The Rustico (pronounced ‘roostico if you want to sound Italian) is a house of unique charm and comfort. The old section dates from the early 1600’s and consists of the kitchen, dining room and 2 bedrooms with en-suite baths. The new section has the living room/entrance foyer, a small office and 2 larger bedrooms with en-suite baths. It sits on about an acre of mostly flat land about 400 meters above sea level; it’s surrounded by olive groves, including 125 olive trees of our own. The house has easy access and ample parking, both of which are rare and valuable in this area. The house has original floors, beams, ceilings and walls but is equipped with all the modern conveniences. The dining has a piano, a large, original fireplace. There’s no air conditioning because the stone walls are very thick and keep the house cool in the summer. We have a lovely pool, a pergola for dining, a 400 year old wood-burning oven for making pizza and other goodies, 2 grills, and a bocce court.