This house dates from the thirteenth century and is an architecturally significant building a few steps across the courtyard from the villa.
La Canonica, the Priest’s house, nestles alongside the church of San Bartolomeo and contains exceptional original features such as medieval stonework, archways, columns, vaulted ceilings, terracotta floors and restored medieval frescoes.
La Canonica can be used as either one large three-bedroom, private house or independently as two separate suites (San Bartolomeo & Il Pievano). The building offers a shared entrance hall, elegant sitting room, TV room and a fully equipped mediaeval kitchen with refectory table. A two-bedroom suite and aone-bedroom suite are located on the upper floor.
La Canonica also features a courtyard garden draped in vines and provides a quiet spot for a morning coffee or pre-dinner aperitif.
Some of the works are by well-known modern and contemporary British artists while many have been made during residences by students and alumni of The Royal Drawing School, established by King Charles III.