ITALY, TUSCANY, PISA, VOLTERRA
In Volterra, a wonderful 17th century aristocratic palazzo of about 1000 square metres with a roof garden and inner courtyard, as well as a characteristic restaurant and large storerooms.
In the heart of Volterra, a historic palazzo of great prestige.
On the ground floor, there is a large entrance, a room once used as a granary and some rooms for preparing wine, as well as an internal courtyard with a well; on the lower floor there are also cellars.
On the main floor there are two large frescoed halls, a frescoed bedroom with alcove, two bathrooms and a sitting room which houses a library, To the rear, a living room which overlooks a large inner courtyard below a hanging garden of about 500 square metres, embellished with green plants, the study and the dining room, also overlooking the courtyard.
In addition there is a kitchen with its own courtyard equipped with a well and a large storage room.
On the first floor, there are five bedrooms, two of which have frescoes, a large, frescoed hall, three bathrooms, a walk-in wardrobe and various hallways. The long-arched gallery houses another part of the library. The different floors are joined by a series of black marble staircases. The third and top floor has a small bedroom, a bathroom and another library, six attic rooms and a small service bathroom.
Condition and finishes
The historic building is rich in frescoes which decorate most rooms, antique fireplaces and perfectly preserved rare floor tiles. The atmosphere is refined, time having stopped. The systems are in good order and no major work is required.
The garden, partly structured with Italian-style flower beds and decorated with many fruit trees, is not visible from the outside. It offers silence and peace, and you would never know you were in the centre of town. It is spacious enough to accommodate a small pool. Many rooms in the building have direct access to the garden and the terrace which is set up with tables and armchairs.
The palazzo is perfect for a large family who want to live in an elegant and refined environment without sacrificing outdoor spaces, and to be close to all primary services, as well as the main Tuscan cities.
A perfect investment also for an entrepreneur who wants to transform the building into a boutique hotel of charm and value.
Volterra is a hilltop town in the province of Pisa, famous for its many noble palaces rich in history, squares, small streets and above all famous for alabaster. Its origins date back to the Etruscan period. A destination for international tourism.