Majestic stately villa located on the edge of a small village in Lucchesia, a few kilometers from the city.
The 965 sq.m manor house is distributed over 5 floor and has been recently finely renovated to bring it back to its original glory. The work was conducted by specialised workers with the utmost care so as not to alter the building's charm. It features elegant rooms and and remarkable decorations. The ceilings are all painted and feature 16th-century grotesque motifs or typical 18th and 19th-century trompe-l'œil frescoes with depictions of human figures and cherubs against a sky background. The frescoes are the work of the painter Francesco Bianchi. Of particular interest is the fake painting depicting the Carthaginian queen Dido welcoming Aeneas as he tells her about the fall of Troy, a reproduction of an original work by Pierre Narcisse Guerin (1774-1833) preserved in the Louvre.
The villa comprises a kitchen, formal dining room, a second dining / living room, office, large reception hall with office and tea room and a games room. There are 9 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms and some of the bedrooms have their own sitting rooms. The basement has been converted into a wellness centre with a spa and sauna area and features beautiful vaulted exposed brickwork ceilings.
Additionally there is a 355 sq.m guesthouse with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a garage, as well as a 95 sq.m manorial chapel that has been converted into an event area with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. The outbuilding has also been renovated offering a rustic and classic style, with exposed stone walls, wooden beams and terracotta floors.
Outside is the beautiful 2800 sq.m Italian garden recreated in the classical style with gravel paths, hedges, geometric patterns that frame green areas and a raised terrace. A second 800 sq.m garden offers a swimming pool and sunbathing area. Below the villa, along the hillside, there are 120 olive trees that produce up to 160 kg of organic oil per year.
Other features include an automatic gate, intercom, surveillance system connected with a private security service allows the entire property to be kept under control remotely.