One of the best villas in Tuscany near Florence
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. The villa was built in the 15th century and 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 dependence “Limonaia”.
A) The Villa is on 3 levels, 650 square meters in total. The Villa has an independent driveway.
It consists on the ground floor of:
• 2 large frescoed halls of absolute value,
• fireplaces for a warm atmosphere full of 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 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, autonomous apartment has been created and equipped with:
- large living room
In the basement, we find a very original SPA.
This environment is made according to the taste and spirit of a small and comfortable spa area. Here you can relax in a large heated whirlpool made of stone.
The whirlpool has a salt filter that avoids the dermatological collateral effects of chlorine. The environment is suitable for relaxation sessions even on a cloudy day or bad weather!
B) The annex “Limonaia”.
In the garden, there is a “Limonaia”, a sort of dependence with private access disposed 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, there is now a characteristic pool, truly unique, 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 a 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.
A villa next to historical landmarks in Florence
Why buy a property on the first hills of Florence.
The “Careggi Hill” is the name of the place, is located in the northern area just 5 kilometers from the Center of Florence. The villa is in a prime location to enjoy both privacy and take advantage of the conveniences of living near the city center.
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 derives from “Campus Regi”, which means “Royal Possession”, probably pointing out a hunting area used by the rich medieval families.
This area is known for its tranquillity since the early twentieth century. Even today, numerous palaces, villas, and parks turned into health facilities for this reason.
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.
Villas for sale in Florence, Italy: a castle close to the city center
The roads and access roads leading from the City Center to the property are optimal for any means of transport. Moving by motorcycle or bicycle can be pleasant thanks to the proximity to the center of Florence (only 5 km).
To reach the house there is a short dirt road to travel. On the adjacent roads, there are bus stops that take you directly to the city. The nearest freeway junction is that of Firenze Nord which 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