CHIANTI AND ART GALLERY Our mission is to offer at our guest the opportunity of making an unique experience living in an antique and prestigious Villa, meeting at the same time both the old and contemporary local art. More than one hundred fresco artworks and sculptures on sale are displayed within the park and the Villa up to the tower.
Description of the Gallery The private Art Gallery Studio iguarnieri is a new tradition in Florence. In the past 15 years the florentine artists Roberto and Rodolfo Guarnieri have been specializing in contemporary art for Art Lovers and Collectors from all over the world.
This year they present in â€œVilla la Torreâ€? the largest exhibition of available contemporary fresco paintings and sculptures in Florence.
The paintings are made with plaster on wood panels in small, medium, large and huge dimensions representing abstract and figurative subjects such as nudes, landscapes, oceans, sail boats, as well as homages to renaissance Masters . The sculptures and bas reliefs made of marble, stone, gypsum, wood, copper, still, gold leafs are statues, heads of women and men, animals, flowers and architectural details.
Description of the property Villa La Torre is a property dated back to the 19th century, in neoclassic style with a tower that offers a wonderful look over the landscape. Provided with frescoed ceilings and walls, original furniture, mosaics and terracotta. The villa is surrounded by a wonderful Italian park, with a large terrace and a fantastic view on the hills and on the next wood. Located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, only 12 km far from Florence, is a perfect location to enjoy the tranquility of a Tuscan countryside, but also to delight in the attractiveness of the artistic riches enshrined in the Villa sharing emotions with the artist.
Living in the Villa (sleeps 5) Romantic frescoed rooms (2 double-bedrooms + 1 single), furnished in authentic antique style, each with its own bathroom, at the first floor of the Villa. Living room with piano and billiard accessible. Breakfast included.
Studio in the tower (sleeps 2) A fantastic studio provide with a fully equipped kitchen with a terrace, a bathroom with shower, a frescoed double bedroom and an exclusive space inside the tower with an unique view at 360 degrees for making art, reading and thinking.
Other possible accomodations Mansarda (sleeps 6+1) A romantic mansard located inside the Villa, under the tower. It has an independent entrance and two terraces equipped with table and chairs which offer a wonderful view on the park and the hills. There are 2 double bedrooms, a twin bedroom, a single bedroom, a bathroom, a large living room and a kitchen. Terracotta floors, heating with a typical wood stove.
Living in the Farmhauses Three independent houses are immersed within the park, each one with a private garden equipped with table, chairs and hammocks. Private parking.
1. Villino Giotto (sleeps 2+2) A suit for two, caressed by the sun, with a double bedroom and a fold out bed in the living/dining room, bathroom with shower. Wheelchair accessible bathroom. Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven, satellite TV, autonomous heating. Internet access.
2. Villino delle Rose (sleeps 4+2) Small villa with 2 great bedrooms, a fold out bed in the living room and separate kitchen, bathroom with shower. Fridge/freezer, oven, satellite TV, autonomous heating, mosquito nets. Internet access. f
3. Colombaia (sleeps 2+1) Small villa with 1 double bedroom a fold out bed in the living/dining room bathroom with shower. Fridge/freezer, satellite TV, autonomous heating. Internet access.
EXPERIENCE IN ART How to create art Our artists work with you “en plein air” or in studio, like in the past when the artists worked in a Master's workshop. The landscape and the Villa offer a great choice of subjects. All the materials are provided by us. Decoration of wine bottles 2 hours
Drawing or watercolour on paper Half a day Fresco painting Half a day Fresco painting All day Vist of the Villas’s frescoed rooms, climbing up to the tower to look over the fantastic landscape, painting of a fresco artwork, walk through the wineyard, visit of the wine cellar with light lunch and wine. Short relaxation. Finishing of the fresco artwork with retouch. Including signed print of the artist.
Cooking with the artist
One day â€“ Euro 300,00/person Welcome drink. Walk through the vegetable garden and crops. Preparation of the vegetables collected and cooking of 2 courses menu. Lunch with the wines of the vineyard. Visit of the Villa and the art exhibition. Coffee in the living room and relaxation in the park. Including signed print of the artist.
Wine and art
Walk through the vineyard and story of the ‘Chianti’ wine. Visit of the wine cellar with explanation of the methods of wine-making. Wine tasting ncluding signed print of the artist. Visit of the Villa and the art exhibition. Types of tasting: Wine tasting: 3 types of red wine with typical Tuscany sausages, ham and cheese. Wine tasting Plus: 1 white wine, 3 types of red wine with typical Tuscany sausages, ham and cheese, Vin Santo with dessert. Lunch and wine tasting: 1 white wine, 3 types of red wine, olive oil ‘Extravergine’ vinegar with typical Tuscany sausages, ham and cheese, food matching with the wines, fresh sliced vegetables with oil dip, Vin Santo with dessert.
An evening with the artist
Starting at aperitif time with a drink. Walk through the vineyard and story of the ‘Chianti’ wine. Visit of the Villas’s frescoed rooms, climbing up to the tower to look over the fantastic landscape, visit of the art exhibition. Dinner in the eating room of the Villa with the selected wines, dessert and coffee in the living room with music. Drink on the terrace at darkening. Including a signed print of the artist
Amenities and facilities Nearby villages offer all amenities. Only 2 km far from Impruneta and Strada in Chianti, where are you can find shops, bank, bar and restaurants, and 4 km from the Sporting Center of Ugolino with golf, tennis and swimming pool. Suitable for children, baby-cot and high chair available, washing machine on hands. Fresh bred and/or croissant delivery each morning on request. Large lawn available for children, tennis table, table games and billiards in the villa. Large private wood for walking and going after mushrooms, truffles and berries.
Distances Florence Airport 'Amerigo Vespucci' 25 km, Pisa Airport 'Galileo Galilei' 92 km, Florence Railway Station 'Santa Maria Novella' 15 km, A1 Highway exit 'Impruneta' 6 km. A car is essential. Impruneta is regularly served by numerous daily bus runs (by ATAF, SITA and CAP) that connects it to Florence. Florence is at 15 km, Greve at 16 km, San Gimignano 45 km, Siena at 61 km, Arezzo 79 km, Lucca 88 km, Pisa 92 km. A perfect location to delight in the attractiveness of cities of historical interest like Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Arezzo. The property is situated at about 1 hour from the Versilian coast (Torre del Lago, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, etc.), offering beautiful well equipped beaches. One-day stay in a ideal bath-house in Marina di Pietrasanta, provide with all comforts, swimming pool and hydromassage, is available on request.
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Our mission is to offer at our guest the opportunity of making an unique experience living in an antique and prestigious Villa, meeting at t...