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The Villa

The majestic Villa is located on a rectangular terrace on the top of a hill near Florence.  In the XX Santi di Tito architect and assistant of Michelangelo realized it.  The entrance is a magic boulevard surrounded by unique cypresses.

One of the most iconic elements of the Villa is the garden which is divided on two different terraces: the upper terrace where holm oaks, horse chestnuts and cypresses were planted in the 19th century; the lower terrace is an “Italian-style” garden with square-shaped flowerbeds and pots of lemons planted in XXX century.

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In 1933 the property was purchased by the brothers Carlo and Giulio Marchi. The brothers, with the fundamental contribution of Elena Marchi Luling, completed the extraordinary architecture, restoring the original Michelangelo design.

In 1938, the famous landscape architect Pietro Porcinai created a rectangular swimming pool, in yellow and grey quartzite with a border in pietra serena, set in the lawn near the access road: the position of the pool was studied in such a way as to reflect the facade of the villa in the mirror of water.