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Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a Florentine mansion that has witnessed pieces of history throughout its lifetime, a villa sitting in unique commanding position amidst a park-like garden in Fiesole, sloping down towards the town of Firenze. An estate renowned for its unobstructed views of the Florentine skyline and its impeccably maintained gardens. At just 10 minutes' driving from Florence, a sweeping 3,5 hectare property with over 700 olive groves offering, among others, alfresco living in and around a marvelous Wisteria pergola.
The villa dates back to 1300 and is a Florentine landmark as it's been a literary salon during the Grand Tour first, and a shelter for the Meyer Children Hospital later, during Second World War. The charm of the past envelops you immediately upon entering the property. As you wind through the driveway you will see the Florentine typical view behind this manor house nestled in a blooming of flowers and greenery according to the season. As you gaze across the gardens, you'll take in expansive views of the Duomo and the hills surrounding Florence.
As you step through the front door of what once was a stately manor house, it's easy to envision its history as a private residence. To the right, you'll find a gracious parlor with a spectacular vista of the grounds and just beyond the foyer on the lower floor, a dining room perfect for entertaining on a grand scale. Ascend the stairs to the second level, and you'll find more than 30 bedrooms and bathrooms. The lower level of the home contains - besides the ample dining room - a small spa, a number of storage rooms, and a large kitchen. Original trim, windows and terracotta floors are found throughout the home, and Florence skyline is visible from almost all of the rooms. Just off the dining room is a large stone terrace framed by a stately hedge of boxwood. As you tour the property, you'll encounter a number of perennial gardens. Hamam, sauna, chromotherapy and Jacuzzi are to be found in the spa at the lower garden level, with the most fabulous views over the city from the tub itself.
The astonishing charm and the location of this villa demand a caring ownership that will have it renovated as it deserves.
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