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Prestigious historic villa in Florence
Ancient villa of great prestige dating back to 1427 not far from Florence which belonged to one of the great Tuscan wine families from the end of the nineteenth century to the middle of the last century and where the famous Mona Lisa lived, known as “La Gioconda”. Surrounding the property are 27 hectares of land with swimming pool, tennis court and rose garden.LocationThe villa is located in the municipality of Scandicci, about 9 km west of Florence and thanks to its proximity to the city and the wealth of green areas it is one of the places with the highest density of important villas in the Florentine hinterland. Area easily reachable by car and in a proximity to the Florence airport, which accepts both scheduled flights and private jets.Historical backgroundThis beautiful villa is rich of history. From here seems to be Baldo d'Aguglione, a Florentine jurist and politician, a contemporary of Dante, that the Poet quotes twice in the Divine Comedy as the “villan d'Aguglion”. It was, in fact, the d 'Aguglione to issue the sentence on 2 September 1311, which excluded Dante from the amnesty, preventing him from returning home from exile. From 1498 to 1517 it was owned by the powerful Del Giocondo family to which belonged the famous Monna Lisa, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, portrayed by Leonardo Da Vinci around 1505 and called "La Gioconda". The current appearance of the villa and garden is the wish of the Marquess Nathalie Antinori, which in the beginning of the 20th century renewed it, helped by her brother Egisto Paolo Fabbri, architect, artist, but above all a great collector of Cézanne, of whom he came to own 32 very valuated paintings. The beautiful façade of the villa appears on the label of one of the most famous Tuscan wines that has made the history of “Chianti Classico“ in the world.DescriptionThis spectacular 15th century building complex covers an area of approximately 27 hectares, and includes the main villa on three floors above ground and one partially underground, as well as various other outbuildings including, the guardian's house, the lemon-house, the cellars , the olive house and the garage for a total of about 4,000 square meters.The main body of the mansion, of about 2,800 square meters, consists on the ground floor of 5 living rooms, a living-dining room, large kitchen, a corridor-hallway, a restroom, technical room and double entrance - large main entrance and a service entrance. On the first floor there is a sleeping area composed of 5 bedrooms with respective bathrooms and wardrobe rooms, a large library, a panoramic veranda in wrought iron and glass and a small balcony on the main front. On the second floor there are 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study room and a gym in addition to the terrace which is called "Dell'orologio and from which you can see the whole Florence and. On the partially underground floor there is a room used as a kitchen, a dining room, two lounge rooms, the splendid hall and the "Medici" gallery which faces directly the garden of the villa. At this level there are also two storage rooms, two bathrooms, a cellar and a technical room. There is also a mezzanine floor between the first and second floors for service personnel and consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, pantry rooms, kitchen, dining room, laundries, ironing rooms and storage rooms. The floors are connected to each other not only by beautiful internal stairs, but also by a new elevator.This unique luxury villa is enriched by the private chapel with a polygonal layout, typical of the prestigious residences of that time being a clear example of seventeenth-century devotional architecture. Among the annexed buildings, there are three structures used as limoniaia – typical lemon trees houses, of 200sqm, greenhouse, garage and technical rooms, the single

Scandicci, Tuscany, Italy
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