Perched on the gently rolling hills overlooking Florence, this late medieval Villa immersed in its beautiful garden is considered one the most enchanting sites for amazing wedding receptions.
The stunning interiors and the genuine Italian Medieval look of the building have through the years won it the fame as the ideal setting for historically-based movies. A second floor was added in the late 1700s, and careful 1998 restoration earned the imposing building its actual shape.
Showing the peculiar traits of a typical Tuscan noble country house, this villa counts on a magnificent view from its tower, eventually built in the late 1800s, as well as the enchanting private chapel which can host romantic and intimate wedding celebrations. It also has a rich private library and a sunny terrace.
Original period furniture and authentic arrangements bear the historical heritage and elegant taste of the different owners. Large stone fireplaces, cornices and sophisticated stuccoes of different styles decorate the refined halls and rooms; lamps, tapestries and paintings embellish ceilings and walls, while a wise use of wood and terracotta tiles warms the ambiance and recalls the atmosphere of charming bygone days.
The spacious inner halls and outdoor structure can accommodate up to 300 and 800 people respectively. The luxurious Italian styled garden has often held civil and symbolic wedding celebrations as well as Catholic offers a choice of 2 small Churches available on site. The first one is very small within the garden of the main Villa, the second one is larger just outside the walls.
Framed by a fertile and wide estate devoted to olive groves, an original 15th century hamlet surrounding the historical noble residence shows how a blend of old and new, of history and modern comfort, can be easily and charmingly accomplished.
Here, accommodation (from 3 to 11 people each) is available inside the perfectly preserved and restored apartments located inside the ancient cloister building. Upon entering through the impressive iron grilled arch, one is overwhelmed by an air of discreet seclusion . The smaller cloister opens with its wide arches supported by pillars and boasts of an amazing fresco. An internal staircase leads to the small church.
The apartments are fully furnished and equipped with kitchenette, living-room area, bedroom, bathroom and outdoor patio dining area. An amazing view on the hilly countryside is granted. Facilities include telephone, sat TV, dishwasher, iron and iron board, hairdryer and central heating.
Upon entering the hamlet medieval cloister through the impressive iron grilled arch, an air of past times and of seclusion overwhelms the visitor. The smaller cloister opens with its wide arches supported by pillars and an amazing fresco.
Outdoor events can be held on the beautiful sunny terrace that allows an amazing vista on the hilly landscape and all over Florence. Inside the Villa building, spacious rooms with wood decorations and fireplace are tastefully equipped to house elegant banquets. Wedding reception is catered.
Outdoor swimming pool, Walking and trekking, Mountain bike, Gastronomy shop with local produce, Coffee bar, Self service restaurant, Wine bar, wine and olive oil tasting activities, Cooking courses on request.