The Fattoria I Ricci, an ancient 17th century estate situated on the lush Tuscan hills set against the backdrop of the spectacular Apennines, offers its guests the opportunity to relax in a thoroughly natural environment and not only provides the perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday in a totally natural environment but offers it guests comfort and quality.
The complex is composed of the Villa Padronale, the family quarters, the romantic La Casina, an early 20th century wooden structure situated near the main building, and the La Fattoria just behind that with 3 Apartments.
The Fattoria is surrounded by a luxuriant park of age-old trees, which includes rare exemplars, in the middle of which we find a swimming pool with a breathtaking view of the valley below. Olive groves & vineyards surround the estate and provide the extra-virgin olive oil and wine.
The accurate renovation of the ground floor of the Fattoria has equipped the structure with two huge Sale for special event.
THE ESTABLISHMENT: Great attention was given to the original antique structure throughout the restoration making it possible to maintain the building’s unique quality and characteristics. The complex is composed of the Villa, the family quarters, the romantic La Casina, a wooden structure situated near the main building, and the La Fattoria just behind that.The estate was once the economic centre of the area: it had an oil mill where peasants brought olives to be ground, as well as a carpenter’s shop, a vat-room and a wine-cellar where the ancient entrance for carts still stands.The accurate renovation of the ground floor of the Fattoria has equipped the structure with two huge Sale furnished with fine Tuscan period pieces.The sand stone steps that lead to the first floor take us to 3 Apartments (Pendolino, Leccino, Frantoio) and an adjoining laundry room that provides every convenience. The run of a fabulous park with aage old Cedars of Lebanon, Sequoias and an enormous century old Holm Oak.
THE HALLS: The Mugello hillside offers a particularly enchanting backdrop for Weddings and Special Events.
The Fattoria (on the ground floor) once held a Tinaia (vat-room), a Frantoio (oil mill), and Falegnameria (carpenter’s shop); today after a thorough renovation, one side of the floor holds two huge halls complete with typical Tuscan beamed ceilings, antique Tuscan furniture and other period pieces, an enormous sand stone fireplace, as well as a professional-style kitchen, which make it perfect for catered events, and two bathrooms.The other side of the floor holds the Vecchio Frantoio hall. In this fully renovated room we can still admire age old stone presses for crushing olives.This particularly characteristic room is ideal for unsophisticated Buffet-style events.The greater Saloni, Vecchio Frantoio and the Park are available for private parties and events.
DISTANCES: • 4 Km to the Vicchio Railway Station
• 4 Km to Vicchio (Shops, Pharmacy, Bank, etc)
• 12 Km to Borgo San Lorenzo
• 17 Km to the Mugello International Circuit
• 20 Km to Poggio dei Medici Golf Course
• 25 Km to Lake Bilancino
• 30 Km to Barberino Outlet Factory Store
• 30 Km to The Mall Il Leccio Outlet
• 40 Km to Peretola Airport in Florence
• 40 Km to Firenze
• 100 Km to Bologna
• 110 Km to Siena
• 110 Km to Lucca
• 130 Km to Pisa
• 130 Km to Versilia