Beautifully Restored! This apartment is on the top (2nd) floor of a very tastefully restored Tuscan palazzo/villa in a quiet hilltop village 30 minutes east of Pisa. It comprises a well proportioned sitting room with kitchen and dining area, 2 spacious double/twin bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and a private hallway. The décor is typically Tuscan with beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. It is furnished with traditional painted furniture.
Ideal as a self-catering holiday rental with a swimming pool in the shared gardens, there are stunning views over the Tuscan hills from all the rooms. It is perfectly located 10 minutes drive from the main road link between Pisa and Florence. A perfect base for touring as well as relaxing by the pool. There is are simple shops a Post Office and Bank ATM along the main street from the front door with supermarkets and restaurants all nearby, the closest being on the main road to Ponsacco. All modern conveniences including central heating and air conditioning. Come and enjoy a lovely piece of Tuscany!
So much to See and Do!!: Tuscany is renowned throughout the world for its breathtaking landscapes, its classical art and its rich history. The rolling Tuscan landscape is punctuated by Florentine cypresses, terraces of olives, bursting vineyards and stunning hilltop towns and villages. The cities are packed with cultural attractions, whether you want to browse and photograph the beautiful architecture, visit many of the churches or galleries to appreciate the wealth of medieval and renaissance art and sculpture. Driving around Tuscany is a visual feast to be enjoyed at leisure. There is so much to appreciate within 45 minutes of Soiana alone. The drive to Volterra, a fabulous hilltop Etruscan city to the south of Soiana, is a beautiful experience. You may want to just stop and paint it!!
So much to Eat!!: Food is one of the great Italian passions and Tuscany is full of fantastic Restaurants, Cafes and Bars. The cuisine is based in simple peasant food relying on basic staples such as olive oil, for which the region is renowned, tomatoes, beans, hams and salamis. Pasta is followed by grilled or roast meats or pan fried fish. Cheeses include Pecorina and Ricotta. Delicious snacks like Bruschetta are a must! The raw materials are all available in the markets and shops - so start cooking!
So much to Drink!!: Tuscany is a great wine producer and probably the most famous is Chianti. Although Brunnello di Montalcino and Sassicaia are considered Tuscany's primo wines, there are many others that are superb. Aperitivos are another wonderful pastime! Enjoy a glass of Prosecco or a Campari Orange at a bar in an old piazza and watch the world go by!!