This property is located in Castiglione dei Pepoli, a pretty village between Bologna and Florence, 700 m above sea level in the Apennine mountains.
The name of the building is Villa Paolina, by Mrs. Paolina Tonelli, a wealthy and affluent Florentine woman, who chose it as a summer residence in the late 1800s.
The residential nucleus consists of 3 buildings, and 4 real estate units, immersed in a private panoramic park of 3 acres (14,000 sqm).
The main villa is a historic building of 300 sqm.
The second villa is 368 sqm big.
A third small building which was the former caretaker’s house of 122 sqm.
It is possible to create between 700 and 900 sqm of new buildings.
The property must be renewed and updated according to the 2020 living standards (technological systems, aesthetics, bathrooms, doors, windows), the structure is still solid and has not deteriorated with time.
At the time, when it was built, it was a luxury building, in fact you can see beautiful architectural facades, large rooms, coffered ceilings, a magnificent staircase in carved stone, decorative windows, a beautiful courtyard with a water well in carved stone, and other fascinating details such as crenelated walls and various elements in beaten stone.
For the current layout, I must refer you to the floor plans.
However, the new owner can rearrange and adapt it entirely to their own wishes for the activities that will take place later.
It is possible to create a hotel, rental apartments or studio rooms, or a mix of these.
Please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons.
The location of Castiglione dei Pepoli is very strategic since it is 48 minutes by car from the airport of Bologna and 45 minutes by car from Florence airport.
6 km from the highway
Prato 52 km
Pistoia 52 km
Bologna Centre Town 57 km
Florence Centre 61 km Milan 256 km
Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport 52 km
Guglielmo Marconi di Bologna Airport 54 km
PECULIARITIES OF THE COUNTRYSIDE
Castiglione dei Pepoli is a pretty, typical Italian village, where it is still possible to
savour the slow genuine lifestyle. For example, you still have niche grocery stores,
people still talk loudly outside the bar and enjoy relaxing in the city centre, sitting on
benches, or drinking cappuccino and eating a croissant at the bar in the morning.
Near this village you can enjoy beautiful tourist attractions, many mountains and
nature trails where you can go hiking and cycling. There are also various lakes:
Brasimone, Suviana and Santa Maria, famous summer tourist destinations. Besides
that, the property is located less than an hour from one of Tuscany’s’ major airports.
The village is equipped with all standard services: 2 supermarkets, 1
hospital, 3 banks, schools of all levels, various restaurants and bars, clothing stores.
In about 15 minutes you can also go shopping at the Barberino Outlet Village.