Villa Paolina in Florence

Villa Paolina is located in Quinto near Sesto Fiorentino near Florence. The distinctive crest on the villa is that of Napoleon. The coat of arms of Napoleon is colored blue with a gold-colored eagle with wings down, with the head turned to the side and a thunderbolt in its claws.

The villa is well visible from Via Gramsci on the road between Florence and Sesto Fiorentino. The cottage dates back to the fifteenth century, and many were the owners. In the eighteenth century the house was enlarged by the family Dragomanni Camillo and in 1820 Borghese bought it. Camillo Borghese was the husband of Paolina Bonaparte. In 1831, the Borghese decided to beautify and renovate the villa so that Paolina Bonaparte could spend there the summer months, when the house in Via Ghibellina in Florence was too hot.

The architectural style of the villa is a neo-classical style, typical of the nineteenth century. Most of the decorations are by Giuseppe Bezzuoli and Aristodemo Costoli. The ceiling of the upper gallery was painted by Joseph Bezzuoli. The plasters are, however, of Aristodemus Costoli. The furnishings in the rooms are very stylish and creates an atmosphere of pomp and wealth. The upper floor of the house was the main floor of the property. From the main floor through an iron bridge inhabitants reached the big park in romantic style. The park still exists today, albeit with a smaller size.
If you stay for your next holiday in Tuscany near Florence or Sesto Fiorentino, you can see the villa suspension bridge on via di Castello.
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