary for a perfect family holiday. Situated a short walk away from shops, restaurants and trains to Florence (€1.50 and 15 minutes by train to Florence). The Belloni Filippi family were lovely and very helpful helping us plan our daily excursions to some beautiful places. One of the highlights of our week was the tour of the 15th century farmhouse and the unforgettable five course meal prepared by the family. Only regret - we couldn't stay longer. We will definitely be back !!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Thank you so much for your wonderful words! We are so happy to ready that all our efforts to provide our guests with a welcoming, authentic and charming experience were useful! Opening our house for you to visit the family collection of antics and to dine was our pleasure. We look forward to have you here again! Costanza and family
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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.


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.

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 4
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
1 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Rate 6
22 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
9 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Medium Season
7 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Rate 3
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Medium Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 8 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

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 linens once per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


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  • 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.

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