Villa on the banks of the Arno River
The Elegance and intimacy of this Villa makes it the ideal location for small and prestigious banquets.
Immersed in the heart of Tuscany, where nature predominates, this splendid mansion is a place where refined elegance beckons total relaxation from the moment you arrive. Part of the Small Leading Hotels of the World..
The 16th Century estate sits on the banks of the Arno River, on 20 acres full of lemon trees and olive groves that surround the property. Its reflection on the Arno River renders it almost like a Renaissance painting of the most magnificent bucolic landscape. Located just a few kilometers outside Florence, you may wish to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the Tuscan capital city, making use of the comfortable shuttle bus that the hotel provides. But at the end of a busy day, the peace and serenity of the Villa beckons you-so you return to a place where time and your mind, stand still.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Andrea Quagliarella, menus include both Tuscan regional specialities and Mediterranean specialities, thus offering a broad daily choice. The sommeliers have chosen 300 labels among those best representing the Italian wine culture, with a special focus on Tuscan wines. Utmost care is given to procuring foodstuff of prime quality, with a preference for local and organic products.
Surely an elegant and sophisticated choice for your wedding reception. In the western part of the garden of the villa there is a small chapel with a sacristy, dating back to the days of the Rinuccini, that can hold a maximum of twenty-five people.
Here it is possible to celebrate Catholic Mass and Weddings in an atmosphere of great charm. A symbolic ceremony may also be held in the garden, surrounded by lemon and olive trees, followed by celebratory drinks! Two Villas dating back to the days of the Medici (16th century): the Noble Villa (Villa Nobile), the Old Mill (Vecchio Mulino) and the more recent little Villa (Villino) are the highlights of this venue which, from an ancient dwelling of the aristocracy, was turned into a hotel in 1948.
The hotel offers its guests 37 rooms, all different from one another, and all recently refurbished in the traditional Florentine style. Recently a new and splendid Presidential suite with private garden has been open to the public. The spacious and airy rooms are decorated with antique furniture, fabrics woven at the historic Florentine textile mills, wrought iron and woodwork from the famous old-time Florence cabinet makers. Bathrooms and their fittings are done in a style reflecting the atmosphere of times gone and are fitted with Carrara marble. Most have windows framing the beautiful Tuscan landscape. The brand new fitness center is located in the Noble Villa. Equipped with state of the art exercise machines and audio/visual, it has also a Treatment room where we offer a wide selection of massages, among which the famous "Wine Therapy" treatment.
Suggestion for your civil wedding if you wish to be far from the crowd of the city centre of Florence: The Civil Ceremony can be held in a local building, called Il Bigallo, in charge of the town hall of Bagno a Ripoli, with a breathtaking view of Florence below, this is a medieval building of 13th century, which lies on a hill 5 km. from the city. Formerly it functioned as hospital for pilgrims and wayfarers and in the 16th century it became a monastery. The maximum capacity is for a reception dinner or lunch is 110 guests.
This venue is normally open from March to November.
A minimum reservation of 10 rooms is required to arrange a wedding.
The Hotel may be hired out in its entirety (buy-out) or partially (with the exclusive use of one or more villas), as required.
In case of exclusive rental (buy-out), a minimum stay of two nights is required.
The maximum number of guests the Hotel can accommodate is 110.
A back-up plan is provided in case of bad weather.
Private parking is available.