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Casa Machiavelli

50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
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Villa Machiavelli and Saraceni Vineyard

My husband and I visited Villa Machiavelli while on tour during September 2017. The landscape and... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Mytravelbucket
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San Diego, California
Simply Amazing

This place is stunning and the Host Simone Was extremely nice and friendly, we can't thank him... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
MichelSalvatore
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London, United Kingdom
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Steeped in history: the thick stone walls and cellars, and the vineyards and landscape beyond were home to Niccolò Machiavelli during his troubled, creative exile from Florence. He would eat and play cards every day at the Albergaccio inn, and at night, in the library, he would read the classics that inspired his rapid drafting of The Prince. Beautifully restored, it has preserved the rustic, elegant cuisine of the Tuscan Renaissance with a wine-making tradition of the highest calibre.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
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50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

My husband and I visited Villa Machiavelli while on tour during September 2017. The landscape and villa are outstanding. Sitting on the patio and enjoying the Tuscan scenery was memorable. I was thrilled that upon entering the villa there was a wonderful tile of The...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This place is stunning and the Host Simone Was extremely nice and friendly, we can't thank him enough. Huge breakfast with a wonderful view

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We were with a group of 16 and had a private room for dining. It was a special experience. We entered the Casa and took a tour. Machiavelli painting was on the wall. We then went through a tunnel to the restaurant (it wasn't save...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been driving past this restaurant for years wondering what the food was like but having our fav further down the road we never tried. Well, our fav was full and this was second best we were happy this senerio played...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant' atmosphere was as though we stepped back in time. We toured the wine cellars, the villa itself and shown to the elegant dining room. Our host presented himself in a burgundy velvet vintage suit. He gave us background information of how he lived...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Fun evening in a group setting. staff are very friendly. Enjoyed the food, but the beef was a bit dry (Seems to be an Italian thing). We all really enjoyed the wines and Champagne. The rest of the food was good

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The casa where Machiavelli lived for a couple of years is well preserved. The meal served on the terrace was delicious and the care and attention from the staff was excellent. Visited as part of an Insight tour.

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Michavalli I recently was on a Traflagar tour of Europe via trains, your restaurant of several that I got to experience on my celebration trip. I turn 65 and decided to celebrate via a train trip. Your restaurant /winery was to die for. The tour...More

Thank Becky V
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

We visited for a meal as part of a Trafalgar tour. It was our favorite meal and outing. The staff was very friendly and enthusiastic. From the blue aperitif to the final course it was a fun night. They has a musical trio that was...More

Thank LankyOmaha
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Our dinner experience at Casa Machiavelli was by far my favorite night and "optional tour" of the 10 day Trafalgar trip we took. The grounds -the setting of Casa Machiavelli is absolutely stunning. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and it feels like you are in...More

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