The origin of this magnificent mansion dates back to the 16th century, during the late Renaissance. It is situated only a few kilometers from Cortona at a location often called, â€œValley of the Villasâ€�. Like many other villas of this importance, the property has been extended and modified over the centuries and last underwent restoration in the 1960s. Today, the property includes the main building, a large orangery, an annex, cellars, a stable with an apartment above, and a beautiful private chapel.
Access to the villa is via an antique gate that opens onto a long cypress-lined driveway and leads to a large ornamental pond with a fountain in front of the villa. The 10 hectares of fenced off land is made up of a variety of tall trees and shrubs and is crossed by a beautiful riding track originating from the 19thCentury. There is also a lovely lemon house in neo-gothic style, located at the side of the villa.
On the back of the building, a circle of holm oaks in line with the tree-lined driveway extends to the north wall. Two areas are thus delineated, the one to the west of the park and the one to the agricultural east, perfectly integrated with each other.
The park (about 10 hectares) surrounding the building is a collection of rare tall trees such as firs, horse chestnuts, baguettes, pines, holm-oaks, sequoias, yews, and elms, inside which are scattered statues and rustic artifacts.
The property has 6 apartments in the main building (two per floor, total sqm 2000), all with frescoed halls and various frescoed rooms on the ground floor as well as a kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. On the west side of the body is the Lemon house which lends itself very well to parties and banquets. Not far from the villa is the consecrated church formerly used as a chapel by the founding family of the Mansion. There is also a frescoed tower with large windows and terrace offering a magnificent view over the Chiana valley.
This prestigious property can be used either as a private residence or a high-level tourist business.