Villa Mangiacane: Wine, Art & Luxury on your Doorstep

By P. Joseph

Nestled on a charming hilltop in the Chianti region of Tuscany in Italy is a stunning 15th century estate dotted with olive trees and vineyards.

Located just 12km south of Florence, the Renaissance villa is billed as offering an ideal backdrop for a Tuscan wedding, unforgettable holiday or exclusive rental.

The private estate is set in 650 acres of grounds comprising three swimming pools, sculptured gardens, breathtaking views and a luxurious spa.

As well as its idyllic surroundings, the villa also offers wine tastings and cooking classes, as well as private dining in the gardens or wine cellar.

Many guests at Villa Mangiacane combine their stay with trips to nearby towns and cities, including Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. The villa offers a daily complimentary shuttle service from to Florence and back.

The 28 individually-designed accommodations at the villa range from Classic Double rooms featuring custom-made Queen-size beds, private gardens and marble fitted bathrooms, through to a Royal Suite which include a superior King-size bed, fireplace, private dining and butler service on request, marble and Onyx fitted bathroom and a walk in shower and steam room.

Aditionally, each room is filled with original artwork – reflecting the magnificent arts heritage of the region – and furniture collected from around the globe.

The villa is 23km from Florence Airport which provides a wide range of international and domestic flights and connections.

By P. Joseph