Beautiful villa with three bedrooms on the outskirts of Calci surrounded by pretty countryside, with easy access on a paved road, ready for a perfect lifestyle. Potential for additional accommodation in the existing annexe. There is a pretty garden with fruit trees and the vineyard and olive grove are in production.
The main house consists of spacious living accommodation all on one level with a large living room / kitchen with easy access to the garden and the pergola area with barbecue, just right for alfresco dining. Also three double and two bathrooms; from the large living room you go down to the lower floor where we have the very spacious taverna. On this level there is also the garage and three ‘cantina’, storerooms.
Next to the main house there is the annexe consisting of a storage room and this is equipped with a small kitchen, the boiler room, a bathroom with access from the outside and a large porch.
The surrounding land is special : the vineyard produces about 500 litres of white wine and 500 litres of red wine and it is sheltered from the winds and exposed to the sun all day, and the climate is milder due to the proximity of the coastline. There are about 80 olive trees also in production and a number of fruit trees: cherry, peach, hazelnut, walnut. The land is divided into two parts; one part surrounds the house where there is the orchard, a productive vegetable garden and the vineyard and the other part is opposite the house, just across the lane, and this is where the olive grove is.
The village of Calci has a selection of shops, restaurants and a nice patisserie and this is an excellent location with hill walks and pathways leading directly from the village.The cultural centres of Tuscany are within easy reach with Lucca, Pisa and the beaches all on your doorstep and Florence within an hour.
There is the famous ancient thermal spa at San Giuliano Terme close by and the elegant town of Lucca with its beautiful piazzas and shaded old city walls, where you can rent bicycles or join in the famous Lucca summer music festival. Calci lies at the foot of the Monti Pisani, a small mountain range which divides Pisa from Lucca, in the green Valgraziosa valley. This mountain is dotted with historical villages, medieval castles and Romanesque churches and it is characterised by terraced olive groves. The town is on the slopes of the Monti Pisani, on the side which faces Pisa. The area is full of marked walking trails with spectacular views towards the sea and the mild climate means that great trekking is available year round. Of particular interest in Calci is the Calci Charterhouse, the Certosa di Pisa, which is a monumental Baroque building, once a Carthusian monastery and now housing an important Natural History Museum with the collection from the University of Pisa.
The Monti Pisani are well known for the high quality extra virgin olive oil and there are many opportunities to sample and purchase this local speciality. The spectacular Chestnut Festival takes over Calci each year in October when it is possible to taste hand-prepared traditional chestnut cake, as well as a host of other great local produce. Calci has a selection of shops, excellent restaurants and a nice patisserie. This is a truly excellent location. The cultural centres of Tuscany are all within easy reach, with Lucca just 20 minutes and Pisa airport in a very short hop. There is the famous ancient thermal spa at San Giuliano Terme reachable in only 10 minutes. The elegant town of Lucca with beautiful piazzas and spectacular surrounding walls, is on your doorstep. Lazy summer days at the anfiteatro, or cycling around the ancient city walls, or an evening at the many concerts of the Lucca Summer Festival are just waiting to be enjoyed. The Leaning Tower, the River Arno and all the other beauties of Pisa are almost within touching distance. All the art, architecture and treasures of Tuscany are within easy reach to be admired time after time.
Distances: Calci 1 km, San Giuliano Terme 10 km, Pisa (airport) 15 km, Lucca 25 km, Marina di Pisa 25 km, Livorno 30 km, Viareggio (beaches) 35 km, Volterra 60 km, San Gimignano 70 km, Florence 80km.