Villa in Pietrasanta, Tuscany, Italy
Beautiful rustic close to the sea
The entrance to the house is via a short driveway that leads to the driveway gate, inside a well-kept garden, enriched with various fruit trees. Flowers and palm trees surround the house on all sides, giving a feeling of well-being and pleasure. A covered parking space on the corner and other places are available. Adjacent to the kitchen is a covered patio for lunch and dinner with stone flooring that enhances the comodity of daily living.
The outside of the house offers a clever combination of brick, stone and mandolato with typical colors of rural Tuscany; an ancient exterior stone staircase has been restored to impart movement to the facade as well as the ancient brick arches. On one of the sides of the house, one cannot notice a beautiful external chimney made in stone and brick.
Upon entering through the guests entrance there is the living room paved with marble and a monumental fireplace made from a stone portal in 1200 with furnishings that reflect the style of the first '900. Adjacent to the living room features a bathroom with marble finishes. The dining room is furnished in period style and is located near the kitchen, also in style and equipped with separate pantry and laundry room. A marble staircase leads upstairs where there is an attic furnished studio, a hallway leading to a bedroom, a twin bedroom, a marble bathroom, a double bedroom and a large bathroom in the first style '900. All windows and openings have a garden view.
Pietrasanta is a historic medieval and artistic town in northern Tuscany sometimes called the City of the Artists or Small Athens for its marble studios and monuments. The town has Roman origins but the modern town was named after his founder Guiscardo Pietrasanta who built it in the mid-thirteenth century as part of the republic of Lucca.
It is an important centre for working marble and served as a marble source by Michelangelo. Several international artists live or work here and there are art galleries and exhibits.
Pietrasanta is in northern Tuscany in a nice position below the Apuan Alps, famous for their marble quarries. It is in the Versilia coastal area, 3 km inland. Pietrasanta is 20 km from both Viareggio (on the coast) and Carrara to the north and 35 km from Pisa to the south.
• Piazza del Duomo is the large main square. Here you will find cafes, people, art exhibits, the town's principal buildings, and of course the Duomo.
• The Duomo, Church of S.Martino, dominates the square. Built in the fourteenth century. The exterior is covered with marble and inside are murals by Aldemollo and other important works of art.
• The Bruno Antonuci Archaeology Museum is inside the 16th century Palazzo Moroni on Piazza del Duomo. Exhibits range from prehistoric and Etruscan to medieval and Renaissance objects.
• Tower of the Hours, Torre delle Ore, which current look dates back to 1860.
• Bozzetti Sculpture Museum shows sketches, models and drawings of sculptures carried out by hundreds of Italian and foreign artists who worked at Pietrasanta, such as Botero, Cascella, Theimer, etc.
• Rocca di Sala and Guinigi Palace sits on a hill behind the city centre. The fortress was restructured in the fourteenth century and Paul Giunigi.
Pietrasanta, Tuscany, Italy