La Paggeria

via di Basciano, 130 , Florence, 50036 Italy (Show map)


Our Bed &Breakfast is a stone villa immersed in quiet setting surrounded by the green of its garden with pine trees, cypresses and olive groves and is only 9 km from Florence and 4 km from Fiesole. The ancient home has fully maintained all the characteristics of the country house, hence residing here one has the feeling of being in a very familiar and cosy environment. The house is composed of five double bedrooms all with private bathroom, each with its own particular feature and furnished with utmost care and elegance. From each room and from the terrace ( 200 mq ) one may delight in the enchanting views of Florence and Fiesole. The large living room with its fireplace, piano, and a big library section are all at the guests; disposal. During the warmest months one may choose to have breakfast served in the allori garden or on the panoramic terrace.Our guests can enjoy our beautiful SWIMMING POOL with a scenic view over the hills of Fiesole and Florence. From the Bed &;Breakfast it is easy to reach the centre of both Florence and Fiesole thanks to the city bus lines only 200 mt from the house. In the summer evenings its quite enjoyable to dine outside with a typical Tuscan menu served with a good bottle of Chianti wine and to watch the lovely view of the sun setting on the city of Florence. Private parking place is available inside the grounds. Bookings for the Uffizi Gallery, Accademy Gallery and Palatina Gallery made free of charge. SUGGESTED:Relax and visit the city, enjoy the nature just outside the centre in a small charming village. What to do: Suggestions and tips The B&B also organizes visit of Castel and wine tour with wine tasting Upon request, the B&B can organize transfers to and from train station and airports with a 7-seat mini van. The owners Antonella and Paolo look forward to welcoming you for a pleasant and tranquil stay in the hills of Florence.

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Innkeepers: Paolo Verzelletti



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Beautiful B&B and a real Tuscan experience!

4.0 on May 12, 2014

We stayed at this B&B for two nights to visit Florence. We have previously stayed at the city center in Florence but this time we wanted to be a bit away from the crowds and have a great view of Tuscan lands. This B&B is about 20 minutes on bus from Florence, it wasn't a problem for us but as my wife and I like do a lot of walking and then have some time to relax over drinks and some food, we missed the bus every night as the last bus departed a bit early in the evening which did not work with our schedule. The cab ride from Florence to this B&B is about 25 euros so keep that in mind. The hosts are very kind and attentive, Paolo, Antonella and Edoardo are great hosts and the breakfast every morning while simple it was enough and delicious. The breakfast consisted of fresh fruit such as strawberries, kiwi, oranges, pineapple, etc and bread with various spreads such as jelly and butter. There was also a variety of yogurt and Paolo cooked a different breakfast dish every morning which was shared by anyone who wanted some, we really liked it. The coffee is great! The place is very quiet at night and the bed and the room in general was comfortable. I read some reviews mentioning it was cold and yes the room was cold when we got there but it has a heater system which we turned on and it warmed the room very quickly. We stayed in one of the bedrooms upstairs in the main house, the bathroom was of good size but the shower wasn't great. The water pressure is just not there and we ran out of hot water after 5 minutes so we tried to shower quickly and this by itself is the only reason I am not giving it 5 stars. If you are looking for a place away from the crowds, quiet and with an astonishing Tuscan view you won't be disappointed. However, keep in mind that the but to the city is not a problem during the day but if you wish to return after 9ish PM, you will need a 20 euro cab ride.

Home away from home in traditional Tuscan class and style!

5 on May 28, 2012

After 9 days staying all over Italy we booked a room last minute for two nights at La Paggeria. The location was perfect. A 15 minute drive north of Florence with view of both the city and Fiesole. Paulo welcomed us into his home. Paulo's cooking and design esthetic were sensational. The grounds, rooms, and detaiIls from the architectural design of the place to the artwork on the walls were inviting and captivating. I'm so grateful we found them. My only wish is that we would have stayed longer.

Innkeeper Response
We are delighted to have received your review. Our house is always open to you and your friends that you want to visit Florence. I hope to host you again in the future Antonella and Paolo

- Antonella (innkeeper)


5 on September 23, 2009

This was the highlight of our 10 day trip to Italy. While we enjoyed Rome and Venice, La Paggeria was quaint and relaxing. The view is remarkable, the rooms perfect and the food was the best we had in Italy (and we never had a bad meal). Paolo is an excellent chef! If you stay, you must sign up for dinner, it's well worth it.

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Rooms & Rates

Blue room

Blue Room is about 21sqm and it is located on the first floor of the villa with a view over Florence. It has parquet floor and it counts with TV and ambient music. It is equipped with a queen size bed and pure Tuscany style furniture. The bathroom has a double sink, shower and bathtub, from where you can see the beautiful view of Florence reflected on the mirror. Available Air Conditioning- wi- fi connection

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 95 - EUR 155

Yellow room

Yellow Room is aboout 24 sqm it is located on the first floor of the villa. It has parquet floor and two windows with a view panoramic to Fiesole and Florence. The bedroom is equipped with a Double bed and it also has a Java style single bed. Besides it counts with TV and ambient music. Both sleeping zones can be separated by a glass door that gives the maximum privacy if required. Private bathroom with shower.Available Air Conditioning and Wi-fi Connection

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 140 - EUR 180

Superior Red room

Superior Red Room with about 35 sqm, it is situated on the ground floor. It has stone floor, and it features a queen size bed and a sofa that if needed, can become another single bed. It is tastefully decorated with Tibetan and Mongolian furniture. Air Conditioning, TV, wi-fi connection and ambient music are available in this room. It has an en-suite bathroom, with stone walls, equipped with shower and bathtub, and a splendid view over Florence and the pool. The room has a private entrance from the garden and a small private furnished porch of around 10sqm. The room is ideal for 2 o 3 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 140 - EUR 180

Suite Chalet Apartament

The Suite Chalet Agrifoglio is around 55 sqm; located on the ground floor, has a private entrance directly from the garden. It has stone floors and it features one bedroom with its en-suite bathroom, a living room with a sofa that can become a double bed, and another private bathroom. All is decorated with a tasteful oriental modern style. Sat TV , A/C , Wi-fi connection are available. Both rooms can be separated with a sliding door, and can accommodate comfortably three people. It includes a small kitchen, with the access from the living room, fully furnished.Finally, it has a private porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 170 - EUR 210

Double room

The double room is on the ground floor with separate entrance, the room is about 26 smq furnished with pure wood furniture Tuscan, wooden beams to the ceiling, King size bed ( 180x 200) , air conditioning, TV, wi-fi and ambient music. The bathroom is big has double sinks and large shower. Adjacent to the room a private balcony with panoramic views over Fiesole

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 95 - EUR 155

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Location Type

Fiesole 10 minutes drive, Mugello area , Mugello race( 15km), Siena, S. Gimignano 1h drive., Bilancino Lake ( 15 km), Downtown Florence 15 minutes by drive or by bus., Panoramic hills around Florence, Airport, City, Countryside, Wine country


Florence, Italy (FLR-Peretola) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Highway A1 From Bologna and the North: Exit at Barberino del Mugello and follow the signs for Borgo San Lorenzo – Vaglia towards Florence. After 10km, in the village of Montorsoli, look for the restaurant Le Terrazze situated on the right. Keep going for 300m and then turn left into Via di Basciano where you will find La Paggeria at n° 130. Highway A1 from Rome and the South: Exit: Firenze Sud towards the Viali di Circonvallazione. Stay on the Viali until you reach Piazza della Libertà. From here follow sign for Via Bolognese, uphill for 10km. After passing Pian di San Bartolo then turn right into Via di Basciano where you will find La Paggeria at n° 130. Highway A11 from Pisa, Livorno, Genoa: Exit: Firenze Nord (north) follow indications for Firenze Centro, then for Viali Circonvallazione and stay on the Viali until you reach Piazza della Libertà. From here follow the signs for Via Bolognese, uphill for 10km. After passing the village Pian di San Bartolo turn right into Via di Basciano and the Paggeria is at N° 130 By Bus: Public bus ATAF N° 25A Departure from the Santa Maria Novella Train Station Take the n° 25A bus which will take you a bus stop at Montorsoli 1 that is just five minutes from our B&B. The bus to Florence departs from Via Montorsoli (bus stop Montorsoli 1) with ATAF bus N° 25A to Santa Maria Novella, a good starting point for exploring Florence.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Villa Demidoff historic park and villa, Fiesole and its amenities, Bilancino Lake, Mugello race.On request we organize Wine tours, private tours in Tuscan and Cooking class, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Homestay, Villa

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , pets allowed, wine tasting on site, panoramic terrace, panoramic swimming pool, We organise transfers from Florence Aereoport, dinner on demand and cooking class

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Downhill Skiing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Golfing - 15 kms away, Canoeing - 10 kms away, Horse riding - 10 kms away, Mountain bike - 15 kms away, Wine tour , Private tour for visit Tuscany., Sight-seeing, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 2 - 7 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 10:30
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Free under 3 years old
  • Childcare Provided: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: 30 % of total amount
  • Cancellations: Cancellation up to 30 days before arrival - Deposit will be reimborsed in full. Cancellation from 30 days before arrival to the date of arrival - 30% deposit will not be returned. No Show will incur a penalty of 100% The reservation will be held for the number of nights for the room type reserved. In the case of a short stay or early departure, for any reason whatsoever, the cost of the stay must be paid in full.
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Paolo Verzelletti

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Architecture and ethnic furniture, cooking (Paolo) Wonderful cook, animal lover (Antonella) Tours and Dinner ( Edoardo)

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  • Time Served: 8-10
  • Serving Location: Terrace panoramic , Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian Florentine steak

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