A well-kept secret on the Fiesole hill enjoying far reaching views over Florence city and the surrounding countryside. Just 7 km away from the city centre of Florence but immersed in an authentic Tuscan landscape of terraced olive groves, woods and flowered gardens.
6 Bedrooms • 3 Reception rooms • 8 Bathrooms • Secondary accommodation • Outbuildings • Staff accommodation
Fiesole offers a wonderful microclimate and incredible south facing views over the city of Florence and became, in the 19th century, an exclusive residential area for Italian and international nobility, artists and intellectuals. Built on an Etruscan and Roman site, it has maintained a particularly unique atmosphere and charm and is home to many of the finest examples of Tuscan renaissance villas. Countless visitors have settled there, won over by its views, climate, history and elegant atmosphere.
Comprising 3 buildings, this estate nestles into the hillside. It is carefully hidden by beautiful vegetation, flowers and fruit trees with bowery pergolas, shady loggias and olive groves. Accessed by a narrow lane running down from the main square of Fiesole, one enters a private gate to a parking area. Here there is the main Villa with the Casa Colonica below it and beyond the garden, walking towards the woods, is the Lemon House. There are various outbuildings including covered parking, greenhouses and tool sheds.
The original 15th century building was converted to a villa in the 1800s. The independent Casa Colonica has undergone recent renovation to a very high standard whilst the villa maintains its authentic style.
The ideal oasis for those searching for comfortable, modern-day living close to amenities and the wonders of Fiesole and Florence while enjoying a beautiful garden and producing one’s own delicious olive oil.
There is a spring on the property giving its name Villa Sorgentina and there is mains water and city gas.
Florence airport 13 km • Pisa airport 88 km • Bologna airport 107 km • Rome airport 305 km (All distances are approximate)