«Casa Sotto la Torre 'is on the magazine CasAntica n 57 (month January / February 2014) with a wonderful article !!!!!
The house 'Casa Sotto la Torre', Casa Cielo, is located in the shadow of the medieval Clock Tower, still working.
Immersed in the green chestnut groves that surround the entire country.
The farmhouse is divided into four large houses: 'Casa Cielo' 'Casa Terra' 'Casa Pietra' and 'Casa Il Nido'
Exposed completely to the south, Casa Cielo offers from its windows, a panorama that has no equal, where, further down, set among tall firs, is the ancient Pieve of the village.
Casa Cielo has the entrance next to the road. The first environment that meets is the room where they were originally put to dry chestnuts, which with the mushrooms were the basis of the economy of the place. A curtain hides the boiler room and the laundry. The actual entrance, on the top of the staircase, is represented by the living room. The beautiful fireplace you find is in stone.
The kitchen was built in what was originally the kitchen itself.
The corridors have been kept intact, and there are three bedrooms and a bathroom.
Casa Cielo's large bathroom was originally part of an attic, which during the Second World War was an observation point for the Germans. The original and original beam was destroyed by a bomb and replaced. A curiosity: the towel holders are made with old gutter supports.
The entrance to a bedroom, which overlooks the corridor, has the particularity of having access to a private balcony from where you can admire the beautiful landscape.
One of the rooms is characterized by the fascinating beam in original chestnut.
Casa Cielo also has a beautiful private terrace-solarium where you can lie in the sun or enjoy an excellent glass of Tuscan wine in the evening.
The garden is characterized by multi-level rocky walls full of walking paths with beautiful flowers, pots of herbs and vineyards covered with pylons. Here we can experience that delicious feeling of "old Italy" that every tourist wants. Sitting outside in one of the many benches writing or reading ... This would be a perfect place to spend a month or more for a writer, painter or anyone looking for beauty or a place to think and be creative.
Boveglio is a delightful medieval village where Casa Sotto la Torre is located, can be reached by car driving north for 15 kilometers on the narrow, SP 55 of Collodi or south for 10 km on the SP 55 from Bagni de Lucca. The house is located on the SP55 just at the northwest entrance of the village of Boveglio. There is a bus service to and from Pescia, but a car is probably needed. We found two good restaurants and a small but well-stocked grocery market in a village called Benabbio, 5 kilometers north of Boveglio.
Great location for day trips to Florence, Lucca, Garfagnana and all of Tuscany in general ... Also for the fabulous Cinque Terre in Liguria ...
Brief history: The farmhouse dates back to the late 1700s, and has just been restored by the owners keeping intact the characteristics of Tuscan architecture, with exposed stone walls, paved in hand-made bricks and ceilings in chestnut beams and bricks.
The furniture is the original and the atmosphere that you breathe is that of the past, where the pace of life seems to slow down ....
The first document referring to Boveglio dates back to 757 AD. c. The village is enclosed within the walls, and has a very rich artistic heritage, where stands the imposing Clock Tower, which in medieval times also served as a tower for the sighting of enemy armies.
The current economy of the country is linked to agriculture in the collection of chestnuts, where flour is excellent, and to the development of quality tourism.Get the full listing »