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CASA SELCI Independent villa


Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

landscape garden from a window of the house

Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Romantic holiday

relaxing holiday

culture holiday

A romantic villa in the centre of the city of Volterra, Casa Selci was once an old barn converted into a house the 1950's by the family's Grandfather. In spite of the restructuring Casa Selci has maintained the characteristics of the original barn building.

The entrance to the house is by the pleasant lounge-kitchen. This room has a magnificent arched brick ceiling leading to an elegant bathroom with shower. From the lounge a marble staircase leads to a double and a twin bedroom, both with wooden beamed ceilings. The comfortable furniture once belonged to the Grandmother.

The door from the lounge opens onto a large garden, totally enclosed – one side being part of the ancient walls of the city, from where an excellent view on the Tuscany countryside can be seen.

In the garden, equipped with deckchairs, tables and chairs for lunch, tea or a barbecue, there is also a 8 metre diameter swimming pool.

Behind the house there is a park in which the famous Volterra flag throwers practice to the accompaniment of drumbeats the evocative medieval drummers.

The great advantage of this villa is that when you are inside the garden, you are completely isolated in your privacy, but open one of the two gates and you find yourself in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany, rich in history and fascination, windy streets and allies that characterize Volterra.

Volterra, a jewel of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance art, sitting on a hill 550 metres above sea level dominates the entire Cecina valley going onward to the sea.

An ideal location a stay for discovering one of most uncontaminated areas of Tuscany, that is at the same time to a short step to the sea and to the most beautiful and important cities of art and culture in the region.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, Pool or snooker table
Standard Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Casa Selci was once an old barn converted into a house the 1950's by the family's Grandfather. In spite of the restructuring Casa Selci has maintained the characteristics of the original barn building.

with magnificent arched brick ceiling, marble staircase, and bedrooms with wooden beamed ceilings.

The comfortable furniture once belonged to the Grandmother.

Further details outdoors

In the big big garden, only at your disposal, equipped with deckchairs, tables and chairs for lunch, tea or a barbecue, there is also swimming pool; you are completely isolated in your privacy.

This garden is surrounded by medieval walls of the city. Here, you can enjoy a breathtaking view

Further details

CASA SELCI is placed on the highest point of the city of Volterra. an independent property to have a large garden with pool, in Volterra.

In CASA SELCI you can have at your disposal a licensed tour guide with good prices.

A personal chef with good prices.

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is one of the largest and most important Italian regions, celebrated for its history, art, economics, culture, landscapes and beauty.

The Tuscan region is mostly hilly

Tuscany has always been a region famous for its wines.

Central Tuscany is known worldwide for the production of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.



Volterra, a haven of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Rennaissance art, dominates the Cecina Valley, 550 metres above sea level, affording a spectacular view as far as the sea.

The city still retains traces of its majestic past which gradually unfurls as you wander through the narrow streets and explore the Etruscan Museum, The Art Gallery and Museum of Sacred Art. And yet Volterra’s charm not only lies in its historical patrimony

but in the undefiled surrounding countryside, a slow traditional way

of life and its age-old tradition of alabaster carving.

This elusive stronghold requires careful and patient attention for it

takes time to absorb its timeless atmosphere, treasured secrets,

unique ambience and culture.

One of the most unspoilt areas in the region, close to other

important art centres and the coast, this is an ideal choice

for a holiday in Tuscany.

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Review 1-9 of 9

7 Oct 2014


"Simply divine"

All reviews below are accurate. The photos do not do this property any justice. The Villa is incredible, plenty of room, fabulous feng shui (hope i spelt that correctly). My husband and I were connivi… More

23 Aug 2014


"Fantastic property in a great location"

This is a great place to stay, 2 minutes walk from the centre of town yet completely peaceful and private. The house is comfortable and immaculate. The extensive gardens are beautifully maintained, h… More

2 Oct 2013


"Just beautiful! I didnt want to leave."

My husband and I stayed at Casa Selci for 2 weeks for our honeymoon and we fell in love with Italy, the people, the food and the lifestyle. Daniela was lovely as was Rosanna and Sylvano. The villa is … More

15 Jul 2013


"Superb villa in Volterra"

We had a split site holiday. First week in Volterra , second in Daniela's Casa Dei Nonni in Monteguidi.Casa Selci is a charming and very comfortable traditional villa; just inside the city walls … More

26 Sep 2012


"stunning views"

We stayed for a week in September. We've visited Tuscany many times before and had visited Volterra for a day on a previous trip, and we decided to have a holiday there.When enquiring initially o… More

18 Jul 2012


"A rare rental that deserves its stars"

Positioned close to the main centre of Volterra (fascinating medieval town with lots to see including a Torture Museum!), this oasis of calm is ideal for an extended stay. Its garden has a BBQ, larg… More

26 Jun 2012


"Excellent place to discover the beauty of Tuscany"

Me, my wife and our 2 years old son had definitely our best holiday ever. That was our first Tuscany experience, but will not be the last. Volterra is a small very nice traditional town situated on to… More

25 May 2012


"Fantastic place in historic atmosphere"

We stayed in Casa Selci for the most of March and found a wonderful place, just 500 meters from the historic center of Volterra. Our host, Daniela, gave us the most warming welcome and always offered … More

14 Sep 2011


"Great - lovely location in a beautiful town"

A comfortable house in walking distance of all the facilities of a beautiful, historic town. Easy for travelling to other attractions in the area incl Pisa, Sienna and San G. Local flag throwers and drummers practice in park next door - interesting.
Pool was a delight and garden and views really made this a special place.

Review 1-9 of 9

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:31 Jan 2014

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