01 October 2022

REAL ESTATE: Among the white roads of the Eroica, a late 19th century farmhouse

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REAL ESTATE: Among the white roads of the Eroica, a late 19th century farmhouse

The beauty of Tuscany has always relied on soft, slow, gentle tourism. L'Eroica is an example of old-fashioned, clean and joyful cycling, and the farmhouse we propose respects the ancient and rustic characteristics of the area, without forgetting the convenience of today.

Probably, you have heard of the Eroica, a vintage bike race that travels the beautiful white roads of the Chianti hills and Val d'Orcia, starting in Siena and returning to Siena.

At each stage, you eat and drink in typical places and the Permanent Route of the Eroica can start from any point in the area, as it is not a real race, but a ride done freely, skipping the hardest stages and choosing only a few.

The first Eroica, the original and historical one, is the Eroica of Gaiole in Chianti, born in 1997, which today continues with the enhancement of environmental heritage, to a sustainable lifestyle, to clean cycling and done for the sake of being together in sport and Italian beauty.

In addition to the scenic value and transit for places like the Castle of Brolio or the medieval Buonconvento, there are many culinary excellences in the area: how to miss the organic whole spelt tart?

Today the Eroica has become a Permanent Route, marked and practicable all year round, a fine example of enhancing the environmental heritage through an eco-sustainable project to encourage the beauty and harmony of tourist discovery that praises slowness and gentleness, away from traffic and confusion.

The success of this race is international: about 15,000 people arrive from all over the world, enhancing the territory and in particular, on the first Sunday of October, Gaiole in Chianti, which becomes the center of the event, also creating excellent opportunities for those who would like to invest here for hospitality.

Manini Group gives you the chance, thanks to the sale of a stone farmhouse that is located in the heart of the Chianti Senese, a few kilometers from Gaiole, to relive, even for fans of cycling to the Coppi and Bartali that have marked the history of our country.

The farmhouse, which is 390 meters above sea level, was built in 1891.

In 2012, it was renovated, but maintaining the traditional style.

It is on 2 levels, in which 5 rooms have been created, including one on the ground floor with bathroom and four on the second floor, also with attached bathroom, which makes it particularly interesting for tourism.

One enters the living area on the ground floor through a beautiful entrance hall with a barrel vault.

Also on the ground floor, in addition to the hall with fireplace, we find the kitchen, built where the old cellar was with a magnificent vaulted ceiling: we also find, a pantry room and a technical room with laundry.

Also on the ground floor, the master bedroom with walk-in closet, bathroom with tub and shower and small laundry room.

A former barn, attached to the farmhouse, has now become a delightful living room with fireplace, with a small 6.5-square-meter annex for use as a tool shed and a beautiful 10x5 lighted swimming pool, built in 2013 and set in a private park of just under 1 hectare.

The truly eye-catching exterior is home to a variety of more than 250 roses from various parts of the world, a great passion of the current owners, as well as a magnificent herb garden, where, if you study, you can make ingredients for cooking and herbal teas, some fruit trees and a few olive trees.

Everything is equipped with an automatic irrigation system, fed by a 90-meter-deep property well.

But that's not all. In addition to the farmhouse, there is another building of 19.50 square meters, intended as a greenhouse and obtained from an old pigsty, whose roof houses 4 solar panels that contribute substantially to the heating of the water in the bathrooms in the summer, making you partially autonomous.

The farmhouse is nestled in a seemingly magical forest that creates the illusion of being in the middle of nowhere, amid bird songs and plant aromas, when in fact you are practically within reach of everything.

One of the white roads we mentioned for the Eroica, and a kilometer long, ends at the property gate where the world begins and Tuscany's most famous race passes.

It could be a really nice investment both to live on, in contact with nature, and to accommodate the tourists, including foreigners who follow the Eroica and are increasingly in love with the Chianti region.



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