ITALY, TUSCANY, PISA, CHIANNI
Villa del Silenzio
Villa del Silenzio. This beautifully renovated Tuscan villa is located in the countryside near Chianni, a charming medieval village, only 5 minutes from the Teatro del Silenzio, where Andrea Bocelli holds his annual concert.
The property comprises a wonderful farmhouse of 700 sqm arranged over 2 floors with 7 bedrooms (6 doubles and 1 twin) and 7 bathrooms (4 with shower and 3 with bath tubs). There is also a staff apartment with 2 further bedrooms, and an annex for entertaining. The house is surrounded by a beautiful private garden of about 2.5 hectares (6 acres) with lawn, ancient oak trees, olive and fruit trees, a lovely swimming pool with salt water chlorination (12m × 6m, with gazebo) and several verandas (including one with a barbecue and a dining table for 14 people).
This beautiful farmhouse has been completely restored with original materials dating back to the nineteenth century. The interior design is rustic,comfortable and welcoming. All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning. There is Wi-Fi throughout the villa and garden.
Ground Floor: There is a fantastic veranda with huge glass walls which make the dining room very bright. The dining room is connected to the large living room with its typical Tuscan architecture with brick arches and a fireplace. A pleasant surprise is the kitchen which has been recently renovated in a more modern style.
On this floor there are also two bedrooms and a bathroom.
First Floor: On this floor there are five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a balcony.
In addition there is an apartment (ideal for staff) with 2 bedrooms and a kitchen with its own entrance.
Next to the farmhouse is an independent annex with kitchen, wood-burning oven and a dining table for 10 people. This annex has no bedrooms or bathrooms, it is purely for entertaining.
The house is surrounded by a beautiful private garden of about 2.5 hectares (6 acres) with lawn, ancient oak trees, olive and fruit trees, a lovely swimming pool with salt water chlorination (12m × 6m, with gazebo) and several verandas (including one with a barbecue and a dining table for 14 people).
Chianni and Surroundings:
The property is located near Chianni, a small village in the Pisan Chianti area, known for the traditional wild boar feast, in its 38th year.
It is also within easy reach is Volterra (a beautiful medieval village) and “The Theatre of Silence” in Lajatico (a natural amphitheatre carved into the beautiful hills of Lajatico) where every year Andrea Bocelli performs his word-famous concert, with many other artists.
Within about an hour are Castagneto Carducci (the childhood town of the famous Italian poet Giosuè Carducci) and Bolgheri, which produces one of the best wines in the world, Sassicaia. The town is part of the Etruscan Coast Wine and Olive Oil Route, an area extending for over 150 km along the Province of Livorno, including Elba Island.
For sea lovers, the nearest seaside resorts are Vada (33 km), Cecina (37 km), Castiglioncello (51 km) and Rosignano Marittimo (31 km) with its white sandy beaches.
The spa town of Casciana Terme is within easy reach and the golf course is 15km away. Other activities in the area include trekking, bike trails and horse riding.
The famous Tuscan cities of art (Pisa, Florence, Siena, Lucca) are easily reachable by car.
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