Tuscany - Luxury Period Villa For Sale In Sansepolcro
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- 10 bedrooms
- 20 bathrooms
Property descriptionRomolini Immobiliare is proud and honored to have been appointed as sole agent, in collaboration with Colliers International, for the sale of the unique and superb Villa Fatti, one of the symbols of Sansepolcros recent history. On the hills overlooking the beautiful historic center of the town, in a very panoramic position, we find a magnificent 2,610-sqm manorial villa with park and Italian garden. Laid over five floors, this impressive building currently houses 10 beautiful bedrooms (with the possibility of creating many more), offices and a huge professional kitchen ideal to start a prestigious restaurant, maybe coupled with a luxury boutique hotel.
The villa is just 1 km from the historic center of Sansepolcro, quickly reached on foot, which can offer all the necessary services (supermarkets, post offices, banks, pharmacies). Sansepolcro is a beautiful medieval town in the Tiber Valley, the hometown of two of the greatest men of the Renaissance. Piero della Francesca (born 1416 or 1417), painter and theorist, was one of the most influential painters of Italy, a recognized genius of Renaissance, and his masterwork, The Resurrection, is still in Sansepolcro, sheltered in the Museo Civico. Speaking of geniuses from Sansepolcro, Luca Pacioli (born circa 1445) was all but a common man as well and left its signature in works of religion, mathematics, art, architecture and even economics, paving the way to concepts and ideas which are still valid nowadays.
From the villa, one can easily move throughout Tuscany and Umbria, visiting their most interesting and beautiful cities (Anghiari, Citt di Castello, Cortona, Perugia, Montepulciano, Assisi, Pienza, Siena, Florence).
The closest airport is in Perugia (69km; 50) but for international and intercontinental flights we strongly suggest the terminals in Florence, Pisa, Bologna and Rome.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS
The wonderful villa (2,610 sqm 28,084 sqft, 10 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms) is laid over five floors, all connected through an elevator and organized as follows:
- Basement: technical room for the systems of the villa, ample professional kitchen with refrigerating rooms and pantries, tasting room, conference hall, two guest bathrooms and services for the staff;
- Ground floor: entrance room, reception, multipurpose room, restaurant with kitchen, breakfast room, music hall and two bathrooms;
- First floor: meeting room, several offices (many of which easily converted into bedrooms), two service bathrooms and two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom;
- Second floor: entrance room, cozy sitting room and eight bedrooms with en-suite bathroom;
- Third floor: ample lofts, two closets and an exquisite veranda overlooking the historic center of Sansepolcro and the Tiber Valley. Through a staircase, one can reach the stunning panoramic terrace (40 sqm) located on the roof of the building.
In a secluded position from the villa there is an ample underground warehouse (250 sqm 2,690 sqft) which could be converted into a cozy wellness center, with the possibility of building a swimming pool, or even into a keepers house.
The property is then completed by several technical rooms (200 sqm 2,152 sqft), a storage room (60 sqm 646 sqft) and a small lemon house (30 sqm 323 sqft) which could also be used as a cozy summer living area.
STATE AND FINISHES
The villa, in typical 19th-century style, dominates Sansepolcro from the hill. The current fascinating look was given to the building with a restoration ordered in the first two decades of the 20th century by Luigi Fatti (whence the name). The faade of the villa boasts a Neoclassical style, with the lower floors highlighted by a well-visible ashlar (bugnato). The upper floors, on the other hand, bear a striking resemblance with late-Renaissance palaces visible in Rome and Florence, with half-columns, epistyles and gabled windows leading onto a panoramic balcony.
Inside, the building offers ample and bright halls with superb finishes that were carefully preserved and valorized during the restoration of the 1990s. We can find frescoes, coffered ceilings, original stone fireplaces, marble and parquet floors and many more details giving the manor a refined and luxurious look. The breathtaking veranda and the rooftop terrace were built when Luigi Fatti first restored and reworked the villa.
The villa is located at the heart of a 4.3-hectare plot of land, covered for the most part with a beautiful English park (3.0 ha). The villa features two entrances: the historic one is a typical cypress-lined avenue closed by a gate; the second one, more recent, winds up the hill and leads to several parking areas before reaching the rear entrance of the villa.
A short distance from the villa is located a tennis court.
The remaining surface (roughly 1.3 hectares) is dotted by 360 olive trees producing excellent extra-virgin olive oil.
The beautiful and lush Italian garden, located both on the front and the rear of the villa, has been carefully recovered and landscaped between 1992 and 1993, when the whole complex was restored under the supervision of architect Lucina Caravaggi. The original look of the garden was of paramount importance and many of its features have been preserved and/or recreated, among which graveled and paved walkways, hedges, terraces, uncommon trees and fountains.
USE AND POTENTIAL USES
The villa, finely and masterfully restored, houses many rooms currently used as offices and a huge professional kitchen with a restaurant hall in the basement. The superb finishes of the building, the ample surfaces available and the undisputed prestige of the villa would easily allow converting it into a luxury boutique hotel (creating more bedrooms in lieu of the offices) with a huge restaurant capable of offering both local dishes and international cuisine. Also, the impressive Italian garden would be the perfect frame and background for events, ceremonies and weddings.
Alternatively, the villa is also ideal as a representative seat for a prestigious company that could exploit the existing halls for events, commemorations and work meetings.
-, Sansepolcro, Arezzo, Italy
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