Europe / Italy / Tuscany
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.
- Formal massive dining room with fireplace that seats comfortably up to 20 guests
- Smaller dining room
- Guest bathroom
- Large gourmet eat-in kitchen
- 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
- 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.
6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms
Sleeps 12 People
Apple TV with 230 movies
Covered parking up to four cars
Computer at disposal of the guests, connected with ADSL
Flat screen satellite TV with CD/DVD player and iPod sound dock
PC station with DSL
Pool house with a shower room
Small kitchen for pool snacks
Wi-Fi internet connection
Bedroom DetailsBedroom 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
Pool DetailsPrivate pool (18 m x 7 m)
Staff and ServicesFinal 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 DetailsNearest town is Pozzarello - 6 minutes
Villa NotesElectricity 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
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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