Monday, 28 May 2012 3:59 PM
Villa La Massa has created an exclusive six-night tour that invites the public behind the private gates of Tuscany’s hidden gardens.
The tour is divided into regions around Florence. This first day takes in the Villas and Gardens of Florence, starting at Palazzo Gondi, built in the 15th Century for the Gondi family, still owned by them today. The next day takes in the Villas of Lucca and Pistoia and the garden Parco di Celle that exhibits one of the most important collections of private contemporary art in Italy. The tour then moves to fabulous gardens in Siena, Mugello and finally Pienza where Palazzo Piccolomini will be opened exclusively for the tour. Additionally, guests will also enjoy dinner each night created especially by the Executive Chef, Andrea Quagularella, Tuscan wine tasting at Villa La Massa; and a special farewell dinner in their Wine Cellar with the resident Sommelier.
Each night will be spent at Villa La Massa that sits on the banks of the River Arno, in the Florentine countryside five miles from the historic centre of Florence. The villa is a 16th Century Medici Villa, formerly home to several aristocratic Italian, English + Russian families which was transformed into a hotel in 1948. There are only 37 guest rooms offering guests an experience akin to staying with an aristocratic family. Views from each room are divided between the gardens, the countryside or the river, all of which are decorated in the Renaissance style and feature antique furniture and four-poster beds, typical of the Medici period.
The six-night tour including dinner starts from 5,460 euro based on two people sharing a double room.
The tour is from September 10th-16th 2012.
Due to the exclusive nature there are limited places available on the tour and the deadline to register for a place can be no later than August 10th 2012.
For more information or to book please call +39 055 62 61 1 or visit the Villa La Massa website.
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