The territory of Crete Senesi contains all of those things which we have come to associate with Tuscany.
The view around the property is phenomenal, in the middle of the Crete Senesi.
An incredibly unique place to live and possibly to start your own Bed and Breakfast or agriturismo on a hilltop in Rapolano Terme in the heart of the Crete Senesi in the region of Siena.
It is not only an oasis of peace and tranquillity, but also an ideal base from where to explore this part of Tuscany to some of Italy’s most famous towns and cities.
The asking price is € 270,000 costs to the purchaser
The road: along the front of the house is shared with the neighbours, but we can possibly change this to a private road after making agreements.
Water: There is a natural water source which provides the house with its own water. The water is not potable for human or animals, it must first be filtered or simply buy the drinking water from the supermarket. The spring water is suitable for all other activities though, such as for the bathrooms, washing machine, irrigation, etc.
The main building is 250 sqm:
On the ground floor: There are several rooms, these are designated as cantina storage. It is maybe possible to realize a large house here or several rooms with bathrooms.
On the first floor:
Living room with a roof terrace, 2 spacious bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom.
The outbuildings 275 sqm:
1- a ruin of about 45 sqm: it may be rebuilt, but only as a terrace or for storage.
2- different outbuildings / former stables. are linked together. These may be renovated and converted into living spaces. In total, it concerns approximately 230 sqm.
Has own land of 20 acres (8 hectares).
Please note, this may not be the properties exact location due to security reasons.
Serre di Rapolano 3 km
Rapolano Terme 3.6 km
Sinalunga 18 km
Lucignano 20 km
Monte San Savino 25 km
Siena 30 km
Florence 95 km
Florence international airport 100 km
Pisa international airport 145 km
Rome international airport Fiumicino 243 km
The territory of Crete Senesi contains all of those things which we have come to associate with Tuscany: a landscape of gently undulating hills, lined with cypress trees and covered by a patchwork of fields, olive groves and vineyards; a place where to find tiny rural villages, fascinating hill top towns, and great art cities.
Siena conserves an incredible quantity of historic buildings and artistic treasures. The stunning Cathedral and Santa Maria della Scala survey the city from on high.
In the city’s museums, masterpieces by artists such as Simone Martini, Jacopo della Quercia, Duccio da Buoninsegna and Pinturicchio can be admired.
Landscape painting in Tuscany
The Crete Senesi commence just beyond the gates of the city, extending over some five hundred square kilometers of countryside characterized by the ochre-tinged soil used by Renaissance artists to create the famous Sienna yellow.
One of the first towns to greet us on our journey southwards is that of Asciano, a town protected by a 14th century perimeter wall, within which we find the Museum of Sacred Art housing Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s painting of “St Michael slaying the dragon”.
Revolutionary houses of worship
Rows of cypress trees shelter the nearby Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore: a Benedictine monastic complex which, with its beautiful frescoed cloisters, pays homage to the artistic revolution of the Italian Renaissance.
Travelling onwards through the Ombrone Valley, we make a detour so as to visit the Abbey of San Galgano. The neighboring Chapel of San Galgano contains a number of important frescoes by Lorenzetti.
L’abbazia di Monte Oliveto MaggioreTypical products : Wine and cheese
A seemingly infinite procession of grapevines accompanies us along the road leading to Montalcino. This Medieval hilltop town is famous for the production of one of the world’s most highly prized wines: the Brunello of Montalcino. Whilst in the vicinity of Montalcino, it is well worth making the short detour to see the superb Romanesque abbey of S.Antimo.
Bagno Vignoni : an ancient spa
Beyond the valley lies Bagno Vignoni, a tiny spa town known since ancient times for the beneficial properties of its thermal waters. A large bath, filled by a constant flow of warm spring water, is located right in the center of Bagno Vignoni.
The Crete Senesi are four communities that enfold a magic territory: the ancient desert of Accona.