"I can't believe we have not booked our holiday here, last here, instead of Florence" says Rachel, who's the latest of our guests to discover that we are barely 30 minutes away from the motorway entrance of Florence North, the main access to the Capital of Tuscany.
Rarely have we seen such grandiosity in Tuscany: starting from materials (golden marble, pietra serena, just to name two) and techniques used, to the choice of spaces (the king suite surpasses 100 Sq.Mt.), this is arguably one of the top properties of the region. Born as a plantation in 1500, it has had few structural changes during the course of the past five hundred years, due to the fact that over the centuries it has undergone very few changes in ownership. Its private chapel, still sacred, dates to the first half of the 1600s. The current owners bought it in 2001 and in 2002 began a long process of recovery and restoration, lasting 9 years. Each room features its own air-conditioning system, Telephone, a 37" LCD TV, Mini bar, a Safety Deposit Box, Slippers, Bathrobe and Hairdryer. This property is perfect for families who appreciate a hotel-like kind of treatment and the private atmosphere of a villa.
This privatised relais, strategically located between Florence, Pisa, Siena and Lucca, offers the greatest location: barely five minutes from in the thermal town of Montecatini Terme with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars, is also minutes from some of the prettiest old villages in Tuscany, such as Montecatini Alto, Cozzile, Montecarlo of Lucca and many more. This area, famous for its proximity to the north Riviera as well (Forte dei Marmi is less than one hour away, and Lucca barely thirty minutes), is rich in history and fantastic as a starting point to visit every corner of the region.
A train line connects to Florence and or Lucca every 38 minutes, with the train stopping right in the centre of the city. We highly recommend this property for large groups of friends or families travelling together, as the hotel-like kind of management will allow everybody to follow their own plan. The villa per se is luxurious, bedrooms are exceptionally furnished and the choice of materials reflect the impeccable taste of its owners, cachemire entrepreneurs converted into generous, fabulous and much beloved owners.
Amenities Air conditioning throughout • Free wireless Internet throughout • Alarm System • Automatic gates • Automatic illumination • Breakfast Room • Couches and 2 covered gazebos along the swimming pool • Indoor and Outdoor Music System • Flat screen Televisions throughout • Satellite Flat Televisions throughout • Service bathroom • Towel’s storage and dressing rooms close by the pool