Luxury estates in Tuscany

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Magnificent and elegant luxury villa in Tuscany built in 1893 in the late Tuscan Renaissance style that dominates the plain of Pistoia and offers a spectacular panoramic view towards Florence. The exclusive villa near Florence is a testimony of the aesthetic culture of the end of the century and of the taste of high society of that time, with the creation of unique and exclusive artifacts and locals for the most important persons of the nobility and of the rich international community that, at that time, was attending Florence.

The most famous artist-decorators then active in Tuscany, such as Peter Baldoncoli Francesco Morini, Mariano Coppedè and Giuseppe Michelucci, participated in the realization of this residence, which is typical of Sixteenth-century style and it was celebrated as a dwelling worthy of the Renaissance. The interiors feature rich finishes, beautiful antique furnishings and wonderful wall-paintings.

The access to the villa opens onto a large entrance hall with two staircases decorated with a rich wrought iron banisters and beautiful painted vaults in the style of Poccetti and Vasari. Crossing the hall it is possible to reach the magnificent main living room with a beautiful painted vaults and a majestic fireplace, the dining room and the billiard room with wood paneling and doors with pediments carved by the same artists who created the finest furniture for this, one of the most exclusive homes in Italy.

Floors represent out-and-out models of decorative art. Eclectic language expressed also in the stable, in rustic style, and in the accessories of the kennel, of the aviary and of the ice-house. Also the organization of the terracing and of the garden, that presents a big grass with a cave, a flight of steps and a fountain, was object of particular care, drawing on the historic tradition and from the language of the styles.

The villa arranges of a large ground in part used as park ( 6,5 he), olive groves and vineyards (20 he) and wood (23,5 he). The mall below it is a level land that it is used as tennis court. The villa is served from two private sources that merge into two big pool to satisfy the water demand of the beautiful italian garden of 2,5 hectares and for the houses.
Technical Details
Interiors surface: about 4500 m2
Exteriors surface: 52,5 he
Main Villa: 3900 m2
Stable and kennel: 400 m2
Secondary villa: 200 m2
swimming pool
n. 2 greenhouses
tennis court
panoramic terrace
Italian garden: 2,5 he
parkland: 6,5 he
olive trees and vineyards: 20 he
wood: 23,5 he
total ground area: 52,5 he

Pistoia km 1 – Florence km 38 – Lucca km 35 – Pisa km 50 - Forte dei Marmi km 60 - Thermal facilities km 11 - Golf club km 10 - Florence airport km 30 - Highway exit: A1 Pistoia km 1.
Ref: 0269
price: On Application

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Tuscany Pistoia

The original core settlement of Pistoia was built on a type of floodplain formed by sediment from the Ombrone stream. While it is true that this initial Roman oppidum was built to support the troops on the occasion of the Liguria Wars, there are also traces of earlier populations and ethnic groups in the area. Though it did not yet exist at the time of Hannibal’s invasion during the Second Punic War, the town soon took on noteworthy importance, thanks to its position on the Via Cassia. After becoming a territorial district of the Byzantine Empire, the town fell to the Longobards, whose presence is still well documented by local place names. The Germanic domination gave way to that of the Franks, albeit peacefully, and a closed, self-sufficient type of economy became the norm for the town: feudalism arrived, with the Counts of the Guidi and Cadolingi families fighting over possession of Pistoia and the surrounding territory.
In the 12th century, a newfound wellbeing led the population to increase fourfold, and trade also grew. But Pistoia’s good fortune irritated Florence, which tried to take advantage of large-scale political motives, such as points of conflict between the Papacy and the Holy Roman Empire, in order to openly challenge the enemy city, which was ultimately forced into subjugation by Florence. In 1348 the plague broke out in Pistoia, as it did in the rest of Europe as well, inflicting large demographic and economic losses, a situation that remained unchanged until the 17th century, when Giulio Rospigliosi, a native of Pistoia, was elected Pope under the name of Clement IX.
The city’s definitive revival came under the Lorena family, and it became increasingly independent, to the point where, during the wars of Italian Unification, it dared to move against the Austrians. In the nineteen-twenties, when the fascist regime designated Pistoia as one of the new provincial seats, Mussolini chose the city because of its reputation of devotion to Italian unity and resistance against foreign occupiers.