Villa Vrindavana is located in Tuscany, in the Chianti Hills, just 10 kilomters south of Florence. The villa was built in the 16th century during the Renaissance, and has been the residence of some important personalities. Niccolò Machiavelli found inspiration for writing during his regular walks in the woods of the estate. Surrounding its original Italian garden with central fountain and exotic plants, lies a wooded park of about 220 acres with a lake, organically farmed fields, hundreds of olive trees, and an orchard.
The main building of Villa Vrindavana houses the Museum of Sacred Art. It holds a collection of sculptures and paintings,including a series of impressive paintings by Giampaolo Tomassetti,dedicated to the Mahabharata, the oldest and most extensive epic of human history. The large historical space, about 600 square meters on two floors, accommodates a permanent installation as well as a variety of temporary exhibitions and cultural events. The Museum of Sacred Art is unique and attracts art enthusiasts from all over the world.
Villa Vrinadavana also has a guest house, vedic temple, a fine vegetarian restaurant, renaissance gardens and a yoga center.