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Here’s a rare find: a 12th-cen­tury farm­house with many of its orig­i­nal fea­tures in­tact, in­clud­ing mas­sive fire­places, beamed ceil­ings and cob­bled floors. When this house was built, China was in the Song Dy­nasty and at war with Manchuria, while Euro­peans were launch­ing cru­sades to the Holy Land. A home for en­joy­ing this 14-bed­room Tus­can farm­house is 12 kilo­me­tres from the me­dieval city of Pienza (a Unesco World Her­itage site) in Val d’or­cia. Fea­tur­ing four re­cep­tion rooms, it would also make a great place for en­ter­tain­ing. In ad­di­tion to the gar­den, which can be il­lu­mi­nated at night, there is a swim­ming pool, an out­side din­ing area, a log­gia with ex­pan­sive coun­try­side views and a home cinema. The house can be di­vided into four sets of in­ter­con­nected apart­ments for sep­a­rate use when guests come to stay; there’s also an ad­di­tional guest apart­ment in the se­condary ac­com­mo­da­tion. Yet an­other ad­van­tage of hav­ing self-con­tained apart­ments is that some or all of them can be rented out dur­ing the sum­mer high sea­son. An­other type of good life can be en­joyed at this prop­erty too: the get­ting-close-to-na­ture kind, be­cause it has cy­presses, fig trees and rose bushes grow­ing on its 1.4 hectares of grounds, as well as 60 olive trees that pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for en­ter­pris­ing own­ers to make their own olive oil.

PIENZA la dolce vita,

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