An impressive estate abounding in history and charm
Dating back to the 14th century, Dimora Ghirlandaio is a charming estate comprising of a hamlet and a farm which produces excellent quality olive oil. Situated just outside of Florence, it is ideally located in the heart of Chianti’s countryside, making it a great base for exploring the towns and cities of Tuscany.
This magnificent property was once owned by a family of painters and used to host some of the most well-known artists of the Renaissance era including Raffaello, Pontormo and Botticelli.
Nowadays, guests can completely unwind in the picturesque setting with rolling green hills as a backdrop and surrounded by 30 acres of vineyards, olive groves, forest and a lake.
Spreading over five buildings and hosting up to 44 guests in its 20 bedrooms, the property is an amazing location for hosting corporate events, or special celebrations with loved ones. The frescoed chapel painted by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding ceremony.
Outdoors, guests can enjoy two swimming pools (one heated on request), landscaped gardens, and panoramic walkways. There is also a wellness centre with Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, sauna, and emotional shower.
The interior of the main house has been totally refurbished using antique furniture and keeping its old charm complemented by luxury finishing touches. There are plenty of common areas where guests can gather or relax including beautiful lounges with fireplaces, an elegant dining room, and a fully-equipped kitchen.
The sleeping area consists of five bedrooms. The master bedroom is the only room on the top floor and it has a 360° magnificent view over the whole property and over Florence. There is also a dependence ideal for accommodating a person of staff.
The Farmhouse features four suites, all of them located on the top floor. The ground floor has a living room and a room dedicated to wine or olive oil tastings, a study, and the chapel.
Bottega is the place where the family used to display their art. Today this building features a large and comfortable living room and two en-suite bedrooms.
The Frantoio, where the owners used to make the olive oil is now comprised of two living rooms and three bedrooms. This buildings also features an external dependence with an extra en-suite bedroom.
The Study is the place where the family used to paint; it has been transformed into a small villa with a living room and four bedrooms.
Dimora Ghirlandaio ticks all the boxes for an unforgettable holiday away, totally immersed in the Italian way of living.
NB: Dimora Ghirlandaio proudly accommodates an in-house artist. He is a well-known American painter/printmaker whose work can be found in private collections and galleries around the world, including the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. He stays in a separate, private quarter of the estate and only shares the main entrance with guests; he has no access to any of the buildings or open spaces occupied by guests. On request, painting or drawling lessons with the artist can be arranged.
The Villa: 5 roomsVilla dependance: 1 roomKing size or twin bedsLuxurious marble bathrooms with rain showers or bath tubs
La Fattoria: 4 roomsKing size or twin bedsLuxurious marble bathrooms with rain showers or bath tubs
La Bottega: 2 roomsKing size or twin bedsLuxurious marble bathrooms with rain showers or bath tubs
Il Frantoio: 3 roomsVilla dependance: 1 roomKing size or twin bedsLuxurious marble bathrooms with rain showers or bath tubs
The study: 4 roomsKing size or twin bedsLuxurious marble bathrooms with rain showers or bath tubs
Dimora Ghirlandaio is situated south of Florence, in the rolling hills of Tuscany, between Impruneta and Scandicci.
The villa affords some of the most stunning views including the Dome of Brunelleschi’s Santa Maria del Fiore, the Chianti hills and the vineyards.
Florence is around 13 km away, whilst Siena and the beautiful villages of San Casciano, Colle Val d’Elsa and Monteriggioni are also within easy reach.
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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