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  Property ref. fi12
  ANCIENT VILLA FIRENZE
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  description
  Villa Firenze is the typical 16th century Florentine villa with its traditionally well defined spaces and noble and at the
same time simple, essential style. The terraced gardens, surrounded by a wood of cypresses, oaks and pine trees offer a panorama over Florence spanning from the Chianti region to the Apuane mountains.

This villa was the summer residence of the monks of the S.Marco monastery, has also been the residence of a noble
Florentine family: the Mancini, and their coat of arms still is engraved on the huge fireplace in the main hall of the first floor. In more recent time has been also the Italian residence of Mr. Morgan, the famous American banker. Recently after a period in which the villa was not used anymore as residence but only as administrative center of its agricultural estate, the villa has been fully restored. This restoration has eliminated the 19th century modifications and at the same time has given value and evidence to the original ceilings, structure, fixtures, floors and to all architectural details typical of the 16th century. Presently it is fully furnished with ancient precious furniture, it has the warmth and feeling of a well lived in house. The owners live in a section of the villa and sometimes rent it all to selected people for special parties or events.

The main building (villa) with a gross surface area of 2'000 sq.m, a portion dates from before the 1500 and the other
portion was constructed after. It is composed of three floors, as well as the ground floor.
Both this floor and the first floor have been completely renovated and represent the ?day? or living quarters of the villa, while the second and third floors (bedroom areas) are not yet renovated.

Villa Firenze is situated in a panoramic hillside with a spectacular view of Florence.
   
  location
  Firenze
   
  surface
  2350 sq.m
   
  land
  25 ha
   
  characteristics
  Besides the Villa, the farm house with a gross surface area of approx. 350 sq.m completely renovated.

The land surrounding the property consists of approx. 25 hecatres of which a portion is woods, a portion olive trees, and a small area of vineyard.

FIESOLE

Monumental ruins attest the existence of an Etruscan settlement in the VIIth century BC. Subsequently, around to the 225 BC, the whole area was dominated by Gaul, that later on, were fought off by Romans. During the civil war it drew up against Rome and for this reason it was hard punished by Porcio Catone. In the dispute between Silla and Mario, it sided with the latest.

It was seat of a military guard around which the Roman city of Faesulae developed and quickly began, thanks to the magnificent buildings ( the theatre, the thermal baths, the Capitol, the Forum, numerous temples...), the centre most important of the region. Its prestige grew weak for barbaric invasions and for the development of Florence. In the 405 it was invaded by Gothic.

In the 540 it underwent a siege of Belisario that in the end subjected it for hunger. In the Longobard and Carolingian period, bishops of Fiesole enjoyed of a strong politic and economic power which ended in the 1125 when the city fell under the Florence?s rule.


From this time Fiesole remained tied to the near city preserving a remarkable autonomy and becoming destination of a refined tourism of literary men and artistes that appreciate the landscape and artistic beauty.

.Classe energetica: G
.Indice di prestazione > 250 Kwh/mq annuo
   
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  Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Toscana Country House have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
   
     
 
 
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