Hotel Villa Cappugi, a paradise on earth at the gates of Pistoia

Villa Cappugi is the bleisure destination that I have chosen to design luxury appointments immersed in history and nature.

I had the pleasure of spending a regenerating and inspiring stay at Villa Cappugi. A 4 star hotel in Pistoia among the most appreciated in the area and internationally famous. An ancient country villa immersed in the history and nature of Pistoia where the knowledge of Tuscan tradition and modern comforts are harmoniously combined.

The charm of Hotel Villa Cappugi

Hotel Villa Cappugi is the ideal place for leisure and business stays. Spacious and elegant rooms, warm and welcoming atmosphere, tours and excursions, tasting of fine Tuscan wines, give shape to the most authentic Tuscan style.

The elegant structure is equipped with numerous services both for those who want to achieve total relaxation and for those who are looking for a peaceful corner where to elevate business to a new level. The Congress Center, the large and well-equipped meeting rooms and the widespread wifi make it a perfect bleisure destination. The crystal clear swimming pool, the lush garden, the tennis court and the five-a-side football field complete a unique experience.

A sense of well-being and wonder in front of the wonder, desire and joy of discovering the bucolic surrounding nature. This is the state of mind that guided and inspired me, step by step, among the paths, the olive trees and the cypresses, in a landscape designed by the sweet lines of the Tuscan hills.

Adjacent to the modern structure is Villa Cappugi, the noble residence that once belonged to the Cappugi family of Milan. The family used to spend their summer vacations in this harmonious villa immersed in the countryside of Pistoia.

The historic building is characterized by a timeless classical atmosphere. The exteriors are distinguished by the Tuscan canons of architecture. The suites and the interior rooms are decorated with chandeliers in precious glass, frescoes, marble and many other refined details that give life to a timeless style and great charm.



These are the views that greeted me in the city dominated by the dome of the Basilica of Our Lady of Humility, one of the few in the world with a double dome. Founded in Roman times on the basis of ancient Etruscan settlements, Pistoia is a magical place rich in echoes of the past that has always inspired artists and poets.

A unique city that retains its medieval charm. Piazza del Duomo, with the Palazzo di Giano, the Cathedral and the bell tower, the Palazzo dei Vescovi, the iconic Baptistery and the imposing Palazzo Pretorio, is capable of taking us back in time.


Dubbed as the “enchanted city of stone”, Pistoia is a labyrinth of churches, cloisters, palaces, museums, works of art and monuments at the edges of which rise villages, churches and fortified castles of great beauty.

«[…] T’amo, città di crucci, aspra Pistoia,

pel sangue de’ tuoi Bianchi e de’ tuoi Neri,

che rosseggiar ne’ tuoi palagi fieri

veggo, uom di parte, con antica gioia.»

(Gabriele D’Annunzio, Le città del silenzio: Pistoia)


The history of the nearby Sbertoli Villas

I explored the most secret corners of the sinuous hills at the foot of Hotel Villa Cappugi, silent guardians of ancient stories that are always present. Going out to walk in the nearby areas, I discovered that the Hotel is located on the perimeter at the base of the hills that hide the Ville Sbertoli.

In the nineteenth century they were wonderful villas surrounded by a lush garden from which you could admire the beauty of Pistoia. It is said that the son of the owner suffered from a mental illness that no one could cure. At his death the man donated the property to a pious work that would take care of people with those disorders. By doing so, the boy would be able to live in a sanitary environment that would also make him feel “at home”.


The place was chosen by Dr. Agostino Sbertoli for the particular microclimate, the same that favors the growth of plants in the nurseries, ideal for wellness and physical and mental serenity. It is not by chance that even before him, during the 17th and 18th centuries, various patrician families of Pistoia appreciated the benefits of this singular climate with its exceptional salubrious air. In fact, they built several important villas and farms here.

The complex composed of 26 buildings was soon used as a nursing home and neuro-psychiatric hospital. The structures were closed in 1978 and have been abandoned for over ten years.

An area of 5 hectares swallowed up by nature and mirror of times now remote. From here emerges the majestic central villa, rich in frescoes and secrets, a mysterious place wrapped in a surreal and suspended atmosphere. Still today the palace watches over the city of Pistoia from above.

The ideal location to give life to a new luxury tourism

In addition to exploring the city of Pistoia, the surrounding area and enjoying maximum comfort and relaxation, the stay at Hotel Villa Cappugi was also perfect for holding meetings and gatherings.

A strategic epicenter between the inspections in Lamborghini for the organization of Bull Days Tuscany Reloaded and the development of new and innovative luxury experiences. The hotel in Pistoia was, in fact, a prestigious location to design and give life to a new horizon in luxury tourism.


Stefano Cigana