Villa for sale near Florence and Chianti

Villa Antico Sogno – Historical villa for sale in the countryside very close to Florence

Price €: 3.500.000
Rif. PV11975

Features and Amenities:

  • Location: Florence Tuscan Countryside
  • City: Impruneta
  • Province: Florence
  • Typology: Country House Noble Villa Villa
  • Size: 800 m2 - 8,611 sqft
  • Land: 3,000 m2 - 0.3 ha - 0.74 acres
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Number of buildings: 1
  • Condition: Move-in ready
  • Private access road: About 1km of narrow road but easily accessible
  • Pool: Yes
  • Garden: Italian style garden of about 3,000 m2
  • Olive Groves (# of trees): Yes, in the garden
  • Air conditioning: Yes, in the bedrooms
  • Heating: Yes
  • Parking: External
  • Solar panels: No
  • Water: Yes

Distances:

  • Cities:
  • Impruneta 5km;
  • Florence 9km;
  • San Casciano in Val di Pesa 16km;
  • Greve in Chianti 20km;
  • Siena 66km;
  • Arezzo 75km;
  • Lucca 80km

  • Coast:
  • Livorno 95km;
  • Viareggio 110km;
  • Forte dei Marmi 115km

  • Airports:
  • Firenze 15km;
  • Pisa 85km

  • Highways:
  • A1 Motorway;
  • Chiantigiana Road;
  • SP 70

Florence Tuscan Countryside

Brief Description

Villa Antico Sogno is a historical villa of about 800 m2 in total, located just a few km outside the city centre of Florence.

It belongs to what once used to be a small borgo, it is free on three sides and it develops on two floors plus the tower and a basement. It also has an adjacent apartment with independent entrance of about 90 m2 and it offers in total 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.

In the private garden at the back of the property there are a swimming pool and several olive trees.

Energy Class E

 

Location

Villa Antico Sogno is located only 9km outside of Florence, on the way to Impruneta and to the region of Chianti.

Being so conveniently located opens a real world of things to do and places to visit. For example, nearby you can find typical restaurants, from the most traditional to the most sophisticated ones. One that definitely worth a mention is Enoteca Pinchiorri in via Ghibellina, which offers an elegant blend of contemporary design and Tuscan paintings of the nineteenth century, in addition to a very sophisticated environment and a very refined cuisine http://enotecapinchiorri.it.

Walking through the center of Florence, everywhere you look you are surrounded by the Renaissance history of the city, home to artistic and architectural masterpieces.

Among the most iconic places is the Cathedral – Il Duomo which was designed by Brunelleschi and Giotto, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, where you can find on display works by excellent artists such as Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci http://www.uffizi.com.

Nestled between the Renaissance wonders, is Il Vinaino, the local restaurant most reviewed in the world, where you can enjoy typical Tuscan goodness and the lively atmosphere of the streets of downtown. Florence in particular, is a city always active and busy all year with international tourists.

Just a short drive and you will reach instead the renowned region of Chianti, especially popular for the many wine tasting opportunities offered. Wine tastings have to be experienced, they are great opportunities to experience one of the most peculiar Tuscan aspect such as all its prestigious wines. Some suggestion on where to go for this are Castello di Ama in Lecchi in Chianti http://www.castellodiama.com, Fontodi Winery in Panzano in Chianti http://www.fontodi.com, in Greve in Chianti we suggest you to go to Querciabella http://www.querciabella.com and, last but not least, in San Casciano in Val di Pesa there is the famous and renowned Cantina Antinori http://antinorichianticlassico.it/en.

 

Description in Detail

Villa Antico Sogno is a historical luxury villa of about 800 m2 in total, located just a few km outside the city centre of Florence.

The villa represents the main body of what it used to be a little borgo surrounded by olive trees. It is free on three sides and, despite the proximity to the other buildings, it enjoys total privacy also thanks to a 3,000 m2 private garden at the back of the villa.

The rectangular, solid shape of the villa with its central tower reminds the classical Florentine villas that were built centuries ago, known for belonging to the noble families. In fact, the villa was built in 1400 and it has undergone a number of improvements and restorations so to offer every comfort and luxurious element. 

The villa consist of two floors plus the tower and a basement.

There are two entrances to the villa on the ground floor, one of which leads through the garden. Entering the ground floor, we find the wide and bright living areas connected to each other thanks to beautiful big arches, one of which having a classical wooden piano in one corner; then, the fully equipped kitchen, the dining room and the laundry area. All environments are elegantly furnished with high class decoration and furnishing and the kitchen has that rustic style typical of Tuscan country houses.

A beautiful, stone stairway with wrought iron railing leads to the first floor, characterized by a minstrel gallery overlooking the dining room. Here we find the ‘night area’ comprising of 5 bedrooms with bathrooms, a large wardrobe and a service apartment.

The tower is used as a library and a gym and it has wonderful panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

The entire property is characterized by cotto tile floors, wooden beam ceilings, wooden doors and marble elements in some of the bathrooms and in the kitchen.

Also belonging to the property is an adjacent apartment of about 90 m2, which has its independent entrance.

The 3,000 m2 Italian garden at the back of the villa includes a swimming pool and several olive trees.

 

 

Current State and Condition

The property was originally built in 1400. It has undergone several restoration and improvements and it is now in excellent condition and ready to be lived in.

Land Registry Details

The property is in good standing and in compliance with local building and zoning regulations. When a sale is registered to a private individual, it is subject to a mortgage and/or cadastral registry fee, following the laws for that specific case/circumstance of the acquirer.

Utilities and Services

All necessary utilities are present.

Potential Uses

The property is a perfect solution to be immediately experienced and used as a first or second home, and / or to be managed on international circuits of tourist rentals, so to generate an interesting income. The location very close to Florence and its facilities is certainly a plus.

Lifestyle

Cities & Towns:

  • Impruneta 5km;
  • Florence 9km;
  • San Casciano in Val di Pesa 16km;
  • Greve in Chianti 20km;
  • Siena 66km;
  • Arezzo 75km;
  • Lucca 80km

Beaches & Lakes:

  • Livorno 95km;
  • Viareggio 110km;
  • Forte dei Marmi 115km

Airports:

  • Firenze 15km;
  • Pisa 85km

Highways:

  • A1 Motorway;
  • Chiantigiana Road;
  • SP 70

Sport Facilities

  • Just 10km away from the property, the Golf Club Ugolino is not just to indulge in the game of golf, but it lets you wander through a landscape of great natural beauty, surrounded by olive and other fruit trees: http://www.golfugolino.it/en;
  • Golf Club Parco di Firenze is a pleasant 9-hole course with verdant fairways, manicured elevated greens, shrubs, tees and water hazards the make “The Park” a real challenge for players of all standards. It is really close to the city, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Florence: http://www.parcodifirenze.it/web/
  • Golf and Country Club Le Pavoniere: in the heart of Tuscany, only 40 minutes from Florence, the course is challenging and able to test your ability searching for the perfect round. It has eighteen holes designed by a world famous player, Arnold Palmer, with perfect lines of play, greens protected by insidious bunkers and strategic water hazards (http://www.pavoniere.it/?lang=en)

Annual Festival in the Area

  • The Cavalcade of the Magi: in Christianity, January 6 is the feast of the Epiphany (the 12th day of Christmas) and churches celebrate with the Adoration of the Magi. In Florence, the celebration involves a big parade in magnificent costumes that evoke the arrival of the three Wise Men to the little town of Bethlehem in search of the Messiah. https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/cavalcade-magi.html;
  • Scoppio del Carro: on Easter Sunday, every year, Florence celebrates the religious holiday with the Scoppio del Carro, or the “Explosion of the Cart”. An old tradition where an elaborate wagon is pulled through the streets of Florence up to the square between the Baptistry and Cathedral. The cart has a suitable arsenal of fireworks, and a dove-shaped rocket (symbolising the Holy Spirit) which sets off a ferocious dance of fire as it explodes. In the old tradition, a big bang meant a good harvest. https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/explosion-of-the-cart-easter.html;
  • The Calcio Storico Fiorentino: the Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a combination of soccer, rugby and wrestling. Originated in the16th century and still played yearly Florence in historical costumes. The four teams representing the historical neighborhoods of the city play against each other on June 24 which is Florence’s patron saint’s feast day for St. John the Baptist https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/calcio-storico-fiorentino.html;
  • Florence Christmas Markets: many Christmas markets take place in Florence in the weeks before Christmas (especially during the weekends). The biggest Christmas market in Florence is located in Piazza Santa Croce, and generally lasts from the end of November to the last days before Christmas. It draws on the tradition of German markets, with the typical small wooden houses, and offers different items from crafts to food products, small furniture and Christmas decorations. http://www.xmas-markets.org/florence-christmas-markets/

Suggested Restaurants

  • Enoteca Pinchiorri is a 3 Michelin Stars restaurant in via Ghibellina, which offers an elegant blend of contemporary design and Tuscan paintings of the nineteenth century, in addition to a sophisticated environment and a very refined cuisine http://enotecapinchiorri.it.;
  • Nestled between the Renaissance wonders, is Il Vinaino, the local restaurant most reviewed by the world, where you can enjoy typical Tuscan goodness and the lively atmosphere of the streets of downtown;
  • Il Palagio is a 1 Michelin Star restaurant located inside the Florence’s luxurious Four Seasons Hotel: it owes its culinary excellence to executive chef Vito Mollica, who stands firm to the belief that fine dining comes from “knowing the man behind the producer”, something that the chef became acquainted with as a young boy, watching his mother cook in the kitchen of their southern Italian home http://www.ilpalagioristorante.it

Suggested Hotels

  • The Four Seasons Hotel is set in a former 16th Century convent near Giardino della Gherardesca, one the oldest, largest and most elegant Florentine gardens in the city. It is close to the best things the city of Florence has to offer while enjoying the rest and relaxation of a modern urban resort at five-star hotel http://www.fourseasons.com/florence/;
  • The Westin Excelsior (http://www.westinflorence.com) is located in an enchanting and historical building in piazza Ognissanti, in the heart of Florence. Here you will find one of the best views of the city in a contemporary roof top garden with 360-degree views and with a bar and a well known fine dining Michelin Star restaurant, Sesto on Arno (http://www.sestoonarno.com);
  • Set along the Arno River with stunning views of the Ponte Vecchio, The St. Regis Florence is set in a historic building, and offers a Michelin-star restaurant named Winter Garden by Caino, this 5-star hotel features a spa and gym, and luxury rooms with antique furnishings http://www.stregisflorence.com

Other Recommendations

  •  Le Baccanti Tours: this is an excellent private horseback ride for riders of all experience levels, and is located within 30 minutes driving time from Florence. Your English-speaking expert guide will take you off the beaten track, into the Tuscan countryside via side roads, and historic trails as they pass through olive groves and vineyards in the heart of Chianti http://www.lebaccanti.com/en/tour/Horse-Riding-near-Florence/;
  • Equitours: you have the opportunity to experience horseback riding in the beautiful unspoiled Chianti region between Florence and Siena, which gave its name to the wine, through the lovely countryside of rolling hills, forest, vineyards, picturesque villages and ancient castles http://www.equitours.com/horseback-riding-destinations/southern-europe/italy/

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