TOP FLOOR APARTMENT WITH LIFT.
Approached on a tree lined avenue, this is a beautiful apartment, in excellent condition, set in an historical building in parklike grounds, in the ancient hilltop village of Volterra. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a beautifully fitted kitchen/dining room/ living space. Magnificent views from the windows. The character of the property has been retained, with high beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and the large windows floor the space with light. All services connected, central heating, easy access and parking. Walk into Volterra.
Volterra is an enchanting walled hilltop town with Etruscan roots (4-6 centuries BC) and later, much Roman influence. The town’s narrow medieval streets and its central piazza will make you fall in love. You’ll appreciate the beauty of the 13th century Palazzo dei Priori which sits tall over the piazza, as well as the Palazzo Pretorio across the square. The August ‘Volterra AD 1398’ festival, held on the middle weekends in August, is a highlight. During these weekends, Volterra as it was in the late 14th century, is recreated with shows, events, markets, workshops, music and juggling. The town is located in the Valdera region of Central Tuscany between Pisa and Florence where this colourful landscape of rolling hills dotted with medieval villages, castles and lanes flanked with tall dark green cypress trees, epitomises the Tuscan landscape. Meandering through the countryside of Valdera you feel the vestiges of the mysterious Etruscan civilization. In Lajatico the famous tenor, Andrea Boccelli, has created the ‘Teatro di Silenzio’ where natural landscape creates a breathtaking setting for an open air music and opera festival attracting top musicians from all over the world for special performances. Casciana Terme has thermal waters and spa facilities and is a pretty town with piazzas and cafès serving the local wine. The città d’arte (cities of art) nearby include San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence all of which offer wonderful history, art and architecture. A perfect base from which to explore the whole of Tuscany and beyond.
Distances: Volterra on the doorstep, Lajatico 20 km, San Gimignano 25 km, Casciana Terme 30 km, Pontedera (trains, supermarkets) 40 km, Cecina (beaches) 45 km, Pisa (airport) 60 km, Siena 60 km, Florence 80 km.