Florence Tuscany convent divided into 12 apartments for sale. Excellent investment opportunity. Ideal to make a boutique hotel, a luxury B&B or resell the apartments separately creating a condominium with shared gardens and fitness centre.

Florence Tuscany Former Convent with 12 apartments for sale

The property, built during the 14th century, was part of a Spedale (meaning, more or less, hospital) located not far from Florence. During the 15th century, the hospital was bought (together with a nearby villa) by a noble Florentine family who converted it into a private villa. Following a financial crisis, the family was forced to sell the villa in 1516, selling it to the Salvetti d’Oltrarno family and afterwards it was acquired by the Bandi family.
The last descendants of the Bandi family agreed that the villa would be gifted to the Friars or the Dominican Nuns of Santa Caterina da Siena based on who died first. When in 1902 Mr Bandi died before his wife, the agreement was respected and the villa was gifted to the nuns before becoming again private property.

The building has a pretty-much regular quadrangular shape, with a stone courtyard in the centre and a garden with hedges and a fountain on the back. The façade is painted white and interrupted by pietra serena frames, a mix very often found in buildings of the Florentine area.

The villa (approx. 2,400 sqm – 25,824 sqft), a former convent, has been restored and split into 12 apartments with luxury finishes laid out onto three floors.

In the basement is located the fitness centre: an event hall, a relaxation area with gym, shower, bathroom and sauna. Technical rooms are located in the basement too.

– Apartment N°1 (320 sqm – 3,443 sqft, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, ground floor): two living rooms, two bathrooms, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet, double bedroom, living room and kitchen with pantry. In the basement, there are two rooms. On the mezzanine floor, there are two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and wardrobe. The apartment has direct access to a 40 sqm courtyard and a 244 sqm garden.
– Apartment N°2 (290 sqm – 3,120 sqft, 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, ground floor): ample living room, dining room, bathroom, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. The basement hosts a tavern with a pantry. The apartment has direct access to a 93 sqm courtyard.
– Apartment N°3 (230 sqm – 2,475 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, ground floor): living room with kitchenette, two double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. The basement hosts a tavern, bathroom and a service room. The apartment has direct access to a 40 sqm courtyard.
– Apartment N°4 (165 sqm – 1,755 sqft, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, ground floor): living/dining room, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom.
– Apartment N°5 (123 sqm – 1,323 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, ground floor): living room with kitchenette, bathroom, double bedroom and double bedroom/studio with en-suite bathroom.
– Apartment N°6 (151 sqm – 1,625 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, first floor): living room, a dining room with kitchen and two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet.
– Apartment N°7 (150 sqm – 1,614 sqft, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, first floor): living/dining room with kitchen, single bedroom, two double bedrooms and three bathrooms. The apartment is fitted with a private 67 sqm terrace.
– Apartment N°8 (142 sqm – 1,528 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, first floor): living/entrance room with kitchenette, two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and a 41 sqm private terrace.
– Apartment N°9 (138 sqm – 1,485 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, first floor): entrance hall, living room, kitchen, a double bedroom, bathroom and double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet.
– Apartment N°10 (125 sqm – 1,345 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, first floor): living room with kitchenette, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, double bedroom and bathroom.
– Apartment N°11 (118 sqm – 1,270 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, first floor): living room, bathroom, twin bedroom and double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. The apartment is fitted with a private 11 sqm terrace.
– Apartment N°12 (235 sqm – 2,529 sqft, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, first and second floor): living room with closet, kitchen, bedroom with en-suite bathroom and two double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet.

TYPE Old convent (formerly a countryside villa), fully restored and split into 12 luxury apartments with a shared fitness centre (sauna and gym).
CONDITION Fully restored
LOCATION Countryside, in a small hamlet
MUNICIPALITY Florence
PROVINCE Florence
REGION Tuscany
SIZE Approx. 2,400 sqm (25,824 sqft) (the villa)
ROOMS 56
BEDROOMS 32
BATHROOMS 32
FEATURES Historic villa, stained glass windows, internal courtyard, garden with fountain and hedges. Pietra Serena frames, parquet floors, wooden beams, sauna, gym
LAND 4,400 square metres (1.1 acres)
GARDEN Yes, welll maitained
ANNEX No
ACCESS Excellent
POOL No
ELECTRICITY Already connected
WATER Mains water
GAS Municipal network
HEATING Radiators
TELEPHONE Already connected + ADSL
NEAREST TOWNS Town with services (2km; 5’), Firenze (13km; 25’), Greve in Chianti (18km; 25’), San Gimignano (50km; 50’), Siena (69km; 55’), Lucca (82km; 55’), Pisa (92km; 1h 15’)
NEAREST AIRPORTS Firenze Peretola (20km; 20’), Pisa Galilei (88km; 1h 5’), Bologna Marconi (108km; 1h 20’), Perugia Sant’Egidio (162km; 1h 45’)

Listing Details

Bedrooms 20+ Bathrooms 20+ Plot Size 4400 m² Living Area 2400 m² Heating Radiators Property Stained glass windows, internal courtyard, garden with fountain and hedges. Pietra Serena frames, parquet floors, wooden beams, sauna, gym