For sale, large restored historic Tuscan Villa with church and land in a magnificent location near to Fiesole overlooking both the valley and the wonderful city of Florence.
Tuscan Villa with church and land
The original core of the building dates back to the 12th century while the first renovation was carried out by the Guelph family Neroni in the first half of the 15th century and all the engravings and decorations of the buildings date back to this period. The villa was recently restored in order to preserve the original aspect of the buildings. The stone fireplaces have been left as they were, just like all the jambs and decorations realized with the typical pietra serena quarried in the area. The ceilings of residential areas are covered by a wonderful network of wooden beams. The church, no longer consecrated, is embellished with polychrome frescos covering the majority of the walls and the ceiling, and contrasting with the grey arcs realized by master sculptors in finely engraved pietra serena.
The building is made up of three parts, all of them communicating with each other but totally independent and thus usable as need arises.
The main residence (236 sqm – 2,540 sqft) is split between ground floor, first floor and second floor and it’s the largest of the three sections, with high ceilings held by wooden beams and terracotta floors. This residence is made up of an ample entrance hall, a kitchen, a living room, a dining room, a great bedroom, a bathroom, a technical room and a cellar at the ground floor, a bedroom, a living room, a studio and a bathroom at the first floor and a great bedroom with an optional bathroom at the second floor.
The second apartment (74 sqm – 7,92 sqft), linked to the main one but with an independent access can be earmarked for hosting guests or staff. Smaller than the main apartment, this section is made up of a bedroom, a studio, a bathroom and a great kitchen with an ancient fireplace.
The third part (99 sqm – 1,065 sqft) is a deconsecrated church with a bell tower and two small annexed rooms, wonderfully preserved and restored to highlight their historical beauty.
The villa is surrounded by a vast terrain of 5 hectares (12 acres) covered by woods of cypresses, maritime pines, oaks and bay trees. Along the slopes, there is a wonderful grove with 700 olive trees allowing the production of biological Tuscan extra-virgin oil.
This spacious Tuscan villa is ideal for those looking for a retired life or if working in Florence but wanting to stay close to those services which only a city can offer. The possibility to split the inhabitable area into two different residences offers a good choice about the use one can make of the building, whether for or staff accommodation. Plenty of space for a pool and the fenced space is ideal for your privacy and/or animals.
TYPE Tuscan villa with church and land
CONDITION Fully restored
SIZE 461 sqm (4,962 sqft)
FEATURES Terracotta floors, pietra serena arcs, stone fireplaces, wooden beams, deconsecrated church, bell tower, frescoes, headstones and effigies
LAND 2 ha (5 ac, fenced) + 3 ha (7,5 ac, unfenced) with olive trees and woodland
ACCESS Paved road with easy access
WATER Natural source
Fiesole (6km; 10’); Florence (13km; 30’); Bagno a Ripoli (11km; 20’); Greve in Chianti (38km; 1h); Castellina in Chianti (55km; 1h 5’); San Gimignano (67km; 1h 15’); Siena (90km; 1h 30’); Lucca (80km; 1h 5’); Pisa (104km; 1h 30’); Forte dei Marmi (112km; 1h 30’); Montepulciano (117km; 1h 40’); Montalcino (123km; 2h)
Firenze Peretola (13km; 20’); Pisa Galilei (91km; 1h 15’); Bologna Marconi (97km; 1h 15’); Perugia Sant’Egidio (167km; 2h); Roma Ciampino (294km; 3h 20’); Roma Fiumicino (310km; 3h 15’)