ITALY, TUSCANY, PISA, VOLTERRA
Historic Hamlet near Volterra
Historic Hamlet. Just a few minutes from Volterra, perched on top the hill of Ulignano, the hamlet boasts an amazing location with enchanting panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
This fascinating group of houses distributed on approximately 4 hectares of land, is composed of a historic 17th century, 4 storey villa, a former 2 storey school and barn, guest quarters, a 2 storey farm building in need or restoration and storage building by the pool.
The hamlet, once a thriving and living small-town, is still a point of reference for the local surrounding inhabitants and has a rich and famous history. The spirit of the place enchanted one of Italy’s greatest artists of the 20th century. Italian theatre, opera and cinema director, Luchino Visconti, best known for his films Ossessione, Senso, Rocco and His Brothers, The Leopard and Death in Venice, came across the Villa and fell in love with it. One of the founding fathers of the Italian Neorealist movement, Visconti chose the villa for his movie Sandra, winner of the Golden Lion at the 30th International Film Festival of Venice.
The main villa measures approximately 1,000 sqm and has 4 floors above-ground level. At the moment it is rented for short periods and for hosting events.
The ground floor presents a beautiful entry that leads to 2 other halls, a de-consecrated church, a fully equipped professional kitchen and 2 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.
Located on the floor above is the beautiful reception hall with high ceilings that extend beyond the third floor. Once the setting for lavish dinners it is still used now for special events. The hall has external access. There are 7 other rooms on this floor that can be used as recreational areas but can also be transformed for other uses and also one bedroom with en suite bathroom.
On the third floor, there are 5 rooms, 2 studies and one kitchen space.
On the fourth floor, there are 5 beautiful rooms, a sauna with relaxation area and a gym.
Former School House:
The former school building has 2 floors. The ground floor has been divided into 4 delightful suites and the lower-level floor boasts a private movie theatre that has hosted famous Italian and international artists.
Foresteria – Guest Quarters:
It measures approximately 600 sqm, and its more recent constructions boast a magnificent double living room with a fireplace. The 3 storey building includes 7 bedrooms, several living rooms, and bathrooms.
Podere – Farm:
Located at the entrance of the property, it has 2 above-ground levels and measures approximately 400 sqm. It also includes a lower-level shed and garage of approximately 100 Sqm. The structure is in need of restoration.
The property includes 4 hectares of land.
Within the property is a private pool of 10 x 20 m that enjoys a splendid view with showers, bathrooms, dressing rooms and a small fully equipped kitchen with barbecue and wood oven.
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