Mangiacane is a majestic villa in 600 acres of flourishing vineyards and olive groves, on a cypress shaded hill south of Florence.
The Villa, close to the town of San Casciano, dates back to the 15th century and was built for the Machiavelli family. It is said that Michelangelo himself participated in the design.
Sold by the Machiavelli family in 1645, the villa was turned over to the aristocratic Marchesi Mazzei family who kept it until the mid 20th century. Damaged in World War II and lying dormant for nearly 50 years, Mangiacane was fully restored in 2000 and now offers luxurious accommodation for very special holidays and get-togethers.