Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
Original art throughout, from carved stone masks to historic frescoes
The two alfresco pools overlooking the Tuscan countryside
Enjoying a rich Chianti in the villa’s cellar bar
Set on 45 acres of exquisite parkland
What To Know
A city tax of approximately $5 per person per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
Easy 45-minute drive from Florence — and the rest of Tuscany — so you can daytrip everywhere from the Uffizi Gallery to the Chianti wine region
Service by the pools leaves much to be desired; bring a towel, and arrive early
Parking on site
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A 16th-century villa with intricate frescoed ceilings, lavish suites and views of the Tuscan hills
Villa le Maschere features exquisite architecture matched by its prestigious guest list. Kings, queens, popes, artists and Italian noblemen have all warmed the beds here, and it’s easy to see why: this 16th-century villa captures the best of Tuscan culture, and history. Carved masks, made from local pietra serena stone, grace the façade, offering an intriguing taste of what awaits within. The spacious, airy villa reveals historical surprises around every corner: frescoes by painter Francesco Furini, detailed floral reliefs, and Majolica ceramics dating from the Renaissance and Venetian tiling.
Bed and Bath
Each of the 65 guestrooms and suites is individually decorated, with a striking color scheme, from periwinkle to lemon. Elegant and Superior rooms have distinctive beds, upholstered or lacquered wooden headboards and signature Tuscan-colored armchairs and curtains. While the villa is impressively historic, modern conveniences haven’t been sacrificed. Rooms come with high-end TVs, free WiFi, designer toiletries and fluffy robes. The white marble bathrooms — spacious, with classic arches and moldings – could double as a Parisian pied-à-terre.
If you’ve come to Italy to indulge in the cuisine, Villa le Maschere doesn’t disappoint. You can dine on traditional Tuscan dishes, including pasta slathered in meaty swordfish and black olives, at PioppoNero, where you can eat out on the terrace or sip vino amid the restored brick vaults of the cellar bar, DivinVino. Il Cancello di Ghiereto is the setting for a lavish buffet breakfast, and for serious food lovers there are cooking classes (including wine pairing) with the chef. In the ancient vaults of the villa there’s a wellness center with a lengthy treatment list that makes use of a sauna, a Turkish bath and a Jacuzzi. Its stone arches look out over the inviting alfresco swimming pools.
Villa Le Maschere
Via Nazionale 75
Barberino di Mugello, Italy
How to Get There
Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR): Approximate distance to Villa Le Maschere is 30 kilometres.