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Real Estate Details
Porto Ercole, Italy
4305 sqm (46339 sqft)
Overlooking the sea and the Porto Vecchio of Porto Ercole, this finely restored villa enjoys great privacy and quietness. The unique location of the property makes it very easy to reach the town and its harbor in a few minutes, either by foot, in 5 minutes, by a small shortcut, or by car.
Above all, this is THE ONLY villa in the area offering such a magnificent view of Porto Ercole’s harbor. No other significant building in the area can enjoy such a panoramic sight on the harbor, its entrance, the sea, and these historical monuments, and the Monte Argentario, altogether.
The villa is directly across Forte Filippo (built in 1558, and named after Felipe II, king of Spain) and has the Fortezza Spagnola (built slightly later) on its right side, with a view on the old church of the village, Sant’Erasmo.
There is a 360 degree view, with the sea and monuments in front, and the huge and ever green Monte Argentario in the back.
The villa is surrounded by many historic cities: Orbetello, the roman city of Cosa and its archeological museum. Further away are many historic villages in the hills, like Capalbio, Tarquinia and its Etruscan museum, and magnificent Rome (140 km), Florence, and Pisa.
The town is beautifully located right amidst the Tuscan Archipelago and its seven marvelous islands (Elba, Montecristo, Pianosa, Capraia, Gorgona) with Giannutri and Giglio being just a few miles off the Argentario coast. Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda and Corsica are just a few hours away by motorboat.
If you are a golf lover, the Argentario Golf Resort & Spa can be quickly reached (6km; 15’) and allows playing on an 18-hole course designed by Brian Jorgensen. In 2019 the course has been awarded the title of PGS National Golf Course Italy.
The most convenient airports to reach the villa are Roma Fiumicino, Roma Ciampino, Firenze Vespucci, Pisa Galilei and Bologna Marconi.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS
The villa (300 sqm – 3,228 sqft, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms) has been thoroughly restored between 2012 and 2017 and is now in excellent shape, boasting bright rooms and high-quality finishes. The building is laid over two floors organized as follows:
- Ground floor: entrance room, living room, kitchen, dining room, TV room, bedroom and its bathroom. A portico, just outside the living room, completes this floor.
- First floor: master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and terrace; two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Three bedrooms (including the master one) open up onto an ample panoramic terrace.
The new city plan allows for an extension of the villa, by about 30 sqm. This project will be developed soon.
Next to the villa, there is a large 3-car garage that could be closed with doors, if desired.
The first dependance (80 sqm – 862 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) is split into two apartments, with high ceilings, each made up of an ample bedroom with a bathroom, all with air conditioning. There is a possibility (with the new city plan) to add another room (about 16 sqm) to this building.
Next to this dependance, we find a big cover structure for 4 cars, and a second dependance (20 sqm – 215 sqft) with one small apartment.
The villa is immersed in his own well-maintained garden, spanning 5,200 sqm and dotted with olive trees, orange trees, pomegranates, fig trees, almond trees, apricot trees, cherry trees, peaches, plums and rosemary, with over 1,000 plants. Olive trees (over 60 in total) are used to produce an excellent olive oil.
Amidst the olive trees, with a sea view, there is a beautiful 10 × 7 m swimming pool with an ample paved solarium (in Lava Grigia stone, from Viterbo) and a nice gazebo for shade.
It is interesting to note how the villa, already located in a wonderful location, borders with Villa Corsini’s Botanic Garden, a beautiful green space with exotic varieties of trees and flowers. This site is protected and cannot be developed with new buildings.