Travel Bug: Get Swept Away in Tuscany’s Villa Mangiacane
Villa Mangiacane is a noble and majestic 15th Century property set on a cypress shaded hill, just 7 miles south of Florence and 25 minutes from Florence International Airport. Built for the Machiavelli family and bearing the unmistakable hand of the Renaissance master himself, Michelangelo, Villa Mangiacane is Tuscany’s finest luxury boutique resort and winery. Due to the significance of the owners and architects, the original building’s plan for improvements is housed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. These plans include a grander palace with a new wing, designed by Giorgio Vasari.
Under the guidance of the Florentine architect, Gianclaudio Papasogli Tacca, and international interior decorator, Ralf Krall, the Estate’s current owner commissioned a multi-million-dollar renovation in 2001, restoring the palazzo to its former splendor. Set among 600 acres of flourishing vineyards and olive groves, the Estate now produces a range of award-winning wines while the 6,000 olive trees at Mangiacane produce a distinctive extra virgin olive oil. The idea has been to satisfy the fine modern tastes of guests to the Estate in a setting that offers the very best of old-world hospitality.
At Villa Mangiacane you can expect to find a unique five-star luxury accommodation experience at Tuscany’s finest boutique resort and winery. Steeped in art, history, and culture, rooms are filled with original artwork and furniture collected from around the globe, emulating the comfort of a private home. The Estate’s 28 individually and elegantly designed rooms and suites, split between two properties, offer spectacular views of Florence, rolling hills, gardens or vineyards. A stay in the main Palazzo Machiavelli will surround you with original Renaissance art and terraces offering sweeping views of the Tuscan landscape while the exclusive Villa Mazzei offers guests a stunning infinity pool and bar, beautiful gardens and views across Chianti.
Guests can select from a myriad of dining options, from personal in-room meals to feasts in the Estate’s gourmet restaurant. Whether it is a fresh breakfast served outdoors overlooking the Tuscan countryside or a refreshing light lunch around the pool, there is something for everyone at Mangiacane. Dinner can be enjoyed in the elegant restaurant or al fresco in the Herb Garden. For a more intimate setting, guests can arrange a private dinner in the Barricaia, Wine Cellar or at The Chef’s Table in the historic kitchen.
On-site guests have access to a relaxing Garden Spa which offers a range of services. For those who enjoy cooking, the Executive Chefoffers Tuscan Cookery Classes catering to all abilities. The friendly and efficient staff are always happy to arrange a selection of exciting excursions, including Half & Full Day Wine Tours, various City Tours, Shopping Tours, Art & Culture Excursions, and Outdoor Activities such as biking, hiking and hot air balloon rides.
From cocktail parties to corporate meetings, photo shoots to weddings, Villa Mangiacane is the perfect venue to host a private event. Set within a historical and unique setting, the private luxury Estate offers event planners the most personalized services guaranteeing the utmost in security and confidentiality with bespoke menus and limitless opportunities. Ranging from board meetings for ten to receptions accommodating up to 300, Mangiacane’s unassuming and professional staff will bring the magic touch of Mangiacane to any event in order to ensure that it is perfectly planned and executed.
About Villa Mangiacane
Nestled in the heart of the winemaking region of Chianti Classico, Villa Mangiacane is a magnificent 15th Century property built by the Machiavelli family and bearing the unmistakable hand of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo. Located just 7 miles south of Florence, Villa Mangiacane is one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is perfectly positioned to explore all that Tuscany has to offer including Florence, San Gimignano, or the magnificent city of Siena. The property has twenty-eight individually designed rooms and suites and is set within 600 acres of flourishing vineyards and olive groves. The private estate produces a range of award winning wines, as well as grappa, vin santo and a distinctive olive oil. The classic beauty of Mangiacane combined with its history, art, and idyllic countryside setting create the perfect backdrop for a Tuscan wedding, unforgettable holiday or exclusive rental. Luxurious facilities complement the property, including a gourmet restaurant, a stunning infinity pool, unique sculpture gardens and breathtaking views of the Duomo in Florence. At Mangiacane, guests will experience the very best of Tuscan hospitality and the joy of modern day convenience seamlessly combined with the splendor of the Renaissance.
For more information, visit www.mangiacane.com
F: Mangiacane | I : @mangiacane | T: @VillaMangiacane
San Casciano VP, 50026
+39 055 829 0123