1 bedroom apartment for sale
Montopoli in Val d'Arno, Pisa, Italy
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- Apartment - 2 bedrooms
- 70 sqm
- Walking distance to bar and restaurant
Warm and welcoming atmosphera in the centre of a small village; just stepping out from the main access door downstairs you can walk on the quite street, buy some warm and bread at the bakery across the street, drink a cappuccino a the "bar", have dinner at the popular and excellente restaurant "I Quattro Gigli", go to the butcher, to the pharmacy or to the bank. The property is for people who love Tuscany and without using the car they can have everything they need. Just one km out of the village you can walk in the middle of a splendorous nature: the country lanes crossing the hills are a perfect alternative for walking, horseback riding, biking, bird watching or even truffle searching for expert people with a well trained dog.
The house has been recently refurbished but the original details are still intact and well maintained: cotto flooring in the lounge, "graniglia" marble in the other rooms, original stone door frame dating back to the 1700s. Thanks to the high celings a mazzanine could be built.
Casa Arianna is situated in the centre of Montopoli Val D'Arno, a medieval village, half way between Pisa and Florence.
In Montopoli the ancient Parish Church of Santo Stefano, the Pian della Rocca, as well as the Renaissance Oratory of S. Maria del Soccorso and the walking path down the town walls, are well worth to be visited.
In Montopoli the ancient tradition of the Artistic Ceramics (decorated earthenware) of Montopoli is still alive.
Thanks to the highway (superstrada FI-PI-LI) down in the valley, 5 kilometers far from the hills, it is possible to easily reach almost all Tuscan cities within one hour drive.
By the same way, or through countryside itineraries, "minor" but equally interesting places from the point of view of landscape and culture and artistic profile: San Miniato, with its Diocesan Museum, the white truffle; the Tower of Frederic and the Bacino di Roffia, which often houses national boat-racing; the Padule of Fucecchio, one of the most beautiful protected inland swamp areas; Vinci, with its Museo Leonardiano; Montelupo Fiorentino , which houses an important museum of Renaissance ceramics works; Empoli; Artimino, with its Medici villas.
Travelling towards Pisa: the wonderful Certosa of Calci; the Lari Castle; the ancient village Palaia and the now almost "ghosty" village Toiano, a surreal environment suspended over clayey chasms, called "calanchi". Other possible itineraries: along the Via Francigena (on its way to San Gimignano), at about twenty kilometers there is the extraordinary "Jerusalem" in San Vivaldo: immersed in a hilly wood, in the early sixteenth century the Franciscan Friars built about twenty large chapels all around their convent, together with a series of large terracottas showing the most important sacred events, with the intention of reproducing the main places of the Holy City: a true jewel, from an urbanistic point of view as well as from the Renaissance artistic one.
This territory has been continuously inhabited since the Etruscan time: almost all villages of the surrounding hills, already existed in ancient times and it is not a rare event, therefore, to come to find Etruscan tombs, small necropolis and archeological excavations accessible for visiting.
Supermarkets, the railway station and other useful main shops and services can be easily reached at about 6 Kms. from the house.
Several sport and activities can be practised in the surrounding area: hiking, bird watching, fisihing, biking, horse riding, trekking, golf , tennis and also shopping.
Distances: Pisa 40 km, Firenze 50 km, Coast 40 km, Volterra 50 km, San Gimignano 45 km, Lucca 40 km, Siena 80 km.
- Galileo (International), 26.4 miles
- Peretola (International), 40.5 miles
*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.