The oldest notice of the “place called Gamberaia” dates back to the second half of the fourteenth century when a farmhouse belonged to the nuns of S. Martino a Mensola. The name probably referred to the presence of freshwater shrimp (“gamberi”) in local ponds or streams. At the end of the fourteenth century the property was purchased by Matteo di Domenico Gamberelli, father of the famous sculptors and architects Antonio and Bernardo Gamberelli, surnamed Rossellino. In 1610, the new owner Zanobi Lapi completed the construction of the manor house and in the following decades his nephews laid out the main areas of the gardens.
This gorgeous Villa is just 15 minutes of car away from the center of Florence, in a stunning position overlooking the city centre and the valley.
The villa is renowned for its incredible gardens. Luxurious halls in the villa are available for memorable weddings. The villa and its guest houses also offer self-catering vacation rental accommodations for a pleasant holiday in Tuscany.
Bespoke symbolic ceremonies can take place on the grounds of the villa.
The main Villa at Gamberaia may be rented in its entirety for stays as well as events. The ground floor of the Villa is made of two elegantly appointed halls, an interior colonnaded courtyard and various salons that are available for receptions. The large salon on the ground floor opens onto the grass terrace with a superb view of Florence.
Wedding banquets are arranged with a catering service.
There are 20 double rooms available in 4 guest houses located in the same property.
The main villa provides accommodation for up to 18 persons, for a total capacity of 38 guests, with possibility to add 4 extra beds.