Hidden in the hills 14km southwest of San Casciano, this clever conversion of a centuries-old olive farm has seen the former fermentation room transformed into a comfortable guest lounge, farm buildings into self-catering apartments and upstairs rooms of the frescoed farm villa into elegant B&B rooms with modern bathrooms. Views from the terraces stretch as far as San Gimignano's towers.
Staff can arrange wine tasting and truffle hunting, cookery courses cover everything from pasta making to Tuscan dinner parties. Add a luscious bio-filtered swimming pool, an honesty bar stacked with Tuscan wines and a delicious breakfast featuring organic local produce (included in B&B room cost, adult/child €12/3 for apartment guests). There's a two-night minimum stay in winter, three nights in summer.
Surrounded by the Tuscan countryside. Il Paluffo is a 15th-century farmhouse that has preserved its historic wood-beamed ceilings and stone walls. It offers a large garden with an ecological pool. Accommodation at Paluffo conveys a rustic feel with antique wooden furniture and cotto floors. Apartments also come with a patio, a fully equipped kitchen and a living area with sofa and a flat-screen TV. This eco-friendly property was built according to the bio-architecture laws and uses solar panels. It is surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. Guests can rent bikes for free at reception and explore the surrounding nature. Otherwise they can relax on the 300 m² communal terrace furnished with sofas, tables and chairs and overlooking the landscape. Paluffo farmhouse is a 15-minute drive from Certaldo and 30 minutes by car from the medieval walled town of San Gimignano, famous for its Vernaccia white wine.
When travelling with children, please specify their age. A surcharge of EUR 30 applies for arrivals from 19:00 until 21:00. Check-in from 21:00 until 23:00 All requests for late arrival are subject to confirmation by the property.