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Address: Lucca, Pescaglia

€ 950.000Rif. 000460

1231 Sq.m

DescriptionVilla Malpighi is a splendid ancient villa located in the characteristic village of Loppeglia on the picturesque hills between Lucca and the sea, a few kilometers from the splendid city of Lucca and the beaches of Versilia. Equipped with several entrances, the property consists of five real estate units and a small church for a total of 2700 square meters of covered area. The real estate units, each with its own peculiarities for architectural, historical and beauty characteristics, have a total of about 37 rooms including living quarters, cellars and oil mill. The property is completed with a private park and vegetable garden for a total of about 1400 square meters.

The villa, dating back to 1300 in its primary building core, is set in the Tuscan countryside and is one of the most beautiful Lucchesi residences available for sale. Historically very interesting, it saw its maximum splendor in 1500, when the noble Vincenzo Malpighi began the embellishment and expansion of the villa, following a promise from Duke Alfonso II of Ferrara.
In those years, the Malpighi family held a salon frequented by many nobles and intellectuals from Lucca, in particular Lorenzo Malpigli (ambassador in Florence and one of the founders of the Accademia Degli Oscuri in Lucca) and Torquato Tasso.

Historically important element of the villa are the magnificent arcades with square pillars in gray stone and cross vaults preciously decorated with the "grotesques of the Giallo Fiorentino".
The frescoes in the loggia depict the signs of the zodiac, 3 medallions with pagan divinities, Venus and Amorino, Mercury and six other lunettes with war episodes complete the decoration.

Nearby: Coming down from the provincial side of Camaiore, the coast with the well-known beaches and localities of Versilia will be easily reached: Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore and Forte dei Marmi. The characteristic and historical city of Lucca, the other important art cities of Tuscany and the Pisa airport are easily reachable in a few minutes by car.

Needless to say, the uniqueness and historicity of this unique architectural complex, with a planted park and vegetable garden.

In this environment, guests can enjoy the outdoors, walks in the green, excursions along the paths of the Via Francigena and delve into the local reality with dinners in some typical restaurant in the area.

The buildings require, as can also be seen from the detailed photographic reportage, of a reorganization, renovation and restoration work. Adequate economic request.

Main details

  • Price€ 950.000
  • Sq.m1231
  • Local37

Additional details

  • ConditionTo rehab
  • ClassificationLuxury

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