The Es­tate of Petroio

TUS­CANY, ITALY

World Travel Magazine - - Where To Stay -

A 12th-cen­tury villa is a per­fect place to stay and play when vis­it­ing the cra­dle of the re­nais­sance town that is Florence. Two beau­ti­ful homes - the villa and the old stone farm­house have been ren­o­vated to move an­cient tra­di­tions into a 21st cen­tury based on style and com­fort. The es­tate it­self spans 900 acres and feels like its own lus­cious pri­vate re­sort with end­less loung­ing spa­ces, two large shim­mer­ing pools, a foot­ball pitch, tennis courts and a pro­fes­sional chef should you wish to dine in deca­dence. The main house – the Borgo is all Tus­can charm with its warm ter­ra­cotta floors, plump liv­ing room so­fas, pol­ished par­quet floors and bright and breezy bedrooms. Whim­si­cal fea­tures like stand-alone bath­tubs, beamed ceil­ings and draped four-poster beds bring in notes of pure sweet­ness. The villa boasts two wings, panoramic pic­ture win­dows and fully pro­fes­sional kitchen and diner for throw­ing ex­cep­tional gala din­ners when­ever the mood moves you. tus­canynowand­more.com

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