Villa Via di San Leonardo

Villa Via Di San Leonardo- historical villa for sale in Florence centre

Price €: Up to 5M
Rif. PV26209

Features and Amenities:

  • Location: Florence Florence city Centre
  • City: Florence
  • Province: Florence
  • Typology: Noble Villa Villa
  • Size: 700mq – 7,534 sq.ft.
  • Land: 1,15 hectares – 2.84 acres
  • Bedrooms: 7+
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Number of buildings: 2
  • Condition: Good
  • Private access road: Private driveway
  • Pool: Yes
  • Vineyard: No
  • Garden: Yes
  • Olive Groves (# of trees): Yes (approximately 150 trees)
  • Heating: Yes
  • Parking: Garage and external area used for parking.
  • Water: Yes
  • Extra features: For a city home the terrain is spacious as it includes a tennis court, pool and beautiful gardens. The home is also located very close to the International Schools.

Distances:

  • Cities:
  • Siena 70km
  • Rome 300km
  • International Junior School 12km
  • International Upper School 2km

  • Coast:
  • Livorno 91km
  • Viareggio 110km
  • Forte dei Marmi 115km

  • Airports:
  • Florence 10km
  • Pisa 85km

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

Florence Florence city Centre

Brief Description

Villa Via Di San Leonardo is a historical estate dating back to the 15th-16th centuries located in Florence city centre, only a few kilometres away from the International Schools. The estate is composed of 1 hectare of land including beautiful, well-kept gardens, parkland, a pool and a tennis court. The property consists of four-story main villa (free on 3 sides) and a small guesthouse measuring approximately 700mq, offering a total of 7+ bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.

Energy Class G

Location

Villa Via Di San Leonardo is an enchanting and historical estate found in Florence city centre.

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 Via Di San Leonardo is a historical estate dating back to the 15th-16th centuries located in Florence city centre, only a few kilometres away from the International Schools. The estate is composed of 1 hectare of land, and includes architecturally designed gardens that have been nominated one of the most beautiful gardens of Florence, along with parkland where there is a tennis court and a lovely swimming pool. The terrain also includes various fruit trees and olive trees that produce approximately 250 liters of organic extra virgin olive oil every year.

The estate consists of two buildings: a main villa and a guesthouse, and they are free on three sides.

Main Villa:

The main villa (600mq) develops on four levels and includes a grand courtyard, three independent entrances and a double car garage.

The ground floor offers the main entrance, a study, two spacious salons with an antique fireplace, a guest bathroom, a dining room, an office and kitchen with access to the courtyard, a laundry area, a pantry, a workspace along with two staff bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms.

The first floor is composed of a living area with large windows that face the gardens, three bedrooms with wardrobes and two bathrooms.

The second floor accommodates a game room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The basement floor is currently used as storage space.

Guesthouse:

The guesthouse measures approximately 80mq and includes a kitchen, one bathroom and three other rooms. The small home was obtained from the old chapel dating back to the 16th century. The guesthouse currently requires restoration works.

Current State and Condition

The property is in good condition. The guesthouse requires renovation 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 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 can be experienced as a first or second home and as an internationally promoted hotel/tourist rental location. At the moment the other half of the villa is also for sale, which consists of a two-story apartment measuring approximately 400mq that requires restoration works.

Lifestyle

Cities & Towns:

  • Siena 70km
  • Rome 300km
  • International Junior School 12km
  • International Upper School 2km

Beaches & Lakes:

  • Livorno 91km
  • Viareggio 110km
  • Forte dei Marmi 115km

Airports:

  • Florence 10km
  • Pisa 85km

Highways:

  • A1 Autostrada
  • SGC Florence-Pisa-Livorno

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/.

Suggested Restaurants

  • Enoteca Pinchiorri a 3 Michelin Star restaurant located in via Ghibellina, offers an elegant blend of modern design and a sophisticated menu http://enotecapinchiorri.it.;
  • Il Santo Bevitore and Il Santino, are two neighbouring restaurants that represent fine Italian cuisine http://ilsantobevitore.com;
  • Il Palagio a 1 Michelin Star restaurant located at the Four Seasons Hotel, owes its culinary excellence to executive chef Vito Mollica http://www.ilpalagioristorante.it.

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 a 5 star hotel featuring luxury rooms and a Michelin-star restaurant http://www.stregisflorence.com.

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