€47k Italian Farm House for Sale in Fabbriche di Vallico, Lucca Region

€47k For this Rustic Italian Farm House for Sale in Fabbriche di Vallico, Lucca.

Region, 2 hours to Florence, 1 hour to Lucca. The village is famous for its fabulous bridge & the lovely river running through.  Ponte Colandi at Fabbriche di Vallico, Province of Lucca

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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This lovely stone farm house for sale in Tuscany is near the small hamlet of S. Pellegrinetto at about 1000 m above sea level and in a peaceful, tranquil area. It has about 80m² over 2 levels with lovely views & about 3000m² of terraced hillside terrain to create your gardens, your fruit trees, your arbors & seating areas in the hot, Tuscan sun.

As always with the rustics, there’s plenty of work to do, but this one is in good shape & the fixes are largely cosmetic, to get started.Luxury Holiday home for sale in Italy, house for sale in Italy, buy a house in Italy, Italy Farmhouse to restore, house for sale in Italy, House for sale in Tuscany, Move to Italy #MovetoItaly #ristrutturazionecasa #ristrutturazione #Italy_dreams #Italy_dream #Italydreaming #Italydreamer #Italydreamwillcometrue #italywishlist #italy #venditacasaindipendente #venditacasavacanze

It’s cozy, and could be a lovely winter retreat as well as a summer hideaway. The ground floor entrance opens directly into the living room with nice sized  fireplace, pretty beamed ceilings, whitewashed stone walls & terracotta floors.
Not sure we entirely agree with that particular shade of green as the focal accent color, but for the moment it holds a certain charm! There are some sweet & rustic architectural details throughout.
The kitchen area is quaint but could use some improvement…Luxury Holiday home for sale in Italy, house for sale in Italy, buy a house in Italy, Italy Farmhouse to restore, house for sale in Italy, House for sale in Tuscany, Move to Italy #MovetoItaly #ristrutturazionecasa #ristrutturazione #Italy_dreams #Italy_dream #Italydreaming #Italydreamer #Italydreamwillcometrue #italywishlist #italy #venditacasaindipendente #venditacasavacanze
– There are two double bedrooms of decent size.
– and an additional smaller single bedroom.

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As always, with these bargain properties, it’s important to keep in mind that Italy has been economically distressed for some time now. Add in the factor of 2 years of lockdown & COVID and people just aren’t able to keep up with properties, even modest ones, that they can’t afford. Now really is an excellent time to buy, but don’t be too critical of décor & habitable standards.
We think it’s best to appreciate what we can find for such small prices, and work to revitalize these areas with the trade we can provide to the locals as we renovate & restore some of these super cool properties.
Water & electric are present & working and as always the house needs modernization works & your personal touch. We’d probably trim that tree back a bit to take advantage of those views, just sayin’. Luxury Holiday home for sale in Italy, house for sale in Italy, buy a house in Italy, Italy Farmhouse to restore, house for sale in Italy, House for sale in Tuscany, Move to Italy #MovetoItaly #ristrutturazionecasa #ristrutturazione #Italy_dreams #Italy_dream #Italydreaming #Italydreamer #Italydreamwillcometrue #italywishlist #italy #venditacasaindipendente #venditacasavacanze Nearby is a phenomenal natural wonder, The Grotta del Vento (Grotto of Wind) in Fornovolasco, Lucca… The Grotta del Vento is located in the center of one of the most evocative areas of the Apuan Alps Natural Park, characterized by rugged rocky peaks, slender ridges, vertical walls, immense panoramas. Further down, vast forests cover the sides of deep valleys crossed by streams that in some places have carved particularly spectacular canyons.Luxury Holiday home for sale in Italy, house for sale in Italy, buy a house in Italy, Italy Farmhouse to restore, house for sale in Italy, House for sale in Tuscany, Move to Italy #MovetoItaly #ristrutturazionecasa #ristrutturazione #Italy_dreams #Italy_dream #Italydreaming #Italydreamer #Italydreamwillcometrue #italywishlist #italy #venditacasaindipendente #venditacasavacanze The karst phenomenon is present everywhere, with large areas of absorption, chasms, crevices and sinkholes under which the water has dug a dense network of tunnels, wells and halls forming a large complex of underground cavities. Among these, the Wind Grotto, equipped for tourist visits, is by far the most important, both for its length and for the extraordinary variety of aspects that make it a true encyclopedia of deep karst, in which all evolutionary processes are still ongoing.The Wind Grotto – Grotte Turistiche Italiane

A 10-minute walk from this soon to be charming & restored house takes you to the small medieval village of s. Pellegrinetto and directly from the property it is possible to leave for excursions along the paths of the cai that lead to Pania and the surrounding peaks. Ideal property for mountain lovers and tranquility.
Ponte Colandi is considered one of the most beautiful bridges in the Turrite Secca Valley. Ponte Colandi is also called Ponte della Dogana because it was once a customs post.Il Ponte della DoganaLuxury Holiday home for sale in Italy, house for sale in Italy, buy a house in Italy, Italy Farmhouse to restore, house for sale in Italy, House for sale in Tuscany, Move to Italy #MovetoItaly #ristrutturazionecasa #ristrutturazione #Italy_dreams #Italy_dream #Italydreaming #Italydreamer #Italydreamwillcometrue #italywishlist #italy #venditacasaindipendente #venditacasavacanze
Ponte Colandi is a bridge that connects the two parts of the village of Fabbriche di Vallico, under which the Turrite Cava stream flows. This bridge is important because historically the dividing line between the territory of the Republic of Lucca and the Duchy of Estense passed here.
In the hamlet of Colandi, there was the customs office established to tax the transportation of goods that crossed the mountains to the north and were brought to the different markets in Lucca province.Lucca Tuscany - Ponte Colandi Luxury Holiday home for sale in Italy, house for sale in Italy, buy a house in Italy, Italy Farmhouse to restore, house for sale in Italy, House for sale in Tuscany, Move to Italy #MovetoItaly #ristrutturazionecasa #ristrutturazione #Italy_dreams #Italy_dream #Italydreaming #Italydreamer #Italydreamwillcometrue #italywishlist #italy #venditacasaindipendente #venditacasavacanze
Near the stone slab where the procedures for passing products in the Lucca area were carried out, there was and still is a cell that served as a prison for those who did not pay taxes on iron items. Indeed, the whole structure of the customs post is still intact.
This customs post has existed since 1429, when, after the death of Paolo Guinigi, Lord of Lucca, Fabbriche di Vallico and other villages in the Middle Serchio Valley, made obedience to Duke Niccol ò d ‘ Este, to escape to the wars between the Pisans and Florentines fighting to take possession of the territory. The river stayed the front of continuous battles for at least a century and a half, until in 1600 the Duchy of Modena was formed and the battles moved elsewhere.

Very few of the old customs posts in Tuscany are also well preserved. And speaking of taxes in Italy……

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