Fiesole, Italy is one of the most charming villages in Tuscany. Fiesole sits on the hillside above the energetic metropolis of Florence. For almost 600 years, the town has served as a refuge for Tuscany’s most wealthy residents. In fact, the village is the most affluent suburb of Florence. For people needing to be close to Florence but with means to live outside the city proper, Fiesole is the perfect locale. As such, among the rolling hills dotted with olive trees, luxury hotels and grand dream homes abound.
While Fiesole is adored by the locals and well-heeled visitors, the area is virtually unknown to many tourists visiting Florence. However, the village has many museums, Roman ruins, boutiques, and art galleries. In addition, those looking for an authentic Tuscan meal will have no problem in Fiesole. There are a number of fine dining restaurants in the town. And, of course, some casual spots to enjoy some fantastic pizza!
A Historic Tuscany Dream Home
Entering this sprawling dream home is like stepping into another time. This beautiful villa was built on the remains of a medieval castle. While fully modernized, many of the dwelling’s characteristics pay homage to its roots. Most notable is the six level stone tower that soars above the main home. The home’s Norman arches and stone edifice are also common trademarks of the medieval architectural style.
This three level mansion offers 23,681 square feet of living space. The main entry to the Tuscany home features a long foyer dominated by a winding staircase that leads to the 13 bedrooms and 9 baths. Abundant windows and high ceilings allow sunlight to cascade throughout the home. The balconies and loggias provide secluded spots to enjoy the idyllic view during the warmer months. However, when winter strikes, snuggling up in front of one of the mansion’s many fireplaces is a wonderful way to keep warm.
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In addition, the ceilings feature ornate art and gilt work, further adding to the dramatic rooms. And in yet another nod to this dream home’s medieval history, the banquet hall and music hall are striking with their large arched windows and generous size.
The traditional Italian kitchen is a cozy mix of old world feel with modern appliances. The stainless counters and large center table provide plenty of work space. The kitchen even has a brick oven which is a great way to get in the spirit of Tuscany and perfect a homemade pizza recipe!
A Luxury Parcel in Picturesque Fiesole
This nearly 60 acre property overlooks the city of Florence and the hills beyond. Tall, mature trees surround the Tuscany home on the gently sloping parcel. On the lower lawn, an Italian garden with manicured hedges line the dramatic stone wall and the grand staircase that leads to the home.
Two stone guest houses provide ample space for visitors. Furthermore, this Italian dream home even has a private chapel. A swimming pool, tennis court, and heliport round out this luxury property amenities.
The bustling city of Florence, Italy offers a number of real estate opportunities. However, for the more discerning buyer, this dream home offers the luxury, prestige, and privacy only found in the hills of Fiesole, Italy.
Address: Via Bersaglio, Fiesole, Florence, Italy
Italy Sotheby’s International Realty lists this Italian mansion with an asking price of €11.000.000.00, approximately $12,750,000.