Farmhouse consisting of 8 comfortable apartments with a beautiful pool
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About Francesco Ruatti
I love my Tuscany and all its old traditions, I like the rural life and all that surrounds it: The discovery of old farmhouses, panoramas and hidden places breathtaking. In this case I was lucky enough to buy and refurbish these houses with love and professionalism, respecting the architectural systems of the past and scrupulously adopting original material of those times. I believe that my sacrifices have been well rewarded, since I am very happy with the final result. I was lucky enough to live in a small village in this part of the land that is one of the most loved and visited in the world. At school I had a certain Andrea Bocelli as a companion, yes, you got it right! the current Maestro Andrea Bocelli, at that time he lived with his parents too, in a small village (Lajatico) a few kilometers from me, where he still performs in concert on time every year, in the beautiful scenery of hills that is ( Theater of Silence). I forgot, a few days ago, as it could happen to you, I met him riding his horse, he stopped to drink something at the bar in the country. In Tuscany this can happen!
Francesco Ruatti purchased this Farmhouse in 1989
Why Francesco Ruatti chose Peccioli
I decided to rent these properties to share with others the strong emotions and sensations that this magnificent place transmits to us!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The Canale Farmhouse is a special place, consisting of two finely restored farmhouses with only 8 apartments with private pool, surrounded by a park of 7,000 square meters enclosed with plants and flowers, where you can find countless games for children and a beautiful swimming pool with all possible comforts. The Agriturismo enjoys a particular position, being located at the confluence of the three provinces: Florence, Pisa and Siena, at most in an hour's drive you can visit all the most important centers of Tuscany, including seaside towns; Located in the open countryside about 2 km from the small medieval village of Montelopio (where the Templars have left their mark), located 500 meters from a characteristic restaurant; around, in a dreamy countryside it is also possible to visit countless ancient villages, where it is possible, besides local crafts, to visit the numerous museums, wineries and taste all our food products, walk or run through our country roads , ride a horse and .............
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Great getaway, nice and quiet
Great place for family to visit Tuscany, you of course need a car to get to the touristic parts but only 20 minutes from the nice wineries. Pool is one of the nicest additions but also the privte patio, BBQ and playground for the kids make it a perfect balance. We will be return next year.
The Canale farmhouse is a beautiful farmhouse completely renovated in 1800, located in the picturesque hills of the province of Pisa, surrounded by lush and pristine nature rich in history and memories of the past.
Located at the confluence of the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Florence, it is a short distance from San Gimignano and Volterra and from the art and history that these cities have expressed.
The same Montelopio, about 1.5 km. from the farmhouse, it is a witness of history: the Etruscans, the Lombards, the Maritime Republic of Pisa, the Templars, the noble families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany left the mark of their passage and their permanence, attracted by this "mountain of wellbeing ".
Arriving at the village you can sit in the characteristic food bar from (Perbacco) where you can go shopping or have breakfast, or take an aperitif with absolute tranquility while sitting comfortably at a table; also you can take advantage of the (Restaurant La Cantina) where Mr. Paolo (owner and chef for passion) will make you taste the typical Tuscan cuisine with his truly exclusive dishes and will suggest you the combination with the excellent local wines expertly produced in his company.
Our area is very well served by innumerable and typical restaurants; among these I can mention one in particular (Ristorante Serravalle) easily reachable on foot where the owner will let you taste her truly exclusive dishes of the typical Tuscan cuisine.
For those wishing to be in direct contact with nature, beautiful nature trails for trekking and mountain biking and for the more sporty who want to rediscover the taste of adventure, 4 km are available facilities for horseback riding along the suggestive paths of our hills, or practice golf in the beautiful Castelfalfi field, with a 22-hole course, as well as a green and a practice bunker.
For the most comfortable dedicated to the care of your body there is 12 km. from our company the exclusive thermal center of Casciana Terme where you can benefit from the line (Spa Treatments, Wellness Center, Cosmetics Line etc.).
Beyond the classic destinations of the most important cities of art that surround us, it is possible to visit the countless villages in the immediate vicinity, although they are of minor interest but certainly rich in remarkable artistic and cultural interest; among the many we mention in the village of Peccioli The Etruscan Museum and in the surrounding countryside the Etruscan excavation of the Sanctuary of Ortaglia dating back to the IX-II century. to. C., the unique Museum of Russian Icons and for the joy of children the Prehistoric Park among the largest and most beautiful in Italy. In the village of Libbiano the Astronomical Observatory Galileo Galilei, in the town of Montefoscoli The Museum of Rural Life, in the village of San Gervasio the Museum of Labor and Rural Civilization; in the town of Capannoli in the splendid Villa Baciocchi in late Baroque style it is possible to visit both the Zoological Museum and the Archaeological Museum.
There are innumerable itineraries of naturalistic interest that wind up in harmony among our hills making us enjoy the beauties of the place, moreover wherever you look up at the sky you can see evocative bell towers and a surprising wealth of churches built over ten centuries.
During the year in the municipality of Peccioli there are many traditional events with gastronomic festivals, with local festivals linked to theatrical events, cultural events of great variety and high level: theater, music, dance, cinema (with special initiatives for boys).
Just 4 km from our company, the tenor Andrea Bocelli performs every year in concert, which, thanks to the presence of numerous international music stars, attracts thousands of people from all over the world.
Andrea Bocelli performs in the "Teatro Del Silenzio", near Lajatico, a magical place surrounded by the green hills surrounding our area. A special occasion that punctually comes back in July and that continues to deeply excite every single spectator.