Spacious house, full of space and light in San Dalmazio, with balcony with wrap-around views of the Tuscan hills.
In San Dalmazio, in the heart of Tuscany, with private parking and a garage (which are very hard to find in this village). There is a wonderful panoramic view over the rolling hills of Tuscany from all sides. The accommodation comprises: sitting room with fireplace, kitchen, two double bedrooms with a further single bedroom/study, and a bathroom. The balconies offer terrific open views. The garage is internal and connected directly with a staircase to the house. There are also two large ‘fondi’ (store rooms).
The village seems caught in a time warp. It is a peaceful, unspoilt location, yet within strolling distance of small local shop, two bars/restaurants, historic church, doctors and post office. It is set in the region of Pomarance, with the main town of Pomerance about 8 km from the house. Pomarance has good facilities including a big supermarket, weekly market, banks, petrol stations, bars and excellent restaurants. Within 25 minutes, you can reach the famous medieval towns of Volterra and San Gimignano with their shops, art galleries and profusion of restaurants. Further afield, the Chianti region and the famous Black Cock wine route are wonderful to explore.
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 Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence all of which offer wonderful history, art and architecture.
Distances: Volterra 30km, San Gimignano 40 km, Siena 40 km, Follonica (beaches) 60 km, Florence 80 km, Pisa (airport) 100 km.