ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE, IMPRUNETA
Castle near Florence
Castle near Florence. Close to Florence, this castle stands on top of a hill overlooking the Via Chiantigiana. The dominant position provides the property with vast views of the Impruneta and Chianti areas.
The castle is protected by a large park with cypresses and oaks that extends well beyond the perimeter of the ancient walls. The chapel is hidden by vegetation and seems to retain even today, thanks to the 19th century restoration, the primitive simple and austere look of a bygone age.
Inside you can admire a fresco attributed to the school of Giotto, while above the main entrance is a terracotta bas-relief of the school of Luca della Robbia representing Santa Lucia.
The Castle itself has aspects of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art, and in the past was a very strong and stately castle which has preserved its uniqueness over the centuries.
At the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries during the struggles between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines, it had a starring role in the fighting, as it did during the even more violent fighting between Whites and Blacks.
Around 1550, the castle was enlarged and transformed into a villa which was for a long time one of the most elegant and prestigious residences of the Florence area.
Surrounded by 8 hectares of land consisting of woodland and arable fields.
Energy Class: G
EPI: >175 kwh/m2 p.a.
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ITALY, TUSCANY, FLORENCE, IMPRUNETAThis traditional stone villa is situated in the hills around Florence, just 10km from the historic centre. It is in the municipality of Impruneta in an area that is protected from development and maintains its pristine landscape, virtually unchanged since the Renaissance.The property consists of a main house of approximately 570 square metres which consists of:Ground floor: an entrance hall, double living room with fireplace and access to the panoramic garden, large dining room, large kitchen diner and powder room;First floor: a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, large closets and access to its own terrace, another bedroom with ensuite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms and bathroom;Independent staff/guest apartment which can be connected to the main house on the first floor, with living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms;In the basement, there is a laundry room and ancient cellar.The house is in excellent condition and the original thirteenth century materials have been carefully preserved in such features as vaulted ceilings and giant ceiling beams, architectural details such as niches and pietra serena (local grey stone) door frames and fireplaces, and cotto tile floors.The property also includes a functioning wine-making room fully equipped for wine production, a garage, large storage room, equipment sheds and outlying rooms, a traditional two-storey fienile or barn.A loggia and a patio complete the picturesque ambience of this property.The land measures 10 hectares, half of which is cultivated with age-old agricultural crops: olive trees and vineyards.The rest of the land consists of a fenced-in forest of pine, ilex and oak, with the exclusive right to post for 'No Hunting'.On the south west side of the house, large arched doors open from the living rooms onto a panoramic terrace with a good sized lawn, flower beds and vine pergola and a magnificent view of historic Renaissance villas among vineyards and cypress trees along the skyline.Florence 10kmSiena 55kmPisa 70kmsea 80kmProperty Feature* annexes* character property* Garage* Garden* loggia* Parking* Views* wine production
The Valdonica apartments and villa offer a unique location in the hills of Maremma in Tuscany with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Islands of Giglio and Elba. They are located a short walking distance to two authentic Tuscan villages with shops, bars and restaurants. The apartments Ballarino, Saragio and Baciolo range from 1 to 3 bedrooms and from 52 to 152sqm. They all come with a large terrace and a private parking space. The villa offers 3 bedrooms and 160sqm with spectacular views. Owners will benefit from free access to the Valdonica pool, lounge and hiking trails. About two hours drive to/from Rome, Pisa and Florence the Valdonica domain has been well established over the years and benefits from an amazing reputation in the area. The villa & the apartments are surrounded by organic Vineyards of Valdonica Winery. If you wish Valdonica Vinyards Residence provides Hotel/Administration/Gardening-Services as well as Renting-Out Services.
Stunning Cortona Villa with 10 HectaresCortona Villa. Dating back to the 16th century, this magnificent villa is situated in what is often called the 'Valley of the Villas', only a few kilometres from Cortona.Just like other villas of this importance, it has been extended and modified over the centuries. Today, the property includes the main building, a spacious orangerie, a beautiful private chapel, a stable with an apartment above, an annex and cellars. The property is set in 10 hectares of beautiful parkland.The villa has three floors, currently divided into 6 apartments with spacious living rooms. The frescoed tower with its large windows and its terrace offers a splendid view over the Chiana valley.The antique gate opens onto a long driveway lined with cypresses and leads to a large ornamental pond with a fountain right in front of the villa. The 10 hectares walled park is made up of a variety of huge trees and shrubs and is crossed by a beautiful riding track.This prestigious property can be used as a private residence, or is also perfect for a very high level tourist business.The villa last underwent restoration in the 1960s.1650 sqm + annexes, chapel and secondary house.The property has 15 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 11 living/dining rooms, 5 kitchens.10 hectares of land.Cortona 4kmView all our properties on our website casatuscany.com.Video:Drone:Property Feature* 16th century* annexes* chapel* character property* cypress-lined driveway* frescoes* Garden* gated* historic property* orangerie* ornamental pond* Parking* stable* terrace* tower* various apartments* Views* walled parkland
Fortified Castle overlooking Lake TrasimenoA magnificent 9th Century fortified castle 8km from Cortona and overlooking Lake Trasimeno from its hilltop position with 360 degree views.It has been carefully restored by its current owners using original materials.The main building has owners' accommodation and a housekeeper's apartment, including 2 living rooms of baronial proportions and a magnificent library with stunning Lake Trasimeno views. There is an additional area which can be easily joined to the main living quarters or used as separate apartments and is to complete.There are further buildings within the walls which consist of 4 apartments and maid quarters.There are also wine cellars, a chapel, a dungeon tower, a walkway along the top of the castle ramparts and a car port for 6 cars. Around the walls is the ancient defensive moat.In total there are 28 rooms and 12 bathrooms, a total built area of about 1700 sqm, with a garden of about 1500 sqm.In addition, the property is surrounded by 15 hectares of pine and oak forests, cypress trees, and olive groves producing organic olive oil. There is even a helicopter landing field.There is excellent entertaining space within the walls, benefiting from total privacy.Cortona 8kmTerontola train station 5kmPerugia airport 32kmSiena 74kmFlorence 110kmAsking price: €4,200,000.You can see all our other properties on www.casatuscany.comProperty Feature* apartments* chapel* dungeon* forest* fortified walls* Garden* helicopter landing site* hilltop position* historic property* lake view* moat* olive groves* rampart walkway* tower* Views