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Villa Machiavelli is a one-of-a-kind experience nestled in the legendary wine making "Chianti Classico" region, just outside of Florence.

The 15th-century main villa and its original frescoes have been restored to their former magnificence, combined with opulent, extravagant new interior décor. Once the home of the Machiavelli family and centuries later, the Mazzei family, this villa boasts a rare heritage.

Villa Machiavelli reigns over 750 acres of vineyards, olive groves and Tuscan forest. It features spectacular frescoed terraces with beautiful lounges, tables and outdoor furnishings, a swimming pool, sculpture garden and beautiful garden surroundings.

The historic beauty of this estate, along with five-star service, guarantees a truly memorable and unforgettable experience. Within the main villa, the restored original frescoes and paintings range from 15th century antiques to South African contemporary. It has been restored and decorated with a master hand. The property makes its own olive oil and fine wines. Guests can experience a legacy like no other, living in the ultimate modern luxury while residing in the same villa where ruling aristocrats of Florence once stayed. Machiavelli has been featured in many magazines, including Vanity Fair and Food & Wine. It offers incredible spaces fit for entertaining of the grandest nature, and perfect for weddings or other special events.


Ground Floor

  • Large, luxurious and beautiful main piano salon
  • Formal dining room
  • Dining room leads onto a gorgeous, fully-furnished frescoed terrace with glorious views
  • Large kitchen

First Floor

  • Fully-furnished frescoed terrace with amazing views
  • Small service eat-in kitchen


  • Air-conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Elevator
  • Exquisite Italian marble bathrooms
  • Fax machine
  • Helipad
  • Mini-gym
  • Private gated garden
  • Satellite/plasma TV
  • Stereo/CD
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi broadband internet access
  • Wine cellar with its own dining area for special events


  • Lucca - 1 hour
  • Siena - 50 minutes
  • Florence - 30 minutes
  • Rome - 2 hours and 45 minutes


  • Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor): Deluxe bedroom with en suite marble bathroom.
  • Bedroom 2 (The Royal Wing): Spectacular master royal suite (Machiavelli suite) with mosaic covered, priceless marble Jacuzzi tub and his and hers bathrooms
  • Bedroom 3 (The Royal Wing): Deluxe bedroom with en suite marble bathroom
  • Bedroom 4 (The Royal Wing): Staircase leads to private suite with living room, double bedroom and en suite bathroom
  • Bedrooms 5-10 (First Floor): 5 Royal duplex suites with en-suite bathrooms, one of which has 1 extra bedroom and bathroom
  • All suites lead onto a vast terrace with breathtaking views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside


  • Large swimming pool
  • Heating of indoor swimming pool charged on consumption

Staff and Services

  • Welcome cocktail on arrival
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge service

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

  • Custom culinary experiences with private chef. Please inquire for details!

Villa Notes

  • Copies of passports must be provided in advance for all guests to expedite check-in process.
  • Electricity (up to 1,000 kWh per week), gas for hot water, internet use, A/C and central heating are included
  • Telephone/fax charges are additional depending on usage
  • Anything else not specifically listed is an additional cost
  • Check-in: after 3:00 pm
  • Check-out: before/by 12:00 pm
  • All extra services to be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged

tuscany Villa Notes

Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.

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