Gelso (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10)
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.
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!
Top Traveller Review
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
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 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 Florence Area
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.
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.
(1 traveller reviews)
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 !!!!
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
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.
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.”
- Air Conditioning
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- botanical garden
- recreation centre
- winery tours
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- 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
- Golf ...
- Max. occupancy: 10
- pets considered
- 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.