The house looks over the valley of Certaldo - a view worthy of the Tuscan Renaissance painters! This area, known for its enchanting trekking paths, is in the very midst of the most famous Tuscan tourist venues.
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This is the third year, for us, in airbnb. These two years was a great experience. We met a lot of nice and friendly persons, from everywhere in the world! I want to tank warmly all our beautiful guests for their lovely presence and for their nice reviews. I hope to meet them again! We enjoy waiting new guests and share with them our beloved place...Now spring is coming and our country become, day by day, nicer, with new flowers and colors!
Spring is a really good season for tourism, cities and places of interest are easy to visit and it's charming to walk in the country's paths.
What charmed me most, the first time I saw the house, was the amazing landscape, the extraordinary panorama of wide open spaces and vast horizons.
The house is on the top of a hill above the Certaldo valley and looking out the windows one can count nine different layers of hills before reaching the mountains on the horizon, the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Appenines. Sunset is the most beautiful time of the day; the play of sunlight, color and clouds creates a true spectacle in the sky. Five million years ago the valley below was a marine lagoon. Walking around one finds perfectly preserved fossil seashells. I have used some of these fossil seashells and stones worn smooth by the river to decorate the antique kitchen sink.
The view into the valley includes the medieval town of Certaldo, birthplace of Giovanni Boccacio, as well as San Gimignano, another medieval town famous for its numerous towers, and the dome of the church of Semifonte, the mysterious ancient city destroyed by the Florentines in 1202. Florence’s Porta Romana is only 25 minutes away, San Gimignano 30, and Siena 40. Pisa and its international airport are only an hour away, as are both Volterra and Lucca. In an hour and a half one reaches the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Here we are, practically in the center of the most famous and beautiful sights in the Chianti area and Tuscany in general. In a corner under the ceiling of the porch a family of swallows has its nest and they fly back and forth chirping and chattering keeping us all company.
Smoking only outside, not allowed in the apartment
Travelling and writing have always been my passions and my work. I am a writer and a journalist and I work on humanitarian projects. We have two dogs, one large and one small.
Antonio, my husband: A physician with a career in occupational medicine and a homeopath, he treats patients, and also our olive trees, with Bach flowers, of which he is a connoisseur.
Viaggiare e scrivere sono sempre state le mie passioni e il mio lavoro. Sono giornalista, sceneggiatrice e scrittrice e mi occupo di progetti umanitari. Abbiamo due cani, uno grande e uno piccolo. Antonio, mio marito,
E’ medico del lavoro e omeopata. Cura i suoi pazienti, ma anche i nostri ulivi, con i fiori di Bach, di cui è un appassionato conoscitore.