Superb Tuscan estate for sale, set in magnificent Italian gardens, suitable for a variety of uses (subject to permissions), residential, commercial, tourism leisure and recreation. There is a project to convert this complex into a luxury hotel.This Tuscan estate for sale is in good location in the ancient medieval hamlet of Collodi for all facilities, amenities and access to the major towns and cities of Tuscany
In the heart of Collodi, an ancient medieval hamlet dating back to 1100, this magnificent mansion villa and estate dating back to the 1600’s, lies in a dominating and panoramic position with views over the surrounding countryside..
The property is composed of many buildings, briefly described as follows.
The mansion villa has a surface of 3032 square metres, is disposed on five staggered levels and has access from a superb monumental staircase.
The structure has a south-exposition and is composed of frescoed rooms with typical rococò elements like plasters and typical paintings of the epoch.
The villa has been recently partially restored and the structure has been secured.
The panoramic position offers an incredible view.
The Palazzo d’estate has a surface of 624 square metres and is placed on the northern side of the villa. It has been designed by Architect Diodati. It has a typical coverage with a terrace, balustrades and mosaics.
The Farm has a total surface of 562 square metres and can be accessed both from the garden and from outside.
It is disposed on three levels and has an internal courtyard as well as a small private garden.
The restaurant, whose structure has been recently restored, is disposed on two floor and has a total surface of 248 square metres.
The dependance of 527 square metres has a reception room for the visitors of the “Butterfly house”.
The Butterfly house of 411 square metres, recently restored, reproducing the typical habitat of butterflies.
The thermal bath is a former spa of 87 square metres with frescoed walls.
In the upper side of the property there are some stages where once the orchestras used to play.
The complex includes also 12 hectares of land with woodland and olive grove with 70 trees.
The park and Italian gardens, impressive and luxuriant and with a symmetrical structure, was designed by the father of Carlo Lorenzini (better known as “Carlo Collodi”, who decided to set here his most famous work: Pinocchio). The park was first developed in 1600 and enriched over the years with labyrinths, statues, staircases and small fountains.
Over the years the property has been host to people such as Ferdinando d’Austria, Anna de’ Medici and Napoleone Bonaparte.
There is a project to convert this complex into a luxury hotel.
TYPE Tourist attraction and estate with mansion villa dating back to 1600’s with Italian gardens
CONDITION Habitable, parts needing renovation.
LOCATION Dominating, panoramic
SIZE 5491 square metres (59106 square feet)
FEATURES Antique construction, frescoed ceilings and walls, vaulted ceilings, marble fireplace, terracotta flooring, porch, arches
LAND 12 hectares with Italian gardens
GARDEN Perfectly maintained
ANNEX Yes: Palazzo d’estate, Farm, dependance, restaurant, Butterfly House and Thermal baths.
ELECTRICITY Already connected
WATER Already connected
GAS Already connected
HEATING Already connected
TELEPHONE Already connected
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