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Pardini’s Hermitage

Simple, rustic, and full of love. An island getaway that will stay with you forever.

Pardini's Hermitage

Favourite bits.

  1. The gorgeous family who run it. A small and simple house, the Hermitage was built in the early 50s to be used as a summerhouse for the Pardini family. It was in 1956 that they decided to open up their home to guests. Frediano Pardini, who built the house himself, had come to the island searching for somewhere quiet. He just had a feeling that Giglio was that place. There were no roads on the island in the 1950s. Back then, the ferry only came to the island three times a week, once in the morning and back in the evening. Frediano wanted to create a place of "sole e mare in pace e libertà" (sun and sea in peace and freedom). And that is exactly what he did. Now run with love by Federigo (“Ghigo”) Pardini, his wife Barbara, and their two lovely daughters, the hospitality is warm and genuine. Ghigo is a kind and charming man. Terribly humble, and in his broken English, he will happily share stories of the history of Pardini’s, the island, and life. His wife Barbara can be found in the kitchen. It is a true family affair, and this is what makes it extra special.

  2. The remote location and the serenity. Tucked away in a pretty cove, only accessibly by boat, this is a true hidden gem. Pardini's Hermitage is not some fancy hotel or luxury resort. There are certainly no frills. But this is exactly what makes it so enticing. Pardini’s is a simple, yet enchanted family-run guesthouse that has been on the island for more than 50 years, and offers guests the opportunity to experience a slower pace, a sense of peace, and an incredibly warm and generous hospitality in an untouched nature environment.

  3. The serenity. If you are looking for a total hideaway, Pardini’s is the place. This is where you come to slow down; to take time; to allow the soul to rest. This is also where you come for inspiration. It is an enchanted place, and the gentle lazy pace will do wonders for your soul.


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