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This villa was originally nothing more than simple peasant farm. In the XV century it became one of the properties of the Medici family.

 

During the centuries the villa was home to several families. The man who gave the garden its current romantic look was sir John Francis Slone, inspired by the Gothic style.

 

More than 30.000 different plants have been cultivated in the gardens, in order to create a unique setting reproducing the typical Romantic atmosphere: you have the impression to be in the middle of something really special. There are varied and fascinating open-air spaces that are perfectly merged with the surrounding environment: the parterre, the Italian garden, a tiny lake, and many beds and areas of roses, hydrangeas, and peonies.

 

The winter garden is set in a old iron greenhouse restored in the finest detail; a soft light penetrates and give life to an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Completely transformed into a modern lounge, it is the ideal setting to enjoy total privacy and quiet.

 

A dreamy villa set in the Tuscan hilltops with a wonderful view on Florence valley is the perfect place for the most important day of your life. With its several and sophisticated outdoor and indoor spaces the villa offers you the perfect location for an unforgettable wedding.

 

The rooms and Suites

 

The Orangerie

Originally a shelter for the orange plants, the building has been totally renewed and it’s now an amazing suite to live your perfect stay in Florence. The room benefits of a stunning view that will delight your eyes, right on the magical labyrinth of the Italian garden and the vaulted terracotta ceiling will make you breathe a scented atmosphere, as if you can still smell the perfumes of the oranges. The room is furnished with all the comforts and provides precious linens and fine cottons; you will be fascinated by the amazing light that illuminates the room.

 

Limonaia

Get inspired by the Provencal atmosphere that characterizes this room. The building was in origin the recovery for the lemon plants and it enjoys the beauty of a superb view on the Italian garden and on the city of Florence. The indoor exposed stone walls will let you dive into the past, in a time when nature and mankind were perfectly blended.

 

Garden suite

Inside this suite light is sweet and warm, a real joy for the eyes. The room is totally soaked in the green of the garden and the color reflects on the inside walls, penetrating through the wide windows and creating a relaxing and composed atmosphere. The small living room, with its beautiful vintage armchairs, leads you to the dreamy bed which is dominated by a gorgeous velvet headboard. French antiques are perfectly blended with the precious silks hanging from the windows.

 

 

Pool suite

This wonderful suite overlooking the swimming pool provides a romantic atmosphere. The curtains are made of a refined toile de jouy, the bed is adorned with two antique headboards and framed by a large canopy with pure white veils and the stripes-decorated walls are enriched by a superb collection of vintage prints of roses. And if you wish to retire in complete privacy you will find a nineteenth-century iron staircase that will guide you to the tiny living room with armchairs and sofas n floral style.

 

Colombaia

Beautifully located on the terraces of the villa, just below the lookout tower, this suite will provide you a perfect withdraw from the main house to enjoy total relax and an exceptional view on Florence valley. Let yourself be carried away by its colonial atmosphere: the white balustrade, the Vienna straw bed, a fan with wooden blades. The staircase leads you to the tiny living room, a place to retreat from the rest of the world, richly covered with fine cottons and linen.

 

Torre

This superb suite enjoys a dominant position on the top floor of the villa and offers a 360 degrees view on the surrounding hills. When you enter the suite you will be welcomed by a beautiful antique oak flooring, a coffered ceiling and a fabulous cast iron fireplace. Climb up the ancient wooden spiral staircase to reach the graceful bedroom, adorned with a superb burgundy velvet double bed. The coffered ceiling of the bedroom has a secret… and it’s up to you to find out. And if you wish to delight your heart just look outside the windows and gaze the wonderful view on Florence.

 

At a glance...

Civil wedding: Florence, Fiesole

Blessing: villa grounds

Booking type: small hotel, exclusive use

Airports: Pisa 60 minutes, Florence 30 minutes

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