villa cerbaiola

Villa Cerbaiola

villa cerbaiola

Historic Residence

Villa Cerbaiola is one of the prestigious villas of the Empoli hills. Because of its panoramic view the hill on which the villa is built was re-named “the Fiesole of the people of Empoli ” by the historian Bucchi in 1800.

It is situated in the centre of a large park where you can experience the tranquillity and serenity of the countryside, a stone’s throw away from the city centre. The white walls of the villa, the beautiful windows and the elegance of the design are perfectly in tune with the typical Tuscan scenery.

Villa Cerbaiola is surrounded by green.
The garden, encircling the entire house and enclosed by hedges, conceals a new surprise in every corner: a vase, a stone, the beautiful swimming pool, the original church….Between May and September it is a triumph of blossoms, perfumes and colours. You can see jasmine flowers, horse chestnuts, lavender, heather, gorse and wisteria.

The ancient building was built as a farm house around 1400, as witness certain 16th Century Montelupo ceramic remains found during restoration works in the cellars.

In 1700 it became a mansion and a third floor was added. In 1922 the Cantini family, who owned the property at the time, transformed the villa in neoclassical style, adding the splendid tower with composite columns and capitals.

The flowered garden, the area around the swimming pool and the large park which descends gradually down to the pond offer the perfect setting for every kind of event, from weddings to communions, from christenings to gala dinners.From engagement
For an intimate wedding or Engagement in the park, with the wedding ceremony celebrated in the villa’s private chapel. This little church, which arose from a First World War refuge, is surrounded by a green meadow. The back wall is built with ancient calcareous stones from a cave lining. The chapel also receives light from a glass pyramid placed above the altar. It is an ideal structure to create an evocative atmosphere. all seasons a different picture that makes Villa Cerbaiola the natural set tv- video productions, and the perfect setting for photo shoots to great effect.


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