Grand estate for sale in San Casciano.
Recently restored to its former glory, this is one of the largest and most elegant villas in Tuscany. Built in the 1600s but with records from 1427, the villa is beautifully majestic and at the same time liveable and luxuriously comfortable.The Villa was restored in 2002 after years of abandonment. It has since won the Marchi prize for best-restored villa in Tuscany.Owned by many of the most illustrious and important Tuscan noble families over the centuries including the Machiavelli, Corsini, Strozzi, Antinori and Capponi, it has been visited by Popes and Tsars.Recently restored to its former glory by the current owners, this is one of the largest and most elegant villas in Tuscany. Built in the 1600s but with records dating back to 1427, the villa is beautifully majestic and at the same time liveable and luxuriously comfortable. A formidable cypress-lined drive climbs up from the ornate entrance gate to the front façade of the villa, topped by centurion-like statues of the four seasons; a theme used again on the inside of the villa.The villa is a large, symmetrical structure with lateral wings added in the 17th century forming a u-shape around an 18th century, formal Italian garden that hosts a wonderful selection of roses, lemon trees and herbs set on a geometrically designed terrace with fountains, hedges, fruit trees and perfect paths. The paintings, tromp l'oeils and frescos are mostly works of Pier Dandini, added at the end of the 17th century.There are several impressive rooms of large dimensions such as the coach house, currently used for wine tasting events and the Limonaia overlooking the garden and above it the room for drying the grapes for Vinsanto.