Villa Corsini in Florence

Villa Corsini is located in Castello near Florence. The villa is close to the famous Villa Petraia. Belonged to various families, the villa has the coat of arms on the facade of the Corsini family. The coat of arms of the Corsini is striped in silver and red with a blue stripe in the middle.

Villa Corsini in the fifteenth century was also known by the name 'Il Palageto'. Ownership of the Strozzi, the villa was sold in 1460 to the family Rinieri. The Rinieri restored the country villa modifying it according to the architectural trends of the sixteenth century. In 1571 the villa was sold again and changed several owners, among whom there was also Cosimo de' Medici. Lucrezia di Pierfrancesco Rinucci was the owner of the house when she married Philip Corsini. The Corsini in the seventeenth century completely restructured the villa. The architect was Antonio Maria Ferri. The facade consists of a higher central building and decorated with an antique clock and the family crest. Flanked by two lower buildings with various windows.

The chapel dates back to the seventeenth century and is dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian. The garden of the sixteenth century was known as the 'Giardino delle quattro stagioni' (Garden of the four seasons). In the seventeenth century the Corsini create an avenue of cypresses and holm connecting the garden with the sixteenth-century French garden. At the center of the garden terrace there is a fountain called the Fountain of pony.

Among the distinguished guests who stayed at the villa there is Sir Robert Dudley. Sir Dudley lived many years in the villa and died there in 1649. Sir Dudley was famous in Tuscany for his enlargement works of the port of Livorno. Navigator and inventor, he chose to live the last part of his life in Villa Corsini.
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