• Ref. T1223
  • holiday_village Flat
  • temp_preferences_custom Recently renovated
  • straighten 170 m2
  • stairs 1 Floor
  • nest_multi_room 5 Rooms
  • shower 2 Bathrooms
  • outdoor_garden Yard Public
  • mode_heat Autonomous
  • verified Energy Certification E
  • energy_program_saving IPE 125
  • sell € 339,000


Volterra. In the historic center of Volterra there is this charming apartment located on the second and top floor of the Bartalini – Baldelli building whose origins are estimated to date back to the Middle Ages. In these 170 square meters of property you can breathe all the history and the care of the hands that have lived and preserved it in all these years. The apartment is spread over two levels, where the first is made up of a large living area with beamed ceiling, a kitchen with an original wood-burning oven of the time, a double bedroom currently used as a study and a bathroom. Upstairs, in the attic with ancient beams, there are two large double bedrooms, one with a walk-in closet, an elegant bathroom and a closet. Due to its particular location, the property lends itself to being used as a first home or as a B&B. The area near Piazza Dei Priori is very quiet. All the main monuments of the city are in proximity. Services such as shops, restaurants, banks and car parks are close by.

Brief historical notes on the ancient Casa Bartalini-Baldelli.

Already existing in medieval times, via Don Minzoni presents an overall structure attributable to the transformations it underwent in ancient times due to the fire set on this part of the city in the siege of 1530 by Francesco Ferrucci. This man, a man of the people and of war, a fighter for the freedom of the fatherland, was given the task by the Republic of Florence of restoring order in Volterra, after the city itself had revolted against the Florentine captains for the mismanagement carried out.

Having entered the city with his troops on 26 April 1530, which was besieged by the insurgents, Ferrucci very soon managed to reconquer it and, after the arrival of the imperial papal troops, under the leadership of Fabrizio Maramaldo and the Marquis Del Vasto, he was able to defend it as the last of the Republic's bulwarks of resistance.

The first stretch of this street, from Porta a Selci to the Church of Sant'Agostino, was called Via della Porta a Selci or Via della contrada di San Piero or di Porta a Selci and, in many documents, also Via del Piano di Porta a Selci.

It was called this because it took its name from the door through which it was accessed and reached Piazza Sant'Agostino. The reason for this ancient name could go back to the fact that, while all the streets of the city were paved with bricks laid with a knife, only the street near the Porta a Selci, which continued almost in a straight line up to the village of San Lazzaro, was entirely paved with small stones.

At street numbers from 40 to 46, we find the ancient Casa Bartalini-Baldelli.

Of clear medieval configuration, with the beautiful plugged-in mullioned window above a single lancet window on the first floor, the Casa Bartalini-Baldelli is a noble tower-house, made up of two distinct units.

The first in nos. 44-46 was originally a valuable stone tower attributable to shortly before the thirteenth century and of which numerous traces remain such as the stone wall structure, the imposing stone arches among which, as we have already mentioned, the semi-covered mullioned window stands out. The second, in nos. 40-42, represents a building subsequent to the adjacent one, originating from the fusion of several pre-existing units.

The two units, reunited in the eighteenth century and in the first half of the nineteenth century, in addition to the aforementioned architectural features, have beautiful brick vaults on the ground floor and beautiful stone windowsills, with flights of stairs surmounted by barrel and cross vaults.

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