5 bedroom villa for sale with 38,500m2 of land, Lucca, Tuscany
1,975,000 EUR 1,757,750 GBP 2,251,500 USD
Superb and historic villa, dating back to the Twelfth Century in an elevated location with spectacular views across the town and surrounding area, and set in in 9.5 acres of mature grounds.
Nestled amid the wonderful Lucca hills, the property has been host to many distinguished guests, one of the most famous being Dante Alighieri who lived here when he was sent into exile.
Inside the main villa, many of its original features are retained including cotto floors, ancient wooden doors and windows, marble open fireplaces, ceilings with exposed wooden beams and the fabulous stone staircase. It has comfortable accommodation arranged on 4 levels comprising functional cellars in the basement where garden tools or wine and olive oil are stored, a ground floor apartment (large living room, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, storeroom, WC) ideal for your guests or for your staff that can be used jointly with the rest of the villa or separately as a self-contained studio-flat and a large living area on the second floor that features open plan living room with dining area, kitchen with door opening onto rear courtyard, sitting room, study room and bathroom.
The sleeping area is on the second-top floor and consists of four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Outside the villa offers spacious relaxing areas with spectacular views and use the swimming pool, the pergola and barbecue area: an ideal place to enjoy alfresco dining. A lovely private chapel situated next to the main villa is included in the sale and offers scope for further conversion.