Set at the edge of the village, this four bedroomed property is full of character and has a garden and garage. It has been carefully restored and has a panoramic view from the two balconies.
This townhouse (120 sqm) has been beautifully restored, with great care and attention to details; it can be used as one large family house or as two independent units. The main house is on the second and top floor of an historical building and it comprises a living area with kitchen opening onto a balcony with views on the village and the hills; two bedrooms (one with walk-in wardrobe), storage room and bathroom.
On the first floor there is a second unit which has its own entrance which can also be accessed from the main house and it is made up of living room (plumbing to install the kitchen is ready), balcony, two bedrooms and one bathroom. On the ground floor there are 60 sqm of cellars and garage. From one of the cellars is the access to the sweet little garden of 80 sqm.
The picturesque little town of Chianni is beautiful. Houses are huddled together and narrow stone streets are flanked with shops, bars, cafes and restaurants; red geraniums adorn every entrance. Surrounded by chestnut woods and olive groves, Chianni is 350 meters above sea level offering splendid views over the valley below. The hidden location has maintained the sense of timelessness yet it is only 40 minutes’ drive from Pisa airport. The coastal cities of Castiglioncello and Cecina on the Tyrrhenian coast, the golf courses of Pisa and Castelfalfi, and the remains of Etruscan and historic towns, such as Volterra, are all within a 30 minutes’ drive.
The area is scattered with historical towns and medieval villages, castles and country churches and a landscape with golden meadows of wheat dancing in the breeze, vineyards, olive groves and fields of sunflowers. Meandering through the countryside of Valdera you feel the vestiges of the mysterious Etruscan civilisation. Here Andrea Bocelli was born and bred and it is in the heart of Valdera in Lajatico that the famous Teatro del Silenzio (the Theatre of Silence) where natural landscape creates a breathtaking setting and in the summer months some of the biggest names in opera come for a special performance. Casciana Terme 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) include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence.
Distances: Chianni on the doorstep, Pontedera (trains) 20 km, Cecina (beaches) 35 km, Volterra 35 km, Pisa (airport) 40 km, Lucca 50 km, Florence 80 km, Siena 80 km.