A vast, cool, modern space commanding a surpassing panorama of the world’s most celebrated urban landscape, Villa le Scalette is a supreme location for vacations in the Metropolitan City of Florence—the crucible of Italy’s culture and language.
Set on the crest of the amphitheatre of hills encircling Florence, Villa le Scalette is built in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright and set in a two-acre grove of olive and cypress. Access from the road is over a 100 m paved drive, with private parking.
On the broad roof terrace atop the Villa, a long bathing pool commands an awe-inspiring outlook over the City of Florence, enticing your guests to while away the afternoon, dining al fresco and shaded by cypress trees from the hot Tuscan sun.
Accommodation comprises five full-sized bedrooms, three in the main house, two in the attached apartment known as the Limonaia. Each bedroom has its own balcony with an outlook over the City.
The main reception extends through French doors on to a spacious, well-shaded terrace with that peerless view. To its rear, a pathway hewn from the rock face leads you out to the sylvan garden traversed by box-hedged gravel walks and walled by Etruscan artisans.
Timber double doors from the reception give on to a grand dining room, serviced by a kitchen behind fitted out with professional-standard equipment. Staff have separate access to the kitchen and can conveniently and discreetly serve guests in the dining room and reception. Utility and service areas including a laundry are beneath the building.
A beautiful, luminous study is set somewhat apart from the main reception, accessed beyond the atrium leading to the bedrooms, and giving on to the garden—perfect for the host who must combine business with pleasure.
The two-bedroom apartment known as the Limonaia (conservatory) affords complete privacy, and is reached by an extraordinary curved external staircase from the main quarters, or from the garden.
The villa’s furnishings and fitments are of the best quality throughout, some antique, some purpose-made, chosen and specified for an ambience of elegance and unassuming luxury.
Villa le Scalette offers an incomparable setting for vacation and entertaining in the city that distils the essential experience of Italy.