For Sale: 355 Via Pieve, Buchignano, Camaiore, Italy

Restored fifteenth century home - 355 Via Pieve, Buchignano, Camaiore - in the hills of Tuscany, Italy.

Nestled in the hills five minutes above Camaiore are two historical villages: Peralta and Buchignano.

Peralta was home to the famous artist Fiore de Henriquez, known as the sculptress for Britain's Royal Family.
Today the village of Peralta is operated exclusively as a Bed & Breakfast.
Buchignano, with only 35 inhabitants, remains original and untouched, yet minutes from the outside world.
Its fifteenth century exterior belies the modern conveniences - like high speed internet - available.

355 Via Pieve, Buchignano

Main house: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, laundry room, a large family sized walk-in closet, open living / dining / kitchen space,
2 terraces with grill and pergola.
Guest house: 1 master bedroom, living room (or second bedroom) and 1 full bathroom.

Total bedrooms: 5 / 6 (all doubles)
Bathrooms: 3.5

The house, situated on 1750 sqm with 80 olive trees,
has been completely rebuilt using the finest most modern
techniques, and done so with the utmost respect for its origins.
The roof is coffered for perfect aeration and insulated with
the finest cork available - the old fashioned way.
The heating and water heating system is solar which
helps defray costs throughout the year.
Two exterior terraces overlook views of Pedona and the Mediterranean Sea.
Located directly above a chestnut forest, the house sits at 300 meters above sea level insuring the utmost comfort during the summer.
Winters are mild and we often eat outside during the Christmas season.
The house is at the end of the village street, and a hiking trail into the nearby
mountains is right at your doorstep.

Camaiore is truly a unique and unspoiled town which offers both the charm of Tuscany and life by the sea.
Conveniently located, Camaiore is:
1 hour north west of Florence,
2 hours south of Genova,
2 hours south west of Milan,
1 1/2 hours south of Cinqueterre,
20 minutes from Lucca,
10 minutes from Viareggio,
10 minutes from Pietrasanta,
15 minutes from Forte Dei Marmi
and 20 minutes from
Pisa International Airport (direct
flights to/from NY start June 2007).
Forever considered one of the primary culinary centers in Tuscany, Camaiore and its neighboring towns are home to some of the best restaurants in Italy. The village shops and weekly open air market offer unlimited fresh ingredients and local delicacies. Traditional village fairs, known as "Sagra," are held in the town squares where locals cook indigenous recipes for visitors to enjoy.

Just seconds from nature and peaceful rural living -
yet minutes from the bustling art life of Pietrasanta
(home of Botero),
the world renowned International Carnival of Viareggio
(second only to Rio De Janeiro),
the nightlife, upscale shopping and Mediterranean beaches
of Forte Dei Marmi...

Camaiore offers it all --
The perfect place to vacation... and never be bored.
Note: Buchignano is a Medieval village --
automobiles cannot enter it due to the narrow street.

Parking is available at the entrance of the village (75 meters away) and
2 car parking spots are included on the owner / builder's private land.
An exterior elevator is in the final planning stages which will service all
3 properties (354 A&B and 355 Via Pieve) - and will bring you from the private
parking lot to within 25 meters of your front door (included in sale price)
Photos Copyright © Jessica Z Diamond