VILLA IN TUSCANY WITH PARKLAND
price: Up to 2,5M
The environment is that of typical Tuscan hills. The vegetation presents a thriving undergrowth as well as pines and oaks. We find ourselves in a very attractive area that includes places such as Empoli, Fucecchio, Santa Croce sull'Arno, Montopoli in Val d'Arno, San Miniato, Pontedera, Cascina and Pisa. The origins of the city are strictly tied to the history of a powerful family from Pistoia, the Cadolingi family that, around the year one-thousand, boasted various properties and estates in the areas of Valdinievole and lower Valdarno. They found themselves in a place with idea conditions to settle and construct a lordship seignory estate able to dominate the principle cities of the area, while also being situated centrally to the most important roads for commerce such as the Francigena. During medieval times, new villages and suburbs grew and the area saw an intense economic and demographic growth, taking advantage of the roads connecting Rome to France and Spain. During these same years, with the creation of a new surrounding wall, the town’s urban imprint was definitively consolidated.Demographic growth in the XIII century was halted by the terrible plague that, around the mid- fourteenth century, raged all over Europe. Recovery was slow and concise with the repopulation of the countryside, starting around the XVI century, seeing impetuous growth only in the second half of the seventeenth century. During the eighteenth century, the main village activities where connected with the manufacturing-craftwork sector, however it wasn’t until the mid twentieth century that the real industrial revolution assisted, with the development of leather and footwear industries.