Florence is mostly known for being the center of the Italian Renaissance and its celebrated historical venues. However, it is also a thriving city with a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene, and a lively cultural movement that encompasses opera, classical music and contemporary art. Handsome, historic, full of quirky shops and quality crafts, and close to the vine-covered hills of Chianti, it is one of Europe’s most beautiful summer destinations and the best place to indulge yourself in luxury, comfort, and the serenity of the Tuscan countryside. Below, we have listed a small selection of the finest houses located near this gorgeous city, whether you are seeking a summer home or a principal residence in one of the most prestigious cities in the world.
Noble Villa in The Beautiful Italian Countryside
This beautiful estate, known as Villa Gaia, is not too far from the city centre of Florence, allowing you to enjoy the tranquility of the Tuscan region’s natural surroundings while keeping you in proximity to the best that the city has to offer. This property consists of a main villa and an annex building containing two apartments. Originally built in the 19th century, the villa has a sense of grandeur about it, further showcased by beautiful stone staircases and fireplaces, mosaic tiling in the bathrooms, and beautiful hand-crafted wooden furniture. The annex building can be used as staff quarters or a guesthouse as needed. The estate is located off a private road lined with cypress trees, and also includes an olive grove, landscaped gardens, a lake and a marvelous pool overlooking the rolling Tuscan hills.
Prestigious Country House In Tuscany
Fattoria La Corte is a beautiful private estate located in the Chianti region of Italy and dates back to the 15th century, which was the height of the Renaissance period. The estate occupies 35 hectares, containing 8 hectares of vineyards, 15 hectares of olive groves, and 5 hectares of agricultural land. The estate also features an infinity pool, jacuzzi, and a private beach with sunbathing area. The primary components of the estate are a villa, along with five additional buildings, two of which contain apartments. Wonderful rustic brick and wood work can be found throughout the the home, and exterior features of the villa include a garden maze with a fountain at its centre, and a shaded picnic area complete with benches set right along the hillside so you can enjoy a meal and the most breathtaking views.
Gorgeous Bed and Breakfast with Medieval Tower
Spread over 14 hectares, Torre Bella Vista is a monumental estate in the hills of the Chianti region that is currently being used as a bed & breakfast, but can easily be repurposed for residential use. The estate features a beautiful panoramic view of the hills below and dates back to the early 15th century and the golden age of Florence. Extensive renovation work has been done in order to retain the estate’s pristine condition. It comprises three main buildings, with all three having been divided into 9 apartments. Each apartment features classical Tuscan style architecture and has been designed with the highest quality materials, sourced from around Tuscany. An extensive garden act as a connector between the buildings, with plenty of outdoor seating in addition to the balcony area of the apartments. On the edge of the estate, you will find a private BBQ area and an enormous infinity pool, both overlooking the most splendid view of the countryside and of Florence.