SPLENDID CASTLE IN FLORENCE
There are documents testifying the existence of this building dating back to the 10th century: in fact it was then a fortification belonging to the Ghibellini family and was probably built between the years 1000 and 1200. It was subsequently converted into a sumptuous villa which has since been passed on among noble families of the area.
In the 19th century great renovation works were directed by a scholar of the Italian neo-gothic architect, Adolfo Coppedè; the restyling affected the façade and the ancient turret, the original formwork and the thick external “filaretto” stone walls still remain today. Inside the small chapel named to S. Jacopo the walls are frescoed and still preserve a piece attributed to the artist Francesco Granacci.
This property includes a total indoor floor surface of 2000 m2 and still preserves the original basement with the cellar and the oil mill. In addition to the main block of the fortification there are a large farmhouse, used as an annex, and a barn. All around there are 17 hectares of grounds, part woods and part olive grove.
A property unique in its kind for its prestige and incalculable historical and cultural value, that art lovers and all those passionate about Italian history will surely appreciate, located just a few steps from the splendid city of Florence in a unique landscape of privacy and tranquillity.
Type: Tuscan castle
Internal surface: 2000 m
External surface:17 ectares
Private chapel with frescos
Tuscany - Florence. Florence 12 km - Prato 15 km - Pistoia 30 km - Siena 50 km - Lucca 80 km - Pisa 80 km - Bologna 80 km.
price: € 4.000.000 - $ 4,808,080 - £ 3,566,560
Castle in Florence
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Tuscany FlorenceFlorence – Tuscany. Florence , county seat of Tuscany , is a city of eternal charm. It is not only the city of a thousand monuments and of many historic buildings. Florence is home to many period villas, located in the city centre and on the outskirts, on the soft hills surrounding “the birth place of the Renassance”.
Florence is located in a scenic position, in a shell shaped valley, similar to an amphitheatre, surrounded by the hills of Cercina, Fiesole, Settignano, Arcetri, Poggio Imperiale and Bellosguardo. These are all localities famous for their period villas and prestigious residences.
There are many attractions in Florence beyond the monuments and the palazzos: the Piazzas (della Signoria, del Duomo, Santa Croce, San Lorenzo, just to name a few), historic theatres (Pergola, Verdi, Goldoni, Niccolini, Pulcini), famuos bridges (the Old Bridge, Santa Trinita, Ponte alle Grazie, Ponte alla Carraia), city walls and gates.
Anyone wanting to purchase a period property will find what is most suitable for their needs here in the beautiful city of Florence.