Nestled on the first hill north of Florence, this sumptuous property overlooks the city and enjoys a unique panorama.
The core of the Villa dates back to the Renaissance: the subsequent renovations up to the last renovation a few years ago have maintained the typical characteristics of the origins. Dating back to the 15th century, this historic villa has recently been restored and refurbished from top to bottom to become a unique and welcoming holiday home.
Its hilly position guarantees superb views over Florence and the Tuscan countryside, with the city center just a 10-minute drive away.
The properties for sale consist of a large independent villa with a garden and a large annex “Limonaia”,
A) The Villa is on 3 levels for a total of 650 square meters. The Villa is accessed from an independent driveway.
It consists on the ground floor of:
• 2 large frescoed halls of absolute value,
• fireplaces for a warm atmosphere full of comfortable corners for reading and relaxation.
• a large and bright dining room
• a full-optional kitchen with direct access to the garden to eat while enjoying an incomparable view.
On the first floor, the sleeping area consists of:
• 7 bedrooms completely furnished with taste, with wardrobe and, each one, with en suite bathroom.
(4 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 2 single bedrooms)
On the top floor, in the dovecote, a small, completely autonomous apartment has been created and equipped with:
• large living room
In the basement, leaning directly on the hill on which the Villa is built, we find a very original SPA.
Made according to the taste and spirit of a small and comfortable thermal bath area, this environment is a real jewel where you can relax in a large heated indoor hydro-massage tub, specially made of stone.
The system is equipped with a salt filter (not chlorine), which allows guests to enjoy it for as long as they want without any unpleasant dermatological side effects. The environment is very suitable for sessions of total relaxation even in the event of a cloudy day or bad weather!
B) The annex “Limonaia”.
In the garden of the property, there is also a lovely independent “Limonaia”, an annex with private access, arranged on 2 levels. These are two independent apartments structured as follows:
-Apartment 1 with loggia, kitchen, large living room, bathroom, and bedroom.
-Apartment 2 with kitchen, living room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, and cellar.
The Villa is surrounded by 5 hectares of private land, scattered with olive trees. All around the house, a romantic terraced garden with ponds and fountains, lemon and persimmon plants, strawberry trees, and delicate flowers.
On one of the terraces of the garden, there is now a characteristic pool, truly unique in its kind, where you can immerse yourself while admiring the panorama of Florence and the hills of the southern part of the city that stretch right in front. Not a standard swimming pool, but rather a pleasant, large open-air jacuzzi-like bath (160 x 150 inches).
On the lower terrace of the garden, there is also a characteristic stone fountain, very decorative and perfectly set in the surrounding environment.
The property includes large spaces for convenient private parking.
Technical equipment of the property.
• First-rate heating system with zone thermostats
• unlimited instant hot water for showers or bathtubs
• air conditioning
• broadband internet connection.
Why buying a property on the first hills of Florence.
The Careggi Hill, this is the name of the place, is located in the northern area just 5 kilometers from the Center of Florence. Privileged position to enjoy both a secluded, reserved position and to take advantage of the comforts of living still close to the City Center.
The area of the property is of historical value: in the area, there is the historic Villa Medicea di Careggi where the philosopher Marsilio Ficino, commissioned by Cosimo de ‘Medici, founded the Florentine Neoplatonic Academy in the 15th century.
The name Careggi probably derives from “Campus Regi”, which means “Royal Possession”, probably pointing out a hunting area used by the powerful medieval families.
To be located on a hill of naturalistic value, this area since the early twentieth century was chosen as an area of the city of Florence reserved for the quiet of facilities dedicated to health and assistance. Even today, numerous palaces, villas, and parks have been converted into health facilities.
The property for sale is suitable as a permanent private residence for a large family group or as a luxury property for holidays in a Tuscany Villa for rent.
The large surrounding land, the terraced garden, the green spaces, the favorable climate are ideal conditions for exploiting the property in the most diverse ways. Events, ceremonies, and courses of all kinds (yoga, pilates, meditation, food, and wine tasting) can find the ideal environmental conditions here.
The roads and access roads leading from the City Center to the property are optimal for any means of transport. Given the proximity of Florence, just 5 kilometers away, getting around by motorbike, Vespa or bicycle can be pleasant, as well as comfortable.
To reach the property there is a short piece of a dirty road to go through. The adjacent roads, in particular the Via Bolognese, have convenient stops for bus services that lead directly to the city. The closest motorway junction is the Firenze Nord motorway and is just over 10 kilometers away.
Distance from major cities and airports.
- Florence city center: 5 km.
- Siena: 75 Km
- Pisa: 84 km
- Lucca: 76 km
- Arezzo: 77 km
- Bologna: 101 km
- Rome: 274 km
- Milan: 298 km
- Amerigo Vespucci-Florence Airport: 7 km
- Pisa International Airport: 80 km
- Bologna International Airport: 99 km