Augusta
Tuscany

Augusta Tuscany

Overview

Set on a high hill overlooking the scenic Tuscan landscape, this incredible 16th century patrician mansion exudes class and elegance at first sight.

The villa spans over 1200 square meters of living space and its central location is convenient to explore the major areas of Florence, Chianti, Siena and Lucca. In its past the villa has been the dwelling of many illustrious guests, among them Paolina Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon and the Grand Duchess of Tuscany. The villa belongs to one of the most prominent aristocratic Italian families, and you will feel as a true royalty vacationing here while having the villa staff pampering you like a prince!

All rooms of the villa are impeccably decorated with luxurious furnishing and finishes housing a remarkable art collection. The building retains its original architectural structure with its floors, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and staircases. The villa features opulent heirloom pieces such as oil paintings and antiques, Venetian glass chandeliers, murals, rich tapestry and Persian rugs, all creating a sense of age that the guests will enjoy in every room.

Accommodations

Ground Floor

  • Formal massive dining room with fireplace that seats comfortably up to 20 guests
  • Smaller dining room
  • Guest bathroom
  • Large gourmet eat-in kitchen

First Floor

  • Very expansive formal living room with fireplace and piano
  • Smaller living room
  • TV room with fireplace
  • Reading room with private library containing an antique collection of books
  • Enjoyable billiard room
  • Private chapel

Outside Features

  • An impeccable manicured Italian garden nestles the impressive private pool, with its sundeck and a gazebo, perfect for alfresco lunches
  • The grounds house also several shaded areas for relaxing in style and tranquility
  • The villa’s strategic position over the undulating hills offers a one-of-a-kind view over the vineyards, olive groves, fields and forests of the Tuscan countryside

When not lounging around the pool, you can visit Florence or you may go to the hip beach resort of Forte dei Marmi, both 30 minutes by car. Other options are playing golf at an 18-hole Golf course, horse-back riding or play tennis at nearby facilities. Lastly, do not forget to check out the famous Thermal Spas located very near to the villa. Villa Augusta is perfect for easy hikes and relaxing strolls.

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Expert Tips

“Only few minute drive from the villa you can check out the Thermal Spa Grotta Giusti: Its natural cave dating back about 130 million years ago is considered the most beautiful and extensive in the world ; you can see inside many stalactites and stalagmites and natural vapors arising from the Grotta Giusti allow you to enjoy a natural sauna beneficial and detoxifying.”  Saffo Martelli, Managing Director, Italy Division

Villa Information

Bedroom Details

  • Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor): Master king bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
  • Bedroom 2 (Ground Floor): One master king bedroom, with en-suite bathroom with tub
  • Bedrooms 3 & 4 (First Floor): Large king bedrooms with antique poster beds, each with en-suite bathroom, one with shower and one with tub
  • Bedrooms 5 & 6 (First Floor): Smaller twin bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom with tub - ideally suited to teenagers

Amenities

  • Apple TV with 230 movies
  • Billiard room
  • Covered parking up to four cars
  • Computer at disposal of the guests, connected with ADSL
  • line
  • Fax machine
  • Flat screen satellite TV with CD/DVD player and iPod sound dock
  • Netflix
  • PC station with DSL
  • Pool house with a shower room
  • Small kitchen for pool snacks
  • Table tennis
  • Wi-Fi internet connection

Pool Details

  • Private pool (18 m x 7 m)

Staff and Services

  • Final cleaning
  • Cook services daily (Tuscan cuisine) – food and beverages extra
  • Housekeeping service up to 4 hours per day
  • Pool towel change on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Daily pool cleaning and garden maintenance

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

  • Food and Beverages
  • Additional staff hours, available on request
  • Professional chef, depending on availability - rates ad hoc
  • Food shopping service

Location Details

  • Nearest town is Pozzarello - 6 minutes

Villa Notes

  • Electricity and water are included
  • Pets allowed with dog sitter (available also at the villa at extra charge)
  • The staff lives on the premises in separate quarters on the ground floor, guests’ privacy is guaranteed
  • Check-in: between 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
  • All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged

Tuscany Villa Notes

  • Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge.  Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used.  This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
  • 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.
  • Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash.  Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.
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Rates

Rates Table Key:

  Travel Dates      Bedrooms

 Minimum Stay      Starting Price

Travel Dates BedroomsBDRMSMin. Night StayMin. Stay
Now to Sep 27, 2019 67
$ 4,256  3776 $ 6288 $ 5647  4220 £ 3413
/per night
Sep 28, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019
Not Available
6
Contact About Availability
/per night
Dec 21, 2019 to Jan 3, 2020
Christmas/ New Year's
67
$ 4,256  3776 $ 6288 $ 5647  4220 £ 3413
/per night
Jan 4, 2020 to Apr 24, 2020
Not Available
6
Contact About Availability
/per night
Apr 25, 2020 to Sep 26, 2020 67
$ 4,256  3776 $ 6288 $ 5647  4220 £ 3413
/per night
Sep 27, 2020 to Dec 18, 2020
Not Available
6
Contact About Availability
/per night
Dec 19, 2020 to Jan 2, 2021 67
$ 4,256  3776 $ 6288 $ 5647  4220 £ 3413
/per night

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Telephone and fax is charged based on usage
Heating in winter season €300 per day
Food Allowance: €1,000 to be paid locally, in cash, upon arrival

Security Deposit:  €5,000 Per week to be held on credit card guarantee

Minimum Stay: 1 Week - Satuday to Saturday rentals.

Important! Non-USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Please confirm rate and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

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