La Villa Antica, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Firenze – Toscana

Magnificent luxury Tuscan estate with land, in need of total restoration, for sale in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Florence. The beautiful complex which is spread over 4300 sqm, is set in classic Chianti countryside, near to San Casciano in Val di Pesa. The complex includes a main house, four further dwellings and a private chapel used by ancient nobility. The chapel features art works and frescoes from well-known painters from the region. The property also includes two hectares (4.9 acres) of land planted with vineyards and olive groves. The hamlet has a spectacular location with striking views. The building, dating back to the 15th century, built by a rich and powerful family at the time and mentioned in Dante’s Inferno, hosted guests such as Pope Leo X who also inaugurated the small chapel. Currently, it is part of a farm that uses it as a warehouse, utility space, cellar, as an oil mill and as accommodation for its employees. The main part of the building is of significant historical and artistic interest, but it needs to be restored. The main structure (house and other factory buildings consist of staircases connecting the levels, which are mainly made of stone. Outside the main building there are still traces of its former glory with windows and French windows framed with various types of gables and a portico in front of the internal courtyard supported by a colonnade. The second building is typical of farm buildings in this region, in particular the Chianti area. This is an exciting opportunity to convert this property into luxury hotel, apartments, or conference centre.

Price: 2,800,000 EUR