Immersed in the green hills that separate Lucca from Pisa, this luxurious, perfectly renovated historic villa with outbuilding, swimming pool and tennis court is for sale.The prestigious residence is located in a dominant position, within a plot of approximately 12,700 m2, on a hill from which it is possible to admire the entire Pisan plain up to the Tower of Pisa and is surrounded by a beautiful olive grove.Access to the property is guaranteed by two driveways, which lead to the two private car parks and by a pedestrian passage inserted in the ancient walls that protect the villa, giving it absolute privacy.
The prestigious villa, for sale in Tuscany, dating back to the 12th century, was a fortified monastery, and in the 17th century the property acquired its current shape of a fortified castle.
The residence belonged to the Gambacorti family, then to other important noble families, who over the years have never modified its historical layout. The current owners have carried out a careful renovation with great care and attention to historical details: the marvelous frescoes and the perfectly maintained floors in Venetian mosaic, others in terracotta, ancient stone and marble fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, its towers and the recovery of ancient statues and fountains in the park.
The main villa is spread over three above-ground levels, plus a small portion in the basement and adjoining garage, for a total area of approximately 1,230 square meters.
The villa, on the ground floor, is characterized by a double entrance, on the front and back of the building, connected to two large communicating halls, entirely frescoed, which give depth to the villa and allow you to enjoy the view of the garden. The glance is truly impressive.
On both sides of the central halls, various rooms develop: a large kitchen, a formal dining room, a study, another living room and two spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet.
The first floor follows the same layout as the ground floor, with the two central frescoed salons and, around them, the four bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Going further up, you access a mezzanine floor where a bedroom with mezzanine and bathroom has been created.The second floor, located in the attic and characterized by considerable heights, offers large spaces, a games room equipped with billiards characterizes the central part while around it you can easily create three further bedrooms or relaxation areas, as well as three bathrooms.
To complete the main villa, we find a laundry room, a large cellar and a room used as storage for agricultural machinery in the basement.
Adjacent to the villa, within a larger building, is the dependance of approximately 50 square meters, an ideal space for guests or staff, perfectly restored and in which a small flat has been created. It consists of a living room with fireplace, kitchenette and bathroom on the ground floor and bedroom on the first floor.
Not far from this building is the spa of about 20 square meters, created from the ancient water collection tanks located under the garden of the villa, in the basement, where there are a small pool with hydromassage and a Turkish bath.
Externally, the prestigious property for sale in the hills of Pisa has a well-kept park, an olive grove, a large 25 x 10 meter swimming pool with solarium area, a tennis court and ample parking spaces.
The property for sale is an excellent investment for anyone wishing to stay in a villa that is rich in history, well-maintained and close to all the major Tuscan art cities and their amenities, as well as being particularly suitable for those wishing to invest in a small boutique hotel, with space for events and weddings. Show more Show less
This antique dwelling, for sale on the first Pisan hills, enjoys a unique position, immersed in the Tuscan countryside and a short walk from the centre of the town, where all essential services are present, close to the renowned Bagni di Pisa and only 15 minutes from Lucca, Pisa and the sea can be reached by car in 20 minutes.
The Pisan Hills, a small but splendid area of Tuscany not far from the Tyrrhenian Sea and still immersed in the peace of an immaculate nature, extend from Pontedera to Volterra, in a soft landscape of undulating lines, still intact in its morphology. To the east, towards the coast, they border with those of Livorno and to the west with those of Florence.
Amidst gentle plains, hills rich in age-old woods and lush vineyards rise the bell towers of charming villages that invite you to discover fairytale landscapes, vestiges of the past and delights for the palate.
The charm of the small mediaeval villages, with their ancient castles, palaces and stately villas, which have all the charm of centuries, their churches full of hidden treasures, attract the eyes and eyes of quality tourism.
The natural spaces where one can then walk in harmony with the environment satisfy lovers of peace, the short distances and gentle slopes invite one to leave the car whenever possible and proceed on foot, but also by mountain bike or on horseback.