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Renovated Stone Farmhouse on the Tuscan Hills in the area of San Gimignano.

Cute typical Tuscan Farmhouse, totally independent, surrounded by a private garden of 2000 square meters. Private swimming pool. 2 covered indoor parking spaces with automatic gates. The property is spread over three floors for a total of 240 square meters. It enjoys excellent southeast exposure and a wide panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and the towers of San Gimignano. Outdoor spaces. -a private garden of 2000 square meters completely fenced and with ground lighting; -a private swimming pool (edge-infinity with salt purification) of 6mt x 12mt h1,30mt; the pool area is furnished with an outdoor shower with hot water, large umbrellas and sun loungers. - The veranda for outdoor lunches and dinners and a barbecue area is directly connected to the kitchen of the house. - The land surrounding the villa includes a vegetable garden planted with seasonal vegetables (about 100 sqm), fruit trees, a small vineyard of table grapes.   Indoor spaces. The Farmhouse is on 3 levels: ground floor, first floor, and basement. The ground floor consists of a single very bright 95 square meters of open space that includes: - living area ; - dining area overlooking the outside; - Kitchen area is fully equipped; from here, you have access to the nice veranda, quite enjoyable for outdoor lunches and dinners, and to the barbecue area; - Bathroom.   The first floor includes: - 1 master bedroom with three windows with a view, large bed 160 * 200cm, private bathroom with shower and bidet, walk-in closet. - 1 double bedroom with extra large bed 180 * 200, with a window overlooking the pool, wardrobe. - 1 bedroom with view furnished with two single beds (which can be joined if necessary) and wardrobe. - 1 large bathroom with a spacious shower and bidet.   The basement ( accessible by an internal large window door and also from the outside) includes : - a bright open space of 40 square meters with a large double bed 160 * 200 (low) and a large wardrobe. - 1 bathroom with a shower - 1 small laundry room.   Wi-Fi system. Independent heating system. Heating and air conditioning Centralized air conditioning system with splits Centralized warming Radiant panel splits the heating system.    

Location: a typical  Tuscan Landscape for your dreamt investment

The property is located in the most typical Tuscan countryside, in the area of the borough of Gambassi Terme. This area is embellished by nearby old towns, full of history and incredible suggestions, close to San Gimignano and Certaldo, some of the most beautiful villages (Borghi) in Italy. Through the famous road known as "la Via Francigena", you can reach Volterra and the Sacro Monte di San Vivaldo, commonly known as the "Jerusalem of Tuscany"! Between 1500 and 1516, a sort of citadel was built in the nearby woods by the Franciscan friars. It was made up of 25 chapels and small temples that reproduced to scale the topography of the Jerusalem of the time. Another example of a historic village near the property is Castelfalfi. Etruscan, Roman, and then Longobard settlement still preserves the mighty fortress with the fortified bastions. This part of the countryside is also known as n area of Green Tourism in Tuscany, surrounded by hills of oak and chestnut woods, farms planted with vines and olive trees; clayey slopes edged with cypresses. To encourage discovery and direct contact with the territory, itineraries have been created that can be traveled on foot, by mountain bike, or even on horseback.    

Why buy a Tuscany Holiday Home close to San Gimignano and Certaldo?

This is a real Tuscany Holiday Home for sale, an exclusive residence where you can also live all year round. Excellent location in a naturalistic context of rare beauty in a dominant position with a truly unique panorama. Dense with historical witnesses, the area is expected to grow in value in the coming years.  This is the ideal  Family Farmhouse for holidays in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. It is also the right one for a possible relocation, to start new businesses, such as hospitality, Agriturismo, or even just a profitable investment for your Family to be exploited several times during the year.   Logistics and Distances: San Gimignano (SI) 10 km Certaldo (Fi), 6 km Volterra (PI) 24 km Florence City and Airport 60 km Pisa City and Airport 62 km Siena, 60 km Livorno, 70 km Highway FI / PI and A1 35 km Highway FI / SI and A1 30 km [post_title] => A Dreamt Farmhouse in Tuscany really exists, close to San Gimignano [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => a-dreamt-farmhouse-in-tuscany-really-exists-close-to-san-gimignano [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-08-15 17:37:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-08-15 15:37:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=40944 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 40843 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2022-08-03 16:13:38 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-08-03 14:13:38 [post_content] =>

FLORENCE - Santa Croce / Piazza Signoria/ Lungarni area

Key features

  • 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Recovered old frescoes on the ceiling
  • High-quality finishings
  • A/c System and independent heating
  • Nestled in the core of the Old Town Florence
  • a quiet apartment in the center with all services and amenities close by
  • Totally refurbished
  • excellent investment for a private user's apartment or for rental business
  • surrounded by the beauties of Florence's history

Luxurious property in the Heart of Old Town Florence.

The apartment is in a 17th-century Renaissance palace in the heart of the center of Florence.   It's nestled between Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza Della Signoria, and Piazza del Duomo. Discover San Giovanni   The apartment is 110 square meters and is located on the 1st floor, reachable by a comfortable staircase, and is characterized by refined interiors and furnishings. It Is composed by : - entrance, - large living room, - dining room - kitchen - 2 large double bedrooms totally soundproofed and complete with a walk-in closet, - 2 bathrooms, one of which is for the exclusive use of one of the two bedrooms. The recent renovation (2018) has been made with much care in every aspect, with cutting-edge solutions in the systems and attention to detail, among which the skillful restoration of the splendid frescoes brought back to their ancient splendor is highlighted. The furnishings are new and elegant, and the amenities are complete. The location of the apartment in the Old Center of Florence is a unique plus. It's literally in between the best areas of the old town: The district of Santa Croce is very popular with tourists and locals alike for its welcoming and familiar atmosphere. In June, the vast square in front of the Basilica hosts the famous "Calcio in Costume" (football festival celebration of the 14th-century version of the soccer matches). Discover Santa Croce   The monumental Piazza Della Signoria is just a few hundred meters from the apartment, and the elegant area of the Lungarni is literally behind the corner. All these areas are much loved by tourists and locals, on the one hand for their powerful historical and noble character and on the other for the welcoming and familiar atmosphere that you breathe. So much beloved by tourists and local people for its friendly atmosphere. It's a must-see for tourists worldwide: the Synagogue and the University Area are just a few hundred meters away, reachable through streets strewn with workshops, theaters, art galleries, and historical artifacts traceable at every corner. The amazing monumental area of Duomo and Signoria Square is just a few hundred meters ahead.   Logistics. Getting around the neighborhood is easy, especially on foot. However, there is an excellent taxi and minibus service to get you anywhere, in and out of the center. The Santa Maria Novella train station is only a 10-minute walk away. The train station is a critical junction to go all over Italy. From here, trains often leave for Rome, Milan, Bologna, Pisa, and all major airports. Florence airport is only 15 km away. The tramway takes you directly to the center in just over 20 minutes.
[post_title] => Elegant Apartment with Frescoes On The Ceilings in a 17^ Century Building, Old Town Florence [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => elegant-apartment-with-frescoes-in-the-old-town-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-08-03 18:29:38 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-08-03 16:29:38 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=40843 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 40639 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2022-07-24 16:34:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-07-24 14:34:18 [post_content] => The property is  in Buriano , a tiny medieval village dating back to the 10th century. It is on the top of a hill from which you can admire the enchanting panorama of the plain of the Tuscan Maremma, a few kilometers from the tourist center of Castiglione Della Pescaia in the province of Grosseto. This property is ideal for  who looks for a solution for private use or a for profitable small business. Infact currenty this is organized as as a Guest House  with a small restaurant into it, but it can be converted in a private residential villa. Inaugurated in 2004 and constantly updated over time from a  technical point of view, the property is in excellent condition. The property spreads over three levels and covers a total of 315 square meters, plus a 173 sqm terrace.   Ground floor:
  • 1 large covered terrace of 110 square meters,
  • 1 large hall (now a restaurant room),
  • 1 kitchen
  • 3 bathrooms,
  • 1 technical compartment.
  First floor :
  • 5 large bedrooms, each with a private bathroom.
  • The rooms enjoy absolute tranquility and privacy.
  • All have independent entrances: some rooms have a garden and spacious balconies, and others have terraces overlooking the surrounding landscape.
  • Each room is ​​25 square meters with a private bathroom.
All rooms guarantee maximum comfort and come with: .air conditioning .heating .flat screen tv .safe .bathroom set and hairdryer.   Basement:
  • 2 warehouses,
  • 1 technical room,
  • 1 cellar
  • 2 storage rooms (95 sqm)
    Outdoor areas include terraced gardens and relaxation areas which include:
  • 1 large and comfortable solarium area with hydro-massage tub
  • 1 Private parking.
  It is a delightful eco-friendly property. From the earliest stages of construction, the structure is built to be ecologically sustainable and respectful of the surrounding  territory.                                                                                                                                                 The property is currently in an excellent state of maintenance and functionality.   All technical systems  achieve the best results:
  • 1 system of 15 KW photovoltaic panels partially occupies the roof of the building, guarantees electricity production and total energy supply autonomy.
  • the sanitary water is warm through the thermal panels that allow you to always have hot water for the rooms and the accommodation.
  • throughout the structure, there are bins dedicated to separate waste collection;
  • the lighting in all the gardens and the living and accommodation areas come with LED technology;
  • the maintenance of gardens and greenery is carried out without chemical fertilizers.
  Why buy a property in Buriano, near Castiglion Della Pescaia. Quality of life, privacy, tranquility, and constant contact with nature are the key factors determining a natural life choice. The location is in one of the most precious corners of Tuscany: on a hill 350 meters above sea level, just 7 km from the sandy beaches of Castiglione Della Pescaia, a few tens of km from spas, archaeological sites, natural parks, historic cities. The property is suitable for multifunctional use: - for private use for a large family group. - for an activity dedicated, as it is now, to tourist reception and catering; The current owners promote the local economy through the protection and enhancement of the cultural heritage of the area. Among these, there is also the culinary tradition. The management of the small, typical restaurant is conducted exclusively with zero km, organic (NO OGM) products with low use of fossil fuel. The restaurant  offers typical dishes of the Maremma area; it overlooks a large terrace overlooking the great Maremma plain and is used not only for the guests of the Inn and tourists passing by but also for parties and events.   The location and the logistics The position of the Locanda is strategic for the possibilities the surrounding area offers. It is at the beginning of a natural green park, ideal for those who want to do outdoor activities, from walking on the paths on the hill, excursions by mountain bike or with an e-bike, horseback riding, and taking riding lessons in the nearby stables. From a logistical point of view, it is easy to organize day trips from here to places of great interest within a radius of 50 km.   For those who love the sea, there are the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago: The island of Elba and the island of Giglio from the ports of Piombino and Porto Santo Stefano are about 50 minutes from the Locanda. And then again, the island of Giannutri, full of Etruscan and Roman finds; the mysterious and inaccessible island of Montecristo; la Capraia, reachable from Livorno, the wild island of Pianosa.   For those looking for total well-being and relaxation, the many Spas and natural sources such as: - Cascatelle del Molino (Saturnia) and Montemerano with sulfurous water with beneficial health effects that flows at a temperature of 37.5 ° C, - Terme di San Filippo (Fosso Bianco), from which you can reach the impressive football formations and waterfalls called "the White Whale."   Those who love history and, in particular, archeology in the immediate hinterland will find the priceless treasures of the many villages of Etruscan origin, such as - Vetulonia is an Etruscan archaeological site dating back to the 9th century BC. - Roselle and its Archaeological Park, which preserves remains from the Etruscan and Roman periods -. - Populonia, between Piombino and the Gulf of Baratti, is now also home to the Experimental Archeology Center, where you can experiment with the ancient techniques of working with ceramics and stone. And then again,  the old  middle age town of Massa Marittima and The Archaeological Park of Tufo, with Pitigliano Sovana and Sorano, with very narrow canyons delimited by high and steep tuff walls, generated about 600,000 years of volcanic activity.   Without forgetting Monte Amiata's area which is  rich in parks and natural reserves; villages, parish churches, and abbeys that preserve millenary testimonies shrouded in suggestive mysteries.   For those who prefer gastronomic tours, the territory is rich with itineraries for all tastes that allow guided visits to factories that produce oil, cheeses, and, of course, highly prized wines. Montalcino can be an obligatory stop: the village has remained intact since the 16th century, surrounded by hills and evocative countryside landscapes. Here, a tour of the area's wineries and a walk through the village shops are necessary. You can also take nature walks in the nearby countryside or in the villages of Bagno Vignoni, San Quirico, Pienza, Castiglione d’Orcia.   Finally, there are the parks and beaches of the marine coast for nature lovers. The Maremma Natural Park, overlooking the coast: includes the famous beaches of Collelungo and Cala di Forno. Inside the Park, it is possible to do educational visits, and excursions on foot, by bicycle, canoe, and carriage. You can admire the species that populate it, such as the Maremma wild boar, the Maremma cow, the osprey, and the traditional work done by the "Butteri," the local cow-boys, a true icon of the Maremma area. The beaches of the Maremma coast are still an area of ​​primordial purity, such as Calaviolina, about 25 minutes by car from the Locanda and Cala Civette. There are no bathing establishments or equipped rooms: they are ideal beaches for those who love nature and are looking for the most direct contact. An earthly paradise: the waters are green, crystalline, the sand very clear. Punta Ala is of another type and charm: a fascinating and exclusive tourist center 25 minutes by car from the Inn with a very famous tourist port; le Rocchette, 20 minutes by car from the Locanda, with a beach, is located in front of a centuries-old pine forest. And then again. Talamone. Ideal place for lovers of sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. And finally, Castiglione Della Pescaia: is one of the best tourist destinations in Italy in terms of services, sea quality, and natural environment.   Logistics Grosseto airport: 18 km Pisa airport: 140 km Florence airport: 160 km Castiglione della Pescaia, 15 km Punta Ala: 35 km Talamone: 50 km Piombino: 60 km Porto Santo Stefano: 65 km Grosseto: 19 km Siena: 85 km Florence: 150 km Livorno: 144 km Pisa: 152 km Rome: 211 km [post_title] => Eco-Sustainable Guest House in a Small Medieval Village on the hills near the Tuscan sea. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => eco-sustainable-guest-house-in-a-small-medieval-village-on-the-hills-near-the-tuscan-sea [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-07-27 10:16:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-07-27 08:16:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=40639 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 40455 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2022-05-18 18:05:46 [post_date_gmt] => 2022-05-18 16:05:46 [post_content] => This apartment is on the first floor of a 14th-century-old building in the welcoming Santa Croce district in the heart of Old Town Florence. After a careful renovation a few years ago, this apartment maintains its ancient charm.   The apartment is reachable via comfortable stone stairs. It is composed by : .entrance, .large living room .kitchen .two bedrooms .two bathrooms .terrace/loggia overlooking pleasant interior spaces The apartment is 107 square meters in size, plus the terrace space.   It is in excellent condition and retains the charm of old Florence buildings with high coffered decorated ceilings and typical exposed wooden beams. The high ceilings in the main rooms allow you to gain even more space thanks to two mezzanines, to use as a comfortable study and additional sleeping area. Air conditioning and independent heating system.   It has an enviable location: it is, in fact, in a famous 13th century square in the historic center of Florence, the heart of the possessions of one of the most powerful Florentine Families of the Renassaince. For the suggestion it creates, for its secluded character, for the presence of buildings of ancient origins, this small square is considered of historical and artistic value. In this context stands the fascinating historic building that houses our apartment. In the forms it took following a radical intervention in the eighteenth century, the palace belonged to the Florentine Salutati family, and here lived Coluccio Salutati, Chancellor of the Florentine Republic in the 14th century. This small square is a few tens of meters from the majestic square of Santa Croce, where there is one of the most important Cathedrals, full of art treasures.     Why buy an apartment in Florence (Firenze), Italy? The choice of Old Town Florence for a living can be a unique and fascinating experience. This apartment is perfect for those who love to live immersed in the history of this millenary City. The renovation made years ago followed precise rules to maintain the glorious past's styles, sizes, and volumes. This apartment can be a profitable investment both for private purposes and tourist hospitality activities. There are services of any sort in the same area, such as schools, universities, medical centers, hospitals, etc. They all keep the old charm: modern stores and post offices are in old functional buildings with discretion and maximum attention to aesthetic and cultural consistency.     The location of the apartment in the Old Center of Florence is a unique plus. The district of Santa Croce is one of the historic district's southeast of the center of Florence. It is very popular with tourists and locals alike for its welcoming and familiar atmosphere. The heart of it is the majestic Basilica that gave the neighborhood its name: Santa Croce in Florence. Santa Croce is commonly named the "Temple of Italian Glories," with museums and adjacent chapels where prominent figures such as Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Galileo are buried. The vast square in front of the Basilica hosts every year in June the famous "Calcio in Costume" (football festival celebration of the 14th-century version of the soccer matches) and cultural events of all kinds. In addition to all this, there is an entire neighborhood to discover. You will find Piazza dei Ciompi and the lively S.Ambrogio market a few steps from the square. In the same area, there are the Synagogue and the University Zone. The streets of this downtown Florence area are full of workshops, theaters, art galleries, and historical artifacts on every corner. The monumental area of the Florence Cathedral and Piazza Della Signoria is just a few hundred meters from the apartment. The Santa Croce district is also famous for shopping. You will find small antique stores, vintage boutiques, artisan stores, photographers, and framers, all in a typical Florentine style.     Logistics. Getting around the neighborhood is easy, especially on foot. However, there is an excellent taxi and minibus service to get you anywhere, in and out of the center. The Santa Maria Novella train station is only a 10-minute walk away. The train station is a critical junction to go all over Italy. From here, trains often leave for Rome, Milan, Bologna, Pisa, and all major airports. Florence airport is only 15 km away. The tramway takes you directly to the center in just over 20 minutes. [post_title] => Elegant Apartment in the Heart of the Old Center of Florence, Italy, the Renaissance Cradle. 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Italian Renaissance architecture: homes in Florence

The property is on one of the ancient streets in the heart of the old city, full of buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The property for sale is inside a 16th-century building of high historical value and listed by the Italian Fine Arts (Soprintendenza Delle Belle Arti). It is on the ground floor overlooking a wonderful Renaissance courtyard. Around it, the walls of the Palace preserve frescoes in excellent condition. This courtyard's silence and privacy are interrupted only by the sound of the water of a fountain positioned in the center. The apartment has high vaulted ceilings and retains historical elements brought to light under the floor, still visible after the last renovation. It is in excellent condition, with an internal surface of 167 square meters, on two levels:   At the first level: - entrance, - large living area, - kitchenette. - first main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, - second primary bedroom with en-suite bathroom, - Service bathroom for the ground floor.   The second level is accessible via a short flight of internal stairs. It comprehends: - an additional room that can be used as a third bedroom or, if desired, also as a study - a bath. The property includes a large cellar. The heating system is an independent radiant floor heating. Air conditioning system with individually adjustable thermostats in each room.  

A house art museum in Florence Italy

The building belonged to wealthy Florentine families over the centuries. It shows all the nobility of its history and is an emblematic expression of the Renaissance period. After crossing the mighty entrance door, a vast archway adorned with oversized lights and a wrought iron gate from the late nineteenth century. You can glimpse a suggestive glimpse of the charming internal courtyard through it. On one of the vertical walls of the court, a fresco is visible by the renowned painter of the 1600s, Baldassare Franceschini, known as the Volterrano, which includes an oversized coat of arms with the symbol of the Medici-Della Rovere Family. The well-kept and elegant condominium consists of only nine residential units. The interiors and exteriors of the building still show the beautiful forms conferred on it by the sixteenth-century architectural interventions, which as for many facilities that overlook the street, give unity to the style of the whole context. The Palace appears in the list drawn up in 1901 by the Italian General Directorate of Antiquities and Fine Arts as a monumental building considered National Artistic Heritage and has been subject to architectural protections since 1914.  

The center of Florence: between art and Renaissance culture

The pedestrian street (strictly without cars) where our building is is one of the main routes from the Santa Croce district towards Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Della Signoria and vice versa. It is of great historical and artistic value due to the - incredible but true - presence of as many as 29 historic buildings, formerly convents, boarding schools, residences of the most powerful Florentine families of the Middle Ages, and then of the Renaissance.   The street is a kind of open-air museum. At every meter they trace historical artifacts of historical value and interest, iconographic presences attributed to artists of the caliber of Domenico Veneziano, Benozzo Gozzoli, Sandro Botticelli and Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio. Towards the southern part of the street opens the small square of San Pier Maggiore, today manned by a lively fruit and vegetable market, artisan shops, antique dealers, and restaurants. This part retains the appearance of a small commercial and folk borough compared to the residential and noble one that characterizes the rest of the street.   The location is in the heart of the city. The property is halfway between the Santa Croce district and Piazza del Duomo. It is an area much loved by tourists and locals, on the one hand for its powerful historical and noble character and the other for the welcoming and familiar atmosphere that you breathe. On the one hand, you arrive at the most prestigious monuments and museums of Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Della Signoria; on the other hand, you arrive at Piazza dei Ciompi and the lively S.Ambrogio market. The Synagogue and the Zona Universitaria are in the same area, reachable through streets dotted with workshops, theaters, art galleries, and hidden gardens. In this district, there is also a lot to discover for shopping: everywhere, you will find small antique shops, original boutiques of Vintage, workshops of artisans, photographers, and framers, all in a typically Florentine style.   Discover Santa Croce Discover San Giovanni   Why buy an apartment in the center of Florence. Choosing the center of Florence as a place to live can be a unique and fascinating experience. An apartment here is perfect for those who love to live immersed in the history of this city. There are not only art treasures but also the most modern services. Schools, universities, medical centers, hospitals, shops, and post offices are in ancient functional buildings, inserted with discretion and maximum attention to aesthetic and historical coherences. For those looking for a prestigious property for proven use or investment for high-income rentals, this apartment for sale in the city's heart is in the right place.   Logistics:  how to move in the Old Town Florence Getting around the neighborhood is easy, especially if you do it on foot, enjoying the surprises that you can find on every street corner. There is an excellent taxi and minibus service to get around anywhere, from inside and outside the center. The Santa Maria Novella train station is just a 10-minute walk away. It is a vital railway hub to go all over Italy. Trains frequently leave for Rome, Milan, Bologna, Pisa, and main airports. The Florence airport is only 15km from the city: the new comfortable Tram arrives directly in the center in 20 minutes. [post_title] => Large Apartment in a Historic Building Listed by the Fine Arts in the Heart of Florence [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => large-apartment-in-a-historic-building-listed-by-the-fine-arts-in-the-heart-of-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-05-15 14:22:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-05-15 12:22:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=40154 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 39462 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2021-11-28 19:21:37 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-11-28 18:21:37 [post_content] =>

Castles in Tuscany: a dream comes true

A Striking Tuscan Property Near Florence At first sight, we are in front of a real castle with its battlements and the panoramic tower, which offers sweeping views over the Tuscan countryside. The villa has major castle vibes. It's believed to be built on the site of a fortress, in an area rich in historical testimonies, dated back to the 9th century BC with Etruscan and Roman garrisons and remains. The oldest mention dates back to 925, in the deed of foundation of S. Maria ad Acone Church. The strong imprint given by the castle melds today with its eclectic appearance and the contamination of styles that have followed one another over the centuries. The latest renovations with the most recent construction and comfort systems make this property extraordinary and unique, in which the past and the present dialogue harmoniously.   The surrounding land is 4.94 hectares and includes:
  • the main villa/castle,
  • a lemon house (greenhouse for citrus fruits)
  • a chapel,
  • the majestic Italian garden
  • the terrace
  • the saltwater swimming pool, covered with mosaics
  • the pool house.
  The lands are then enriched by:
  • an orchard
  • an olive grove
  • a wooded area with old trees.
  14,000 square feet of living space in the mansion/castle feature:
  • 11 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • different reception rooms
  • the main living room, which opens onto the terraces surrounding the house.
  And also, the main body of the castle/villa is provided with:
  • an art studio,
  • an ample space converted into a home gym
  • a cellar,
  • an independent apartment for the staff with two bedrooms and a private entrance from the parking lot.

Castle for sale in Tuscany, Italy: why invest in it

Why buy this property It is a truly exceptional property in the typical Tuscan countryside, with great potential in one of Italy's most sought-after destinations for boutique tourism. The property lends itself to modern multifunctional uses:
  • if you are thinking of a conversion of the property for hospitality purposes (boutique hotel or agritourism activities), the property is already well prepared for an internal subdivision into different apartments;
  • the position on the hills, the surrounding spaces in the most absolute are also ideal for hosting small groups of guests to whom the typical services of a Didactic Farm (yoga, pilates, meditation, painting, etc.);
  • it can be a private home for your family for short and repeated holiday periods;
  • it can be the ideal place to retire.
 

The best place to stay in Tuscany for wine tasting

  Location. The property is on the hills between Pontassieve and Rufina, part of the vast Chianti area towards the north, just 25 km from Florence. The area shows the typical characteristics that have made the Tuscan countryside famous all over the world: rolling hills with cypresses, olive groves, and vineyards; farmhouses and farms scattered near villages and ancient churches, small discreet centers, today modernly structured and which coexist organically with nature and the surrounding places.  

Hiking in Tuscany will be easy

  The area is renowned today for many reasons linked to its generous territory and its millenary history. It is the area of:
  • prestigious wine production that boasts the Chianti DOCG mark (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin);
  • excursions through paths to visit Medici villas and castles, ancient farms that produce high-quality wines and olive oil (La Strada Dei Vini), churches, convents, and parish churches of old memory;
  • small and fascinating museums that keep alive the testimonies of the activities and traditions of the mountains and hills (Museum of the Vine and Wine);
  • fairs and village festivals that take place at various times of the year in honor of the typical products and traditions of this land;
  • naturalistic excursions for groups or private retreats. Walking through the quiet of the woods to reach waterfalls and springs, natural reserves such as that of Lake Falgano, capable of giving unique suggestions.
 

Castles in Tuscany: living among historic walls without sacrificing luxury

    Various historical testimonies date back to the 9th century BC, with Etruscan and Roman remains. Other evidence comes from the Middle Ages and then again from the Renaissance, which confirms settlements of monks' convents. Subsequently, the area saw a demographic expansion with the construction of farms and manor houses. Still clearly visible are the evidence of ancient architecture, such as the 11th-century Torre di Monte Bonello and its tiny village. Other testimonies come from several churches, such as the Church of Santo Stefano in Castiglioni, which displays a 14th-century pictorial table; the Church of Santa Maria a Falgano, with a gabled façade with a single entrance portal surmounted by a small eye. Also valuable is the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine ai Fossi, of medieval origin, located along the ancient mule track that connected the two different contiguous areas of the Casentino and Val di Sieve.

A castle for sale in Tuscany near Florence

  Logistics. The property is just a few kilometers from the nearest towns of Rufina town and Pontassieve with all the services(schools, hospitals, centers of worship, sports facilities, libraries, shopping centers, etc.). You can reach these centers by convenient state roads that pass through beautiful natural landscapes that flank the Arno river up to the center of Florence, about 25 km away.   Distance from major centers and airports. Florence City Center: 25 km. Arezzo: 69 km Siena: 90 Km Lucca: 106 km Pisa: 114 km Bologna: 133 km Rome: 267 km Milan: 328 km   Amerigo Vespucci-Florence Airport: 32 km. Pisa International Airport: 109 km

Bologna International Airport: 130 km

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Renovated Stone Farmhouse on the Tuscan Hills in the area of San Gimignano.

Cute typical Tuscan Farmhouse, totally independent, surrounded by a private garden of 2000 square meters. Private swimming pool. 2 covered indoor parking spaces with automatic gates. The property is spread over three floors for a total of 240 square meters. It enjoys excellent southeast exposure and a wide panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and the towers of San Gimignano. Outdoor spaces. -a private garden of 2000 square meters completely fenced and with ground lighting; -a private swimming pool (edge-infinity with salt purification) of 6mt x 12mt h1,30mt; the pool area is furnished with an outdoor shower with hot water, large umbrellas and sun loungers. - The veranda for outdoor lunches and dinners and a barbecue area is directly connected to the kitchen of the house. - The land surrounding the villa includes a vegetable garden planted with seasonal vegetables (about 100 sqm), fruit trees, a small vineyard of table grapes.   Indoor spaces. The Farmhouse is on 3 levels: ground floor, first floor, and basement. The ground floor consists of a single very bright 95 square meters of open space that includes: - living area ; - dining area overlooking the outside; - Kitchen area is fully equipped; from here, you have access to the nice veranda, quite enjoyable for outdoor lunches and dinners, and to the barbecue area; - Bathroom.   The first floor includes: - 1 master bedroom with three windows with a view, large bed 160 * 200cm, private bathroom with shower and bidet, walk-in closet. - 1 double bedroom with extra large bed 180 * 200, with a window overlooking the pool, wardrobe. - 1 bedroom with view furnished with two single beds (which can be joined if necessary) and wardrobe. - 1 large bathroom with a spacious shower and bidet.   The basement ( accessible by an internal large window door and also from the outside) includes : - a bright open space of 40 square meters with a large double bed 160 * 200 (low) and a large wardrobe. - 1 bathroom with a shower - 1 small laundry room.   Wi-Fi system. Independent heating system. Heating and air conditioning Centralized air conditioning system with splits Centralized warming Radiant panel splits the heating system.    

Location: a typical  Tuscan Landscape for your dreamt investment

The property is located in the most typical Tuscan countryside, in the area of the borough of Gambassi Terme. This area is embellished by nearby old towns, full of history and incredible suggestions, close to San Gimignano and Certaldo, some of the most beautiful villages (Borghi) in Italy. Through the famous road known as "la Via Francigena", you can reach Volterra and the Sacro Monte di San Vivaldo, commonly known as the "Jerusalem of Tuscany"! Between 1500 and 1516, a sort of citadel was built in the nearby woods by the Franciscan friars. It was made up of 25 chapels and small temples that reproduced to scale the topography of the Jerusalem of the time. Another example of a historic village near the property is Castelfalfi. Etruscan, Roman, and then Longobard settlement still preserves the mighty fortress with the fortified bastions. This part of the countryside is also known as n area of Green Tourism in Tuscany, surrounded by hills of oak and chestnut woods, farms planted with vines and olive trees; clayey slopes edged with cypresses. To encourage discovery and direct contact with the territory, itineraries have been created that can be traveled on foot, by mountain bike, or even on horseback.    

Why buy a Tuscany Holiday Home close to San Gimignano and Certaldo?

This is a real Tuscany Holiday Home for sale, an exclusive residence where you can also live all year round. Excellent location in a naturalistic context of rare beauty in a dominant position with a truly unique panorama. Dense with historical witnesses, the area is expected to grow in value in the coming years.  This is the ideal  Family Farmhouse for holidays in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. It is also the right one for a possible relocation, to start new businesses, such as hospitality, Agriturismo, or even just a profitable investment for your Family to be exploited several times during the year.   Logistics and Distances: San Gimignano (SI) 10 km Certaldo (Fi), 6 km Volterra (PI) 24 km Florence City and Airport 60 km Pisa City and Airport 62 km Siena, 60 km Livorno, 70 km Highway FI / PI and A1 35 km Highway FI / SI and A1 30 km [post_title] => A Dreamt Farmhouse in Tuscany really exists, close to San Gimignano [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => a-dreamt-farmhouse-in-tuscany-really-exists-close-to-san-gimignano [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-08-15 17:37:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-08-15 15:37:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=40944 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comments] => [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [comment] => [found_posts] => 64 [max_num_pages] => 11 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => 1 [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_favicon] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => 1 [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 1eb47af7eef6a016a43a477c3d90bfb7 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )

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