Luxury real estate Tuscany Italy. A splendid historic villa with lovely grounds and fine outbuildings presenting a superb house but offering scope for business/leisure opportunities and development.
This period property is placed on an open and sunny position, at a short distance both from the main tourist towns in Tuscany, such as Lucca, Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano and Siena, and the main seaside resorts of Versilia like Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi and Marina di Pietrasanta.
The property is only a few km away from the Motorway A11 Firenze-Mare and 10 km from the nearest train station.
The nearest airports are the Pisa-Galilei airport and the Firenze-Peretola airport, both reachable in less than one hour.
The 18-hole golf course in Montecatini is only 30 km away.
The property is made up of the villa, the stables, the farmer’s house and an outbuilding.
The villa has a rectangular plan, is laid out on four levels and has a total surface area of 2112 square metres. The main façade is symmetric and the central body of the house is slightly set back from the two lateral parts.
On the basement floor (750 sqm) there are large reception rooms like the two reception halls and the two administrative offices, which are placed in a symmetric position and on the sides of the entry.
The ground floor (580 sqm), which can be reached through a double staircase, includes a wonderful hall and other rooms with frescoes in the neoclassical style of mythological subjects.
The first floor (452 sqm) is composed of eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, while the second floor includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The trapezoidal-shaped stables are laid out on two levels for a total surface area of 2068 square metres.
The pseudo-rectangular farmer’s house is set on two levels and expands over a total surface area of 700 square metres (or 7534 sqft).
The outbuilding has a surface area of 120 square metres.
The origins of the villa date back to the second half of the 16th century, initially the villa had a very simple plan, a lengthened rectangular. In 1599 it was bought by an important family of merchants from Lucca, who converted it into a suburban residence, according to the taste of the time.
In the 17th century, after the villa had been purchased by a noble family, the façade was restored, the garden was remarkably modified and the stables and the farmer’s house were built.
The villa has been recently restored, while the stables and the farmer’s house need some renovation works.
The stunning villa boasts old fireplaces, frescoed ceilings and walls, arches, columns, a loggia and numerous statues.
The property is surrounded by a beautiful park of about 4 hectares (or 10 acres) including a Baroque garden of 41,250 square metres and a garden with citrus trees of 1,180 square metres. The gardens were landscaped in various moments by different designers.
In the park, there are basins, ponds, paths, high box hedges, flowerbeds, oaks, yews and camellias
TYPE Luxury real estate Tuscany Italy. Period villa with stables, outbuildings and gardens
CONDITION Partially restored
LOCATION Open and sunny
SIZE 5000 sqm (53,821 sqft)
FEATURES Old fireplaces, frescoed ceilings and walls, balustrade, arches, columns, loggia, statues
LAND 4 hectares (10 acres)
GARDEN Baroque garden and garden with citrus trees
ACCESS Asphalted road
ELECTRICITY Already connected
WATER Mains water
GAS LPG gas tank
HEATING Already connected
TELEPHONE Already connected
NEAREST TOWNS to this Luxury real estate Tuscany Italy
Centre with services (7km; 14’); Lucca (12km; 26’); Pisa (29km; 48’); Montecatini Terme (30km; 29’); Viareggio (46km; 44’); Pistoia (43km; 39’); Forte dei Marmi (53km; 47’); Pietrasanta (54km; 49’); Livorno (67km; 58’); Firenze (78km; 1h9’); San Gimignano (84km; 1h40’); Siena (143km; 1h44’); Arezzo (151km; 1h42’); Bologna (153km; 1h53’)
NEAREST AIRPORTS to this Luxury real estate Tuscany Italy
Pisa Galilei (51km; 44’); Firenze Peretola (68km; 52’); Bologna Marconi (150km; 1h 42’); Genova Colombo (183km; 2h7’); Perugia Sant’Egidio (236km; 2h44’); Rimini Miramare (274km; 2h52’); Milano Linate (294km; 2h58’); Roma Ciampino (361km; 3h37’); Roma Fiumicino (367km; 3h41’)