SERENITY IN THE PINES
Nestled in the hills between the Tuscan plain on the west and the coastal valleys of La Marche to the east, Chi Paolotti is a 300 year-old estate. Once covered in vineyards, this historic property is now heavily wooded with oak, pine and “Trees of Heaven.” Flowering in the spring and summer, Trees of Heaven shower light yellow flowers across the entrance to this wonderful farmhouse every year.
The farmhouse is a traditional two-story stone structure, with the upstairs fully restored. From the kitchen window, you will have a 180 degree view of the Apennine Mountains, with beautiful Mount Nerone to the north. The photographs do not do justice to this marvelous property.
As you enter the front door, you walk into a large airy room, with the original fireplace restored to use. Open beam ceilings rise to 15 feet in the center, and a small balcony to the front of house allows you to keep an eye out for your many guests. Off this Great Room is the new kitchen, with all new plumbing and appliances. There is a large sala/dining room with an antique dining table. In the upstairs bedroom, windows open to the east and south. The hand-crafted tile from local artisans is throughout the top floor, restored to its original shine.
Downstairs is a large new room, for your guests or for an office or home theater. The new room is tiled in hand-crafted tile from Tuscany, with a lovely open balcony above.
Recent work includes a new roof, sandblasting of the interior walls, new stucco/plaster throughout, new kitchen, new bathroom fixtures, new water heater, new well equipment, piping and tanks, re-wiring in most rooms, and much more.
The estate sits on 40 hectares (100 acres) of beautifully wooded hills, with a stream running through the center. You have your own well, which producing pure clean water. Apecchio is truffle country, and Chi Paolotti sits on 40 hectares of prime truffle land. Start training your truffle dog!
Next to the house is a new stone terrace, 150 square meters , with a garden area. The terrace has a beautiful view of the surrounding hills and fields, a pastoral gem. Off the terrace is a covered area for outdoor dining. Under the house, where historically there was a stable, there is a garage and storage area.
Read on for descriptions of Apecchio, and the surrounding area, including the annual Truffle Festival and the Giro d'Italia !!