TORRE DEL CASTELLANO
AUTHENTIC MEDIEVAL TUSCAN CASTLE
Presented by Jean Mastagni
Offered at €8,990,000
9 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms
Located approximately 25 km from Florence, this magnificent castle occupies an incredibly dominant position and is without a doubt, one of the most spectacular castles found anywhere in Tuscany.
The exact origins of the Torre del Castellano are unknown however documents dating back to the 14th century note the castle within local records. It is believed to have been built around a watchtower, first with a signaling function and then as a garrison, hosting a small group of soldiers for the control of the major roads that linked Florence to Arezzo and Rome.
Throughout the centuries the castle increased its strategic importance as it was located on the southern borders of the Republic of Florence, in an area where the power of noble feudal families was still strong, and where they often took refuge during wars and disputes of the time.
The castle eventually lost its military function and was subsequently transformed into a manor house. As with many other former military buildings located in the countryside it was later converted into a farm and at that time cellars and an oil mill were established in the basement. After a long period of dilapidation, in the first half of the 20th century the castle was restored by the current owners.
The Torre del Castellano consists of approximately 1,700 square meters of floor area including the living space of 1,277 square meters (13,745 square feet), and the basement of 434 square meters (4,672 square feet). An enclosed courtyard is approximately 237 square meters (2,651 square feet). The main tower at a height of approximately 30 meters (98 feet), offers absolutely breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside.
Historically significant, the property has all the characteristics to be transformed into a luxury boutique hotel or alternatively it is effortlessly a stunning private estate.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase one of the most impressive castles currently on the market not just in Italy but throughout Europe.
Towns / Cities
Florence 25 km (15 Miles)
Arezzo 50 km (31 Miles)
Siena 70 km (43 Miles)
Florence 40 km (24 Miles)
Pisa 110 km (68 Miles)
Interior: Living Space: Approximately 1,277 sqm
Cellar/Cantina: Approximately 434 sqm
Land: Approximately 9 ha/22+ Acres
Chapel/Capella: Separate and included in this offering