Augusta

Europe / Italy / Tuscany

Set on a high hill overlooking the scenic Tuscan landscape, this incredible 16th century patrician mansion exudes class and elegance at first sight.

up to 6
Bedrooms
up to 12
Guests
6
Bathrooms
Min. Nights Upon Request

Overview

The villa spans over 1200 square meters of living space and its central location is convenient to explore the major areas of Florence, Chianti, Siena and Lucca. In its past the villa has been the dwelling of many illustrious guests, among them Paolina Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon and the Grand Duchess of Tuscany. The villa belongs to one of the most prominent aristocratic Italian families, and you will feel as a true royalty vacationing here while having the villa staff pampering you like a prince!

All rooms of the villa are impeccably decorated with luxurious furnishing and finishes housing a remarkable art collection. The building retains its original architectural structure with its floors, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and staircases. The villa features opulent heirloom pieces such as oil paintings and antiques, Venetian glass chandeliers, murals, rich tapestry and Persian rugs, all creating a sense of age that the guests will enjoy in every room.

Accommodations

Ground Floor

  • Formal massive dining room with fireplace that seats comfortably up to 20 guests
  • Smaller dining room
  • Guest bathroom
  • Large gourmet eat-in kitchen

First Floor

  • Very expansive formal living room with fireplace and piano
  • Smaller living room
  • TV room with fireplace
  • Reading room with private library containing an antique collection of books
  • Enjoyable billiard room
  • Private chapel

Outside Features

  • An impeccable manicured Italian garden nestles the impressive private pool, with its sundeck and a gazebo, perfect for alfresco lunches
  • The grounds house also several shaded areas for relaxing in style and tranquility
  • The villa’s strategic position over the undulating hills offers a one-of-a-kind view over the vineyards, olive groves, fields and forests of the Tuscan countryside

When not lounging around the pool, you can visit Florence or you may go to the hip beach resort of Forte dei Marmi, both 30 minutes by car. Other options are playing golf at an 18-hole Golf course, horse-back riding or play tennis at nearby facilities. Lastly, do not forget to check out the famous Thermal Spas located very near to the villa. Villa Augusta is perfect for easy hikes and relaxing strolls.


Amenities

6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps 12 Guests

  • Wi-Fi
  • Washer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Separate Kitchen
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Fully Equipped
  • Mountain View
  • Private Parking x 4
  • Cable
  • Stereo
  • Ping-Pong Table
  • Television
  • DVD

Details

Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor): Master king bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2 (Ground Floor): One master king bedroom, with en-suite bathroom with tub
Bedrooms 3 & 4 (First Floor): Large king bedrooms with antique poster beds, each with en-suite bathroom, one with shower and one with tub
Bedrooms 5 & 6 (First Floor): Smaller twin bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom with tub - ideally suited to teenagers

Pool Details

Private pool (18 m x 7 m)

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
Housekeeping service up to 4 hours per day
Mid-week change of linens and towels (Wed)
Daily breakfast service – food and beverage extra
Kitchen staff included for daily breakfast service and dinner service – cost of ingredients not included
Daily pool cleaning and garden maintenance
Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

Lunch service
Additional staff hours, available on request
Waiter for table service
Cost of food and beverage
Food shopping service
Laundry service
Ironing service

Location Details

Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola 39 min
Nearest serviced town: 8 min
Nearest major city: Florence 50 min
Nearest point of interest: Montecatini 17 min

Villa Notes

Pets allowed with dog sitter (available also at the villa at extra charge)
The staff lives on the premises in separate quarters on the ground floor, guests’ privacy is guaranteed
Kitchen use by villa personnel only
Check-in: between 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged
Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge. Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used. This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash. Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.

Rates and Availability

Tax Service Charge Details*
The Italian government might require the payment of a Visitor’s Tax (approximately €1.50 – €5.00 per person, per day, depending on the location) and may be applied for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable locally, in Euro cash Telephone and fax is charged based on usage Mandatory €500 per week for electricity consumption paid in cash locally Heating in winter season €350 per day Food Allowance: €1,500 to be paid locally, in cash, upon arrival Pets allowed for a €50/pet/day fee Late check-in fee €50/hour after 8:00 pm
Security Deposit Details
€5,000 Collected with final payment
Accidental Damage Waiver
A $99 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details

1 Week - Satuday to Saturday rentals.


Check-In Times
Check in: 3:00 PM - Check out: 10:00 AM

Exclusive Offers

Take your vacation to the next level, with 2 free airline tickets.* For a limited time, every reservation over $50,000 will receive an airline reimbursement worth up to $1,000 - any airline, any destination. Imagine flying in style to your handpicked villa located in one of the most beautiful destinations around the world, knowing that you've saved on the cost of your flights. This is your chance to experience the ultimate in luxury travel and indulge in the vacation of a lifetime.


*Free air promotion is valid new bookings only and cannot be applied to existing bookings. Valuation based on two round trip tickets using the bureau of Transportations U.S. average flight price for 2022. Receive up to a $1,000 reimbursement for flights upon presentation of a flight receipt. Minimum booking value of $50,000 applies. The booking value applies to the villa cost only and does not include any additional services or fees. This offer is valid for bookings made 2/20/2023 through 4/02/2023 for travel now through 12/31/2024. Bookings made outside of this period will not be eligible. The $1,000 air credit offer is non-transferable, has no cash value, and cannot be redeemed for any other service. The airline credit will be applied to your booking once your villa rental has been paid in full. The airline credit will be redeemed by providing a receipt of your booked flight and a check will be sent to you within 15 business days of providing flight documentation. All offers are subject to availability. We reserve the right to modify or cancel this promotion at any time without notice.

Location

Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.