Very close to the etruscan town of Volterra is for sale an agricultural
estate of 370 hectares with south exposure, surrounded by hills so protected by the cold winter winds, while during the summer is cooled by the fresh sea wind. The 5 farmhouses for restoration, in panoramic position, were built as a “crown”, and have very interesting sizes: one is 516 sqm, the second 544 sqm, the third 771 sqm, the fourth 846 sqm and the last one 864 sqm. All the roofs have been restored to preserve the structural conditions of
the buildings. All the buildings are easily reachable by an internal
tarmac road. The farmhouses are surrounded by over 250 hectares of
sowable land with a annex of 600 sqm and a 5 hectares lake right in
the centre of the valley. 120 hectares are woodland, used at the moment as a hunting reserve, open all year.
Volterra it is a town still distant form the stressful rhythm of current life. Those who arrive here have immediately the impression to be in a particular town, revival of an ancient time. Its has a predominant Medieval aspect, keeping many traces of the Etruscan period such as the Porta all’Arco, the Acropoli, the walls still present in some parts of the town. The Roman presence is testified by the important traces of the Roman Theatre of the Augustan Age, spas and a big water cistern. The Medieval feature of the town is not only remarkable in the urban evidence but it may be found above all in palaces, in tower-houses and churches: Priori Palace of XIII c., the Palace of Pretorio, with the Tower of the Porcellino, the pair of towers of Buonparenti and the Bonaguidi family, the Cathedral of XII c. that still have remains of Medieval and Renaissance works, the Baptistry, an old work of XIII c. streaked with Volterran stone.