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- 14th Century villa
- Designed by Michelangelo
- Beautiful Tuscan countryside view
Tucked away in the heart of the celebrated winemaking region of Chianti Classico, Machiavelli Villa is a majestic 14th Century villa built by the Machiavelli family and designed by the Renaissance master, Michelangelo.
Located just 11km south of Florence, Machiavelli Villa offers 11 individually en-suite designed bedrooms and is set within 600 acres of flourishing vineyards, bountiful olive groves and iconic Cyprus trees. The private estate produces award winning wines and a distinctive olive oil, which you can discover and enjoy during your stay.
Fully renovated and beautifully furnished, the classic beauty of Machiavelli Villa combined with its history, art, and idyllic countryside setting creates the perfect backdrop for a Tuscan wedding, event or exclusive rental. The luxurious facilities complement the private villa, and include two swimming pools, unique sculpture gardens and breathtaking Tuscan views of the Duomo in Florence.
Come and experience our generous hospitality where you will discover the joy of modern day convenience seamlessly combined with the splendor of Renaissance.
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In-Depth Villa Details
The Villa consists of 11 luxurious suites with en-suite bedrooms and a further six bathrooms throughout the Villa to add to your every comfort. Our individually designed suites offer stunning views of the countryside, gardens and vineyards. Each suite has a separate spacious living room and dining area, a marble fitted bathroom, a luxurious king-size bed, a plasma TV and internet facilities and a connected terrace with direct views onto Florence. Additionally, the Royal suite has a fireplace, a marble and onyx fitted bathroom, a walk-in shower and steam room, a large dressing room area and a private dining area with butler service.
The Villa includes two piazza squares, terraces with frescoes and views of Florence, two formal reception rooms and entrance area with 16th century frescoes, function areas, a formal dining room, a wine cellar, the cellar dining room and kitchen, the family kitchen, four fireplaces, a laundry room, villa office, storage rooms, staff room, walk in safe, statue garden, Italian vegetable garden, pool with pool house, helicopter landing area, borehole water, olive groves, vineyards, forest and a lake.
Machiavelli Villa's compelling history dates back to the late 14th Century. The villa was built by the Machiavelli family and designed by Michelangelo, the famed Italian sculptor, painter, and architect of the High Renaissance. Because of the historical significance of the villa's owners and architects, the original buildings plan for improvements are housed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. These plans include a grander palace with a new wing, designed by Giorgio Vasari il Giovane. On the occasion of the marriage between the Machiavelli and Strozzi families, the coat of arms of the two families (Machiavelli/Strozzi) was affixed on the keystone of the central arch of the loggia on the main façade. The same emblem is present on the fireplace located on the ground floor of the villa. Niccolo Machiavelli wrote "The Prince" at his studio in Albergaccio, which was connected to Machiavelli Villa via an internal path.
In 1646, the Machiavelli family sold the Villa and the ownership was turned over to the distinguished aristocratic family of Mazzei. Filipo Mazzei, an Italian physician and a promoter of liberty, was a close friend of the 3rd US president Thomas Jefferson. The Mazzei family was the longest serving owner of the villa, spanning over three centuries until the mid 20th century, with 1956 marking the end of many generations of the Mazzei dynasty's ownership of the Machiavelli estate. Machiavelli Villa was sold to Guidi da Bagno, whose origins are from an ancient noble family. Bagno held the property for only two decades. During this period the ruins from the WWII bombing of the East wing were removed and the front entrance and piazza were modified.
In 2001, the property was sold to the current owners, investing in a multi-million dollar renovation, restoring the villa to its former splendour. During 2007, the restoration was completed and the villa was opened as a Small Luxury Hotel. The classic beauty of Machiavelli Villa combined with its art and idyllic Tuscan setting guarantees a brush with the historic past. At Machiavelli Villa you will find modern day conveniences are seamlessly combined with the splendor of the Renaissance.
ACCOMODATION: 10 Suites & Deluxe Rooms for 10-24 Guests
• The Royal Suite
• The Machiavelli Suite
• 4 x Terrace Suites
• 1 x Two Bedroom Suite
• 1 x Deluxe Double Rooms
• 1 x Double Room
• 1 x Single Room
• King Size Beds or Twin Beds
• Luxurious Marble Bathrooms with Rain Showers and Sunken Bath Tubs
• Bath Essentials; slippers, bathrobes, hairdryer and luxurious amenities
• Private Safe,
• Flat Screen TV with Satellite
• Desk, Day Bed, Complimentary WiFi
PRIVATE FACILITIES & GROUNDS
• Two large Drawing Rooms
• Private Dining Room
• Family Kitchen
• Upper and Ground Floor Loggias
• Barrique Wine Tasting Cellar and Dining Cellar
• Indoor Pool, Naduska Spa and Gym
• Outdoor Pool
• Private Gated Gardens, Estate Vineyards and Olive Groves
• Estate Private Car Parking
• Landing for 8 Helicopters
Our very own spa complete with a fully equipped gym and two exquisitely designed pools, one indoor in the Spa area the other is outdoor in the private gardens, offers tranquility and pampering for mind, body and spirit. A state of the art steam room and sauna serve to perfectly complement the range of services and amenities. The marriage of this luxurious space and the exclusive use of holistic beauty products guarantee to provide the most rewarding luxury spa experience.
An exclusive therapist can be arranged to provide services on request.
Machiavelli Villa is a noble and majestic villa just 11km directly south of Florence, near the town of San Casciano. Its location atop a hill provides extraordinary views of Florence, the Duomo, and the Tuscan countryside. The private Tuscan villa is in close proximity to the most popular cities and towns in the area – Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Arezzo.
Machiavelli Villa is just a twenty-minute drive from the Florence airport (FLR), which offers domestic and international flights.. We are pleased to arrange a private car with an English-speaking driver to meet or return you to the airport.
The Pisa International Airport (PSA) and Bologna Airport (BLQ) are approximately 1 hour away and provide a wide range of international and domestic flights and connections.
We also have private helicopter landing coordinates on site –
N 43 degrees 41.10'
E 011 degrees 11.69'
Florence 14 miles 22 km 25 minutes
Pisa 27 miles 43 kms 1.00 hour
Bologna 74 miles 119 kms 1.50 hours
Florence Airport 21 miles 34 km 40 minutes
Pisa Airport 27 miles 43 kms 1.00 hours
Bologna Airport 74 miles 119 kms 1.50 hours
Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station is a 25 minutes drive
There is a private landing Heli-Pad for 8 Helicopters.
Helicopter charters and transfers can be arranged by Villa Mangiacane
A welcome on arrival in the Villa with Mangiacane Wine and an historical presentation
Fresh fruit in all rooms on arrival
Daily Breakfast buffet with service
Daily Housekeeping 10am – 2pm plus total of 2 basic laundry per week
In all rooms: hotel amenities, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers, safe and mini bar
Air-Conditioning and Central Heating
Concierge service: 9am – 7pm
Babies's playground, up to 4 Cribs and 2 high-chairs
WiFi, Satellite with international TV Channel, Bose background music system in the Ground Floor
in Villa Machiavelli
A Wine tasting experience - a special gift from the Management
A Welcome Hamper - a special gift from the Management to include: 1 kg homemade pasta, 1 bottle
of pasta sauce,1 bottle of Mangiacane wine, olive oil and vinsanto, 1 bag of Tuscan cookies; or 6
Bottle of Mangiacane Wine
Family kitchen fully equipped with: microwave, coffee machine, fridge, oven range
Cellar kitchen with wood-burning oven, outdoor barbecue and fire-pit
Private use of Sauna, Turkish steam room, Indoor Pool and Gym open from 10AM to 8PM
Private gated gardens, outdoor pool, private parking, helicopter landing
Utilities: water, gas, electricity - maximum of 1000 kw per week
Additional Maid Service: 30,00 € per hours included VAT and tax
Cook Service: a) private chef, waiter dishwasher based on a hours cost (depending of their position);
or b) as catering service (so the service and chef cost is included in the menù final price)
City Tax 2,50 € per person per night, applicable from 1 Apr to 31 Oct and on a maximum of 7 nights
In all rooms small minibars can be filled on request- price list available
Heating of the indoor pool on request - 300 € + VAT 22% per day
Additional costs for special sky channels which are not included
Damage Deposit requested to be paid prior the arrival with the final prepayment of 20% of the rental Value with a minimum value of 5.000,00 €
GPS to the nearest town