Villa di Torre a Cona in Florencce

Villa Torre a Cona is located near San Donato in Collina, in the province of Florence. The villa has the Rinuccini family crest. The coat of arms of the Rinuccini is silver with a seven blue diamond pattern and a red lambello. The lambello is a strip with three drops in heraldry probably introduced by Charles of Anjou.

Villa Torre a Cona is one of the largest historic mansions in Florence. The villa takes its name from a medieval tower that is still visible today. The tower is located at the back of the facade with large clock. The property belonged to the Rinuccini family until 1848, then was sold to the Marquis of Milan Tivulzio that after a few years sold it to Baron Padoa. The main work of enlargement and renovation of the villa and the park took place in the eighteenth century thanks to the Rinuccini family. The building has two floors and two large terraces that interrupt the slope in front of the villa.

A large park is located in front of the villa, creating a stunning visual impact. Furthermore, on the left side there are avenues that cross the garden. At the beginning of every avenue there are mythological and allegorical statues built of brick and plaster. Under one of these statues, there is an inscription mentioning using the first person Cantini Giuseppe, who, according to the inscription, worked at the villa.

The architectural attention with which the villa was built involves the presence of the great architect Cantini in the renovation and modernization of the entire property. Unfortunately, there are no documents that testify an intervention by the architect Cantini.
The villa can be visited and is now divided into several apartments that you can book for your next holiday in Tuscany.
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