This magnificent villa was once the summer residence of the famous Medici family who built it to escape the heat of the city and 500 years later it is still used as a retreat for another wonderful Florentine family who raised their now grown children here. The house ensures complete privacy, with a tall stone wall and gated entrance. The serene grounds are surrounded with stately pine trees over 100 feet tall and there is a large terrace overlooking the Mugello valley.
The 58 foot x 25 foot swimming pool is situated on a lower terrace with an expansive view of rolling landscapes.
When you enter the house, you realize just how special this place you will call home is. Each room is a treasure in itself, beautifully restored in all its splendor with vaulted ceilings, tiled floors and massive staircases. All kingsized bedrooms are luxuriously decorated and includes personal amenities such as bath soaps and shampoos. You will be amazed at the size of the closets, some are larger than 10 x 10 with large windows.
The villa is located in the Mugello area just 16 miles north of Florence, amid a beautiful landscape of wooded hills rising above cultivated valleys. The nearby towns of Borgo San Lorenzo, San Peiro a Sieve and Scarperia offer interesting sightseeing ventures. Nature trails, horseback riding and a newly built manmade lake are a short distance from the villa and offer lots of outdoor activities. You are close enough for day trips to Bologna, Parma, Modena, Florence, Pisa or Lucca. Chianti, Siena, Cortona and Arezzo can be reached in an hour yet you return home to the peace and quiet of Italian life that seems far from the tourists and crowds.
Spacious entrance with frescoed ceilings greet you as you walk through the large front doors where you will find a lounge with fireplace, living room with fireplace, lounge/study (TV), another lounge (TV) with fireplace, dining room, large eat in kitchen, formal dining room, game room with billiards, 1 large guest bathroom, a very large furnished terrace with views that stretch for miles.
1 double bedroom with bathroom with jacuzzi bath, shower and wardrobe, 1 double bedroom with bathroom with tub.
1 large double bedroom with fireplace, bathroom with shower and wardrobe, 1 double bedroom (with access to the outside) with bathroom with shower and wardrobe closet, 2 double bedrooms with bathroom with showers.
The owner's own apartment is beyond this area and retreats from Florence on occasion.
5 Full Baths
1 Half Baths
Game Room, Each bedroom has Sat TV, Telephone, Figobars, Internet connection and Air Conditioningat TV, Telephone
6 King size Bedrooms with luxury en suite baths
4 Bathroom with Shower
1 Bathroom with Tub (includes either handheld or wall mount shower)
1 Half Bath
Washer and Dryer,
Dial-up Internet Access,
High Speed Internet Access,
Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels,
2 Dishwashers, 2 Refrigerators, Ice machine, Meat slicer, Coffee maker, Wood burning oven, Billiard table, Game tables, Foosball
7.5 x 17.5 meters,
Radiant floor heating, Gardener, Pool service, High Speed ISDN Internet Connection.
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NEAREST AIRPORT: Florence,
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Borgo San Lorenzo ,
NEAREST BUS STOP: Borgo San Lorenzo,
CITIES AND TOWNS: Borgo San Lorenzo 10 minutes, Florence 45 minutes, Greve 40 mi, Radda in Chianti 45 mi, Arezzo 57 mi, San Gimignano 58 mi, Bologna 63 mi, Siena 68 mi, Cortona 75 mi, Montepulciano 76 mi
SERVICES: Heliport 10 km, horse stables 1.5 km, Tennis 5 km, Lake Bilancino ( water sports) 20 km, Golf Course 15 km,
Do to the large amount of antique furniture, this property is not suitable for small children. There is a small train station in Vicchio, but not as many connections to Florence as the one in Borgo San Lorenzo. Coach Bus stop also in Borgo San Lorenzo.