Tuscany, Pisa, Palaia

€ 620,000

Price € 620,000
Location Tuscany, Pisa, Palaia
Bedrooms 4
Garden Yes
Terrace Yes
Land 45000 SQM
Parking Yes
Total Area 460 SQM
Within 1 hour of an airport Yes
Close to amenities Yes

Wonderful traditional Tuscan farmhouse (325 sqm), with additional outbuilding (135 sqm), set in 4.5 hectares (approx 11 acres) of beautiful land on the sunny hills above the medieval town of Palaia in central Tuscany.

The property is entered through a covered loggia, ideal for 'al fresco' dining, through large double doors into an entrance hall; the living area is a generous double room with brick fireplace and dining area, separated by a Tuscan arch. The kitchen is in rustic style and comfortably holds a dining table and chairs, and is well-equipped with pizza oven and open fire and opens onto another panoramic loggia. There is a beautiful terrace for morning coffee to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surroundings. Upstairs are four large double bedrooms, with open views and two bathrooms. The cantinas below the house offer ample storage and hold the old wine barrels.

Just a few steps up from the house is a large barn, on two levels. The annex, the barn, is now used as a storage for garden tools and agricultural equipment; it could be converted into a beautiful two storey house with portico and loggia. The access property lane is flanked by high cypress trees. The two buildings are immersed in the green vegetation of tall trees with open views on the hills over the vineyards. The landscape is stunning with rolling hills and cypress trees and cool woodland areas. There are olive trees, chestnut woods and a small vineyard, as well as open meadows.

All services are connected. There is good wifi and central heating. Easy car access and plentiful private parking.

Palaia is a historic town in the area of Valdera in Central Tuscany, steeped in tradition and where you can still visit the old olive press, the antique wine cellars and the rooms where the olive oil was stored in large terracotta vases. Mainly an agricultural area, Palaia has a colorful history which can be seen at the Interactive museum in the town. In the countryside around Palaia some of the best produce of Tuscany is grown with excellent wines, olive oil and white truffle. The restaurants offer traditional Tuscan cuisine and the markets offer a true feel of the Tuscan heritage. There are shops, bars, restaurants, banks and post-offices in the town. 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 epitomise 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 civilization. Here Andrea Bocelli 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 natural landscape creates a breathtaking setting and in the summer months some of the biggest names in opera come for a special performance. 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) include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence all within easy reach making this a perfect base from which to explore Tuscany.

Distances: Palaia 5 km, Castelfalfi (golf) 15 km, Pontedera (trains) 15 km, Volterra 35 km, San Gimignano 35 km, Pisa (airport) 45 km, Cecina (beaches) 50 km, Florence 60 km, Siena 85 km.

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