A lovely villa, great location and amazing people there to help make your stay memorable. My 2 sisters and myself went here to celebrate my 50th birthday. We stayed 5 nights and had a wonderful time. We were so impressed by the villa that we can't wait to return. We did the cooking course which I feel was the highlight of the stay. The accommodations were kept to a very high standard and exceptionaly clean. The owners were so gracious and hospitable that we felt more like family than guests. There is nothing you'd want for here. Everything and more is at your finger tips. The wine they make is beautiful and is too the olive oil. The fruit and vegetables on the property is there to pick at your will. I greeted each morning with a fresh pomegranate and persimmon/sharon fruit (depending where you're from) picked just outside my villa door. The lady running the Villa will warm your heart and you will hate to say good-bye. Her voice will remain in your head like a song you just can't seem to kick. My sisters and I tried our best impressions of her during the rest of our trip. But only Costanza can be Costanza! Her sister Sereena was also a very impressive woman with such grace and elegance. Her kindness from the moment she picked us up from the train station put us a easy from our long journey. She organized a pizza for us as we arrived late and had not gotten groceries to make our dinner. If you want a magical stay in Florence this could just be the place for you. It is located in a small town close enough to walk to the train station to make you way into Florence. The town has some wonderful coffee shops and bakeries. There is many other shops intown also. Once you find your bearing it's easy to get around. There is a lovely restaurant the ladies may recommend to you. It has lovely food and a nice atmosphere. It's a walk away but we found it a bit long but it might have been because we were wearing highheels?
We miss the villa and the wonderful people that work there. (Not sure if I can say that about the rooster. haha!) I can't wait to return and bring some more people with me to show them a little piece of heaven on earth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We’ll welcome you to apartments with precious antique furniture, framed by a property with splendid flowers, vegetable gardens, aromatic herbs and century-old trees. You’ll taste our Tuscan recipes in a place that is rich with history: a renaissance villa, our family home since 1830. We invite you for an authentic opportunity to experience art, nature and gastronomy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Il Paradisino Province Of Florence/Sesto Fiorentino, Italy