Categories: Historic/Listed properties Palaces
Location: Toscana, ItalyClick Here for detailed information on Italy)
Price: 2,000,000 EUROS
Palazzo del Belvedere is situated in the pretty historic centre of Massa Marittima, a historic, medieval village perched on a hill in a strategic location.
The town, and the palazzo in particular, has a panoramic view of the valley below, all the way to the sea, and on particularly clear days, to the Island of Elba and sometimes Corsica.
The property comprises the stately home, with elevated garden, terraces and picturesque clock tower, and the former stables with internal courtyard and porticoes.
The stately home and the tower measure around 1,300 sq.m in total over various floors, the first three served by a lift, plus two separate buildings used for storage.
On the ground floor there is the entrance hall, billiard room, three areas used as studios, three storerooms, the private chapel with two small rooms used as the sacristy, and the boiler room. The ground floor provides access to the beautiful, panoramic raised garden, which can also be accessed directly from outside the property.
The first floor of the palazzo hosts the living area with three large rooms and three small ones, used as living room, studio, sitting room and dining room, plus a bathroom. Also on this floor, there is the wing of the palazzo used as the staff quarters, comprising kitchen, pantry, walk-in wardrobe, four bedrooms and a bathroom.
The second floor (the piano nobile), is divided into a large hall, two sitting rooms, six bedrooms and six bathrooms. From this floor, there is access to a tower with a little studio used as an observatory on the third floor, with a terrace above.
The clocktower comprises small areas, over three floors, used for the maintenance of the clock.
On the basement floor, with its own entrance from outside the property, there are three large areas which were originally used as stables, three further small storerooms, an internal courtyard and the portico which was used for parking carriages.
Palazzo del Belvedere benefits from large terraces and a pretty garden measuring over 800 sq.m, with portico, ornamental trees and plants, from which you can admire the view of the valley below, all the way to the sea. A large panoramic terrace is decorated with ornamental statues.
The garden also features a gorgeous greenhouse for growing flowers and plants, a fountain, a charming clock tower and an aviary, which combine to create a captivating feeling of a bygone era.
In the stable area there is an internal courtyard and a portico, which used to be used for parking the carriages.
The location is convenient in relation to the sea, which is just 20 km away, and central in relation to some of Tuscany’s other important historic cities: in about an hour, you can get to Siena (63 km) and Montalcino (80 km), while San Gimignano (75 km) and Pisa (130 km) are an hour and a half away, and Florence (112 km) is two hours away.
The connection to the motorway is 15 km away and allows you to reach Grosseto airport (48 km) in three quarters of an hour, while Pisa and Florence airports are less than two hours away.
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