Built in the 11th century as a military watch tower, enlarged and used as a convent in the 13th century and then as a home by the Florentine nobility in the 14th century, this charming Tuscan property has a rich history.
Carefully restored In 1983, the villa retains many original features such as its original beams in oak or chestnut, terracotta floors and stone walls, creating an atmospheric interior which is evocative of its past. Outside, the ancient portico supported by sandstone columns creates a splendid summer living area with a large terrace with views over the peaks of the Apuan Alps.
In total, the villa has 1200 sqm of living space, with 37 rooms, including 3 large refurbished apartments with a further apartment still to be completed.
The entrance is via a charming, paved stone area (formerly used for threshing).
The property is composed as follows:
Apartment 1: Fully restored (500 square meters)
Apartment 2: Fully restored (185 square meters)
Apartment 3: Fully restored (200 square meters)
Apartment 4: Partially restored (115 square meters)
Tinaia: Formerly used for wine preparation, partially restored (56 square meters)
Tavern 1: Partially restored (48 square meters)
Tavern 2: Partially restored ( 28 square meters), external and independent.
Common areas of approx 100 square meters.
Flat: To fully restored (70 sqm)
Land: The property is surrounded by 1 hectare of land with an olive grove.
Municipal water, LPG gas, wifi.
Access: Country road of 500 metres.
Distances: Amenities inc a restaurant 2kms, Florence can be reached in 15 minutes.
* close to amenities
* close to Florence
* former convent
* Former watchtower
* historic building
* original features
* Stone walls
* terracotta floors
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