The Tuscany farm Centopino is an exclusive property for a holiday in Tuscany unforgettable. With private swimming pool surrounded by cypress trees and hot tub 5 seater.
The history of Tuscany farm Centopino
The date of construction of the farm goes back to the late 1857. In early 1900 farm holiday Centopino was sold by Giorgi Cleonte to Pasquale Francioli and Filomena Micheletti. At their death the farm came into an inerhitance to Francioli Gino, father of the current owner Gina Francioli. The oldest document showing the name Centopino is the land of 1427. Here is stated in the summons of this land register: Sustanzie di Paolo di Piero detto Paldozo: “Una vigna in centopino con tera lavoratia staia 1 e casalino di stima lire 40“. In 1998 the farm Centopino was reduced to an abandoned ruin and the fields were used for growing grain (corn, wheat, sunflowers). In early 1999 the tuscany villa Centopino has been restored in a rustic style by Gina Francioli and Gianfranco Cambi, some of the surrounding areas (clay) once reclaimed has been transformed into beautiful orchards. In the remaining areas 600 plant olive trees have been included, in addition to the few secular olive trees that had survived the frost of 1986. The farm today is a villa in the middle of a green lawn that leads: on the right side to fruit (apple trees, peach, cherry, plum, fig, pear etc. ..) and on the left side a large olive grove. Centopino is one of the 150 tuscan biologic farm businesses to be awarded the mark of quality in 2006.
The olive oil produced by the family business is classified IGP and the olive oil has acidity less than 1%. The used fertilizers are totally organic, there is also a prohibition in the use of pesticides or chemical poisons, this brings the final product a result of excellence, both good taste and for the natural product. The mark of “Organic Business” which has been obtained by the farm recognises the eco-friendly choice made.
Christus Nobiscum State
This inscription dates to 528 D.c. when an earthquake struck Syria. In addition to the processions and prayers, the church, to protect the most important buildings from earthquakes, per proteggere gli edifici più importanti dai terremoti, Engraved on a stone, set in the walls, these worlds : Christus Nobiscum State. The meaning of these words was: Christ is with us, stopped! In other words, he ordered to stop earthquakes because the house was under the protection of Jesus Christ. The farm holiday Centopino still, within its walls, two stones in the shape of a sphere with two ancient engravings: Christus Nobiscum State e A.D. 1857 (date of construction).
The geographical position of farm holiday Centopino
Centopino is located at the foot of the medieval village di Montecastelli Pisano in the tuscan hills. The bell of Montecastelli dating back to 1275 : the walls, the church in the “village of Montecastelli”, constructed Etruscan style, seem to draw tourists inside.
Walking on the edge of the pool, you can see to west to the famous Rocca Sillana and then attend fantastic sunsets .The Rocca Sillana is an ancient and magnificent fortress Built in the XIII century and because of its historical importance was restored in 2008. A nature trail on the farm holiday leads to a tennis curt recently built, Continuing it comes to country of Montecastelli Pisano. The country of Castelnuovo di Val di Cecina is situed a 12km, inside you can visit the ancient village or go shopping. Sandalmazio is only 3 km and it is a tourist country thanks to the presence of the romanesque church of San Giovanni Battista.
There is a second path from Centopino go in the Mediterranean scrub and leads to farm holiday Villa le Capanne, still continuing and through the pine forest it comes to mine of Montecastelli where in the past was extracted copper; today, no longer used, remains an attraction for many tourists.
The farm holiday Centopino is located at the heart of the city”s most important artistic in Tuscany. Centopino is located: 50km to Siena, 80km to Firenze, 40km to Volterra, 100km to Pisa. The sea of Follonica in situated a distance of 40km and received in 2007, thanks to clean its waters, the blue flag. Not less value are the Costa Etrusca and beach Donoratico (50km).
The source of Centopino
Not much known is the source of water natural Centopino Gushing from hundreds of years and that in the past has quench one”s thirst to most of the inhabitants of montecastelli including family Francioli. For fans of archaeology and paleontology will be possible to find, in the fields surrounding the villa Centopino, of ancient fossil molluscs that date back millions of years ago: when there was still Montecastelli Pisano the sea.
Food banks and services
Castelnuovo di val di Cecina: bank, post office, gasoline distributor, supermarkets, grocery with typical products, local crafts shop, florists, bars, pizzerias, tobacco shops, restaurant and bakery. Montecastelli Pisano: small food shop, bar. Sandalmazio: restaurant, post office, store food.