Please keep the windows closed when you use the AC or the heating. The AC and the heating is self-adjusting. Open the upper flap or slide the button to I. To switch off the AC you just close the upper flap or slide the button to O.
The AC works from 26 °C or more, the heating maximum temperature is 21°C.
The beverages (sodas, beer and wine) are available in the honesty bar in the common area. Please note down on the form attached to the fridge when you take a beverage. A selection of local wines is also available in the lobby. Please ask for suggestions.
Preferred arrival time 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Later check in only on request; an extra fee of 30 euro can be applied in case of later check in without previous information.
Check out must take place before 10:00 am or the day before in case of early departure
Please help us to save natural resources by switching off lights when you don’t use them and by minimizing your use of water (shut off water when you brush you teeth, prefere shower intead bath in the tub). Please keep windows closed when you use the AC or heating.
Paluffo has a low environmental impact and the use of renewable resources is our goal. A photovoltaic power plant provides electricity, rain is collected for plant and grass irrigation, water is warmed by solar panels and waste waters are cleaned naturally with plant-based purification methods. Our heating system is fuelled by biomass pellets (compressed waste wood) and by a heatpump.
The garbage must be separated: please use containers in the kitchen (labels identify what to put where).
Blue bin: plastic, metal cans, tetrapack (juice, milk cartons).
Yellow bin: paper and cardboard.
Brown bin: organic waste (peelings, egg-shells, coffee grounds, leftover cooked food etc).
Gray bin: all the rest.
Guests are kindly requested to bring the garbage to the bins that are located in the car park. The glass must be collected to the green bells that are located in the main road (SP 79)
A hair dryer is available in each bathroom. Do not use it during your shower or bath!
Enjoy sleeping on the latex mattress and pillow.
At sunset and nighttime we suggest you keep windows closed when a light is on. Mosquito repellent is available in your room. If you need it, we suggest you only use it at nighttime. A mosquito net is provided for each bed.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the houses
Soaps and shampoos
In your bathroom you will find: rosemary oil hand soap, hawthorn oil foam bath and sunflower oil shampoo. These soaps and shampoos are locally produced by Fattoria Belcanto in Vicchio. They protect your skin by using natural oils and no chemical elements. The products are very effective but do not produce much lather. Your skin will feel softer and smoother…
The Bio swimming pool is private and may only be used with the owners' approval and at your own risk. The water in the bio swimming pool is clean and pure but exists in a fragile natural environment. For this reason we kindly request our guests to respect the following rules:
take a shower before going into the pool
do not walk on the stone area
do not swim in the flower and plant area
do not throw anything in the water
remember that the maximum depth is 2.5 meters
diving is not allowed
do not use bathroom towels in the Bio swimming pool; note that you can request bio pool towels as extra.
close the entrance doors as soon you leave the swimming poolarea
note that under-18s are not allowed to use the pool without their parents
Tips are welcome and equally distributed among the staff. Grazie!
A washing machine and a dryer are available. Ask the room maid or Federica for the use.
We encourage our guests to save water following the practices:
- use shower rather than tub bath
- avoid water running during teeth cleaning
- use dishwasher only with full charge of dishes
- prefer dishwasher instead hand cleaning
Sustainability report 2021
- 12kW photovoltaic emergency production
- Production of domestic hot water with solar panels
- Use of FSC certified pellets and produced in Tuscany
- The consumption of pellets, electricity and the electricity produced are recorded and updated monthly.
- The supply of electricity is certified from renewable sources
- The water resulting from cleaning the bio-pool is filtered and reintroduced into the bio-pool.
- Customers are informed verbally about eco-practices at check-in and via app.paluffo.com.
- The staff is selected without prejudice of a racial, religious and gender nature.
- Employees are verbally illustrated the “eco-practice training manual” containing the guidelines of eco-practices to follow.
- Compilation by the management and the consultant of the Risk Assessment Document (DVR) to protect the quality and safety of work
- Participation in haccp courses and occupational safety for staff
- Knowledge of the territory is spread by stimulating the publication of articles in media with a national impact.
- LED lighting everywhere
- Waste is differentiated and disposed of in accordance with the procedures established by the public collection body Publiambiente which guarantees the traceability of both the waste produced and its disposal.
- We promote the sale of local artisan products at our headquarters
- Collaboration with companies providing services to discover local art and culture such as e-bikes, horse riding, donkey rides
- Exclusive use of organic products such as soap, shampoo, sanitizing detergents
- use of certified organic products for breakfast (at least in a percentage of 70%)
- 5 charging stations for electric vehicles
- production of oil, wine and honey according to principles of organic and ethical agriculture