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VILLA LA VAGNOLA - MAGNIFICENT LUXURY PROPERTY FOR SALE IN TUSCANY


Ref. 1817

Cetona - Siena - Tuscany

Price: 12.000.000 Euro

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Ref. 1817 - VILLA LA VAGNOLA

Tuscany - Siena - Cetona

Val d'Orcia

12.000.000 Euro

  • Interiors: over 1,800 sqm (19,368 sqft)
  • Exteriors: 11 ha (27.2 ac)
  • Bedrooms: 15+
  • Bathrooms: 12+

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • TYPE: estate
  • CONDITION: luxury finishes
  • POSITION: hilly, historic centre
  • ACCESS: excellent and private
  • EXTERIOR SURFACE: 11 ha (27.2 ac)
  • GARDEN: yes, very well-maintained
  • POOL: yes
  • INTERIOR SURFACE: over 1,800 square meters (19,368 square feet)
  • BEDROOMS: 15+
  • BATHROOMS: 12+
  • ANNEX: Turkerie, winter garden, cottage
  • WATER: mains water
  • ADSL: yes
  • HEATING: -
  • GAS: municipal network

FEATURES: Italian garden, frescoes, Turkerie, panoramic view, swimming pool, prestige materials, marble, marble fireplaces, hand-painted wallpaper, hand-made ceramics, interior design by Lorenzo Mongiardino, gym, stone theater, Etruscan tomb, undergound tunnels, ragnaia, tree-lined-avenue, olive grove, commemorative monument


VILLA LA VAGNOLA - MAGNIFICENT LUXURY PROPERTY FOR SALE IN TUSCANY


We are proud to present Villa La Vagnola, a luxurious 18th-century manor house set in beautiful Italian gardens with a Turkerie, gym and olive grove. The 11-hectare estate borders the center of Cetona, a medieval village in the province of Siena.

The property has an enviable location, close to shops, restaurants and services, with easy access to Tuscany and Umbria’s historic cities and towns: the Etruscan town of Chiusi (10km; 15’), Castiglione del Lago on the Trasimeno lake (28km; 30’), Montepulciano with its Vino Nobile DOCG (30km; 35’), the Papal Pienza (39km; 50’), Cortona (47km; 55’), the beautiful Orvieto (48km; 50’), Montalcino and its Brunello DOCG (54km; 1h 5’), Perugia (57km; 1h 5’), Civita di Bagnoregio (64km; 1h), the Franciscan shrine of Assisi (80km; 1h 20’), Siena (86km; 1h 10’), Grosseto (111km; 1h 55’), the unrivaled Florence (127km; 1h 40’), Punta Ala (153km; 2h 30’) the Etruscan town of Volterra (139km; 2h), Follonica and its beautiful sea (151km; 2h 15’) and the Eternal city of Rome (157km; 2h).

The most convenient airports to reach the property are Perugia Sant’Egidio (68km; 1h 10’), Grosseto Baccarini (115km; 1h 55’), Firenze Peretola (147km; 1h 40’), Roma Ciampino (170km; 2h 5’), Roma Fiumicino (185km; 2h), Pisa Galilei (207km; 2h 15’), Bologna Marconi (228km; 2h 25’), Milano Linate (425km; 4h 10’) and Milano Malpensa (428km; 4h 45’).


DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS


The villa (approx. 1,600 sqm – 17,216, 15 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms) is laid out onto many floors organized as follows:

- Basement: ample rooms used as storage rooms, technical rooms and cellars. The old stables can easily be used as a garage for the cars;

- Ground floor: keeper’s apartment with three bedrooms, entrance hall, various cloakrooms and a guest bathroom;

- First floor: vestibule, kitchen with larder and servery, cloakroom, two dining rooms, drawing room with access to the winter garden, library and two suites.

- Suite N°1: double bedroom with fireplace and view over the main square, en-suite bathroom and sitting room with view over the garden;

- Suite N°2: double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, all enriched by windows overlooking the main square on one side and the rear garden on the other;

- Second floor: chapel, drawing room, billiards room and four suites.

- Suite N°3: bedroom with access to the terrace overlooking the main square, sitting room leading to a second smaller terrace at the side and en-suite bathroom;

- Suite N°4: double bedroom with access to an ornamental balcony, en-suite bathroom, sitting room and dressing room/study with windows overlooking the rear garden;

- Suite N°5: two double bedroom (one overlooking the main square the other overlooking both the main square and the rear garden) and bathroom serving both bedrooms;

- Suite N°6: double bedroom with ornamental balcony, sitting room/study/dressing room with south-facing terrace and en-suite bathroom;

- Third floor (split at the two ends of the building) housing two suites:

- Suite N°7: attic room with cinema room, two double bedrooms and a bathroom serving both bedrooms;

- Suite N°8: sitting room, two double bedrooms (one of which doubling-up as a second sitting room) and an ample bathroom serving both bedrooms.

 

Outside, next to the beautiful Italian garden, is located the winter garden (roughly 120 sqm – 1,291 sqft), once used to shelter lemon trees during winter and now converted into a two-story building featuring:

- Ground floor: conservatory;

- First floor: gym, changing rooms, sauna, showers and WC.

 

Amidst the trees, a bit farther from the villa, is located a cute building (roughly 50 sqm – 538 sqft)finely restored with fireplaces and a small gallery inside. Interiors have been painted so to give the impression walls are made out of wood and interrupted by fake doors opening into other rooms or even leading outside.


STATE AND FINISHES


This luxury villa was built in the second half of the 18th century by order of the local nobleman Salustio Terrosi to celebrate his marriage with Maria Antonietta Vagnoli. The location where the villa was to be built was previously crowded with small houses and crossed by small streams. The whole place was reclaimed and leveled in order to build the new structures.

The villa reached its current shape when two buildings were joined to make a single structure. The interior of the house was carefully thought out and executed by the architect and interior designer Lorenzo Mongiardino which took inspiration from the decorations visible inside Palazzo Pitti in Florence and a series of watercolors dating to the early 19th century and representing Austrian and German interiors.

The interiors of the house are unique in their look, boasting hand-painted wallpaper, prestigious materials such as polychrome marbles and handmade ceramic tiles. Reception rooms are entirely frescoed with trompe-l’oeil architectures which recall the ones from Greek and Roman buildings with marble columns and coffered ceilings.


GARIBALDI’S PASSAGE IN CETONA


At the dawn of 17 June 1849, Pietro Terrosi (lieutenant of the Town Guards) witnessed the arrival of the Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi in Cetona, followed by the remnants of his army. The general was moving northbound, followed by his wife, after the fall of the Roman Republic.

Years later, in 1859, Pietro Terrosi had his memories published with a small booklet named Garibaldi in Cetona – A Historic Account by Pietro Terrosi (Florence, Tipografia Mariani, 1859, pp. 16-17). Here we can find the following words: “Meanwhile the General together with his army staff, entertained in my halls, speaking warm words of affection for Italy to everybody, but mostly to the young Scipione Terrosi, who received a marksman rifle as a gift”.

Terrosi’s hospitality was so much appreciated by Garibaldi that the general kept with him a regular correspondence. One of the letters is even etched on a headstone and testifies Garibaldi’s gratitude to Terrosi and Cetona’s people: “My dearest friend, I received your kind letter from November and your nice book […] where I found sorrowful but dear memories. I fondly remember […] Cetona’s hospitality towards me and my brothers in arms – what remained of those proud men which upheld the Italian honor in Rome. Should luck ever bring me back to those lands I’d see your town with filial fondness. In the meantime, please bring my regards to your family and your fellow citizens […]”.


EXTERNAL AREA


The villa is enclosed in the beautiful frame of 11 hectares of fully-fenced land granting unrivaled privacy.

Other than the access from the town square, the estate boasts two different access roads, very private and retired, which allow reaching the villa away from prying eyes by going down the tree-lined avenues enclosing the olive grove of the property (approximately 4 ha). The same roads granting access to property are the real heaven for jogging and walking lovers, since they form a closed and shady track (approximately 1.5 km) which allows going around the whole property.

Exiting the villa one immediately find a beautiful Italian garden landscaped by the designer Paolo Pejrone (a follower of the British landscape architect Russel Page). Here we can also see a stone monument commemorating the Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi who, together with his wife Anita, rested in Cetona on 16, 17 and 18 July 1849, after the fall of the Roman Republic.

The peculiar round building we can see in the garden, named La Turkerie (or, in Italian, Casina Turca, 30 sqm – 323 sqft) was built in 1837 honoring the visit of a Turkish Pasha. Finely frescoed on the inside with motives recalling Middle Eastern architecture, the round building is covered in vines and overlooks the squared swimming pool.

The garden is extremely well-maintained and constitutes a unique place for relaxation. Further enriching the wonderful park are a unique stone theater (200 seats) with hedges acting as scenery fats and a Ragnaia (a typical element of Italian parks constituted by trees supporting several nets (which recall a spider’s web thus ragnaia, where ragno means spider in Italian). The original purpose of these was to capture birds but they lost their original function, becoming a merely decorative element.

Among the olive trees, on a flat portion of ground (roughly 50 x 10 m), one can see the traces of an old horse paddock. The paddock could be easily rebuilt but it is also possible to exploit this surface to build another bigger swimming pool with dressing room.

Another peculiar detail of the property is without any doubt a beautiful Etruscan tomb, dating back to the 7th century BC, which was carefully disassembled from its original location, transported into the property and reassembled back. It was then decorated with original findings also dating back to the Etruscan period.

Underground the property is crossed by a maze of artificial tunnels, part of which housing stalactites and stalagmites and blocks of travertine quarried from the Mount Cetona’s cave.


NEAREST TOWNS


Chiusi (10km; 15’), Castiglione del Lago (28km; 30’), Montepulciano (30km; 35’), Pienza (39km; 50’), Cortona (47km; 55’), Orvieto (48km; 50’), Montalcino (54km; 1h 5’), Perugia (57km; 1h 5’), Civita di Bagnoregio (64km; 1h), Assisi (80km; 1h 20’), Siena (86km; 1h 10’), Grosseto (111km; 1h 55’), Florence (127km; 1h 40’), Punta Ala (153km; 2h 30’), Volterra (139km; 2h), Follonica (151km; 2h 15’), Rome (157km; 2h)


NEAREST AIRPORTS


Perugia Sant’Egidio (68km; 1h 10’), Grosseto Baccarini (115km; 1h 55’), Firenze Peretola (147km; 1h 40’), Roma Ciampino (170km; 2h 5’), Roma Fiumicino (185km; 2h), Pisa Galilei (207km; 2h 15’), Bologna Marconi (228km; 2h 25’), Milano Linate (425km; 4h 10’), Milano Malpensa (428km; 4h 45’)


GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION


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VILLA LA VAGNOLA - MAGNIFICENT LUXURY PROPERTY FOR SALE IN TUSCANY

Cetona - Siena - Tuscany

Price: 12.000.000 Euro

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