. . . Castello Di Montacuto! Lately you've been thinking: There's more than just romance "Under the Tuscan Sun". There's ENCHANTMENT -- enchanted landscapes from mountains to the sea, cathedrals, Etruscan and Roman ruins, fortresses, watch towers and castles! Castles everywhere; architectural treasures, honorable testimonies to the medieval era rich in history and culture. There's so much to love about discovering the day to day magic of one of the most breathtaking, yet almost hidden spots on earth. Off the tourist trail. . . Welcome! Or as the Tuscans say, "Benvenuti" to CASTELLO DI MONTACUTO! Here in the Sieve Valley just 12 km from the historic center of Florence, nestled high on a hill 300 meters above sea level, rests this gently imposing, yet serenely modest ancient complex; a Medici Fortress, built around a stately courtyard facing the sovereign likes of a private, resplendent, romanesque, chapel and virtuous watch tower. Originally intended as a resolute fortification and watch tower, the castle has lived here since the 11th century. It was later ttransformed into an aristocratic residence by the noble family Salviati who commissioned Francesco Granacci to paint the frescoed "Franciscan Friars" and "Nativity", dated 1520 a.c. for the family chapel. Think of this as your chance to live like a 16th century aristocratic patron of the arts. By the end of the 16th century Castello di Montacuto was sold to Filippo Nerli, Ambassador of Francesco I de'Medici, later to the Acciaioli family and finally to a famous merchant banker named Tommaso Guadagni. Landmark designated and classified by the Superintendent of historical Tuscan monuments, the castle regales a main building with two floors: the main floor hosts three living rooms, a studio and a grand salon with a magnificent loggia and terrace overlooking all of Florence. The second level hosts seven bedrooms and an additional loggia. The tower has three floors and a covered space. 2000 square meters in structure totality. The inspiring park like gardens meander over 30 hectares of olive groves waiting to be fully cultivated and scenic woodlands which include an independent small barn and farmhouse of 228 square meters. The numerous entrances to this imperial structure allow for several independent units. If you don't have a precise idea about where you want to live or visit from time to time, get ready to meet and satisfy all your wishful thinking and longings for a once in a lifetime heaven on earth. "Che Paradiso". VIA S . Romolo 16 BAGNO A RIPLOI Florence, Italy CLOSE PROXIMITY TO: Autostrada del Sole - just 10km from the castle Peretola Airport Firenze Torregalli Hospital Firenze SMN train station Only a 1.5 hour train ride to Rome or a 3 hour train trip via Eurostar to Milan.
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