€47k For this stunning Village house set atop a tower in the birthplace of André #Bocelli.
In a medieval, historic town known for its architecture & stunning views over the rolling hills of Tuscany, Lajatico is just 30kms from #Florence. This remarkable property is ready for you to transform into your holiday home in #Tuscany… are you ready to #movetoItaly?
There’s a terrace, a grand terrace, with incredible, panoramic views over Volterra, upon which to rest, socialize & leave all your cares behind as you sip your Aperol. The terrace alone is worth a million bucks, seriously. Not even kidding.
Yes; this is the ‘interior’ such as it is, so again, yes, this property needs 90% restoration & transformation, it’s just a shell, BUT the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Architects have drawn up excellent propositions, provided by the estate agent (link at bottom of page, as always.) It’s simple, precise & takes in all the advantages.
Seriously, how totally cool is this? And…. we’ll say we’d start our offer at €25k and settle in the mid-30s as a cash buyer. Live here, invest as a rental property, make your retire in Italy dream come true… it doesn’t get much better than this. Local holiday rentals are fetching about €100 per night in this town…. It wouldn’t take much effort to offset your investment here.This is the view from down below. It’s accessed by the charming cobblestone road above. Maybe this is another entrance too! Oooh, we love mysteries & secrets!This is the village street view with the property just there on the right.
and this is the view of the property is just there on the left with the single sloped roof. There’s still big old beams there, possibly to restore, but it’s not a lot of roof to address, so just a small portion of your renovation budget. Be bold, be brave, and it’s a single pitch, so seriously, not a huge challenge at all. We’d hit that wall with a pressure washer and repoint with a lime mortar – if it even needs it.
Check out this terrace though… it’s just thrilling and more than doubles your living space. Every millimeter of renovation on this property is worth it. Seriously. We estimate putting no more than 50k at the most into it. You’ve got salvageable roof beams, you can run your electric & water easily, it’s a very simple layout, then you can use your own elbow grease to bring that terrace & garden back to life.
Located in the absolute heart of Italy, the large (8,800 square miles), somewhat circular region of Tuscany is covered with postcard-perfect hilltop hamlets, most dating back to the Middle Ages.
The streets wind along the pretty palaces and buildings and lead to the Piazza Vittorio Veneto. There are plenty of shops and cafes and just a nice atmosphere to enjoy. The Torre Civica is the symbol not just of Lajatico but of the entire Valdera.
As you walk around the picturesque streets, you’ll see lots of photos and posters of Andrea Bocelli. Lajatico has more than a mild devotion to the internationally acclaimed tenor – they adore him, because this is his hometown. In fact, despite Lajatico’s long and impressive history as a Medici seat and a strategic town at the border of the territories of Pisa and Florence, it became famous only in recent years, because of Bocelli.
Bocelli remains as devoted to his birthplace as they are to him; so much so that he built a beautiful amphitheater here where he performs, along with other illustrious musicians, once a year. The park is called Il Teatro del Silenzio, and is a gorgeous place that comes alive with the sweet sounds of music, then goes back to silence, like a musical Brigadoon studded with artwork.
Volterra consists of rolling hillside vineyards, cypress-lined drives, farmhouses and other exhilarating flashes of iconic imagery. Far off the beaten wine trails, Volterra offers a perspective on Tuscany that’s uniquely Etruscan—reflecting the region’s indigenous population (Etruschi) for whom the Romans named the region.
With commanding mountaintop views, alabaster mines and an important collection of Etruscan and Roman artifacts—Volterra was the last Etruscan stronghold to fall to the conquering Romans—the town really has an authentic Tuscan feel.
Lajatico is home to about 1,300 people and is in the hills between the Era and Sterza rivers. It is part of the Valdera (valley of the Era), and you’ll find woods, waterfalls, springs and other natural delights, so going for a walk in the area is always pleasant.
Towns along the route, such as Lucca, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena, experienced economic booms that fueled the artistic and institutional momentum of the Renaissance. Italian cuisine benefited as well: Spices and exotic ingredients like chocolate were carried here from faraway lands.
We couldn’t be more enthusiastic about this property. As an empty shell, you really are limited only by your imagination, especially at this price. Location, location, location screams the loudest. The charming village, the world class, truly Tuscan panoramic views are to die for!