In the splendid frame of the Bellosguardo Hills, very close to Florence, in the Arno Valley, in the territory of the Municipality of Lastra and Signa, the Villa Caruso Bellosguardo can be found with its connected garden, one of the most important historical residences of the Florentine territory, that was chosen by the famous tenor Enrico Caruso as his favourite home. The property, of high quality having origin in the 1500s, considering its localization and its characteristics, is well suited to be used as a hospitality facility or transformed in luxury housing.
The Villa, surrounded by a splendid garden of 18 hectares, is in the centre of the Bellosquardo hills, with a marvellous view on the Arno Valley and the City of Florence. The real estate complex is made up of a series of buildings, amongst which the main one, at the same time articulated in three distinct blocks. The building on the right represents the noble part of the Villa and is articulated on three levels above ground and a basement level, partially occupied (first floor) by the Museum dedicated to Enrico Caruso. The second building, located on the left, called ex farm, maintains its main functions uniting elements tied to farmers with facilities and characteristics similar to residential homes. The farm and the Villa are connected by an entrance that was enlarged by Enrico Caruso where the chapel is located and the chimney area that looks upon a high covered terrace. The property is completed by a series of buildings with accessory functions, including the guardian home, the lemon tree area and a series of warehouses and green-houses. The property is on the whole in a good condition but needs restructuration interventions. The transformation of the complex into a luxurious recreational facility, must safeguard the museum activities that will have to be maintained. Villa – S.U.L. (m²) approx. 3587 Guardia House – S.U.L. (m²) approx. 580 Little tower – S.U.L. (m²) approx. 16 Warehouse and Thermic centre – S.U.L. (m²) approx. 139,5 Former woodhouse and connected– S.U.L. (m²) approx. 366,5 Greenhouses – S.U.L. (m²) approx. 241,5 Lemon-tree area – S.U.L. (m²) approx. 361 Warehouse – Barn – S.U.L. (m²) approx. 241,5 Park and garden (entire surface) – S.U.L. (m²) approx. 180.000
The complex named Villa Caruso Bellosguardo is in the centre of the Hills with the same name in the Municipality of Lastra a Signa (20,312 inhabitants), part of the territory of the Metropolitan City of Florence (1,014,423 inhabitants) in the Region of Tuscany, about 18 km from the Chief administrative Florentine centre, touristic destination amongst the most visited in the entire world. The Villa is about 4 km from the centre of Lastra a Signa, of which it is part. The access is guaranteed by the road Via delle Selve that goes down along the hill along the Arno River. The railway station of Lastra a Signa allows you to reach Florence (Santa Maria Novella) in 15 minutes according to a timetable. The Florence- Pisa – Livorno connection (SGC), important road, is 5 km from the Villa and allows you to get into the national highway system very quickly. The international airport “Amerigo Vespucci” of Florence (2.6 million passengers in 2017) is 15 km away from the real estate complex, while the Cities of Pisa, Siena and Arezzo are, respectively 72 km, 87 km and 95 km from the Villa.