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Romantic Cottege in historic center of Volterra – Home 137820 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Romantic Cottege in historic center of Volterra – Home 137820

Excellent Excellent – based on 17 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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

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.

Location description from owner

The Tuscany region

There are many good reasons to choose to visit the Toscana. Many people decide to spend their holiday in Tuscany in order to appreciate the extraordinary artistic and cultural offer, while others prefer a vacation in the nature of the wonderful Tuscan landscape. Lovers of good food and wine lovers are in Tuscany to enjoy the simple and authentic flavors of dishes and local wines. Walkers instead chooses the mountain paths, cyclists the hills curvose, lovers of the sea coast and islands. Foreign students ultimately choose Tuscany to learn Italian language and culture.

There are so many interesting things to do and see in Tuscany.

I invite you to discover Tuscany, some who know more and more seem to you wonderful!.

Volterra

VOLETRRA, UNESCO World Heritage

VOLTERRA

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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:17:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
Please contact the owner
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Daniela D

Tourist Licence
01069290524

Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated::
23 Nov 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
Italy
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Italian


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Sep 2010. Located in Province of Pisa, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £848 to £1187.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Nov 2016.

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“Great - lovely location in a beautiful town”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2011

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.

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