In the centre of pretty Chianni, hidden behind an old ‘portone’ wooden door, is this substantial house on four levels with 330 sqm of accommodation and complete with a spectacular loggia on the third floor with Tuscan arches, and with a panoramic balcony. Presented in good condition with private parking, garage and a lovely garden with fruit trees. The property offers all the perks of living in this lovely village with coffee bars, restaurants, shops within an easy stroll and with the convenience of a private parking and a garage, but also with a lovely garden to enjoy. The accommodation offers flexibility to create a spacious family home, or to use as independent areas for home and rental.
On the second floor there is the main house consisting of a large living room with fireplace, a large kitchen with dining area and with a panoramic balcony. There is a small bathroom, two bedrooms, a family bathroom and a large closet which leads to the upper floor, to the attic, that could become another suite or the master bedroom with a spectacular loggia from which you can enjoy the view of Volterra. On the first floor there are two other bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room with brick vaults, a study, a laundry room and a large closet. These two floors, first and second, are connected by a beautiful internal stone staircase.
On the ground floor there are six ‘cantina’ (store rooms), a beautiful vaulted cellar with exit to the town road, a woodshed with access from the external courtyard and another large cellar with ‘cantina’ that can be used as a garage.In addition, a 300-meter-long garden which can be accessed both from the outside and by car as well as from the inside, is a real gem and a rare treat, for a house in the ‘centro storico’ (historic center) of town. The house is habitable, with some modernization works to be carried out or more important renovation works if you decide to intervene also on the attic with loggia and on the ground floor. L’Architrave can help you to provide excellent local builders and craftsmen to design and realise your individual project.
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/pizzeria, 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 is an interesting town and has the main train station on the Pisa- Florence line. This authentic house 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 on the doorstep, Lajatico (Teatro del Silenzio) 15 km, Pontedera (trains) 20 km, Palaia 25 km, Castelfalfi (Golf and Spa resort) 30 km, Volterra 35 km, Cecina (beaches) 35 km, San Gimignano 40 km, Pisa (airport) 40 km, Lucca 60 km, Florence 80 km, Siena 80 km.