After being abandoned for seven years, one of the most beautiful villas on the Tuscan coast, Villa Godilonda in Castiglioncello, previously owned by the Bulgari jewelers has been sold. A businessman from Eastern Europe has bought it for six million euros, explains the real estate company Lionard Luxury Real Estate which negotiated the sale: shortly the renovation work will begin to create one of the most luxurious and beautiful hotels in the world.
It has all the characteristics to manage this feat starting from the impressive history. It seems that Gabriele D’Annunzio (one of Italy’s most important writers, poets, playwright and politician) gave it the name Godilonda, from “godi l’onda” or “enjoy the waves”, after having spent a romantic and passionate night in the villa at the beginning of the twentieth century. Built at the end of the nineteenth century on the land of Baron Patrone (who owned Castle Pasquini), in 1924 it was bought by the american Carter family and after the war became the summer residence of the Bulgari family, before being transformed in the eighties into a hotel where famous Italian actors stayed whilst frequenting Castiglioncello: from Marcello Mastroianni to Vittorio Gassman and Walter Chiari. In 2007 it was closed indefinitely.
Constructed on the extreme point of a promontory, like the bow of a ship, from which you can enjoy a splendid view, the property is composed of the main villa of roughly 1700m2 with 28 bedrooms, a winter garden and a spa where you can have a sauna, massages or turkish bath. 11000 square meters of park and mediterranean scrub, a private beach and the possibility of creating a helipad complete the property. After the degradation of the last years, the villa can finally live again, and contribute to the relaunching of one of Tuscany’s most beautiful seaside resorts.
The sale of Villa Godilonda is just the last operation concluded at Castiglioncello by Lionard Luxury Real Estate: a few months ago Villa Pontello was sold, formerly of Count Flavio Callisto Pontello, builder and ex president of the football club Fiorentina; while Villa Corcos is for sale, which belonged to Alberto Sordi.
More info at www.lionard.com