Tuscany / Pisa / Luxury villa in hinterland of Tuscany
Situated where the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Florence meet, the Villa is just a short distance from the well preserved historical towns of San Gimignano and Volterra.
Even the village of Montelopio, about 1 km from the Villa, boasts an ancient history. The Etruscans, Longobards, the seafaring Republic of Pisa, the Templars and the noble families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany have all left their traces as they passed through or settled, attracted by this "prosperous hill".
The Villa is a traditional 1800 Tuscan farmhouse converted with great attention to detail by the proprietors. The original features such as the terra cotta flooring, chestnut wooden beams and stone walls enhance the modern restoration to provide a comfortable environment.
A fully equipped built- in kitchen with a full range of modern appliances and utility cupboard, a furnished living room with a large table, sofas, armchairs and satellite TV, a spacious lounge enhanced by an original rustic fireplace surrounded by sofas, armchairs and satellite TV; a bathroom equipped for the disabled; a double bedroom (or twin beds) with satellite TV and en suite bathroom with shower.
A stone and wrought iron staircase leads to the first floor and the bedrooms:
2 doubles (or twin beds, which can be transformed into triples), 1 double bedroom (a single bed can be added in this room) each with an en suite bathroom with shower, an open fireplace, satellite TV and a built- in cupboard. A spiral staircase leads to the "dovecote", a tower which looms from the centre of the roof converted into a comfortable lounge offering a 360° panoramic view of the hilly landscape.
The kitchen and living room on the ground floor open out to a porch sheltered by a wrought iron pergola where you can enjoy your meals or simply relax on comfortable sofas.
The Villa has under-floor central heating and air conditioning throughout which can be adjusted as required in every room plus a central sound system with concealed speakers in every room, alarm, safe and telephone.
The grounds provide ample leisure facilities: there is a small rustic style hut open on 3 sides equipped for preparing meals and a barbecue or simply to relax, a 15m x 5m swimming pool with a depth from 40cm to 150 cm. with Roman spa steps leading into the pool and a hydro-massage zone: just push the button to release the water jets for a soothing lower back and neck massage. Three sides of the pool are decorated with flowers and the fourth with a small waterfall where the water is only 40 cm in depth and therefore ideal for children; a solarium with sun beds, chairs and small tables for those who prefer to bask in the sunshine; a wrought iron sheltered gazebo with sofas and armchairs for those who prefer the shade.
The Villa is surrounded by a spacious 5.000 m garden, landscaped with traditional Tuscan flora, enclosed by an electric fence and Mediterranean shrub hedges to ensure total privacy and a sheltered car park.
In a small hamlet near Volterra with small shops and restaurants. From the garden side a special tuscan panorama until Volterra. The villa was restored ca. 10 years ago, has 5 bed rooms and 3 bath rooms with pool.
Isolated location between Seravezza and Stazzema in the first hills, licence for camping available. Big professional restaurant. Can be used also as private property for nature lovers.
Garfagnana is located in the north of Lucca in Tuscany. A green wooded landscape full of mountains and streams. The house has been renovated 2019 and is located a short distance from Pescaglia in a village without cars. Parking about 100m from the house.
Own garden, garage and car access, can be used also as a special B & B
From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscany is possibly the greatest repository of art in the world, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural masterpieces. Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside. Gourmets and wine buffs descend on Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet wonderful cuisine and wine. Walkers enjoy the mountain paths, cyclists the rolling hills, summer vacationers the sea coast and islands. Students come to learn the beautiful Italian language and culture. There is a lot to see and do in Tuscany, the difficulty is really where to start. Certainly most should start with Florence, then continue on to Siena and Pisa. The roll call of città di arte, cities of art, is daunting: Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano and Lucca are all striking. The more you come to know the region, the more extraordinary Tuscany appears.