“The Castle” in a wildlife park, panorama view, swimming pool – Micciano, Pomarance, Pisa

“The Castle” in a wildlife park, panorama view, swimming pool – Micciano, Pomarance, Pisa

The charming country house

An ancient Agostinian hermitage is now a charming country house with swimming pool (dipped into a natural reserve area) in the very heart of the etrurian Tuscany, between Volterra and the sea.
A specially “neat place” since it has been constructed with bio-compatible material and in total absence of electromagnetic fields. There are no electric pylons, and the only energy source there, consists in a modern micro-generator that produces hot water and electricity at the same time, there is no source of pollution.
The rooms are built on the very principles of feng-shui, they are named after the five chinese elements, and are furnished with valuable old pieces that have been choosed and cared for by Francesco and his wife themselves.

Castle Francesco in short

  • About 380 QM.
  • A small reception
  • A comfortable dining room with tables and chairs for up to 30 people and a big fireplace
  • A Kitchen with cosy furniture apt to the use and a professional stove
  • A big recreational/ sport room furnished with chairs
  • The sacred cave with a small wine cellar for those who appreciate wine properly
  • 6 charming bedrooms (a double room, 4 double rooms with divan bed for two in addition, one
  • room with 3 bunk beds that can keep up to 6 people). All double beds can be separated.
  • 6 bathrooms (4 furnished with shower, one with bathtub, one with no shower and no tub).
  • One bathroom with shower placed in the living area.
  • A store room
  • A wide wooden outdoor terrace with tables and chairs for 30 people, with sight on the forest and the sea
  • Private park of 45 hectare
  • Outdoors swimming pool (mt. 9.5 x 5.5, max depth 1.30 mt.) with external shower
  • Whirlpool with warmed water
  • Wooden solarium with sun bed, deckchairs, beach umbrella
  • Barbecue
  • 6 chaises longues placed on the outdoors circular stone platform with view on the forest and the sea
  • The Ancient Spring footpath, a small path that leads to an old spring sided with stone seats where meetings or little events can be arranged.


The garden

You can enjoy a private park over 45 hectares wide, a huge space only for yourself. In the park you can have a walk, run, ride a mountain bike or simply relax.
You can also walk along the Ancient Spring footpath, a small path that leads to an old spring sided with stone seats.
The tree house and the American Indian tepee
There are also available a playing field for volleyball or bowls.

The panoramic sight terrace

From the panoramic terrace you can enjoy a breath-taking view, from the wood to the blue sea.
Placed on the north-west side of the hose, the terrace is furnished with tables and chairs and beach umbrella ready for your meals in the open air.
Right here are the wood oven and the barbecue where you can grill, bake your bread or pizza as well as any other specialty!
Along the sides of the terrace you will find also some chaises longues just for your relax!
Since 2014 Whirlpool with warmed water on the terrace.

The swimming pool

Close to the building with a terrific view on the sea, the swimming pool outdoors is matched with a wooden solarium with sun bed, deckchairs, and beach umbrella.

Castle Francesco’s roundabouts: Monterufoli’s Natural Reserve

The landscape surrounding the castle is a huge wonderful forest over 2,500 hectares wide. The natural reserve of Monterufoli-Caselli is crossed by 15 km. of beaten tracks easy to follow and shadowed even in the hottest days, ideal for walking and biking.
For further information on the Natural Reserve you can visit these sites: Comunita’ montana alta val di Cecina and riserva naturale.

Tipical towns and villages worth visiting:

Medieval villages on the Etrurian Coast: Bibbona, Bolgheri Castagneto Carducci, Casale Marittimo: 30 km – 40 km
Volterra: 30 km; Famous for alabaster’s extraction and modelling, it has a beautiful Etrurian historical centre of the town.
San Gimignano: 60 km; Due to its characteristic medieval architecture of its historical centre, it has been declared mankind property by Unesco.
Livorno: 54 km; Placed alongside the Mar Ligure’s coast, Livorno is one of the most important Italians port, both commercial and turistical.
Siena: 80 km; The city is universally known for its artistic heritage and for its substantial presence of medieval architectural elements as well as for its famous Palio; the town centre is also have been.
Pisa: 92 km; A legend reports that Pisa has been founded by some Trojan refugees coming from a Greek toown bearing the same name, and placed near the Alfeo river.
Firenze: 105 km; Declared as men-kind property by the UNESCO, is the town where renaissance had its origin and it is considered one of the most beautiful towns in the world.
Montecatini Val di Cecina, renown for its mines and for the wine production; Montescudaio beautiful Tuscan hamlet, where a very fine wine is produced; Cecina Mare with its pine-wood 12 km. long; Pomaia where the most important buddhist monastery is placed; Rosignano Marittimofamous for its white beaches; Populonia ancient and quite important Etrurian site on Baratti’s Gulf.

Nearby places:

  • Food store and restaurant 5,0 Km – Micciano
  • hops, pharmacy, Ponteginori railway station and police station: 15 km -Ponteginori
  • Cecina railway station: 37 km
  • A12 Rosignano motorway entrance: 38 Km
  • Sea beaches: 40 Km – Marina di Cecina
  • Medieval villages on the Etrurian Coast: Bibbona, Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci, Casale
  • Marittimo:  30 km – 40 km
  • Volterra: 30 km
  • San Gimignano: 60 km
  • Livorno: 54 km
  • Siena: 80 km
  • Pisa: 92 km
  • Firenze: 105 km


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