At short distance from Florence, nestled in the hills of Bargino, lays this enchanted castle whose origin dates back to the 12th Century. Overlooking the impressive Antinori wine estate, its high panoramic position demonstrates the strategic value of this ancient outpost and its crucial value for the defence of Florence from the Senese incursions. This noble estate is currently a private home and an exquisite example of Renaissance architecture, presenting a mixture of rigid Medieval military structures that have been smoothened by the more relaxed Renaissance features. The Buondelmonti family (16th Century) converted the original fortress into a Renaissance villa, in order for it to become a family home. Having then passed on via some of the most influential noble families in Florence, this magnificent historic estate is currently on the market presenting itself in a perfect state of care. It is composed of two perpendicular bodies meeting at a square tower, while the courtyard features a lovely 16th-century loggia with round arches framing a stunning swimming pool. This castle measures approximately 1,820 m2 overall and features very spacious rooms adorned with ceilings that have either exposed wooden beams or vaults, and refined cotto-tiled floors. There are twelve bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, big state halls with fireplaces and period furniture. The estate is surrounded by approximately four hectares of grounds. The beauty of this magnificent castle for sale In the Tuscan countryside blends with the most modern comforts has to offer, together with its extraordinary view of surrounding valleys and Tuscan hills.