Villa Baldasseroni History
The Villa was the summer house of Giovanni Baldasseroni ( 1795-1876) , the last Prime Minister of Tuscany, when, as the Grand Duchy, it was part of the Austro Hungarian Empire, until Tuscany became part of a unified Italy in 1859, following the liberation of Italy from foreign rule by Garibaldi and the Savoia Kingdom of Piedmont under Vittorio Emanuele 2nd. Under the Archduke Leopold of Austria, Tuscany had virtual autonomy for internal affairs and had a reputation for progressive administration in terms of agriculture, health and freedom of the Press. Cavour (one of the founders of modern Italy with Garibaldi and Mazzini) referred to Giovanni Baldasseroni as one of the “most able statesmen and administrators he ever knew”, an epitaph which is recorded on a plaque at the entrance of the Villa.
Today the Villa and Granary apartments are the property of Alessandra Baldasseroni who lives with her husband Michael during the summer in the Cellar apartment of Villa Baldasseroni.
For more details see Meet your Hosts page.
From Florence airport, 25 minute drive
Get on the A1 to Rome (about 3 kms from the airport to the right). From the A1 take the “Firenze Impruneta” exit, that will lead directly towards the “superstrada Firenze-Siena” (go towards Siena). Take the third exit “Bargino” (after second exit San Casciano), then left through village of Calzaiolo, after which left turn for San Pancrazio (7 kms) crossing river at Ponte Rotto. In San Pancrazio take a right towards Lucignano/San Quirico. After 500 meters on the left you’ll see the Villa gates at 336 Via Romita.
From Rome, 3 hours drive
Take the A1 towards Florence, exiting at “ Firenze Impruneta”, that will lead directly towards the “superstrada Firenze-Siena” (go towards Siena). Take the third exit “Bargino” (after second exit San Casciano), then left through village of Calzaiolo, after which left turn to San Pancrazio (7 kms) crossing river at Ponte Rotto. In San Pancrazio take a right towards Lucignano/San Quirico. After 500 meters on the left you’ll see the Villa gates at 336 Via Romita.
From Pisa Galileo Galilei airport about 1 hour 30 minutes drive
On leaving airport Exit, take right direction on superstrada ( double carriage highway ) for Firenze. Pass all exits, which also include Pontedera and Empoli, taking exit for Ginestra which is exit after that for Montelupo. Bypass Ginestra following signs for Cerbaia. Turn right in town centre direction Montespertoli and up hill. At top take left direction San Quirico and San Pancrazio. Pass San Quirico. After about 3 kms you will see San Pancrazio sign before which take sharp 360 degree turn into Villa wrought iron gates entrance, 336 Via Romita.
Feel free to contact us for more detailed directions from any city you will be arriving from. Below find the approximate distances for nearby cities:
- Florence – 19 miles/33 km
- San Casciano – 5 miles/8 km
- Montespertoli – 7 miles/12 km
- San Gimignano – 18 miles/30 km
- Siena – 33 miles/54 km
- Arezzo – 61 miles/99 km
- Cortona – 76 miles/ 123 km
- Lucca – 45 miles/ 72 km
- Montecatini Terme – 45 miles/ 72 km
- Roma – 183 miles/ 295 km
Via Romita 336
50025 - Montespertoli (FI)
P.I. IT 04114740485
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