Villa Mangiacane lies on the crest of a hill surrounded by 600 acres of lush vineyards and olive groves, just south of Florence in the heart of Italy’s famed Chianti region. Originally built for the Machiavelli family, this exclusive 15th century pink stucco villa has been restored to its former glory. The hotel’s opulent and extravagant interior is filled with original frescoes, antiques and magnificent works of art. Offering warm hospitality, stunning accommodation and luxurious facilities including two swimming pools and two restaurants, this luxury boutique hotel will appeal to couples and honeymooners seeking an indulgent and romantic, Tuscan countryside escape.
Villa Mangiacane provides 28 individually designed and lavish rooms and suites spread across two villas, all featuring romantic Renaissance period décor. Those in the main villa offer breathtaking views across the countryside, while those in the newly built Villa Mazzei come with plunge pools and huge sunken baths.
There is a wide array of activities on offer to suit all tastes and Lightfoot Travel will be happy to create a personalised itinerary to ensure you make the most of your stay. Sample the estate’s award-winning fine wines; stroll through the beautifully manicured gardens; enjoy a cooking lesson; or take a trip to Florence or Siena.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Tuscany into a greater Italian or European holiday. Take a look at A Journey Through The Heel Of Italy as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Villa Mangiacane Information
- Location and Getting there
The hotel is situated just south of Florence in Italy. It is 30 minutes from the Firenze Peretola airport and is 12 km from the centre of Florence and 40 km from Siena.
There are 28 rooms and suites in total with 18 rooms and suites in Villa Mazzei and 10 suites in Machiavelli Villa. Classic rooms start at 25-sqm and feature custom-made beds, ornate furnishings, luxurious bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology. The spectacular 150-sqm Mangiacane Royal Suite features a hand-made silver bed frame, high ceilings and huge windows leading onto two terraces as well as a marble and onyx Jacuzzi bath and steam room. It also comes with butler service.
- 3 restaurants and a bar
- 2 swimming pools
- Wine tasting cellar
- Butler service
Activities such as wine tasting, cooking lessons and spa treatments are on offer at the hotel, and you can go hiking and cycling. Hot air balloon rides, vineyard tours, and day trips into cities such as Florence, Siena and Venice can also be arranged.
Children are welcome and they will love running around in the gardens, although facilities for them are limited. Babysitting can be arranged.