A true Florentine gem with gorgeous views behind the Fiesole hill in Florence.
An elegant villa, just yards from the main square of Fiesole, enjoying far reaching views over Florence city and the surrounding countryside. Only 7 km from the city centre of Florence but immersed in an authentic Tuscan landscape of terraced olive groves, woods and flowered gardens.Fiesole has been an exclusive residential area for Italian and international nobility, artists and intellectuals for centuries. 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 with countless visitors, won over by its views, climate and elegance, settling there.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.Originally built in the 15th century and converted to villa in the 1800s, the casa colonica has undergone recent renovation to a very high standard whilst the villa maintains its authentic style and is in need of restoration.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 for irrigation giving its name Villa Sorgentina and there is mains water and city gas, an alarm and wi-fi. *Please note that the fish pond in front of the main villa has now been removed.Energy Class G: Index 565,8 kWh/sq m/annum.
At a height of 295 msl, Fiesole offers a wonderful micro climate, incredible south facing views over the city of Florence and its magnificent monuments only 7 km away and an abundance of history in its vibrant centre.Distances to major airports (distances approximate):Florence airport 13 kmPisa airport 88 kmBologna airport 107 kmRome airport 305 km