Believed to have been designed by Michelangelo or certainly one of his pupils, this stunning villa is a truly remarkable example of renaissance residential architecture at its peak. Passing through the hands of various Italian nobility since the 15th century, the villa is now classified as a Historic Monument by the city's "Fine Arts" administration due to its magnificent features, its symmetrical plans and facades.
Plot: 45,000m² approx. (4.5 Ha)
Entirely restored, the villa, in a prime location, provides 8 spacious bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 3 spacious lounges, and 3 dining rooms. A lift links all three floors. With an approximate habitable floor space of 1,600m2 and a total floorspace of 1,850 m2 including staff quarters and other areas. There is an ample cellar for storage of the olive oil produced from the groves on the estate.
The restoration took particular care to retain the original features and character, such as high ceilings, open fireplaces, ornate limestone archways, original tiled flooring and shutters. The addition of modern fixtures and fittings such as air conditioning and elevator, give us the final result which is an extremely comfortable family home fit for modern living in a prime location.
The villa sits in 4.5 Ha (11acres) of land that can be described as a very manageable plot. The immediate lawns that surround the villa extend naturally without borders into olive groves.
Extra Virgin olive oil is produced every year from the 800 olive trees within the grounds. The 17m heated pool is hidden amongst the olive groves.
Located in the beautiful village of San Casciano Val di Pesa, just about 12.5 kilometres away from Florence.