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 Fort was constructed round 1427 by a descendant of Guido Cavalcanti, a famend poet and buddy of writer-philosopher Dante Alighieri. When the fortress was constructed there have been no notable figures inside the still-prominent household, however they remained energetic 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 stable stone construction (as soon as a watchtower), which sits atop a hill coated in mature timber.

“In previous years, it has been utilized by distinguished 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 have 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 interior backyard are more moderen enhancements.

The greater than 26,000 sq. ft (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 incorporates a baronial hearth and central chandelier. There are 17 bedrooms and 14 bogs.

The asking worth for the property, about 30 kilometers or almost 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 a really perfect funding alternative for the creation of a boutique resort or luxurious residence simply exterior town of Florence.”


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