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la villa paolinaDimora storica, situata in collina ,a circa 350 metri sopra il livello del mare che guarda dal golfo della Spezia, a Livorno e dalla quale si vedono nitide isole dell’arcipelago Toscano e la Corsica.

Costruita tra la fine del ‘500 ed i primi del ‘600,probabilmente da Stefano Nieri, passano nel diciottesimo secolo ai Mansi, a cui si devono notevoli miglioramenti all’intera tenuta che conta insieme alla fattoria e agli annessi, 170 ettari di estensione.

La bellezza della tenuta, ma soprattutto della villa,”stregò” Elisa Baciocchi Bonaparte, tanto chè il 16 ottobre 1812 la acquistò dall’allora proprietario, Raffaele Mansi.
Fu così che la Contessa di Compignano, appunto Elisa, ospitò Polina Bonaparte, l’amata sorella di Napoleone, dal 3 marzo al 5 giugno 1815.

Furono “100 giorni di prigionia”, ma sicuramente non di sofferenza nei quali Compignano entra nelle storia per le indimenticabili vicende di cui fu spettatrice ai tempi della bizzarra Paolina.

La villa, oggi proprietà della famiglia Giuliano Baldini, affacciata sull’ampia vista del piano di Viareggio, è circondata da dolci colline di olivi, col suo corpo allungato, le lisce cornici di pietra delle finestre ed il portale bugnato, è di una grande semplicità ed eleganza.
L’ampia terrazzatura conduce con due rampe doppie di scale, al bellissimo giardino all’Italiana, poggiante sul ripiano terrazzato più basso con una pergola in cotto, coperta da un glicine stupendo.

Nell’originale posizione,nella bellezza della sua architettura, nella ricchezza delle vicende storiche che l’hanno coinvolta lungo il corso dei secoli, la villa trova l’origine del fascino che ancora oggi emana,nella discreta penombra dei boschi di Compignano.

La villa di circa 1.300 metri quadrati, è così strutturata:

PIANO TERRA : ingresso,salone con caminetto e con porte finestre lato nord-sud; camera padronale con bagno,zona armadi,angolo tv,srivania.Piccolo office,sala da pranzo (con capienza x 12 persone),salotto con caminetto e tv;guardaroba e piccolo bagno di servizio.

PIANO SEMINTERRATO: ampia sala da pranzo (capienza 24 persone);salotto con grande caminetto in pietra;bagno;dispensa;cantina refrigerata;bagnetto di servizio;ampia cucina.

PIANO INTERRATO: salone con biliardo e pianoforte a coda con accesso diretto nel giardino all’Italiana.

PRIMO PIANO: 3 camere matrimoniali corredate di bagno;1 camera di servizio corredata di bagno; studio biblioteca con bagno.

SECONDO PIANO: zona lavanderia stireria. Area armadi

Ascensore di collegamento ai vari piani

Piscina riscaldata con idromassaggio | Eliporto

Forno a legna funzionante | Riscaldamento a gasolio | Generatore di corrente per eventuali guasti relativa alla rete di distribuzione.

Impianto di allarme con telecamere,grate ai piani terra e porte di sicurezza | L’acquedotto che fornisce acqua all’intero paese è di proprietà.

La villa è provvista di linea telefonica,fax, ADSL,e centralino.

La fattoria produce un olio estremamente gradevole, polli, conigli, uova e prodotti stagionali dell’orto.

Description and historical background
Villa Paolina is a historical property located on top of a hill, 350 metres above the sea level.

The view from the property overlooks the Thyrrenian coast: on the right handside it reaches La Spezia gulf (the so-called Poets’s Bay) while on the left handside Livorno (Leghorn) and in front of the Villa there are the islands belonging to the Arcipelago Toscano.

Villa Paolina was built between the end of XVI century and the beginning of XVII probably by the architect Stefano Nieri.

 

In the XVIII century Villa Paolina with the land and the farm, which all together covered a surface of 111 hectars, became property of the Mansi family, one of the noblest and oldest “casati” of Lucca and were responsible of many refurbishments and enrichments made all over the entire estate.
The beauty of the Villa with its surroundings put a spell on Elisa Baciocchi Buonaparte who bought the property from the former owner Raffaella Mansi, on the 16th of October 1812.
Elisa Baciocchi Buonaparte, the Countess of Compignano, hosted at the Villa, Napoleon’s closest sister Paolina Bonaparte from the 3rd of March until the 5th of June 1815.
That time is reminded as “100 days of captivity” but was far from being full of anguish and distress.
Since then, Villa Paolina at Compignano is part of the historical scenary of that time and reminded as the setting of Paolina’s extravagances.
Nowadays Villa Paolina belongs to the family of Mr Giuliano Baldini.
The property overlooking the Tuscan coast of Viareggio, is surrounded by smooth hills of olive trees.
The elongated and simple shape of the Villa, with its architectural features such as “bugnato” for the main entrance and the smooth stones framing the windows, is a masterpiece of elegance.

In front of the Villa a wide terrace leads through a double stairs to the wonderful Italian Garden situated in the lower lawn, where is located a breathtaking cotto “pergola” covered by a spectacular wisteria tree, the perfect place for “al fresco” evenings.
The wonderful location of Villa Paolina, the extreme elegance of its architecture along with its important historical background create the natural allure which still today is present in every corner of this land, framed by the descreet shade of the old oaks wood.

 

Detailed features

Villa Paolina is about 1.200 square metre divided as below:
Mail floor: entrance, living room with fireplace and windows in the north- south direction; master bedroom with bathroom, wardrobe area, TV area and desk;
small studio, dining room (up to 12 seated), another living room with TV and fireplace, wardrobe and a small guests bathroom.
Lower floor: wide dining room (up to 34 seated); living room with a huge carved stone fireplace; bathroom; storage room; wine cellar with cooler equipment; another small bathroom and a wide kitchen.
Below earth level floor: wide living room with billiard and a grand piano with direct access to the Italian Garden.
First floor: 3 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms; 1 service bedroom with bathroom; studio-library with bathroom.
Second Floor: washing and ironing area with a wardrobe area.
Elevator to all floors.

FACILITIES

Heated swimming pool with water massage | Helicopter landing area.

Wood oven | Central heating powered by fuel oil (diesel).

Electric generator to support the normal line in case of emergency.

Safety alarm equipment with video cameras plus inside and outside sensors, grids at the main floor windows and safety doors.

Own water system, which also supply the village nearby, is provided with Culligan equipment.

Phone with switchboard, fax and ADSL.

Olive oil of the highest quality is produced in the property along with chicken, rabbit, eggs and seasonal products.

Helicopter coordinates are 43° 50’ 87’’ NORD | 10° 23’ 05’’ EST

Villa Paolina in details

Extension of the whole surface: land, gardens, land with olive trees and woods is 111 hectares.

Buildings ready to live in:
– Villa (plus annexes) 1220 square metre.
– 2 rural houses 200 square metre.
– 1 rural house 110 square metre.

Building to be restored:
– Farmhouse and rural buildings 865 square metre.
– Private Chapel (next to the farmhouse) 60 square metre.
– The so-called “ Antique dealer countryhouse (plus attic and handworks) 307 square metre.
– “Small church via Sarzanese 60 square metre.

 

 

Location:

Villa Paolina is situated on the hills that divide Versilia’s coast from Lucca at
about 400 m above sea level.
Villa Paolina is 13 km far from Lucca, 15 km far from Versilia and 45 km far from Pisa Airport.
The road to Villa Paolina in owned by the Comune and completely paved.