This is the ideal residence for those who are looking for privacy, the quiet of nature, the sea view and the history of this property. This rustic building is located in Corsanico, a charming hamlet of the municipality of Massarosa, whose origins date back to 150 BC., loved by many artists for its secrecy and tranquility, for its privileged position on the hills, from which you can enjoy the view of the islands of the Tuscan archipelago.
The name “Ricordi” given to this typical home of the Tuscan hill villages, is inspired by a film by the great Marcello Mastroianni one of the visitors to this wonderful property.
The surrounding land, of about 11000 square meters, is composed of a large garden enriched by ancient Roman walls that enclose a solarium area with swimming pool, with a shape that recalls the Roman baths; a private road leads, along the hills and through a forest to a further flat area.
The property for sale, to be completely renovated, for a total of about 350 square meters, spreads over three floors at staggered levels, all connected by an ancient and very particular spiral wooden staircase, built by an important local artist , beyond a basement with cellar.
You can enter directly from the kitchen, as was the case in the classic rural houses of the area, going up a couple of steps you reach a dining area and the living room, all with splendid old fireplaces; ground floor is completed by an additional room and a bathroom.
On the mezzanine floor, there is a spacious double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and on the first floor three connected rooms of various sizes and the large master bedroom.
The second floor proposes the same conformation and subdivision as the first level.
Going up the tower we find a large terrace overlooking the valley and the sea. Inside there is a volume of glass, used by the artist who lived there, as a painting room.
The old-world charm of the rooms remains intact, thanks to the ceiling with exposed beams and terracotta mezzanines, the antique wooden interior doors and the splendid terracotta floor.
Attached to the first estate unit there is an additional volume of three floors that can allow to expand the existing premises at all levels.
The property, through a wise and complete renovation, aimed at preserving the old charm and the typical features of the place, can be transformed into a prestigious residence or an interesting solution for those who want to invest and create a unique Relais. Show more Show less
The country house for sale in Tuscany, is located in the municipality of Massarosa and is about 10 km from the centre of Massarosa and 4 km from Stiava. The hamlet has different facilities such as pharmacy, post office, bar, restaurant, food and other shops that can be easily reached on foot, the sea and the beaches of the sea coast of Viareggio are about 10 km away. Massarosa, town of Roman origins, is a major tourist, agricultural and industrial centre, located to the west of Viareggio between Sarzanese road and Massaciuccoli lake and has a territorial structure spread among hills, plains and lakes. The area is dotted with a lot of exclusive villas (dating back to the 16th and 19th centuries), villages and historical churches. Massarosa is also well known for its natural beauties, especially for the famous Massaciuccoli Lake inside the natural Park of Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli. The park extends along the coastline between Pisa and Lucca and also includes the former Presidential Estate of San Rossore, the pinewoods of Tombolo and Macchia Lucchese. In 2005 the Park was awarded with the European Diploma of Protected Areas and, thanks to its rich fauna, is a LIPU oasis, as well. The most outstanding hilly areas, if considered from a panoramic point of view along the shoreline, are Corsanico, Bargecchia, Mommio Castello, Montignano and Pieve a Elici, where one can appreciate breathtaking natural sights, historical and artistic beauties, immersed in the greenery and tranquility. From those hilly areas, the centre of Massarosa, the seaside and the beaches of the famous Versilia Riviera can be conveniently reached by car in just a few minutes. The hilly hinterland allows to go walking, cycling or horse riding on the old paths of the pilgrims along the Via Francigena.