TUSCANY - CASTEL IN CHIANTI AREA
AREA: Chianti Colli Fiorentini
The Castle is located a few kilometers from Florence, and represents an outstanding example of Tuscany renaissance architecture.
Its origins date back to the twelfth century, in the fifteenth century the interior was decorated with arcades and loggias in Renaissance style while externally the walled perimeter was surrounded by massive ramparts works Stone. It is part of a larger 170-hectare (including forest, vineyards and olive groves) +10 farmhouses, one of which is completely restored. The castle is 5,000 square meters, partially restored, rough to the FIRST FLOOR AND ATTICS and is located in the Chianti, Florence Area just a few km from the city. (10 KM FROM FLORENCE)
In the heart of the ancient feud of the Counts Guidi, then the bishops of Florence, at the foot of Monte Croce, there is this huge manor, an outpost of feudal power in the countryside of these lands. Its origins date back to the twelfth century, it was owned by the family of Saltarelli, lords and local notaries then emigrated to Florence, who expanded the original structure of what is now the core, turreted and crenellated.
In the fifteenth century the interior was decorated with arcades and loggias in Renaissance style while outside the walled perimeter was in turn surrounded by massive stone ramparts works. All this is due almos tsurely the new owners of the time, the Pazzi, whose insignia - two dolphins They face off - still egregious castle. The nearby chapel of medieval origin, is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene de 'Pazzi who stay here in the sixteenth century. Legend has it that after the failure of the conspiracy hatched in 1478 from the family against the Medici, the famous conspiracy de'Pazzi that cost the lives of Giuliano's brother Lorenzo, Torre a Decima became their refuge.
The castle is now a private residence only from the outside.
Value: € 20 MILLION (negotiation in progress for € 15 MILLION)