Additional Special Services Available:
For an additional fee, the following services are available through our special services coordinator , an American lady who has been living and working in Florence for more than 17 years. She speaks fluent Italian and has been helping tourists, students, families and professionals with their vacation needs & special services in the Florence area and throughout Italy for over 16 years.
° Grocery shopping (to stock your rental apartment)
° Babysitting for your children (note: It is possible to arrange this service on a very limited basis upon request but it can NOT be guaranteed. Requests for this service MUST be arranged well in advance; the sooner, the better. English-speaking babysitters may be available, depending on days and times requested.)
° Cell phone rentals
° Tour guides and special tours in Rome & Venice
° Tours of two historical Medici Villa gardens in the Florentine countryside: Villa La Petraia and/or Villa Reale di Castello (with villa gardener & simultaneous translations). Also available, tours inside these villas with an English-speaking art historian.
° Visit to a local Terra Cotta/Ceramics laboratory to see an artisan at work (from the modeling of the clay, its “cooking” in the oven and the final decorations). You can also purchase his unique, hand-made terra cotta products.
° Museum reservations
° Train reservations and tickets
° Private drivers to accompany you wherever : day trips, Prada outlet, the outlet mall, out to dinner
° Shopping in Florence (for discounts on 18 K gold jewelry or Italian ceramics; visit the famous designer shops in Florence such as Gucci, Armani, D & G, etc.)
° Trips to the local designer outlet mall (Armani, Gucci, Sergio Rossi, Yves Saint Laurent, Hogan, La Perla, Ferragamo, Valentino, etc.)
° “Food lovers tour in Florence”: A gastronomic tour designed for those passionate about food and wine. Your guide will help you eat and drink your way through Florence covering, the right way(s) to order coffee, olive oil tasting, wine sipping, balsamic vinegar dabbing, traipsing through local markets, truffle sandwiches with Prosecco, fun Italian house wares and more unique surprises ending with a trattoria lunch.
° Special requests? Let us know what it is & we’ll try to accommodate you.
Since our special services coordinator collaborates with “Villa Il Paradisino” but is not located on-site at the Villa, all arrangements and payments for these additional special services must be made directly with her. To guarantee that your requests be satisfied, it is HIGHLY suggested that you contact her well BEFORE your arrival to the Villa, to outline your requests and coordinate details, payments, etc., so that she has the time to coordinate everything for you.
NOTE: Upon receipt of your initial payment and official confirmation of your Villa il Paradisino reservation, we will provide you with the information necessary to contact this person directly regarding your special service requests.