ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE
Superb and prestigious period villa near Impruneta just a few kilometres from the city of Florence, a historic residence of about 600 square metres surrounded by about 2 hectares of land in a quiet and panoramic position, enjoying a beautiful view over Florence.
Monte Oriolo is a small hamlet of Impruneta and is about 3 km from the town. The traditions of Impruneta date back to Etruscan times, then the geographical position, the potential of the soil and the relative proximity to Florence favoured the birth of a Roman agglomeration. The Marian sanctuary located there is certainly one of the factors that made the municipality famous. Also noteworthy is Piazza Buondelmonti, which with its late 16th-century loggias hosts the main town festivals. Tourism plays an important part in the town’s economy.
Driving along a road with little traffic we reach the historic property which is spread over two levels, in addition to the characteristic tower and basement where there are some rooms used as a cellar, for a total area of about 600sqm. Entering the ground floor of the Villa we can appreciate a large entrance hall, a very bright double living room with its dining room and the large kitchen and service bathroom. A small and charming private chapel embellishes the residence once frequented by the lords of Florence for parties and events. A comfortable internal staircase leads to the upper floor where we are greeted by a large entrance hall and four double bedrooms with three bathrooms and a study. On the top floor there are two bright rooms with bathroom. A wonderful old tower has been used as a living area with large panoramic windows. On the other side of the courtyard is the second unit, arranged on one level. The entrance is on the prestigious living room with period coffered ceiling and the important fireplace of the ‘500, the functional kitchen with dining room and two double bedrooms with two bathrooms make up this part also served by independent entrance. A short distance from the main villa you can appreciate the old lemon house, to be restored. The property includes a large garage with panoramic terrace above.
The property is surrounded by about 2 hectares of land. The garden around the villa has an English style lawn, a particular stone lemon house and terraced areas overlooking the beautiful surrounding landscape, with views of the hills and the city of Florence.
State and finishes
The Villa maintains all the charm of a historical residence with fine period features such as coffered ceilings and a stone fireplace. It is in an excellent state of preservation and maintenance. The ceilings are very high and one has the impression of living in a small village with unspoilt charm. Stone, old terracotta and wood are the materials used for the conservative renovation of the property.
The dominant and panoramic position near the beautiful and historic city of Florence and the famous Tuscan villages, the large size and the architectural beauty make this beautiful villa a unique property and particularly interesting as an investment. It could be developed into an interesting high level resort business or used as a main residence. In the flat garden facing the villa it is possible to build a wonderful swimming pool with a panoramic view over the city of Florence.