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Villa Mangiacane – Historical and Luxury Villa in Chianti, Tuscany

Villa Mangiacane – Historical and Luxury Villa in Chianti, Tuscany

Oh Tuscany, La Bella Vita! Known for its beautiful landscape, rich history, renowned wine, beautiful villas – like the one I stayed – it’s no secret why Tuscany is one of the most famous regions in Italy.

Last month, I embarked upon a solo road-trip adventure through the rolling hills of Chianti, Tuscany – A lifelong dream of mine! The experience left me loving Italy even more. Is that even possible?

My journey began in Florence where I picked up my Fiat 500 – of course – and started driving to my villa – located near the San Casciano in Val di Pesa town. As I drove from busy Florence into the countryside, the classic Tuscan landscape started emerging. Paradise!

Driving solo in Tuscany? Be warned! The breathtaking views make it almost impossible to concentrate on the road.

Right before arriving, I spotted my Tuscan villa on the hills amid acres of vineyards. It was love at first sight! I couldn’t resist but stop and snap a few – ok, more than a few – photos of the villa.

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Villa Mangiacane – My Tuscan home

Villa Mangiacane is an exquisite 15th-century villa built by the Machiavelli family with the help of Michelangelo – yes, that Michelangelo. Today, you can stay at this magnificent place amid tranquil gardens, vineyards, and olive groves.

The stunning villa overlooks a classic Tuscan landscape and Florence in the distance. In addition to a beautiful garden and stunning views, Villa Mangiacane has two pools and a spa – next level perfection!

Villa Mangiacane Luxury Villa in Chianti Tuscany | InBetweenPictures.com

Villa Mangiacane Luxury Villa in Chianti Tuscany | InBetweenPictures.com

Villa Mangiacane Luxury Villa in Chianti Tuscany | InBetweenPictures.com


Room

The villa offers 28 individually designed rooms that offer breathtaking views of the landscape or vineyards.

I stayed at the main villa at one of the Terrace Suite. The two-story suite offers a beautiful view of the garden and semi-private terrace where you can admire the landscape and even spot Florence! The room was beautiful and nicely decorated with unique artwork. If you want to feel like an Italian princess, this is the place for you.

Villa Mangiacane Luxury Villa in Chianti Tuscany | InBetweenPictures.com

Villa Mangiacane Luxury Villa in Chianti Tuscany | InBetweenPictures.com


Food and Wine

I was about to visit the nearby town for dinner, but I couldn’t let the opportunity pass by so I dined at the Mangiacane restaurant.

With world-renowned Tuscan chef Francesco Lagi in charge and fresh locally sourced ingredients, you are guaranteed delectable and authentic Tuscan cuisine. If you are a big fan of truffle, make sure to dine here during truffle season. Chef Lagi prepares the most – spoiler alert – exquisite truffle dishes!

Villa Mangiacane produces three awards winning wines and renowned olive oil, which I got to enjoy during my stay. You can also schedule wine tasting if you are not staying in the villa.

Review of the wine and food coming soon.

I’m always eager to wake up early just for breakfast, but at Mangiacane, it was extra indulging. You can take a stroll through the backyard and make your way to the restaurant. Enjoy breakfast in the restaurant or outside by the garden, your choice! How idyllic is that?


How to best enjoy:

Grab a glass of one of their award winning wines, sit by the balcony, and enjoy the view and colorful Tuscan sunset.

Villa Mangiacane Luxury Villa in Chianti Tuscany | InBetweenPictures.com

Villa Mangiacane Luxury Villa in Chianti Tuscany | InBetweenPictures.com


Life is indeed Bella in Tuscany!


As my journey in Chianti came to an end, I made my way back to Florence, returned my trusted travel partner, and hopped on a train to my next destination…

Stay tuned for more on my road-trip adventure in Chianti!

Villa Mangiacane hosted my stay. As always, all opinions are my own.

 


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  1. Christie

    1 June

    This place looks SO beautiful and I absolutely loved following your Instagram stories via visit Tuscany while you were here!! When I went to Tuscany I just did a day trip which I loved and definitely has me thinking I need to go back for a longer period of time. I’d love to sit at that table in the morning, drink coffee, and look out at that beautiful view. Adding this to my list of places to visit/stay at and pinning it for later! Thanks for sharing

    • Diana

      5 June

      Thank you so much, Christie!! 😘 One day is definitely not enough! So much eat, see, and enjoy that you could easily stay for a week!

  2. Brianne

    1 June

    This place looks AMAZING! It’s reminds me of the movie “Under The Tuscan Sun”! Lol. I would never want to leave! I’m planning on visiting Italy next year and will definitely remember this gorgeous villa!

    • Diana

      5 June

      haha I have never seen it but I have to watch it now because everybody keeps referencing it! Yes, definitely check out the villa if you are planning at trip to Tuscany!

  3. Mina

    4 June

    OMG! I want to move there right now! Really looks so, so lovely and romantic… Thanks for the great post

    • Diana

      5 June

      Thank you Mina! Yes, it’s absolutely gorgeous and romantic even for just one person 😂

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