Historic villa for sale with stunning panoramic views situated in the hills overlooking Lucca.
A most impressive 16th-century historic villa occupying a commanding panoramic position, in beautiful Tuscan countryside overlooking the plain of Lucca, with landscaped garden and swimming-pool.
This splendid property in the past used to be a convent, then it was purchased by noble Lucca families and nowadays it retains much of its original features and character thanks its current owners. It is nestled in the hills surrounding the town of Lucca, a county renowned for its rich heritage and excellent lands.
The villa represents a rare masterpiece of classic architecture with two side units that are not parallel to its splendid facade, but slightly divergent so that the building can benefit from a better and more panoramic view.
Thanks to its commanding position, the property enjoys one of the most spectacular views in the area making this villa ideal for all those seeking an exclusive, private location without being away from the rest of the world. In fact, Pisa, Florence and the main Tuscan cities of art are all easily reachable by car, while the renowned sandy beaches of the Tuscan Riviera are just 30 mins drive.
Inside the villa measures 2000 sq m arranged on three levels and boasts prestigious original features including frescoed vaulted ceilings, coffered ceilings typical of noble period properties, exposed wooden beams on ceilings, marble open fireplaces, terracotta floor tiles and “seminato veneziano” reconstituted marble flooring.
This exquisIte property features 45 rooms including 11 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, various living/sitting rooms and a private consecrated church. Cellars and storerooms are all located on the ground floor while the living quarters are on the first and second floor.
Outside the villa is surrounded by a landscaped walled garden extending up to 2 hectares (5 acres), enriched with stone statues and ornamental pots, planted with olive grove and centuries-old trees. In the garden there is a swimming-pool with views across the Tuscan countryside where refreshing during hot summer days while enjoying the panorama, in addition to a lemon house of 40 sq m. The entire property is surrounded by its original stone walls that protect this splendid residence making it more private.
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This most impressive 16th century historic villa occupies a commanding panoramic position, in beautiful Tuscan countryside overlooking the plain of Lucca. The villa is in convenient peaceful setting, yet only 11 km away from Lucca town centre and is ideal for all those seeking an exclusive, private location without being away from the rest of the world. In fact, Pisa international airport is just 30km away, while Florence is 85km and Siena 148km The renowned sandy beaches of the Tuscan Riviera (Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi) are just 30 mins’ 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 centre, 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.