Stunning 15th Century historic villa with origins dating back to the Lombard reign of the 5th & 6th Centuries, set in a panoramic hillside location with amazing views over the Lucca plain. The property consists of main villa, restored independent annex, chapel to restore and stable with approved project to covert into a 'Limonaia' conservatory. Immersed in the greenery of the stunning Lucca hills, the villa is located just 15 minutes West of the city walls. This historic villa plays an important role in Lucca's heritage, with remains of an ancient tower dating as far back as the 5th Century and a further tower built around the 10th-11th Century. The property underwent extensive restoration around the 15th-16th Century when it became home to one of the most important Lucchese noble families and continues to evolve with an innovative restoration by the current owner, using state of the art, environmentally friendly materials. Original characteristics are still manifest in the terracotta floors, wooden beams, wrought iron forged by hand, numerous old fireplaces and original frescos. Perhaps the most outstanding architectural feature is the stunning arched loggia with it's columns, capitals & frescoes overlooking the gardens and the Lucca plain beyond.
The villa lies over 3 floors and is composed as follows: Ground floor: - 70 sqm hall with a brick vaulted ceiling - Large central halls with impressive fireplace and wood-burning oven - Fully furnished kitchen - Laundry - 3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms First floor: - 150 sqm guest living room with huge stone fireplace - Dining room - Living room - Study - Further living room inside the tower with the original fire place - Bathroom - Large arched loggia partly frescoed with views over olive groves and woodsSecond Floor: - Ample hall with high ceilings and huge old fire place - 6 bedrooms, one with fire place and all with private bathrooms (some with Jacuzzi tub) and all with impressive views. The whole villa benefits from an under-floor heating system except for the old tower which uses traditional central heating.
The property also includes a chapel to restore, a large stable to restore wiht project to convert into a 'Limonaia' conservatory and a completely independent and restored annex composed as follows:- Kitchen - Living Room - 2 bedrooms - Bathroom The Villa is surrounded by land covering a total surface of about 6.000 sqm. mostly composed of olives and gardens featuring an antique Renaissance fish pond now converted into one of the two stunning swimming pools on the property. The sale includes the antique furniture.