Luxury apartment in Florence inside a prestigious villa
This luxury apartment is part of an ancient and prestigious villa dating back to the XVth century and located on the hilltop immediately south of Florence. The property in Italy has been home to important Florentine families and nobility and was a place of study for Galileo Galilei. Over the course of time the building has been subject to structural modifications, in particular at the beginning of the XIX century during a radical restoration which significantly modified the style and utilised architectural elements from other buildings which includes the two foreparts of the façade into which a Renaissance portico was inserted originating from a church. Facing the road the building is decorated with a loggetta with a large serlian arcade supported by columns on top of which a terrace is located. The building is enriched not only by its history and prestige but also by its artistic importance, evidenced by the important frescoes of the "dancing nudes" occupying a part of the walls in one of the rooms on the ground floor, attributed to the famous Renaissance artist Antonio del Pollaiolo.
Immersed in the tranquility of the Tuscan hills the apartment lies on the second floor of the villa offering a small number of luxury homes and boasts a magnificent view over Florence from the windows. It has a surface area of roughly 230m2 and is composed of the entrance, kitchen and dining area, two en-suite bedrooms, a sitting room with fire place, a further bedroom and a third bathroom, laundry room and box room A recent rennovation includes high quality finishings, hand made terracotta floors and the ceilings remade using wooden beams and antique terracotta tiles. The quality and attention to detail render this property warm and welcoming. The whole building is surrounded by a park composed of woodland, olive trees and lawns and meadows. A rarity for apartments in Italy for sale, this luxury home includes a small private garden area ideal for eating out over the summer.
Lucca km 55 – Pisa km 70 – Siena km 50 - Forte dei Marmi km 75 - Monte Abetone km 48 - Terme di Montecatini km 35 - Golf Club Poggio dei Medici km 30 - Florence airport km 5 - Highway exit: Firenze Nord exit km 2.
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Florence is universally recognised as a city of art, thanks to its incalculable storehouse of works, which transform the city’s streets and plazas into a vibrant open-air museum. The heart of Florence is Piazza della Signoria, dominated by the towering Palazzo Vecchio and the Galleria degli Uffizi. Just a few steps away is the Cathedral, where Brunelleschi’s superb cathedral is accompanied by Giotto’s bell tower and the Baptistery of St. John, with its celebrated bronze doors. The River Arno, which runs through the middle of the city, has played a role in Florentine history on a par with that of the city’s residents. Over the centuries, the people of Florence have maintained a love-hate relationship with the Arno, which has provided the city with both commercial advantage and disastrous floods. The most famous of the bridges crossing the river, the Ponte Vecchio, is adorned with jewellers shops housed in small cabins attached to the bridge, a construction technique found nowhere else in the world. Carrying Vasari’s noble corridor from one bank to the other, the Ponte Vecchio was also the only Florentine bridge to make it through the Second World War without suffering any damage.
In addition to the Uffizi, Florence has other museums that would be the chief artistic attraction in almost any other large city, while the Florentines can also boast that they possess the most striking of both female and male beauty in art: Botticelli’s Venus and Michelangelo’s David. One of the UNESCO’s treasures of the human heritage, the magnificence of Florence’s historic core can also be admired from Forte Belvedere, the Piazzale Michelangelo and the Fiesole Hill, which offers one of the most striking views of the Arno Valley. The left bank of the Arno, or the "Oltrarno", is an area that still provides a feel, amidst its centuries-old crafts shops, of the Florence of yesteryear, as described by Vasco Pratolini and Marcello Vannucci.