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The Villa Luciana is one of Florence’s finest residences. Located in the prestigious hillside district of Fiesole with magnificent views over the city one finds this exceptional property surrounded by a walled enclosure of parkland with separate guest house.
The villa dates back to around 1850 and has 1073 sqm of floor area. On entering the villa one is immediately struck by the ornate coffered ceilings and polished cotto floors as well as the ornate windows to the front of the grand hall. The principal saloni run along the front of the villa from which the breathtaking views over Florence can be appreciated either from the windows or from the panoramic terrace (accessed by French doors). To the left of the grand hall one finds the library and original chapel; and to the right one finds the main drawing room with adjacent billiards room leading to the dining room and kitchen. Each room is adorned with magnificent original features, such as fresco work, painted coffers and pietra serena pilasters.
The elegant pietra serena stairway leads from the grand hall to the first floor accommodation where a total of seven bedrooms and six bathrooms can be found. The master suite has both a large bathroom and separate dressing room and wonderful views an be . All the bathrooms to this floor have recently been refurbished to a high standard.
To the lower ground floor of the residence is principally services quarters accessed via two separate service stairways. Extensive cellars, store rooms, laundry and staff accommodation can be found to this floor, all enjoying natural light and access to the huge portico-ed terrace.
Features & Amenities
Alongside the main villa there is secure garaging for two vehicles. There are two separate accesses to the compound giving the possibility of the guest house having a private entrance. At present there is no swimming pool but permissions would be easily obtained and there are several panoramic positions in the grounds ideal of a pool. A helipad could be added to the lower level of the grounds.
Gardens & Grounds
The Villa and guest house sit within a fully walled and fenced compound providing the utmost security and privacy. In total there is approximately one hectare of land. The formal gardens are found alongside the villa with parkland of ancient pines and oaks running down the hillside to the guest house. To the lower level of the grounds, the gardens become more level and open.
To lower level of the gardens one finds a charming three bedroom house of 250 sqm. The house has been restored recently to a very high standard and provides elegant guest accommodation or could be rented out separately. The estate also has further buildings volume to develop should one wish to create further accommodation or indeed a pool house and leisure facilities to accompany a swimming pool.
Despite being just a short distance from the vibrant centre of Florence one can enjoy absolute tranquillity whilst at the property. With 5 minutes one can be in Fiesole where one finds a range of services and some excellent restaurants. Central Florence is under ten minutes by car. Florence Peretola airport is 25 minutes away and Pisa airport one hour.