Historic castle dominating Florentine’s hills
Beautiful castle with its estate, wine production and small hotel surrounded by owned vineyards that dominate one of the hills of the town just thirty minutes by road from the center of Florence. A place rich in history, which can still be enjoyed walking through the rooms, while in the cellars you can feel a wonderful scent of grapes which later become a renowned wine.
Extends between the valleys of three rivers, the Elsa, the Pesa and the Virginio, in a territory rich in water, a source of life and thanks also to a particularly fertile soil, it allows the cultivation of wine which in this area becomes Chianti DOCG. The city had an important role already at the time of the Etruscans for its position as a crossroads between via Francigena and via Volterrana, allowing the trafficking of goods between Florence, Siena and towards the hinterland with Volterra.
Wonderful property with multiple buildings, specifications and details which is also difficult to describe. The castle is of medieval origin. It belonged to the Alberti Ghibellines, lords of the area, until 1393 when they died out, later passed to the Machiavelli, who already owned various estates in the territory, and from 1830 it became a property of a famous Tuscan family. Having undergone careful restoration by current owners, the villa has all the comforts of a large house for a big family leaving intact large spaces of representation on the ground floor, such as rooms, study, beautiful dining room with adjoining kitchen to the old-fashioned with outbreak while that first floor hosts sleeping area consisting of several large bedrooms with their services and relaxation areas.
A large part of the property is dedicated to accommodation services for tourists and students. An exclusive 150 sqm apartment located in the thirteenth-century tower has a large living room, a kitchen, two large bedrooms and a single bedroom served by two bathrooms. The furnishings have been designed with the utmost care, in harmony with the traditions and taste of Tuscan houses. The traditional materials, the colours with their warm tones and the combination of antique and modern furniture make everything extremely attractive and welcoming. It is the ideal choice for special occasions and honeymoon nights, imbued with an ancient atmosphere in the heart of Florentine Chianti.
Instead, near the farm there is the lovely apartment, which dates back to the 15th century. It consists of three bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and a welcoming fully equipped kitchen. The combination of the country-style furnishings of the last century and the new renovation of the rooms create the ideal atmosphere to stay in harmony with the Tuscan countryside. A delightful balcony, surrounded by cypresses, overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany.
Just behind the castle is the "farmhouse" which dates back to the end of the 19th century. Although recently renovated, the house has maintained the rustic style of the last century. The ground floor consists of a large living room with sofa, a large kitchen with fireplace and a double bedroom with private bathroom. The stairs lead to the first floor consisting of two double bedrooms with bathroom. A large private garden enriches the house and allows guests to relax in the shadow of the tower.
Other spaces are dedicated to the research centre and are also perfect for exhibitions, lessons and events, a large part is obviously dedicated to the production of the highest quality wines and olive oil, in addition to the executive and commercial part represented by offices, large library, shop and restaurant with tasting room.
The property has more than 140 hectares of land, most of which are dedicated to vineyards and olive trees, while the part facing the villa is a park with centuries-old trees and where an infinity pool can easily be inserted.
State and finishes
Castello is in good maintenance conditions, certain spaces need partial or total restoration to resume their splendour and be used to the maximum of its capacity.
A property that opens up a wide range of options, a private villa with wine and oil production, a winery with a receptive part, a completely high-level accommodation facility … everything is up to the imagination and wishes of the future owner.
Agent Name: Gabriele Carratelli
Loc. Palazzo Massaini, 9 53026 - Pienza (SI)
Office Telephone: (+39) 0578754107