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Villa di Masseto

This incredible estate outside Florence was once the residence of the Guadagni Family, an historic florentine Family. Today, this 13 acre retreat is a wonderful place to host your own milestone celebration or a romantic destination wedding in Tuscany. With its spacious 10 rooms and panoramic views of the countryside, Villa di Masseto is meant to feel like a honeymoon from the everyday. Not only the Villa’s grounds feature 500 olive groves, forests and a small lake, there are also outdoor living areas with a pool and al-fresco dining. Your stay at Villa di Masseto includes the services of a concergie and house keeper. The property is close enough to Florence for an easy day trip: just a 25-minute drive to the city center. If you’d like to see more of the area, drive to historic Fiesole or Settignano.

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An extensive restoration

With a complete restoration paying special attention to the conservation of the décor, furniture and its general character, Villa di Masseto was reestablished to its past 16th century glory. In particular, the original terracotta floors, the paneled ceilings and the 19th century radiators were all maintained and restored. Only the tower and bathrooms were compromised and show signs of complete modernization, both of which were completely remodeled. Now complete with elegant and beautiful rooms furnished with all the modern-day comforts, the villa makes for a truly relaxing vacation.

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The Villa

A vacation rooted in history

Villa di Masseto, built in the 16th century, is constructed around a main square-shaped courtyard, enclosed by a loggia, duly noted for its merited architecture, and is surrounded by both a beautiful Italian and English garden. The current owners restored the villa taking great care as to preserve the original structure. In fact, the restoration conserved the original rooms by maintaining the original terracotta floors and the paneled ceilings. At the same time, they updated the villa by completely remodeling the structure and the tower. Inside the villa, an ancient coin shaped medal dating back to 1523 is housed, representing the founding of the cappella of the Guadagni a Lione. Depicted on the metal is Tommaso Guadagni, the Florentine merchant made famous for having contributed to Francesco I of France's liberation and who later became his advisor and butler.

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The Villa

Villa di Masseto is over 800 square meters; on the ground or first floor there is "a sala dello Specchio", a large sitting room as it is known as in Italian, a main living room with large windows overlooking the outdoor gardens, an atrium opening into the dining room, a kitchen and a large family room with a television. On the second floor there are 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms amongst which is the "Camera del Marchese" (the Marquise's bedroom, 430 sqr feet), omplete with the original bathtub, a billiard room,a large sitting room and, most importantly, the villa's Loggia. The third and fourth floor is dedicated to the oldest part of the Villa, the tower, with a separate apartment with 2 bedrooms, each complete with en-suite bathrooms on the third floor and a large living room with kitchenette on the fourth floor, with views overlooking the wide valley.

Weddings

Get married at Villa di Masseto and experience a magical wedding day.

The romantic villa has a warm atmosphere, elegant features, charming Italian gardens with two beautiful fountains and many traditional plants, such as old cypresses, bay trees, olive trees and bamboos. When you get married at the villa you can make the most of the Italian sunshine and incredible setting, the quiet area is the perfect place to relax and unwind before and after your wedding, both amongst the pretty gardens or around the swimming pool. There are beautiful churches around the area, among which la Pieve di Lubaco – which is a mere 200 m away – and the historical Monastero della Madonna del Sasso. We are on hand to arrange every detail, from the menus and wine to the flowers and entertainment, allowing you to relax and enjoy your special day.

A preatigious location

Villa di Masseto is ideal for weddings, family reunions, business events and meetings, parties, yoga courses and other themed events. The exclusive location in the heart of Tuscany combined with the elegant and efficient space creates a charming appeal, making your special occasions stand out. The villa can host up to 50 people during anytime of the year. The various areas and rooms of the villa are flexible and can be adapted to the specific needs and desires of your event and for the number of guests. In addition to the spacious and bright settings, equipped with daily comforts, there is a magnificent garden complete with pool where it is also possible to organize outdoor events.

Services

Villa di Masseto’s house manager is at your disposal for any assistance in the process of organizing weddings and other events, including setup, catering's selection, music bands or DJs, entertainment, floral arrangements, extra lighting: most importantly, support can be provided also with paperworks and reservations at the local Town Halls and Church - Symbolic weddings can be celebrated as well, within the grounds of the villa in the typical italian Garden or by the pool.

Experiences

Food, wine and more

Catering/Cooking class

Live the experience of having a local Chef come and teach you the secrets of traditional tuscan cuisine!
Have fun learning how to make 3 different kinds of fresh pasta or a 3 courses full menù, all you've to do is enjoy the class sipping a good glass of Chianti!!

 

Massages

Have a great in-home massage to relax your body and mind reserving a professional massage therapist.

 

Pilates/Yoga class
Professional yoga and pilates instructors are available on request.

 

Tour of Florence/Day Trips (full or half day)

Daily excursions to the most beautiful towns in Tuscany with local expert driving guides. Siena, San Gimignano,Lucca, Greve in Chinti, Panzano just choose your favourite destination!

 

Trekking

Enjoy the beauty of our nature following the ancient trails around the Villa, discovering the magic of spring blooming or the history of old charcoal cellars and butter cellars. The whole territory is a natural protected area.

 

Wine Tours

Follow your wine passion in the land of great wines visiting the medieval towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, or the Chianti area or immerse yourself in the unique scenery of the Val d'Orcia, Unesco heritage.
Guided wine tasting can be arranged in historycal farms and very well known wineries followed by a typical tuscan lunch and wine pairing.

Around the area

Villa di Masseto is perfect for anyone who loves to golf. Within 30 km there are two excellent golf courses: Il Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino and Il Poggio dei Medici Golf Club. In addition, there are numerous tennis courts, riding stables and other sporting facilities in the nearby surroundings. Villa di Masseto is also the perfect location for those who want to do some serious shopping during their vacation. It is just 35 km from the famous "Designer Outlet Barberino" (McArthur Glen Group) which has over 100 designer stores, both Italian and international, to choose from and a mere 25 km from "The Mall Luxury Outlet", where you can find important factory outlet stores.

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Contact

If you would like further information, write us an email and we will get back to you within 24-48 hours.
Or call us at: +39 3282472792

Benedetta Susini

VILLA DI MASSETO - Via delle Lucole 8, Pontassieve (FI) - Italy
Tel. +39 3282472792 | info@villadimasseto.it
GPS coords: 43 52.26 N 11 21.91 E