We were a group of 7 women looking for a ‘Tuscan experience’, Villa Paradisino was the ‘crown jewel’ of our trip. The location, 20 minutes by foot from the train station made it ideal since we only rented a car for a few days. Besides the architecture and charm of the villa, what was most appealing were the two sisters who run the place, Constanza and Serena. Both were friendly, knowledgable, professional and made us all feel welcome the moment we arrived.
They assisted with everything from planning our days, taking us on nearby excursions and recommending restaurants to helping me find a doctor when I had an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. Looking back, had we realized the extent of the services they provided we wouldn’t have rented cars, instead we’d have relied on their recommendations and assistance in visiting some of the more remote areas we stayed in like Volterra and the Cinque Terre.
Overall, our stay was magical. Some of the highlights were: a pizza party shared with visitors from other countries, a cooking class using organic veggies from the villa’s garden, a perfect viewing experience of a magnificent fireworks display in the nearby town of Sesto Fiorentina and an all day excursion to a Tuscan winery.
We cannot recommend Villa Paradisino enough! We all dream of returning one day, bellissoimo!
Betty B., California
- 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