Five authentic Tuscan gems

Why buy in Tuscany?

International buyers are traditionally attracted to Tuscany’s charming medieval hamlets, picturesque landscapes and romantic relaxed atmosphere. Whether it’s a permanent relocation or a seasonal holiday home, many international buyers understand that this Italian region offers a peaceful environment and a slow healthy pace, the keys to an emerging type of luxury lifestyle.

Buying real estate in Tuscany is an attractive investment opportunity: property market values are consistently on a gradual upward trajectory due to local and international demand for ancient farmhouses and historic estates with vineyards and olive groves.


Where to buy in Tuscany?

Let’s take a tour of five one-of-a-kind Tuscan properties brought to you by the IB International Real Estate team who are experts in locations such as the provinces of Siena, Lucca, Florence and Pisa.

Charming seventeenth-century villa with hamlet for sale in San Gimignano

Charming seventeenth-century villa with hamlet for sale in San Gimignano

The property is located in a panoramic position and consists of a 17th-century manor house and its ancient rural village which is surrounded by 12 hectares of land with a hunting reserve and two lakes. The history of the Borgo is influenced by the wider territory, that of the Florentines, Pisans and the Sienese. In ancient times it was a ‘land of passage’ for the Etruscans due to its close proximity to the domain of Volterra. It was a strategic location for the Romans as it was on the Via Clodio between Siena and Lucca. During the early Middle Ages travelers would pass through on the Via Francigena.

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18th-century villa on the hills of Versilia

Magnificent 18th-century residence situated on the hills of Versilia overlooking the Tuscan coast with spectacular panoramic views from Livorno to the Poets Gulf. The villa is surrounded by centuries-old olive groves which enclose the suggestive Italian garden whose terraces and citrus grove gently decline toward a wonderful sea view with dreamy sunsets.

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Enchanting villa with annexes in the countryside of Lucca

Splendid historical luxury villa situated within a park in a tranquil green area offering spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and plenty of privacy. Just a few kilometers from the center of Lucca, the complex consists of the main villa of approximately 550 square meters and two annexes of 250 square meters and 300 square meters respectively, all of which is immersed in a large perfectly maintained garden. The settlement originates from around the year 1000 and was created by a noble family of Longobards who erected several buildings in the area including the church of Saint Maria which was constructed on the remains of a small early medieval church.

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16th century villa and hamlet in the Lucca hills with reception, SPA, swimming pool and secular park

This impressive mansion and its hamlet were built in the mid-sixteenth century when the Lord of Lucca, Vincenzo Guinigi, spotted a lush green area for his new residence, It is well protected from northern winds and overlooks the valley surrounding the city of Lucca. The residence was to be the new country farm of the Guinigi family who created thriving olive groves and vineyards. Matraia Farm consisted of the manor, the colonists houses and many annexes such as the olive oil mill, the stable, the barn, the joiner’s workshop, the warehouse, and the cellars.

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Historic villa in the Senese countryside

The villa is situated in a splendid position on top of a hill overlooking the unmistakable panorama of the Crete Senesi with its rolling hills covered in a geometrical patchwork of typical Tuscan agriculture. Built in the late 1400s as a country residence for the noble Sienese Malavolti family, the property is in a late-Renaissance style. Its construction is attributed to one of the most famous architects of the Italian Renaissance, Baldassarre Peruzzi.

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Check out the IB International Real Estate portfolio showcasing historic estates and ancient dwellings throughout Tuscany. Real estate experts will answer any questions you might have and can schedule viewings. IB International Real Estate offers property finding services in Tuscany tailoring solutions based upon the buyer’s criteria.

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