Stone farmhouse in typical Tuscan Rustic style. Nestled on an enchanting hill in Montaione, a historic village (Borgo) in the province of Florence and close to the province of Pisa. Located on the top of a gentle hill with a breathtaking view over the city of Volterra and the splendid panorama of the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea.
The stone farmhouse, expertly restored according to tradition, measures about 600 square meters and is arranged on 2 levels, plus an attic. As is often the case with this type of country property, the result of the renovation is extremely welcoming and elegant.
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The ground floor is in fact very elegant with large halls and splendid exposed brick arches. The interiors are well kept, with typical beamed ceilings and stone stairs. This level of the property is very attractive. It can be lived as a whole or divided into 2 separate functional areas, each with its own independent entrance.
The first area is in a classic Tuscan style with:
- travertine marble floors, ceilings with exposed wooden beams,
- living room with fireplace,
- fully equipped kitchen,
The second adjacent area has an original mix of classic Tuscan and modern style with:
- top quality finishes earthenware-pesto floors, encaustic plaster, travertine, ceramics
- living room with fireplace. a unique billiard room
- a fully equipped kitchen,
- a bath.
The ground floor is also equipped with a gym with a 2×2 mt Jacuzzi, integrated into the floor and exercise equipment.
In the basement, there is a lovely cellar ideal for storing and tasting local wine and oil.
Upstairs, the farmhouse has:
- 6 bedrooms,
- 6 bathrooms,
- wardrobe cabins,
- a study room.
- The attic is accessible from the central hallway and is now a relaxation area.
- autonomous heating system,
- air conditioning,
- internet / Wi-Fi,
- satellite Tv,
- fence all around the property,
- alarm system.
The property is surrounded by 1 hectare (2.47105 acres) of land and a well-kept garden with a lawn, plants, and flowers. There are 200 olive trees that can guarantee a good production of extra virgin olive oil, as well as some fruit trees.
Also available, some key points ideal for admiring the surrounding landscape dominated by woods, vineyards, and olive groves:
- two large loggias, ideal spaces for dining in the shade or enjoying the evening breeze,
- a magnificent pergola,
- some gazebos are equipped with a dining table, wood-burning oven, barbecue, sofas, and armchairs
This area is further enriched by a 6×12 m stone swimming pool with an infinity edge and hydromassage corner. This small oasis of tranquility and relaxation is equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas. The spaces around are large enough to obtain permission to land at the property with helicopters.
The property is located near Montaione, in the most typical Tuscan countryside, right on the border between the provinces of Florence and Pisa. Montaione is part of the Club of the most beautiful villages (Borghi) of Italy. Of ancient Etruscan-Roman origins, Montaione today retains many of its medieval testimonies.
The village is protected by a robust wall reinforced by several towers, accessible from two main doors. Originally the village had an oval-shaped urban structure, consisting of parallel streets connected by narrow orthogonal alleys and dominated by the central square. Despite the evident transformations over the centuries, the correspondence between the current urban structure and the medieval one remains. The alleys and squares, in which the artisan shops, furnaces, and glass factories once opened, are those of that time. The perimeter of the ancient walls is still visible today. Inside, churches and museums stand out, including the Palazzo Pretorio, which houses the Civic Museum and the Historical Archive, and the Church of San Regolo.
The Montaione area is embellished by nearby old towns, full of history and incredible mystical-religious suggestions.
Through the Via Francigena and the road that leads to Volterra, you can reach in a few minutes the Sacro Monte di San Vivaldo, commonly known as the “Jerusalem of Tuscany”! Between 1500 and 1516, a sort of citadel was built in the nearby woods by the Franciscan friars. It was made up of 25 chapels and small temples that reproduced to scale the topography of the Jerusalem of the time. These places still host sculptural groups inspired by the Passion and life of Christ, polychrome terracotta statues with clear religious messages, designed at that time even for the less literate. San Vivaldo is today in the West one of the most significant examples of the reproduction of Holy Places, made with the aim of preventing pilgrims from undertaking dangerous journeys to Jerusalem. An important place of worship and pilgrimage since the 12th century, San Vivaldo represents a unique and great testimony of faith preserved to this day.
Another example of a historic village near the property is Castelfalfi. Etruscan, then Roman, and then Longobard settlement, still today it preserves the mighty fortress with the fortified bastions. This locality is now at the center of a vast tourist redevelopment project.
Rich in history, Montaione is also famous for Glass Processing, a tradition that dates back to the 14th century, mainly based on the production of cruets, bottles, and flasks. In the 18th century, a ban by the Grand Duke of Tuscany ordered glass masters to “teach the art” to their countrymen.
Today Montaione has an economy based on the tourism sector, on crafts, on typical products grown by numerous farms. It is an area of Green Tourism in Tuscany, surrounded by hills of oak and chestnut woods, farms planted with vines and olive trees, clayey slopes edged with cypresses. To encourage discovery and direct contact with the territory, itineraries have been created that can be traveled on foot, by mountain bike, or even on horseback.
Montaione is also known as the “City of the Truffle”. The village is in fact located in the area of the San Miniato Hills, one of the most prized truffle areas in Italy. In autumn the white truffle of Montaione embellishes the tables of the restaurants, and at the end of October, there is the Truffle and Chestnut Festival and the many high-quality typical foods and wine products.
Why buying a property in Montaione.
This is a a real Tuscany Holiday Home for sale, an exclusive residence where you can also live all year round.
Excellent location in a naturalistic context of rare beauty in a dominant position with a truly unique panorama. Dense with historical witnesses, the area is expected to grow in value in the coming years. This is the ideal Family Farmhouse for holidays in the heart of Tuscany, Italy . It is also the right one for a possible relocation, to start new businesses, such as hospitality, Agriturismo, or even just a profitable investment for your Family to be exploited several times during the year.
At 1 km from the property, there is a pretty village that offers a mini-market with local products, bars, and two restaurants. A few minutes away you can reach by car other famous Tuscan Old Towns, such as San Gimignano, Certaldo, Gambassi Terme, and Volterra.
- Golf Club at Castelfalfi, 11 km away
- Teatro del Silenzio (the theater run by Andrea Bocelli) at Lajatico, 30 km
- San Gimignano (SI) 20 km
- Certaldo (Fi), 16 km
- Gambassi Terme (FI) 11 km
- Volterra (PI) 24 km
- Florence City and Airport 60 km
- Pisa City and Airport 62 km
- Siena, 60 km
- Livorno, 70 km
- Highway FI / PI and A1 35 km
- Highway FI / SI and A1 30 km