A prestigious historic villa surrounded by its walled garden, conveniently located in beautiful Tuscan countryside, yet only 10 mins drive from Lucca town centre.
This splendid villa is accessed via a private driveway leading to the entrance gate that opens on to the wonderful walled garden surrounding the villa.
The elegant and impressive facade of this most attractive Villa perfectly reflects the historical era in which the property was built. The property, requiring renovation, still retains much of its original features and charm including the wonderful loggia and the marble well, both designed and built by the sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati, an Italian architect and sculptor, born at Settignano, near Florence in 1511 who studied under Baccio Bandinelli and Jacopo Sansovino.
Inside it provides large accommodation arranged on three levels with a total surface area of approx 1200 sq m. The basement consists of spacious and numerous rooms used as cantina-rooms (wine-cellars) and storerooms where in the past people used to store olive oil and wine. This floor is connected to the groundfloor by internal staircase, yet it benefits from its own access from the garden. The ground floor features the main entrance through the imposing front-door that opens onto the large reception room. This level consists of an ancient kitchen with adjoining room used as pantry and door onto the rear garden, a small second kitchen with dining area and open fireplace, four interconnecting reception rooms, namely sitting room, drawing room, breakfast room and living room, 2 bathrooms. We can still admire its fabulous loggia, situated on the rear side of the garden facing the Tuscan countryside, an ideal space where having “al-fresco” dining in complete privacy.
The first floor is connected to the ground floor by a graceful original stone staircase, it consists of a wide living room, 10 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. From this level you can walk up to the “Altana” a sort of covered roof-terrace or a room located within a little tower, typical of Tuscan period villas, overlooking the picturesque countryside.
A large piece of land extending up to 6.000 sq m (1,5 acres) situated adjoining the garden is included in the sale.
Thanks to its beautiful parkland and its large reception rooms this villa could be used as main luxury residence as well as business opportunity, in fact it could be the perfect place where hosting events, meetings and marriages. Show more Show less
This splendid historic villa is conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Tuscan countryside, yet only 10 mins’ from Lucca town centre. The golden and long beaches of the renowned Tuscan Riviera are only 26 km away and are easily reachable within 30 mins' drive. Pisa international airport is 24 km away and it can be reached within half an hour's drive. For those who love skiing Abetone ski resort is easily reached by car within an hour's drive. The city of Lucca is traditionally called “the city of the hundred churches” for the great number of worship sites belonging to different ages, set inside the imposing tree-lined renaissance walls surrounding the city, being one of Tuscan treasures. A small and old city-state with its unchanged charm, a starting or crossing point that cannot be omitted for its artistic beauty and evocative atmosphere. After visiting this city, many foreign visitors chose this city as place of residence. Exploring Lucca means immersing yourself through the narrow streets of the best preserved historical centres, walking around the famous walls, enjoying typical local dishes in taverns and taking part in artistic-cultural initiatives. Whoever visits the city of Lucca will be positively surprised by the possibility to live peacefully every aspect of its historical centre and hilly surroundings, together with the chance to reach the sea of the famous Versilia coastline, only 30 km away.