In an historical palazzo building in the centre of beautiful Montopoli, spacious two/three bedroom apartment, all on one level, on the ground floor with a loggia, private garden and garage.
The elegant apartment (220 sqm) has a grand feel with large, airy rooms, big windows and beautiful beamed, high ceilings. The house was once the home of a noble family of the region and was clearly built with quality. The house is entered through an impressive ‘portone’, heavy front door, and into a hallway with a magnificent stairwell, shared with the apartment upstairs. The accommodation comprises a large living room with windows out to a lovely Tuscan view, dining room with old-fashioned kitchen equipment around a large fireplace and also a modern, open kitchen-diner, and a lovely loggia with a huge, arched, west facing window, just perfect to enjoy an aperitivo with the sunset. There are two large double bedrooms plus another room which can be used a bedroom which you need to walk through to get to the master bedroom. Alternatively, this would make a great walk-in wardrobe/ dressing room. Modern bathroom. Central heating.
At the back of the property there are steps down to a private, vaulted cantina (store room) with walk-in cupboards and a lovely open ‘loggia’ with terrific views over the Tuscan countryside. An ideal outside space. There is also a garden (80 sqm), which could provide a tranquil, calm space with trees offering some shade from the hot sun.
Private garage at the house. There is also free parking just 100m from the property, and easy car access for unloading luggage or shopping. The pedestrian area in the centre of the village is perfect to wander through and there is a friendly, resident community. There are restaurants, coffee bars and some local shops in this charming place. You are perfectly placed to explore the whole of Tuscany.
Montopoli is set in the heart of Tuscany, between Pisa and Florence. The location is exceptional – just 30 mins from Pisa airport, and 40 mins from the centre of Florence. The property is just 5 mins from the main road which links Florence, Pisa and Livorno, called the FI-PI-LI. There are many interesting places to visit: San Miniato, has a Diocesan Museum and is famous for the white truffle; the town of Vinci is the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and hosts a wonderful museum in his honour; Montelupo Fiorentino hosts an important museum of Renaissance ceramics works; and Artimino, with a collection of wonderful Medici villas. This area has been continuously inhabited since the Etruscan time: almost all the villages in the surrounding hills already existed in ancient times and it is not a rare event to come across Etruscan finds and archaeological excavations. This is the perfect place from which to explore the whole of Tuscany with the art treasures and architecture of Florence, Volterra, San Gimignano and Lucca on the doorstep.
Distances: Montopoli on the doorstep, Pisa (airport) 35 km, Lucca 40 km, beaches 40 km, Florence 45 km, San Gimignano 45 km, Volterra 50 km, Siena 80 km.