At the gate of Chianti region, approximately 35 minutes drive to Florence (52 km), there is La Gioconda, a charming villa dating of 1600, located in the heart of a characteristic medieval hamlet in the unique landscape of Valdarno.
The property, in the historic centre of the village, is conveniently located, as it is only 10 minutes drive 810 km) to the Highway A1. The Airport of Florence Peretola is 68 km away.
Description of buildings
From the square of the small hamlet, a large gate gives access to the private courtyard, overlooking on one side the manor's villa and o the other one the private Chapel and the Vicarage that hosts an independent apartment. The sandstone paved courtyard gives access to the swimming pool on the rear and the 1.49 hectare park.
The manor's villa develops over three levels and covers an overall area of 689 sqm.
A double staircase connects the courtyard to the noble floor, hosting the living area composed of large entrance hall, beautiful living-room with fireplace and frescoed ceilings, studio, sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen with access to the terrace. The level is completed by a bathroom and two bedrooms.
The loft floor has 4 areas used as bedrooms, a convenient passageway to the stairs, three bathrooms, a smaller room used for a studio/sitting room and three mezzanine areas with beds.
Below the noble floor, there is the ground floor which can be used as extension of the manor's house to which it is is connected by the internal staircase, as well as independent unit with separate access from the courtyard.
The ground floor hosts a living-room with huge fireplace, studio, lounge, large dinette, kitchen, bathroom and additional rooms. The property is completed by basement cellar.
The private Chapel (40 sqm)
Characteristic feature of the ancient noble properties, the private Chapel is located in front of the villa. Consisting of a single nave with truss ceiling, the Chapel has been carefully restored. A frescoed cornice runs along the walls finishing the area between the roof and the walls.
The Vicarage and the independent apartment (83 sqm)
The careful restoration has recovered also the area of the former Parson's house, converted into a charming independent apartment.
The Vicarage is on two levels and is composed of ground floor consisiting of living-room with the original stone floors, mezzanine, kitchen, bathroom and sacristy and first floor with bedroom, wardrobe room and bathroom.
The property is completed by 1.49 hectare park and and private grove, plus lemon grove to be recovered and small vineyard.
Use and potential uses
La Gioconda is the ideal property for those loving to live in quiet location, not isolated, only 30 minutes drive to Florence. Thanks to its features, it is suitable as representative dwelling, while reserving part of the area to accomodation.