WINE ESTATE WITH LUXURY VILLA IN THE HEART OF CHIANTI, TUSCANY
In Tuscany, between Gaiole and Radda in Chianti, in the prestigious area of the Chianti Classico, stunning wine estate with 119,36 ha of land, 4,135 sqm of buildings, luxury villa, farmhouse with holiday apartments, pool, tennis court, monumental cellar, vineyards and olive grove.
The property, located between Siena and Florence, is within easy reach of the airports in Florence (61km), Pisa (125km), Perugia (142km) and the main cities of art in Tuscany.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS
The property is composed of a luxury villa, a chapel, wine cellars and a cottage.
The villa is laid out on three levels plus some rooms on the lower ground floor, for a total surface of 2,045 square metres. It has four entries on the ground floor; from the main entrance you can enter directly a large room, which is connected both on the right and on the left with two corridors leading to various rooms and with the stairwell, reachable also from the door on the left side of the building. The corridor on the right leads to a bedroom and a modern kitchen. The corridor on the left leads to a large storage room and to the entrance hall of the rear façade.
Among the various rooms on the ground floor, there is one with rich flower decorations. On the first floor, like on the lower floor, there is a central area with a large room, which is directly connected to the external staircase and the garden in front of it. Still on this level there is an archive protected by the Soprintendenza Archivistica.
The chapel has a surface of 55 square metres, is within easy reach of the villa and it was restored in 2000. The flooring is in original terracotta and on the main façade there is a small porch covered with three crossed vaults. The chapel, which was restored in Neo-Renaissance style at the beginning of the 20th century, has a rectangular layout with an only nave and a barrel vault and a bell roof.
The wine cellars are excavated into the rock, covered with cross vaults and occupied with barrels of various size.
The stone cottage is composed of holiday apartments and has ten beds.
STATE AND FINISHES
In this wine estate there was a Roman-Etruscan settlement.
The villa dates back to the early 18th century. In the 19th century the villa was purchased by the Strozzi family, historical enemy of the Medici family. In that period, the estate was composed of various farmhouses and it was already famous for the quality of its wines.
The magnificent façade was rebuilt between 1914 and 1919 by a Florentine architect, who, in addition to new and rich decorations, built a double staircase. The façade is composed of a main upper level and two side levels, and it features a wide gable-end with a large frame and clock. Internally, there is the original terracotta floor and in a lot of rooms you can still see the ancient ceilings with wooden beams.
Both the villa and the chapel are protected by the Regional Board of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
The wine estate includes 119 hectares (293 acres) of which 110 hectares surrounding the Villa.
The remaining18,36 hectares of land include 3,58 hectares of vineyard, 5,31 hectares of land for new plantation- 4,27 ha of olive grove, 3,10 ha of cultivated or uncultivated land and 2,10 ha of woodland.
The stunning pool is surrounded by a sunbathing area and is located in a very panoramic position. The property includes a tennis court (23,77m x 10,97m).
USE AND POTENTIAL USES
Given its size, position and high historic value, the villa can be used as prestigious private home with tourist accommodation.
In the property, moreover, there is the possibility of arranging events of various kinds such as weddings, concerts, conferences, art exhibitions and fashion parades.