Historic noble estate for sale in Florence

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Located on the hill of Pian dei Giullari, overlooking Florence, this historic villa for sale completely dominates the landscape over Florence and offers a unique view.
In the second half of the 16th century this villa, once a majestic country palace with a tower, was converted into a noble estate and still preserves today the typical charm of renaissance palaces.
This property is surrounded by a wonderful fenced park of 5,000m2 divided into three levels: the first terrace, behind the villa, is a large lawn which follows the northern facade of the estate, adorned by a centuries-old wisteria.
On the East side, on the same level, you can go inside a precious, rectangular shaped, secret garden with geometric flowerbeds hemmed by boxwood hedges.
On the West side there are another two secret gardens, adorned by boxwood parterre and surrounded by high walls crowned by beautifully curved battlements and ancient cotto urns. Crossing a wrought-iron gate, you can reach the second garden, in the middle of which there is a beautiful stone basin with waterlilies.
Continuing the tour of the garden through centuries-old plants, you will reach a lovely, recently built, rectangular swimming pool surrounded by rows of tall cypresses. This historic estate also has a vegetable garden, where you can enjoy the view of some centuries-old olive trees.

The main villa has an internal surface of 1,500 m2; its rooms have been carefully and finely renovated by keeping its prestigious original materials such as its cotto tiled floors, wooden beams and marble or gray sandstone finishings.
With the renovation works the villa was divided into five apartments with independent access, which can be easily re-united. All rooms are bright, majestic and recall the fairy-tale charm of old times.
To complete this complex for sale there are 6.5 hectares of olive groves and another two buildings. The first is a 200m2 greenhouse while the second, of 100m2, is used as a tool shed.

Technical Details
Region: Tuscany
Province: Florence

Type: Luxury historic estate

Internal surface: 1,800 m2
External surface: 7 hectares

Main villa: 1,500 m2

14 bedrooms
10 bathrooms
5 kitchens
Billiard room
Separate apartment for staff

Original period swimming pool
Big terrace over the city
Indoor and outdoor garage
Conservatory: 200 m2
Agricultural annexes: 100 m2

0.5 hectares of Italian-style garden
6.5 hectares of olive groves (annual production of 10-12 ql of oil) 

Ref: 21473
price: On Application

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Tuscany Florence

Florence, the capital of Tuscany, has undisputed charm and beauty that is known throughout the world, not just as the city of monuments and historical buildings, but also as the home to many period villas located in the historic center or on the hills surrounding the "cradle of the Renaissance."
Florence is located in a scenographic position, in the middle of a wide valley surrounded by the hills of Cercina, Fiesole, Settignano, Arcetri, Poggio Imperiale, and Bellosguardo. In this landscape, there are numerous luxurious Tuscan estates, but also many luxury and prestigious villas. 
There are many attractions that the city of Florence has to offer: famous squares such as Piazza della Signoria, Piazza del Dumo, Santa Croce, San Lorenzo; historical theatres such as the Pergola, Verdi, Goldoni, Niccolini, Pulcini, as well as the famous bridges of Ponte Vecchio, Santa Trinita, Ponte alle Grazie, and Ponte alla Carraia, and last but not least, the city's walls and doors. 
Anyone wishing to purchase a period villa can find one that suits his or her needs in the sublime setting of the city of Florence.