In the Manor House B&B, at the first floor (no elevator) four double bedrooms are available all richly furnished with authentic antique furnitures, with fresco paintings and with well finished private en-suite bathrooms; the Affrescata has a private but not en-suite bathroom. A private living room is available for Manor House Guests.
The Forno House name derives from the ancient oven located next to it, and it is still functioning to bake pizzas and bread. Forno House features a complete kitchen, a living room with a fireplace and two bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms and a private garden. Maximum capacity 5 guests.
Located at the first floor of the ancient olive oil mill, Frantoio House features a spacious living room with dining room and a loft to be used as studio with a single bedroom, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a big kitchen, a walk-in closet and a private garden with outdoor table and sun umbrella facing the swimming pool. Frantoio House has an indipendent access gate from the road. Maximum capacity 9 guests.
Stillo House was in the past a stable and parking area for carriages. Now it is composed of a living room with a fireplace, kitchen, one double bedroom with a loft with a single bed and private bathroom with shower, one double bedroom with en suite bathrooms with shower, outdoor table and sun umbrella. Maximum capacity 6 guests. The living room and one bedroom are disabled people friendly.
Book a Cooking Class with a professional cook if you want to learn how to do a complete Italian dinner. During the lesson you will do a whole dinner following the Italian and Tuscan tradition. During cooking classes we’ll prepare a 4 courses meal (appetizers, first and main course, dessert) or a simpler fare of first, main course and quick dessert. Classes can be planned to suit your needs, time may vary from about 2 to 3 and 1/2 hrs. Our choice is for fresh, local, wholesome and mostly organic ingredients.
The Pasta Cooking Class is perfect for guests who want to learn how to do real hand made italian pasta such as spaghetti alla chitarra, tortellini, ravioli, etc.
The lesson lasts about 2 hours. During the lesson with a professional cook you will produce your own pasta.
Enjoy the Tuscan cuisine in an innovative touch cooked by a professional chef in front of your eyes in the kitchen of your apartment or in the Manor House kitchen. The meal is focused on Tuscan cuisine and can include antipasto, primo piatto, secondo piatto and dessert. The menu can be customized following your diet or your willing.
Bored of restaurants? Tired of a long trip? Lazy in the kitchen? Book a typical meal made by a Tuscan Mama and enjoy Tuscan cuisine in our dining room or in your apartment. The meal includes primo piatto, secondo piatto, dolce of the traditional Tuscan cooking art.
Pizza is a delicious Italian speciality made of simple, fresh, organic and genuine ingrediends that can be a complete and healthy meal. During the Pizza Night you will be able to follow our professional pizzaiolo during all steps of preparation and also make your own pizza!
The Paluffo area is well known for white and black truffles. The Truffle hunting lasts about 2 hours in which an experienced hunter with his dog will introduce you in this unique activity. After at Paluffo you will taste the truffle collected with a light lunch or dinner (tagliolini and fried eggs). Season from March to December, best October and November.
Discover the enchanting Chianti landscape with it’s traditions and great wines. The visit include Chianti wineries mainly with organic production of Natural wine, guided visits of cellars and wine tastings. In a one half day tour you could drive from the Chianti Florence Hills area up to the Chianti Classico area.
Relax mind and body with a Shiatsu Treatment. "My Body lives in harmony with my Mind, my Mind with my Energy, my Energy with my Spirit, my Spirit with the rules of Emptiness. Every time I feel a perception, I need to go through it, but I don't know if I could reach it from my arms or legs, from my hearth, from my abdomen or my interior organs."
You will fly over the legendary Chianti landscape with its hilltop towns, castles, valleys, famous vineyards, and mixed woodlands. The olives' silver and the many variegated shades of green appear as a veil over elemental majesty and silence.
TOSCANA TASTE & BEAUTY is a cooking school hosted at Il Paluffo. We offer a seven-day Tuscan lifetime experience, combining cooking classes, culinary and wine excursions, sightseeings and cultural experiences. We offer the opportunity to taste, enjoy, smell and appreciate the true and most authentic Italian way of life.