"Il Palasso" (Il Palazzo) is a delightful 2 floors country house built in 1837 for hunting in the nearby forest. Today it is the best for families, for lovers of life in contact with nature and for those who want to visit Tuscany.
"Il Palasso", (in italian "Il Palazzo") is a delightful country house on 2 floors built by my great-great-grandfather in 1837 for hunting in the nearby forest.
The name "Il Palasso" was used by people of the village because of its position at the top of the hill of "Cima alla Serra" and from the village the house seems like a mansion. Today the villa is an exclusive place to stay with absolute privacy in the wonderful Tuscan countryside used by my family and my guests.
The forest still belongs to our family and starts from the rear of the villa and arrives to the top of the mountain. Not so far from the forest we have an ancient “oliveto” (olive grove) that produces the fabulous “Buti’s olive oil” mentioned by the famous composer Gioacchino Rossini. In dining room, over the stoned fireplace, you can see a copy of a letter in which Rossini thanks my great-great-grandfather for an olive oil present. This letter containing also some notes of his opera “Tancredi”.
In the field in front of the house I cultivate vegetables, fruits and grapes and it's easy that you can find me, my son and his friends "working" in the fields. In the far side of the estate we have one little bee house that gives us honey.
The building is restored respecting the original aspect of the house, using as much as possible materials and ancient furniture of the Tuscan tradition.
Water is collected from a source naturally coming out from the mountain and the house is surrounded by a lot of different kind of trees.
From the house, placed out of the village and in high position, you can see a very spectacular panorama. The location is excellent to reach the most important art city of Italy (Firenze, Volterra, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca, Siena) and the see side (Versilia coast, Tirrenia).
A dinner with my family
If you like tuscan tastes and ambience during the weekend I often prepare dinner for my guests. Especially when they arrive late in the evening :-)
Handmade pasta, lasagne, ragù (ragout), trippa or spezzatino (stew). Local cheese (pecorino, vacchino, misto…), ham and salami (salame, finocchiona, rigatino, coppa, mallegato, pancetta, biroldo) or fresh vegetable souce for pasta, jam with fruit from the garden, roasts, starters: simply what I prepare and eat every day at home.
If you like the idea, please ask.
- Ground floor: Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen , Bathroom with shower
- First Floor: Double Bedroom (2), Twin Bedrooms (1), Single bedroom (1)
Utilities: Microwave oven, Electric kitchen, Electric oven, Fridge, Freezer, Iron, Hair dryer, Electric water
boiler, Italian Coffeepot, Radio
Comfort: Small Library, Further Sofa-bed in lounge, Private parking for 2 cars, Barbeque, 2 stoned fire place,
Garden furniture, Beach Umbrella, Mosquito net.
Outdoors Large private green area around the house (3500 mq) and near green forest of pine trees available for walking and biking.
Zugang für Gäste
All the house (+200mq), the garden (+3500mq) and the forest.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I like to meet my guests, have a conversation with them and often we spend some time together at dinner, cooking together, for walking in the nearby places or to visit museum, events...
Weitere wichtige Infos
1) PRICE INCLUDES: Everything specified in each package, electricity, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 2 cars;
OTHERS: bed linen and towels are on request for 12 euros/person/change.
2) ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES: Arrival (check-in) every Saturday between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and departure (check-out) every Saturday before 10.00 a.m.
In case of early or late arrival/departure, the client is requested to inform the farmhouse. Please return the house key at the check-out.
3) The reservation is valid for those persons mentioned at the time of booking and the number of beds available in the apartment cannot be exceeded.
Maximum number of persons accepted is 6 (for more people contact us).
4) Camping (camper or tent) is not allowed neither in the garden, neither in the forest around the house.
5) Water is collected directly from the mountain. Please avoid any waste.
Water is not purified and not drinkable but you can use it for cooking and, of course, for washing yourself.
6) On arrival the client will receive the apartment in good order and at the departure will be left as found on arrival. It is requested that the client will behave respectfully towards other guests. If the behavior of the client is not in line with good manners, the owner has the right to end the contract.
On arrival the client will receive the apartment in good order and at the departure will be left as found on arrival. If the behavior of the client is not in line with good manners, the owner has the right to end the contract.
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Hi, I'm Federico, I'partner of a digital media agency but my passion is Tuscany, nature, italian food and meet new friends.
In my free time I like to welcome guests; cooking is my hobby and sometimes I organize dinner with my guests in my home.
I, my wife and my son often spend some time with our guest to visit museum and places around Buti or go to the seaside with our guests because we really love our country and it's a pleasure for us to show it to our new friends.