Seems, Sir Terence Conran’s plans of turning a small hilltop village into a luxury resort will come to reality. The London-based Conran and Partners has presented their plan of turning the II Ciocco estate located in Tuscany, Italy. The budget of the project estimates £83m or € 100m.
The hilltop estate has been the property of the Marucci family starting from 1949. The building, which is located approximately 40km away from Lucca, comes with a large plot of land of 700 hectares. Conran wants to use this land to make a whole community with approximately 100 houses for guests, a hotel, an inn with guestrooms, and various leisure and entertainment facilities. The existing mansion that is used as a hotel will be fully renovated and rebranded as the Renaissance Tuscany II Ciocco Resort & Spa. The refurbishment of the property will be finished already this summer, making the hotel in Tuscany one of the leading accommodations in the region.
The project is headed by Conran and Partners architects and managers. They have already revealed that the houses will be made in different architectural styles in order to attract different types of buyers. The design of some houses and commercial buildings is inspired by Serchio Valley.
II Ciocco is located approximately one hour from Pisa Airport. The ancient Italian city is expected to be the main sightseeing destination for travellers, who are also welcome to visit smaller historic towns of Lucca and Barga.