Ever thought of owning a superbly elegant Tuscan villa near Florence, which allows you to enjoy the magnificent sights of this Renaissance town whilst also enjoying the peace and tranquility of a typically Italian, country setting? Then come and discover this beautiful 395 sqm property near Pratolino, ideally located at only 20 minutes by car from Florence though also surrounded by a 1,600 sqm private garden and 48 hectares of woodland and arable land with wheat fields and apple orchards. This recently renovated villa consists, on the ground floor, of a large, elegant entrance hall, a dining room with a beautiful fireplace, a spacious and bright kitchen divided by a large brick arch into a kitchen and dining area. On the ground floor there is also a large room used as a relaxation area with a unique Jacuzzi from which you can enjoy splendid views of the garden; a bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, storage room and central heating unit complete the ground floor. On the upper floor, which is accessed via a beautiful wooden and wrought iron staircase, there is a large and typically Tuscan living room with a fireplace in stone and masonry, which leads to four refined bedrooms; there are also 3 bathrooms, two of which ensuite. The living room is connected to a second staircase that leads to a room with a large wood-burning fireplace and a second entrance on the front of the villa. This majestic though also intimate villa near Pratolino features elegant and typical finishes such as traditional terracotta floors, ceilings with wooden beams and terracotta tiles, wooden frames; it is equipped with independent heating and air-conditioning. The town of Pratolino can easily be reached from Florence by car or by public transport (bus) and stands on the hills surrounding Florence, with enchanting view of Monte Morello and Monte Senario. Its proximity to the town of Florence means that you can enjoy all the sights, museums, architecture, landscape of Florence and surrounding areas (Chianti, Siena, Pisa, Lucca). Pratolino is also close to the famous Park of Villa Demidoff, once a Medici-family mansion, which is renowned for its giant statue of Appennino, sculpted in 1580 by Giambologna (whose sculptures are present also in the Boboli Gardens adjacent to Palazzo Pitti). The surrounding countryside offers many sightseeing opportunities: castles, Medici villas, the ancient town of Fiesole and other nearby towns including Scarperia, Borgo S. Lorenzo and Vicchio (the birthplace of Giotto and Piero della Francesca). The village of Pratolino, within walking distance of the Villa (10 min. from the Villa), has a Bank, Post Office, pharmacy, newspaper stand, supermarket and a few other shops. In the area you can visit: - Park Demidoff Pratolino, once the residence of the Medici family, and now a big, beautiful shady Park with sculptures, rich in footpaths, ideal for a picnic or a walk in the woods. - Fiesole, famous for its splendid panorama of Florence, its Roman amphitheater and Etruscan Museum, just 12 km from the Villa. - the home of Giotto in Vicchio - the International Racing Track of Mugello - Barberino Designer Outlet, a beautiful outdoor shopping mall with 100 fancy stores, about half an hour away from the Villa.