Significant for historic and cultural attractions, and interesting because of the unique landscapes and fantastic food and wine, Tuscany is an ideal destination for lovers of art, which at the same time like to enjoy the slow rhythm of the countryside and wine tourism. Christie’s International Real Estate has offered for sale La Selva estate in Tuscany for $26 million. Property has 2,200 acres located near Siena, and includes a historic castle, guest villas and a farmhouse.
The heart of the estate is the Castello della Selva, which dates back to the 14 century. The castle comprises nearly 13,000 square feet of interior space with 14 bedrooms, three formal reception rooms, six living rooms, two kitchens and a study. Property boasts a swimming pool with a sauna, gym, horse paddocks, stables, barns and outbuildings and 14 century painted ceilings. In the southern part of the estate there are three colonial farmhouses who serving as guest villas. The estate also has its own vineyards and olive trees, and is fully equipped for breeding and training of American style Quarter Horses. Some pretty famous neighbors like Sting and Mario Batali are settled there.
The hills of vineyards are common landscape of the region. Wherever you go, on both sides of the road stretch endless vineyards, so it is immediately clear why Tuscany is one of the most popular wine regions in the world. It is considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and is home to some of the most influential people in the history of art and science, such as Petrarch, Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci and Puccini. Six Tuscan localities have been included in the World Heritage Site, the historic center of Florence (1982), the historical center of Siena (1995), Square Cathedral of Pisa (1987), the historical center of San Gimignano (1990), the historical center of Pienza (1996) and the Val d’Orcia (2004).