The Villa, guardian of time

The Villa, which dates back to the early 17th century, is situated in the middle of a magnificent countryside, surrounded by olive trees and perennial plants. The building, with the central tower, has a square-shaped main part which is the oldest and a side wing of the early 20th century. At the beginning of the 17th century it belonged to Sir Marcantonio Andrea Lippi, member of an ancient Ghibelline family, the Geri, ascribed to nobility “ab immemorabili”. The 16th of November 1768 the Villa was bought by Antonio Rinaldi Mascagni, and by succession came up to us, Giacomo and Betty.

Some rooms have vaults, some other have wooden beams. On the first floor there is a precious library where the family archive is kept; here the rooms are characterized by floors and decorations of the 17th and 19th century. The top floor stands out for the original ancient cotto floor and the ascending tower from which you can enjoy a unique sight. There is a large terrace on the right side of the Villa which offers guests a bird’s eye view of the surrounding countryside.

Park, garden and olive grove

The park consists of wide gardens with boxwood hedges, Lebanon cedars, horse chestnuts, noble laurel bushes and oaks among which “Bella di Ceciliano” that gives its name to this charming residence. It is a magnificent tree of and estimated age of about 400 years and mentioned in the Arezzo annals of historical trees. This beautiful and rare plant has a trunk with a circumference of over 5 meters and a foliage that goes up to 25 meters. The name “Bella” was given to this durmast tree by the State Forestry Corps. It often happens that the young couples, who marry in the small church of San Romano in Ceciliano, take their picture next to the magnificent Bella’s trunk.

Inside the bright and cheerful atmosphere of the Villa you will feel like crossing three perfectly preserved centuries of history.

“We have lovingly kept these places with the purpose to provide our guests with a stylish and cozy holiday… like floating on time… but with all the comforts.”