The Villa I Collazzi

The Villa Collazzi is a historic villa located in the province of Florence. The villa is located in Giogoli near Scandicci on the street called Volterrana. The coat of arms of the villa belongs to the family Dini and is silver with a lush green tree and at the top red with the word Libertas in gold.

Originally the fortress belonged to Buondelmonte but in 1534 the property was purchased by Baccio and Agostino Bini. The two were bankers from the Mugello area and at that time had become very wealthy thanks to their banking activities. Immediately the two transformed the fortress into a villa. The works have been attributed to Michelangelo Buonarroti and the architect was Santi di Tito, but historians today doubt that the two have been partakers of the renovation of the villa. Surely, however, Villa  I Collazzi is a splendid example of a villa open to the outside with two side wings that resemble Villa Le Volte in Siena. The open courtyard and the many lodges confirm this idea.

In the eighteenth century the villa was enlarged and embellished by Castelli Medea, the wife of a Bini. The Lady built the double staircase at the entrance of the villa in 1754. In 1593 an important painting was placed in the chapel, which can be accessed from the courtyard. The garden offers terraces with lemons and limes, and in 1853 the Bombicci family planted cypress trees in circle. In 1938, the garden was enriched by a stone pool and the villa was completed and made ​​perfectly symmetrical from the owners, the Marchi family.
The panoramic view from the courtyard, the architectural choices and the improvements made over the centuries make this one of the most beautiful and well preserved villas in Florence.
A selection of our most requested villas in the area:
Villa Simone Luxury villa sleeping 8 a few kilometres from Gambassi Terme, in the heart of Florence countryside. Garden, swimming pool, hydromassage, Internet connection. Tennis court, riding stable and golf club nearby. Possibility of organising horseback and mountain-bike rides in the neighbourhood. More details
Villa Montespertoli Villa for holidays on the hills of the Florentine countryside. Accommodation for 12+2 people, garden, private swimming pool, hydro massage, Internet connection. More details
Villa San Godenzo Villa with annexed cottage sleeping 6 in Valdisieve, near San Godenzo (Florence). Garden, barbecue, whirlpool swimming pool, air conditioning, Internet connection. A few kilometres from Lake Bilancino and the National Park of Casentino Forests. More details
Villa Anietta Small villa sleeping 6 near Reggello, in Valdisieve, just a few kilometres from Florence. Swimming pool, Internet connection, air conditioning. Cooking lessons, dinners and guided tours are organised upon request. More details