A grand regal Medici hunting mansion in the Tuscan Countryside
Villa Borghese, a grand mansion built in the 16th century, was once one of the 12 hunting residences of the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de’ Medici, grandson of the famous Lorenzo Il Magnifico (Lorenzo the Magnificent).
Built on a hill of olive trees and vineyards overlooking the valley that connects Florence to Lucca, the villa has retained its original architectural beauty and serenity. The entire estate has been carefully restored and improved upon by the present owner, a prince whose family bought the property more than 200 years ago.
All the rooms are decorated with antique furniture and paintings, Venetian glass chandeliers and Persian carpets, whilst all the bathrooms have been recently refurbished.
Guests have the chance to reside in such a unique and truly special atmosphere while enjoying the enchanting Italian garden, the beautiful park, the numerous bedrooms and the large swimming pool.
The villa is 40 minutes by car from the international airports of Florence and Pisa and 10 minutes from the railway station of Montecatini Terme.
This Villa is particularly recommended for golf and spa lovers, since is perfectly located for both. The estate guarantees an extreme level of security and tranquillity - a perfect luxury retreat.
GROUND FLOORRoom 1 – king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bath/showerRoom 2 – king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub
FIRST FLOORRoom 3 – king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub Room 4 – king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bath/showerRoom 5 – king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtubRoom 6 – king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bath/shower
Villa Borghese is located near well-preserved Pistoia, which is halfway between Florence and Lucca and overlooks the valley with its two towers rising up over the summit of the hill.
Dating back to Etruscan times, the town played an important role in the 12th and 13th centuries and its medieval stronghold structure is still intact, with little paved streets leading up through the houses into little squares.
Visit the Piazza del Duomo and its attractive buildings, the Romanesque Cathedral of San Zeno (5th Century), the ornate and noble Palazzo dei Vescovi (‘Bishop’s Palace’), the lively street market with its sea of blue awnings and jostling shoppers.
Baths and spas in the region date back to 14th century. There are now nine thermal spas spread across town which have illustrious patronage counting Rossini, Verdi, Princess Grace, Orson Welles, Clark Gable, and European royalty amongst past visitors.
Ideal for day trips, the cultural centres of Florence, Pisa and Lucca are nearby.
Distances (approx.):Nearest golf course – 4 kmNearest spa – 4.5 kmPistoia – 20 kmFlorence Airport – 44 kmPisa Airport – 54 km
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
© MyPrivateVillas 2020