The Villa Corsi in Florence

Villa Corsi is located in Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence. The villa has belonged to the family Corsi since 1502 and the coat of arms of the Corsi family is green with a red lion and an oblique strip silver.

The country house was sold by Luca Simone Andrea Carnesecchi to Jacopo Corsi in 1502. He began the renovation of the house which were then continued by his son John for a few years starting in 1567. A work of Alexander the Barber depicts the villa and the garden with a fountain and portico as it was in the mid-sixteenth century. In the mid-seventeenth century the villa was extensively enlarged and modified the garden. In the seventeenth century, the villa has four towers and the garden has a round tank with flower beds around the center, a garden and a citrus orchard.

In the eighteenth century Antonio Corsi decided to make new changes. He adorned the facade of the villa and eliminated the two towers near the road. At the center of the facade he put obelisks and statues near the garden. New decorations embellished the aviaries, the new rectangular pool and water games were created close to the avenue. An engraving by Giuseppe Zocchi represents the villa in the eighteenth century with its many statues.
The rooms of the villa are frescoed. In particular, we mention Cupid and Psyche in the middle of a vault and paintings by Alessandro Fei called Barbiere. Nice also the depictions of allegories of Water and Fire painted by Eugene Agneni mid-nineteenth century and the particular pictorial decoration with faux Egyptian columns on a natural landscape.
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