Torre San Pietro is a beautiful Tuscany property, located just 20 minutes north of Florence. The property is composed by a traditional 19th century villa and a 13th century lookout tower. Both have been recently fully restored. The main villa measures 2.700 sq. ft. and was originally built over the ruins of an ancient fortress. The ground floor is composed by a wide living room with fireplace that opens onto the dining room and has access to the oudoor patio and the garden. There are also a kitchen and a bedroom with bathroom. On the first floor there are two spacious master bedrooms with bathroom (one of them also has access to a nice covered terrace) and two additional bedrooms (one with balcony). The tower surface measures 1.000 sq. ft. and features 6 floors. On the ground floor there is a living room with fireplace and access to the outdoor area. The second floor has a kitchen, the third and forth floors each have a bedroom with bathroom and on the fifth floor there is another living room with a fireplace and a beautiful view of the Tuscan countryside. A lower floor is currently not in use but it can be turned into a bar/canteen. The villa and the tower are surrounded by a private 5 acres park, with lanscaped gardens, patios and walking paths with views over the Florentine hills and the woods.
The likes of Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonard da Vinci have left their genius on Florence, the Tuscan capital that can feel like an open-air museum. The city that is the birthplace of the Renaissance is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Art flourishes in its churches, bridges and squares.Read more about luxury homes in Florence
The property is composed by a traditional 19th century villa and a 13th century lookout tower.
A faint ray of sunlight appears above the city and slowly lights up the Florentine monuments, making the shadows smaller and giving a new birth to the splendours of the Medici family. Brunelleschi, Donatello and Michelangelo, as private guides and discrete companions, lead the way through the exploration of the historic centre.
Each alley, street and boulevard, coveys the atmosphere of the Renaissance when Florence used to be an influential city for art, literature and scientific research, the birthplace of such big names as Dante, Machiavelli and Galileo. Outstanding works including the Dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore by Brunelleschi, the statue of David by Donatello and the painting Tondo Doni by Michelangelo attract millions of tourists every year.
The majestic Palazzos are historic homes with frescoed rooms and precious stone steps and hide sometimes modern interiors which perfectly blend into the Renaissance style and the local neighbourhood atmosphere.
The river Arno that comes from the Appennini mountains, flows across the city under the Old Bridge and then alongside the majestic Palazzos of the historic centre, before emptying into the Ligurian Sea shortly after Pisa.
On the opposite bank of the river, there is the Oltrarno, a district of shops and antique boutiques, gardens and Palazzos, squares and narrow streets, trattorias and bars.
Squares and streets breath everywhere the love for art and culture as well as the love for the authentic cuisine and the Italian dolcevita, making the old "Florentia" a perfect place where to live.
Historic mansions with panoramic vistas over the city of Florence are nestled among the hills of Fiesole, Settignano, Arcetri, Poggio Imperiale and offer the perfect frame to the city's essence, former capital of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, then capital of Italy and recognized today as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.