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*Please note distances are straight line measurements and are approximate
Superbly situated at the top edge of a picturesque village in the hills above the town of Lari. The property is set in extensive land of 12 000 sq meters and offers 600 sq meters of accommodation.
This L-shaped building, in part, dates back to the XII century is centred around a courtyard. Divided into a main wing with 3 independent units that have been used as summer lets and for visiting family.
The main house is entered into a large living - dining room with fireplace, built-in kitchen with pizza oven, under stair store room,
upstairs is a large landing - living room, 3 bedrooms and bathroom,
a separate portion of the house that requires some modernization offers living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bathroom;
There are a further 2 one-bedroom flats and several cantina rooms. The property has a gated entrance and ample private parking. There is also a large outbuilding on the land. Meadows, fruit and olive trees with cypress trees flank the lane which completes this very picturesque property.
Walking distance (2 km) from the ancient spa town of Casciana, Lari 10 km, Volterra 35 km, Pisa (airport) 40 km, San Gimignano 50 km, Florence 70 km.
Set in the soft rolling hills Casciana is dominated by a castle and since Roman Times it is famous for the curative warm thermal waters that gurgle out of the ground at 37.5 degrees. The little town has a host of restaurants and shops.
Set halfway between the medieval town of Volterra and Pisa, the reefs of Castiglioncello and the golden sandy beaches of the Versilia coast that can all be accessed within half an hour. The countryside around Casciana Is dotted with beautiful stone farmhouses and rustic cottages overlooking golden meadows. Don't miss the wild boar festa In May and taste the pasta with wild boar sauce or the stewed wild boar with polenta. Whether you wish to visit the cultural and historical sites around Casciana Terme or taste the delicacies of the Tuscan region or just relax amid the healing and soothing waters of the springs this town has something for everyone.
In Lajatico is the famous Teatro del Silenzio a natural open air theatre where Andrea Boccelli and some of the biggest names in opera come for a special performance.
Volterra is famous for the alabaster, Lucca for the quiet and peaceful elegance of this walled medieval town and San Gimignano with its cobbled lanes and tall stone towers that dominate the surrounding countryside. Pisa and the Piazza dei Miracoli with the cathedral, a classic example of Romanesque architecture, the leaning tower and baptistery is well worth a visit as is a stroll along the slow Arno river banks admiring the classic bridges. Don’t miss out on a visit to one of the many wine producers in the area and we can recommend Cantine Antinori ((Bolgheri) for an outstanding experience. Tuscany conjures up thoughts of the wonderful food of the area – don’t miss out on the many country restaurants with dishes of thick vegetable soups, game and fresh garden salads. There are several natural spa in this part of Tuscany with famous Casciana Terme offering ancient baths still open to the public.
There are many festivals over the summer months including a mini palio at Casole d'Elsa with ceremonies and horse race. Other theme festivals include archery, theatre and food and wine festivals.
Just getting lost in the country lanes of central Tuscany is beauty in itself, each hilltop has another stunning view and around every corner another picturesque village.