Beautiful detached and fully renovated villa with six/seven bedrooms and a private garden and swimming pool, at the edge of a picturesque village. The town of Lucca in 20 minutes.
Recently renovated, spacious, detached villa on three levels (280 sqm), with a fenced garden of 1000 sqm, private swimming pool and easy parking. It is located in a quiet corner of a small village, a residential area with beautiful villas along the street.
The house comprises entrance hall, kitchen, dining room, large lounge area with fireplace, a storage room and a bathroom on the ground floor; three bedrooms, a study and two bathrooms on the first floor; a large bedroom, two more bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor. Outside there is a portico for al fresco dining, a pretty garden and a swimming pool 10m x 5m.Traditional beamed & terracotta ceilings throughout, cotto flooring in the living area and parquet floor in the bedrooms. The house is in excellent condition and it has been renovated throughout with care, using original traditional materials.
The main village is just a short walking away, with a coffee bar, a good bakers and local shops. There are many restaurants in the area. You can enjoy a varied holiday: relaxing in the garden and wandering through the village, visiting cultural cities and hilltop Tuscan towns, or time on the beach. The beautiful walled town of Lucca is 20 minutes away and Pontedera is also 20 minutes away with fast trains to Pisa, Florence and beyond.
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: Lucca 15 km, Calci 20 km, San Giuliano Terme 20 km, Pisa (airport) 30 km, Viareggio (beaches) 35 km, Marina di Pisa 40 km, Livorno 45 km, Volterra 60 km, San Gimignano 70 km, Florence 80km.