Mangiacane Estate, a 15th Century Italian Estate centrally located in Chianti wine region and only a 20 minute drive from Florence. This Tuscan Estate was originally built for the Machiavelli family and the abundance of history dates way back to the days of Michelangelo who is rumoured to have played a part in the original design. Today the Estate has been lovingly restored as a Small Luxury Hotel offering two stunning villas, Villa Machiavelli – 10 suites and Villa Mazzei ( runs as a hotel ) – 18 Rooms, a fine dining restaurant and an infinity pool which guests renting Villa Machiavelli are welcome to use, sharing with hotel guests . Collectively the Estate can accommodate around 60-65 guests with professional and experienced staff to organise any event or special celebration from a meeting for 10 to a reception for over 200. This can take place in a variety of private dining rooms, wine cellars, loggias, sculptured gardens, courtyards, vineyards or poolside. Facilities include two swimming pools, unique sculpture gardens, Spa area and breathtaking Tuscan views.
The two villas sit majestically amongst the olive groves and 600 acres of flourishing vineyards from which the Estate produces award winning Mangiacane wines and olive oil that guests can enjoy in Estate’s own wine tasting cellars and restaurant.
The interiors are elegantly furnished to the highest standard and the décor combines classic beauty with the Estate history, the art, the original Renaissance frescoes complemented by the typically, idyllic Tuscany countryside setting. Each Suite individually designed, with wood burning fireplaces, beautiful soft furnishings, fine linens, contemporary bathrooms with sunken bath and oversized showers. The warmth and hospitality of the Mangiacane Estate awaits , it is the perfect place to experience modern comforts alongside the splendour of Renaissance.
Villa Machiavelli dates back to the 14th Century with 10 en-suite bedrooms offering views of the countryside, gardens and vineyards. It can be rented exclusively to enjoy privacy, personal butler service and the delights of this Tuscan retreat.
Each suite has a separate spacious living room and dining area, a marble fitted bathroom, a luxurious king-size bed, a plasma TV, internet facilities and a connected terrace with direct views towards 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.
First Floor - The Royal Suite -The Machiavelli Suite - 2 x Deluxe Double Rooms
Second Floor - 4 x Terrace Suites - 1 x Two Bedroom Suite - 1 x Single Room - Second Floor
Each with 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, Fridge, Flat Screen TV with Satellite Desk, Day Bed and Complimentary Wifi
The Villa includes two piazza squares, extensive terraces boasting beautiful frescoes and fabulous views , two formal reception rooms, entrance area , 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, two private pools indoor/outdoor plus private grounds, helicopter landing area, borehole water, olive groves, vineyards, forest and a lake.
The city of Florence is only a 20 min drive away, so Villa Mangiacane the an ideal base to explore the culture, art and the magical countryside . Various activities are available to guests - ie wine tasting in Estate cellars, grape and olive harvests, art and sculpture workshops, Tuscan cooking lessons, hot air ballooning, bike excursions, shopping and gastronomic adventures –
Spa - steam room and sauna offering tranquillity and pampering for mind, body and spirit, a private indoor pool, Treatments on request. Pool heating is an extra charge.