he village was built in the Middle Ages by a noble family of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. It is situated on a hilltop, 150 m above sea level, overlooking a magnificent landscape of vineyards, olive groves and rolling hills surrounding the city of Volterra. This village, although many centuries have passed, has not suffered the changes that spoil its characteristic flavour, but has retained its authenticity and typicality, as the inhabitants of Tuscany can testify.
The hamlet stretches over a high point that was a fortress and other, gentler and less steep hills on which dwellings have been built, and among them we find Villa in sale.
This elegant free-style villa, built around 1800, was carefully restored about 10 years ago, keeping the typical architecture. Some original pieces of furniture and interiors, carefully and tastefully selected down to the smallest detail, give it an elegant look, enriched by precious decorations, paintings and original vaulted ceilings, taking us back in time and giving us a taste of the place as it once was.
The house has a total area of 400 square metres distributed over two floors.
Basement: fitted kitchen, fully equipped with oven, dishwasher, etc.; pantry, living room with fireplace, sofa, armchairs, satellite TV, large room with wall paintings, dining room with large crystal table, library, shower room.
The first floor is reached by a stone and wrought iron staircase.
Ground floor: hallway leading to two double bedrooms, another hallway leading to two single/double bedrooms, 1 bathroom with bath, 1 shower room.
Off the kitchen and living room, through 2 arched French doors, there is a garden and stone-floored loggia with a table and chairs for al fresco dining, or comfortable sofas to relax in the shade of the centuries-old wisteria or enjoy the spectacular views of vineyards, olive trees and hills all the way to the beautiful city of Volterra.
A tiled staircase leads to the lower garden with two lime trees, behind which, protected by a tufa wall that ensures total privacy, lies the pool and offers spectacular panoramic views. The pool is 12x4m with a depth of 1.30m (suitable for children) with a jacuzzi to relax in, sun loungers, parasols etc. are provided.
Within walking distance you will find: grocery shop, bar / patisserie, bank, post office, pharmacy, doctor. Nearby are: typical restaurants, museums, excursions and mountain bike trails, horse riding, flying, golf, tennis, spa.
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.