Ranch with 170 hectares, 16 of which is fertile vineyard, large, impressive stately villa, farmland with cellars, nearby farmhouse requiring restoration with its own 2 hectares, various annexes. Requiring restoration.
It is situated halfway between Terranuova Bracciolini (5 km) and San Giustino Valdarno (6 km), a stone’s throw from the “way of the Seven Bridges,” a road with most likely Etruscan origins, which was named Cassia Vetus in the Roman era and connects Arezzo and Florence, crossing a number of rivers.
The road remained important during the medieval period as it connected Florence with the surrounding countryside, but also because many pilgrims used it as an alternative to the Franciscan Way, to get to Rome.
The location is almost central in relation to Florence (49 km, 40 minutes’ drive) and Arezzo (25 km, half an hour’s drive), in the picturesque hills of Chianti Valdarno, a well-loved area ideal for those who love rural tourism, nature, gastronomy, excellent wine and traditional Tuscan villages.
Description of buildings
Situated on the large private land measuring 170 hectares, there is an important complex of buildings, including the Art Nouveau villa and “The Farm,” with the cellars, whose construction dates back to the end of the 1800s.
The property is completed by a farmhouse, requiring restoration, not far from the ranch with storehouse and equipment storage area, surrounded by a further two hectares of land.
Main Villa - 990 sq.m in total over three floors - requiring restoration
Inside features original finishings and floors, with decorated and frescoed ceilings and windows by Galileo Chini.
The Farm - measures 3152 sq.m in total over four floors, requiring restoration
Dates from the 1800s, with two cellars and a living space plus a number of storage areas with storeroom, loft and storage spaces.
Equipments storage - around 76 sq.m in total.
Storehouse - 69.5 sq.m in total over two floors
In addition, the following is situated a short distance away:
The Farmhouse - 396 sq.m in total over two floors, requiring restoration, with 102 sq.m of equipment storage next door and a 133 sq.m storeroom.
State and finishing
All the buildings require restoration.
The main villa still has all its original features and could become a splendid stately home again.
The Farm currently houses the two cellars and would be ideal as high-end tourist accommodation.
The property comprises 170 hectares of consolidated land, 16 of which is fertile vineyard, arable land and a pretty game preserve with various internal roads.
Use and potential uses
This property has great potential as an impressive stately home or as high-end accommodation which could be used for events.
Thanks to its location in the hills between Florence and Arezzo, and its 15 hectares of fertile vineyard, the property would also certainly be of interest to those looking for a wine tourism business, in one of Tuscany’s most popular areas.