The perfect location for a wedding or special occasion, Villa La Ferdinanda, in Artimino, shines like a diamond on top of a hill, at the end of a picturesque tree-lined avenue. The estate, commissioned by Grand Duke Ferdinand I de’ Medici, was one of the Medici’s favourite summer homes. The Barco Reale was created in the Montalbano hills, an area that helped to protect game for hunting purposes.
The villa’s roofs are dotted with chimneys of various sizes that make it distinguishable from a distance, hence its nickname the Villa of a Hundred Chimneys.
In the kitchen and cellar, visitors can see one of the earliest prototypes of the spit roast, made according to Leonardo da Vinci’s design.
The villa is protected by UNESCO, alongside the other Medici villas and gardens in Tuscany.