Surrounded by the magic of the Tuscan countryside, interspersed with eighteenth-century farmhouses, clay cliffs and luxuriant hills covered with olive trees and vineyards, Villa Monsoglio is one of the most sumptuous and important historic residences in Valdarno. This Villa was built on the ruins of an ancient hospital dedicated to St. Catald and called “Ospedale dell’Isoletta” (Islet Hospital). The noble family of Peruzzi, towards the end of the XVII century, turned that hospital into a countryside residence, adorned with very refined frescos and surrounded by a wonderful Italian-style garden that matches the evocative landscape around, which recall’s Da Vinci’s works of art. [show more...]