This prestigious period villa dating back to the 16th century, sits within a private estate of 23 hectares consisting of parkland, terraced gardens, and woodland. The villa enjoys total privacy thanks to an exclusive location, nestled into the hillside just 5 minutes outside the elegant Florentine suburb of Fiesole. Breathtaking views over Florence can be enjoyed from all floors and terraces.
The main villa measures approximately 1,600 m2 of floor area spread over three floors, and there is an adjoining building with a further 200 m2 of floor area. The property boasts grand reception rooms, frescoes, coffered ceilings, cloisters and loggias.
The Villa currently offers 6-10 Bedrooms. 6-10 Bathroom, and 4 Reception rooms.
Built in the 16th century incorporating a tower which dates back to the 13th century, which outer walls are still visible, along with a few windows and barrel vault ceilings. The courtyard which is attributed to the renowned architect Buontalenti, boasts an elegant loggia and a grand entrance with doors that once opened creating a passage of light through to the stone nymph at the rear of the courtyard.
Villa Fiesole was the home of Florentine nobility for many years, who's coat of arms is still visible on the outer walls. The villa has since been home to various illustrious figures, as well as an order of monks. The original beauty of the villa is today more apparent than ever, due to recent restoration and renovation of the ceilings, frescoes, flooring, windows and doors. The property has been completely furnished with period pieces and maintains the warmth and intimacy of a lived-in home, perfect for large families and entertaining.
Gardens & Grounds
The gardens and terraces are surrounded by a cypress, pine and oak wood, dominating the magnificent panorama that stretches from Chianti to the Apuanian Alps. The estate spans approx. 23 ha which consists of parkland and woods.
Depending on requirements, some modification work would be required on the second floor to create bedroom suites, and the annex requires full restoration. Two separate apartments with private entrance provide guest/staff accommodation and there is the possibility to purchase a separate farmhouse on the estate. There are also two separate entrances into the property with ample parking and garaging.
The estate is situated on the Florence side of the picturesque and super exclusive town of Fiesole, which may almost be considered a suburb of Florence due to its vicinity. Central Florence can be reached by car in less than 10mins.
The Villa enjoys complete privacy and ample security due to the gated gardens and 23 hectare estate that surrounds the villa.