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1 Bed Apartment for sale

Palaia, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

£155,306 *

 [€180,000]

1 Bed Apartment for sale

in Palaia

£155,306 *

 [€180,000]

Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Plot size: 56 m2

Full Description

In the rolling Tuscan hills, in the beautiful area of Palaia, about 5 km from the town, we find this fascinating complex dating back to the thirteenth century which still retains traces of its past.
The first sources on the building date back to 980, in 1120 it became a monastery of the Carthusian monks of Calci and in 1209 it was granted to Otto IV as a fiefdom to the bishops of Lucca.

Alica Castle is a place full of energy given by those who lived there. It is a real estate complex of rare charm, dating back to the thirteenth century. which keeps intact the traces of its past of the alternation of different cultures and functions. During the 1300s it passed to the Gambacorti family but, during the Pisa insurrection, it was occupied and sacked by the Florentine army. In the following period the complex became the seat of a convent suppressed in 1809 from which the residential use of the entire complex began.
From 2001 to 2003 a conservative restoration was carried out by the architect Alfredo Signorini of Pisa, the architect Adriano Calza of Bologna, under the direction of the Superintendence of Pisa in the figure of the architect Cianfaloni.

In particular, CASA KENZIA is placed on the first floor of the building with an entrance and directly overlooking the main square, where you can spend relaxing moments and enjoying a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills.
The apartment is spread over an area of 56 square meters and consists of a large open plan area with kitchen, living room, double bedroom and bathroom with no window.

The property is finely restored in its interiors with exposed wooden beams and Tuscan terracotta floors, wooden window frames, independent heating.

Casa Kenzia is sold fully furnished with lovely Tuscan-style furniture.
Inside the complex there is also a swimming pool where you can spend moments of relaxation and absolute tranquility.

According to the Latin etymology, the name of Palaia indicated the place and the working of the wooden poles, to be used in the construction of buildings and boats. today it is also the starting point for scenic excursions of great beauty along the wine road of the Pisan hills, and also well known for its truffles, where the first identity card of Tuber Magnatum Pico (Latin name of the white truffle) was born.
Palaia had a period of prosperity from which the PIEVE DI SAN MARTINO XIII century was built (1279, church of Sant'Andrea from 1200. In the surroundings we find the village of Montefoscoli, where the museum of peasant civilization is located, and the Temple of Minerva Medica, known as a place of esotericism.
The medieval character of Palaia is home to a fortress from which you can enjoy a breathtaking 360° view. Palaia also boasts Ghibelline walls and the two Romanesque churches of Santa Maria and Sant'Andrea. 
The hilly surroundings are an ideal setting for trekking, biking or horseriding. A marked network of paths crosses through little known historic hamlet such as Alica, San Gervasio and Colleoli.
Palaia is crossed not only by the Wine Route of the Pisan Hills but it’s also an important white truffle area, celebrated every year in October with a market fair taking place in the cozy village of Forcoli once a medieval castle. In Forcoli it’s possible to find primary services such as post office, bank, grocery stores, shops, schools and public transport to reach Pontedera or Pisa.

CASA KENZIA – Ref. 17810
- 56 sqm
- 1 double bedroom
- 1 bathroom
- kitchen
- living room
- communal swimming pool

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