On the Top of a Hill, Surrounded by a Beautiful Landscape
The medieval fortified farmhouse, strides a hill covered in vineyards, olive trees and an oak wood. This hill extends along the Pesa Valley and the historic Roman road, the Via Cassia, which connects Florence and Siena. The property, along with its sister house on the Corzano part of the farm, witnessed countless conflicts between these city states in medieval Tuscany. The houses therefore have the aspect of fortified buildings, reflecting their defensive position. They belonged to the legendary Cavalcanti and Niccolini families, Florentine nobility. The Niccolini family left the profits from these properties to generations of daughters to provide for their dowries.
The original watch tower dominates the facade of the property and over the centuries subsequent additions have kept the original character of the house while enlarging it considerably. The building forms a courtyard with a vine-covered pergola for outside dining. It commands a dramatic view over the vineyards and olive groves, towards the neighbouring hills, where where the sheep graze.
The property has three double and three twin bedrooms. The bedroom in the tower has been used by the family as a painter’s atelier; it is a two story, galleried space with wonderful light.
There are three bathrooms, two sitting rooms and a large fully equipped kitchen dominated by a walk-in fireplace. On the ground floor there is a laundry room with washing machine and ironing board and a double bedroom. Particularly attractive is the walled patio with a small octagonal plunge pool and a spectacular view towards the villas on the surrounding hills.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a 1.50 EUR per person, per night (up to a maximum of 7 nights) tourism tax charged during certain times of the year. This is charged for guests 14 and older. It is paid locally and is not included in the totals provided by the website.