CASALGUIDI Via San Biagio 76, just 8 km from the highway exit of Pistoia, in a unique hillside location with stunning views across the valley, VILLA IL POGGIOLINO is an impressive historic villa of seventeenth-century origin restored in 1945 by the renowned Pistoia architect Giovanni Michelucci. The villa, with a total surface area of about 588 square meters, is composed of 23.5 rooms arranged on 3 levels in addition to the characteristic cellar and private chapel, built ex-novo by Michelucci and "his personal pride". The building, free on all four sides, is placed at the center of a scenic park with terraces of about 4000 sqm. Request for EURO 1.300.000 (Ref. 2369) APE: F IPE: 166.48 EXCLUSIVE MANDATE
Taken from "Giovanni Michelucci 1891-1990" by Claudia Conforti, Roberto Dulio, Marzia Mirandola - Ed. Electa The interventions that Michelucci realizes in Casalguidi for the Pisani family are not only chronologically a hinge role between the activity of the architect from Pistoia before and after the Second World War. If the drawings for the house, especially in the façades, appear solutions based on the austere classicism of the Villa Vittora in Forte dei Marmi (1937-39), and other Micheluccian projects of the second half of the thirties, the reconfiguration downstream of the park follows the winning project of the Florence Garden Exhibition (1931). Instead, on the steepest slope, the staircases and the balustrades, the repertory of scrolls, moldings, pottery balustrades and floral decorations reflect the baroque influences of Michelucci's Roman production, which will also mark the studies on the church façades of the war years (1943). The same imaginary is sublimated in the small bell tower of the chapel - a rectangular room, covered by a gabled roof, preceded by a portico and concluded by a tiny sacristy - in which, however, the interest for the rural world is much more substantial. , witnessed by the use of traditional materials and techniques, such as stone walls and exposed beams that Michelucci will resume in contemporary religious architecture. The date 1947 engraved on the altar, which probably corresponds to the completion of the work, ends up overlapping the completion of the small oratory of Casalguidi to the Pistoia churches of Saints Peter and Gerolamo in Collina di Pontelungo (1946-53) and of the Saints Mary and Tecla alla Vergine (1947-56)."