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Agriturism in Tuscany, an XVIII century wine farm on sweet Chianti hills

by Alisar Posted 12th Jan 2008 at 5:03 PM - Updated 16th Jan 2008 at 2:00 AM by Alisar
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
This download is part of the Farm/Rural Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Completely restored, in its original structure and typical Tuscan rural floors/walls, ready to give you hospitality.



The high purchase costs will be covered soon by accomodating tourists and travellers, families and couples on holidays and/or romantic weekends. You can also take care of the vines and kitchen-garden, to offer your guests the best vegetables, fruits, grapes and wines. Parking is in the backyard.
Not far is the winefarm with the most of the grape vines - it is still on restoring but I hope it will be ready soon



Main building
Number of apartments: 5
Nr of bedrooms each: 3 in 3 apartments, 2 in 1 apartment and 1 in the little one
Nr of bathrooms each: 2 in 3 apartments, 1 in the ground apartment and 1 in the little one
Other rooms each: living-dining room, kitchen

Barn and store
barn floor (first fl.): bar and restaurant
store floor (ground fl.): wine store and restaurant kitchen

Backyard: parking, kitchen-garden, garden, vines, barbecue + swmming pool area

Note about the parking: as you see from the photoes, drive all the way up to the buildings and park both in vertical and horizontal direction.. there'a place beside the barn in the backyard too!

Maxis furnished, but for walls and floors by me (real Tuscan terracotta floors and Italian stucco walls) and a few marvellous objects by other Creators

More screenshots
To have an idea of how can display apartments floors and walls, please look at the image you can find here and here; this is a view from the street and this from the grapevine

Lot size: 5x6
Lot price: 672.706

Enjoy! ... and please if you like it do not forget to press the thank button and/or leave your comments!


Custom Content by Me:
- real ancient limestone drainage hole
- ancient Tuscan stone floor
- Maxis stone wall recolour
- Tuscan terracotta_4 part tile
- Tuscan terracotta_rhomb-shape laying floor
- Tuscan terracotta_ancient tiles floor
- Tuscan terracotta_ancient light floor
- Tuscan terracotta_bone-laying floor
- Tuscan terracotta_decorated tiles floor
- Tuscan terracotta_lithos floor
- Tuscan terracotta_mosaic floor
- ancient Etruscan stucco wall
- ancient Etruscan stucco deco wall
- ancient Etruscan stucco wall-white
- blue Tuscan stucco wall
- damask rose stucco wall
- green Tuscan stucco wall
- marble effect stucco wall
- orange stucco wall
- stencil stucco wall
- yellow Tuscan stucco wall

Custom Content Included:
- Fickle Fern by buggybooz
- Planter no 2 large by buggybooz
- Hay Wagon by rebecah
- Begonia - Tropical Plant Collection by macarossi
- Fiat Punto by Numenor
- Bigger oleander by corvidophile2
- Bigger Oleander by corvidophile2
- BiggerOleander_rec1 by corvidophile2
- Description from corvidophile2_BiggerOleander_rec4 by corvidophile2
- Giant "Oleander" by corvidophile2 by corvidophile2
- GiantOleander_rec1 by corvidophile2
- GiantOleander_rec2 by corvidophile2
- GiantOleander_rec3 by corvidophile2
- GiantOleander_rec4 by corvidophile2
- Medieval door_recolor2 by The Dark Project
- Wooden Stairs Open Underneath by crocobaura
- Apple Tree by Echo
- Grape Vine by Echo
- Lettuce by Echo
- Red Cabbage by Echo
- Wheelbarrow by Echo
- erba (grass) by Ronja
- corvidophile2-Giant Oleander by orvidophile2
- StackableBarrels01-ReCol6 by frillen
- Stackable Barrels01 by frillen
- Garden Irises by macarossi
- Curved Archway by Helena
- Birch Tree Shrubby Larger by khakidoo
- BirchShrubbyLargerRC6 by khakidoo
- Birch Tree Shrubby by khakidoo
- BirchShrubbyRC6 by khakidoo
- Clump of grass by Lethe_s
- Clump of short grass by Lethe_s
- Sprig of grass by Lethe_s
- Rounded Castle Door by Lethe_s of the The Guild Masters
- two tile rounded door-cherry by Lethe_s
- Quarter-Circle Flowerbed (1x1) (convex) by MaryLou & Numenor
- Barbecue Plain Grey by Numenor
- WallWindow_(Standard+Seamless)_InvisibleGlass by Numenor
- WallWindow_(Standard+Seamless)_InvisibleHandles by Numenor
- Seamless WallWindow - by Numenor by Numenor
- invisible driveway by roddyaleixo
- Clear Transparent Tile by RGiles
- Trawka Nr 1 by Margierytka
- Trawka Nr 3 by Margierytka
- Trawka Nr 6 by Margierytka
- UK1967_Medieval_Well by UK1967
- Pink Flamingo by Saiz08
- Pink Flamingo by Saiz08
- Pink Flamingo by Saiz08

Additional Credits:
Numenor for his AnyGamestarter
MaryLou and HystericalParoxysm for their recolour tutorials
Eedgan, dogman and Jonesi for their garage tutorials

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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21 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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Theorist
#2 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 2:02 AM
This looks very well done - thank you! (Can't find the :wine: symbol!)
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 3:39 AM
Gorgeous! I wonder how difficult it would be to make an Italian vacation destination! I am definitely going to use this for something. I can't wait to see the vineyard.
Scholar
#4 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 4:11 AM
It looks like a really beautiful place! Well done! Thanks for sharing your hard work with us.
Scholar
#5 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 11:47 AM
This is a great creation.Probably you had a hard work,but the result is magnificent.This lot is so well done and so complete for all simmers:Those who love playing with their simmies and those who love beautiful architecture .
Now its downloading time.Thank you so much for sharing this treasure.Hugs.
Alchemist
#6 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 1:01 PM
Wonderful place! Does it exist in RL Alisar? It looks realistic and nicely decorated, a typical Tuscany country resort. I particularly love how you managed the cars parking and that beautiful barbeque-pool area. Thank you for sharing and crossed fingers for the contest! Kiss and ciao
Test Subject
#7 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 1:25 PM Last edited by juniorvindahl : 15th Jan 2008 at 1:26 PM. Reason: is a thanks post
This is absolutely gorgeous! It brings back fond memories of my trip to Tuscany years ago. Now I really want to go back.
Thank you for this great creation.
I'm off to check travel prices and find my passport!
Alchemist
#8 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 8:20 PM
Wonderful realistic! Tuscany is a paradise and this farm looks like heaven! Thanks,
Scholar
#9 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 9:47 PM
Pretty job ! Bravo Alisar and thank you !!

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
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Original Poster
#10 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 10:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rian90
Gorgeous! I wonder how difficult it would be to make an Italian vacation destination! I am definitely going to use this for something. I can't wait to see the vineyard.


Echo's magic, the vineyard, just like the apple tree, the lettuce and the red cabbage! You can harvest and sell/store the fruits into your fridge! I have all EPS and stuff packs but for people who do not have seasons these are the best!
Go and download the full set! as per the Italian vacation destination difficulties, I think it depends on what you look for! tell me, may be I have what you need/I can help.
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#11 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 11:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rebecah
It looks like a really beautiful place! Well done! Thanks for sharing your hard work with us.

I love your animals too, Beck! and as I've been downloading plenty of your marvellous creations stuff both from here and from smb, I am happy you're downloading mine!
good luck for the contest!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mehrlicht
This is a great creation.Probably you had a hard work,but the result is magnificent.This lot is so well done and so complete for all simmers:Those who love playing with their simmies and those who love beautiful architecture .
Now its downloading time.Thank you so much for sharing this treasure.Hugs.

thank you, Mehrlicht! yes it took me about two months! I built the buildings twice before this and I also learnt things about building and recolors and this took me time and attention too! 'hope your sims will appreciate!

Quote:
Originally Posted by lamammaforever
Wonderful place! Does it exist in RL Alisar? It looks realistic and nicely decorated, a typical Tuscany country resort. I particularly love how you managed the cars parking and that beautiful barbeque-pool area. Thank you for sharing and crossed fingers for the contest! Kiss and ciao

hi, lamamma! yes, the inspiration comes from a real XVIII Tuscan farm, on Chianti hills, restored for touristic purposes. the complete lot would be much bigger than this, as I could not place the farm where the grape harvest takes place (I am bulding it in another lot, but think I will upload it only if it will be, for any reason, a bit interesting - lots of beautiful farms on mts2!) Building is all in yellow Tuscan stone, stairs too; as per the interiors are typical terracotta floors and stucco walls.
the cars parking was difficult and amusing together: I had that parking idea, that awful typical Italian parking way in backyards where sometimes cars are almost stuck and in a mess! you know, I could imagine in my mind sims curse against one another for leaving difficulties! I must say the game almost disappointed me..: no crashing, no high voices, no quarrels, 'only' car going away and back without any problems
thank you for the crossed-fingers

Quote:
Originally Posted by juniorvindahl
This is absolutely gorgeous! It brings back fond memories of my trip to Tuscany years ago. Now I really want to go back.
Thank you for this great creation.
I'm off to check travel prices and find my passport!

that's a good idea! my last go was for job and no time for leisure , only a little stay for lunch in a little restaurant where I ate a gorgeous pizza!
thank you for your fond memories
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Original Poster
#12 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 11:42 PM
Sophie-David the beer will do! thank you!

verenaheu and Mihura thank you for your appreciation! 'hope you'll enjoy too!
Theorist
#13 Old 27th Jan 2008 at 1:16 AM
So very nice!

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
Test Subject
#14 Old 28th Jan 2008 at 12:20 AM
Amazing!
Truly a winning entry to beat in my book. So many were so large as well as sorry Unplayable.
You put the effort into it to make it spectacular, but playable at the same time.

Good Luck Got my vote hands down.
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Original Poster
#15 Old 28th Jan 2008 at 12:44 AM
billielith: thank you
Taralee: I can play it, I hope the same for you and all the people who downloaded it! many thanks for your vote
Field Researcher
#16 Old 29th Jan 2008 at 11:07 PM Last edited by MaryLou : 29th Jan 2008 at 11:22 PM.
Alisar
This is really great, and more, more realistic !!!
BRAVA!!!
We also have more similar agriturism in Emilia, especially on the hill

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
MaryLou's Sims 2 World - MaryLou Sims 2 Forum (Italiano)
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#17 Old 30th Jan 2008 at 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by MaryLou
Alisar
This is really great, and more, more realistic !!!
BRAVA!!!
We also have more similar agriturism in Emilia, especially on the hill


Thank you MaryLou! your sweet Emilia hills! I know them less, but they are so charming and relaxing too! there are places you cannot but fall in love with!
I am honoured from your attention , you always know what our sims need and create awesome jobs (and I do not resist and download :D)
Field Researcher
#18 Old 2nd Dec 2008 at 1:14 AM
This is amazing! Thank you so much!
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Original Poster
#19 Old 26th Mar 2009 at 11:15 PM
you're welcome. I hope I will upload the second part soon

I create for my amusement. I share for -I hope!- yours :)
Enjoy and ... Happy simming!
Test Subject
#20 Old 16th May 2010 at 11:05 AM
WOW, I have just returned form an educational trip to Tuscany - as a gastronomy student I visited a similad bio farm near San Gimignano -which turned up the best holiday ever. So I thought my simmies should have the same experience. This is absolutely geogeous...
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#21 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 8:27 PM
Thanks You!