Agriturismo Santa Lina - Pomarance, Pisa
Loc. Santa Lina, 246
56045 Pomarance (Pisa)
Type: Farmhouse accommodation
Geographical Location: Hill
n°4 Apartment . Total Guests 15
The restaurated farmhouse with three comfortable apartments is situated on the slope of a hill at about 3 miles/5 km from Pomarance at the end of a well-maintained road in a quiet and peaceful area with panoramic views on the old part of Pomarance and Volterra.
The 150 acres/50 hectares large farm produces biological products e.g. cereals, wine and olive oil, certified by the "Suolo e Salute" Association. Furthermore there are vegetables and fruit trees.
Accommodations and Services in Agriturismo Santa Lina
The farmhouse is situated in the centre of a sole property of 50 hectares bounded by the Possera river. It includes a large area of woodland, sowable land and olive grove.
The building is composed of three independent apartments with autonomous services and a proprietary external area. In addition, there is a bedroom with bathroom in a small annexed independent house.
The biggest of the three apartments ( about 120 sqm ) downstairs is composed of a kitchen equipped with a cooker, a fridge and an old fireplace and upstairs three bedrooms ( 7 beds ), 2 bathrooms with shower, one of them being joined to a room.
The floors are done in terracotta tiles , the ceilings of the rooms and the kitchen with wooden beams in sight and typical Tuscan vaults.
Every single room is equipped with period furniture.
Outside you have a large covered veranda with a table.
The medium apartment ( about 90 sqm ) is composed of two rooms ( 5 beds ), two bathrooms with shower, fully-equipped kitchen and living-room. The floors are done in terracotta tiles, wooden beam ceilings in sight and wooden stairs.
The third apartment ( about 50 sqm ) has an equipped kitchen, a room ( 3 beds ) and a bathroom with shower. The floors are done in terracotta tiles.
Each apartment is equipped with independent heating adjustable from inside with a thermostat and it is furnished with family furniture.
Where we are
Educational activities, Guided tour of the farmCeremonies:
Meeting roomsExternal services:
Barbecue, Car parkExperiences:
In the direct neighbourhood there are forests and wonderful landscapes, ancient buildings and ruins. Many possibilities to make walking tours.
At half an hour's walk from the house you can find natural landscapes such as the "Masso delle Fanciulle" and a branch of the Cecina river where there is the possibility of bathing and swimming.
There is a swimming pool near the farmhouse.
Destinations for excursionists of a particular interest nearby our farm holiday centre are the following: la Rocca Sillana, which is an impressive and charming medieval fortilice with night lighting; the sanctuary of Berignone with the typical flora and fauna of the maquis; the Cecina river, into which you can dive, all in a natural wild and incontaminated environment.
There is also a place of exceptional beauty called "Masso delle Fanciulle" (literally "Maidens' rock"), whose story is connected to a legend.
At Pomarance you can find a manège with a riding school, a wellbeing centre, tennis and basketball courts also available during night time.
Excursions to nearby places
is right in the centre of an area called "The Devil's valley". The Ancients thought that deep inside the earth was the Hell, from which plumes of smoke appeared on the surface. The exploitation of steam began during the XIX century and nowadays it is going on by means of cutting-edge technologies for the production of electric power and district heating. The landscape is marked by huge pipes which carry the steam to the power plants and by refrigerating towers forming altogether an unusual atmosphere.
The visit to the museum is particularly educational and the opening of a fumarole shows the released endogenous power.
There is a large number of villages on the surrounding summits which have kept their ancient aspect and whose name gives you a clue to their story: Castelnuovo e Serrazzano, hamlets surrounded by chestnut woods; Montecastelli with The Museum of Rural Civilisation
and San Dalmazio and its medieval castles with Romanesque parish churches; Montecerboli, an ancient castle placed on a cliff; Montegemoli, a village with walls and towers wellknown for the production of highly appreciated wholemeal bread and for its Christmas cribs which are prepared every year along the streets, inside and outside the village; Micciano and Libbiano of Roman origin and nearby the sanctuary of Monterufoli
; Montecatini Val di Cecina where it is possible to visit the Museum of the Mine, from where until not long ago copper was still extracted with its original eighteenth century galleries and the "Alfred well" with its impressive digging machine.
You can also make an interesting excursion to the Prehistoric Park of Peccioli