Typically Tuscan home, spacious and with two bedrooms, all on one level, with terrace and private garden and views of the spectacular hills and valleys of the Valdera. Close to Volterra, in a small village just 1 km from Chianni where there are excellent restaurants, shops and bars. The entrance is in the large open space living room with original terracotta floors, beams and bricks. The kitchen is spacious and has a beautiful view with a large fireplace, there are two double bedrooms with large wardrobes and a bathroom with shower. The laundry room is located in a ‘cantina’ (store room) next to the entrance to the house as well as the second storage room which is under the stairs.
The little Tuscan village of Rivalto has a huge view over the rolling hills. In the village there is a grocery shop and a bar with a lovely panoramic terrace perfect for an aperitivo in time for the sunset. Chianni, nearby, 5 minutes by car or a 20 minute walk, 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. The villa is ideally located and transport links are good.
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 civilisation. 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 cafés serving the local wine. The città d’arte (cities of art) include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence all full of art and architecture to explore, are all within easy reach.
Distances: Chianni 1 km, Lajatico (Teatro del Silenzio) 15 km, Pontedera (trains) 20 kms, Castelfalfi (golf) 27 kms, Volterra 30 kms, Beaches 35 kms, San Gimignano 45 kms, Pisa (airport) 40 km, Lucca 70 km, Florence 85 km.