This spacious, elegant and grandiose 16th century estate is located in one of Chianti’s most prestigious areas and sits on one of the hills surrounding Florence. The design of this Palazzo is attributed to a young Michelangelo whose father was mayor in the local village at that time. From the estate’s Italianate gardens, there is a breathtaking view of Brunelleschi’s Duomo in Florence. Entering the main gate of the property, there is a tree-lined drive which leads to the Palazzo. Surrounding the villa there are 8 hectares (20 acres) of Chianti Classico vineyards and 10 hectares (25 acres) of olive grove. Inside the Palazzo, many of the rooms have their original terracotta tiled floors and are richly decorated with 17th and 18th century floor to ceiling frescoes. A beautiful private chapel is attached to the main villa. In a private part of the garden, there is a swimming pool. In addition to the villa there are four apartments, a small guest house, and outbuildings.