Volterra holiday cottage rental with private pool, internet access, balcony/terrace and golf

24 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Volterra occupies a magnificent position on top of a precipitous hill, with open views in very direction including the coast

Situated just inside Porta Selci, the town gate on the east side of the city, Casa Selci is a detached, medieval house

The front door opens from the garden into the living room. One large room, with a magnificent, cross-vaulted ceiling, it has been divided, to separate the breakfast kitchen from the living room. The kitchen has good equipment.

Beyond the living room is a elegant shower room.

A marble staircase leads to the first floor, with a double bedroom, a twin bedroom.

Furnitures is a mixture of old and new, with confortamble beds and good quality fittings.

there are superb views from some of the rooms.

A great benefit of this house is its walled garden, one side of which is the medieval ancient city wall, with views that extend to the end of the world!

there are several places to sit, eat sunbathe, and realx, with a vine covered pergola, fruit and pine trees, home to blackbirds, swallows and nightingales.

Near the vegetable garden is a raised 8 m diameter swimming pool, hidden behind a hedge.

in this garden there is a second pool, hydromassage for relax when your children sleep.

Behind the house is a park where the famous flag throwers sometimes practise, to the accompaniment of evocative medieval drumbeats.

The Guarnacci Museum is 300 m. away, with one of the largest Etruscan collections in the world.

In the town centre, within a few minutes'walk, are important museums and art galleries, as well as an excellent variety of shops and restaurants.

Volterra is one of the oldest cities in Italy. there was as Etruscan settlement

in the 8th C BC: built on Villanovan foundations. The Etruscan developed thriving trades in metals, alabaster and salt. Captured by the Romans in the 3rdCentury BC, it was sacked in 80 BC. by Sulla. The Lombards favoured Volterra and it survived the Middle Ages intact, but was subsequently under Florentine domination until the unification of Italy in 1860. Almost all the buildings are made of "panchina", a king of limestone related to the alabaster for which Voletrra is famous.

The stone flagged streets and squares have wonderful buildings, such as the Palazzo dei priori, the Cathedral, baptistery and square, a wealth of excellent restaurants and plenty of more portable attractions including alabaster goods and leather wear.

Other attractions here are the Roman theatre, and Porta all'Arco, the intact Etruscan entrance to the city. The austere, medieval town centre is a fascinating maze of winding streets, connected with narrow, arched alleys.

Concerts and festivities are organised all summer, and there is so much to see and do here that you don't need to move.

When you do, once you have driven down the

tortuous approach roads admiring the extraordinary moonscape of rounded clay hills, touring is easy both in the direction of the coast and to other Tuscan historic sites.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
  • Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Shower room


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Interaction with guest

My Name is Daniela I am at your desposal for to help you, if you WANT, but always with lot of discretion. I will come to your house only if you want it. Casa Selci and A delightful detached house, in the center of Volterra, Only you and your family can enjoy the whole house, a 2000 meters garden one swimming pool and one idromassage pool. 2 pool in the garden only for you



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Yes, smoking allowed

About the owner

Francesco G.
Tourist Licence
Calendar updated:
20 Jul 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
Languages spoken: English, Italian
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Sep 2010. Located in Province of Pisa, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £887 to £1380.
The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Jul 2021.


24 reviews
Very Good
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Sep 2020

I spent my vacation in this beautiful house. beautiful location. fantastic garden, large swimming pool. a very romantic and truly delightful atmosphere. The house is very clean. thanks Daniela you are… More 

Reviewed 30 Oct 2020

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Jun 2020

This is an AMAZING property and Daniela Beyond all expectations. Breathtakingly gorgeous! Spotless. Welcoming. Magical. Garden fantastic. We will definitely recommend to all our friends.

Reviewed 8 Oct 2020

Leicester, United Kingdom

Nice location, but not romantic
May 2019

The location within the town walls was excellent and the views across the countryside were outstanding. The accommodation is not great, rather plain and basic. The bedroom is fine, but the kitchen-din… More 

Reviewed 26 May 2019


perfect location, very central
Jun 2017

hi my family and i stayed here the first week in june. the property had everything we needed, centrally located within walking distance of shops and restaurants..On the evening of arrival Daniella me… More 

Reviewed 23 Jul 2018


Fabulous house in Volterra
May 2017

Volterra is a lovely clifftop town with wonderful historic attractions. We've stayed at Villa Selci twice, and we LOVE the location, the house, the garden, the city, and our gracious hostess, Dan… More 

Reviewed 14 Jan 2018

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