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Welcome to Chestertons Tuscany. Tuscany is known for its breath-taking landscapes, history and art. With the perfect mix of contemporary and renaissance art, there is something for every art lover. The Museo Diocesano in Cortona offers a small but truly sensational collection of renaissance art. Those visiting the Apuan Alps will see peaks whitened by marble as opposed to snow. From fresh white truffle and porcini mushrooms to seafaring cacciucco, an Italian fish stew native to the western coastal towns of Tuscany and Liguria. Famed for its' vineyards, the oldest winery in Italy can be found in Chianti, Castello di Brolio.
The Italian language was derived from Tuscan dialect, dating all the way back to the Renaissance period.Essential Italy
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Castle near Cortona with 3.5 HectaresCastle near Cortona. Located on the hills of Cortona, 17km away, this beautiful castle dates back to the middle ages.The property comprises 3 houses and several outbuildings (568 sqm) surrounded by walls and 3.5 hectares of of land.One building has been completely renovated. The others are structurally sound but need to be refurbished. A pool would be possible.The property would be ideal as a private residence, B&B, hotel, spa or restaurant.Access is possible by two country roads which both end at the entrance of the property, so there is no passing traffic and it has complete privacy.This beautiful property on the hills of Cortona, was built in the Middle Ages as a customs and Florentine fortress. It consists of 3.5 hectares of land and several buildings (3 houses and several outbuildings for a total net area of 568 sq m.), surrounded by walls.One building has been completely renovated, the others need to be restored but are structurally sound. It is possible to build a swimming pool.The property (568 sq m liveable space in all) contains three homes, a pentagonal structure once thought to be the original fortress entrance, and a traditional bread oven all of which is surrounded by a metre-wide defensive wall, complete with 'feritoie' or lookout posts. Period details from the 1400s can be seen in the internal and external architecture.Inside the restored house, on the main floor, is a large living room with fireplace and French doors to the terrace, a granite-counter kitchen, and master bedroom with bathroom. Below, on the first floor is a large living area, a bathroom, a study and a bedroom.Heating is supplied by mains gas or by a top-of-the line Ungaro wood pellet stove that heats the entire house. There is a satellite dish for television reception, and wifi internet. Fiber optic internet is now available in the area too. The water supply is from a 90 metre deep well.The other two buildings require complete restoration, but ahttps://www.casatuscany.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=property&page=all_propertiesre structurally sound: one has been inspected and certified by a structural engineer.You can see all our properties on our website casatuscany.com.Property Feature* 3.5 hectares* annexes to restore* Castle* character property* Garden* historic building* near Cortona* original features* Parking* privacy* Views
ITALY, TUSCANY, LUCCA, COREGLIA ANTELMINELLIREDUCED!Estate consisting of farmhouse to restore, 3 outbuildings, 8 hectares of land, 3 springs and a river on the edge of the property.A lovely location on the hills of Coreglia Antelminelli about 4 km from it. There is a restaurant within walking distance (1km).The main farmhouse is on 3 floors and consists ofGround floor: living room, kitchen, bedroom.First floor: 2 bedrooms, landing.Basement: 3 cellar rooms, bathroom, woodstore.In total it measures about 110 square metres.The farmhouse requires complete restoration including new roof, new bathrooms, kitchen, wiring, heating etc.Outbuildings:Barn on two floors, 45m2Barn of 32m2which can both be converted into habitable accommodation and extended by 6 square metres.There is also a wooden shed.Land - 8 hectares, a large part of it flat and cultivated with fruit trees of various types.There are 3 springs on the land which can be used for irrigation, or domestic use.On the edge of the property there is a river which forms the boundary between the municipalities of Coreglia Antelminelli and Barga.The position is very private, there are wonderful views and access is good, by tarmacked road from Coreglia Antelminelli named as one of the 'most beautiful villages in Italy', where there are many shops, restaurants and services.Coreglia Antelminelli 4kmBarga 12km (or 5km by another route)Lucca 40kmPisa 60kmVersilia beaches 60kmAbetone ski resort 60kmProperty Feature* annexes* character property* Garden* Parking* springs* Views
ITALY, TUSCANY, SIENA, MONTEPULCIANOBeautiful Restored Farmhouse near MontepulcianoBeautiful Restored Farmhouse near Montepulciano with swimming pool, with open views over the charming Tuscan countryside and the town of Montepulciano, 5km away.The property comprises a restored farmhouse of 460 sqm arranged on 2 storeys and currently divided into 2 units, each with its own entrance and of the same size, with similar features. In addition, the property includes an outbuilding to be partly restored. There is a garden of 3,000 sqm with a pool and 1.5 hectares of land with an olive grove.The property dates back to 1820 and was beautifully restored in 2009. Externally, this impressive property has stone walls with lovely brick details. Internally there is a wonderful interior with beamed ceilings and a wealth of other original features. Where possible, original materials have been used. The property is bright and the spaces have been skilfully divided. The stairs leading up to the first floor have various small galleries looking out over the ground floor.Farmhouse:House A:460 sqm on 2 storeys subdivided into 2 units.Ground floor: Living room, Kitchen, Storage, Bathroom;First floor: Four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.House B:Ground floor: Living room, Kitchen, Study;First floor: Four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.Outbuilding:Outbuilding: old pigsty, partly utility room and in part to be restored.External Areas:The property is reached by means of an unpaved, well-kept, road of 1 km, the last part of which is lined with cypress trees.There is a garden with well of approx. 3,000 square metres and also 1.5 hectares of land (3.7 acres) with 50 olive trees.The pool is 6m x 12m with a sun deck in a private location perfect for summer time relaxing.Energy Efficiency Rating: GYou can see all our other properties on www.casatuscany.comVideo:Property Feature* character property* Garden* olive trees* outbuilding* Parking* restored* Swimming Pool* Views
Restored Monastery in Idyllic SettingRestored Monastery. This beautiful historic Augustan hermitage dating back to the 1200s, is located in the heart of Etruscan Tuscany, between Volterra and the sea. In an idyllic setting, it is immersed in a nature reserve, between the peace of the forest and the magic of the stars. In an isolated location, it is the ideal place for those seeking a total escape from the everyday world.The farmhouse of about 450 square metres, has been renovated with careful use of reclaimed, natural materials in keeping with the surrounding landscape.The 6 bedrooms have been designed according to the principles of feng-shui. There are 6 bathrooms too.From the large panoramic terrace the view sweeps from the hills to the sea, giving unforgettable sunsets.This is a rare opportunity to acquire a superb and unique character property in a wonderful, enchanting location.Swimming pool. Land of 47 hectares.View all our properties on our website casatuscany.com.Property Feature* character property* Garden* historic building* Idyllic setting* original features* Parking* Restored monastery* Rural retreat* Swimming Pool* Views