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Italian Villa Tours: ‘Lastra a Signa – Florence’ (Video)

Lastra a Signa is a comune in the metropolitan city of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 12 kilometres west of Florence.

This prestigious estate dates back to the 16th century and features the typical design of Florentine noble country homes: an elevated entrance, a square tower, and symmetrical elements on the façade.

The main villa measures 900 m2 and has several staggered levels. Its rooms feature elements which are typical of Tuscan tradition, such as some refined old floorings, vaulted ceilings or with wooden trabeation, some massive stone fireplaces, and frescoed walls. Every room has been furnished and decorated with great attention to detail.

This charming 16th-century home overlooks the valley leading to Florence, a city which is well-known as the cradle of the Renaissance, and offers a stunning view over the surroundings. It is surrounded by over 10 hectares of grounds which are completely fenced and feature many terracings, olive trees and tall trees. A Renaissance well and some charming potted lemon trees adorn the part of Italian-style in front of the villa.

Travel Tour: ‘Top Villas Of The Caribbean’ (HD Video)

The Caribbean is a region of the Americas that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America. 

1. Emerald Cay Estate, Turks and Caicos Islands 2. Cove Spring House, Barbados 3. Castillo Caribe, Cayman Islands 4. Mandalay Villa, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Tour Of Italy: ‘Four Top Villas In Tuscany’ (Video)

Tuscany is a region in central Italy. Its capital, Florence, is home to some of the world’s most recognizable Renaissance art and architecture, including Michelangelo’s “David” statue, Botticelli’s works in the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo basilica. Its diverse natural landscape encompasses the rugged Apennine Mountains, the island of Elba’s beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea and Chianti’s olive groves and vineyards.

Borgo San Felice – An Ancient Tuscan Stone Village Dating Back to Medieval Times in the Heart of Tuscany, in 1992 It Was Converted Into a Luxury Hotel Following a Lengthy Conservative Restoration Project.

Borgo Vendita – Near Siena, and About Half an Hour From Arezzo and Florence, Between the Banks of the Arno and the Soft Hills of Chianti. A Medieval Village With an Ancient Flavor, but With a Modern Layout, Surrounded by Unspoiled Countryside.

Castello Di Leonina – In the Heart of the Famous Crete Senesi, Surrounded by the Most Evocative Views of the Tuscan Countryside, Stands Castello Di Leonina, a Thirteenth-century Fortress That Was Formerly the Residence of the Chigi Family and the Country Residence of Future Pope Alexander Vii, and is Today an Exclusive 4-star Hotel Just Outside Siena.

Villa Antinori – One of Tuscany’s Most Famous Villas A Villa That Once Belonged to the Mona Lisa’s Presumed Model is Up for Sale in Italy. The Villa Antinori Was Once Owned by the Family of Silk Merchant Francesco Del Giocondo, Whose Wife Lisa Gherardini is Widely Believed to Have Sat for Leonardo Da Vinci’s World-famous Portrait.

Home Tour Videos: ‘Villa Vedramar’ – Ibiza, Spain

VILLA VEDRAMAR is located at the south west coast, one of the most protected nature reserves of Ibiza where the magical rock Es Vedrá rises out of the sea like a majestic sculpture. Cala Carbó beach offers two restaurants with great fish specialities. It’s one of the most relaxing beaches of Ibiza, with comfortable sun loungers and palm leaf parasols. On entering Cala Carbó, you will find our HARISSA office, a supermarket and our tapas bar LA SARDINA LOCA for food and drinks.

Ibiza is one of the Balearic islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s well known for the lively nightlife in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni, where major European nightclubs have summer outposts. It’s also home to quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches, from Platja d’en Bossa, lined with hotels, bars and shops, to quieter sandy coves backed by pine-clad hills found all around the coast. 

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Italian Villa Tour: ’18th C. Tuscan Estate, Pisa’ (Video)

The first historical evidence related to this wonderful Tuscan estate with over three hundred hectares of grounds for sale are in a document dated 8 November 1044, found in Pisa’s State Archives.

Since then, this villa has seen a number of prestigious owners, including noble families such as the Counts Mastiani-Brunacci and Della Gherardesca, who gave their contribution into maintaining this property’s splendour throughout the centuries. The villa we see today dates back to the 17th century and includes a Renaissance garden that was carefully renovated and brought back to utmost splendour, framing what is currently a wonderful luxury resort equipped with all comforts.

The property is in the middle of a vast fauna and game reserve measuring 320 hectares and featuring unsoiled forests and stunning expanses of olive trees, besides being home to a big number of buildings that measure 18,000 sqm overall, part of which have beed restored and fit for residential use, while others are currently into disuse but may be rebuilt or renovated. The resort has been completely renovated and is home to two suites with jacuzzi and to ten bedrooms that have been carefully furnished in a Tuscan style with unique pieces.

Each room offers a wonderful view of its surroundings, the Italian-style garden, the villages nearby and leafy hills. The main body includes several warehouses, apartments of the agritourism resort and garages, but there are also a wonderful swimming pool measuring 140 sqm, a tennis court, an Italian-style garden and a park. Some extraordinary features of this Tuscan estate for sale are its private grass airport, with a hangar to store plane, a hangar for helicopters and a pad, a lake used for fishing and watering fields, and a private hunting reserve measuring over 300 hectares.

Italian Villa Video Tour: “Bellosguardo, Florence”

On the hills above Florence, in an extremely panoramic location with direct view over the historic center of the city, we find this beautiful luxury villa with Italian garden and swimming pool.

The villa has also easy access to the International School of Florence, which has its headquarters inside Villa Torri di Gattaia (5km; 10’), just above Piazzale Michelangelo.

Easily reached and in one of the most renowned areas of Florence, this property allows easily reaching the historic center of the city on foot (3km; 15’) and at the same time moving throughout the many interesting cities and towns of Tuscany: San Casciano in Val di Pesa (15km; 20’), Greve in Chianti (28km; 35’), Colle di Val d’Elsa (46km; 40’), the imposing towers of San Gimignano (51km; 50’), the unique medieval center of Siena (69km; 55’), Volterra (72km; 1h 10’), Lucca (88km; 1h 10’), Castiglion Fiorentino (98km; 1h 20’), Montalcino, hometown of the superb Brunello wine (107km; 1h 35’), Pisa and its world-famous leaning tower (109km; 1h 20’), Montepulciano with its Nobile wine (112km; 1h 25’) and the Etruscan town of Cortona (120km; 1h 35’).

Travel: “The Amazing Luxurious Villas Of Tuscany” (Architecture)

Tuscany, Italy is an Incredible Land With Beautiful Landscapes, Where Striking Historical Villas Dominate the Vineyards, Olive Groves and Sunflowers Fields. A Hilly Region Rich in Agriculture, Tuscany Was the Home of the Etruscan Civilization, and Later the Birthplace of the Renaissance. It’s Known for Charming, Historic Towns Like Siena, Florence, Cortona and Lucca, Tuscany Offers the Best in Culture, Scenery and Serenity. (Part 1 below)

Travel & Photography: “Villas And Gardens Of The Renaissance” (Rizzoli)

Rizzoli New York Publishers logoAn historical text introduces each property, giving an overview of its origins. The villas have been specially photographed for this book by Dario Fusaro, with views of both the palace interiors and their grounds, as well as the gardens, glimpses of the halls, details of the furnishings, and a focus on the frescoes, where still preserved. Explanatory text offers insights on the most Villas and Gardens of the Renaissance Photographed by Dario Fusaro, Text by Lucia Impelluso Rizzoli 2019interesting frescoes, such as those of Veronese at Villa Barbaro. For the first time, Fusaro also employs a drone with the purpose of capturing the architectural structure and elements of each Italian Renaissance garden, from above and as a whole.

A stunning collection of photographs celebrating the excellence of the Italian Renaissance period through palaces and gardens built between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

The book illustrates nine locations of extraordinary artistic and architectural interest, conceived by prominent Italian families and dynasties as urban villas or country houses centered around the pursuit of entertainment and leisure. These lavishly decorated and frescoed palaces are adorned with handcrafted furniture and works of art and surrounded by gardens that retain their original layout to this day–a very rare feature.

To read more and/or purchase: https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9788891821324