Imposing and prestigious Medici villa

$4,185,071
10
Bedrooms
10
Bathrooms
14758
ft2
107639
ft2

Description

Imposing and prestigious Medici villa for sale immersed in the countryside at a short distance from Pisa. The villa maintains the original charm of the frescoes that enrich the walls of the various rooms and numerous other details, such as the small private chapel. It rises on 3 levels topped by a small 360-degree panoramic tower over the surrounding countryside. Around there is a large private pa...
Imposing and prestigious Medici villa for sale immersed in the countryside at a short distance from Pisa. The villa maintains the original charm of the frescoes that enrich the walls of the various rooms and numerous other details, such as the small private chapel. It rises on 3 levels topped by a small 360-degree panoramic tower over the surrounding countryside. Around there is a large private park that gives privacy and majesty.
Location
Rolling hills of the Pisan countryside create a background of this magnificent villa whose origins date back to Medici period of Tuscan history. Placed slightly high on a hill and surrounded by a large park, it dominates underlying village to whom it seems offering protection and shelter, while villa itself enjoys protection and privacy thanks to tall trees that surround it. In the distance, on clear days is possible to see the famous Tower of Pisa and all around your gaze sweeps towards Apuan Alps, Abetone and Monte Serra.
Description
The villa of about 1400 sqm is an interesting example of the Tuscan history of Medici period. It maintains its layout and charm and is surrounded by a private park of about one hectare. Typical layout of XVI century period is clearly visible as you enter main door leading directly into a large room with richly frescoed ceiling and walls. Various rooms open on both sides of this hall and in the back in a more private part a sumptuous staircase leads to upper floors.
On the ground floor, on the left of the entrance hall, there is a small noble chapel still consecrated, a study room with direct access to the back garden and the large kitchen where still stands an old hearth and a characteristic marble sink while in the back there are laundry room and accommodation for caretaker. On the right side of the entrance hall, there is a smaller sitting room, large dining room plus one more study.
On the first floor a large hallway that takes light thanks to a huge glass window strategically positioned in the middle of staircase, allows access to the various rooms, main one, exactly in the same position as the one on ground floor, a large hall richly frescoed with windows overlooking the garden, beside it a sitting room with fireplace and with access to a nice terrace, large study room on the other side, while on the back there are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. On the second floor another large hallway and 4 more bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
A secondary staircase leads to the attic where there are several rooms, all very large and with great potential, on the top a covered turret from which it’s possible to enjoy a 360 ° view of the surrounding area.
State and finishes
This beautiful villa, still maintains its seventeenth-century origins has been partially refurbished in the nineteenth century, has undergone various improvements in the following years to make it more comfortable and suitable for current lifestyles. New improvements may be done to keep its charm unchanged and make it more comfortable at the same time, to further recover the beauty and charm of the villa which naturally is subject to wear and tear over time.
Outdoor spaces
Once crossed main gate that separates neighboring houses, a picturesque avenue bordered by tall and ancient cypresses leads to a central flowerbed that gives access to the villa, beyond the avenue is possible to admire an open garden enriched by bushes and plants that were done with skilled hands in order to create large and reserved areas where it is possible to enjoy quietness of countryside. On the back of the villa tall trees guarantee coolness on hot summer days.
Potential use
A perfect villa for those who are looking for a historic villa where to live and perform representative activities. Proximity to Pisa airport and Livorno harbor makes it perfect even for a demanding foreign clients that look for a historic and charming property in the famous Tuscany.

Amenities

Lot

Privacy

Indoor

Fireplace

Building Info

Floors
3
Property type
Villa

Location

via francesco petrarca , Usigliano, Tuscany, Italy

Contact Agent

Gabriele Carratelli
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Registered on JamesEdition
2015
Address
Loc. Palazzo Massaini, 9, 53026 – Pienza (SI), Rome, Florence, Pienza, Cetona, Montepulciano
Listing Reference
4047
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