An exquisite original and beautiful 17th century Villa set on 19.768 acre parcel amidst fragrant fields and olives groves of Tuscany has just hit the market, priced at €7,9 million. Overlooking exceptional and spectacular panoramic countryside near to the ancient Etruscan hilltown of Volterra, elegant property features total of 30,967 sq.ft. of interior space with 22 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms. Florentine architect Gherardo Silvani designed and built the Volterra Villa himself, featuring an exterior painted in a warm ocher color and light and spacious interior.
Adjacent to the main residence there are several substantial and useful period outbuildings which provide additional accommodation suitable for a number of different purposes. These buildings are charmingly positioned, mainly grouped around the courtyard of the main Villa and are restored and habitable, and could provide either staff or guest accommodation. There is also an additional farmhouse and barn storage providing further volume as a potential future project for renovation, subject to planning permission.
The property is presented with many additional luxury features, including a large swimming pool, numerous terraces, a cinema, a sauna, a professionally equipped kitchen and more. These wonderful amenities, together with the varied, spacious and characterful accommodation offer considerable potential for a number of different possibilities.
The Villa surrounded by mature and well maintained grounds, is situated in a most peaceful, private and tranquil location. The far reaching views to the west above a delightful patchwork of fields, olives and vines provide the perfect backdrop for glorious Tuscan sunsets.
ver the years the Villa has hosted many important dignitaries, including Napoleon who stayed there during the time he spent in Italy. During the mid twentieth century, the famous film director Luchino Visconti , discovered the Villa while searching in the area for film locations. Sotheby’s Realty has the listing.