Borgo D'Usciano

the structure

Usciano is an ancient village of medieval origin, perched on a hillside from which it overlooks the meeting point of four small valleys in Arezzo. A village once inhabited by woodcutters, farmers and chestnut pickers, it came close to being completely abandoned, but the tenacity of its children meant it managed to survive. Alfiero Marini is one of said children and a leading figure in the survival of Borgo di Usciano. The Marini family have given the houses on the outskirts of the village, together with their once abandoned fields, the oak and holm oak tree woods, the vegetable garden and the beautiful panoramic terracing planted with olive trees, a new lease of life. A modern swimming-pool, set in the bulwark overlooking the underlying valley of San Chimento, completes the work, along with nature itself, the true protagonist of the area surrounding Usciano.
The residential complex consists of a large stone farmhouse dating back to 1851, which has been restored completely, both inside and out, in compliance with current criteria. We have, however, still managed to maintain the original sizes of the rooms and used ancient materials such as terracotta, rustic stone and old wooden beams for the restoration work.