A Renaissance villa designed by the hand of Michelangelo for the Machiavelli Family, Villa Mangiacane is nestled into the wine region of Chianti Classico, at the heart of a 360 hectares estate of vineyards, yet is just a few kilometers from the center of Florence.
The property is divided into two buildings. The main one, Palazzo Machiavelli, is an exclusive villa designed for VIP stays, which 10 luxurious and finely furnished suites that can host up to 22 people. Here, the charm of XVI century meets with the most refined modern comforts, as an outdoor pool, a private SPA with indoor pool and steam bath and a sculpture garden, not to forget the amazing terraces who overlooks the Tuscan countryside.
The upper Loggia allows guest to an unforgettable view of Florence city center and Brunelleschi Cupola of Santa Maria del Fiore, while the Lower Loggia is the perfect place to enjoy an amazing view on olive groves and vineyards while drinking a glass of the estate-made Chianti in a location where restored frescoes add a Tuscan twist to Indian and African inspired decors.
For a truly exceptional experience, ask for a private and intimate dinner into the “Barricaia”, located at the lower floor.
If you are looking for a more genuine Tuscan experience, Villa Mazzei is definitely your perfect choice. Within a walking distance from Palazzo Machiavelli, the building has 18 suites and rooms that can host up to 36 people. Don’t think that less luxurious means less exclusive: in this beautiful resort you will find every needed amenities, an outdoor infinity pool and the restaurant.
Villa Mangiacane’s Head Chef is Francesco Lagi, former personal Chef of Italian President for 3 year, who worked at “Enoteca Pinchiorri” – 3 Michelin stars in Florence – and in San Domenico – 2 Michelin stars in Imola – will prepare for you the most delicious italian recipes using only the best ingredients. If you feel rather to cook than to just eat, you can join him for a special cooking lesson: it doesn’t happen everyday to learn the secrets of the chef who cooked for George Clooney, Orlando Bloom, Andrea Bocelli and the Royal Family of Monaco doesn’t it?
Each menu – from three course from the complete 7-course tasting – is accompanied by a glass of the best wines produced in the estate, each one with a great personality and complexity thanks to the soil peculiar characteristics and to the exposure of the vineyards to San Casciano and Greve in Chianti, which originates true microclimas.
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover everything about the estate wine-making and tasta the award winning wines: join the Villa Mangiacane Wine Experience, for a guided tour inside the Villa and a guided tasting or the Mangiacane Bacchius Walk for a tour of the vineyards, the ancient cellars and a tasting. These are just two of the unforgettable experience that the Villa offers to its guests, inside and outside its walls.