Superb 2 Bedroom House in Bagni Di Lucca italyEuroresales Property iD – 9824926Property information:This superb property is arranged over four floors with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.it includes an upper entrance into the sitting room and a lower one into the kitchen, which then leads out onto the terraceThere are three levels in the garden, the second level is used as a herb garden and on the lower level there are fruit trees.Also included is an excellent small pool with breath taking views over the Lima Valley, to cool off in.The heating in winter is provided by a Pellet Stove in the kitchen and a large Wood Burning stove in the sitting room, as we don’t really have the facilities to have central heating.Parts of the house are over 900 years old, as the foundations are built on the original Roman buildings that formed the first settlement. The house was probably a stable and some of the original stone rings used to tie up the animals are still visible.The bottom half of the house was the original barn and the top half was added later approximately 400 years ago.The house is in a small courtyard reached through an ancient archway in the village.The property has a total size of 125 square metres and is being sold as fully furnished throughout.Other information:Nearby is Lucca the medieval walled city; Florence and Sienna are about an hours drive. The property is located 45 mins from Pisa and the airport also the coast at Viareggio.The property is are surrounded by Chestnut Forests in the Riserva Naturale Orrido di Botri, which is a protected area, where Wildlife and Fauna abound.Along the many walks in the area you can regularly spy Eagles, Porcupines and Mountain Goats. Other wildlife i.e. Scorpions and Lizards can regularly be found around the house.The area is ideal for Walkers, Mountain Bikers and all who like to ‘get away from it all’, with Horse Riding and Paragliding nearby.Although there are no facilities in the Hamlet, other than friendly neighbours and tranquillity, the nearby village of San Cassiano has a shop and restaurant/bar.Bagni di Luca has all the amenities you would expect of a provincial town, with Bars, excellent Restaurants, Banks & Supermarkets. it also boasts the first Casino in Europe which was frequented by Byron, Shelley and Keats.There is also a large public Swimming Pool with facilities for families and Tennis Courts, not to mention the Riverside walksFor those who enjoy Winter Sports the Ski Resort of Abetone is a mere 25km up the mountain. The resort has Snow making equipment so runs are available all season, from easy Nursery Slopes to Black Runs.The mountains around the area have several other Ski centres with cross country skiing and snowboarding.25 Km away is Lucca, a Medieval Walled City, which still retains all the flavour of Tuscany centuries ago. Lucca is a very popular tourist destination and is frequently packed with visitors, but don’t let this put you off as the hustle and bustle adds to the atmosphere.There are Designer Shops and fantastic Restaurants to savour, and as the birthplace of Puccini, Opera is always on the Menu! There are regular Markets and Lucca hosts a very popular Music Festival in the Summer with the likes of Simply Red, Moby and Bon Jovi appearing.Pisa with its leaning Tower is about 45 minutes away and also is our Local Airport. Pisa is worth a visit not only for the Tower, but also for its many Markets. The Mediterranean Coast at Viareggio, a popular seaside resort, is about a 1 hour drive away.There are beautiful well-kept Beaches and loads of shops there, along with a Harbour. No visit to Tuscany would be complete without a visit to Florence and Siena.Florence has more history and art then you can shake a stick at and a visit to the Uffizi Gallery is an essential.About the area:Palleggio is a small Hamlet, set amid Chestnut forests, a few kilometres up the Lima Valley from Bagni Di Lucca; an Historic Spa Town in Tuscany. Palleggio is a very old Village dating from AD 983 (known as Panulegio) and was one of the villages of the Pieve di Controne, and was mentioned in 1302 in Vatican records.The bell tower was probably an antique tower for the defence of the valley, the parish church is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and was built in 1903. inside there’s a stone tabernacle made locally in 1533. The village was known in Roman times as a place where Artisans had settled to carve figures of the Gods which were used in shrines and given as offerings to ensure good favour.Strangely enough the area still remains, to this day, a centre for the production of Nativity Figures and also Plaster of Paris statuettes and figures of nearby Tower of Pisa and Michelangelo’s David.