Villa Martini is an independent villa, originally owned by the Church until 1350, and subsequently sold to a noble Florentine family. It is located in a splendid panoramic position, immersed in the peace and tranquillity of the green Mugello valley, on the southern slopes of the Apennines, 350 meters above sea level.
The estate consists of 230 hectares of farmland, mostly devoted to the cultivation of wheat and cereals, alternating with chestnut woods and fields.
The elegant historical building has been recently renovated, but still presents some of its original elements, including beamed ceilings in some rooms and warm Tuscan terracotta-tiled floors. The rooms are furnished with period furniture and decorated with valuable paintings and prints. The balconies and the windows of the villa offer a nice view of the valley below.
Guests have exclusive use of the pleasant outdoor areas and the beautiful swimming pool (6.5 x 15 m). Behind the villa and the swimming pool, partly separated by a laurel hedge, is a farmhouse divided into three apartments. The caretaker lives in one of the apartments which has a separate entrance. The other two are mostly rented for long term and have separate entrance. Privacy is guaranteed. The poolside is furnished with sun loungers and sunshades. A chapel and a groove of century-old trees are in the park, as well. A portico is furnished with table and chairs for al fresco dining.
Plese note that the pool ground is located at 200 metres from the house.
The town of Vicchio, the birthplace of Giotto and Beato Angelico, is around 4 km away. It is possible to buy fresh bread and other basic foods in Vicchio. There is a wide selection of shops in Borgo San Lorenzo, which is around 15 km away. Florence (around 45 km) can be easily reached by car or using the convenient and frequent train service from Vicchio.
It is possible to go sailing on Lake Bilancino which also has some beaches that are suitable for bathing. The villa has ADSL broadband and Wi-Fi internet.