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Villa Fiesole – Panoramic Villa overlooking Florence

Recently sold
Rif. PV30796

Features and Amenities:

  • Location: Florence
  • City: Fiesole
  • Province: Florence
  • Typology: Villa
  • Size: 470 m2 (320 m2 and 150 m2) - 5060 sq ft (3445 sq ft and 1615 sq ft)
  • Land: 1 ha - 2,47 acres
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of buildings: 2
  • Condition: Good Condition
  • Private access road: Tree lined private access road
  • Garden: Big garden with fruit trees and lush Tuscan vegetation
  • Olive Groves (# of trees): Yes 120 olive trees
  • Parking: Ample parking on the property and a garage
  • Water: Private well with 4 PVC tanks of app. 10.000 liters with a double pump, access to municipal water system
  • Extra features: 15th century main villa, stone arched loggia with panorama over Florence, renovated barn, authentic Tuscan building materials, tree lined entrance lane, ample Tuscan garden with fruit trees and olive grove.

Distances:

  • Cities:
  • Florence 2km
  • Siena 95km
  • Rome 290km
  • International Junior School 12km
  • International Upper School 10km

  • Coast:
  • Livorno 95km
  • Viareggio 105km
  • Forte dei Marmi 110km

  • Airports:
  • Florence 10km
  • Pisa 86km

  • Highways:
  • A1 Autostrada
  • SGC Florence-Pisa-Livorno

Florence

Brief Description

Villa Fiesole is a gorgeous panoramic 15th-century Villa in the hills of Fiesole overlooking the city of Florence in the valley below. A tree-lined private access lane of the property leads to the main villa and a renovated barn called “Villa Fienile”. The two story 320 m2 main villa has its entrance through a beautiful arched loggia with a stunning view over Florence. It is comprised of a triple living room, kitchen, dinning room, storage area, laundry room, cloak room, a master suite with en-suite bathroom and 2 double bedrooms with a shared bathroom.  The 150 m2 renovated barn has a double living room, study, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The estate is built in a typical Tuscan style and has Tuscan terracotta flooring, wooden beamed ceilings, pietra serena stone arches, and artisanal brickwork. It is characterized by its luminous ample spaces due to the large windows installed during renovation works.

The estate comes with 1 hectare of land with a lush typical Tuscan terraced garden with cypress trees, palms, fig trees, orange trees and oaks. There is also a wild field with 120 olive trees and trees with apples, pears, plums, peaches and khaki fruit.

Location

Villa Fiesole is a panoramic estate located in Fiesole, just outside of Florence.

Florence is known as the cradle of the Renaissance and is home to artistic and architectural masterpieces. Among the most iconic places to visit are: Il Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore, designed by Brunelleschi and Giotto, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery, where you can find on exhibition, works of art by Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci.

The Chianti region is known for some of the most prestigious wines of Tuscany. The Castello di Ama of Lecchi in Chianti, Fontodi Winery in Panzano in Chianti, and Querciabella in Greve in Chianti offer some of the best wines in the area.

Description in Detail

Villa Fiesole is a gorgeous panoramic 15th-century Villa in the hills of Fiesole overlooking the city of Florence in the valley below. A tree-lined private access lane of the property leads to a terrace with a main villa and a renovated barn with independent entrances.

The 320 m2 main villa is developed on two floors. The ground floor has its entrance through a beautiful arched loggia in local “pietra serena” sandstone with a stunning view over Florence. This entrance gives access to a large hall with a wooden staircase leading up to the first floor. The large living area is comprised of 3 living rooms, two of which are flanked by a double-faced fireplace and the third has large windows overlooking the garden. The ample kitchen has been renovated in 2013 and has an antique coal oven and an adjacent dinning room, storage area, laundry room and cloak room. Also present are a bedroom and a bathroom with a view over the garden.  The first floor of the villa has a large entrance hall/living room with access to the rooms. The master bedroom is a suite with its own small saloon, ample dressing room, and en-suite bathroom. There are also two double bedrooms that share a bathroom and a dressing room, which can potentially be turned into another bedroom. The main villa is built in a typical Tuscan style and has Tuscan terracotta flooring, wooden beamed ceilings, pietra serena stone arches, and artisanal brickwork. It is characterized by its luminous ample spaces due to the large windows installed during renovation works. 

The second building is called “Villa Fienile” and is developed over 150 m2 on two floors. On the ground floor there is a double living room with fireplace, study, kitchen, storage area and bathroom. A wooden staircase in the living room leads to the first floor where we find 1 double bedroom, 2 single bedrooms and a bathroom.

The estate comes with 1 hectare of land with a lush typical Tuscan terraced garden with cypress trees, palms, fig trees, orange trees and oaks. There is also a wild field with 120 olive trees and trees with apples, pears, plums, peaches and khaki fruit. The sunny terrace has a gazebo covered in wisteria, with a fantastic view over Florence. There is a shed for the gardening equipment and an automatic irrigation system. The property has a private well with 4 PVC tanks of app. 10.000 litres with a double pump. Also present is a large greenhouse of glass and iron, painted green to blend into the scenery.

Ample parking availabilities on the property and a garage.

The property is equipped with a perimeter and internal alarm system.

Current State and Condition

The property is in excellent, move in ready condition. The property is unfurnished.

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 cadastral registry fee, following the laws for that specific case/circumstance of the acquirer.

Utilities and Services

All necessary utilities are present. The property also has a large private well.

Potential Uses

The property can be experienced as a primary residence and due to its independent outbuilding it could also be promoted as a tourist rental location.

Lifestyle

Cities & Towns:

  • Florence 2km
  • Siena 95km
  • Rome 290km
  • International Junior School 12km
  • International Upper School 10km

Beaches & Lakes:

  • Livorno 95km
  • Viareggio 105km
  • Forte dei Marmi 110km

Airports:

  • Florence 10km
  • Pisa 86km

Highways:

  • A1 Autostrada
  • SGC Florence-Pisa-Livorno

Train Stations:

  • Florence Santa Maria Novella 6 km

Sport Facilities

  • Ugolino Golf Club is a prestigious golf club located in a peaceful environment near the border of Chianti http://www.golfugolino.it/en;
  • Golf and Country Club Le Pavoniere is located North-West of Florence and it is famous for its 18-hole golf course designed by the world famous player Arnold Palmer http://www.pavoniere.it/?lang=en.

Annual Festival in the Area

  • The Cavalcade of the Magi: during the Feast of the Epiphany (the 12th day of Christmas) local churches celebrate the Adoration of the Magi. In Florence, the celebration involves a parade in magnificent costumes that evokes the arrival of the Three Wise Men to the town of Bethlehem in search of the Messiah https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/cavalcade-magi.html;
  • Scoppio del Carro every year on Easter Sunday, Florence celebrates the Scoppio del Carro, or the ‘Explosion of the Cart’.  An old tradition where a wagon is pulled through the streets of Florence up to the main square between the Baptistery and Cathedral. The cart holds an arsenal of fireworks and a dove-shaped rocket (symbolising the Holy Spirit) https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/explosion-of-the-cart-easter.html;
  • Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a combination of soccer, rugby and wrestling. The sport was founded in the 16th century and is played in historical costumes. The four teams representing the historical neighbourhoods of the city play every year on June 24, the feast day for Florence’s Patron, St. John the Baptist https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-events/calcio-storico-fiorentino.html;
  • Florence Christmas Markets the largest Christmas market in Florence takes place in Piazza Santa Croce, and begins at the end of November and ends a few days before Christmas. The market offers crafts, food products, small furniture and Christmas decorations http://www.xmas-markets.org/florence-christmas-markets/.

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