A grand regal Medici hunting mansion in the Tuscan Countryside
Villa Borghese, a grand mansion built in the XVI century, was once one of the twelve sumptuous hunting residences of the Granduke Ferdinando I de’ Medici, grandson of the famous Lorenzo Il Magnifico (Lorenzo the Magnificent).
Built on a hill of olive trees and vineyard 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 two hundred years ago. All the rooms are decorated with antique furniture and paintings, Venetian glass chandeliers and Persian carpets while all the bathrooms have been recently renewed.
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 forty minutes by car from the international airports of Florence and Pisa and ten minutes from the railway station of Montecatini Terme. Trains to Florence and Pisa leave every hour. This Villa is particularly recommended to Golf and spa lovers. The estate guarantees an extreme level of security and tranquillity- a perfect retreat.
Room 1: ground floor, double bedroom, king size bed, bath with showerRoom 2: ground floor, double bedroom, king size bed, bath with bathtubRoom 3: first floor, double bedroom, king size bed, bath with bathtubRoom 4: first floor, double bedroom, king size bed, bath with showerRoom 5: first floor, double bedroom, king size bed, bath with bathtubRoom 6: first floor, double bedroom, king size bed, bath with showerRoom 7: first floor, double bedroom, king size bed, bath with shower
Well preserved Pistoia is halfway between Florence and Lucca and overlooks the valley with its two towers rising up over the summit of the hill and outlining its characteristic profile. Daring 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. In the 16th century the city’s metalworkers created the pistol, which was named after the city – and it is now a world centre for the manufacture of trains.
it is worth visiting the Piazza del Duomo and its attractive buildings, the Romanesque Cathedral of San Zeno (5th Century), the ornate & noble Palazzo dei Vescovi (‘Bishop’s Palace’). On Wednesday and Saturday, holiday-makers and locals alike enjoy going to Pistoia’s lively street market, with it’s sea of blue awnings and jostling shoppers.
Baths & spas date back to fourteenth century & now there are 9 ‘terme’ (thermal spas) spread across town who have illustrious patronage : Rossini, Verdi, Princess Grace, Orson Welles, Clark Gable, European royalty Cultural centres of Pisa, Lucca & Florence nearby Discover lesser known medieval towns of Pietrasanta & Vinci (where Leonardo da Vinci was born) Go to the coast, visit Chianti’s famous wineries A number of fine gardens & some of the world’s most incredible private villas that are open to visitorsare nearby
Nearby Pistoia, 20 km (12,6 m) Florence, 46 km (29 m) Golf, 4 km (2.5 m) Tennis, 11.5 km (7.25 m) Equestrian, 4.5 km (2.8 m) Spa, 4.6 km (2.9 m) Airport (Florence), 43.8 km (27.6 m) Airport (Pisa), 53.8 km (34.6 m) Private Airport, 33.6 km (21.17 m)
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