On top of one the region's tallest peaks, separating the Arno Valley from the Valdera, sits the agricultural area of Palaia - home to the village of Colleoli. Palaia's Etruscan origins have been confirmed by a number of findings. The Church of Sant'Andrea, which houses priceless pieces of art, was built in 1201 and the Pieve di San Martino, an ancient clay edifice, in 1280, proving that the region had a notable period of great wealth in the 13th century.
Palaia serves as the starting point for routes that wind through the picturesque countryside, such as the road that passes through the hamlets of Toiano, an uninhabited settlement between undulating hills and harsh sandy badlands, Villa Saletta, where the Taviani brothers' films La Notte di San Lorenzo and Fiorile and Paolo Virz's Io e Napoleone were filmed, and Colleoli, an old castle village that has been converted into lodging.
The local area
The historical sites in the Palaia area are its main attractions. Italy is a nation with a long history and is home to some of the world's best-preserved architecture, as well as a variety of historic structures and cultural landmarks. Guests should not leave without visiting the San Martino Church in Palaia, an old Romanesque structure that is still in operation today. Another lovely site is the Tempio di Minerva Medica Montefoscoli, which was built in honor of the goddess of medicine, Minerva , in the early nineteenth century. Colleoli is a mere forty-minute drive from Pisa, so you're close to the Leaning Tower, a famous landmark and one of the most important remnants of medieval Italy. Naturally, a trip here is high up on the to-do list of everyone who visits the region.
Karma Borgo di Colleoli Resort
Karma Borgo di Colleoli is a sprawling historic manor house that has been given a new lease on life as an elegant and opulent 5-star rated resort. It is situated in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, approximately halfway between the splendors of Florence and the historical oddity of Pisa. Top attractions in Tuscany including Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, and Florence are easily accessible by car. The well-known beaches of Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Viareggio, and Cecina are just a few kilometers from the resort. Karma Borgo di Colleoli has experienced several lives since the late Middle Ages. Initially, it was a fortress but later served as an aristocratic home in Tuscany during the height of the Renaissance. Under the direction of the Italian Fine Arts Commission, Palummo & Pierotti Architects meticulously rebuilt the whole building in 2003. The Karma Borgo di Colleoli Palace, a vast medieval mansion, has luxurious apartments that blend in with the structure's history. These exceptionally elegant suites offer extravagant, luxury living and honor the structure's past. Each studio suite has a king-sized bed, a large bathroom, and all of today's amenities. Two traditional eating options are available to visitors at Karma Borgo di Colleoli: the on-site restaurant named I Secoli and the on-site wine bar.
Tuscany's lush, sunny hills are a picturesque vision - best witnessed from this stunning Resort.
What could be more enjoyable for guests than to unwind in the warm Mediterranean environment, indulge in the delectable cuisine, and explore the lovely countryside?