Pisan hills, a path between castles and luxury villas for sale in Tuscany
The Pisan hills, Tuscany
The entire Tuscan territory is dotted with many small villages that testify to our history, especially the medieval one; all small jewels where the scents and flavors of an unspoiled countryside come together that allows the visitor to travel through time. So why not linger and not take advantage of this splendid territory where nature and history would make a possible real estate investment interesting?
Not everyone knows that the gentle Pisan hills, known above all for the cultivation of vineyards, hide ancient laths and ancient fortresses that arose in the Tuscan Renaissance and developed with the advent of the municipalities. Walking through these villages you can still breathe the communal air that makes you feel the notorious struggles that raged there. Do not miss the Castle of the Vicars in Lari, built in the 11th century, currently the site of the museum where inside you can visit the 18th century Court Room, the Hall of Torments with torture instruments, and the basements with the prisons of the centuries XVI-XIX. Among other things, Lari is also known as a stage of interest for what concerns the famous wine road of the Pisan hills with its magnificent estates and historic villas.
The Tonini castle in Buti, once also a Medici villa with numerous frescoes by Giarrè inside; the fortress of Pietracassa di Lajatico, also mentioned in a document dated 1028 which deals with an exchange of lands and castles. Today the fortress is half destroyed but what remains testifies to the past splendor. Lajatico, today known worldwide for its Teatro del Silenzio: an amphitheater created by exploiting the natural conformation of a hill of which the well-known artist Andrea Bocelli is the president.
The Rocca del Brunelleschi in Vicopisano, who carried out a project believed to be revolutionary at the time. Construction began in 1435, the fortification incorporated a 12th-century tower, which became the keep of the fortress with its still medieval structure. The real novelty consisted of a set of drawbridges intended, when withdrawn, to isolate parts of the fortress from the rest.
Rocca Sillana di Pomarance, rises at a height of about 500 meters and dominates the Cecina valley and the streams of the Possera, and Pavone, its foundation dates back to the thirteenth century. and it became important in that it pushed back the troops of Philip of Aragon.
Getting even closer to the city of Pisa are the Verruca Fortress in the municipality of Calci, more precisely in Caprona.
This stronghold was present since 780 and was ideally placed to control the Arno river and its plain down to the sea. The walls represent one of the few examples of bastion made with stones of various kinds in place of the characteristic terracotta bricks used at the time for works of military architecture. Also in Calci we find the wonderful Certosa di Calci, a former Carthusian monastery founded in 1366. It currently houses the Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa.
Finally, worthy of note, the Rocca di Ripafratta of San Giuliano Terme, a fortification that has always been contested in the alternate struggles between Pisa and Lucca, as the fulcrum of the vast defensive system of this delicate border area and seems to date back to before the year 1000.
The choice to improve your quality of life to settle in a naturalistic and history-rich context like this, a stone's throw from the renowned Tower of Pisa, also includes relying on a company where professionalism and seriousness will accompany you in this new style of life. Broker Immobiliare Exclusive Real Estate, offers for sale prestigious and luxurious historic villas, charming old farmhouses and wonderful estates in this beautiful hilly area.
Broker Immobiliare Exclusive Real Estate offers for sale prestigious villas and farmhouses on the Pisan hills
Villa Soraya, immersed in a park of over 1 hectare, is a splendid luxury historical residence from the 1700s for sale on the Pisan hills, beautifully restored, a masterpiece of art and architecture.
Tenuta Morgana, splendid estate with villa for sale on the Pisan hills, ideal environment for those who want to realize the dream of a country estate where to produce their own oil and wine or, for those looking for a high-level agritourism activity with winery and olive growing.
Tenuta Il Cavallino, inserted in a unique landscape context, on the gentle Pisan hills, this splendid luxury property for sale is a true oasis of peace, where you can enjoy maximum privacy and tranquility, living in direct contact with the surrounding nature.
Casale La Tartaruga, surrounded by greenery with splendid open views, in total privacy, this splendid stone farmhouse for sale on the Pisan hills, expertly and finely renovated, with a panoramic terrace, large land and swimming pool.
Villa Flora, beautiful villa of the early '900 for sale on the hills of Pisa, located in a panoramic position, in one of the most beautiful Tuscan contexts, presents the typical characteristics of the stately manor houses, with a rich decorative system and refined period finishes.