Siena Tuscany Property
Furnished 2 Bed Home
San Lorenzo a Merse
Airport 60-100 kms
The house in Via del Pizzicore in Tuscany
is an authentic, and authentically restored, 1000 years old stone building, in the village of San Lorenzo a Merse.
It has no gardens or acreage, which is typical of genuine pre- or Renaissance villages, but the whole village is a wonderful livable space; the square in front of the Church, the steps around the old well, the low walls; people always find a moment to sit and chat and play with children and cats. I know it is not common in this country, but it is so enjoyable.
Via del Pizzicore is divided into three floors:
The ground floor has a bed room with a sofa bed, a bath room, and separate shower room done in white mosaic. This room can be used as a living room or play room for children during the day.
The Second floor has the living room, dining room, and kitchen with a bread oven.
The Third floor has a double bed with bathroom. There is also a walk-in closet, a fantastic fireplace, large windows with balcony and a glass terrace with a view of the valleys and the Tuscan hills.
It is totally renovated and restored respecting the original stone walls, the chestnut-wood beams and antique tiles, introducing modern technology and concepts as well as art in the design of the staircase that turns as a sculpture from the
ground floor to the third floor in travertine stone and wood. The large fireplace itself is a sculpture, extending from the living- room to the bedroom on the third floor.
The fusion between antique and modern was also respected in
furnishing and decorating the space, obtaining a result of style, elegance, and simplicity.
Special tile, mosaic and stone work were used in the bathrooms and the kitchen, which is designed with real cooks in mind.
The house is equipped with appliances: radio, washing machine and telephone.
San Lorenzo a Merse is in the heart of Tuscany: 15 minutes from Siena, 35 minutes from the seashore, 40 minutes from San Gimignano, 1 hour from Florence, 40 minutes from Arezzo.
The Merse is a river with hot springs. There are two spas in Bagni di Petriolo, 10 minutes away from San Lorenzo a Merse. One is down near
the river, and the other one, a big one, is on top of the hills. We don't go to either. Instead we go into the river itself, where the natural pools are. In that particular area there are miles of forest all around.
In Tuscany we grow wheat in the winter and the hills are covered with the most vibrant emerald green.
We love to eat and cook... For the
holidays you will be able to taste specialties of the local cuisine that you never had before.
Spring explodes in March, with all the wild flowers and mimosa blossoms. The fruit trees start to bloom then and reach their peak in April. It is time for fresh asparagus, artichokes, peas, and all the new lettuces. May and June are fragrant with roses, lilacs, irises and peonies. Every house has flower pots and urns outside the door. July and August are opulent with fruits.
Peaches, plums, cherries, and apricots are picked ripe from the trees. It is the time to go swimming at the seashore and have a great fish dinner in Orbetello or Follonica. In October and November people are making wine, collecting chestnuts and wild mushrooms in the forest...it is a splendid time to be there.
Even if San Lorenzo has a beautiful church, you shouldn't miss San Galgano, the most spiritual and gorgeous Gothic abbey in Tuscany. It is in the middle of the Tuscan hills a few
miles on the road after Monticiano.
There are many good restaurants in the area, but there is a very special one that I care to mention. It is in Pari, a gorgeous little village further up toward Grosseto. The name is
the LOCANDA DEI CACCIATORI. It is in a private home, and the food is great and not expensive.
Wednesday morning there is an open market in Siena. You can find the most gorgeous wool sweaters, fabric, linen, flowers, baskets, copper pots (even antiques) and so on at
unbelievably good prices, and it is great fun to browse through
it. Do not miss Arezzo. The first Sunday of the month is antique market, and the streets are full of real antiques. The city itself is magnificent.
These are some of the things I love. I am sure you already know the classical itineraries that I do not need to mention, and they are all at reach from San Lorenzo a Merse. If you have not yet discovered the Etruscans, you have a real treat in store.
It is a small piece of land in this big world but I love it.
The house in Via del Pizzicore in Tuscany is an authentic, and
authentically restored, 1000 years old stone building
Price €300,000 (euro)
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