In the centre of Montecastelli Pisano, on the road that from the sea leads to Volterra, a Medieval hamlet in the area known as Val di Cecina, immersed in the Tuscan countryside, Il Casale Calidario offers us all the charm of a traditional house in Tuscany.
\nRenovated preserving all the original details, Casale Calidario measures150 sqm. In 1800 it was the main “frantoio” the olives mill of the region.
The house is on two levels: on the ground floor there is an open space spacious living area, with a very high vaulted ceiling, a comfortable seating area and a huge table to share the company of friends and family, a fully equipped kitchen in the same room which is ideal to cook without neglecting guests or family . From this large living room a door opens on to the staircase: a few steps and you are in the relaxation area with an indoor heated pool. Going up the stone staircase you are in the sleeping area: three double bedrooms and three bathrooms overlooking a beautiful green landscape. Two bedrooms have en-suite bathroom.
The large and sunny garden of 1000 sqm is full of roses and colorful flowers; the large pergola is there to protect you from the sun and and to offer you relaxing moments. A patio area in front of the living room is the perfect place for al fresco dining.
The house can be enlarged: on the first floor of the same building, an unrenovated attic of about 94 sqm, with the entrance from the street behind the house, can be converted into another apartment or combined to the same house.
Additional possibility of enlarging the property is given by the annex located within the land with an area of about 16 sqm, ideal for a guest room with en-suite bathroom.
The house is ideal also for letting season purposes. The current owners receive an income by letting the house during spring and summer.
Tuscan charm, quality finishings and simplicity are the evident appealing characteristics of this beautiful and remarkable renovation.
Marble floors in the living area, original terracotta floors in the upstairs rooms. Vaulted ceiling in the open space living area, once the olives mill of the village, ceiling with beams and cotto tiles. Elegant and precious marble bathrooms with full block marble sinks. Arches tiled with red bricks.
All the systems are perfectly working; in particular it has to be noted that, thanks to the geothermal system, the cost for the supply of hot water and for heating is very low.
From “IlFattoQuotidiano.it” by Guiseppe Pagano.
"Montecastelli Pisano: the music village of prof. Bonhoeffer, the heart surgeon luthier.
The small villages are like human bodies, and their hearts may be given a new life by the music. This similarity is well suited to the history of Montecastelli Pisano, concentric tangle of houses gathered around a fortress-tower of the fourteenth century. Thanks to the inspiration of a German luthier surgeon Montecastelli has become a lively cultural village that today attracts musicians from all over the world.
The village is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Tuscan countryside, on the border between the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Livorno. When Dr. Philipp Bonhoeffer, pediatric cardiac surgeon among the most popular in Europe, as well as great music lover since childhood, arrived to Montecastelli, he felt immediately such a strong bond with the community of Montecastelli that he decided to create a concert hall, a workshop of violins and to restore various historical architectural building located in the village.
He has converted the former Church into a concert hall which is called 'the 99 chairs room". This is because there are 99 different chairs, very different from the monotony of the chairs present in the majority of concert halls. They have been a present of those who loved and favored the project. Many came from the inhabitants of Montecastelli, other from the rest of the world: France, America, Austria, Germany, England.
But there is another passion that grows from childhood: the doctor parallel to the sound of the strings likes to repair and to make violins. So he installed in Montecastelli his experimental laboratory.
There are initiatives put in place by Dr. Bonhoeffer in Montecastelli "Our project is ambitious and we want to do more. If all our dreams come true we will have a music-scientific project with master classes, concerts and high-level scientific conferences. They are currently restoring the former castle of Montecastelli and the medieval tower "........................ it is easy to find your way to Montecastelli, just follow the sound of the violin”
You can walk to the cosy an panoramic restaurant/bar, with table indoor and on the terrace.
Distances. Pisa 100 km, Volterra 40 km, Siena 55 km, Coast 53 km.
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