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 1200sqm 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!
Ground Floor: One master king bedroom, with en-suite bathroom with shower - One master king bedroom, with en-suite bathroom with tub
First Floor: Two large king bedrooms with antique poster beds, each with en-suite bathroom, one with shower and one with tub. There is also a terrace overlooking the park and the whole valley. Two smaller twin bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom with tub - ideally suited to teenagers. King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub.
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 history that the guests will enjoy in every room.
Ground floor: Formal massive dining room 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.
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 villas 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, horseback 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.