Romantic house -in the historic center of Volterra
from £141 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £141 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 137820
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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5
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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Check in time:||17:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||cecina 40 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: pisa 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Please contact the owner|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Pool or snooker table, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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
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.
VOLETRRA, UNESCO World Heritage
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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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.
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