The village: the existence of a complete and original medieval village for sale not far from Florence is a unique development opportunity. The village is made of 25/30 dwellings, many of which are overgrown by thick vegetation. The village would be an ideal project for a hotel village, club hotel, spa hotel or similar - alternatively, independent lots could be created and sold individually. The current area of the village is about 5,000 sq m (50,000 sq ft of constructions) will get a development permit. The ground of the whole property amounts to approximately 9 hectares (24,183 Acres, about 90.000 sq ft).
Location: The Medieval Village - The Location -Distances – Forty minutes from Florence and located deep in the heart of Tuscany, an exceptionally, potential attractive farm property of agritourism is for sale. It is located in that part of the Appennine Mountains which is rich in important historical sites, such as The Castles of Poppi, Romena and Porciano; as well as the Monasteries of La Verna, Camaldoli and Vallombrosa. The maximum distance from the farm to any of these locations is Km. 15-30. Furthermore, this property is conveniently near the major artistic and cultural centers of Florence, Arezzo, Bologna, Perugia, Assisi and others. 1)Camaldoli Hermitage constructed at 1,104 meters of altitude in 1012 by St. Romualdo. In the XV Century it was an important centre of humanistic studies promoted by Lorenzo The Magnificent. now, it is an important laboratory for the restoration of antique books. 2)La Verna Convent founded by St. Francesco in the XIII Century with the annexed Church of the Angels, which has the grotto in which the saint received the stigmata. 3)Poppi Castle of The Counts Guidi of the XIII Century. 4)Vallombrosa: important Benedectine Abbey constructed in the XI Century and noted also for the magnificent forest that surrounds it. Distances from the most important cities: Florence 45 Km., Arezzo 55 km., Siena 90 Km., Lucca 90 Km., Rimini 100 Km., Perugia 130 Km., Assisi 150 Km., Bologna 150 Km., Roma 280 Km, Milano 300 Km.. The medieval Village-The picturesque medieval village is approximately situated 850 meters above the level of the sea. The village could be adapted to various solutions. It could be used, for example, as a beauty spa, which would be a vacation centre for health and beauty, or into a logistic centre for agritourism, or as a cultural centre for schools or conventions, or as a place of retreat for religious communities. The buildings are constructed entirely of stone and typologically resemble the plans of the rural houses of The Casentino Mountains. Around the piazza a series of agricultural constructions and annexes had been developed (25/30), which comprise an area of approximately 9000 square meters. Now, because of abandonment, all constructions are covered by thick vegetation.
SURROUNDING AREA The farm property is in the centre of the most attractive natural reserve in Tuscany and borders on newly established National Park of Tosco-Emiliano. This park includes scenic Mount Falterona, which houses the source of the beautiful river Arno. This territory contains some of the most breath-taking spots in all of Italy.
Services: Well-drawn water, mains electricity nearby.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment. Mobile: 338 4435402 - Tel.: +39 0574 606886
Our personal opinion: A truly unique property with great potential for a commercial project in a very peaceful location in the heart of Tuscany. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.