|Town / Village||Massarosa|
EVOCATIVE PROPERTY RICH IN HISTORY ON MASSACIUCCOLI LAKE
Villa Ginori is situated in Versilia in a lagoon area at the edge of Lake Massaciuccoli and is part of the Migliarino-San Rossore-Massaciuccoli Natural Park.
In 1887 the proprietor of the famous Florentine ceramics company Marquis Carlo Benedetto Ginori Lisci bought the villa and carried out a radical restructuring of the buildings and the surrounding garden. Since that time, the property has remained in the family. The architectural style of the main villa is Tuscan-neo-Gothic. The interiors have been enriched by the beautiful art-nouveau frescos of the famous painter Francesco Fanelli, one of the principal artists within the Giovanni Fattori Circle.
The villa has always been an important cultural landmark of the Versilia area and was frequented by great artists including Giacomo Puccini. Puccini spent a lot of time at the villa as he was a great friend of the Marquis Ginori, so much so that he dedicated one of his most famous works to him: La Bohème.
The property consists of the main villa, three detached houses, a private chapel, a lemon house and some warehouse facilities.
The main villa, in a fine neo-Gothic style, measures approximately 1,200 square meters and straddles the mainland and the water. There is an enchanting canal which leads to a private covered dock with vaulted ceilings directly under the villa. It is possible to reach Torre del Lago Puccini directly by boat and also the port of Viareggio.
Spread over 4 levels, the ground floor has storage rooms and the covered dock for boats. On the first floor is a magnificent porch, a spacious reception room and dining room with original frescos together with a winter garden conservatory. There is also the kitchen and bathroom and a secondary entrance. On the second floor are the bedrooms and bathrooms. On the third floor the windowed attics can easily be renovated to add more bedrooms. The turret with a lookout area on the roof-top enjoys a spectacular panorama.
The villa is surrounded by beautiful lawned gardens adorned by a pond with water lilies and numerous exotic plants.
The other three units consist of an eighteenth-century building of approximately 800 square meters of floor space on three levels which has been partially renovated. There is also a farmhouse to be completely renovated with an area of approximately 400 square meters. A third independent house with a spacious hall has also been partially renovated for an area of approximately 280 square meters. There is also a loft of approximately 185 square meters, the lemon house of approximately 40 square meters, a study of approximately 40 square meters and a small chapel.
This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a truly grand historical property which is within easy reach of the exclusive beaches of Forte dei Marmi and the renowned cities of Lucca, Florence, and Pisa. Ref. 10468