La Tavernaccia, a florentine villa from the 18th century, is solid, square, a bit superb, disdainful, on top of a hill. Romantic and machiavellian at the same time, a summary of the italian spirit.

The Second World War

Precisely for this position, in early August of 1944 during the Second World War, Maori, New Zealand and Australian troops fought arms around La Tavernaccia against the rear guards of the Nazi army occupying Florence. That very silent and detached Arcadia from the world suddenly became bitter and bloody. Melee of commandos between the olive trees, day and night and Tavernaccia, precisely because it dominated the landscape, became the headquarters of the Strategic Command which decided on tactics and battle orders. The dreaded Tiger tanks, the pride of the Nazi army, were also used. Very few prisoners. In the trunks of the olive groves of the small valley, where there is now the tennis court and the swimming pool, years ago, traces of those fights were still found: splinters, bullets, fragments of bombs exploded. It didn't last long. Florence was freed on 11 August 1944. **DANTE MATELLI, National Geographics**

An experience
like no other

Here at Villa La Tavernaccia, Tuscan hospitality meets the high standards and elegance of the world’s best châteaux in a timeless fairytale setting.
The only way to understand it is to try it.