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Experience the magic of a 15th century Tuscan villa

Paluffo and its 600 year-old-history await you in the Chianti countryside. Our estate is located in the heart of Tuscany in the small town of Certaldo. We are a short distance from San Gimignano, Siena and Florence.

The historic property is surrounded by the characteristic rolling hills of Tuscany so it’s a perfect place to rest, relax and recharge. Paluffo’s main villa, which dates back to 1427, was lovingly restored in 2010 with a focus on sustainability and maintaining its original identity.

The style is rustic but refined, with original furnishings and modern design elements that transmit the essence an Italian dimora storica, or historic home.

The main villa, decorated with 18th century frescoes and historic furnishings, is now an elegant bed & breakfast with four double rooms and private bathrooms. The estate also has four independent apartments with private gardens that are perfect for families or groups of friends.

Our hospitality manager, Federica, awaits you for a warm welcome and is available throughout your stay to ensure you have an unforgettable experience at Paluffo.

Discover the Italian lifestyle in Tuscany!


Kind Words From Our Guests
Magic Corner of Tuscany: We only had a short two days in Tuscany, but they were magical at Il Paluffo. This is a beautiful location - the rooms are comfortable and elegant, the food was amazing, and our hosts were beyond accommodating. October is a beautiful month to travel in Italy - carve out some time and spend it at Il Paluffo!

Livia, Eindhoven – NL

We had a wonderful time staying at Il Paluffo. We stayed for 3 nights in the forno apartment. The staff were excellent; there was great communication prior and during our arrival. The accommodation is beautiful and well maintained. We also enjoyed the cooking class and the shiatsu massage that was arranged for us. Just sad we couldn't stay longer.

Lawrence D., USA

This was the most beautiful place we’ve ever been to. I felt like we were in a Tuscan castle with the most beautiful views I have ever seen. We rented a villa for our family of four which was three floors of rustic beauty. Below is a photo of the view from our window. We purposely kept the window open at night so we could hear the rooster’s wake up call in the morning! If you go, be sure to sign up for the cooking class! We made pasta as well as many other traditional dishes. Delicious and also a fun activity! We hated to leave!

Charlize T., Nice – FR

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