Villa Mangiacane - Florence

Europe, Italy

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In the heart of the famous winemaking region, Chianti Classico, this unique and magnificent 15th Century villa is just 12km south of Florence. With twenty six luxurious and individually designed rooms, Mangiacane combines history, art and countryside to provide a beautiful and classic Tuscan getaway. Its 600 acres of thriving olive groves and vineyards mean you have primary access to the estates award winning wines and olive oils. Not to mention the two swimming pools, unique sculpture gardens and mesmerizing views for you to enjoy at your leisure with all the modern day luxuries perfectly combined with Renaissance splendor.


The Nadushka Spa is designed to offer the ultimate experience in tranquility and pampering for mind, body and spirit with its three uniquely decorated private treatment rooms. Complete with a gorgeous indoor heated pool, the size and shape provides a perfect setting for a rejuvenating dip, or a regimen of laps, at any time during your stay. A state-of-the-art steam room and sauna serve to perfectly complement the range of services and amenities. The marriage of this luxurious space and the exclusive use of holistic beauty products guarantee to provide the most rewarding luxury spa experience in Tuscany. These products, and their harmony of nature and innovation, are utilized in all treatments from signature massages to lavish facials.

Dining and cooking lessons

Offering a myriad of dining options, from in-room meals, to feasts in the estates exclusive restaurant. Fresh breakfasts are served alfresco, overlooking the Tuscan countryside, lunches by the pool and dinner in either the restaurant or in the herb garden. More intimate meals can be arranged in the wine cellar, or on winter’s nights around the fire in the Olive Oil Kitchen.

Foodies should definitely enquire about the cooking lessons available on the estate, which will allow discovery of Tuscan cuisine, where heart and soul are the main ingredients!

Oil & Wine

Nestled within 600 acres of vineyards and olive groves, a trip to Mangiacane will allow discovery of the working estate as well as the possibility of sampling the three distinctive and award and grappa along with our exceptional olive oil. Our wines may be enjoyed over dinner in our ancient vinoteca, in our herb and sculpture gardens or at poolside over lunch.


Villa Mangiacane is the perfect venue in Tuscany for special events, and popular for Weddings, corporate meetings, photo shoots and cocktail receptions. Within this historical setting, the event planners offer personalised experiences within this luxury estate. The professional team ensure every event is professionally run, well-organised and truly memorable! Below you will see some examples of the events organized in the past:

Perfect Tuscan Wedding Venue:

Hosting a wedding at the 15th century Villa Mangiacane promises to fulfill your every fantasy on this most memorable of occasions. The picturesque Tuscan countryside and unique private villa provides the perfect backdrop for capturing each special memory. The team at Villa Mangiacane will assist you in organizing and arranging every aspect of such an important day. Alternatively, should you require additional assistance we will put you in touch with an exclusive wedding planner to ensure that your special day is stress free. Villa Mangiacane has experience in arranging services for high profile and celebrity weddings that require discreet top security and special handling. Arranging for hot air balloon rides for the bride and groom and spectacular firework displays are commonplace on our private grounds. Mangiacane allows you to customize menus to fit every taste. An intimate breakfast on the loggia, extraordinary lunch in the vineyards, or a picturesque dinner on the terrace- whatever your wish, the professional and experienced staff brings fine-dining to your fingertips.

Harvest Party:

Each year after the successful harvest of plump and juicy grapes, we celebrate the good health of the land and that which nature has provided. Sampling various vintages from over the years, the harvest party at Villa Mangiacane is one of the most celebratory and festive in the Chianti region. Harvest time in Tuscany is scenically beautiful, exciting and not to be missed!

Olive Picking Party: Traditionally the olive harvest takes place later than the grape harvest. It is hard work as pickers skillfully reach into the high bows of the olive trees, at times placing themselves in great danger. The celebration of the Olive Harvest is one of wonderful cuisine, great wines and of course, delicious oils and bread. Enjoy oil tastings, tapenades, and all things Olive!

Corporate Events & Conferences:

The sheer size and facilities of the Mangiacane property make it a wonderful venue for Corporate and team building events. The magnificent 15th Century dining room makes for a board room, while a number of dinner venues allow for private business meals. With ample accommodation, and meeting facilities, Magiacane maintains the perfect balance between work and play in a magical Tuscan setting.

Anniversaries: Every special milestone deserves to be celebrated in style. The Mangiacane team will go out of their way to ensure you have a romantic anniversary trip in Tuscany. Enjoy fresh roses, candlelit dinners and steaming Champagne bubble baths during the course of your stay. Slow strolls through the timeless scenery, wine tastings and spa sessions will add to your unforgettable anniversary in Italy.

Film & Photo Shoots:

The Mangiacane Property and facilities provide a magical backdrop for film and photo shoots. The intriguing eclectic mix of indoor decor and the natural splendor of the surrounding vineyards and olive groves provide a wide range of locations for films and photography. The wine making and cooking facilities also make this food lover’s paradise ideal for cooking shows and travel destinations.

Cocktail Parties: No event is too big or small to be celebrated at Villa Mangiacane. Here you will find facilities to cater for all occasions, and cocktail parties are no different. The intimate wine cellar or Barrichia provides a wonderful and cozy atmosphere for wine tastings and Tuscan aperitivo’s in winter, while the loggia boasts dramatic views of the surrounding Tuscan hills. Watch the sun set and the moon rise and toast to good health with a glass of prosecco.

Painting Workshops:

Painting workshops at Mangiacane will teach you the age old technique of fresco painting, watercolor and acrylic. Sip Chardonnay in the sun with a paintbrush in your hand and rejoice in the simple pleasures of another tranquil day in Italy.

Sculpture Workshops:

Washington Msonza is just one of the many Shona Sculptors who have visited Villa Mangiacane over the years. Guests are able to join him and others alike in the sculpture garden for sculpture workshops. These artists will not only impart with you knowledge and history of Zimbabwean sculpture, but technique too. A day in the sculpture garden will be unlike any other in Italy, and will be impossible to forget.

Villa Information

The Villa Mangiacane Estate consists of a total of 28 bedrooms, sleeping up to 60 persons. The accommodation is divided across the two houses as follows:

Villa Machiavelli – 10 bedrooms, sleeps up to 22 persons

Two large Drawing Rooms, Private Dining Room, Large Farmhouse Kitchen, Upper and Ground Floor Loggias, Barrique Wine Tasting Cellar, Indoor Pool, Spa & Gym, Outdoor Pool, Gardens, Vineyards and Olive Groves

Bedrooms: 10 Suites; The Royal Suite, The Machiavelli Suite, Terrace Suites & 2 Bedroom Terrace Suites

Villa Mazzei – 18 bedrooms, sleeps up to 38 persons

Main Reception and Lounge, Restaurant, Herbal Garden Restaurant, Large Infinity Pool and Pool Bar, Private gardens, Private Car Parking

Bedrooms: 18 Rooms; Junior Suites, Classic, Superior & Deluxe Rooms

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Heli Pad (transfers and Helicopter tours can be arranged through Quintessentially Aviation)
  • Wine tasting cellar
  • Indoor Pool, Spa & Gym
  • 2 outdoor swimming pools
  • Daily maid service
  • Daily linen and towel change
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Chef and Butler service are included in the price during High & Mid Season
  • Welcome Cocktail and fruit baskets
  • Luxurious Marble Bathrooms
  • Plasma TV
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Bath essentials, Slippers and Bathrobes
  • Make up mirror and hair-dryer
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access Wi-fi
  • Direct dialing telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Safety deposit box


Price on application


Cities of interest: Florence (22km/25 min drive), Pisa (43km/1 hour drive), Bologna (119km/90 min drive)

Airports: Florence (34 km/40 min drive), Pisa (43 km/1 hour drive), Bologna (119 km/90 min drive)

Train Station: Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station (25 min drive)

Helicopter: Private landing Heli-pad on the Estate

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