The elegant historic villa for sale on the hills of Pietrasanta enjoys a unique position, immersed in greenery and with a breathtaking panorama stretching from the Apuan Alps to the sea.
The villa is located a few kilometres from the historic centre of Pietrasanta and the beaches of Forte dei Marmi in a reserved but easily accessible position.
The property, dating back to the 15th century, has a unique charm and tells its story perfectly, initially built by important marble traders and later transformed into a noble villa. In 1778 it was enlarged and rebuilt.
The villa is protected and surrounded by walls that give it privacy and hide the well-kept and beautiful Italian-style gardens, which are laid out on two main levels and surround it, covering a total area of approximately 4000 square metres. In the gardens there are various relaxation areas, a fountain that gives tranquillity and makes relaxing a pleasure, a garden with medicinal plants, aromatic herbs and various citrus trees as well as a wonderful flat area that could be the ideal space for a swimming pool. The plan of the villa is U-shaped, with a surface area of approximately 500 square metres distributed over two main levels and a basement of approximately 80 square metres. Internally, all the original elements of the residence have been recovered, terracotta floors, others in stone and marble, beamed ceilings and frescoes dating back to 1500. On the ground floor of the main dwelling we find a large entrance hall that effectively divides the villa into two parts and opens onto the inner courtyard, immediately offering a unique natural view to those who enter, perfectly combining the natural exterior with the charm of the ancient interior. On this floor we find the magnificent consecrated chapel, a unique place with access also from the outside, a charming study with a sea view, a library, the dining room and the functional and ample modern kitchen with exit to the internal courtyard, another salon, the ancient kitchen, as well as a marble bathroom with shower and the functional storage room.
Two stone staircases, one noble and the other once used by the service staff, lead to the upper floor where we are welcomed by a beautiful frescoed living room around which there are four bedrooms, each frescoed in a different way, all rich charming and with wonderful views.
A walk-in wardrobe, a study, a spacious bathroom and three storage rooms complete the floor. From this floor it is possible to exit directly onto the terraced garden, connected to the villa at the top of the hill. Equipped with both external and internal staircase access, the basement of the main villa houses a technical room, the laundry room and the ancient cellar once used for winemaking with the original dirt floor still intact.Completing the property are several outbuildings, including a recently renovated one with a magnificent wood-burning oven that can also be used in winter, a second building that could be used as an annex, and a third of approximately 50 square metres with a ceiling height of 7 metres, formerly used as a studio/warehouse for the artist who made this home truly iconic and exclusive.
This property for sale in Pietrasanta, unique of its kind, is an ideal solution for anyone wishing to live in a quiet place, in a dwelling that has kept its historicity intact over the years, full of charm but not too far from the various tourist centres that characterise this area. Show more Show less
The property is perfectly integrated in the Mediterranean vegetation that characterises the green hills of Versilia, and is easily accessible by car, being only a few minutes away from the nearest town centre with various shops, restaurants and facilities. The renowned beaches of Forte dei Marmi are only 8 km away (10 minutes by car) while the picturesque town of Pietrasanta is 5 km away.
Pietrasanta, old medieval town, is considered the historical capital of Versilia. It is an attractive destination for cultural and niche tourism. It has been defined the “small Athens” of Versilia for its concentration of artists who decided to live there and boasts a long tradition of marble working. The historical centre is a village with a perfect geometrical form conceived as ideal Christian city, with the main route forming a cross with the square and the four crosses of the side streets. The heart of this enchanting historic centre, full of monuments, is the Cathedral, collegiate church of San Marino, and its wonderful square with two main pedestrian streets dotted with fashionable shops, trendy boutiques, art galleries, pubs and typical restaurants in a constant stream of citizens and tourists.
The city, lying at the foot of the hills that join the plain to the Apuan Alps, the Municipality of Pietrasanta, and its city centre, includes several areas: heading towards the sea, you find the well-known seaside resort of Marina di Pietrasanta with its large tourist affluence and its districts of Fiumetto, Tonfano, Motrone and Focette. The sea, a thick pinewood, a lot of shops, pubs and restaurants, market stalls and children’s playgrounds characterize all the area.
Moreover, on the hills you find the hamlets of Strettoia, Vallecchia, Valdicastello Carducci, immersed in the green and peace, besides the panoramic Capriglia and Capezzano Monte with splendid views of Versilia coastline, ranging from Palmaria Island, in the Gulf of La Spezia, to the coast of Livorno and the Island of Gorgona up to Corsica Island. Show more Show less