The ’ANTICA SOSTA’ in San Miniato al Tedesco (Province of Pisa) is an old Farmhouse which, on account of its strategic position at the top of a hill and on the via francigena [Frankish road], is in the centre of Tuscany. Nowadays, it is an ideal tourist residence, open all year round, and perfect for resting and relaxing, thanks to its scenic park, large, panoramic 17-m swimming-pool with steps and hydro-massage, private corners of lawn with showers and water, connected by stone paths, and its spacious, scenic rooms and apartments, equipped with air conditioning and Internet ADSL wi-fi. Under its 150 m2 gazebo, in front of the farmhouse or at the reserved, air-conditioned and scenic “Sala degli Artisti”, admiring the evocative sunset, refined meat and fish dishes can be tasted: ideal spaces also for private parties and ceremonies. The complex has a private 16 ha private park, woods, truffles, an olive-grove, reserve and spacious private parking. It is positioned in the heart of the Tuscan hills at 150 m above sea level, a stone’s throw from San Miniato and from the Fi-Pi-Li national road. It is also a few kilometres from major hot-bath centres and thirty minutes from Florence, Pisa, Siena, Volterra, S.Gimignano, Lucca and the Tuscan coast. The plateau, on which the farmstead stands out enjoys a fortunate, constant sea-breeze, a scenic natural view with its magnificent sunsets and dawns, ideal for walking and mountain-bicycling on the adjoining VIA FRANCIGENA, with easy, endless paths. The 360° view ranges over its hills, old villages and San Miniato with its tower as far as the northern Apennines, Mt. Amiata to the east and Volterra to the south. The Corniano hill is the highest, most panoramic hill in the San Miniato Municipality. It is an important medieval town, originally Frederick II’s fortress, due to its dominant, strategic position, where Napoleon stayed afterwards and named it the beautiful ‘piazza Napoleone Bonaparte’. Dating back to 1874, the ANTICA SOSTA was originally not only a refreshment stopover for merchants heading for the nearby Medici farms but also a stopover to inspire famous artists at the time. In the modern age, after its deterioration due to the sad 20th century events, it was perfectly restored in 2005 in compliance with landscape and fine art constraints. It soon became the refuge of lovers of Tuscan nature, relax and quality. Its rural facility offers 4 large 60 m2 apartments that sleep 4-7 people and 4 spacious triple rooms with bathrooms, tiled in terracotta and refined Tuscan style. All apartments are equipped with all comforts and consist of a spacious lounge with a double sofa bed, a dining area with an equipped kitchen and a spacious double bedroom (rooms have separate bathroom entrances and are also ideal for two family households). The farmhouse features a common lounge with a restaurant-bar, library, divan, liquid crystal display TV, lounge music and Internet access.