15 Bed House for sale

Fivizzano, Lunigiana, Tuscany, Italy

£3,781,059

 [€4,200,000]

Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 15
  • Bathrooms: 12

Features

  • Castle - 15 bedrooms
  • Unique opportunity
  • Superb position
  • Original features
  • Restored by cultural heritage ministry
  • Attention to detail and historic importance
  • Land of 32 hectares

Full Description

CASTELLO DELL'AQUILA - (Eagle Castle)
This imposing medieval castle has been restored with careful attention to detail to maintain the character and history of the building as well as providing a comfortable and desirable residence.\nThe castle is accessed by a private road which winds through the trees and arrives at the top of the hill. The castle commands a stunning position with superb views of the surrounding countryside and Apuan mountains.

The land extends to 32 hectares and includes woodland, meadows and some farmland. The castle building totals 2 400 meters sq.

Entered through an ancient gate-way into a walled hanging garden with views, one continues through another archway into the central cobbled courtyard with main tower. In total there are 5 reception halls including a chapel used as meeting or conference rooms, as well as a professional kitchen and larder, technical room, boiler room and service areas;

the main tower houses 9 bedrooms (including 2 suites) each with ensuite bathroom, a living room and a large two level terrace with breathtaking views;

the west wing has a large living room, dining-room, farmhouse style kitchen, 5 bedrooms and a large terrace;

a further 5 rooms offer potential for more accommodation;

There is an original fridgiderium and cellar rooms.

The property also has underfloor heating and is connected to main services inlcuding internet connection.

Set in the beautiful Tuscan hills in a quiet and tranquil valley the location is particularly favourable with easy access to airports (Pisa 100 km and Milan 200 km), UNESCO heritage mediterranean coastline 40 km, ski resort 30 km, Fivizzano 15 km.

There is a village at the bottom of the hill (walking distance) with shops, bank, mini-market, pizzeria amd a larger village with the local thermal baths and open-air pool just 5 km away A river runs through the village and on the other side there are large grottoes open to the public.

The larger town of Fivizzano is approx 12 mins drive and is a medieval walled town with a central cobbled piazza, often referred to as the Florence of Lunigiana. The bustling town hosts many cultural events over the summer with concerts in the piazza and re-enactments of medieval parades. With its musical heritage the town also attracts international musicians during its annual folk music festival. There is a hospital, shops and restaurants in the town.

Lunigiana (pronounced Loonee-janna) is a magical part of Tuscany starting with its name the ‘Land of the Moon’. The hills that encircle Lunigiana create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere whilst the blend of the mountains and sea are extremely inviting to those who enjoy the outdoors. The rolling landscape is liberally sprinkled with castles of Medici or Malaspina vintage but for lovers of the coast the sea is only half-an-hours’ drive away.

Lunigiana is special and has been likened to a magical kingdom. It is not only the breath-taking scenery with its abundance of medieval castles but you simply feel a huge sense of wellbeing radiating from the sunshine, glorious countryside, delicious food and wine, kind friendly locals and most importantly, from the sense of tradition and community amongst people here that is rarely seen in modern day life.

The golden sandy beaches around Lerici and the pebble coves of the Cinque Terre are ideal for swimming and sailing in the summer while the snow clad mountains offer skiing in the local resorts during the winter months and are each a short drive away. The area is criss-crossed with marked footpaths for walks to the hills and mountains. The airports of Pisa, Parma and Genova are all within an hours’ drive.
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