Villa Paterno has a majestic and panoramic location overlooking the
Arno valley and the hills of Chianti and is surrounded by a stunning
Tuscan landscape of vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees.
While enjoying complete seclusion the villa is only 28 kms SE of
Florence and just 8 kms from the famous Abbey of Vallombrosa. At
just a few kms off the AI Motorway it is within easy driving distance
of all the major towns and cities such as Siena, San Gimignano,
Arezzo, Pisa, Lucca and many others.
From Pontassieve, a large town 5 kms away, there is a direct rail
connection to Florence – a journey of only 20 minutes –
and to other main rail connections e.g. Rome, Bologna, Milan, Venice
etc. The bus stop outside the villa connects to nearest local railway
station of Pontassieve – a trip of 15 mins – or to Tosi
or Vallombrosa in the opposite direction.
The world renowned vineyards of the Chianti Classico region are
easily accessible while the less well known but equally palatable
wines of the Rufina region from the Frescobaldi vineyards of Pomino
and Nipozzano are within a twenty minute drive.
Next to the villa there is an excellent bakery and delicatessen
for daily shopping (open also on Sundays).
How to get to the property
Pontassieve has a large variety of shops, supermarkets as well
as banks, petrol stations, hairdressers, pharmacies etc.
Outlet stores in a Mall selling designer labels at greatly discounted
prices from the houses of Gucci, Armani, Valentino, Yves St Laurent,
Ungaro, Ferragamo, La Perla lingerie, Sergio Rossi shoes, Dolce
& Gabbana, etc. are just a short drive from the villa.
Coming from the South - take the AI Motorway
- exit at INCISA (South of Florence).
Turn right after paying toll and follow signs for Pontassieve on
the SP69. Keep on this road (winding) through Leccio, San Clemente
and Sant'Ellero until you arrive at Carbonile.
Here there is a sharp turn right which brings you to Paterno.
Coming from the North, take the AI Motorway
- exit at FIRENZE SUD and turn right
direction PONTASSIEVE - shortly before
arriving in Pontassieve, there are road signs indicating different
directions. Follow the one, on the right, marked CONSUMA/PELAGO.
After approximately 1 Km and half on this road, there is a sign, on your
right hand side, indicating PELAGO-TOSI-VALLOMBROSA.
Turn here and proceed straight (for about 5 Kms), passing through
the town of Pelago, before you reach the small village of Paterno.
When in Paterno, follow the road until you come to an Alimentari/Forno
(general store/bakery) with parking in front. The road which goes
down by the side of the store leads immediately to the gates of