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La Piana

La Piana

On a slope below the small village of Sassofortino, surrounded by Mediterranean scrub, olive groves, cork and chestnut woods, La Piana towers over the wide plateau with views as far as the Tyrrhenian Sea and the island of Giglio. The secluded estate extends over 34 hectares, which are entirely at the guests’ disposal – whether for several families, larger groups of friends or special celebrations.
The former manor house was built in various stages, with the oldest part dating back around 400 years. When renovating the building, which had been abandoned for a long time and was partly dilapidated, the focus was on preserving its past and subtly telling its story. This involved extensive measures to secure the walls and pour foundations under the old substance. Within this original backdrop of quarry stone, a new building now fulfils all modern amenities and requirements for earthquake safety and energy. The new building follows the leaning structures of the historic building. Cracks in the façade and warped window and door openings were also deliberately left in place and combined with modern elements made of steel, exposed concrete and plaster.
With sustainability and authenticity in mind, local materials such as the volcanic stone trachite, travertine from Rapolano Terme, chestnut wood from the area and parquet from Arezzo were favoured for the renovation. The same goes for the handmade terracotta bricks and the old steps that were found in the house. The former millstone has found a new purpose as a pool shower plate.
The main building can accommodate eight people in four double rooms. Each room has its own bathroom and three have a private outdoor area. There are also two idyllic glamping tents located around 200 metres from the house – the larger one with double and triple rooms, a bathroom, kitchen and its own living area and veranda, and the smaller one with two more beds.
The superbly equipped stainless steel kitchen acts as the communicative centre of the two-storey house, with a large cooking island that invites you to experiment with culinary delights together. In addition, a living room, a library and a dining room with a long wooden table offer space for socialising and individual retreat. These are complemented by various outdoor areas such as the veranda with a fireplace and a dining table for 20 people, the pool area with sun deck, the large lounge with an old bread oven and numerous other atmospheric spaces that also provide plenty of room and a distinctive setting for larger celebrations. Last but not least, the infinity pool, which merges into the tranquil expanse of the landscape, ensures endless days and nights of relaxation.

What to do

Hiking, cycling, biking, swimming in the hotel's own pool or a drive away in the sea, horse riding, golf (5 courses within 1 hour), visiting the surrounding vineyards, mushroom picking, hunting trips, a visit to the fish market in Castiglione della Pescaia, boat trips to the islands of Giglio or Elba, discovering the cultural treasures of the surrounding area, exploring the flavours of the Maremma, trips to Grosseto or Siena

Why we like this house

A surprising refugium in a very private location, whose play with materials and surfaces creates intriguing spatial effects.

This house is great for

Extended families, friends and couples; teenage children will find their own paradise in the glamping tents.

Sustainability

Nearest e-charging stations in Grosseto (approx. 30 min. away), public transport: by train via Florence or Grosseto to Sassofortino, from there a transport service can be organised (approx. 5-7 min. journey time)


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Details

Region IT – Italy, Tuscany, Sassofortino
Name La Piana
Scenery Secluded location surrounded by greenery with views over the Maremma to the sea and the island of Giglio
Number of guests In the house max. 8 in 4 double rooms (additional 7 guests in the glamping tents with private bathroom on the same property)
Completed 2024
Design Architecture: Kaspar Partner Architekten, Zurich; Interior design: abitare, Chur
Architecture Old & new
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-8 (house/apartment), 8+ (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Golf, Hiking, Pool, Wine
www.podere-lapiana.it

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