This beautiful Tuscan resort comprising five exclusive villas stands in the heart of Tuscany overlooking the village of Caprese Michelangelo and is set in 100 acres of the most beautiful mountain forests. The relaxing, heated salt water pool complete with Roman steps, sits in a peaceful olive grove with a breath-taking view through the mountains to the fairytale-esque Castle of Michelangelo.
The resort contains five exclusive luxury villas; Leonardo, Michelangelo, Giovanni, Piero Della Francesca and Donatello which have been lovingly and elegantly restored using chestnut beams, terracotta tiles and local stone. The walls have been decorated with oil paintings and tapestries which exhibit some of Italy's finest vistas.
Bar & Restaurant service
All five villas open onto a beautiful Tuscan courtyard with large gazebos gently shaded by vines, Jasmine and Kiwi. This is a wonderful area to relax and enjoy a drink, particularly in the evenings when the area is softly lit. This fully staffed exclusive resort offers a bar and restaurant service for guests to order meals and drinks to be served either in their accommodations or in the the main courtyard. Alternatively, guests are welcome to relax and unwind whilst enjoying a glass of Italian red by the beautiful heated swimming pool, which is splendidly lit from dusk until the late evening.
A Warm Welcome
Upon arrival there will be a complementary welcome basket containing various groceries, luxuries, and wine, enabling our guests to relax as soon as they arrive. All bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided.
Lots To Do
The tranquil location, frequently described as 'paradise on earth' encompasses an abundance of wildlife where the birds sing all night and the fireflies provide a moving display of sparkling light at dusk. In years gone by, the villa which was once a byzantine castle and was then owned by the Vatican and used to house monks from the local monastery. Ideal for walking and cycling, the area is home to many fine restaurants, with truffles and mushrooms being a local speciality, along with delicious Tuscan wines. The encircling mountains and forests have inspired the three greatest artists of the Renaissance and remain largely unspoiled today.
Wild boar, deer and porcupines are regularly seen on the grounds.
Art & Culture
The neighbouring village of Caprese Michelangelo is where the great artist Michelangelo was born and he lived there for many years. The little chapel where he was baptised is in the village and a museum dedicated to him sits within the Castle of Michelangelo. Nearby at La Verna is the Franciscan monastery retreat where St Francis of Assisi is said to have received the stigmata. Rich in Renaissance history are the local towns of Sansepolcro, Cortona and the medieval walled town of Anghiari. Florence and Rome are easily accessed by car or train.