VILLA GUARDATOIA, PESCIA (PT)

Villa Guardatoia, owned by the Cecchi de Rossi family, is located in Pescia and overlooks the surrounding plain. It is set in Tuscany, in a land well known for its historical garden’s heritage and for the tradition of excellent nursery gardening.  Il Giardino di Villa Guardatoia, the villa’s garden, opens[…]

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VILLA I CEDRI, FLORENCE

Villa I Cedri was built in the XVI century on a smaller pre-existing cluster dating back to the XIV century. It was first property of the Bardi and subsequently of the Compagnia del Gesù.In 1765, following the suppression of the church’s property, the villa was bought by Giovanni di Antonio[…]

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VILLA IL CICALETO, SARGIANO (AR)

The ancient Cicaleto estate, composed of a 17th-century villa and a group of cottages, lies along the road in the Sargiano hills at the gates of Arezzo. Of particular note are the grounds, surrounded by a centuries-old boxwood hedge, bordering on the Sargiano forest, a nature preserve for rare species[…]

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VILLA LA COSTAGLIA, QUARRATA (PT)

Villa La Costaglia is situated 20 km from Florence, 8 km from Pistoia and 9 km from Prato, immersed in a 3 hectares park and surrounded by its farm which produces wine and oil.It was built at the beginning of the 17th century by the Lenzoni family and is still[…]

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VILLA LE POZZARELLE, FIESOLE (FI)

The Villa “Le Pozzarelle”, also called the Villa “Ai Bozzolini”, is located in Fiesole at No. 11 Via del Bargellino, at a distance of approximately 800 meters from the central town square. The architecture is in part from the 16th century and in part from the 18th, surrounded by an[…]

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VILLA LYSIS, LASTRA A SIGNA (FI)

Set on two floors in a twelfth century as a fortified farm, this house was once intended as a Lombard fortress to guard the fertile Arno Valley around Florence. Today it is the perfect holiday home rental for up to 5 persons with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. When the new[…]

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VILLA MONTANINE, TAVARNUZZE (FI)

Villa Montanine is the heart of an agricultural estate producing organic Chianti wine and extra-virgin olive oil in a vast setting where the fields give way to a wood with many  Mediterranean pines. Its oldest part probably was a watchtower already existing  in the XIV century. The villa was enlarged in the[…]

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VILLA ORLANDO, TORRE DEL LAGO PUCCINI (LU)

  When Villa Orlando was built in 1869 as a hunting lodge in then fashionable neo- Gothic style, with pointed arches and slate roof, Torre del Lago was a modest hamlet of fishermen and hunters with thatched huts. The crenelated tower is the most striking feature of the Villa: from[…]

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VILLA POGGIO LIETO, FIESOLE (FI)

The Villa Poggio Lieto, located in Fiesole on Via del Salviatino 17, sits on a ridge overlooking Fiesole to the west and a valley leading to Settignano to the east. Its first inhabitant, in the mid 1400s, was a certain Tommaso De’ Medici. The villa then passed through various hands[…]

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