Settignano is a small and welcoming village with an artistic legacy. It’s close enough to Florence to enjoy a day of touring and then return home without a long drive. And it’s still rural enough to offer a view of fields in cultivation and narrow country roads.
Michelangelo Buonarroti himself was a major landholder here in the latter part of his career, after he had attained enough fame and fortune to begin buying land. His family roots were here, and it was important to him to keep this beautiful land in his family’s possession. The modern day Villa Michelangelo stands today on the original part of his property.
About a half-century after Michelangelo’s death, the magnificent Villa Gamberaia was completed by Zanobi Lapi near Villa Michelangelo. During its storied lifetime it was the home of a series of well-known noble families.
Today, Villa Gamberaia is available for vacation rentals and is often the location for exquisite weddings, reunions and photo shoots.
The interior of Villa Gamberaia includes carefully restored antiques, tapestries and art works.
For the discriminating client looking for the very best that Italy has to offer, Villa Gamberaia is an excellent choice.
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