Historic Palazzo set in a square of the beautiful Tuscan town of Pontedera between Pisa and Florence and near the elegant walled town of Lucca.
This property consists of a beautiful restored 2 bed apartment, with balcony, on the first floor of the building (100 sqm) and in addition a smaller (50 sqm) guest apartment on the second floor, also with 2 bedrooms. Both apartments are in immaculate condition.
Entrance of the building is to an elegant high ceilinged hallway with wide marble staircase which leads to the first floor and entrance to the first property.Beautifully restored by the current architect owner maintaining all the historic features of the property coupled with a contemporary style and elegance. Full of character with retained features including wooden floors and frescoed ceilings.
Entrance to a living-dining room with fresco ceiling, spacious modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bathroom; upstairs is an independent guest unit with 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchenette and bathroom. The property has central heating, air conditioning and all modern services including broadband. The palazzo has private parking in the gated courtyard behind the building. The main portion is 100 m sq and the guest unit a further 50 m sq. Set in a quiet corner of the elegant piazza of Pontedera next to the town park.There are lovely cafes on the piazza and the pedestrian town centre is accessed of the piazza with shops.
Distances: There is a main train station in the town of Pontedera. Just 25 km to Lucca and 23 kms to Pisa (train every 15 minutes with a 15 minute journey time). Tuscan beaches 35 kms, Volterra 40 km and San Gimignano 50 km, Florence 60 km.
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 epitomises 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 Boccelli 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 the 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 nearby città d’arte (cities of art) include Volterra, San Gimignano, Palaia and Florence.