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Villa Orchiaia – Panoramic Estate in Florentine Hills

P.O.A
Rif. PV33648

Features and Amenities:

  • Location: Florence Tuscan Countryside
  • City: Firenze
  • Typology: Country House Farm Villa Winery
  • Size: 2000m2
  • Land: 13ha-32 acres
  • Bedrooms: 16
  • Bathrooms: 13
  • Number of buildings: 6
  • Condition: Good
  • Private access road: Yes
  • Pool: Yes, 6x12m
  • Vineyard: Yes, 1ha
  • Garden: Yes, tuscan park
  • Olive Groves (# of trees): Yes, 1400 olive trees
  • Parking: Yes, outdoor, covered and indoor
  • Water: Aqueduct and private well
  • Extra features: Vineyard, olive groves, swimming pool, tennis court

Distances:

  • Cities:
  • Florence 12km
  • Greve in Chianti 30km
  • San Gimignano 56km
  • Lucca 78km
  • Siena 74km

  • Coast:
  • Livorno 82km
  • Viareggio 103km
  • Forte dei Marmi 110km

  • Airports:
  • Florence 12km
  • Pisa 75km

  • Highways:
  • SGC Florence – Pisa – Livorno
  • A1 Autostrada del Sole

Brief Description

A prestigious 15th-century villa and farmhouse in a very panoramic position on the Southern hills of Florence, Villa Orciaia enjoys a wonderful view over the city and the hills of Fiesole.  Located just 15 minutes from the city center the 2000m2 property is developed over various buildings and shows great potential to be converted to various purposes with only mild modernization works. Consisting of a main villa, staff quarters, 2 restored farmhouses, garage and agricultural annex with cantina.

Villa Orciaia is located in a 13ha estate in a lush Tuscan park with typical cypresses, olive trees, and countless terracotta vases with lemon and orange trees. The estate has a 1ha vineyard that produces 50 ql of red wine, officially inscribed in the Consorzio dei Colli Fiorentini, and an olive grove of 1400 olives producing around 20/30 ql. The beautiful and productive estate is completed by various areas dedicated to sport, relaxation and outside dining with private tennis court and panoramic swimming pool.

Villa Orciaia is a typical Tuscan estate with plenty of space to realize a Tuscan dream property to own taste with plenty of space to host guests and share the beauty of the Florentine countryside.

Location

Villa Orciaia is located in the Florentine countryside and only 15 minutes from the city center, which opens a world of things to do and places to visit.

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.

Only 30 minutes south of Florence the Chianti region is found, and it is here one can experience 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

A prestigious 15th-century villa and farmhouse in a very panoramic position on the Southern hills of Florence, Villa Orciaia enjoys a wonderful view over the city and the hills of Fiesole. Originating from a time when noble families built tower houses to have a defendable and high position over the surrounding countryside while maintaining vicinity to the city of Florence. The villa is located just 15 minutes from the city center of the famous Renaissance city.

The 2000m2 property is developed over various buildings that have been fully restored to their former glory, with typical Tuscan finishes such as terracotta floors, high wooden beamed ceilings, arched windows, and cozy fireplaces. The vast property shows great potential and has plenty of space to be converted to various purposes with only mild modernization works. It would make an excellent agriturismo, primary or secondary residence with guest quarters or can be rented out on the international rental circuit.

Main Villa (824m2):

The main villa consists of a double living room, dining room, large kitchen, 5 sizeable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (one of which is located in the panoramic tower).

Staff quarters (223 m2):

Independent entrance, living room, kitchen-dinning room, 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms

First restored farmhouse (242m2):

Developed over 2 floors: independent access, large living room, kitchen, studio, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, covered parking and a scenic loggia with pizza oven for outdoor dining

Second restored farmhouse (232m2):

Developed over 2 floors: independent access, living room, kitchen, studio, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, covered parking and a scenic loggia for outdoor dining

Agricultural annex (144m2):

With large cellars for the production and storage of wine and oil

Garage: comfortable indoor parking for 2 cars

The elegant main villa is flanked by a lovely private chapel and a luminous glass lemon house. Villa Orciaia is located in a 13ha estate in a lush Tuscan park with typical cypresses, olive trees, and countless terracotta vases with lemon and orange trees. The estate has a 1ha vineyard that produces 50 ql of red wine, officially inscribed in the Consorzio dei Colli Fiorentini, and an olive grove of 1400 olives producing around 20/30 ql.

The beautiful and productive estate is completed by various areas dedicated to sport, relaxation and outside dining. The property has a private tennis court with a small outbuilding for the changing and shower room. It is also possible to enjoy the panoramic view from a sunbed on the lush lawn under the villa, right next to the 6x12m swimming pool.

Villa Orciaia is a typical Tuscan estate with plenty of space to realize a Tuscan dream property to own taste with plenty of space to host guests and share the beauty of the Florentine countryside.

Current State and Condition

The property is in good move-in-ready conditions, howbeit it could use some modernization works. 

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 experienced as a first or second home with comfortable independent guesthouses and/or to be promoted internationally for tourist rental, to generate income.

Lifestyle

Cities & Towns:

  • Florence 12km
  • Greve in Chianti 30km
  • San Gimignano 56km
  • Lucca 78km
  • Siena 74km

Beaches & Lakes:

  • Livorno 82km
  • Viareggio 103km
  • Forte dei Marmi 110km

Airports:

  • Florence 12km
  • Pisa 75km

Highways:

  • SGC Florence – Pisa – Livorno
  • A1 Autostrada del Sole

Sport Facilities

  • Golf Club Parco di Firenze is about a 20 minute-drive from the property and close to the Arno http://www.parcodifirenze.it/web/;
  • 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) that are set off. 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 the16th century and is played in historical costumes. The four teams representing the historical neighbourhoods of the city play every year on June 24, which is 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/.

Suggested Restaurants

Suggested Hotels

  • The Four Seasons Hotel is a 5 star resort located in Florence, set in a former 16th-Century convent near Giardino della Gherardesca found close to all of the city’s attractions http://www.fourseasons.com/florence/;
  • Westin Excelsior 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 http://www.westinflorence.com/;
  • The St. Regis of Florence is set in a historic building, and offers a Michelin-star restaurant, Winter Garden by Caino, this 5-star hotel features luxury rooms with antique furnishings http://www.stregisflorence.com.

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