|Golf and Country Club le Pavoniere||18||Prato||Italy|
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A nineteenth century villa in one of Leopoldo dei Medici’s estates, carefully restored and with services added, the passion of a number of players wishing to create their own course, that’s how we started twenty years ago. Today, to enrich and beautify the surroundings we have planted 1800 new trees of native species and created banks of flowers around the water obstacles, greens and tees. That way when you play you’ll really feel you’re in a natural paradise.
Pure Tuscan spirit: aromas, flavours, colours delineate an excellence which communicates with the senses. Moments to linger over to celebrate your hole in one and prolong the pleasure of a special day, even by candlelight. In the welcoming dining room of the restaurant which looks onto the course, you’ll discover elegant surroundings where the attention to detail creates a unique atmosphere with a relaxed air. Gourmet dishes interpret the best of Tuscan tradition. You may decide to accompany them with a wine chosen from a top selection of labels.
The Club has an excellent restaurant with the view on the golf course; Pavoniere MPG Restaurant is specialized in typical tuscan dishes and italian cuisine with a very interesting wine list. There are 2 bars, bouvette, tennis and soccer court and for golf practising there’s a driving range with 12 covered spots, putting green, pitching green and practice bunker. Some accessories complete the services of the Club: golf cart rental, trolleys, golfbags to hire and golf shop.
Imagine a golf course which flanks an ancient park, where the fairway is ondulated and the sand of the finest. Imagine eighteen holes designed as only a world famous player, Arnold Palmer, could design them: perfect lines of play, greens protected by insidious bunkers and strategic water hazards. In the heart of Tuscany just a stone’s throw from such an important art city, the highly emotive geometric lines merge perfectly with the landscape. The course is challenging and able to test your ability searching for the perfect round. That’s why playing here will be an unforgettable experience, whatever your level of skill.
Artimino - Carmignano - PO
Artimino is a 732 hectare estate deep in the heart of the Tuscan countryside just 24 kilometres from Florence. The property offers seductive wonders, such as the famous Medici Villa, "La Ferdinanda", which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013; the charming four-star hotel "Paggeria Medicea", equipped with a large garden, two swimming pools, a tennis court, and various types of lodgings, and, finally, the Artimino farm, dedicated to producing oil and wine, including the famous Carmignano DOCG and Chianti DOCG wine. This evocative nature among vineyards and forests extends from the Apennines to the towers of San Gimignano, and from the dome of the Florence cathedral to the nearby Montalbano. It is a meeting-point between nature and culture, fresh air and history, making Artimino the perfect location for experiencing unforgettable moments.
Medici Villa: The splendid "La Ferdinanda" Medici Villa is also known as the "villa of the 100 chimneys" due to the numerous chimneys that make it unique. Imposing, elegant, and luxurious, it is the perfect location to host private events, business meetings, gala dinners, and weddings. Thanks to its position surrounded by countryside, just a few kilometres from Florence and Pisa, the Villa is a strategic point of reference both for visitors searching for typical Tuscan panoramas and clients who want to organise business meetings against a truly unique backdrop. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013, the Villa can be visited free of charge upon booking. The four-star Hotel Paggeria Medicea has 37 rooms, divided into standard , superior, deluxe, and executive rooms, to satisfy all demands, 59 apartments in the Hamlet of Artimino (300 metres from the Hotel), and, finally, 6 exclusive apartments called "Fagianaie" located halfway between the Hamlet of Artimino and the main hotel building. This unique offer of 102 units in renovated historical buildings is immersed in the peacefulness of the Tuscan countryside. The hamlet and the hotel lie just 300 metres from each other, connected by a scenic road lined with cypress trees. There is no lack of comfort among all this tradition. All of the units are equipped with cable and Wi-Fi internet connection, cable TV, and air conditioning.
LA CASA DI RODO
Loc. Catena, Quarrata (PT)
“La Casa di Rodo” is a rural structure at the foothill of Tizzana, an ancient hunting lodge of the Medici family, rulers of Florence. Over the years the manor, along with the surrounding estate, has been redesigned and enlivened and is now completely accessible to the most demanding “modern travellers.”
In its rural context where many animals still wander freely, the owners, who are sensitive to the Art and Design world, have embedded in the environment numerous works of various artists, integrating them with the beauty of the tuscan landscape.
Tuscany: a region that throughout the centuries has managed to protect and preserve the originality and beauty of a rational living model, which we define today as sustainable. In its wonderful territory, rich in history and full of extreme simplicities too, such as the “savory bread”, born from the hands of the same artists which have been able to produce some of the most unforgettable masterpieces.