ID-The Schoolmaker's House
Important house within the village for the person looking for Historic Tuscan Features and an Amazing Project Close to Lucca.
The house has a chestnut drying shed attached to it with a gap where they would put the chestnuts ready to light a fire underneath. This is shown in the last photo.
The age of the house is noted by the stonework which is placed in a style called Poste-a-Fila seen in the second-to-last photo. A local architect thinks that it could even be 1000 years old. There is even an arrow slit implying that maybe the house was a military station at some point in its long history.
Typical in these old houses, the ground floor was used for storage or keeping chickens. These rooms are not as exciting at the upstairs where the living area is.
The living area is raised and accessed by stone stairs. Here one enters a large, light room with arched windows which still have the original closures. Apparently in history, these windows actually didn't have glass due to the clement climate. There are three arched windows flooding this room with light. There are stairs going up to the Minstrals gallery.
The property has been structurally restored recently to make it safe.
The village is well inhabitated and can maintain a village shop. It is characterised by its narrow cobbled streets and hidden archways. The village also has a club that is held in a room belonging to the parish which opens twice a week in the winter and every day in the summer offering a communal meeting place and some organized events. There are two restaurants within walking distance although one is closed for renovation. Very close to Lucca.