Villa Rizzoli is a splendid, 16th-century villa.
The property of one of Florence’s oldest families and respected winemakers, it stands on a hill overlooking its own Chianti vineyards. The site of Villa Rizzoli was originally occupied by an 11th century lookout tower.
In the 16th century this was enlarged and adapted to be restored and completed in the 19th century.
Villa Rizzoli commands breathtaking views of rolling, vineyard hills and the Florence Duomo. The picturesque, two-acre garden was designed in the 1930s by a famous English landscape architect. The garden leads up to front yard of the house and makes the perfect spot for reading, relaxing and al fresco dining.
The pool is positioned on one side of the garden overlooking the property’s vineyards with views that extend all the way to the Florence Duomo and Giotto's bell-tower.
Newly restored and refurbished by its owners, the Villa has charming interiors, with beautiful decorations and tromp l’oeil effects, not to mention superb antique furniture.
Ground Floor: Large entrance hall, dining room giving onto a large, fully-equipped kitchen. Living room leading to the front yard; second living room with parquet floor, fireplace and television. Large decorated ballroom with painted, terracotta floor.
First Floor: Two-ramp stairway leading up to a large wardrobe and corridor. To the right there is a double bedroom with basin, and bathroom with shower. On the left there is a spacious, double bedroom with sitting room and fireplace and small en suite bathroom. Double bedroom with parquet floor, fireplace, en suite bathroom with tub. A twin bedroom completes the floor
Second Floor: Wide stairway leading up to a double bedroom on the right with en suite bathroom with bath. Two twin bedrooms share a bathroom with shower.
Covered terrace overlooking the garden leading into a twin bedroom.