Villa Il Padule, historic abode on the outskirts of Florence

There is notice of Villa “Il Padule” (the name derives from ancient times, when the Rimaggio torrent was reduced to a swamp, before flowing into the Arno River) since 1494. Just think, in Florence at that time the sermons of Dominican friar Savonarola were raging, the troops of Charles VIII descended from France and the Florentines drove Piero II de ‘Medici, placing a provisional term for the famous Signoria and First Medicean Republic.

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An agricultural shed welcomes a modern villa

The Casa al Vento property is located in the hamlet of Montemorli, not far from Poggibonsi. Here a nineteenth-century agricultural shed came to new life thanks to a preservation and restoration plan devised and directed by architect Giovanni Del Zanna. Works were carried out by EDILPIÙ and their workforce coordinated by foreman Cosimo Lecce, aka Mimmo, under the expert guide of technical director Alessandro Taddei. With their experience, they managed to valorize the building’s historical character while adapting it to the spaces and functions of a modern dwelling, equipped with state-of-the-art technological systems.

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