The Villa made into a beautiful Residence is one of the oldest and most beautiful villas in San Casciano in the heart of the Chianti Wine Region in Tuscany just 20 min drive from Florence. Classified as a historical home entirely restored by its owners with the aim of offering the hospitality and atmosphere of a patrician family country house, it is a 24 room charming hotel with really affordable prices.
Described as one of the most ancient and beautiful villas in San Casciano, stands on the level top of the Argiano hill, with its old and solid dark walls, along the Via Empolese. The garden side has an elegant cloister, enriched by Tuscan-style columns, and all the doors and the windows are decorated with pure Renaissance-style stones.
The Villa has wonderful light and spacious rooms. The large hall the heart of the house with its beautifully painted doors has comfortable armchairs and welcoming sofas while various other smaller lounges offer quiet cozy corners for reading and relaxation.
Each room has its own unique character. The walls are painted in soft pastels made from natural pigments. The fabrics used for curtains and canopies come from small Tuscan artisan workshops. Oriental silks on the other hand have been used in the salons and rooms on the ground floor.
The hotel has 8 Double Standard rooms, 6 Double Superior rooms, 3 Junior Suites, 2 Suites, 3 Tuscan Hills Junior Suites, and 2 Family rooms.
Spa and Wellness Center: with sauna, massage, hydrotherapy, Olive oil body bath and more. Seated under the Renaissance Loggia guests can look out over the formal Italian gardens and be enveloped in the fragrance of old roses and flowering shrubs. Ornamental bushes also grow in the beautiful central courtyard and garden surrounding the Swimming Pool.
Even if you are sipping your tea or working on your notebook (the garden is also covered by broadband Wireless Internet and the VoIP service to make phone calls is available) you can still enjoy the Tuscan countryside.
Lobby with honesty bar,
Cooking classes available.
At the Villa we have the pleasure to offer our guests the option to dine “at home”.Our menu will be based on the best of Tuscan tradition and the house recipes using local produce in season. Our cook prepares tasty and refined lunch every evening, characterized by traditional specialties of Tuscan cooking and family recipes. It’s possible to have outdoors lunch or dinner in the pleasant spring, summer and fall days.
Dinner will be available from April until the end of October.
Passion for Italy Review
You will definitely feel at home here and the air here is filled with soft Tuscan light. Out in the country this is a charming old world residence where you can step back into the past surrounded by antique furniture and large bedrooms but with modern comforts.
Lovely old stone floors this villa has a warm feeling about it where you can completely relax and the charming manager will look after you well. Highly recommended and a great base from which to explore the vineyards of Chianti. The prices are extremely good value for a quality stay.
Area in Tuscany
Val di Pesa – just outside San Casciano, 20 min south west of Florence in Tuscany.
- Swimming Pool
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Weddings & Special Events
- Slippers and bathrobe
- Meeting Conference Room
- Private parking
- Panoramic Views
- Buffet breakfast Included
- Laundry service
- Car park
- Prices include breakfast
- Terrace with view
- Central heating
- Local olive oil and wine
- Beach Towels Provided
- Half and Full Board available
- Parking on property
- Beauty Salon
- Terrace with Solarium
- Luxury bathrobes and slippers
- Country Estate
- Historical building
- Car Required
The word Chianti evokes images of sloping Tuscan hills cultivated with vineyards and glasses generously filled with the famous red Italian wine Chianti Classico. There is an abundance of castles, pretty medieval villages set on the hilltops, solitary abbeys, farmhouses and exquisite villas in Chianti wine region. Every corner seems to be a work of art steeped in history. Let us tell you where to explore …..not only for the beauty of its landscape and art, but also to learn about the long tradition of producing magnificent quality Italian wine, meet the locals and savour the wonderful food and wine which have made Chianti famous.