On the hills above Florence, in an extremely panoramic location with direct view over the historic center of the city, we find this beautiful luxury villa with Italian garden and swimming pool. The villa has also easy access to the International School of Florence, which has its headquarters inside Villa Torri di Gattaia (5km; 10’), just above Piazzale Michelangelo. Easily reached and in one of the most renowned areas of Florence, this property allows easily reaching the historic center of the city on foot (3km; 15’) and at the same time moving throughout the many interesting cities and towns of Tuscany: San Casciano in Val di Pesa (15km; 20’), Greve in Chianti (28km; 35’), Colle di Val d’Elsa (46km; 40’), the imposing towers of San Gimignano (51km; 50’), the unique medieval center of Siena (69km; 55’), Volterra (72km; 1h 10’), Lucca (88km; 1h 10’), Castiglion Fiorentino (98km; 1h 20’), Montalcino, hometown of the superb Brunello wine (107km; 1h 35’), Pisa and its world-famous leaning tower (109km; 1h 20’), Montepulciano with its Nobile wine (112km; 1h 25’) and the Etruscan town of Cortona (120km; 1h 35’). The most convenient airports to reach the property are Firenze Vespucci (13km; 20’), Pisa (82km; 1h 15’), Bologna Marconi (110km; 1h 20’), Perugia San Francesco (163km; 1h 55’), Roma Ciampino (291km; 3h 10’), Roma Fiumicino (305km; 3h), Milano Linate (308km; 3h 5’) and Milano Malpensa (363km; 3h 50’). DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS This beautiful villa (660 sqm – 7,102 sqft, 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms) is laid over three floors organized as such: - Basement: accessible both from the inside and independently from the outside, this floor houses a kitchenette, a bedroom with bathroom and a closet. - Ground floor: ample and bright living room, reading room, dining room with access to the outdoor loggia, kitchen with pantry, bathroom and guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom. - First floor: master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two walk-in closets (man and woman) and studio with access to a beautiful panoramic terrace overlooking directly the historic center of the city. On the same floor we find two double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. - Second floor: bar with access to a beautiful west-facing terrace, massage with bathroom and multi-purpose room which could be converted into another bedroom. A garage (50 sqm – 538 sqft) with technical rooms complete the property. STATE AND FINISHES The villa dates back to the early 20th century but it was finely and carefully restored in 2011 by using only prestigious materials that could enrich the villa, without distorting the original idea. High-level finishes have been kept and all the elements which had been damaged by the passing of time have been replaced with new ones identical to the original. On the outside, windows boast grey-stone frames, in stark contrast with white walls. On the inside, doors, arches and windows are framed with columns, half-pilasters, molded jambs and decorated epistyles. The ample and bright entrance room boasts a polished-stone floor with at its center the Florentine Lily. The monumental staircase leading to the first floor boasts wooden steps and a beautiful black-iron railing decorated with floral motives. The first floor is fully paved in wood and here we find another Florentine Lily in the landing. All the walls have been painted with soft and warm colors, with well-visible decorations and moldings: rooms and bright and welcoming, thanks to ample windows that allow light to easily enter the building. All the systems have been replaced and updated during the renovation and are now of the highest standard. The building falls in the energy class D (83.8350 kWh/m2 year). EXTERNAL AREA The house is surrounded by a beautiful 6,000-sqm Italian garden, well maintained and decorated with hedges. Above the garage there is a paved terrace with a metal pergola offering a nice covered space for al fresco dinners in the pleasant summer climate of Tuscany. A short distance from the pergola we find the 11 × 6 m salt-water swimming pool, framed by centuries-old trees such as oaks, cypresses, olive trees and maritime pines. USE AND POTENTIAL USES This villa is a real jewel, located in one of the most sought and prestigious areas of Florence. Its proximity to the historic center and the International School of the city are two noteworthy bonuses that complement the beautiful finishes of the building.