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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 2 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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Luxury villas in Tuscany with pool

This charming Villa in Tuscany with a pool is about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Florence, Built in the early 1900s, it still maintains the original traits of the elegance of its era. It is slightly on a hill, in the heart of the Valdarno, one of the most prized areas of the Chianti in the province of Florence. Immersed in the utmost privacy, surrounded by a perfectly manicured fenced garden, the Villa is renovated. The experts in the sector and inhabitants of the area consider this villa one of the most beautiful Luxury Villas Tuscany in the Valdarno. It is currently used as a private residence and as an accommodation facility. This Villa is 716 square meters (7706.96 square feet) and consists of three levels, plus an attic floor. The apartment can host 16 people. Raised ground floor:
  • entrance with a large marble staircase,
  • living room,
  • lunchroom,
  • reception hall,
  • English style bathroom,
  • 2 bedrooms,
  • kitchen,
  • laundry rooms.
  First and second floor:
  • 2 attic bedrooms with en-suite bathroom.
  • 10 bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom.
  Outdoor spaces In the large garden, there is an annex with a large pergola and which includes:
  • a living room
  • a bedroom with a bathroom
The dependence directly overlooks the private swimming pool, 12x6 meters large with heated saltwater, from which to enjoy the splendid panorama of the surrounding valley. To complete the property, you will find:
  • the garden is dotted with secular pines and there are several areas for outdoor dining,
  • a comfortable garage of 86 square meters,
  • a fenced area for horses.
 

Valdarno in Tuscany: the countryside near Florence

  Location The property is in the Valdarno (an acronym for "Valle dell’ Arno", the river that passes from here and continues to Florence and Pisa, before flowing into the Tyrrhenian Sea). Here there are numerous ancient testimonies of man's work and his fruitful relationship with nature. Etruscans, Ligurians, and Romans were the first to take care of the flora and fauna of these places. Work then continued in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, periods in which Tuscany was one of the richest areas in Europe, with the birth of the Mezzadria system which has reached the present day. The Valdarno is still today a rural area of the highest quality. In addition to the Chianti Red Wines, the area is also famous for the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil production. Located in the middle of the three main cities of Arezzo, Florence, and Siena, Valdarno is still a favorite destination for those who move away from Florence in search of nature and tranquility or for those who want to shop in one of the most famous Malls/Outlets in Italy. The Valdarno is chosen by many investors, VIPs, and internationally renowned artists, as the permanent home of one's life and activities.     Why buy a classy Villa in the open Tuscan countryside. Property in Tuscany can be a farmhouse, a "Leopoldina" house with typical 18th-century architecture with dovecotes and turrets, or a property with land and manor houses. On the other hand, finding an elegant Villa in the middle of the Tuscan countryside is not an everyday thing. This is one of the few boutique villas in Tuscany still available. Its elegance, combined with the beauty of the surrounding landscape, transmits a magical, unique effect. Elegance is mixed with versatility. In addition to being exclusively for private use, the Villa is perfectly suited to be a rare Tuscany Villa Resort. The property can be used for a high-profile hospitality and event facility. This is one of the best Villas to stay in Tuscany.  

A villa in the Chianti region in Tuscany

  Logistics In the Valdarno area, services and transportation are good. This is another key feature for property investment in Tuscany. The location is in a strategic position to visit Florence: only 25 km far, the Chianti area, and the whole region. The area is easily reachable by car, a few kilometers from the A1 motorway (Firenze sud or Firenze Incisa exit), and is a short distance from Incisa and Rignano sull'Arno, where all the main services, shops, bus stations and the railway station to Florence and Rome are located.   Distance from major cities and airports.
  • Florence old town: 25 km
  • Florence railway station: 19 km
  • Greve in Chianti: 20 km
  • Arezzo: 55 km
  • San Gimignano: 60 km
  • Siena: 80 km,
  • Pisa: 100 km
  • Lucca: 100 km
  • Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi: 100 km.
  • Pienza and Val d’Orcia UNESCO sites: about 100 km
 
  • Rome: 250 km
  • Milan: 330 km
 
  • Florence airport: 30 km
  • Pisa airport: 100 km
  • Bologna airport: 135 km
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Just opposite, a few hundred meters away, stands the famous castle of Lari, a medieval fortress renovated by the Medici in the 16th century. The residential complex consists of: the large Villa, the Dependance, the garage, the room for storing tools and the changing room of the tennis court. All the buildings have been recently renovated and are perfectly habitable. The Villa is accessed from a nineteenth-century gate by means of a wide avenue bordered on the sides by a row of lime trees that leads to the car parking areas (max 25 cars). The Big Villa (870 sq m) consists of a ground floor of approx. 320 and a first floor of 320 sq m in addition to the attic space (230 sq m), two terraces and a loggia. Just in front there is the large comfortable swimming pool (12 x 5 m and 1.40 m deep) decorated with characteristic statues pouring water. The changing rooms of the swimming pool are made up of underground rooms consisting of an entrance, two showers, a WC. Entering the Villa, on the ground floor you will find: a large entrance hall, a living room with large fireplace, a dining room. On the back of the kitchen there is a dining room with a fireplace, the breakfast room, the bathroom, the boiler room, the utility room and the laundry room. All rooms have direct access to the outside. The floors in the living areas maintain the grit and colored cement tiles of the early 1900s. Going up to the first floor: the first floor is accessed via the main staircase (in addition to a secondary staircase which also leads to the attic rooms). The wide corridor on the first floor leads to 2 suites with bathroom, to 1 suite with large bathroom and large terrace, other 2 bedrooms with private bathroom2 and a last 1 bedroom with bathroom accessible from the corridor. The corridor of the bedrooms leads to an additional living room with large windows from the early 1900s, overlooking the valley and a small terrace. Going up a small flight of stairs, you enter the attic rooms, made up of precious multipurpose spaces and also a small bedroom and a toilet. From this level you can access the turret of the Villa. The Dependance next to the Villa consists of an annexed building which includes on the ground floor a large glazed room, usable as a lemon house of 45.00 square meters, and an adjoining room used as a warehouse of 23.00 square meters; on the first floor an apartment for residential use of approx. 86 square meters, consisting of kitchen, living / dining room, two bedrooms and bathroom, as well as a terrace of 8.00 square meters and two closets for a total of 27.00 square meters. The garage is located near the annex, while the tool storage room is located near the secondary driveway gate. The small cellar, built in the tuff, overlooking the back of the main building, includes four rooms which are accessed by an iron gate. Canopies: there are three canopies for storing firewood for a total of approx. 60.00 square meters. All outdoor areas (main avenue, parking, villa, annex, swimming pool, path to the tennis court and bowling alley) enjoy night lighting through some cast iron street lamps, lanterns and wall lamps. The vast land belonging to the buildings and the agricultural land of the property are total more than 3,400 hectares. Next to the villa, maritime pines, Lebanese cedars and magnolias frame the outdoor garden with lemon basins and a gazebo that can be used for outdoor dining. On the back of the villa there is a barbecue and a brick oven for cooking bread and pizza. At the back of the villa suggestive paths depart, surrounded by greenery, through a forest of ancient oaks, olive trees and local essences (beeches, holm oaks, laurels, etc.), which lead to the 670 square meters tartan tennis court and to the changing rooms. The building consists of an entrance, two showers and a toilet.Next to the changing rooms there is a generator set sufficient for the night illumination  with the further possibility of use in case of lack of electricity for partial power supply of the villa. Next to the villa, a bowling alley has also been created. The property is equipped with a park of almost one hectare in addition to agricultural / woodland of 2,500 hectares. The driveways to the villa and the park are equipped with nineteenth-century wrought iron gates: this is the main access from the Provincial Street and the three secondary accesses from the other adjacent street. All systems (gas, electricity, water, heating) are fully functional.   The position of the property offers a suggestive view of the plain of Pisa and the nearby mountains. The villas built in this area since the Renaissance times have constituted the summer residences of the ancient nobility of Pisa, thanks to the favorable climatic conditions that allow a pleasant stay . It is precisely for the position and the favorable climate that these areas, besides being rich in beneficial thermal waters, are also rich in cultivations of fine Chianti wines and excellent quality olive oil. The property is a few steps from the small charming historic village of Lari, which grew up around the Medieval Castle of the same name, and a few kilometers from Casciana Terme, a well-known Thermal Bath Center in the province of Pisa. The location of the property also benefits from a favorable and efficient logistics system: 25 minutes from Pisa international airport and 35 minutes from the sea of ​​Livorno, 30 minutes from Volterra and San Gimignano, 40 minutes from Versilia, 50 minutes from Lucca. 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Enchanting Villa outside of Florence City Center

This unique Art Nouveau Villa is just outside the ancient walls of Florence. The villa is located on a hill, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the historic center. This place is one of the most exclusive residential areas of Florence. The Villa is independent. It was built between the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2013 the villa was refurbished with high-quality materials and systems of the latest generation.   The Villa has arranged over 4 levels (640 sqm in total). On the ground level, we find a bright living room, connected to the dining room with direct access. Also available is a bedroom with a large bathroom; The kitchen is reserved for service personnel with independent access. On the first floor: There is a master suite with study, a bedroom with double wardrobe room and a private bathroom with access to a panoramic terrace; 2 large bedrooms, with bathrooms and wardrobe rooms. Attic floor: there is a bar area with direct access to an additional terrace, a room for gym use, and a fully-equipped spa area. Basement: cellar, laundry room, large closet and technical rooms, service apartment. The covered area is 845 square meters (including the basement and attic).  

Why choose a villa outside of Florence's old town

Complete the property a dependence (61 sqm) used as a garage for two large cars and technical rooms. On the top of the outbuilding, there is a paved terrace from where you can enjoy a unique panorama of Florence. The whole property is surrounded by a large Italian garden (6,000 sqm). The saltwater swimming pool is attached. [post_title] => Art Nouveau Villa Outside The Ancient Walls of The City, Florence [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => art-nouveau-villa-outside-the-ancient-walls-florence [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-03-15 12:15:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-03-15 11:15:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://victoria-house.it/?post_type=estate_property&p=20846 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => estate_property [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 39631 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2021-12-07 20:52:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-12-07 19:52:12 [post_content] =>

Villa with pool on Florence hills

  Approximately 30 kilometers from Florence, you will find this property with many multifunctional features. It is used now as an accommodation facility for a selected guest group or as a Villa rental business offering hotel services with the privacy of an independent Villa to pre-established groups of friends, relatives, and families.   The property has everything it takes to be updated, also for other functions, whether they are:
  • typically residential property,
  • holiday House
  • residence for large families,
  or property for commercial purposes such as:
  • reception structure typical of medium-high level B&B,
  • educational farm
  And again, the property would be a perfect solution for creating a Sports Facility, exploiting the potential of the 6 tennis courts currently not usable.  

Villa in Firenze for sale

The buildings have the typical architectural features of the 1970s. There are 1160 square meters of buildings recently renovated (2010 and 2014).   The layout of the living areas is on two levels. Ground floor with:
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 bathrooms
  • large internal halls
  • professional kitchen
  Slightly underground floor with spaces currently dedicated to warehouses. With heights of 280 cm. These spaces may turn into:
  •  Spa
  •  gym
  •  wellness room
  •  cinema room
  •  recording studio 
  •  play-room
  •  professional cellar
 
  • The spaces are such that they can be restored, creating areas for small/medium independent suites with terraces with loggias.
    Outdoor spaces. The enchanting location of the Tuscan hills all around and the large outdoor spaces make this property ideal for events, private parties, and receptions:
  • 2 hectares of enclosed land with illuminated and irrigated garden
  • Swimming pool with 300 square meters of water with a depth of up to 3 meters: probably the bigger private infinity pool in Tuscany, in reinforced concrete with a white resin bottom
  • Synthetic grass tennis court
  • Underground hydro massage tub.
The large parking lot - 100 spaces - has more than enough space for eventually becoming a helipad.  

A charming mansion in Florence

  Why invest in this mansion in Florence, Italy It is a more unique than rare opportunity to invest in an opportunity full of multiple solutions. The property includes, in its cadastral plans 6 tennis courts that can be restored without authorization. It could be a unique opportunity to develop an exclusive Tennis Sports Center to train sportsmen from all over the world in the unique setting of the Chianti hills near Florence.  

Tuscany Florence villa: luxury, quiet, and comfort

  Logistics.  Another winning aspect of this property is its position from a logistical point of view. Services and transport are comfortable and efficient. The highway to Florence, Roma, and Milan is about 4 kilometers away. You can reach Florence along pleasant state and municipal roads that cross the most typical of the Tuscan countryside with cypresses, vines, and olive trees. There is also a train station that will allow you to arrive in the center of Florence in approximately 25 minutes.   Distance from major cities and airports.
  • Rignano sull’Arno (train and services): 3 Km
  • The Mall Luxury Outlet: 5 Km
  • Highway: exit "Incisa" 8 km, exit "Firenze Sud" 18 km
  • Florence center: 20 Km
  • Amerigo Vespucci-Florence Airport: 30 Km
  • Pisa: 120 Km (also for the international airport)
  • Bologna airport: 135 km
  • Lucca: 110 km
  • Siena and San Gimignano: 80 Km
  • Arezzo: 55 km
  • Rome: 250 km
  • Milan: 330 km
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The best among homes for sale in Liguria, Italy

  This apartment is in a small condominium on a hill overlooking the famous Gulf of Poets, Lerici, Liguria. Clinging - as is typical of houses in Liguria - to the hill above, covered by a dense green arboreal spot, the building dates back to the 70s, designed by Leonardo Savioli, architect and painter of the 20th century of the so-called Tuscan School, known for innovative architectural forms organic and rationalist. The apartment is open to the blue sky and the sea that opens up in front of it. The large windows of the interiors look towards the sea and, together with the large terrace, create a single open and unchallenged "platform" to enjoy a truly fantastic view.   Interiors The interiors created give continuity to spaces with a soft and curved morphology. The rooms are over two floors:   First floor:
  • Entrance and living room leading out onto the large panoramic terrace,
  • kitchen with dining area and pantry,
  • bedroom with en-suite bathroom,
  • bedroom,
  • bath.
  Second floor:
  •  connected with internal staircase:
  • a study or a third bedroom.
    Adjacent to the apartment, in the basement portion, there is an annex consisting of:
  • living room,
  • double room,
  • bath,
  • terrace.
  The property includes parking with two parking spaces.   Interiors and outdoors. The internal and external environments constitute an ideal homogeneous continuum of rare beauty. The interior design is the result of very careful choices to neutralize the environment as much as possible, projecting it towards the exceptional nature of the large outdoor terrace and the panorama that opens out in front. The choice of the pleasant and restful monochrome of the interiors, with the colors of white and sand, contrasts effectively with the intensity of the marine blue and the sky that stretches out in front. The resin floor harmonizes with the bright and neutral colors of the walls.   The terrace is in golden stone, while the compendium in the kitchen comes from an elegant mix of gray and beige colors. The furniture creates an essential graphic impact, made up of pure and classic geometries. A sizeable pictorial work depicting fish created ad hoc dominates in the living room and conforms to this choice.   The apartment is sold with everything included, exactly as seen in the photos.   Technical equipment. Independent heating: Natural gas Energy class G (D.L. 192 of 2005): (175 kWh / m² year) Air conditioning

Homes for sale in Lerici, Italy: why choose this one

Why buy this property. It is the dream home for those looking for a house by the sea, with a fantastic view and a quiet location surrounded by nature. The mild climate of the places, the absolute privacy, and the non-isolated context make it an ideal home to be lived in all year round, whether for private use or high-profile rentals. Many religious, civil, and military testimonies make Lerici and its surrounding places of great historical and artistic interest: from the village's foundation in the Etruscan era to the role of a natural port in Roman times, to become a strategic landing place during the Maritime Republic of Genoa. And then under the Napoleonic domination, until it became the province of Sardinia and then part of the Kingdom of Italy from 1861. The history of Lerici and the Gulf of La Spezia links with three of the greatest writers of English Romanticism: Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Mary Shelley. In 1822 the Shelleys took up residence at Villa Magni, a small house with arches on the beach of the fishing village of San Terenzo Lerici. Thanks to the presence of the Shelleys, it soon became a point of attraction for the lively colony of English writers and exiles. The tumultuous events of the young romantics who stayed in Lerici have always exerted a strong appeal on writers and poets. Many have come almost on pilgrimage to this magnificent bay. Prominent names include Charles Dickens, George Sand, David Herbert Lawrence, Henry James, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Virginia Woolf.   Today, the local economy focuses on tourism, favored by the natural beauty of the area and by the presence of a seaside coastline accessible and the beauty of the places of interest. Lerici is part of its territory is included in the Montemarcello-Magra-Vara Regional Natural Park, established to protect the landscape, flora, and fauna. In addition to tourism, high-quality production of olives and wines are vital activities in the area. Its district Tellaro is associated with the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy.  

Where is Lerici in Italy?

  Logistics. Lerici, in the province of La Spezia. It is on the Riviera di Levante of Liguria, on the eastern shore of the Gulf of La Spezia. It rises in the center of a small natural inlet, dominated by a promontory on which the imposing Castello stands out. The territory of Lerici is affected by the provincial road 28 and by the Lerici state road 331; the latter allows an easy road connection with La Spezia, just 11 kilometers west. The closest motorways are the A / 12 towards Genoa, just 20 km away, and A / 11 towards Versilia / Viareggio.   Distance from major cities and airports. La Spezia: 11 km Sarzana: 7.8 km Carrara: 21 km Parma: 127 km Forte dei Marmi: 32 km Viareggio: 50 km Lucca: 66km Pisa: 67 km Genoa: 104 km Florence: 139 km   Milan: 225 km Rome: 395 km   Pisa airport: 72 km Bologna airport: 115 km

Florence airport: 131 km

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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 2 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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