Brunelleschi Castle For Sale Near Florence
Three popes stayed here: Leo X, Clement VII and Paul III Farnese
Designed by the architect during the early building of the Dome of Florence’s Cathedral
In the heart of Tuscany, near Florence, there is this extraordinary castle for sale, an ancient manor built by a noble family in the 15th century.
Without doubt one of the most beautiful castles of this region, it has been occupied by a large number of illustrious guests: popes and kings that have chosen this venue for great events: the main reception hall still presents an epigraph commemorating the visit of Pope Paul III Farnese in 1541.
The charm of its 600 years of history is alive still today and this extraordinary historic building maintains a totally majestic allure with its sumptuous frescoed halls, its loggias, courtyard, its marvelous garden and a reception hall that can sit up to 180 guests for unforgettable events.
The great, Renaissance-style internal courtyard is an ideal relaxing setting for dining “al fresco”.
Positioned on top of a hill and well protected by moats, tall walls and turrets, this prestigious residence is rich in history and charm, surrounded by the picturesque Tuscan countryside and by olive groves and vineyards that allow this modern and efficient working castle estate to produce extra virgin olive oil and prime wines, aged in its ancient wine cellars.
This historic castle features a vast number of outstanding architectural details: crenelated walls, four corner turrets, a clock tower, an internal courtyard with etched plasterwork, a loggia with four arches and a private chapel for religious functions. In the loggia there is also an ancient water well for collecting rain water, which was once was a secret underground passage leading outside the castle.
A walkway surrounds the whole perimeter of the tall walls, which offer a view of the whole valley.
This luxurious property is surrounded by approximately 1,200 m2 of grounds featuring olive groves, vineyards, a hamlet with an 18th-century villa and no less than 25 farmhouses that are also part of this complex for sale.
- Olive grove
- Arable land
- Swimming pool
- Panoramic terrace
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Price: On Application Ref: 9616