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published on 17/04/2019 14:21:36 section News and events
sarteano (siena)

A recently photographed property that has much impressed me is that of a Tuscan farmhouse with an ancient history; finds from the Roman period.

La dimora dei Romani ’ consists of the main building, which is about 450 square metres in size on three levels and two outbuildings that are partially underground and are currently being used for storage. The property includes about 2.5 ha of land in which there are 400 olive trees and its most impressive feature; a beautiful and charming 12m x 12m fresh water spring. This is as well as a very important stone wall which was discovered below the West façade of the main building which dates back to the Roman period. Access is from a remote controlled gate entering into a perfect well maintained garden. There are also stone facades and brick inserts with the whole property enjoying an excellent sunny position with a southwest exposure with the sun illuminating the farmhouse all day.

The extremely scenic property, although located in a tranquil area, is still close to all amenities, and would be perfect as a main residence. At the same time, given its historic significance, the farmhouse could be used as a good example of its type for special dinners and events.

The property is located in Sarteano, a town of historic importance and outstanding natural beauty and it is located in the foothills of the Val d'Orcia in a plateau on the Val di Chiana border. The town's medieval past can be seen by its castle, which is the main feature of Sarteano’s architectural landscape as well as its many churches. The museum, which is located in the sixteenth century Palazzo Gabrielli, is only a short walk from the main square and is home to finds from the numerous Etruscan cemeteries in the area. The relatively mild climate and proximity to cities such as Siena, Perugia and Arezzo, makes Sarteano a good location at any time of year. Sarteano is easily accessible by car or train, given its proximity to the A1 motorway exit and Chiusi train station.

The beautiful outdoor space, the tranquil position and the relaxing sound of the spring made this a very pleasant photo shoot. It’s such a pity that it was in winter as the beauty of this property can’t be fully appreciated!

Edited by Silvia Piovanello and translated by Tanya Pia Starrett


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