The position of San Miniato has always been considered strategic: in the past times many battles were fought between Pisa and Florence for its achievement. The old town of San Miniato was built on three hills above the Arno valley, and was crossed by the Via Francigena that connected northern Europe with Rome.
The villa is reachable through a private iron gate and has southwest exposure, and is surrounded by the garden of 1800 square meters. It boasts on the ground floor entrance hall, living room with fireplace, studio with fine wood paneling, dining room and kitchen separated by a brick arch, bathroom with dressing room and access to the basement, with cellar and bread oven. On the first floor we find hallway, master bedroom with window and terrace with views over the Arno valley and the Apuan Alps, a second master bedroom very bright thanks to two openings, study and two further bedrooms with large bathroom.
The 660 square meters of the villa includes also a second unit the secondary unit dedicated space once the residence of the family of the owners service, with entrance in the northeast side.
Nearby the villa also a dependance with private garden of 447 square meters, with a surface of 275 square meters, needing cosmetic works. The dependance can be purchased for 600.000 euros extra.
San Miniato divides, with its hilly profile, the Arno Valley, full of activities and settlements, and its vast rural hinterland. On the map, “San Miniato” is between the Florentine hills area of Montespertoli, the Elsa Valley, San Gimignano and the Pisan countryside from the Valdera to the Etruscan Volterra, whose monuments can be seen on clear days, from the highest hill.
The first news about the territory of San Miniato dates from 938. In a 1195 documt it is shown that the area was occupied by over fifty churches with their rural communities.
Not surprisingly, therefore, that the San Miniato countryside still has numerous small villages, villas, churches and castles.