Prestigious Historic Castle near Florence
Prestigious historic castle in a dominant position on the hills, just 30 minutes from the historic center of Florence. A long road lined with cypresses leads us to the 2500sqm property, divided into five independent apartments, easily reconnected to each other, at the choice of the current owners who live there. Each unit can be brought back to a single structure or possibly can be divided into further units, preserving its style and respecting its historical constraints.
The castle has numerous rooms, large vaulted halls, important frescoes, columns, stone fireplaces and decorative elements from the Renaissance language and style, counting about 100 rooms, 20 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, large internal courtyards and large terraces with views. Two large loggias open on the south side, one on the ground floor and the other on the upper floor. The entrance from the main gate leads to a majestic representative square of over 2000 square meters that can be used both as a private parking lot and for events, weddings, or important receptions. The park in front of the villa with about 2 hectares of olive trees overlooks the town below and in the distance, you can admire the Duomo of Florence.
The first historical traces of the castle date back to the year 1134 BC. A villa inhabited and visited over time by illustrious historical figures, such as the Grand Duke Leopoldo II and Florentine noble families, such as the Aleotti, the Rimbettini, and the Lappacci. At the beginning of the sixteenth century the entire area, including the castle, became the property of the Salviati, an ancient Florentine family in rapid social rise, related to the Grand Duke Cosimo de ‘Medici. A unique property of its kind, full of history, in perfect condition, and maintained over time thanks to careful and constant restorations that have preserved the value and authenticity of the time.
Much of the furniture dates back to the time, still present inside the villa together with the famous collectible ceramics and paintings depicting family dynasties.
The villa represents a versatile opportunity that can be evaluated for various types of use and purposes. Definitely a representative solution in a context-rich in history and great elegance.