Price: €4,950,000 Location: Tuscany Bedrooms: 14 Bathrooms: 14 Size m2: 1500 Property reference: IT0168
A large historic villa with development potential near Volterra and Pisa. Gherardo Maffei acquired the holding of San Donnino in 1450 but it was one of his sons, Mario (1459-1537), a powerful prince of the Church, who had the villa built and completed in 1527. The property remained in the Maffei family’s possession for 300 years. The main edifice is on 3 floors and is built around 3 sides of an interior courtyard. It has a total gross surface area of approximately 1200 sq m plus a further 300 sq m in a nearby group of buildings which includes a chapel. There are over 30 rooms in the main villa, and some of them incorporate frescoes and other decorations of historical significance. The decorations in the main hall are by Raffaello Soldaini, and there are other works by the Neapolitan painter Salvatore Rosa. Parts of the building are currently lived in, the structure is generally sound but some parts of the interior particularly on the second floor require complete refurbishing. The property lends itself either to dividing into a number of independent units – possibly up to 10 – or to developing as a boutique hotel. The property has private gardens and terraces with a total area of about 2000 sq m. From the external terraces at the first floor level there are splendid views over the surrounding countryside towards Volterra, which is about 10 kms away. All mains services are connected. Pisa international airport can be reached in under 1 hour.
Energy rating: Energy class G. Energy Performance Index: available on completion.