In the heart of Rivalto, next to the central church is this property just waiting for some re-vitalisation to transform it into a wonderful home. Originally built as accommodation for the priest and church hierarchy, this is a spacious house with a pretty garden. In fair condition, there are some historical treasures within, such as the wonderful carved and painted decorative ceiling. It could easily become a good four bedroom home with ample reception areas which would open onto the flat, lawned garden. Ideal as a private home or as a perfect B&B in the centre of this lovely village.
The house is entered to the entrance hall where there is a large staircase. Through the hallway is a large living room and kitchen. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, two smaller bedrooms, a large cupboard, and a bathroom. In addition, there are two connected rooms with an independent entrance.
This little Tuscan village of Rivalto has a huge view over the rolling hills. In the village there is a grocery shop, a bar with a lovely panoramic terrace where you can enjoy an aperitivo and admire the sunset on the hills. Chianni, nearby, 5 minutes by car or a 20 minute walk, in the heart of Tuscany, is a pretty well-kept and perfectly Tuscan town, coated in pots of red geraniums and full of cobbled narrow lanes which open onto intimate little piazzas: stunning churches are around every corner. The ancient town rises above the rolling Tuscan hills, so there are open views in all directions. There are good services including shops, banks, restaurants, post office, friendly cafes and interesting events throughout the year. The most important of these are the olive oil festival and the wild boar festival. Pontedera, nearby, is an interesting town and has the main train station on the Pisa- Florence line. The property is ideally located and transport links are good. Nearby is also Casciana Terme, which 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 full of art and architecture to explore, are all within easy reach.
Distances: Lajatico- Teatro del Silenzio 15 km, Pontedera (trains) 20 kms, Castelfalfi (golf) 25 kms, Volterra 30 kms, Beaches 35 kms, San Gimignano 45 kms, Pisa (airport) 40 km, Lucca 70 km, Florence 85 km.