"Pinocchio's Villa" for Sale

The garden of the villa is among the most spectacular and scenic examples of the Italian baroque

FLORENCE, Italy, July 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Author Carlo Collodi spent his childhood at Villa Garzoni and its wonderful gardens, which are located in Collodi, Tuscany. 

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It is in these magical surroundings that Pinocchio, the world's most famous marionette, was born. Located in the Province of Pistoia, Villa Garzoni is well known as "Pinocchio's villa" or as the "hundred windows". With its charming beauty, the villa will stand as an enduring testament to the writer and his life.

Built in 1600 on the site of a great medieval castle, the villa in lucchese style boasts an impressive façade and consists of 5 floors for a total of 3,032 meters squared of interior; enough space for the 40 bedrooms in the property (http://www.lionard.com/tuscany-villa-for-sale-near-pistoia.html). In the interior, the main rooms are decorated with plaster and fresco, some of which are of remarkable importance due to the involvement of artist Angelo Michele Colonna who finished these pieces in 1652. The Italian villa, partially restored, is located in an elevated position compared to the landscape which surrounds it, while terraced stairs connect it to the epic garden. It is one of the most spectacular and scenic Italian baroque gardens; it can compete not only with the biggest parks of Italy but also with the most impressive European gardens such as Versailles, Fontainbleau and the great Schonbrunn of Vienna. The garden was created around 1650 by the lucchese architect Diodati for the Roman marquis Garzoni and took 170 years to complete.

Besides the villa and the historic garden, the property also features the charming Palazzina d'Estate (by Baroque architect Filippo Juvarra), a farm and, at the top of the garden, little pavilions called Bagnetti.

Villa Garzoni is for sale: "The price is around 19 million Euros," explains the real estate company responsible for negotiations, Lionard Luxury Real Estate (http://www.lionard.com/), Italy's leader in the luxury industry.

The added value to this exceptional real estate complex is the fable of Pinocchio that attracts thousands of people from all over the world to Collodi each year. "That is why we aim to buyers from abroad, as we also did with other real estate holdings we have sold," announces Lionard, "that understand the potential and invest in improving and increasing the tourism opportunities linked to the classic tale of Pinocchio."

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SOURCE Lionard Luxury Real Estate

For further information: Lionard Luxury Real Estate, Ian Heath, tel: +39-335-1883959, e-mail: ian.heath@lionard.com, web: http://www.lionard.com