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This outstanding Tuscan property has origins dating back over 1000 years when its tower was built as a military garrison during the wars between the Guelfi and Ghibellini. Its elegant Tuscan villa facade was then added in the 16th century along with the breathtaking frescoes throughout the ground floor of the property.
In total there are 1400 sqm of floor area surrounded by gardens and parkland covering 8 hectares.
The Main Villa
The impressive interlinking state rooms on the ground floor have been restored to a high standard. The principal rooms open onto frescoed loggias and the central courtyard and boast beautiful frescoes, painted coffered ceilings and grand fireplaces. The first floor of the castle, accessed by the grand stone stairway, has a total of 10 bedrooms spread across the main villa, the original medieval tower and a separate apartment. Modernisation will be required in some areas of the first floor.
Gardens and Grounds
The castle sits in a dominant position on a hill with 8 hectares of surrounding land with a range of rare trees, many of which are several hundred years old. The historic importance of this property is evidenced by the fact that not only is the castle listed but also the walled garden areas.
Within the grounds is a chapel which is still consecrated and used for private services and weddings. In the chapel one finds a fresco attributed to the School of Vasari and above the main entrance of the chapel is a terracotta relief by the School of Luca della Robbia.
Being located just 11km from central Florence allows one to enjoy the tranquillity of this countryside location whilst also able to visit the cultural attraction, shopping and restaurants of the city centre. Impruneta is just 5 mins from the property where a range of services can be found.