holiday farm    Villa Panzano   Barberino di Mugello  mail:guasconi@tin.it
Villa Panzano: Via Panzano 13 - 50030 Barberino di Mugello Firenze
telefono e fax: 055 8418231 - cellulare:348 5630566
e-mail:guasconi@tin.it - sito: http://www.villapanzano.it/

Villa di Panzano of the Guasconi di Villamena Marquis

The earliest parts of Villa di Panzano were built in the 14th century, but the oldest surviving documents are dated 1427.

Although the towers mentioned in these early papers have long gone, the solid rectangular shape of the main building still reminds one of a small medieval walled castle.

However, later additions like the elegant 1500's windows and the finely carved cornice on the façade brought a genteel Renaissance touch to the building.

16th century interventions can also be found in the large rooms with lofty beamed ceilings and in the typical door jambs in grey sandstone.

The recent restoration has also uncovered two columns, the only remaining evidence of an old loggia which was later closed to make room for the (still used) family chapel dedicated to St Christine, Virgin and Martyr.


Holiday accommodation
Villa di Panzano can accommodate 8 guests in 4 ensuite bedrooms, two of them with showers.
Each bedroom has an early 19th century stove in enamelled cotto in perfect working shape.

At the heart of the tourist accommodation area on the ground floor is a large billiard hall. Still on the sizable ground level (500 square metres) are a sitting room with its old fireplace, a leisure room with satellite tv, a dining room, a laundry room and a state-of-the-art kitchen with oven, freezer and dishwasher.

The lower floor is entirely occupied by a large traditional kitchen with wood-burning oven, fireplace and dishwasher. The owners live on the upper floor, one wing of which is also occupied by the caretaker and his family.

Services
Guests can enjoy the terraced garden surrounding the Villa, with its lovely fountains and 6x12 metres swimming-pool equipped with lighting system for unforgettable swims under the stars. Beyond the garden is a 3,500 square metres park of woodland, meadows and paths lined with majestic cypresses, ideal for taking long relaxing walks. Guests can also avail themselves of a barbecue area and table tennis.
  

Organic and game farm
The organic farm attached to the Villa grows olives and crops of cereals, with extensive woods and grazing land for rearing cattle, sheep and 'cinta senese' pigs. Guests are welcome to taste the farm produce and take guided tours of the farming activities.

Additionally, our game preserve offers the opportunity for hunting parties to shoot pheasant, hare, partridge as well as wild boar, mouflon, fallow and roe deer within two dedicated precincts in the property.

Where we are
Villa di Panzano is situated on the gentle slopes of the Calvana mountains in western Mugello. The historic Villa is in quiet settings in the midst of its own park and farmed land, and is easily reached from the Barberino di Mugello motorway exit (just 3 km from our gate).

Barberino di Mugello, an old town with all sorts of shops and services, is 7 km away; the 'Firenze Nord' motorway exit is just 18 km to the south. In the immediate neighbourhood of the Villa are the Bilancino lake and the new Fashion Outlet, every shopaholic's dream come true.

Our rates
Max € 400.00 per person per week.
Rates are inclusive of linens and towels, utility bills, 2 hours' daily cleaning and VAT.
A cot is available free of charge.
Free parking on private ground.

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