Original of the Austro-Hungarian cultural area, the idea of Kaffeehaus was conceived as a recreational space that provided for a garden and rooms used for parties and receptions. In Tuscany it spread between the late 18th and 19th centuries, with the arrival of the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena. In Peccioli, the Kaffeehaus has found its place in an area locally known as “il giardino”, between the ancient Porta Volterrana and via di Lambercione, with a panoramic view over the countryside of Le Serre. The neoclassical style building was built in the early 1800s and was one of the properties of the family Dufour Berte.
Some constructions near this building have been recovered to create a panoramic new structure, a “window” overlooking the entire property Fondi Rustici, clear example of Tuscan flair. Here the artist Mariella Bettineschi installed Tribute to Benozzo Gozzoli, re-elaborating the Tabernacle, the work that the Florentine artist realized in the hamlet of Legoli.
Bettineschi’s is a complex and multifaceted world, which allows us to take our existence to a different period of time, presenting it as a promise of future. Memory and future are periods and themes that are reassembled in a continuous flow and reworked in different forms.
Near the entrance to Caffè Haus is an equipped picnic area.