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May 18, 2023updated Jun 06, 2023

Centuries Old Tuscan Villa is True Fairytale Living

Property of the Week: The utterly beautiful Casa di Toscana sprawls over 64 acres of dreamy Tuscan land.

By Bea Isaacson

Nothing can quite compare to a vacation in Tuscany. From the sun-soaked rolling hills to the picturesque medieval towns – not to mention the utter saturation of world-revered art that seems to loom around every corner – the Italian province draws us in for its magical beauty and mesmerizing heritage.

The perfect summer spot for every age in life, the only better way to experience Tuscany than its brilliant hotels is through staying at an authentic Tuscan villa.

On the market for just over $5 million is the 11-bedroom Casa di Toscana, located within the historic town of Pitigliano. First built in 1522 as a church and convent, the newly renovated villa can trace its regional relevance to the Uffizi gallery in Florence, where original drawings of the Antonio San Gallo-designed building are held.

[See also: Discover the Real Tuscany With This Beautiful Country House]

Casa di Toscana exterior
The entrance to the property / ©Max Lisi

“This property was originally a Renaissance convent and has since been carefully restored and reimagined as a picturesque Tuscan villa,” commented Erin Boisson Aries, who is overlooking the sales of Casa di Toscana.

“The seller is an architect and designer known for her exquisite taste. She spent 12 years restoring the home, creating the perfect Tuscan getaway.”

The ruined church – it was burnt in 1911 and never restored – lingers outside the walls of the enclosed courtyard, which hums with regional flora amongst the enchanting lush greenery. The outside space also encompasses the gardens, a 59-ft saltwater swimming pool, woodlands and olive groves, not to mention, naturally, the Tuscan villa itself.

[See also: The Most Beautiful Wineries to Visit in Italy]

Tuscan villa Etruscan wine cellars
Carved by the Etruscans / ©Max Lisi

The ground floor, which is entered through a traditional house gallery, includes a main kitchen and dining room. A recent addition of the conversion, the space was previously used as a wine-making area, but still happily maintains the property’s original vaulted ceilings. The floor also includes an office, a library, a pantry and even a massage room.

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Excitingly – and certainly the property’s most fascinating feature – the two-floor cellar below the ground floor was carved by the Etruscans, who dominated the region before slowly assimilating into broader Roman culture and society.

[See also: Discover the Real Tuscany at Le Ville Serristori]

A quiet nook within the Tuscan villa
A quiet corner / ©Max Lisi
A bathroom of the Tuscan villa
One of the property’s nine bathrooms / ©Max Lisi

It’s rare enough to find a property that dates back to Italy’s early Renaissance but to still include fantastically preserved elements of the region’s classical period is nothing short of outstanding.

The first floor sees former monks’ quarters converted to bedrooms, in which ensuites are included, with the property offering nine bathrooms in total. Two master bedrooms reside within another wing of the house, with a personal first-floor sitting room.

[See also: Anantara Palazzo Naiadi: Redefining Dolce Vita in Rome]

A balcony overlooking the courtyard
Romeo, Romeo… / ©Max Lisi

All rooms strike that almost impossible balance between historic without being outdated, whimsical and yet still practical. Wickedly stylish with a subtle bohemian aesthetic, this Tuscan villa is as much of a fairytale canvas for children as it is for even the most hardened of adults.

“This was truly a labor of love for [the designer] and now she’s presenting the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a new owner to enjoy it,” Boisson Aries concluded.


[See also: Castelfalfi: An Idyllic Retreat in the Heart of Tuscany]

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