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Villa del Principe Niccolò

Location and Surrounding Area

Immersed in the peaceful Tuscan countryside, this magnificent 15th-century property is ideally located to explore Tuscany’s cultural highlights and most spectacular natural wonders. Situated in the heart of Chianti, just a few kilometers from the charming town of Florence, Villa del Principe Niccolò represents the perfect location for day trips to the most beautiful towns in Tuscany and provides a unique opportunity to admire its iconic landscapes while soaking up the region’s incredibly rich historical and cultural heritage.

In just thirty minutes by car, you can reach Florence, a treasure trove of art with an astonishing contemporary vibe. Beyond the extraordinary artistic heritage, a testimony to its centuries of civilization, the best way to enjoy Florence is to stroll along the riverside avenues at sunset, or to get lost among the city’s myriad alleyways of the bohemian Oltrarno or the narrow little streets of San Niccolò, where it feels like you have ended up in another time along its centuries-old walls.

In less than an hour by car, you can reach San Gimignano, one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval villages. The historic center was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, and strolling through the cobblestoned streets will make you feel like you have stepped back in time. For beautiful bowls, vases, and other decorative items made of alabaster, head to Volterra: the town is known for its alabaster workshops, like Rossi Alabastri, which you can visit to learn more about the craft.

In one hour by car, you can reach the medieval town of Siena. Its ancient red brick buildings, the scallop-shaped main square Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral Square, dominated by the zebra-striped Duomo, make it an absolute must for anyone traveling to Tuscany. Effectively an open-air museum celebrating the Gothic, Siena boasts secular monuments that have retained both their medieval forms and their exceptional art collections, providing plenty to marvel at.

Villa del Principe Niccolò is 23 km from Florence Amerigo Vespucci International Airport, 75 km from Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport and 309 km from Rome Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. The villa is 4 km from San Casciano in Val di Pesa, 21 km from Florence, 22 km from Greve in Chianti, 32 km from Castellina in Chianti, 42 km from San Gimignano, 61 km from Siena, 64 km from Volterra, 80 km from Pisa, and 86 km from Lucca.

The Property

Nestled in the heart of the winemaking region of Chianti Classico, Villa del Principe Niccolò is a magnificent 15th century property built by the Machiavelli family, bearing the unmistakable hand of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo. Located just a few kilometers south of Florence, Villa del Principe Niccolò is set within 700 acres of flourishing vineyards and olive groves. Offering a calm atmosphere, the villa can accommodate up to twenty guests featuring ten luxurious suites.

Villa del Principe Niccolò is a noble and majestic villa set on a cypress shaded hill, just a few kilometers directly south of Florence and near the town of San Casciano. The villa dates back to the 15th century and was built for the Machiavelli family with whispers that Michelangelo himself participated in the design. Luxurious facilities compliment this magnificent property: an outdoor pool, a SPA with indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath, a unique sculpture garden and breathtaking views of the Brunelleschi Duomo in Florence.

Surrounded by rolling green hills lined with cypresses, the property is immersed in a generous and lush garden where you will find an exclusive swimming pool surrounded by a generous poolside area with comfortable sun loungers inviting guests to sit back and relax. The poolside area represents an idyllic spot for basking in the sun and enjoying wonderful moments of relaxation in the company of a good book and a glass of prosecco. Next to the pool you will also find a generous al fresco dining area under the shade of a pergola.

The villa boasts an exceptional SPA featuring an exclusive marble indoor pool, sauna, steam room and three rooms for treatments. The SPA completes with a fully-equipped gym, offering tranquility and pampering for mind, body and spirit. 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 user of holistic beauty products provide the most rewarding SPA experience.

Immersed in art, history and culture, the property’s rooms are filled with original works of art and furniture collected from around the world that emulate the comfort of a private home. With an elegant atmosphere, the ground floor features four double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. On the first floor you will find six double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. It is in the rooms of this villa that Niccolò Machiavelli, considered the founder of modern political thought, wrote “The Prince”.

The property extends over 700 acres of land covered with vineyards and more than 600 olive trees. Not far from Florence, from the terrace it is possible to see Brunelleschi's dome and the Chianti countryside. Begun in 2001 and finished in 2007, the renovation of the villa has brought to light the splendid frescoes of the Renaissance period. The restoration also involved the garden and the vineyards. Today, Villa del Principe Niccolò produces four different wines and an extra virgin olive oil, made according to local traditions.

Features & Amenities


  • 10 Double Bedrooms
  • 10 En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Furnished Poolside Area
  • Indoor Pool
  • Fully-Equipped Kitchen
  • Living and Dining Area
  • Fully-Equipped Gym
  • SPA Area
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Elevator


Florence 14 Km, Chianti 41 Km, Siena 58 Km, Arezzo 82 Km, Lucca 86 Km, Pisa 95 Km
Bathrobes and Slippers   

Bathrobe and slippers in each bedroom.

Air Conditioning Throughout   

Utilities: water, gas, electricity max 1000 kW per week.

Air Conditioning In The Bedrooms   

Utilities: water, gas, electricity max 1000 kW per week.

Hair Dryer In The Bathrooms

Safe box in each bedroom.

Stereo system and DVD
Minibar and tea or coffee making facilities   

Mini bar available in all the bedrooms.

Internet in the garden and common areas
Located in a quiet area and suitable for yoga retreats
The maximum distance from the city centre is 1.5 km   

The villa is about 1,5 km from the center of Spedaletto.

Mattress sizes and bed dimensions   

10 Double bedrooms.

Bath amenities   

Available in each bedroom.

Parking Space   

Parking space inside the property for about 100 cars.

Swimming Pool
Indoor Pool

Central heating.

Heated Pool   

Pool heating (indoor pool) not included in the rental price. Available on request at an extra cost.

High Chair
Concierge Service   

Concierge service from 9 am to 5 pm. Included in the rental price.


Daily housekeeping from 10 am to 2 pm. Included in the rental price.


SPA area complete with sauna, Turkish bath, indoor pool and gym.

Mattress topper
Satellite TV
Countryside View
Insect Screens
* Please note: the included amenities may vary according to final agreement, make sure to check your contract for complete list.


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