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Historic estate for sale in Tuscany
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Prestigious complex with period villa and impressive Italian style garden.
Once home to the author of Pinocchio, this historic, fairytale complex features a period villa with frescoed rooms, a large Italian style garden with ornamental staircase and annexed villas. 12 hectares of land including butterfly house.
Geographic position Villa dei Satiri is approximately 15 minutes from Lucca, a city of art (17 km), and 40 minutes from the sea. This is a majestic property with a spectacular Italian-style garden, located near a small Tuscan village. In just over half an hour you can reach Pisa (47 km), Florence (65 km) and Lake Massaciuccoli (40 km). The A11 motorway, connecting the property to Florence and to the coast, is just 9 km away, while the international airport of Pisa can be reached in less than 40 minutes (49 km).
Description of buildings The history of the villa dates back to 1366, when an important Florentine family bought the fortress where the villa now stands, making it into a prestigious private residence. In the 17th century, the park was extended and designed according to the canons of Italian-style gardens, with terraces, steps, statues and fountains with water features. The whole complex, which is up for sale, includes:
The noble Villa of about 3,032 sqm This is the main villa, built on the ruins of the original fortress. It is spread over four levels and can be reached via a monumental double flight of steps. The main fa?ade faces south, towards the valley, with a large central entrance door that leads to the entrance steps, to the porch and to the internal courtyard facing the Summer House (Palazzina d?Estate). The villa includes several prestigious frescoed rooms.
The Summer House of about 624 sqm Behind the fa?ade, to the north of the villa, the Summer House overlooks the same courtyard and is also known as the Clock. This is the work of the architect, Diodati. It has a roof terrace on top, is enclosed by balustrades and has mosaic finishes.
The house known as ?la Fattoria? (the Farm) of about 562 sqm There is access to this house both from outside and from the garden. It is spread over three levels and has an internal porticoed courtyard and a small private garden.
A building used as a restaurant of 248 sqm The restaurant is on two floors. On the first floor, there is a room with bay windows that overlook the garden. There is both independent access from outside and from the garden.
A renovated building of 527 sqm The ground floor of this building is used as an educational nature trail and for welcoming visitors to the Butterfly house. The House of Butterflies, a stunning glass butterfly house of 411 sqm This is a greenhouse that reproduces a tropical environment suitable for butterflies to live in and in which several species can be admired. The glass structure is integrated into the original structure with stone buttresses on which it rests.
The ?Bagnetti? (Baths) of 87 sqm This is a small, original, period thermal structure, consisting of a double-height building in which there are lovely frescoed rooms used as thermal baths. In the upper part, there are podiums from which musicians used to play for the pleasure of the guests.
Vendor: Casaitalia International
Address: Piazza della Vittoria, 26 06049 Spoleto (PG, Italy
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