Villa i Cedri, an enchanting Renaissance villa in Tuscan hillside near Florence
This majestic villa, only ten minutes from the enchanting city of Florence, is a Renaissance villa originally commissioned in the fifteenth century by the Marquess Niccolò Antinori. Its layout, centred around the paved courtyard, surrounded by formal gardens, and set in a productive agricultural landscape, is the typical design of aristocratic estates from this era.
Nestled in the splendour of the Tuscan hills, this estate promises days of indulgence and romance in classical Renaissance style. The property, a dream villa, surrounded by luxury and hospitality, blends beautifully with its natural surroundings. The traditional cypress path leads up the hill to the villa and its spectacular gardens, with the charming pool and the outdoor seating area with a lovely gazebo. The delightfully fragrant roses, olive groves, cypresses, citrus trees, lavender, and a 200-year-old Lebanese cedar comprise this magnificent thirteen-acre traditional Tuscan park within which this phenomenal villa is immersed. While seemingly secluded, the villa is only 10 minutes from the marvellous city of Florence.
Over the centuries, the villa has undergone numerous improvements and renovations that have transformed the villa into the extraordinary estate that it is today. The property features an elegant ballroom, a beautiful blue living room, a charming sitting room which faces the garden, a studio, and a formal and tastefully decorated dining room. The property can welcome up to twelve guests, featuring six elegant bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. In addition, it offers a double bedroom for staff. All the rooms boast beautiful frescos. The subtle attention to details provides a sumptuous and luxurious atmosphere.
This historic villa is a dream waiting to be realized: a Renaissance villa with all modern luxuries that overlooks the hills surrounding Florence. It is a luxurious Tuscan escape indeed.