15th Century Italian Castle Near Florence Seeks A New Overlord

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

The Cavalcanti Fort was constructed round 1427 by a descendant of Guido Cavalcanti, a famend poet and pal 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 spiritual 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 strong 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 numerous weddings,” says itemizing agent Francesco Di Pinto of Constructing Heritage. “At present, 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 internal backyard are newer enhancements.

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

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

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

“The property may actually be bought by both a international or Italian investor, though present inquiries have predominantly come from overseas,” Di Pinto says. “The property presents an excellent funding alternative for the creation of a boutique resort or luxurious residence simply exterior town of Florence.”


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