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Villa Paterno, Pelago - Florence

4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 8 people Private Pool 5 - Superb - Superb 5

Looking for a property that is just that little bit different? Then consider Villa Paterno, close to Vallombrosa near Florence, an outstanding choice that is sure to wow your fellow travellers. This villa is, in fact, a former monastery, and it has a wonderful setting, too; perched on a hilltop, its whitewashed façade peeks out of a lush canopy of mature trees at the surrounding landscape. Dating from 1700, this atmospheric and stylishly restored property, is a beauty - this is your home for a week or two, yet it looks like the kind of historic landmark you might earmark in a guidebook to go and take a look around.

Villa Paterno the name of the self-contained first-floor apartment within this grand mansion, which, with four bedrooms, is well suited to a party of friends or family. A graceful carpeted staircase leads up to the entrance to these spacious quarters, which are well furnished with many attractive antique pieces. There's a bright and airy sitting room, dining room and kitchen and a furnished spacious balcony offering a gorgeous panorama over the garden and private pool to the surrounding countryside. This is a superb place for al fresco dining, where the chef in your party can rustle up a treat on the stone barbecue. The pool is another delightful spot to savour: lined by a guard of slender cypress trees, it provides further sublime views of a quintessential Tuscan landscape of vineyards and olive groves.

First Floor


Sideboard, desk, three chairs, main entrance, doors leading to furnished balcony.

Two sofas, three chairs, sideboard, billiard table, fireplace.

Dining Room
Table and chairs, card table and chairs, two sideboards, door leading to the balcony.

Fully equipped, table and chairs, doors leading to balcony.

Bedroom 1
Single beds (cannot be converted into double), chest of drawers, writing desk and chair, two armchairs.

Bathroom (private)
Bath, handheld shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 2
Double bed (cannot be converted into twins), chest of drawers, (access to two wardrobes in the corridor).

Bedroom 3
Double bed (cannot be converted into twins), wardrobe.

Bedroom 4
Single beds (can be converted into a double), two wardrobes, chest of drawers.

Bathroom 1
Bath, handheld shower, sink, WC.

Bathroom 2
Shower, sink, WC, washing machine.

Our Thoughts
We love the atmosphere of this historic property, where there's a distinct echo of those distant times when Villa Paterno was a monastery. But don't think austere: the living rooms and bedrooms are generously sized, beautifully renovated and lavishly furnished. The views from the balcony of the valleys, mountains, and hilltop settlements are simply stunning. Plus you even get your very own billiard table and, of course, a private pool to play in or swim laps in the enormous pool. Top tip: buy fresh bread daily from the small grocery shop just outside the estate.

Four bedrooms. Three bathrooms. The fourth bedroom can be made into a double bedroom if requested in advance. Computer with Wi-Fi is available for guests. The on-site chapel is licenced for weddings and baptisms. The owner lives in the property but has a separate private entrance, and may occasionally use the pool but is respectful of guests' privacy. There is a pet dog living at the property but it is not allowed into the pool area. Guest parking is available at the front of the villa.

Metal ladder steps lead into the large pool, which is set on a lower level to the house, reached down a set of steps through a safety gate. The pool is surrounded by a paved terrace that is furnished with sun beds, which leads to lawn. An additional terrace is furnished with a table and chairs shaded by a parasol. A cloakroom is a few steps away with a fridge for keeping drinks cool. Pool size: 10m x 20m, 1.5-3m deep, open May to September, weather permitting.


Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Furnished terrace
Fire place (open)
TV - Sat Astra Free View
CD player
DVD player (Euro)
Billiard table
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Ironing board
Hairdryer in every bathroom
No pets allowed
Maid service available for extra charge
Cook on request - extra cost
Parking - 2 uncovered places, reserved on street

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 250 Euro payable only in Euro. This is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.

Approach road: Paved road

What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16:00 - 19:00.
Checkout by: 10:00

Are pool towels supplied?
included - provided by local supplier

Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: Not available

Final clean:included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 4 nights, some exemptions apply

Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​

Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
23 Jun - 25 Aug 2018
4500 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
3960 US Dollar
15 Sep - 13 Oct 2018
3240 US Dollar
13 Oct - 29 Dec 2018
3240 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 13 Apr 2019
3240 US Dollar
13 Apr - 11 May 2019
3240 US Dollar
11 May - 22 Jun 2019
3960 US Dollar
22 Jun - 24 Aug 2019
4500 US Dollar
24 Aug - 14 Sep 2019
3960 US Dollar
14 Sep - 12 Oct 2019
3240 US Dollar
12 Oct - 28 Dec 2019
3240 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 36km - 0h 52m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 113km - 1h 28m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 136km - 1h 38m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Vallombrosa: 8km - 0h 16m
  • Fiesole: 25km - 0h 39m
  • Florence: 29km - 0h 51m
There is a small grocery shop immediately outside the gate of the villa, this is closed on Wednesdays. In Pelago, 3km away, there are more facilities including a larger supermarket, bank, post office, pharmacy, café and tobacconist. There are a couple of restaurants in the town. For a larger supermarket it is necessary to go to Pontassieve, 10km away.

 More options
Golf Club
Horse riding

Guest reviews: Villa Paterno <div class='textCenter'>10/ 10</div>Score from 1 review - Superb (1 Client review)

July 2017
Family with young children
Bruxelles , Belgium Bruxelles , Belgium
Guest villa score
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Ce sont mes plus belles vacances ! La villa est magnifique, une piscine de rêve, la propriété est très grande et vraiment superbe ! Sans parler d'Antonella (la propriétaire), une femme charmante, excessivement gentille, drôle, souriante, dévouée, un coeur énorme,... l'une de mes plus belles rencontre !

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infants (ages <2 yr)

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