Villa di Maiano, originally built in 1400, is only five kilometers from Florence, but seems to exist in a peaceful world of its own, immersed in the lush green of the hills overlooking the city.
Its ancient rooms and park provide hospitality for every type of event, from banquets to conferences, cocktail parties, weddings and fashion shows.
The monumental Tapestry Room on the ground floor, surmounted by a majestic balaustrade in Florentine sandstone, is the main reception hall of the Villa. Is the ideal place for gorgeous gala dinners and wedding receptions. It is also the ideal scenario for photo shoots and fashion shows.
Among the rooms on the ground floor there is the Red Lounge where James Ivory filmed some of the scenes from “A Room with a View”.
More than just gorgeous events: Villa di Maiano is an important step for anyone going through Florence in search of art and history, beyond the usual tourist attractions.
Small groups can make reservations to visit the gardens, as well as the ground floor and part of the private first floor above. It is exciting to visit Madame Elisabetta Corsini’s private sitting room and her private collection of antique dolls.
Book lovers will also admire the vast library of precious volumes collected by Sir John Temple Leader, the third owner who fell in love with the area and made Villa di Maiano his lifetime home.