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The types of our rooms are as follows:

DUS Room (double room single use)
Double Room
Duplex Room (made up of two communicating rooms, with bathroom access from one of the rooms)
Plus room (made up of two separate rooms and a corridor from which there is access to the bathroom.

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In a warm and charming atmosphere, the Villa Morghen is a hotelvacation home in Florence that is renown for:

• For its charming structure, important history and tradition that make it a unique and exclusive place.;
• For its position in Florence, inside the city but in the hills in an privileged area where , tranquillity is guaranteed during your stay;
• For the friendly and discrete atmosphere that will guarantee you a warm welcome and the pleasure to experience a “different” Florence thanks to the precious and authentic information that our staff will be able to provide you;
• For the possibility of using our personalized services that will respond to your particular needs and allow you a vacation complete with every comfort.

History

The Villa is from the 15th century, the house belonged to the heirs of Jacopo di Bartolomeo da Settignano, a stone-carver well known for his important works. In 1632 the villa was bought by the Reverend Giovanni Sborrini, rector of San Leonardo in Arcetri who upon his death in 1650 gave the property to the friars of Santa Croce, who became the owners until the congregation was suppressed.

The historic medieval building was then passed on to various owners until when in 1875, Raffaello Morghen sold it to the Benedictine Congregation of the Olivetana of Monte Oliveto, and important medieval order founded by Beato Bernardo Tolomei in the 14th century in the Crete Senesi, and from here it was diffused in the whole world. The transformation of the ancient villa into a monastery involved enlarging the building to which was added a new wing and the church in a Neo-Gothic style.

In 2001 the Benedicting Congretation of the Olivetana established together with a group of young Florentine entrepreneurs who with the purpose of promoting traditional artistic and social culture of Florence in Tuscany.

Territory

Villa Morghen is situated on the hill of Settignano in the area east of Florence. Settignano, a small village in the striking location of the Florentine hills, has its origins in the legend of its founder, Settimio Severo, Roman Emperor. From the Renaissance on, Settignano has been inhabited by many stone cutters who work the local limestone.

The workshops of the stone carvers of Settignano, like those of Benedetto da Maiano or Desiderio of Settignano, produced many precious works of art, like Michelangelo who lived here in his youth. Villa Moghen is located along the path of the stone cutters, an ancient path that the cutters used to go back and forth to the quarries of Maiano.

Today Settignano is completed immersed in the Fiorentine suburb, and is part of the ANPIL of Mensola (Natural Protected Area of Local Interest), rich in itineraries of art and nature and trekking trails. This territory offers characteristic landscapes of silent, rolling hills, dotted with olive groves and groups of cypress trees that surround the many historical villas built on its hill.

Settignano has always been considered the perfect place for periods of rest, study, and meditation. Many famous Italians and foreigners were born or have lived in Settignano like Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Tommaseo, Raffaello Morghen, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Eleonora Duse, Aldo Palazzeschi, Telemaco Signorini, Augusto Novelli, Leo Stein, Bernardo Berenson, and Mark Twain.




Villa Morghen is located in Florence on the Settignano hill, in a peaceful area, far from confusion ...
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