Pistoia, Italy, Historic Convent

18,000,000
Listing ID: ID-3592
Bedrooms: 10+
Bathrooms: 10+
Plot Size: 92000 m²
Living Area: 7500 m²
October 16, 2014

Description

This unique 50 bedroom convnet is located a few kilometers from Pistoia , on a hill overlooking the plain that, from the pass of Serravalle taking to Lucca , opens up to Florence. The convent dates back to the early years of the 15th century, when it was used as public oratory and hospital for pilgrims. The convent, small and lonely hermitage at that time, acquired the current layout, upon several expansion works. Having become an important theological centre, it has been deeply altered during the 17th century until reaching its current layout. The estate comprises not only the church and convent but also two cloisters with loggias, two dormitories and a refectory boasting a total area of 7300 square meters. An olive grove at the bottom, thick forests of oaks, holm oaks and other tall trees at the top, towering cypress trees on the summit adorn the 10 hectares of land surrounding the complex. Many works of art and decorations are still kept intact today therefore giving evidence to the importance of the place in the past.

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