Price: 19.000.000 EUROS
Once home to the author of Pinocchio, this historic, fairy tale complex features a period villa with fresco-ed rooms, a large Italian style garden with ornamental staircase and annexed villas.
The history of the villa dates back to 1366, when an important Florentine family bought the fortress where the villa now stands, making it into a prestigious private residence. In the 17th century, the park was extended and designed according to the canons of Italian-style gardens, with terraces, steps, statues and fountains with water features.
The whole complex, which is up for sale, includes:The noble villa of about 3,032 m2. This is the main villa, built on the ruins of the original fortress. It is spread over four levels and can be reached via a monumental double flight of steps. The main facade faces south, towards the valley, with a large central entrance door that leads to the entrance steps, to the porch and to the internal courtyard facing the Summer House (Palazzina d’Estate). The villa includes several prestigious fresco-ed rooms.
The Summer House of about 624 m2 situated behind the facade, to the north of the villa, overlooks the same courtyard and is also known as the Clock. This is the work of the architect, Diodati. It has a roof terrace on top, is enclosed by balustrades and has mosaic finishes.
The house known as “la Fattoria” (the Farm) of about 562 m2 is accessed both from outside and from the garden. It is spread over three levels and has an internal portico-ed courtyard and a small private garden.
The restaurant is 248 m2 on two floors. On the first floor, there is a room with bay windows that overlook the garden. There is both independent access from outside and from the garden.
A renovated building of 527 m2. The ground floor is used as an educational nature trail and for welcoming visitors to the Butterfly house.
The House of Butterflies, a stunning glass butterfly house of 411 m2. This is a greenhouse that reproduces a tropical environment suitable for butterflies to live in and in which several species can be admired. The glass structure is integrated into the original structure with stone buttresses on which it rests.
The “Bagnetti” (Baths) of 87 m2 is a period thermal structure, consisting of a double-height building in which there are lovely fresco-ed rooms used as thermal baths. In the upper part, there are podiums from which musicians used to play for the pleasure of the guests.
This is a majestic property with a spectacular Italian-style garden, located near a small Tuscan village.
Villa dei Satiri is one of the most spectacular examples of historic Tuscan architecture. It is a unique property, both because of its history and its architecture. The villa has hosted famous personalities like Ferdinand of Austria, Anna de’ Medici and Napoleon Bonaparte. One of the most famous novels of the time was written inside the villa and is well known all over the world.
Villa dei Satiri is approximately 15 minutes from Lucca, a city of art (17 km), and 40 minutes from the sea. In just over half an hour you can reach Pisa (47 km), Florence (65 km) and Lake Massaciuccoli (40 km).
The A11 motorway, connecting the property to Florence and to the coast, is just 9 km away, while the international airport of Pisa can be reached in less than 40 minutes (49 km).
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