This villa is set in the hills of Tuscany, close to Florence, yet immersed in the tranquility of the countryside. This elegant and stately home commands an exceptional position overlooking the city of Florence and the Arno valley.
This outstanding and exceptionally unique villa ensures comfort, tranquility and elegance. On the property of Villa Settignano guests can stroll through the celebrated Renaissance Gardens which are protected by the Belle Arti (National trust). Visitors can contemplate the beauty of its historic design and unique setting with in the Tuscan landscape. Rich in history, Villa Settignano discloses its charms little by little to those who allow themselves the time to look, think and explore.
Within the same estate, 3 annexes sleeping from 6 to 8 guests each, rented together or separately, for a maximum of 40 persons. These dépendances on the property have been transformed into fully-furnished guest houses and apartments.
The villa sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms with 5 full and 2 ˝ bathrooms:
The villa is built on a stonework basement, there is terrace which is of considerable architectural importance for its arrangement of space and adherence to renaissance principles. It opens on one side towards the parterre with a magnificent loggia with architraves and Tuscan columns (the same kind as those which define the innercourtyard).
Inside the villa are service rooms for the house and farm, which may be reached both from the house and from the olive grove opposite. In this manner functional continuity of the space is created including the residence, the gardens and the farming fields, much in keeping with a typical, traditional Italian and Tuscan conception.
On the ground floor there is a grand living room opening onto the grass terrace with superb panorama of Florence and the Arno valley, other rooms lead to the inn ercourtyard.
There are two elegantly-appointed salons, one interior colonnaded courtyard, various administrative or meeting spaces, one small kitchen, 4 double/twin bedrooms with 2 bathrooms with shower/tub and a billiard room.
The very livable arrangement of space presented in grand style will make you feel as though you have been cast back to a more gracious time in history.
From the upstairs of the villa one can stroll out on two terraces built on top of graceful arcades resting on pillars: the outer, southern pillar has a spiral staircase which connects the upstairs to the garden. This genial solution combines both beauty and functionality.
On this floor you will also find 5 double/twin bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with shower or tub, large living-room leading to a furnished terrace overlooking the garden, dining-room,large kitchen with dishwasher, fridge and microwave, laundry with ironing equipment and washing machine and an elevator.
Please note that due to the architecture, high ceilings and thick walls of the villa air conditioning is so rarely necessary it has not been installed on the ground floor but the first floor is air conditioned.
Aside of the splendid architecture, elegant furnishings and amazing views, the villa is also furnished with direct dial telephone with internet connection, TV, a hairdryer and central heating.
The property has 2 pools (12 x 6 meters – 1.30 meters deep and 9 x 6 meters – 1.30 meters deep) available for your exclusive use.
The gardens are of a renaissance design and have been much celebrated in literature over the centuries. They are protected by the Belle Arti (Italian National Trust), suggestive, romantic and tranquil. Staying in the midst of a garden of this nature is a once in a life time experience for most people.
These gardens are sometimes open to the public and the villa guests have the right to decide when upon arrival in a way that does not intrude on their privacy.