La Piantata treehouse: enjoying the peace and the romanticism of the Italian countryside

Italian architecture, Italian arts, Italian heritage, Lazio, Italy, Piantata, Italian American
The Bleau treehouse

This beautiful farmhouse called La Piantata is located in Arlena di Castro, between Tuscany and Lazio regions. It got inspired by an 18th-century farmhouse and it comes with four rooms and four apartments. But the uniqueness of this place is represented by two ecological and innovative tree-houses.

One of them has been named Bleue: designed by a French architect, Alain Laurens, who is specialized in making wooden houses in the trees, it is nestled in an old oak tree, at 22 feet off the ground. The surronding landscape is just terrific: the purple lavender fields and an olive grove, with the view of Appenino mountains, make guests feel the romanticism as well as the bucolic peace of the Italian countryside.

The other treehouse has been named Black Cabin: built in 2011, it’s a sustainable loft with attention to details and luxury. All made of American red cedar, the interior is made using the bucchero, a famous Etruscan ceramics recognizable by its black color.

Finally, you’ll be also able to taste organic lavender honey and olive oil, and purchase lavender beauty products.

Check their website here.

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