A Medici Villa

Sumptuous 7 bedroom, 16th century Medici hunting lodge, fully staffed and beautifully restored, located in a small village.

Tuscany-Florence Area Villa 15

This Medici hunting mansion in the Tuscan countryside was built in the 16th century as one of the twelve grand hunting residences of the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de’ Medici, grandson of the famous Lorenzo II Magnifico (Lorenzo the Magnificent). In its past the villa has been the dwelling of many illustrious guests, among them Paolina Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon and the Grand Duchess of Tuscany.Tucked into a serene hillside of olive trees and vineyards, rolling valleys stretch wide between Florence and Lucca in the near distance. Careful restoration has been attended to by the present owner, a prince whose family purchased the property over two hundred years ago. Nearby thermal resorts, pristine forests, valleys, hills, castles and ancient Medieval villages all come together to envelop the estate deep in the heart of Tuscany.

The sumptious property offers 1,200 square meters/ 13,000 sq. ft.  of living space in the main villa, as well as a consecrated chapel, private park, staff quarters, pool and pool house with a shower room, service bathroom, towel storage and electricity and carport for at least four cars.

All rooms of the villa are impeccably decorated with luxurious furnishing and finishes housing a remarkable art collection. The building retains its original architectural structure with its floors, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and staircases. The villa features opulent heirloom pieces such as oil paintings and antiques, Venetian glass chandeliers, murals, rich tapestry and Persian rugs, all creating a sense of history that the guests will enjoy in every room.

This atmosphere of rich decoration, oil paintings and antique furnishings all come together to transport guests back to a timeless era, yet modern comforts offer the conveniences expected today.

Four double bedrooms offer en-suite bathrooms and are decorated with fine linens, antiques and lovely murals, paintings and carpets. The master royal suite is spacious and grand, with a king size bed, en-suite bathroom and antique furnishes and paintings. Two twin rooms each boast en-suite bathrooms and equally lovely furnishings and are perfect for children or staff members. With two spacious living rooms, ten bathrooms, a massive dining room, large gourmet kitchen and study this sumptuous vacation villa is the perfect Tuscan escape.

You will feel like royalty vacationing here while having the villa staff pampering you like a prince!

7 Bedrooms/10 Bathrooms  1,200 m2/13,000 sq. ft.

INCLUDED WITH RENT

  • Electricity,  water and final cleaning
  • Housekeeping service up to 4 hours per day
  • Pool towel change on Tue and Thu
  • Daily pool cleaning and garden maintenance
  • Computer at disposal of the guests, connected with ADSL line
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access
  • Apple TV with 230 movies, Netflix

NOT INCLUDED WITH RENT

  • Heating in winter season €250 per day
  • Additional staff hours, available on request: €20 per hour /per staff member
  • Professional chef available
  • Telephone and fax charged on usage
  • Food shopping service €50 per time
Property Type
Villa
Region
Tuscany-Florence Area
Capacity
15
Special Selection
  • Deluxe World Class Property
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Features
  • Historic Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Within walking distance of a village

Ground Floor

 Formal massive dining room that seats comfortably up to 20 guests, smaller dining room, guest bathroom, large gourmet eat-in kitchen.  One master king bedroom, with en-suite bathroom with shower - One master king bedroom, with en-suite bathroom with tub

  • The staff live on the premises in separate quarters on the ground floor, guests’ privacy is guaranteed

First Floor

Very expansive formal living room with fireplace and piano, smaller living room, TV room with fireplace, reading room with private library containing an antique collection of books, enjoyable billiard room, private chapel. Two large king bedrooms with antique poster beds, each with en-suite bathroom, one with shower and one with tub. There is also a terrace overlooking the park and the whole valley. Two smaller twin bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom with tub - ideally suited to teenagers. King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub

Exterior

An impeccable manicured Italian garden nestles the impressive private pool, with its sundeck and a gazebo, perfect for alfresco lunches. The grounds house also several shaded areas for relaxing in style and tranquility. The villa’s strategic position over the undulating hills offers a one-of-a-kind view over the vineyards, olive groves, fields and forests of the Tuscan countryside.

Exclusions

Refundable security deposit: €5,000 x week of stay to be held by tus on credit card guarantee. All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged

Distances

When not lounging around the pool, you can visit Florence or you may go to the hip beach resort of Forte dei Marmi, both 30 minutes by car. Other options are playing golf at an 18-hole Golf course, horse-back riding or play tennis at nearby facilities. Lastly, do not forget to check out the famous Thermal Spas located very near to the villa. Montecatini Terme: 8.5 kms, Pistoia: 16 kms, Lucca: 36 kms, florence Airport: 44 kms, Florence: 54 kms, Pisa: 54 kms, Pisa Airport: 62 kms. Chianti area 60-70 kms.

Recommended Local Restaurants

Short walk, right in the village

Caffè del Podestà-Piazza Bargellini 11Tel. +39 0572 62337  https://www.facebook.com/caffedelpodesta  Cute, inexpensive local restaurant.

Within 10 minute drive of villa

Osteria Il Maialetto-VIA DELLA REPUBBLICA 372, 51015 MONSUMMANO TERME  Tel. +390572953849   www.ilmaialetto.com  This lively restaurant with a young, vibrant atmosphere stands next to the butcher's shop run by the same family. The menu features delicious Tuscan cuisine, including home-produced meat and ham. Moderate prices

Trattoria da Marino-VIA PROVINCIALE LUCCHESE 102, LOCALITÀ PONTE DI SERRAVALLE, 51030 SERRAVALLE PISTOIESE  Tel. +39057351042  www.trattoriadamarino.com  In business for almost a century, this restaurant has the ambience of a welcoming trattoria. The cuisine focuses on regional specialities with the occasional updated twist, with dishes such as tortelli with a shellfish ragù, veal cheeks stewed in Brunello wine and cream puffs on the menu. Inexpensive

La Foresteria-LOCALITÀ MONSUMMANO ALTO, PIAZZA CASTELLO 10, 51015 MONSUMMANO TERME  Tel. +390572520097  http://www.ristorantelaforesteria.it  Located in a small medieval town, this elegant restaurant serves local, creative cuisine and boasts a spectacular view over the Fievole valley. Moderate prices

Atman a Villa Rospigliosi-VIA BORGHETTO 1, LOCALITÀ SPICCHIO, 51035 LAMPORECCHIO  Tel. +390573803432    www.atmanavillarospigliosi.it  In this splendid 17th Century villa on the outskirts of the town, chef Igles Corelli serves creative dishes that combine flavours and ingredients from all over Italy in his Michelin One Star restaurant

Deposit

55% of rental

Availability

Availability for rental primarily in the Spring, Summer and Autumn season, as well as the holiday period.

Rates

Prices include all taxes, agency fees, foreign exchange fees, and credit card fees.

2018 Prices: From $25,300-$34,300 per week, depending on season

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