ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE
Charming 15th century villa on the hills surrounding Florence, immersed in a private park of about 6 hectares kept in an olive grove. The villa stands majestically on three levels and still bears traces of the past manifested by the numerous frescoes, some traced by expert hands. In the adjacent annex there are three independent apartments and numerous common areas, all surrounded by the Italian garden, a home full of history and charm.
The Arno valley closest to Florence is surrounded by numerous hills characterized by a typical Tuscan landscape with tall cypresses, olive groves and vineyards. It is an area that enjoys an enviable position, thanks to its proximity to Florence, while the tranquillity and serenity of the countryside are ensured by the slightly elevated and open position. The area shows a past rich in history thanks to the numerous villas that can be seen here and there hidden among the cypresses, where the lords of the past were escaping from the heat of the city.
The fifteenth-century villa has survived to the present day keeping its charm and history unchanged, both testified by the numerous frescoes, some dating back to 1582 created by expert hands and mentioned in some books that tell the history of the area.
The property consists of the villa on three levels, completely renovated at the end of the 80s with attention and finishes that make the renovation still current, and the annex divided into three independent apartments, renovated at the end of the 90s, for a total covered area of about 1,500 sqm.
The main villa has a slightly raised entrance compared to the garden level, which leads to the right towards a study, a bedroom with attached bathroom; on the left the reception part with a magnificent richly frescoed hall, the private living room and the dining room also frescoed, this part is divided by a corridor beyond which there is the kitchen and a bedroom with private bathroom.
The large staircase leads to the first floor entering the central hallway to the left of which there is a bedroom with private bathroom and a large dressing room, while on the right the master suite consists of a sitting area, double bedroom and bathroom.
A spiral staircase leads to the turret with large windows from which you can enjoy an unparalleled view of the valley.
On the ground floor of the villa there is a service area, with the old kitchen still working and numerous spaces, some functional for the use of the house and others used for further bedrooms. The basement level of the villa includes the cellar with the typical brick vaulted ceiling that connects it to the annex. It could be a perfect space for entertaining.
The apartments in the annex have one or two bedrooms, a bathroom and a large living area with kitchenette.
The property includes a land of about 6 hectares, one part of which closest to the villa is kept as the garden with numerous rose bushes and other flowering plants that delight the eye and nose, while most of the land includes an olive grove from which is obtained a fragrant and tasty oil. There are numerous areas with tall trees which guarantee coolness and shade.
The villa is in good condition, although the renovation dates back to over 40 years ago, a sign of the care with which these works were carried out and of the quality of the materials used, without altering the typical style of the country villa.
A perfect villa to be lived by a family who wants to get away from the noise of the city, but with the possibility of reaching it within a short drive. It also lends itself well to being a high standard accommodation facility, although in this case it would be necessary to make internal changes.