Villa | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Relax on one of the large private terraces and at sunrise and sunset, when all is calm, you may glimpse the deer, rabbits and pheasants that populate the extensive grounds. Villa Edera is independent, finely restructured and comfortably furnished: everything is at the disposal of couples, families or large groups of friends to while away wonderful weeks of vacation.
The property is managed by the Morelli family who are lovers of nature. They look after the guests as well as traditional agricultural activities, such as the production of olive-oil, wine, the produce of the kitchen-garden and orchards as well as bottling and preserving their produce.
The property extends for 150 hectares much of it undisturbed luxuriant Mediterranean woods. There live pheasants, hares, porcupines, rabbits, dears and other species of wild animals.
Accommodation: Villa Edera has a spacious ground floor living area and the focal point are the spectacular old Tuscan fireplace ideal for evening dinners chatting around the fire and the main table that can easly seat more than 20 guests. A private pool that is located only a few steps away from the villa and green solarium around the pool overlooking the surrounding olive-trees.
Well equipped with facilities like heating, free WI-FI internet connection, central air conditioning (only in the bedrooms), tv + sat , dishwasher as well as the large bedrooms and common spaces, Villa Edera is an ideal location for family reunions and gatherings or groups of friends.
Ground floor: independent entrance, roofed terrace, large and full equipped private garden with tables and chairs for outside gatherings, large and full equipped kitchen with oven, refrigerators, dishwasher, and direct access to the outside area and barbecue grill, lounge area with large fireplace, dining room with dining-table for more than 20 persons, living room with TV+SAT, living room with piano, bathroom with shower, private car park.
First floor: 1 double bedroom with private bath, 1 suite made of two double bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower and large roofed terrace, 1 suite made of two double bedrooms, 1 bathroom with bathtub/shower.
Second floor: 1 double bedroom with private bath, 1 double bedroom with private bath, 1 suite made of two double rooms and 1 bathroom with shower.
Garden & Swimming Pool: Villa Edera has two private pools in exclusive located at few steps from the villa and green solarium around the pool with overlooking the surrounding countryside.
Spacious private and common garden areas with garden furniture for relaxing and outside-dining. Vast green and wood area with olive groves, rose and flowered garden.
Villa Edera is located in a farm holiday estate, is made of the original farmhouse, the big private indipendent villa and one smaller house /cottage all surrounded by the green hills of Tuscany and the typical Chianti countryside with the spectacular view of olive trees, vineyards and age - old plants.
The farm produces biologic extra virgin olive oil made with cold – press strictly following the genuine Tuscan tradition and the owners will be pleased to show you the production according to the season.
Suggested event for this property: Palio di Siena tickets.
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 55 km, Nearest railway: Castelfiorentino 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (9)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Villa Edera is ideally located for exploring all of Tuscany. The local town of Gambassi Terme is only 3 km away and has all necessary services as well as a thermal spa famous for its curative powers that have attracted travellers since Etruscan times. The Castelfalfi Golf Club is within easy reach, only 10 km.
True culture and history seekers can expand their knowledge of Tuscany with trips to nearby Certaldo and San Gimignano, whilst Florence, Pisa, Siena and the fashionable Tyrrenian coast are only an hour or less away.
Other nearby towns of special interest include Volterra and Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo. The nearest airport is Florence (1 hour) and then Pisa (1 hour and 20 minutes) or Rome (3 ½ hours).
Nearest town: Montaione/Gambassi Terme km 3
Restaurants: Boscotondo km 0,7
Supermarket: Montaione/Gambassi Terme km 3
Grocery: Montaione/Gambassi Terme km 3
Shops: Montaione/Gambassi Terme km 3
Outlets: Valdichiana Outlet Village km 90
Bank: Montaione/Gambassi Terme km 3
Post office: Montaione/Gambassi Terme km 3
Chemistry: Montaione/Gambassi Terme km 3
Tennis court: Montaione/Gambassi Terme km 3
Golf: Castelfalfi Golf Club km 10
Horse riding: Montaione/Gambassi Terme km 3
SPA: Gambassi Terme km 3
Train station: Castelfiorentino km 10
Situated on a tall hill, Volterra is one of the oldest towns in Tuscany, it is an Etruscan settlement with finds that date back to the IX century BC. Worth a visit are: Palazzo dei Priori, the oldest public building in Tuscany and the remains of the large Roman theatre built around the birth of Christ.
A centre of Villanovan culture in the period between IX and VII centuries BC, the ancient Velathri became, in the Etruscan period, the capital town of one of the twelve lacumonie (religious city states), surrounding itself with strong walls until the V century BC and extending throughout the hill in an area much vaster than today.
The walls and the splendid dominating position made the town easily defendable, as proved by the fact that it was the last Etruscan centre to suffer the military and cultural domination by the Romans. In the V century Volterra was an important bishopry seat and the influence of the bishops was protracted for some centuries, until the consolidation of the town as a free Council. It was in this period that the main public buildings and the last of the city walls were constructed, a period, furthermore, characterised also by the struggle between the Guelph and Ghibelline families. It was this internal division that favoured the advent of the Florentine domination, making it an important military centre in the struggle against Siena.
The Medici wanted also to strengthen the defensive structures by building the fortress that was to become a rather conspicuous element of the urban structure of the town. A structure that, today, shows obvious signs of all historic periods making Volterra a true open air museum. The walls and the gates are of the Etruscan period, the archaeological area with the Theatre and Roman Forum (open daily from 11am to 5pm), the Palazzo dei Priori, the Municipal Palazzo, the Cathedral, the Baptistry and the walls are from the period of the Medieval communes.
The Guarnacci museum is one of the oldest public museums in Europe: founded in 1761 when the noble abbot Mario Guarnacci (Volterra 1701-1785) gave his vast archaeological property, gathered over years of research and purchases, to the “people of the city of Volterra”. The donation – that also included a library of over 50,000 volumes – was an act of extreme farsightedness as, as well as giving the city a very important cultural instrument, avoided the danger that the vast, accumulated heritage could be lost. Guarnacci, a very erudite historian, author, among other things, of a book about the oldest inhabitants of Italy (“Le Origini Italiche”, Lucca 1767) that at the moment of publishing caused lively polemic reactions among the erudite environments, certainly had the great merit of attracting attention to Volterra from the great intellects of the time such as Giovanni Lami, Scipione Maffei, Anton Franceso Gori, who dedicated themselves to the scientific diffusion of the material of his collection via important publications and constant news on magazines such as “Le Novelle Letterarie” (Literary Tales), published in Florence by the same Lami.