FEATURES: historical building, private parking, stone staircase, decorated stone balustrade, graniglia floors, parquet floors, frescoes, rib vaults, easy access, terraces, decorated skylight, stone fireplaces
Easily accessed from the main road and fitted with a useful private parking, this beautiful villa has all the necessary services at hand, available in the vicinity. The Santa Maria Novella train station grants a quick access to the whole Tuscany in reasonable times: Greve in Chianti (30km; 50’), Pistoia (42km; 40’), the hometown of Leonardo da Vinci (43km; 45’), the turreted San Gimignano (56km; 1h 10’), the Etruscan Volterra (77km; 1h 30’), the medieval Siena (78km; 1h 25’) and the wine-city of Montalcino (111km; 1h 55’).
The Tyrrhenian Sea is also at hand, with Forte dei Marmi being just 111 km away (1h 25’).
The most useful airports to reach the property are Firenze Peretola (6km; 20’), Pisa Galilei (80km; 1h), Bologna Marconi (102km; 1h 20’), Perugia Sant’Egidio (161km; 1h 55’), Roma Ciampino (289km; 3h) and Roma Fiumicino (304km; 3h).
The property is made up of an ample historic building (2,694 sqm – 28,977 sqft) split on the inside into two nice villas spanning five floors (basement, ground floor, mezzanine floor, first floor and second floor).
The villa A is 1,451 sqm (15,613 sqft) wide and is fitted with a 51 sqm (549 sqft) loggia and some terraces for a total of 52 sqm (559 sqft).
The villa B is 1,243 sqm (13,374 sqft) wide and is fitted with a 76 sqm (818 sqft) loggia and some terraces for a total of 77 sqm (828 sqft).
The villa is a real piece of history in the heart of Florence. On the outside, the buildings has a very neat and regular façade, with geometrical windows and terraces and two archways leading inside (currently closed by glass doors which should be replaced with something more in line with the building).
On the inside, the historic nature of the building is even more noticeable, thanks to the numerous decorations. Ceilings are covered in frescoes and paintings framed by fake painted architectures, floors are connected by stone staircases with decorated balustrades and in several rooms we can still see the stone fireplaces once used to warm the building. Some skylights grant light to the staircases, which have not windows and would be dark otherwise. Floors are covered in various tiling, but the most common are graniglia and parquet.
The property is located along a road in the historical centre of Florence, a short distance from the Santa Maria Novella train station, and is fitted with a private 925 sqm parking lot accessed via a metal gate. Lying around the building we can find several tiled walkways leading to the entrances on the rear.
The property, thanks to its exceptional position in the historical centre of the beautiful Florence, is perfect for whoever is looking for a building to start a hosting business. Its ample size and the possibility to easily access both the city center of Florence (the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral is just 1 km away, 10’ on foot) and the other towns of Tuscany thanks to the nearby train station, make the structure very desirable.
The building is currently split into two sections, but it is possible to reunite them to get a single structure.
Florence. Greve in Chianti (30km; 50’), Pistoia (42km; 40’), Vinci (43km; 45’), San Gimignano (56km; 1h 10’), Volterra (77km; 1h 30’), Lucca (78km; 1h), Siena (78km; 1h 25’), Arezzo (79km; 1h 5’), Forte dei Marmi (111km; 1h 25’), Montalcino (111km; 1h 55’)
Firenze Peretola (6km; 20’), Pisa Galilei (80km; 1h), Bologna Marconi (102km; 1h 20’), Perugia Sant’Egidio (161km; 1h 55’), Roma Ciampino (289km; 3h), Roma Fiumicino (304km; 3h)
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