Founded in 1100 as a military watch tower in a strategic point overlooking the valley of the Pesa river, this wonderful property has been of fundamental importance in numerous battles between Florence and Siena.
In the following centuries it was enlarged and converted into a convent. It has hosted many persons of the Italian Renaissance, including Leonardo da Vinci.
Later it was purchased in the seventeenth century by the noble Florentine family the Princes Corsini who converted it into a farm. In 1983, was purchased by current owner who, after a long and meticulous restoration has transformed it into a house and workshop.
Today it is possible to appreciate: the old porch, the well built in early 1400, the wood oven of the 1500, the elegant interior arches, and a massive oak olive press. This large building has an area of about 1240 square meters, of which about 886 square meters have been carefully restored.
On the ground floor there are: large hall, office, living room with fireplace, bathroom, dining room with fireplace, kitchen, 3 cellars, large panoramic terrace with an ancient well and a wood oven, a room to be renovated and a covered terrace with spectacular views hills and olive groves; complete this floor three large rooms that are the workshop of the owner;
The first floor has a living room, bathroom, 4 bedrooms of which one has access to a beautiful panoramic porch, three rooms to renovate and a room with the necessary predispositions for another bathroom. Adjacent to the main section of the building is a beautiful apartment that comprises: entrance hall, large living-dining room with fireplace, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, mezzanine with bedroom, and a tower bedroom with breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside. 9500 square meters. of private land with approximately 150 olive trees surround this great and important property that is only 14 Km from Florence.
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