Information and Historical Background
Immersed in the green hills just ten minutes from the center of Florence, Villa La Torrossa is a place of historical significance and provides an elegant setting for meetings, receptions, gala dinners and events.
The original building, a palazzo belonging to the Parenti family, dates to the fifteenth century. In the main hall are preserved an original frescoed tabernacle with a crucifix and a large stone hearth with the coat of arms of the Bellacci family, also of Florence. In subsequent centuries, the palazzo passed through different local families: the Mazzei, the Pratesi, and after 1760, the Perini. The neo-Gothic architectural extensions - including the tower to which the villa owes its name - were added between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century.
At the end of the nineteenth century, the villa became the residence of the famous painter and engraver Arnold Böcklin. In 1895, Böcklin purchased Villa Bellagio just a few hundred meters from Villa La Torrossa. The Villa Bellagio, now called Villa Böcklin, became his definitive residence.
Until the mid-thirties, Villa La Torrossa was home to the Chilean sculptor Rebeca Matte Inhiguez, who used the large building behind the villa as an atelier. Various works by Matte, particularly copies of famous classical sculptures, are displayed around the property. A copy of Nike of Samothrace, the famous Greek sculpture preserved in the Louvre, dominates the garden adjacent to the villa.
The villa today
Today Villa La Torrossa is the ideal setting for exclusive events, meetings and receptions, thanks to its elegant spaces. In summer the evocative terrace is a perfect setting for coffee breaks, cocktails, or dinners. The meeting rooms are all filled with natural light and can be arranged according to the needs of the guests.
Our staff provides world-class hospitality for all events at Villa La Torrossa, including support and assistance for all stages of planning and associated activities.
Villa La Torrossa benefits from an especially privileged location. The small town of Fiesole, just ten minutes from the center of Florence, is well-connected to main roads, and is renowned for its panoramic views.
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Area: 66 sqm
Maximum capacity: 60 people
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