Villa Renaissance - Details of ID: LPE- 96

Florence,Tuscany (Central),ITALY

Description



The estate is located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, in the territories of the towns of Vinci and Cerreto Guidi, which are part of the zone known as the Renaissance Lands. In fact, the history of the farm dates back to the Renaissance, when the area that now holds the estate was covered by a heavily grown, untamed forest referred to as the "Rozzalupi Thicket".

During the Renaissance, the holding passed into the hands of the Adimaris, a wealthy and well known Florentine family that expanded its boundaries, built the Villa and used the site as a hunting reserve. Since then, the distinguishing characteristics of the farm have remained unchanged, as shown by the hunting lodge and a small building meant to house homing birds: the reason behind the name of “Uccelleria”, or “Aviary”, given to the woods.

The farm has the form typical of Tuscan agricultural burghs, consisting of a Master Villa, plus two farmhouses that face onto the kind of traditional barnyard that played such a large part in the peasant farming of yesteryear. 

Each portion of the different buildings has been painstakingly reconstructed, respecting the rustic Tuscan style, but without neglecting modern comforts, including direct access to a large pool and grounds, plus a lake, a riding stable and stalls.

A total of 110 acres of land surrounds the estate, of which 17 acres hold olive groves, 2 and a half have been set aside for a vineyard, and 21 acres are covered with fruit orchards that produce peaches and apricots, while the rest of the land has been left for fields and wooded areas.