Vistarenni, Estate of the Day
Ever dreamed of making Chianti in Tuscany? Here's your chance. Vistarenni is a 17th Century villa built on Etruscan ruins of a pre-existing village in the hills of the Chianti region of Tuscany. The 296-acre property is situated between the towns of Gaiole and Radda. This historical, Renaissance property was bought by the wealthy and powerful Florentine Strozzi family in the 19th Century. The main villa includes over 21,528 square feet of living space, with large reception rooms, 13 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms and its prime spot offers views of the countryside. This is the real deal, the home includes cotto tile floors, beamed and frescoed ceilings, vaults, gray stone fireplaces and walls that just seem to breathe history. The basement of the villa is a huge wine cellar excavated out from the rock, providing a great wine cellar for aging prized Chianti. Also on the property there are a 16th Century chapel and a restored 16th Century farmhouse with six bedrooms and three bathrooms, a tennis court and a swimming pool overlooking the Tuscan hills. Part of the land is 29 acres of Chianti Classico San Giovese vineyards producing top quality wine which is produced and bottled on the property. Buy the estate and you get the wine label too. There are also 10 acres of olive groves. Wine, olives, history and all under the Tuscan sun. This home is listed at $21.785 million.