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Paluffo features four independent apartments, each of them with a private garden – Torre, Stillo, Forno and Frantoio -, and the owner’s Main House, with four rooms available for B&B.
Stillo house was a stable and parking area for carriages, now is composed of a living room with a fireplace, kitchen, one double bedroom with a loft with a single bed, one double bedroom, 2 bathrooms.
It features also walls in stone and bricks and big windows overlooking the private garden.
The housing estate includes the historical olive mill, a fermentation room used in the past for the production of wine, a wine cellar dug in the tufa rock, a bread oven and two wells. The fermentation room and the wine cellar are now at the disposal of guests as common spaces with sofas and fireplace.
Paluffo is an historic 15th century building restored in 2010 conserving its original structure and design.
The walls of our houses, made of stone, river pebbles and bricks, have undergone a five years conservative restoration that enhanced their architectural and constructive features.
Floors are made of local terracotta with handmade bricks recalling the Florentine tradition. Green building products have been used to plaster and paint the walls of our houses in order to ensure the best comfort to our guests.
Rooms have been decorated combining antique furniture, mostly belonging to Paluffo house, and modern Italian design; special attention has been given to the design and functionality of bathrooms where we offer shampoo, shower and hand soap locally produced from organic olive oil without chemicals; our soaps does not contain SLES (sodium laureth sulphate) and SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate) nor artificial tensioactives, so are allergenic free.
All rooms have central heating and air conditioning and a broadband WiFi Internet connection; for the best dreams we selected latex matrasses for beds and pillows.
Paluffo has also a unique natural pool without any chemical for water purification.
We have reduced the environmental impact of the structure using different technologies and solutions. Electricity is produced by a 12kWatt photovoltaic system. Heating and cooling systems use renewable energy: there are heat pumps powered by photovoltaic panels, hot water heating using thermal solar panel and pellet (compressed recycled wood) boilers in addition to the heating system.
Rainwater is collected and used for irrigation, while waste water is regenerated through herbal purification methods.
The calm and relaxing energy of Paluffo results from the delicate balance among nature and buildings, from the presence of ancient trees, from the use of traditional farming methods excluding the use of weed-killers, insecticides and indiscriminate exploitation of the soil, from the biodiversity of plants and flowers.
Paluffo is surrounded by six hectares of land on which olive trees and grape vines are organically cultivated interspersed with old fruit trees (peache, apple, pear, blackberry) and other trees typical of the Tuscan scrub.
Guests can taste and buy the extravirgin olive oil produced in the estate. We have also bee hives that produce pure natural honey. We offer also a wine room managed by owners that are certified sommelier with a selection of fine Chianti wines from small organic winemakers.
• 24/24 7/7 availability
• Daily cleaning of B&B rooms
• All B&B rooms with private bathroom
• Minimum stay 1 night (in some seasons only)
• Special rates for 2 or 3 nights stay and non refundable rate
• Towels provided
• Hi speed wi fi free
• AC and heating included
• Self laundry area available
• Wine and olive oil degustation
• Free parking
• Open natural swimming pool with garden
• 400 sq. meters of open air common areas
• Walking paths
• Wine and EVO oil tasting room
- A laundry area is also available to guests.
In the hamlet of Fiano (1,5 km far) you can find 3 restaurants, 2 coffe shop, bakery, chemist, bank, post office, buchler, pizzeria take away.
The best way to reach Paluffo and discover surroundings is by car, it's possible to rent a car in Certaldo rail station (reservation mandatory).
By confirming the booking by airbnb web site, the customer implies that Cancellation policy has been understood and has thereby been accepted without reserve and without exception.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Arrival check in is from 2 pm to 7 pm. Only on request late check in up to 12 pm.
Check out must take place before 10:00 am or the day before in case of early departure.
PROPERTY OWNER’S DISCLAIMER - The property owner does not accept any liability for any loss, damage, or additional expenses incurred by the client or any member of the client’s party regardless of the cause. The property owner does not accept liability for any injury, death, loss, inconvenience or damage, alteration, delay or cancellation of the booking as a result of war, threat of war, riot , terrorist activity (threatened or actual), natural disaster, fire, sickness, weather conditions, action at an airport or port by any government or public authority, technical problems relating to transport and airport regulations caused by technical, mechanical or electrical breakdowns or with the client’s accommodation or other circumstances as amounting to ‘force majeure’ or Acts of God or other similar events beyond the property owner’s control.
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JURISDICTION - In the event of controversy arising from the booking and property rental, only the Milano Courts can deal with the matter. By confirming the booking by internet, the customer implies that Rental Agreement has been understood and has thereby been accepted without reserve and without exception.
NUMBER OF PERSONS –
Please remember that at arrival passports or identity cards of all guests are required for registration.
The number of persons present at the property at all times (adults and children) must not exceed the maximum number of sleeping places indicated in the property description. Violation of these terms may result in loss of use of the property, or financial penalties. Extra bed for children under 12 years sleeping in the same room with parents are allowed but must be authorized by owner in advance.
Small animals are allowed but must be authorized by owner in advance. EXTRA SERVICES
All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Breakfast (only for self-catering apartments, minimum 4 people): 12 euro/adult 10 euro/child
Extra bed in double room (only for children under 12 years): 30 Euro
Swimming pool Towel rental: 10 euro/week/person
Telephone: according to use
Maid service: €13/hour (to be booked 2 days in advance and subject to availability)
Cook service: €20/hour (to be booked 2 days in advance and subject to availability)
MAINTENANCE AND TOWELS
The owner or his/her representative may require access to the house for maintenance. Bath towels are provided. Towels for the swimming pool aren’t provided, available to rent.
Breakfast is included in the room price for guests of Paluffo Main House B&B and is served from 8.00 AM to 10.00 AM.
What can I say...for us, this is paradise! Il Paluffo is the perfect place to get away from it all. Luca and Liana were away during our visit, but Federica is very friendly, welcoming, and responsive. The atmosphere is truly serene, and the views of the Tuscan countryside are just spectacular. The house we stayed in, Stillo, was lovely, very comfortable and well-equipped, with plenty of privacy. We did a cooking class and wine tour, both highly recommended. We'll definitely be back, next time with more friends in tow! Thank you!
Paluffo is a special place. As beautiful as the pictures are , they do not do the property justice and they do not convey the excellence of the restoration work and the painstaking attention to detail that the architect took while he apparently lived there on and off for seven years overseeing the project. The history of the building is fascinating. Frederica is extremely accommodating and helpful. The bio pool is beautiful and refreshing while being beautifully in tune with nature - you can be eye-to-eye with the frogs!
I would highly recommend Paluffo. We stayed in the Stillo House. It was just my wife and I but this could easily sleep 5 or more. Both bathrooms are very well done. The hospitality of Federica was just wonderful. The setting was very quiet and though there were other guests there, felt like we had the place to ourselves.
If you are driving yourself, definately make sure the first drive in is in daylight as learning roads and directions in Italy is not simple.
AMAZING! My stay at the Paluffo Stillo House far exceeded my expectations. I will share a brief experience. This was my first time in Italy; a trip for my 50th birthday, I booked Stillo House for the location, (perfect by the way for exploring Tuscany) size of the place, and design, but the photos and descriptions do not even compare to the actual look and feel of the place. When my friends and I checked in and started to take our luggage to Stillo House, tears welled up in my eyes from the overwhelming beauty of Paluffo.
The entire estate is so incredibly gorgeous and the staff are all so friendly and kind. The owners and Frederica, the manager are so gracious and helpful.
I highly recommend this place. I wish I had stayed longer and definitely plan on going back.
Thank you Liana, Luca and Paluffo staff
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A proposito dell'host, Luca & Liana
I'm Luca and with my wife Liana we are the owner and manager of Paluffo.
I'm Journalist, MSc. in medical enginering, president and founder of a non profit company for hearing impaired children, owner of a medical company.
We restored Paluffo in 6 years of hard work with some ideas in mind: low environmental impact, respect local traditions, high quality of lodging.
It wasn't easy to achieve all these target in a 15th century building but we succeded; we are sure that but our guests enjoy our philosophy: they love swimming in the biopool among flowers, follow cooking classes, taste our oil or local chianti wine, or enjoy the calm and meditative atmosphere of Paluffo.