ITALY, TUSCANY, LUCCA
Historic Villa on the Hills of Lucca
Historic Villa. This wonderful 16th century property, which is considered one of the finest historic properties in the Lucca area, occupies a panoramic commanding position with stunning views, and is only 25 km away from Lucca town centre and the Tuscan Riviera, both a 20 minute drive. In a typical Tuscan landscape of olive groves and vineyards, the area is dotted with aristocratic villas and enchanting characteristic medieval towns and villages. The nearest town with amenities is 5km from the property.
The villa, which once belonged to noble Italian families, retains much of its original character including original cotto floor tiles, coffered ceilings, stone staircases, ancient wooden doors and wonderful frescoes by skilful painters such as Giallo Fiorentino.
The property provides 1,425 sqm of living space, 750 sqm of cellars and 680 sqm of attic spaces. Outside it is surrounded by a beautiful walled, flat garden of 2,500 sqm with a fishpond and private church. Internally accommodation is arranged on 3 floors comprising 5 units.
The ground floor and first floor feature many living rooms/ sitting rooms and the old oil mill, while cellars are located in the basement.
Constructed in the 1500’s with the last renovations taking place in 2000, the property is in need of some work. It is listed as a “historic property” and protected by the Monuments and Fine Arts Office which allows the renovation and the conversion of the villa into various dwelling units or into a hotel /B&B business with specific areas to attract tourists who love art and culture such as art exhibition rooms, a cultural centre, conference hall and educational rooms.
Gas central heating and fireplaces.
Amenities 5km, Lucca / Coast 25 km.
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