Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The villa is located in a natural reserve and offers walking paths and mountain bike trails, horse riding , historical churches and villas, refreshing dips in the rivers and small lakes.
In the area you can have the chance to see wild boars, deer, hawks, hares, pheasants and a fox that regularly comes to feed on the owners' veranda. The villa is just a short distance from horse riding stables, spas and a golf course.
The villa also has a restaurant, exclusively for guests, that serves breakfast and local Tuscan cuisine. Villa Volterra is available to help you organize your stay in Italy.
Accommodation: Bedrooms: 1 double wrought iron bed, closet, 1 double bed, closet, 1 double wrought iron bed, 1 double wooden bed, 1 double bed, 2 sofa beds.
The villa has 5 Bathrooms with washbasin, bidet, w.c., shower (134x75), welcome bath set, bath linen, hairdryer (weekly change).
Kitchen: the villa has three big kitchen with dishwasher, freezing, microwave oven, toaster, moka, electric kettle, pots and pans and kitchenware
There are 3 living rooms, one of them with a crystal table, large and comfortable, with sat TV and fireplaces.
In the complex there is also a small dependence where the owners live. This apartment is out of the way and in no way intrude on the privacy of the guests in the villa or at the pool. They are available for any problem you might have or for any question/suggestion you need.
Garden and swimming pool: The grounds of this villa include a 6 x 12 metars swimming pool with a depth of 2.20 meters, cleaned every day, open from May to October and a long wooden table on the veranda for family meals in the open air.
The swimming pool of the Tuscan Villa, exclusively reserved for guests, offers a panoramic view of the Tuscan countryside and is beautifully furnished with comfortable chaises, tables, chairs and umbrellas. The farm house's pool is an ideal location to relax, swim, sunbathe or enjoy a wide choice of massages or beauty treatments while you admire the magnificent landscape.
In the villa there is the laundry, as well as an old stone wood-fired oven and barbecue that guests can use.
The villa has a welcoming osteria (tavern), painted in warm orange which is at the exclusive disposal of the guests staying at the villa if they want to have any of their meals there.
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 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cacina 55 km|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa - Galileo Galilei 70 km, Nearest railway: Poggibonsi 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (5), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Tuscany region
Villa Volterra is situated in the Tuscan countryside in a very peaceful position, just 6 km from Castel Gimignano where there are shops, bars and restaurants, 12 km from Volterra, 20 km from San Gimignano, while Siena is only 40 km away.
The Villa is also only 70 km from Florence and Pisa. Villa Volterra is 45 Km from the nearest beach Cecina.
Nearest town: Castel San Gimignano km 6
Restaurants: Castel San Gimignano km 6
Supermarket: Volterra km 12
Grocery: Volterra km 12
Shops: Volterra km 12
Outlets: Foiano della Chiana km 95
Bank: Volterra km 12
Post office: Volterra km 12
Chemistry: Volterra km 12
Tennis court: Volterra km 12
Golf: Castelfalfi km 22
Horse riding: Loc. Pignano km 0.5
SPA: Gambassi Terme km 20
Train station: Poggibonsi km 25
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.
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