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).
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