The Villa Medicea of Montevettolini, a grand mansion built in the XVI century, was once one of the 12 somptuous hunting residences of the Granduke Ferdinando I, grandson of the famous Lorenzo de’ Medici il Magnifico. Built on a hill of olive trees and vineyard overlooking the ValdiNievole valley, next to the medioeval village of Montevettolini, the villa has retained its original architectural beauty and serenity.
The Villa has been carefully restored and improved upon by the present owner, the prince Borghese, 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, while all the bathrooms have been recently renewed.
Guests will feel fortunate to be able 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 ten minutes from the railway station of Montecatini. Trains to Florence and Pisa leave every hour.
Large kitchen, Large dining room with fireplace, Smaller dining room (ideal for children), Guest bathroom, Large galleria, Two large double bedrooms each with bathroom and tv
Very large living room with fireplace and piano, Smaller living room, Tv room with fireplace, Library containing an antique collection of books,
Billiard room, Private chapel, Two large double bedrooms with antique poster beds each with bathroom (one has also a terrace overlooking the park and the whole valley), Two smaller double bedrooms each with bathroom.
There is satellite dish for tv, fax machine, PC station, Wi-Fi connection. Few rooms have flat screen tv with cd/dvd player and iPod sound dock. In the beautiful garden there is a patio for dining outdoors. Near the swimming pool, that measures 18 mt. x 7mt., there is a ping pong table, a small kitchen for pool snacks and a patio for open air lunches.
A golf course (18 holes), riding stables and tennis courts are nearby (10 minutes drive). Down the hill (5 minutes drive) there is the Grotta Giusti Hotel, a very well reknown beauty spa. The little town of Montecatini Terme, famous all over Italy for its thermal waters is only a short distance by car (7 km).
Maximum number of guests: 10-12
Staff: One housekeeper, One cook, One butler, One gardener, One maid, One extra maid 4 h/dd on separate billing by the customer
Distances by car: Florence: 30 minutes, Pisa: 30 minutes, Montecatini: 10 minutes, Forte dei Marmi: 30 minutes, Highway: 5 minutes.