Real estate complex, known as Villa Prediali or Villa antella, situated in the municipality of Bagno a Ripoli, as you approach Florence. The Villa and its connected areas, surrounded by a vast park, were part of the former " Antella farm”, and were acquired by the Province of Forlì due to a testament. The property, built as first implant in 1500 and modified over the years, due to its characteristics and location, are well-adaptable to be transformed into a hotel and tourism facility.
The villa that contains a chapel, the home of the guardian, a lemon-tree greenhouse, a gazebo and some tanks and fountains, is surrounded by a wall fence that delimits the area of the garden. The buildings are surrounded by century old magnolias, chestnuts, ruins of the 800s in the garden. The property is developed with diverse courtyards, characteristics of the time, and presents traits and decorations of particular interest especially on the main access of the villa, full of the best trees, battlements, stones and paintings with a decorated tower on the left of the building. The property has diverse destinations of use: the main residence, that occupies the east part and is articulated on two levels (ground floor and first floor) and the annexes tied to agricultural activities like canteens, wine-fermentation room, the farmer’s house, the housekeeping personnel’s housing and the vehicle parking spaces, that instead occupy the west of the building. The ceiling of the residence is realized on the ground floor with vaults and on the first floor coffered, the pavement is in Florentine terracotta with portals in stone.
The property, known as Villa Prediali or Villa Antella, is situated in the Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli (25,483 inhabitants), in the Province of Florence (1,013,260 inhabitants), in the quarter of Antella, not far from the city centre (that is about 4.5 km away from the zone), on a slope that delimits the tight valley of Torrente Isone. The vehicle accessibility is excellent, guaranteed by Via Antella and by state Road SR 222. The zone is equipped with the main services, amongst which the Hospital Santa Maria Annunziata, golf and tennis club, and the local Carabinieri police station. As part of the works for the realization of the third lane of Highway A/1 the requalification of the accessibility of the zone is foreseen. The exit “Firenze Sud” of Highway A-1 (Naples-Milan) is 3.5 km from the property, while the historical centre of Florence, with the Railway station of Santa Maria Novella are 12 km away. The international airport “Amerigo Vespucci” of Florence (2.7 million passengers in 2018) are 24 km from the zone.