Doubles 10 Bathrooms 10 Guest bathrooms 2
La vita is certainly "bella" at this large top luxury villa in Tuscany available for weekly rentals. On an approximately 30-minute drive, south of Florence, in the very heart of the celebrated wine-making region called Chianti, stands this magnificent property for rent dating back to the 15th century, a precious 'witness’ of the Tuscan Renaissance villas. Villa Machiavelli is located within a private estate of 600 hectares, where quality oil and wine are produced.
The villa’s history is fascinating; built for the Machiavelli family with rumors that Michelangelo himself participated in the design. In fact, because of the significance of the owners and architects, the original building and improvement plans of the villa are stored at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. These plans include a grander palace with a new wing, designed by Giorgio Vasari "Il Giovane" (nephew of the famous architect Giorgio Vasari).
The villa comprises ten bedrooms, all with en suite bathroom, completely restored as a unique five-star luxury accommodation. All bedrooms enjoy a relaxing, panoramic view of the Tuscan hills. Thanks to its location on top of a beautiful cypress shaded hills, the villa offers extraordinary views of Florence, The ‘Duomo’ and the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
The décor and interior design reflect a love for the traditional Tuscany style, combined with refined furniture and artwork from China, India and South Africa.
The outdoor swimming pool is located a few meters from the villa in the fenced in garden, where here and there you can find original contemporary art pieces.
In the same area of the estate, on about 60 meters from Villa Machiavelli, there is another luxury villa that can accommodate up to 36 people, called villa Mazzei. Renting both villas together is an excellent solution for wedding venue rentals. The two villas are completely separated and have total privacy.
Besides Florence, Villa Machiavelli is a great starting point to visit Siena, San Gimignano and Arezzo.
fully equipped kitchen, living area with doors opening to terrace with view, dining area with table for 14 people and doors opening to terrace with view, guest bathroom. Second living area with fireplace and TV and doors opening to terrace with view; covered terrace with original frescos and marvelous views.
bedroom 1; Royal Suite 10: 150 sqm, offers history and elegance and is fit for any queen or king. A distinguished, superior king sized, hand-made silver matrimonial bed frame from India ornaments the suite, along with furniture and art object collected by the owner during his world travels. The spectacular size of the room (approximately 1600 square feet or 150 meters), combined with high ceilings and seven expansive windows, allows for a sun-filled space during the day. Two fireplace and private dining area provide cozy corners to tuck into, and a magnificent bathroom with open Marble and Onyx Jacuzzi bath and luxurious walk-in shower and personal steam room add to the elegance of the overall effect.
bedroom 2; Machiavelli Suite 11: 90 sqm, the Machiavelli Suite is located on the Machiavelli villa top floor of the royal wing. This opulent suite offers individually decorated style bedroom with king size bed and modern bathrooms. The suite offers a separate living area and private in room dining. The Machiavellil Suite is located in the main villa which boasts a terrace with sweeping views of the Tuscan countryside, Mangiacane’s vineyards and olive groves.
bedroom 3; Executive Suite 7: 35 sqm, the executive room has been fully renovated and individually designed by Ralph Krall’s signature eclectic style. Along with sweeping views of the Tuscan countryside and vineyards and olive groves, our rooms offer queen size beds and luxurious marble bathrooms. The executive rooms are a sweet and comfortable place to rest your head, enjoy the views of our vineyards and countryside, and relax into one-of-a-kind style.
situated outside the royal wing, separate access;
bedroom 4; Executive Suite 6: 35 sqm, the executive room has been fully renovated and individually designed by Ralph Krall’s signature eclectic style. Along with sweeping views of the Tuscan countryside and vineyards and olive groves, our rooms offer queen size beds and luxurious marble bathrooms. The executive rooms are a sweet and comfortable place to rest your head, enjoy the views of our vineyards and countryside, and relax into one-of-a-kind style.
living area with big windows with marvelous views of Florence in the distance, guest bathroom.
bedroom 5, 6 and 7; Terrace Suite 3,4,5: 75 sqm, offering the beauty and style found only at the grounds of Mangiacane, this opulent suite at Machiavelli boasts a common terrace overlooking Florence and the Tuscan countryside. With a uniquely decorated bedroom, a king-size bed and twin beds, and crafted marble bathrooms, the Terrace Suite will meet all expectations of ideal accommodation. Along with a private living room it offers a private dining area both inside and outside on your secluded terrace, perfect for a romantic candlelit meal.
bedroom 8, 9 and 10; Two Bedroom Terrace Suite 1,2,2B: 85 sqm, located on the top floor of villa Machiavelli, the Two Bedroom Terrace Suite has two separate mezzanine style bedrooms, the suite offers a king size beds and twin beds and two private bathrooms furnished in marble to provide a comfortable and spacious retreat. Connected to bedroom 9 there is another bedroom, number 10. With a separate living and dining room, you will have no trouble finding a quiet spot to relax in. The private terrace enjoys a spectacular Tuscan view and a breathtaking view of the city of Florence and the Duomo.
13 steps down from the garden, small chapel, wine cellar, bathroom with shower, spa (sauna, Turkish bath, chrome therapy showers, 3 massage rooms) and indoor heated pool, professional kitchen.
grounds of 18 hectares, including gardens, olive trees. Swimming pool area with view and covered pergola with table, seats, sunbeds, umbrellas.
on the property, there is a wine and oil production, which the guests of the villa can taste. This villa is perfect for weddings since there is another villa next to it which can sleep up to an additional 36 people.
- nearest supermarket San Casciano Val di Pesa 10 minutes by car
- nearest restaurant Ristorante Albergaccio at walking distance and Osteria di Passignano (1 Michelin star)
- other restaurants in Florence 12km/7,4miles
- nearest tennis court San Casciano in Val di Pesa
- nearest golf court Golf Ugolino 10km/6miles
- air conditioning A/C
- indoor pool
- wi-fi internet connection
- satellite TV
- chapel onsite
- Turkish bath
- emotional shower
- fully equipped kitchen
- espresso coffee machine
- washing machine
- baby cot
- swimming pool
- private patio
- alfresco dining
- outdoor furniture
- lounge area
- parking area
- helicopter pad
- spa equipped with: 3 massage rooms, Turkish bath, sauna, chromo therapy showers
- gym open from 10am-8pm
- in all bedrooms: hairdryer, bathrobe, safe and minibar, air conditioning, central heating, satellite with international TV channels.
- professional kitchen
- 4 baby cot and 2 highchair
san Casciano Val di Pesa 10 minutes by car, florence 12km/7,4miles, Essalunga Galluzzo 13km/8miles, Greve in Chianti 23km/14miles, San Gimignano 46km/28,5miles, Siena 60km/37miles, Pisa 76km/47miles, Livorno 82km/51miles, Lucca 87km/54miles.
airports and trains
airports: Florence 23km/14miles, Pisa 74km/46miles, Bologna 112km/69miles
trains: Florence Santa Maria Novella approx. 30 minutes drive
The location indicated on the map is purely indicative.
Date: September 2018
Name: Philippe Trudeaux
"Our stay here at Machiavelli has been absolutely magical! From the beautiful villa to the warm and lovably staff, everything has been wonderful. Our three children felt comfortable and welcomed and loved playing on the grounds among the beautiful landscape and sculptures. The wonderful staff went out of their way to make certain that all members of our family felt comfortable and pampered! Tuscany is absolutely breathtaking and Villa Machiavelli has been a special place in which we were able to fully immerse ourselves in our surroundings. We can’t thank you all enough for making our time here memorable and unforgettable! "