Elegant and spacious one bed apartment full of charm and character with a beautiful large garden and views, in the centre of an ancient village in the area of Terricciola, well known and popular for the excellent quality of the wine of the “Fattoria di Morrona”.
The entrance is through a main private access door on the village lane and stairs which lead up to the first floor with large bedroom, bathroom, and spacious living area which opens onto a panoramic balcony. An internal staircase goes down to the ground floor with a beautiful built in kitchen, a dining area, a wine cellar. The kitchen opens onto a terrace and the garden. The rooms are spacious and well restored, there is wooden floor on the first floor and cotto on the ground floor. There are some walls finished with exposed stone and many other original details.
The village is small and quiet with coffee bar, bank, post office, a shop and there are restaurants just down the road in the ancient town of Terricciola.
This lovely house is in the centre of a quiet Tuscan village and within walking distance of amenities. Terricciola is set between the valleys of the River Era and the town of Cascina, and the Sterza stream. It is in between Pisa and Florence in an area with pretty hilltop villages including Morrona, Soiana, La Rosa, Selvatelle, La Chientina and Soianella which are all wonderful to explore. This colourful landscape of rolling hills dotted with medieval villages, castles and tall cypress trees epitomise the Tuscan dream. Meandering through the countryside of Valdera you feel the vestiges of the mysterious Etruscan civilisation.
Terricciola is known as the ‘City of Wine’ for the rich and fertile soil ideal for cultivating grapes. In September each year The Festa dell’Uva e del Vino (Grape and Wine festival) is held. This offers an excellent opportunity to taste some of the best wines of the region and people come from all over the region to enjoy this special occasion. There are many other festas in the area including the Spring Fair in La Rosa in May, the Festa dell’allegria (Feast of Joy) in Morrona and the Strawberry Festival in Terricciola in July, the Notte Bianca (White Wine Night) in August and the Calici di Stelle (drinks under the Stars) in Terricciola.
It is just 30 mins to Pisa airport. The coastal cities of Castiglioncello and Cecina, the golf courses of Pisa and Castelfalfi, and the historic towns of Volterra and San Gimignano are all close by, and each make a wonderful day out. The town is located in Valdera in Central Tuscany between Pisa and Florence. The nearby città d’arte (cities of art) include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence, each offering splendid art and architecture to admire. In Lajatico, Andrea Bocelli, the famous tenor, was born and it is in the heart of Valdera that his Teatro del Silenzio (the Theatre of Silence) draws some of the biggest names in opera, when he hosts a summer festival each year in July. The spa town of Casciana Terme, also in the area, has thermal waters and spa which are open to visit and enjoy. It is a pretty town with piazzas and cafès serving the local wine.
Distances: Pontedera (trains) 15 kms, Castelfalfi (golf) 25 kms, Pisa (airport) 30 kms, Volterra 30 kms, Castiglioncello (beaches) 35 kms, San Gimignano 45 kms, Florence 75 kms, Siena 80 kms.