In the centre of Lajatico, within easy walking distance of the main piazza, is this spacious, detached and comfortable family house with three/four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The main accommodation is on the first floor which can be accessed either with the external staircase to the balcony to the main front door, or with the internal staircase. This level provides a well-fitted modern kitchen with double doors to the balcony, spacious living room, two double bedrooms and a smaller bedroom/study, and a good bathroom. Large windows flood the space with light, there are high ceilings and wooden floors. On the ground floor there is a lovely shaded ‘portico’, perfect to enjoy an aperitivo or a barbecue, a summer kitchen, double bedrooms, bathroom and additional living space with a large fireplace.
Easy car access and private, gated parking at the property. All services connected, and with central heating. Broadband easily available. Perfect to ‘lock up and leave’.
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, Palaia 20 km, Volterra 20 km, San Gimignano 35 km, Cecina (beaches) 40 km, Lucca 50 km, Pisa (airport) 50 km, Florence 80 km.