Hard not to fall in love at first sight of this old country house for sale near Santa Maria a Monte with brick facades, which appears in the distance after taking a country road, and is protected by a green hilly property. Each side of the country villa seems to belong to a different typical Tuscan house because it offers unique features: the main facade recalls an elegant country residence and is on two levels: the entrance is accessible via a stone bridge that leads us to the so called “piano noble”, and where a distinguished clergyman lived with her sister in the mid-nineteenth century. Moving on the back you can not miss the old external staircase leading to the top floor, where the farmer with his family used to live, which is typical of Tuscan farmhouses. The left side is on two floors while the right side on 3 floors, because on the basement there are old cellars with great vaulted ceilings. The house has a total surface of about 450 square meters, with cellars to be restored, the ground floor (or first, depending on how you look at the property), has entrance hall, bathroom , kitchen with fireplace, bedroom with a second bathroom, dining room, large living room and second bedroom, all in good conditions. The apartment in the attic, accessible via an external staircase, has yet to be restored. The house is surrounded by 3 hectares. Unique location but not isolated.
The municipal territory of Santa Maria a Monte stretches from the hilly slope of the Cerbaie and from the Arno plain to the padule of Bientina.
The old town has a unique urban layout: houses and palaces all overlook the road following a spiral track. Strolling through the streets you will find traces of the medieval defensive system: tower-houses, more or less important arches, clock tower, palace of the podestas, the Collegiate Church which preserves its valuable works of art.
The traditions of the country are renewed in celebrations in honor of the patron saint, the Beata Giuntini, culminating on Easter Monday with the Basket Procession when the girls of the village carrying baskets on their head.