Prestigious three bed penthouse apartment featuring a spectacular terrace of over 100 sqm, on the first floor of a historic building in the pretty Tuscan village of Chianni.
The property comprises a welcoming entrance hall, large living room with fireplace and exit to the loggia, modern kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the ground floor there is a ‘cantina’ for storage. The house is in good condition and it exudes Tuscany style and offers wonderful indoor/outdoor living. The style of the house is typically Tuscan, with heavily beamed ceilings and terracotta floors.
The unique feature is the exceptionally large terrace, which offers a perfect place to relax with a ‘sundowner’, to enjoy ‘al fresco’ dining, or to lounge for an afternoon taking in the magnificent view. Everything is within walking distance: the great restaurants of the village, coffee bars and local shops all in a friendly community. There is a lovely mix of a year-round italian population as well as an international scene as it is a village popular with many nationalities who are second home owners and come for holidays and extended breaks.
Chianni, in the heart of Tuscany, is a pretty, well-kept and perfectly Tuscan town, coated in pots of red geraniums and full of cobbled narrow lanes which open onto intimate little piazzas: stunning churches are around every corner. The ancient little town rises above the rolling Tuscan hills, so there are open views in all directions. There are good services including shops, banks, restaurants, post office, friendly cafes and interesting events throughout the year. The most important of these are the olive oil festival and the wild boar festival. Pontedera, nearby, is an interesting town and has the main train station on the Pisa- Florence line, making this area particularly accessible.
Chianni sits within the area of Valdera in central Tuscany between Pisa and Florence. This colourful landscape of rolling hills is dotted with medieval villages, castles and cobbled lanes which are flanked by tall dark green cypress trees. The area is scattered with historical towns and medieval villages and the landscape is made up of golden meadows of wheat, vineyards, olive groves and fields of sunflowers. Meandering through the countryside of Valdera you feel the vestiges of the mysterious Etruscan civilization. Here in Lajatico, Andrea Bocelli, the world renowned tenor, created the famous Teatro di Silenzio (the Theatre of Silence) where a natural amphitheatre creates a breathtaking setting perfect for musical events. In the summer months Bocelli performs a special concert each year alongside internationally famous musicians, which attracts a global audience. Nearby is also Casciana Terme, which has thermal waters and spa facilities and is a pretty town with piazzas and cafès serving the local wine. The città d’arte (cities of art) nearby include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence and are all within easy reach.
Distances: Chianni on the doorstep, Lajatico (Teatro del Silenzio) 15 km, Pontedera (trains) 20 kms, Castelfalfi (Golf & Spa Resort) 25 kms, Volterra 30 kms, Beaches 35 kms, San Gimignano 40 kms, Pisa (airport) 40 km, Lucca 70 km, Florence 85 km.