In the centre of the beautiful Tuscan spa town of Casciana Terme, on a pretty piazza, elegant villa over three floors offering expansive accommodation, full of height and light.
The villa (400 sqm) is presented in good condition with virtually all original features intact. There are original patterned tiles on the floors, high ceilings, beautiful windows and shutters and a dominant central staircase. Great connection between inside and out with balconies and an adorable private, walled garden (600 sqm). Light and bright throughout. There is also a garage and private parking.
On the ground floor is a welcoming entrance hall, kitchen (opens onto a balcony overlooking the pretty garden), dining room, living room and studio and a large cupboard; on the first floor there is a master bedroom and three further bedrooms, and a bathroom with bath; on the second floor are four loft rooms and a large hall. On the lower level are seven large ‘cantina’ (storerooms).
Casciana Terme is rich in history as it hosts the the remains of fortresses, palaces from the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the Municipal Theatre and the Parish Church of St Nicholas. The town is set halfway between the medieval town of Volterra and Pisa. The coast is nearby, where the reefs of Castiglioncello and the golden sandy beaches of the Versilia coast can all be accessed within half an hour. The countryside around Casciana is dotted with beautiful stone farmhouses and rustic cottages overlooking golden meadows. Casciana hosts a festa in May with the wonderful slow cooked wild boar with polenta, a regional specialty.
In Lari are many essential services: there are supermarkets, a pharmacy, a bank and a post office and just 10 minutes away, and in Pontedera, is a main train station, cinema, theatre and hospital. At Castelfalfi, 30 kms away, is a wonderful golf resort in spectacular Tuscan countryside and yachting is available at a new marina in Marina di Pisa.
The cultural centres of Tuscany are all close by. In Lajatico is the famous Teatro di Silenzio, a natural open air theatre where Andrea Bocelli, the famous tenor, and world famous opera stars gather for a special performance in July each year. The medieval walled village of Volterra is famous for alabaster marble and San Gimignano for beautiful cobbled lanes and tall stone towers which dominate the surrounding countryside. Pisa with the Piazza dei Miracoli full of Romanesque architecture, the famous leaning tower and the baptistery is just 30 km, and offers the opportunity for a stroll along the Arno river, whilst admiring the classic bridges. Within easy reach is also the elegant town of Lucca with beautiful piazzas and ancient walls where bicycles are available to spend a great day out and Lucca summer music festival attracts some great names in wonderful surroundings.
Distances: Casciana Terme on the doorstep, Pontedera (trains) 10 km, Pisa (airport) 30 km, Castelfalfi (golf) 30 km, Calambrone (beaches) 30 km, Lucca 40 km, Volterra 40 km, San Gimignano 50 km, Florence 70 km.