The Priorato, medievals suites in Tuscany
The Priorato is located in a delightful cottage located in a quiet and secluded castle of Lanciole, a small medieval village in Tuscany, located in a quiet area between Lucca and Florence, called the Switzerland Pesciatina because it is a mosaic of medieval villages one of facing the other verdant land with wonderful views and surroundings, made of chestnuts, olive trees and vineyards, famous for porcini mushrooms and many other specialties, wine, beans, olive oil, chestnut flour. The Suite is located on the first floor and can be reached by climbing stone stairs which overlook a living room complete with a sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table.
In one corner, the old fireplace and the windows on both sides face both the historic center and the woods and another medieval village.
In the living room, on both sides, the two bedrooms. One double with wardrobe, bedside tables and an armchair and the other with two single beds, wardrobe, bedside tables and a pouffe. Both bedrooms have a view of the woods and on the right a medieval village. Next to the double bedroom, the bathroom with shower, toilet and a hand-painted sink. In the living room you will find a showcase where inside some delights are there to welcome you. An espresso machine, a kettle and a toaster, tea and herbal teas at your disposal. The Breakfast will be served in the suite giving to you the opportunity to have it when you prefer, I'll do my best to satisfy your request, then please write to me your needs and your preferences before your arrival.
And now few tips about the Priorato:
Once upon a time there was a small village on a hill between Lucca and Pistoia, its name comes from the tools that the inhabitants produced daily, the spears.
Lanciole is the smallest castle in the area, of Lombard origins, it was built on the borders of the Lucca domain.
In the upper part of the town you can see the church, rebuilt before 1636, which lost its Romanesque features and adopted the Baroque style.
A defense core has developed near the church, of which today you can see the watchtower transformed into the current bell tower, and you have to imagine another tower in the lower part of the village, which collapsed during the First World War now only a ruin .
The castle of Lanciole was mentioned already in 1382 in a list of castles in the area.
CASTRUM LANCIULIS, CUM MURIS MERLATIS UNDIQUE CUM ECCLESIA, SUPER QUA EST FORTILITIA IN QUA MORATUR CAPITANEUS
The Priory was temporarily abandoned, while in 1764 the new owners as shown by the inscription on a stone placed on the facade.
On the facade of the house is still possible the Eucharistic coat of arms and a face of an angel, a 'bafometto' which together with another now eroded by time, brings the building back to the Templar period.
The Priory was completely renovated, from 2006 to 2016, including the installation of central heating and the complete renovation, but the charm and characteristics of the late 18th and 19th centuries have been cleverly preserved. The secluded and peaceful wooded area around offers guests calm and tranquility and an oasis of escape from the hustle and bustle of Tuscan city life and modern life.
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This page was last updated: 13 January 2020