In one of the most elegant central streets of Casciana Terme, a place known since ancient times for the precious thermal waters, is for sale a spacious Liberty villa, with private courtyard. The villa, built by the family that still owns it in 1908, is well maintained, albeit uninhabited, requiring only small aesthetic works. The surface of about 250 square meters is set on two floors and has large entrance through original wooden door, with two large sitting rooms on the right and left sides. A door divides this area from the kitchen, with access to the exclusive courtyard, and from the first bedroom and bathroom. The internal staircase leads us to the first floor where there are four large bedrooms, a studio with terrace overlooking a tree-lined avenue and a bathroom. The property has also loft for storage and some cellars in the basement. The peculiarity of the dwelling is in the presence in every room of decorated ceilings and in original, well kept granite floors. Ideal also as B&B.
Casciana would be one of the numerous small towns dotted around the Pisan hills, had not a spring of spa water changed the course of its history. A thousand eventful years have transformed a little pool into thermal baths where millions of people have found relief for their ills and sufferings. A tiny cluster of medieval houses transformed into a grand-ducal palace.Its origins are swathed in a romantic legend going back to the times of Countess Matilde of Canossa (1046-1115). The story goes that this great lady had a pet blackbird crippled and in constant pain, but which liked to take a daily flutter from the ancestral home, always returning more chirpy than when it set out.casciana terme history Now, the countess once noticed it diving into a certain pool of warm water, and it was then that she realized the reason for her faithful pet’s daily rejuvenation. The countess herself took to bathing in those miraculous waters, thereby relieving the aches and pains of old age and especially the troubles of the ailment from which she suffered, the gout. Apart from the legend, Matilde did in fact encourage the development of the baths and therefore the exploitation of the beneficent qualities of those waters, building infrastructures and decorative features.