Villa and Park
Story of a family and an out-of-the-ordinary mansion.
Villa Le Mozzete
Listed among the Italian Heritage Residences, Villa Corsini Le Mozzete, is located in Mugello, in Scarperia e San Piero (along the via Bolognese) 24km from the centre of Florence, 12km from the motorway exit of Barberino, 6km from the Mugello racetrack and 4km from the Poggio dei Medici Golf Club.
The Villa Le Mozzete is a large country house that accommodated up to a hundred guests and staff. It gathered family and friends in the summer and during the hunting season for sports and other entertainment, such as the small theater where the various family members reenacted comedies and theatrical plays.
Le Mozzete is an ideal venue to gather large groups of people, celebrate weddings or welcome groups of friends, family and business colleagues for short and longer periods of time. You will enjoy the villa and the park with its tennis and swimming pool, all just a few kilometres from Florence.
Experience the pleasure of the Tuscan countryside
The History of the Villa
Villa Corsini Le Mozzete is the extension of a 6th century Lombard tower, which was part of the Ubaldini county.
The tower was cut off (thereby giving the name Mozzete) in the late Middle Ages. Property of the Medici,
it passed to some prestigious Florentine families to end up with the Marquises Rinuccini and the Princes Corsini.
For the marriage between Eleonora Rinuccini and Neri Corsini in 1834, Villa Le Mozzete was extended with the addition of front halls, frescoed with the coat of arms of the new couple’s lineage, and overlooking the romantic English park. During the period of Florence capital of Italy, (1865-1871), the Villa hosted prominent figures including the first King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II.
A look at the precious park
The park, transformed into a romantic English garden in the first half of the 19th century and further embellished
at the time of the unification of Italy, has a large heart-shaped central lawn which can be accessed
by passing under two magnificent weeping beech trees.
The park contains secular trees, among which a Lebanese cedar stands out. It is breathtaking and is listed as one of the monumental trees of Italy. This cedar grew from a pinecone brought as a gift by the French poet Alphonse de Lamartine that originated from a tree dedicated to him in the mountains of Lebanon. Among the other monumental plants, there are the other two varieties of cedars, the one of the Atlas Mountains in Africa and the Himalayan one, as well as fastigiate cypress oaks, weeping beeches, sequoias, yews, pines, Ginkgo biloba, magnolias and Liriodendron-Tulip trees….