Del Santo Mansion with resort in Chianti Classico, Siena – Tuscany

On 64-acre, historical mansion with park, frescoed chapel, borgo, upgraded into 28 bedrooms, pool and tennis for sale in Chianti Classico, Siena. In a commanding position overlooking the hills of Chianti Classico and the skyline of Siena, with the Torre del Mangia and the dome of the cathedral dominating the background above vineyards, cypresses, woods and olive groves. On 64 acres of private land, Del Santo Mansion is a fascinating residence built by an aristocratic Tuscan family as a summer residence back in the Sixteenth century on the remains of a medieval fort; it was later enlarged and redecorated between 1776 and 1780. The aristocratic chapel bears the date 1573, as the Italian-style garden, in front of the main façade, while on the opposite side it opens onto a large courtyard with gazebos, swimming pool and tennis court. Refurbished between 2000 and 2007, it retains its original elements, from the rectangular base and the elegant plastered facades on three floors, connected to the former farm buildings, boasting rustic-style stone facades, brick arches and terracotta roofs. A place telling of its long life stories and its different use over the centuries: today it houses a 28-bedroom luxury resort, among the villa and the farm buildings, featuring either suite or apartment, combined with a 50 to 100-seat restaurant with banqueting hall and a belvedere terrace. All interiors have been redecorated in rustic Tuscan style preserving its ancient wooden ceilings, terracotta floors, wall decorations, stone fireplaces, stunning views from each window, the whole combined with fine fabrics, four-poster beds, antique furniture and local craftsmanship. Very glamour and wow-effect is the dining room with four large central arches with exposed brick, a rustic, elegant atmosphere equipped with modern comfort, an elevator, bathrooms with tub or shower, and, under completion, a new 70-kw photovoltaic system. Additional annexes for agricultural and warehouse use can be converted to residential and tourist accommodation upgrading the overall hospitality capacity up to 40 bedrooms. With an interesting annual turnover and long-standing international clients Del Santo Mansion is a unique opportunity, ready to live in one of the most fascinating panoramic locations of Chianti Classico. Worth mentioning is the romantic Renaissance-style chapel, positioned within a short distance from the villa, preserving a stone coat of arms on the main facade and spectacular interiors with all walls frescoed by Arcangelo Salimbeni: in the vault above the altar appears Jesus surrounded by Angels while the other three sides represent Heaven (only a few traces remain, however), Purgatory and Hell. A stucco frame formed by a resort of angels' heads delimits a series of small panels with scenes from the Old and New Testaments.

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