This extraordinary 14th-century castle is for sale not far from Florence, in the beautiful landscape of Impruneta in the heart of Tuscany.
It is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating castles in the region, perched on top of a hill with a splendid 360° view over the Chianti landscape.
The hamlet of about 3300 square metres consists of the residential part, with the castle and frescoed rooms (about 1000 square metres), and the 'rural' part, with evocative stone buildings, including a romantic 'belvedere' loggia from which it is possible to admire splendid sunsets in summer.
The gardens of about 1850 square metres surrounding the castle contain the Italian-style garden with the romantic 'berceau' and the wisteria pergola. A walk along the walls leads to the large swimming pool with the lemon house and the old wine cellar.
The castle is surrounded by 155 hectares of land, a beautiful olive grove, a vineyard and a large centuries-old forest, where hunting and fishing trips were held in the past.
The organic farm produces an extra virgin olive oil that has received very important awards, including international ones, and an excellent IGT Toscana red wine.
As far as organic production is concerned, from the two hectares of vineyard it is possible to produce about 120-140 quintals of IGT Toscana wine (the same blend as the most famous Supertuscans: 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet) and from the 13 hectares of olive groves of the frantoio, moraiolo and leccino varieties an average of 12 quintals of oil is produced.
The castle has two beautiful historical cellars on two floors (one is ideal for creating a spa, as it has a separate entrance) and an ancient oil mill, which today is a museum, perfectly preserved.
In the small consecrated and richly decorated private chapel, it is possible to celebrate civil unions with full legal value.
The castle is not bound by the Monuments and Fine Arts Office and is currently successfully used for exclusive rentals, mostly combined with the organisation of weddings and events. It can host up to 140 people in the new 160 m2 event hall and can accommodate up to 20 people in 7 apartments/rooms, including two suites located in the main body of the castle.
This exclusive castle for sale on the outskirts of Florence enjoys the relaxing atmosphere of the Florentine countryside while being only a few minutes from the city center.