Majestic luxury villa for sale in Florence
This extraordinary luxury villa for sale is located in a small town in the outskirts of Florence, with a panoramic position over the city and it surroundings.
The estate as we see it today, with its Rococo and Neo-Baroque finishings, dates back to the early 1900s and is composed of the main villa (around 1,200 m2 big), a church, a big classic style theatre, the keeper's lodge, a conservatory, a wonderful independent house, a small castle and a house in the park, besides the sheds, stables and various ruins.
The estate was built on a preexisting 19th-century building which belonged to a family owning many properties and lands in the area. The works were impressive, with the participation of the best architects and artists working in Florence at the time. An avant-garde, self-producing electric system was installed to light the villa and its park, at least 10 years before the advent of electricity in the area.
The interiors are mainly in Art Nouveau style and are richly decorated with stuccos and paintings. Each room has been decorated and furnished by following a different theme such as myths or allegories.
The ground floor is home to the state and living rooms: a dining room with wooden ceiling, the library, the music room, the oriental-style smoking room, the billiard room and some other extra rooms.
From the gallery on top of the stairs there are two parallel corridors running along the facade, this is where the bedrooms are located.
A large half woods-half lawn park surrounds the property, it is enclosed by stone walls and accessible through a monumental, Art Nouveau style gate in wrought iron. The park is home to a charming accessible artificial cave, fountains, flights of steps and luxuriant flower beds.
The princely chapel dedicated to St. George and the theatre were built in 1904, with the stables, sheds and various other annexes also being built in the same period.
The villa enjoyed its maximum splendor in the time between the two world wars, when the park was used as a perfect frame for village fairs and religious processions, in virtue of its position on the highest part of the city centre. Today, it still has that timeless charm and it still is a real dream home in the heart of Tuscany.
price: 5M to 10M
Type: luxury villa
Internal surface: 12,000 m2
External surface: 9.5 hectares
Main villa: 1,500 m2
House in the park
Park: 3.5 hectares
Woods and land: 6 hectares
Florence 16 km – Fiesole 31 km – San Casciano Val di Pesa 26 km – Montespertoli 31 km – Greve in Chianti 39 km – Montecatini Terme 38 km - San Gimignano 62 km – Park of Florence Golf Club 8 km – Florence Airport 10 km – Highway exit 2 kmRef: 1597
price: 5M to 10M
Tuscany Florence - hills
Florence, in the heart of Tuscany, is universally recognised as a city of art, thanks to its incalculable heritage of works, palaces and monuments which transform the city’s streets 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 dome is accompanied by Giotto’s bell tower and the Baptistery of St. John, with its famous bronze doors.
The river Arno runs through the middle of the city which is full of beautiful luxury villas for sale. The most famous of the bridges crossing the river, the Ponte Vecchio, is adorned with jewellery 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. 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.