The via Volterrana is surrounded by a wonderful setting, with old villages, farmhouses, agricultural estates and green slooping hilss, inhabited since the Etruscan period. The road leads us on top of a hill with the feeling of entering into a universe suspended between rows of majestic cypresses and a lake, natural boundaries of the property of about 100 hectares.
The first thing that impresses us is the ancient facade of the medieval church, rebuilt in the eleventh century on the ruins of the previous church of the 7th century. Of rectangular shape, entirely built with square stone, is still visible a date engraved in the stones: 721, year of construction of the early church.
The adjacent farmhouse, in antiquity used as the headquarters of the bishops, has 4 independent entrances for a surface of 1,300 square meters: on the ground floor still preserves vaulted cellars, an apartment with beamed ceilings to be restored.
The existing owners made a restoration of the roof in 1992 and renovatign also some rooms on the first floor, to be anyway restored.
Included in the sale also a annex with towers, almost chosen as a place of meditation thanks to a fantastic panoramic view.
As with the river Era, the Valdera valley begins at the foot of the Volterra hills and runs to the town of Pontedera. Located in the center of the crossroads between Florence, Pisa and Volterra, this green territory rich in water has been inhabited since the Etruscan period. Numerous artefacts attest to the ancient civilization’s presence.
Four rivers run through the Valdera: the Era, Cascina, Roglio and Arno. Each unwinds among the cypress groves and hillsides, creating a lush landscape where nature lovers can take advantage of lovely panoramic trails by foot, horseback or by bike. Visitors looking for a relaxing spa vacation need to look no farther than Casciana Terme, a beautiful thermal spa where they can enjoy various treatments guaranteed to work wonders for their well being. http://www.turismo.intoscana.it/site/en/area/Valdera/?d=1