Esales Property ID: es5553206
Apartment B3/B4, Podere le Volpaie, Via Sarzanese
Montecatini Val di Cecina
This is a stunning, spacious apartment in the complex of Podere Le Volpaie. This stunning property was renovated in 2008 to the highest of standards using traditional building methods. You can enjoy a luxurious mix of chestnut beams, terracotta floors and modern air conditioning, showers, and kitchens.
There is also a good-sized communal pool that overlooks the ancient Etruscan towns of Volterra and Montecatini.
The property is fully furnished to a very high standard. Set on two floors joined by a spiral staircase, it has four bedrooms (one with ensuite, two with adjacent shower room), and two lounge rooms which can be used as extra bedrooms.
There are two large living/kitchen areas and a small private garden with a wonderful view. A small terrace on the upper floor looks out to Montecatini and the distant ‘metalliferous mountains’.
Each floor was designed as a separate apartment, but they were joined together to create extensive accommodation.
Podere Le Volpaie is a 9th century farmhouse which was totally renovated in 2008. In line with Tuscan regulations, it completely mirrors the original setup of the building. What we have now is a look back to the ancient with modern air conditioning, shower units and wi-fi! We have carefully selected Tuscan decor and furniture to give you a real taste of the region, together with unique ceramic panels that reflect the history.
The complex consists of about fifteen properties, built in a square. Tuscan Skies is the largest. It is also one of the quietest, with its views towards Volterra across the central courtyard and towards Montecatini over the garden and fields. The shared pool is 20 metres away.
Parking is secure, with spaces immediately next to the property.
About the Area
Volterra’s main claim to fame is as the alabaster capital of Italy. Not only can you buy all kinds of alabaster products, you can also wander into the workshops and watch the artisans at work.
Volterra is a beautiful ancient township, dating back to Etruscan times. Wandering round, you can see evidence of its history throughout the ages (the prison – still in use – was built by the Medici). Volterra is unlike other Tuscan towns. It is known as ‘the city of magic and mystery’.
More recently, Volterra has been the setting for parts of Stephanie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’ saga. It is the home of the Volturi, “the royal family of vampires”. Rumour has it that the legend of vampire’s dislike of garlic originated in Volterra.
Further Afield? Well, it would be a shame not to see the sights. Imagine: Florence, Pisa, Siena ….. all of them within 70 minutes drive. Plus other jewels such as San Gimignano (including “the world’s best ice-cream shop” – we beg to differ because we think there’s a better one in Volterra!), Andrea Bocelli’s hugely atmospheric ‘Teatro del Silenzio’ auditorium in his home town of Laiatico and the Mediterranean coast. In fact, you’re surrounded by wonderful countryside, history and the whole Italian experience wherever you choose to go.
Pisa is a city in Italy’s Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli. Also in the piazza is the Baptistry, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily, and the Caposanto Monumentale cemetery.
• 4 Bedrooms
• 4 Bathrooms
• Massive potential in the holiday rental market
• Stunning views
• Close to essential amenities like such as supermarkets and pharmacies
• Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
• Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of Italy
• Many excellent sports facilities, fishing, walking and cycling areas near by
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