Located in Tuscany, in the province of Florence, one of the most charming regions in Italy, the mesmerizing Brunelleschi Castle has hit the market. This ancient manor was built by a noble family in the 15th century and was home to various popes, including Leão X, Clemente VII and Paolo III Farnese. Having an extremely historical and traditional side, this residence has 35,000m2 and occupies 1,200 ha as it is comprised of 25 additional farmhouses, an 18th-century villa, a hamlet, vineyards and olive groves. Now, the Most Expensive Homes blog will explore its astounding interiors and outdoors.
With 600 years of history, this extraordinary historic building maintains a totally majestic allure with its sumptuous frescoed halls, numerous loggias, a Renaissance-styled courtyard ideal for al-fresco dinners, a spectacular garden and a reception hall that can sit up to 180 guests for unforgettable events.
Positioned on top of a hill and well protected by moats, tall walls and turrets, this prestigious residence is rich in history and charm, surrounded by the picturesque Tuscan countryside and by olive groves and vineyards that allow this modern and efficient working castle estate to produce extra virgin olive oil and prime wines, aged in its ancient wine cellars.
This historic castle features a vast number of outstanding architectural details: crenelated walls, four corner turrets, a clock tower, an internal courtyard with etched plasterwork, a loggia with four arches and a private chapel for religious functions.
The castle features a unique walkway which surrounds the whole perimeter of the tall walls and provides sweeping and unobstructed views of the entire valley. As a whole, the incredible Brunelleschi Castle acts as the ultimate natural and historic retreat.
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