VILLA MARCELLA in Cavriglia was
built in the 19th century as the summer residence of
an aristocratic family.
It was originally called
"Fattoria Monastero" as its vineyards,
which produced excellent Chianti wines, stretched as
far as the Cavriglia Monastery.
The house has the elegance and charm of the period
and some of the rooms still retain the original frescos.
It is pleasantly furnished with
country style furniture of the period. There is also
a small collection of photographs taken by Marquis
Giovanni Gargiolli who was an
engineer and an inventor. He built one of the first
cameras in Italy and in 1892 he was appointed director
of the National Photographic
Institute in Rome. A man of many interests, he was a
friend of Guglielmo Marconi, the writer Carlo Lorenzini
(alias Collodi, the author of
Pinocchio), the composer Giacomo Puccini and the poet
Giosuè Carducci. These famous people were occasionally
guests at the house.
The residence is surrounded by
4.057 sq. m. of secluded garden. It is very close to
the Cavriglia Natural Park and well placed to reach
Siena (minute 35), Florence (minute 30) and Arezzo
It was used in the filming of the television serial
Detached house in its own grounds. Accommodates a
maximum of 10 persons.
GROUND FLOOR: entrance hall, dining-room, drawing-room with
working fireplace, study,
kitchen (with dishwasher), pantry room, double
bedroom and shower room.
FIRST FLOOR: 2 double bedrooms, 2
single bedrooms, 1 twin bedrooms,
1 bathroom, separate
lavatory and washing machine.
The residence features a characteristic tower with
Garden with garage and informal living-room with
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|| Pets allowed
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