Splendid historical villa set in a large park with a grand staircase built in the sixteenth century, close to the centre of Florence. The property, for its location, is ideally suited for private homes or for a luxury tourist- accommodation structure.
The property consists of an historical villa with tower, lemon house, large park with grand staircase and monumental entrance, small temple, private chapel and neo-Gothic nymphaeum temple. The Villa, built on the ruins of a fourteenth century castle, became the property of the Strozzi family in the sixteenth century and in the second half of the nineteenth century it was bought by the marble trader Giuseppe Fabbricotti, who commissioned renovation and alteration work by the well known architect Vincenzo Micheli. The property is on three floors above ground, as well as an underground level and a tower which rises by another floor above the third floor, for a gross surface of about 1,800 m². Set in a splendid park of over 3 hectares the property is currently used as the offices of the Economic Promotion Agency of Tuscany. The large halls of the first floor were decorated at the end of the nineteenth century with tempera paintings by the painter from Forlì Annibale Gatti. The villa welcomed such illustrious guests as Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India and Elisa Baciocchi, grand duchess of Tuscany and sister of Napoleone Bonaparte, who died here. The property also includes: a small building used as the caretaker’s lodge, with two floors above ground and exquisite Liberty decorations; a temple, small open circular shaped building with Ionic columns supporting a small cupola; a private chapel in the neo-classical style with gable, entrance colonnade, cupola, neo-Gothic tower and nymphaeum, all de riguer in a romantic garden. The property portfolio is ideally suited for use as a luxury hotel or private residence.
The villa, immersed in its own splendid park, is located in a semi-central area of the Municipality of Florence (381,037 inhabitants), which is the capital of the province and of the Tuscany region (3,752,654 inhabitants), one of Italy’s most visited cities by tourists from across the globe. The villa, which once belonged to the Strozzi family, stands on the Montughi hill, close to the northern side of the city centre, surrounded by a splendid park open to the public. The property is about 2 km from the old city centre (Piazza del Duomo). There is good car access from Via Vittorio Emanuele towards Piazza della Libertà, Via Giacomo Matteotti, Via A. Gramsci, Piazza Beccaria and Via della Giovane Italia, as far as the Lungarno. The No. 4 line, which connects the area with the city centre (in 18 minutes), stops close to the villa. The property is 3 km from Palazzo Pitti, 2.7 km from Ponte vecchio and 2 km from the Santa Maria Novella railway station. The Firenze Statuto railway station, with its regional trains, is close to the property.