This former hunting lodge was once used by the wealthy and powerful Medici family. Steeped in history, it sits in the green hills of the Florentine Mugello, with its own large gardens surrounded by vineyards. There are remnants of the past everywhere, with ancient beamed ceilings, archways and tiled floors, but it's been carefully brought up to date with an eclectic mix of vintage and modern furnishings. And need we point out those fabulous chandeliers in some of the bedrooms? Take the sweeping steps down to the pool or pull up a lounger amid the scented flowers and lemon trees. Walking in the garden here, you’ll also find an area dedicated to aromatic herbs – the perfect addition to a Tuscan lunch in the dining area under a wisteria-covered pergola. It's just a short drive to the freshwater oasis of Lake Bilancino and a day trip to Florence is no more than forty minutes away by car.
Home truths: *The home consists of five first floor bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a ground floor annex with a double bedroom, bathroom, stovetop and double sofa-bed
*Air conditioning is in the bedrooms only
*Unfortunately, the price doesn't include electricity (it's charged depending on consumption)
*City taxes are not included in the price of the stay and will be collected in person upon check-in
*The pool is open from the last Saturday of April until the first Saturday of October
*You'll need a car to best explore this area, and there's private parking at the home
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