TWO independent apartments in a historical palazzo building, set in a square of the beautiful Tuscan town of Pontedera between Pisa and Florence and near the elegant walled town of Lucca. The first apartment is on the second floor, with high ceilings wonderful living areas and a balcony and with two bedrooms (100 sqm). The second apartment is on the third floor and is smaller, but also with two bedrooms (50 sqm). Both apartments are in immaculate condition and full of historical detail, including frescoed ceilings. Offered together (for both, not each) for €320,000.
Entrance of the building is to an elegant high ceilinged hallway with wide marble staircase which leads up to the entrance to the first property. Beautifully restored by the current architect owner maintaining all the historic features of the property coupled with a contemporary style and elegance. Full of character including wooden floors and frescoed ceilings.
Entrance to a living-dining room, spacious modern kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom; upstairs is an independent guest unit with two bedrooms, living room, kitchenette and bathroom. The property has central heating, air conditioning and all modern services including broadband. The palazzo has private parking in the gated courtyard behind the building. The main portion is 100 sqm and the guest unit a further 50 sqm. Set in a quiet corner of the elegant piazza of Pontedera next to the town park.There are lovely cafes on the piazza and the pedestrian town centre is accessed of the piazza with shops. Central heating and air conditioning. Excellent quality throughout.
The town is located in Valdera in Central Tuscany between Pisa and Florence. This colourful landscape of rolling hills dotted with medieval villages, castles and lanes flanked with tall dark green cypress trees epitomises 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. Here Andrea Boccelli 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 the natural landscape creates a breathtaking setting and in the summer months some of the biggest names in opera come for a special performance.
There is a main train station at Pontedera with fast trains to Pisa and Florence. Casciana Terme has thermal waters and spa facilities and is a pretty town with piazzas and cafés serving the local wine. The nearby città d’arte (cities of art) include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence, so perfectly positioned to explore the whole of Tuscany.
Distances: Pontedera on the doorstep, Lucca 25 km, Pisa 25 km, Tuscan beaches 35 kms, Volterra 40 km and San Gimignano 50 km, Florence 60 km.