B&B La Paggeria is a beautifully restored home from the 1800's providing WiFi, secluded patios and a colorful and well-cared for garden. The bed and breakfast offers a quiet, peaceful surrounding with a private pool where guests can relax and enjoy the panoramic view.
There are 4 rooms to choose from, ensuring an intimate and cosy setting for holidays with the family, friends and your four legged buddy. The multi-layered terraces are an open invitation for admiring the skyline or savouring a tasty meal.
Close to Florence, Tuscany yet not too close, offering you the perfect escape from the noise of the city, the people and the activity. From the bed and breakfast you can make use of the public transport to visit the city and even places like Pisa or Siena.
Cosy & Intimate
La Paggeria is comprised of 4 rooms in the main stone villa, all elegantly furnished and decorated according to the rural style of the Tuscan country houses. Incorporating the natural beauty of the original structure you will find stone wall accents, think beam ceilings alongside private bathroom, WiFi, satellite TV and air-conditioning. The soft muted colors and the occasional personal touch reflect the attentive care the owners gave to each accommodation to ensure a tranquil and serene stay with them at la Paggeria.
The interiors reflect the personality and lives of the owners, including Tuscan antiques, vintage pieces and a slight international touch with accents from around the world. The rooms are divided into two double bedrooms with a view either over Florence or the hills of Fiesole. All rooms come with bed and bathroom linens. There are two larger rooms that will accommodate 3 - 4 persons, ideal for families with children of all ages or friends traveling together. The largest of the rooms has its own private patio.
Out on the Many Terraces
Guests can enjoy the panoramic terrace and swimming pool, for meals, snacks, relax and simply indulging in the beauty of the area. The free wi-fi is available in common areas. A hearty breakfast, with sweets, homemade goodies and a savoury selection of local products is served every morning, and depending on the weather it will be outside or in the main common room. The multi tiered terraces provide guests with many private opportunities to enjoy their holidays, the burst of colors from the flowering plants and views of Florence, Fiesole and Mugello.
In the evening, it is possible to arrange for a home cooked Tuscan meal. Paolo and Antonella enjoy using local products, combined with selection of Tuscan wines o present a meal that you will not easily forget. Nothing could be more enjoyable than returning home after a day of site seeing and visiting the area, than a glass of wine and watching the sunset. Meals are frequently served under the stars in a special outdoor patio.
Or in the Kitchen
Paolo loves cooking and thus organizes cooking classes directly at the B&B for guests. Together, you will be able to visit the local market and buy the fresh local products you will then use to prepare the dishes you'll learn to make. Edoardo on the other hand is in charge of organizing wine tours and day trips with a private driver (in a 7 seater Chrysler Voyager minivan) exclusively for their guests.Visiting nearby vineyards, castles and markets is just another way that La Paggeria bring their guests closer to the real Tuscany.
Weddings & Honeymoons
Being a romantic setting surrounded by the green rolling hills on top of Florence, La Paggeria is the perfect place for both spending the honeymoon or celebrating a marvellous wedding with amazing views on the enchanting landscape. The B&B will take care of all services related to the wedding celebration, offering an all-included service for the most important day of your life! The owners are available to offer tips and suggestions for visiting Florence and the surrounding area, and for those interested, the owners can pre-book museums in Florence.
La Paggeria bed and breakfast is located in the Florence hills, a few kilometers from the city. It's in an ideal position from which to visit Florence and its many museums, as well as discover the treasures of the Mugello valley with its International Motor Race Track (just 15 km away) and the Etruscan city of Fiesole, about 7 km far from the relais.
Close to the bed and breakfast guests will find several interesting activities, like golf greens at the Poggio dei Medici Golf Club, horseback riding excursions organized by a nearby riding center, mountain bike guided trips along beautiful tracks or simply bicycles rental.
The b&b is located within easy walking distance (about 500 metres) from the wonderful Pratolino Park and the Villa Demidoff, one of the beautiful Medici villas in the Florence surroundings.
About 40 years ago, Paolo dedicated his body and soul to a project that back then seemed daunting. The idea was to restore the home which had been reduced to rumble back to its original splendor. The project, no matter how large it seemed, turned out to be a great success!
For the last 10 years, we have opened our home to all those who seek a refuge in the natural landscape of Tuscany, just a few minutes outside of Florence. This is a special place we love to share with our guests, who tell us they come to feel at home, taken care of and pampered from the moment they arrive.
Our desire is to bring you into our home to share our culture and our style of life so that you experience the best of Tuscany... an experience we are sure will be one of your best memories of your time spent in Italy.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
~ Paolo, Antonella & Edoardo