|Villa Castelletti is located:
15 km from the center of Florence
10 km from the center of Prato
6 km from highway A 1 exit "Firenze Signa"
10 km from highway A 1 exit "Firenze Nord"
5 km from highway A 11 exit "Prato Est"
8 km from highway A 11 exit "Prato Ovest"
12 km from Empoli
Location of Villa Castelletti
The origin of the Villa probably dates
back to the beginning of the 15th C. The oldest known owners are the Strozzi.
It went from Strozzi to the Lapi, from the Uguccione to the Cavalcanti, whose
direct branch - that of the poet Guido, Dante's friend - died out in the 18th C.
and continued in the hands of the Cattani-Cavalcanti. It was precisely the
Cavalcanti family which added another two wings on to the villa main structure,
over which a second floor was built, along with the roof-terrace which today is
the symbol of Villa Castelletti. In the last century, under the guidance of Count
Leopoldo Cattani Cavalcanti, the property underwent an important period and
transformed into a model estate. Surely the most significant initiative was
the foundation of the Instituto Agrario Filantropico (Philanthrophic Agrarian
At the end of the 19th C. the Montagliari Counts of German origin by the name
of Meyer settled there. The complex today is run by a company which - out of
love for the environment and history - brings life into the Villa though
cultural initiatives and communication events.
Panoramic view of Villa Castelletti
||Located among the hills west of Florence
in the midst of a large park with secular trees, its refined Tuscan nature makes
Villa Castelletti an ideal site to organize and hold special events.
The 18th C. structure built on a pre-Renaissance facility was finely restored
and enhanced through modern architectural integrations which multiplied its space,
yet preserved its intimate atmosphere. The guest becomes part of nature´s events
in the evocative change of seasons as he goes from spacious halls located in the
old, main part of the villa to the restored wine cellar - the "Cantine",
and from the conference hall to the large Giardino d´Inverno whose modern
glass structure runs from the back of the Villa to the park.
A flexible facility able to host conferences, conventions, fashion shows, exhibits,
company meeting and receptions, the Villa will truly make every event a memorable
|Villa Castelletti overlooks a secular park
of seven hectares with a charming lake. The ground floor - the "piano nobile"
- consists of the following rooms or "Sale": Rossa, Verde, del Capitano
and del Teatro. They are styled in the classical 19th C. fashion, with cross vaults
and painted wooden caisson ceilings, antique fireplace in pierra serena and flooring
in cotto (unglazed quarry tile).
The antique courtyard which faces the park is today the Giardino d´Inverno.
Its inestimable structure in cast iron and glass create a functional hall which
can host an audience of up to 200 seated people for conferences and conventions.
The space enjoys radiant natural light through the large external glass walls.
Automatic adjustable panels make it possible to completely darken the area.
The Giardino d´Inverno can also host receptions or banquets for up to 550
guests. The "Cantine" floor offers a typically Tuscan atmosphere with
barrel vaults where the red color of the cotto and exposed bricks highlight the
white walls, making a perfect backdrop for exhibits and shows. This floor is composed
of 6 halls, the "F" hall being a conference area equipped to seat 300