15th Century Italian Castle Near Florence Seeks A New Overlord

This fifteenth century fortress set within the Tuscan countryside has an everlasting place within the historical past of Florence, Italy.

The Cavalcanti Fortress was constructed round 1427 by a descendant of Guido Cavalcanti, a famend poet and good friend of writer-philosopher Dante Alighieri. When the fortress was constructed there have been no notable figures throughout the still-prominent household, however they remained lively in Florentine political and non secular life. The Cavalcantis would regain their affect when marriage united them with the highly effective Medici household.

Within the intervening centuries, the fortress has undergone quite a few expansions and restorations whereas retaining its structure and distinctive options. Parapets line the roof of the stable stone construction (as soon as a watchtower), which sits atop a hill coated in mature bushes.

“In previous years, it has been utilized by outstanding political figures and for celebrating varied weddings,” says itemizing agent Francesco Di Pinto of Constructing Heritage. “At the moment, the property is used for occasions, ceremonies and conferences.”

The in depth grounds and Italian-style backyard had been designed round 1860 by then-owner Baron Adolfo Levi, who subsequently commissioned the restoration of the fortress itself. Evening lighting and the swimming pool within the inside backyard are more moderen enhancements.

The greater than 26,000 sq. toes (2,450 sq. meters) of inside area, spanning three flooring plus a basement, contains such architectural particulars as ornamental groin-vaulted ceilings, archways and frescoed halls.

A hovering beamed ceiling tops the large eating room, which encompasses a baronial fire and central chandelier. There are 17 bedrooms and 14 loos.

The asking worth for the property, about 30 kilometers or practically 19 miles from Florence, is €6 million or about US $6.35 million.

“The property might definitely be bought by both a overseas or Italian investor, though present inquiries have predominantly come from overseas,” Di Pinto says. “The property presents a perfect funding alternative for the creation of a boutique lodge or luxurious residence simply exterior the town of Florence.”

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