OFFICIAL RATING – 5* • GRAPE ESCAPES RATING – LUXURY • 28 ROOMS
Hotel: 2 pools • wine tasting • concierge • 1 restaurants
ROOMS: telephone • wifi • plasma tv • a/c / heating • mini-bar
Nestled in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region, Villa Mangiacane is a magnificent 15th Century Villa built by the Machiavelli family and bearing the unmistakable hand of the Renaissance Master, Michelangelo. The private estate produces four award winning wines and a distinctive olive oil which can of course be tasted during your stay.
Located just 20 minutes by road from central Florence and Florence airport, Mangiacane is set within 600 acres of flourishing vineyards and olive groves. The advantage of staying at this sumptuous property is that you are within a stone’s throw of some of the world’s most important art and architectural sites whilst enjoying a peaceful and relaxing stay in the Tuscan countryside.
Mangiacane is actually a working wine estate and the wines are regularly served with dinner or during charming tutored tasting sessions by the pool, in the herb garden or in the Barrique wine cellar. There are many dining options on site, including a gastronomic restaurant which uses the estate’s olive oils in many of its mouth-watering dishes and the loggia, as well as the opportunity to dine pool side or in the herb gardens.
On the Mangiacane estate there are two villas; Villa Machiavelli has 10 Suites which is usually used for private rental but can accommodate up to 20 hotel guests on a non-exclusive basis during quiet periods. Villa Mazzei has 18 Suites accommodating hotel guests exclusively from April to October. Steeped in art, history and culture, the individually-decorated rooms are filled with original artwork and furniture collected from across the globe, emulating the comfort of a private home. Each of the rooms and suites offer stunning views of the countryside, gardens or vineyards. The rooms in Villa Machiavelli will surround you with original Renaissance art and terraces with sweeping views of the Tuscan landscape. Deep soaking tubs and oversized showers are the norm alongside plasma televisions, surround sound, internet access and full mini-bars.