The Lemon house

The old lemon house

The limonaia, that is the building where citrus trees used to be kept in winter, was renovated in 2012. We used natural mortars for flooring, such as Tuscan tuff for the bathroom. The aerated roof is made of wood, cork and tiles. In fact, we wanted to create a “breathing” house, hot in winters and chill in summer. Thanks to renovation work, today the limonaia is a ground floor independent apartment which consists of a large main room with two double beds, a small kitchen and a bathroom.

The apartment

Big open-space with bathroom and kitchen

The apartment features a large open-space functioning as living room and bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a big bathroom with shower. In the central room, there is a comfortable sitting corner as well as two tatami platform beds with latex mattresses.

The furniture used has either belonged to our family for generations or it has been purchased during our trips around the world. Therefore you can appreciate a perfect mixing of decor style: Tuscan, Moroccan, Turkish and South American. On the walls there are Gianni’s paintings.

The apartment has a glass door facing a barnyard, so it’s is filled with natural light. For winter, it’s equipped with an under floor independent heating system while for summersthere are both an AC system and a huge hunter sealing fan.

The outside area

The barnyard and the swimming pool

The glass door overlooks the old homestead barnyard, which includes a working rainwater well. You can also enjoy the weather having a meal in the outside seating area or just contemplate the scenic view of our vineyards.

The swimming pool, just few meters away, is 11x6 meters large and half a meter deep.

There is also a deck with sun beds and tables with parasols. At night, the swimming pool is always lighted.