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                    [post_content] => It's an amazing luxury Villa for sale. Originally from the early 1900s, it's a romantic combination of Tuscan taste and Art Nouveau style.

Elegantly renovated, the Villa is located in the middle of the rolling hills of Chianti near Montespertoli, just 30 km from the center of Florence.

The renovation was carried out in compliance with the original profile and has maintained the sophisticated luxury connotations of the past.

The living area is over 600 square meters (6458 square feet),, arranged on 3 levels on which stands a tower (characteristic of Tuscan country Villas) from which to enjoy the view of the garden and even much further on, on the vineyards and the surrounding hills.

A panoramic terrace overlooking the garden, land of 4000 square meters (43055 square feet), and a large swimming pool complete the property.

 

Interiors

The interiors are in classic style, with frescoes, stuccos, and an imposing marble staircase, and are developed on three levels.

 

Raised ground floor:

 
  • entrance leading to a large sumptuous atrium dominated by an imposing marble staircase,
  • 2 halls with frescoes,
  • study,
  • the dining room,
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • closet,
  • service bathroom.
  The marble staircase leads to the first floor which consists of 5 rooms:  
  • suite with bathroom with shower and hydro-massage tub,
  • double bedroom with bathroom,
  • double bedroom with balcony. The bathroom includes both shower and hydro-massage tub,
  • single bedroom with bathroom,
  • single bedroom with bathroom.
The sleeping areas are embellished with frescoes, stuccoes, and functional custom-made wardrobes. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.     In the tower above the first floor, there is a panoramic bedroom with a bathroom.     On the ground floor, following the natural unevenness of the land in front of the pool, there is also an area with an independent entrance of about 70 square meters, once dedicated to the service staff. It consists of :
  • living room with kitchenette, 
  • double bedroom with bathroom,
  • laundry room.
  Outdoor spaces. The Villa is surrounded by a large park of about 4000 square meters.  Access to the property is possible from two different entrances, one main with a tree-lined avenue and the other at the back leading to the parking area. The well-kept park is partly cultivated with lawns with old trees that guarantee a shaded area, ideal for relaxation and reading. This part, adjacent to the Villa, incorporates the large swimming pool.  It is rectangular in the shape of 12x7 square meters with a maximum depth of 1.5 meters and with a hydro-massage area right in the center. A travertine paving runs all around the perimeter of the pool, equipped with everything, including showers and changing rooms, to enjoy total relaxation in absolute privacy.   Technical equipment of the Villa.
  • Central heating,
  • air conditioning,
  • hydro-massage in some and the pool,
  • wi-fi internet connection,
  • alarm system.
    Why buying a Luxury Villa in the Tuscan countryside. A property like this is the stereotype of the luxury villa in the countryside near Florence. It is the emblem of a lifestyle dreamed of by many people in the world. Protected nature, excellent climate, top quality food, art, and culture are the traits that make the quality of life in Tuscany one of the most balanced standards in the world. Far enough away from the noise of the big cities, the Villa is set in a truly unique context. The comfortable municipal roads allow you to explore, by car, motorbike, or even by bicycle, the true soul of the Tuscan countryside, dotted with typical cypress trees and expanses of vineyards and olive trees. It will happen often to come across ancient castles, medieval towers, and fortresses, evidence of high historical interest, and discover farmhouses and “agriturismi” that produce the highly valued Chianti wine and the famous and healthy extra virgin olive oil.   All the features of a luxury villa in Tuscany like this make the value for money extremely interesting. Its aesthetic functional characteristics and the ideal environmental conditions are substantial guarantees for:
  • a lasting real estate investment for a family villa for great holidays in Tuscany,
  • a highly profitable business for a potential year-round tourist and accommodation business,
  • being a site for the targeted organization of courses of all kinds (yoga, pilates, meditation, food, and wine).
  Logistics. The location of the Villa is convenient for reaching  Florence nearby, strategic for discovering other prominent cities, such as Siena, Pisa, Lucca, halfway from the port of Livorno, the sandy beaches of Tuscany coast, and the ski slopes of Abetone. All these destinations are less than an hour away. The various routes are scattered with small medieval villages which are other authentic pearls of the area. A few examples? San Gimignano with its incredible medieval towers and Vinci, the birthplace of the great Leonardo. It is only 25 km from the Villa. An opportunity not to be missed to visit Leonardo's house and a formidable museum dedicated to his immortal genius. In this area, the road system is efficient and safe. The state roads are safe and have good services. If you are in a hurry and a plane awaits you, the great communication artery of the Florence-Pisa-Livorno highway, just 5 km from the Villa, allows you to arrive at Florence Airport in about 20 minutes and at Pisa Airport in 40 minutes. And…..for daily purchases? Less than 1km away, you will find a small grocery and other shops. The first supermarket is 6km away. Services of all kinds (banks, post offices, shopping centers, etc.) and interesting local markets are available in the towns of Montelupo and Montespertoli, a few kilometers away. Within 10 km there are also tennis courts, a golf club, and riding stables.   Distance from major cities and airports.
  • Empoli (railway station, shops and shopping centers), 12 km
  • Vinci (Leonardo da Vinci house-museum), 25 km
  • Florence, 30 km
  • San Gimignano, 33 km
  • Certaldo, 20 km
  • San Miniato, 22 km
  • Montecatini Terme, 42 km
  • Lucca ,65 km
  • Pisa, 65 km
  • Siena, 67 km
  • Livorno, 70 km
  • Beaches of Versilia sea coast, 96 km
  • Ski slopes in Abetone, 88 km
 
  • Florence Airport, 30 km
  • Pisa Airport, 55 km
  • Bologna airport,130 km
[post_title] => Grand Luxury Villa in Tuscany, near Florence, Italy. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => grand-luxury-villa-in-tuscany-near-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-07-02 16:12:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-07-02 14:12:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=35467 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 34461 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2021-04-18 14:04:50 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-04-18 12:04:50 [post_content] => This Villa for sale in Tuscany is located just 30 minutes from Florence. It lies on a gentle hill of vineyards and olive groves in the Chianti area, with a unique view of the splendid profile of San Gimignano and its famous towers. The Villa is completely restored and incorporates an ancient medieval tower dating back to the year 1000 AD and a typical country barn connected to it. The current configuration retains its ancient character and is the result of a long restoration in which most of the original construction materials have been reused. The stone arcades, the terracotta floors, the exposed beams and architraves, the arches and openings evoke the history and culture of the places. These elements are now accurately matched with the best of modern technologies and with all comforts. The end result is an exclusive and memorable residence. All the ground floors have an easy access for disabled.   The Villa has an inner interesting multilevel layout and includes:
  • large kitchen,
  • large dining room,
  • 4 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms,
  • various indoor lounges,
  • patio with a view of the surrounding landscapes,
  • various terraces and green corners with typical Italian gardens with roses and jasmine.
The amazing infinity pool of 15x7 meters is totally safe and comes with a depth from 1.20 to 1.40 mts. The swimming pool has a specific corner equipped with a jacuzzi.   The Medieval Tower includes:
  • ground floor with two spacious lounges with large and original arched windows overlooking the surrounding valley, a large bedroom with bathroom.
  • First floor with 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms, a living room with a large fireplace and wonderful views.
  • Second floor with master bedroom with built-in wardrobe, large bathroom with separate tub and shower.
  The Barn is on two levels and includes:
  • Ground floor with large fully equipped kitchen, large room with an impressive dining table for 16-18 people, laundry room.
  • First floor with two double bedrooms, each with private bathroom.
  A cute Guest House is next to the pool:
  • it is a small apartment with independent entrance with kitchen, sitting room, double bedroom, bathroom with shower.
  Technical equipments of the property.
  • Water from the aqueduct and provision of a private well to ensure water supply, water to the swimming pool and automatic irrigation of the gardens,
  • autonomous LPG heating of 50,000 liters,
  • air conditioning.
  • Satellite TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi.
  Outdoor spaces In addition to the gardens and the various outdoor spaces, the property includes around 1 hectare of woodland and arable land. All around there are open green spaces for excursions and walks in search of natural itineraries. It will be easy to come across the local wildlife and also ... the famous White Truffle of which this area of ​​Chianti is rich. This Tuscan Villa for sale in the countryside near Florence is also valuable because it is full of history and culture. Historical artifacts and medieval villages are all around and easily reachable on foot. For example, you will discover how easy it is from the villa to reach the famous pilgrimage path of the Via Francigena, the ancient road that in the Middle Ages linked Canterbury to Rome and Rome to Jerusalem. Or you will discover clues of the ancient Semifonte, a fortified city whose fierce rivalry with Florence is handed down and which was completely razed to the ground. Today, of  the harsh rival of Florence it remains only the Chapel of San Michele,. It is an elegant octagonal structure, a faithful 1: 8 scale reproduction of the Dome of the Florence Cathedral, built on the top of a nearby hill in the 1597 with the approval of the Medici family.   Why buying a real estate property in Tuscany. Buying  a property of this type in Tuscany is a guarantee of the highest level of quality of life, a direct contact with nature,  living in places full of history and beauty, quality of air and food, absolute tranquility and privacy. A property like this in the countryside near Florence and Siena also becomes a profitable form of investment. Beside private purposes, the Villa is often rented in the spring-summer periods, in autumn for the wine harvest and also in winter for the Christmas holidays. The uses can be different and the property can be a holiday home for families and groups of friends, a private venue for events and ceremonies, a secluded retreat for yoga and pilates lovers, a meeting point for cooking classes, wine tastings and even a magic location for outdoor music concerts in the summer evenings. Over the years the Villa has built its own history of loyal customers who love to come back here and enjoy it as a base from where to move to visit Chianti, Tuscany and beyond.   Logistics. The roads and access roads are excellent and well-maintained: in this area of ​​the Chianti in ​​the province of Florence, it is easy and very pleasant to get around by car, motorbike or bicycle. The main Chianti villages are about 10 km from the Villa, along the classic itinerary of the so-called 'via Chiantigiana', which connects Florence with Siena. The property is easy to reach and well connected to all major Tuscan cities via the Florence-Siena highway, just 4 km away. The bus connections that will take you to the center of Florence in a few tens of minutes are also efficient.   Distance from major cities and airports. The closest town to the property is Tavarnelle Val di Pesa: 3 km. Florence city center: 20 km. San Gimignano 15 km, Siena: 40 Km Pisa: 100 km Lucca: 110 km Arezzo: 55 km Volterra: 48 km, 1 hour journey San Galgano 60 km, 1 hour journey Montalcino 82 km, 1 hour and 20 minutes by car Bologna: 120 km Rome: 250 km Milan: 330 km Amerigo Vespucci-Florence Airport: 30 Km. Pisa International Airport: 120 Km Bologna International Airport: 135 km [post_title] => Villa With Medieval Tower in The Chianti Region Near Florence, Tuscany [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => villa-with-medieval-tower-in-the-chianti-region-near-florencetuscany [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-08-06 14:09:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-08-06 12:09:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=34461 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 33341 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2021-04-09 18:35:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-04-09 16:35:44 [post_content] =>
This property is the perfect solution to settle in the heart of Tuscany. It gets the dream of many foreign investors come true:  living in the unique Chianti countryside and enjoying the art and beauty of Florence nearby.
A white dirty road (another characteristic of this part of Italy) will take you to the property. You will soon meet a green gate to access the independent Villa and the big Farm (The Colonica), both surrounded by a magnificent setting of 13 hectares of land.
 
The 2 buildings have a size of 1200 square meters and they come restored respecting the architecture and the landscape rules of this part of the Chianti region.
  The Villa. Magnificent with its thick protective walls and with an ideal south west exposition, the Villa is set on 2 levels for a total of 300 square meters. All the rooms come with the typical wooden beams ceilings and red terracotta floors. The ground floor comes with:
  • large living room,
  • another living room with a wide arch which allows much light and brightness to the interiors,
  • kitchen,
  • dining area,
  • first bathroom.
The local terracotta floors are all over and give a warm feeling to the whole environment.   A flight of stairs drives you up to the first floor which displays:
  • 4 master bedrooms (one of them with a fireplace),
  • 4 ensuite bathrooms.
    The Farm (La Colonica) is separated from the Villa by a well kept inner garden with flowers and green plants. It is around 900 square meters. Once the building included the old stables, the haystack and the homes of peasants's families. Today it is completely refurbished and transformed into 7 comfortable independent apartments:  
  • 1 Studio apartment,
  • 3 three rooms apartments,
  • 3 four rooms apartments.
 
The restoration follows the canons of traditional Tuscan farmhouse architect. All is complete with any comforts, such as heating in every room , kitchenette with utensils, appliances, satellite TV,Wi-Fi internet connection).
These features match with furnishings consisting of restored antique furniture. In the finishing , the use of natural and traditional products, such as beeswax, linseed oil, and limewash paint made the miracle.
The end results are the actual interiors, so unique and special.
 
The Villa and all the apartments are for sale exactly as you see in the pictures. All is complete with any comforts, such as heating in every room , kitchenette with utensils, appliances, satellite TV,Wi-Fi internet connection).
    Outdoor spaces
The unique atmosphere of this property continues outside with 13 hectares of land with gardens, olive groves and woods. The best to ensure a total relaxation, breathing in the fragrant air of Chianti and its flavors.
 
Next to the Villa there is a nice large swimming pool with olive trees are all around. Umbrellas, chairs and showers within a gazebo create an oasis of peace and tranquillity.
 
In the garden between the Villa and the Colonica, there is a characteristic covered barbecue area, complete with wood burning oven. Ideal spot to taste aperitif before the sunset, dine in the evening or to have breakfast in the morning.
 
In the external part of the Villa, in a comfortable basement, it is also available an ancient cellar, today completely restored. In a property of Chianti, you can't help having a cellar to keep olive oil and wine! The ancient vats inside come from 1200. Carved by hand out of blocks of stone, they are now converted into two smaller wineries. The cellar is well kept, easy accessible, and it can host up to 50 people and it can be ae location for any events. Last but nor least, the property has also its own old oven to make fresh bread every day.
  The reason why's:
Maybe you plan to retire in Tuscany or to spend your holidays with your Family and your friends. Maybe you want to organize an hospitality business or you wish you get a wise profitable investment close to Florence.
Whatever your plan can be, this property is a huge opportunity. All its qualities can fulfill your expectations of highest standard of living, location in the Chianti Region of Tuscany, vicinity to art and beauties of famous cities, excellent conditions of the property for sale. All complete and ready to go.
  Logistic
This property is easy to reach and well connected to major tuscan cities. It is 20 km from Florence and 40 km from Siena, accessible via the Firenze-Siena motorway, only 4 km far from the property.
If you are not in a hurry, take the pleasant state and municipal roads that from Florence and Siena cross the most typical of the Tuscan countryside with cypresses, vines and olive trees. The alternative is to use coach connections that will take you to the center of Florence in a few tens of minutes.
Distance from major cities and airports.
The nearest small center is Tavarnelle Val di Pesa : 3 km
Motorway to Florence and Siena: exit "Tavarnelle" 4 km
Florence center: 20 km
Bologna International airport: 135 km
Lucca: 110 km
Siena:40 Km
San Gimignano: 40 km
Arezzo: 55 km
Rome: 250 km
Milan: 330 km
Amerigo Vespucci-Florence Airport: 30 Km.
Pisa International Airport: 120 Km
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  • Equipped kitchen, with log burning stove, 
  • paved patio area, perfect for breakfasts,
  • large bright formal dining room with antique fireplace,
  • dining room with glass door and direct access to the garden,
  • double living room with a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to the stunning terrace.
  • The terrace comes with all you need for al fresco dining. It is perfect for glorious aperitifs in front of the sunset on the incredible Tuscan hills.
A further service bathroom/powder room and a utility room complete the ground floor.   On the first floor.
  • Beautiful study/reading room,
  • 3 large bright double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioned. Each bedroom features measure crafted furniture and most comfortable large beds,
  • 3 bathrooms. One of the bathroom has a walk in shower, the other two have a bath tub with shower over. They are all finished with Portuguese marble countertops and floors and luxury fittings,
  • Each room enjoys uninterrupted external views of the countryside.
   Annexed to the lowest floor of the villa there is an independent Luxury Suite. It comes with: 
  • own private access,
  • bright studio room with 4 poster bed,
  • sitting area with built in wardrobes, fireplace, air conditioning,
  • bathroom with shower,
  • equipped kitchen,
  • private enclosed patio area with luxury outdoor furniture.
  Interiors. The restored internal parts preserve the original backbones of the house. The original stone arch defines the spaces and reminding us of the history of the property. Every painting, mirror, carpet and fitting is the result of thorough research and artisan work.  Original Italian sand stone cover the floors and stairways, Venetian plaster in pastel hues enrich the walls. All fittings are hand-made to measure, from the large linen curtains. The built in library in the master bedroom was hand carved by a local artisan from a century old cherry tree.   Outdoor spaces. The exclusive 8 hectares of land include lawns bordered with flowers, mediterranean shrubs and olive trees. The panoramic terraces allow amazing countryside views and shady retreats. All is so perfect to relax with a good book or a glass of prosecco in front of the sunset. The estate features a stylish salt water swimming pool (8 x 14 meters). The solarium area around the pool come with comfy elegant daybeds and parasols.     Why buying a property close to Florence. This property is the answer to several multiple expectations by whoever wants to buy a house in Tuscany. Living in the marvelous countryside close to Florence is the dream of many people. Rolling hills with precious olive groves and vineyards, enchanting landscapes dotted with villages and ancient castles, mild climate all year round and excellent gastronomy are some of the most famous qualities that define the high standard of living in Tuscany. This luxurious Villa on the outskirts of Florence has features that make it very versatile. It is suitable as a family Villa or as a country house for grand holidays in Tuscany. It is suitable for private use or for temporary and tourist rentals. The large surrounding land, the green spaces, the favorable climate are ideal qualities for exploiting the property in the most diverse ways. Events, ceremonies and courses of all kinds (yoga, pilates, meditation, food and wine) can find here the ideal environmental conditions.A house in the countryside near Florence is the emblem of a lifestyle and a profitable investment that lasts over time.     Logistics. The location is also ideal for visiting Florence just 20 kilometers away and for moving easily throughout Tuscany and the rest of Italy The Villa is close to all services. The nearest village is San Donato in Collina at 1.5 km to find restaurants, bars / cafes, newsagents, food shops, churches, schools. The town of Bagno a Ripoli is only 9 km away for banks, pharmacies, restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals, churches and schools (also a famous International School). A riding school is 6 km away, a goal field at 15 km and a famous shopping outlet at 14 km. The privileged location is the key to exploring the best of Tuscany, from the Chianti region to the most famous cities and historic centers and beaches of the Riviera. From the Villa it is easy to access the main national communication routes, such as the A1 and E35 motorway, to reach Florence in just 20 minutes or head towards Milan or Rome.   Distance from major cities and airports. Florence Old Town: 20 km Greve in Chianti: 20 km Siena: 80 km Pienza and Val d’Orcia UNESCO sites: about 100 km Pisa: 100 km Lucca: 100 km Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi: 100 km Florence railway station: 19 km Florence airport: 24 km Pisa airport: 100 km   [post_title] => Luxury Villa with Pool in the Countryside Close to Florence [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => luxury-villa-with-pool-in-the-countryside-close-to-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-06-27 11:07:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-06-27 09:07:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=33063 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 31700 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2021-03-07 16:06:50 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-03-07 15:06:50 [post_content] =>
This is an elegant apartment of about 160 square meters in one of the oldest streets of Florence. It is on the first floor of a building (with a lift), a former 16th-century convent. It is completely renovated, and it has a bright indoor terrace of about 30 square meters. The terrace features the whole apartment, as all the rooms overlook and have access to it.     The apartment includes:
  • entrance, 
  • large and bright living room with high coffered and decorated ceiling, 
  • spacious kitchen with vaulted ceilings, 
  • dining space with vaulted ceilings, 
  • a studio,
  • first master bedroom with his ceiling made with terracotta panels decorated in blue and golden colors,
  • second master bedroom with wooden decorated ceiling
  • third master bedrooms with a private  balcony, 
  • three bathrooms (one in every bedroom), 
  • laundry room, 
  • indoor terrace of 30 square meters. It is elegant and comes with a sofa, chairs, and a canopy to shelter,
  • air conditioning and an independent heating system.
      The style of the interiors keeps the charm of the old times.   Some rooms keep the highest coffered ceilings, decorated and painted, now restored as they were. Some other rooms have vaulted ceilings. Arches decorate the living room.  There is direct access to the spacious terrace through every room, which is covered with a canopy. As it is is, this apartment is an oasis of privacy. The inner spaces with the high ceiling, vaults, and arches recall the ancient Convent's character and tranquillity.         Location in the City. The apartment is into the heart of the old town, in a quiet street right behind Palazzo Vecchio.  As only pedestrians can enter the street, this area enjoys enviable privacy. If you live in this property in Florence, you will breathe the real atmosphere of the city and its magnificent history. From the apartment, you can walk to the nearest Via de Neri. Here you can find small shops of any kind, artisans workshops, tiny restaurants. If you get on the right side, you will reach the Lungarno (Arno's riverside), the Uffizi Museum, and Piazza Della Signoria.  If you turn on the left, you will get to Santa Croce quarter after a few hundred meters. You will find the gorgeous Cathedral and Dante's statue on its right side, the huge famous square, the site of the annual "Florentine Soccer Festival" and many shops all around it. A bit further on, you will discover the nice area of Sant'Ambrogio Market.     Why buying a property in the core of Old Town Florence. Due to its position in heart of the City, the apartment can be an interesting target for your investments.  It can be a private home or it can become a source to bring an extra rental income when you are not in town. You can still breathe the atmosphere of the ancient convent where the apartment comes from. Living in an apartment in the Old Town like this is a way to donate an aesthetic and emotional experience of great value to yourself and to your guests.     Logistics Services of all kinds are at hand, behind any corner. You will enjoy stepping out of your apartment and going on shopping locally. Small shops and daily markets are waiting for you.  No need to use any car or means of transport. You just can go on foot.  It can be pleasant, as well as comfortable, to use your bike, if you want. All you need are available to have a comfortable standard of living. Taxis and electric minibusses are always available. Anyway, the Santa Maria Novella Railway Station is just 10 minutes away on foot.  To go to the Florence Airport has become very easy. The new Tram line goes directly from the center to the main Terminal in just over 20 minutes.     Distance from major cities and airports. Siena: 72Km Pisa: 92 km Lucca: 81 km Arezzo: 82 km Bologna: 104 km Rome: 274 km Milan: 301 km Pisa International Airport: 80 km Bologna International Airport: 99 km  
[post_title] => Former Convent Apartment with Wide Indoor Terrace in the Core of Old Town Florence. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => former-convent-apartment-with-wide-indoor-terrace-in-the-core-of-old-town-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-06-17 17:44:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-06-17 15:44:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=31700 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 30284 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2021-02-06 18:32:46 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-02-06 17:32:46 [post_content] => Located in the heart of the old town of Florence, the apartment is on the first floor of a listed historic building from the 16th century. Formerly the home of an ancient Florentine family, it is located right in the majestic Piazza Pitti. The apartment has been completely refurbished and it directly overlooks the Piazza with 4 windows. It enjoys a total front view of the grandiose Palazzo Pitti. The huge spaces and the very high ceilings with exposed beams give the apartment a feeling of great elegance and historical value. Also, the entrance to the building and the elegant stone stairs with wrought iron balustrades confirm the strong historic charm. The internal surface of the apartment is about 300 square meters and includes:  
  • a large entrance hall,
  • a huge hall,
  • a living room with a large dining room that overlooks the square,
  • a kitchenette,
  •  a bathroom with laundry serves the living area,
  • 4 double bedrooms characterized by large spaces and very high stages,
  • 3 bathrooms.
  Also included:
  • a mezzanine easily reachable which includes two other bedrooms and a bathroom with a window,
  • an 18 sqm cellar.
The apartment overlooks a large internal courtyard.     Location in the City. The windows overlook Piazza Pitti. They already say everything about the location of the apartment. You are in the heart of the old town of Florence. Palazzo Pitti is an imposing Renaissance palace in the Oltrarno area, a short distance from Ponte Vecchio. The original nucleus of the building dates back to 1458. It was then purchased by the Medici family in 1549. Again from 1737, it became the main residence of the Habsburg-Lorraine Grand Dukes of Tuscany. Following the unification of Italy, it played the role of the Royal Palace for the House of Savoia Family in the five years, when Florence was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy (1865-70). In 1919 the Palace was donated to the State to become one of the largest State Museums in Italy. Since then, the internal areas divided into different specific museums:  
  • the Palatine Gallery with masterpieces by Raffaello and Tiziano,
  • the Royal Apartments,
  • the Gallery of Modern Art,
  • the Treasury of the Grand Dukes,
  • the Museum of Fashion and Costume (the largest Italian museum dedicated to fashion),
  • the Porcelain Museum,
  • the Carriage Museum.
  The palace is adorned by the extraordinary and enormous Boboli Gardens, one of the world's great masterpieces of Italian gardens. Today, this whole area (Palazzo Pitti and Giardino di Boboli) is a privileged place for major cultural events. The Oltrarno, where the apartment is located, is one of the most beloved areas of Florence. This district can be reached easily, crossing the numerous bridges over the Arno river that connect the two sides of the city. The quarter also incorporates Piazza Santo Spirito, Piazza del Carmine, Piazza dei Nerli. The museums and churches hosted in these squares display valuable masterpieces. The area is full of many small restoration shops, antique dealers, restaurants. All is a stone's throw from Ponte Vecchio, from which it is easy to reach Piazza Signoria and in the area of ​​the Uffizi Museum. Wherever you are, you will feel the real atmosphere of Florence and its great history. No doubt, this is the neighborhood local people and tourists love most. This is due to the particular atmosphere that you can breathe in the streets and squares. The feeling here is genuine, packed with local activities, such as design, art, furniture restoration, and wrought iron workshops. You will find not just bars and delightful tiny restaurants, but also workshops and ateliers where you can meet painters, photographers, architects, even shoemakers' workshops for the highest quality shoes. From this neighborhood and through suggestive paths, it is easy to walk up to the marvelous Piazzale Michelangelo and the oldest millenary church called Santa Maria a Monte!     Why buying a property in the core of Old Town Florence. Due to its grandeur and internal structure, the apartment lends itself to be very versatile.  It is a sumptuous private residence, but it can also be converted into a property for high-level rentals. Furthermore, as there are two different accesses from the outside, the apartment can also be lent to an internal division into two large independent apartments. A good option in case you want to invest in a property, partly for private use and partly to rent it and to bring an extra rental income.     Logistics Buses, minibusses, and taxis are easy to find in this area to get around anywhere, in and out of the center. However, accept friendly advice and get around by Vespa or bicycle. It can be pleasant, as well as comfortable.  If you do it on foot, then, you will enjoy surprises at every corner. The Santa Maria Novella Railway Station is just 10 minutes away on foot. It is a very important hub to go all over Italy. From here trains frequently leave for Rome, Milan, Bologna, Pisa, and all the main airports. The Florence airport to the City is just 15km: the new comfortable Tram goes directly to the center in just over 20 minutes.   Distance from major cities and airports. Siena: 72Km Pisa: 92 km Lucca: 81 km Arezzo: 82 km Bologna: 104 km Rome: 274 km Milan: 301 km Pisa International Airport: 80 km Bologna International Airport: 99 km   [post_title] => Large Apartment in an Old Palace of Pitti Square in Florence. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => large-apartment-in-an-old-palace-of-pitti-square-in-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-06-17 16:40:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-06-17 14:40:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=30284 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 6 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 35467 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2021-05-10 14:35:14 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-05-10 12:35:14 [post_content] => It's an amazing luxury Villa for sale. Originally from the early 1900s, it's a romantic combination of Tuscan taste and Art Nouveau style. Elegantly renovated, the Villa is located in the middle of the rolling hills of Chianti near Montespertoli, just 30 km from the center of Florence. The renovation was carried out in compliance with the original profile and has maintained the sophisticated luxury connotations of the past. The living area is over 600 square meters (6458 square feet),, arranged on 3 levels on which stands a tower (characteristic of Tuscan country Villas) from which to enjoy the view of the garden and even much further on, on the vineyards and the surrounding hills. A panoramic terrace overlooking the garden, land of 4000 square meters (43055 square feet), and a large swimming pool complete the property.   Interiors The interiors are in classic style, with frescoes, stuccos, and an imposing marble staircase, and are developed on three levels.   Raised ground floor:  
  • entrance leading to a large sumptuous atrium dominated by an imposing marble staircase,
  • 2 halls with frescoes,
  • study,
  • the dining room,
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • closet,
  • service bathroom.
  The marble staircase leads to the first floor which consists of 5 rooms:  
  • suite with bathroom with shower and hydro-massage tub,
  • double bedroom with bathroom,
  • double bedroom with balcony. The bathroom includes both shower and hydro-massage tub,
  • single bedroom with bathroom,
  • single bedroom with bathroom.
The sleeping areas are embellished with frescoes, stuccoes, and functional custom-made wardrobes. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.     In the tower above the first floor, there is a panoramic bedroom with a bathroom.     On the ground floor, following the natural unevenness of the land in front of the pool, there is also an area with an independent entrance of about 70 square meters, once dedicated to the service staff. It consists of :
  • living room with kitchenette, 
  • double bedroom with bathroom,
  • laundry room.
  Outdoor spaces. The Villa is surrounded by a large park of about 4000 square meters.  Access to the property is possible from two different entrances, one main with a tree-lined avenue and the other at the back leading to the parking area. The well-kept park is partly cultivated with lawns with old trees that guarantee a shaded area, ideal for relaxation and reading. This part, adjacent to the Villa, incorporates the large swimming pool.  It is rectangular in the shape of 12x7 square meters with a maximum depth of 1.5 meters and with a hydro-massage area right in the center. A travertine paving runs all around the perimeter of the pool, equipped with everything, including showers and changing rooms, to enjoy total relaxation in absolute privacy.   Technical equipment of the Villa.
  • Central heating,
  • air conditioning,
  • hydro-massage in some and the pool,
  • wi-fi internet connection,
  • alarm system.
    Why buying a Luxury Villa in the Tuscan countryside. A property like this is the stereotype of the luxury villa in the countryside near Florence. It is the emblem of a lifestyle dreamed of by many people in the world. Protected nature, excellent climate, top quality food, art, and culture are the traits that make the quality of life in Tuscany one of the most balanced standards in the world. Far enough away from the noise of the big cities, the Villa is set in a truly unique context. The comfortable municipal roads allow you to explore, by car, motorbike, or even by bicycle, the true soul of the Tuscan countryside, dotted with typical cypress trees and expanses of vineyards and olive trees. It will happen often to come across ancient castles, medieval towers, and fortresses, evidence of high historical interest, and discover farmhouses and “agriturismi” that produce the highly valued Chianti wine and the famous and healthy extra virgin olive oil.   All the features of a luxury villa in Tuscany like this make the value for money extremely interesting. Its aesthetic functional characteristics and the ideal environmental conditions are substantial guarantees for:
  • a lasting real estate investment for a family villa for great holidays in Tuscany,
  • a highly profitable business for a potential year-round tourist and accommodation business,
  • being a site for the targeted organization of courses of all kinds (yoga, pilates, meditation, food, and wine).
  Logistics. The location of the Villa is convenient for reaching  Florence nearby, strategic for discovering other prominent cities, such as Siena, Pisa, Lucca, halfway from the port of Livorno, the sandy beaches of Tuscany coast, and the ski slopes of Abetone. All these destinations are less than an hour away. The various routes are scattered with small medieval villages which are other authentic pearls of the area. A few examples? San Gimignano with its incredible medieval towers and Vinci, the birthplace of the great Leonardo. It is only 25 km from the Villa. An opportunity not to be missed to visit Leonardo's house and a formidable museum dedicated to his immortal genius. In this area, the road system is efficient and safe. The state roads are safe and have good services. If you are in a hurry and a plane awaits you, the great communication artery of the Florence-Pisa-Livorno highway, just 5 km from the Villa, allows you to arrive at Florence Airport in about 20 minutes and at Pisa Airport in 40 minutes. And…..for daily purchases? Less than 1km away, you will find a small grocery and other shops. The first supermarket is 6km away. Services of all kinds (banks, post offices, shopping centers, etc.) and interesting local markets are available in the towns of Montelupo and Montespertoli, a few kilometers away. Within 10 km there are also tennis courts, a golf club, and riding stables.   Distance from major cities and airports.
  • Empoli (railway station, shops and shopping centers), 12 km
  • Vinci (Leonardo da Vinci house-museum), 25 km
  • Florence, 30 km
  • San Gimignano, 33 km
  • Certaldo, 20 km
  • San Miniato, 22 km
  • Montecatini Terme, 42 km
  • Lucca ,65 km
  • Pisa, 65 km
  • Siena, 67 km
  • Livorno, 70 km
  • Beaches of Versilia sea coast, 96 km
  • Ski slopes in Abetone, 88 km
 
  • Florence Airport, 30 km
  • Pisa Airport, 55 km
  • Bologna airport,130 km
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