This a special property in the centre of beautiful Lajatico which comprises two independent apartments, one on the first floor and one on the second floor, plus extensive ‘cantina’ on the ground floor, which could have a number of uses, such as exhibition spaces. The ‘cantina’ are currently let, and this arrangement could continue, or ended. The apartments have been wonderfully restored within this historical building and lend themselves to flexible accommodation for a marvellous holiday home, or as a primary home, or for home and rental options.
Lajatico is such a lively, colourful and artistic town which buzzes throughout July and the summer months with famous artists of all kinds. The property is within walking distance of the main square of the little town, which has two coffee bars, a charming restaurant with tables and chairs on the main piazza, a pharmacy, the headquarters of the Bank of Lajatico, a good bakery and many other small shops.The piazza is witness to the daily life of its inhabitants and their stories: at any time of year it is the beating heart of the village.
Andrea Bocelli is a world renowned tenor and Lajatico is his hometown. Every year in July he hosts an important international festival at his ‘Teatro del Silenzio’, his specially created open air amphitheatre and during this week music lovers come from all over the world to listen to the wonderful performances of Bocelli and other important international artists. Andrea Bocelli is often seen in the square or at his restaurant where he samples, and encourages others to sample, the local specialties of his expert chefs. The town of Lajatico is located in Valdera in Central Tuscany between Pisa and Florence. This colourful landscape of rolling hills is dotted with medieval villages, castles and lanes flanked with tall green cypress trees which epitomizes the Tuscan landscape. 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. Casciana Terme, just a few kms away, has thermal waters and spa facilities and is a pretty town with piazzas and cafes. The nearby ‘città d’arte’ (cities of art) include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence.
Distances: Lajatico on the doorstep, Volterra 20 km, Castelfalfi (Golf and Spa Resort) 30 km, San Gimignano 35 km, Coast 40 km, Lucca 50 km, Pisa (airport) 50 km, Florence 80 km.