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Villanovia is a conservative restoration example of a historic Tuscan farmhouse.
Originally served as a warehouse and guard tower, this farmhouse was part of the agricultural properties of the local Bishops, as written in the registers of the XVII century.
The recent renovation has preserved it rustic and original. Its distinctive special character provides a charming, warm atmosphere.
Uniquely located on a hilltop inside one of the Tuscan protected areas,
the house offers 700sm of internal living accommodation and 37 acres of private land,
surrounded by a 360° amazing panorama over unspoiled Tuscany.
Perfectly located for total relax vacation,
at the same time offers short rides to historical sites and art cities.
Ideal for families with children, who enjoy the peace of nature and plenty of space.
Groups can gather in the large dining room, prepare food together in the master kitchen or around the BBQ outdoor and seat all outside to watch breath-taking sunsets.
Our property will be at your exclusive use, for a memorable holiday experience.
You will feel at home.
Panoramic swimming pool is 5x12, fenced for children' safety. SPA for your relax with peaceful view.
Wi-Fi is available.
Villanovia overlooks a hilltop of the natural park of Berignone, outside the village of Mazzolla, that a legend associate to an Etruscan settlement, called Mazzum, however the first historical document that attests the existence of Mazzolla dates from the year 1080 when the Bishop of Volterra was received there.
The view spans seamlessly across the Cecina valley, the cities of Volterra and Pomarance, the Metallic Hills and Larderello, with the visible geothermal steams. The natural reserve of Berignone is untouched and populated by a large variety of wild animals, some peculiar birds and night-birds as well as covered with a dense and typical mediterranean forest. There are numerous hiking and biking paths inside the park as well as historical discoveries, such as the ancient middle-age ruines of the Bishops' Castle, the Castle of Luppiano and the fortresses of Rocca Sillana. There are a few rivers that cross the natural park, all affluent of the main Cecina river that forms a large valley and dies into the see in the nearby Etruscan Coast.
One of the few remaining untouristic spots of Tuscany.
Located in the center of the triangle made by the cities of Pisa, Siena and Florence, offers short rides to the cities of Volterra (10Km), Pisa, Siena (about 70Km each), San Gimignano and Florence, as well as the Etruscan Coast beaches (45Km).
Volterra is a real, all year round, working town with restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and all modern facilities.
Volterra, the ancient Etruscan Volaterrae, is a city of great architectural interest, located 531 meters above the sea level, between the rivers Era and Cecina in Tuscany. The main features are the Fortress of Medici and numerous Etruscan and Roman remains.
The area is easily accessible from Pisa by car with a journey time of just one hour. Both Florence and Pisa International Airports are served by daily flights from the UK (London, Leeds, Bournemouth, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, East Midlands), Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia and Russia.
Interesting unknown places to discover:
24 Km away you can reach the Metallic Hills and the village of Larderello. It is located in the center of the "Valley of the devil", so called because of its landscape characterized by geysers with features columns of white steam (already known at the time of Dante Alighieri and his inspiring landscapes of his travel through "Hell ").
Arrivals and Departures
Check-out (until 10am)
Weekly stays with arrival & departure on Saturday in high season.
In other seasons, free arrival, based on availability.
Mobile: +39 335 7828278
Mobile: +39 335 7828278
Villanovia can be reached from State Road 68, turning at the crossroad to Mazzolla. Follow the road for 5 kilometres straight and you will find Villanovia.
From Highway A1, exit to FIRENZE CERTOSA, take the Siena direction and after about 40 km head to COLLE DI VAL D’ELSA, Volterra direction. Before reaching Volterra turn left at the crossroad to Mazzolla.
From Highway A12, head to Livorno direction and take exit to Pisa Centro on the Fi-Pi-Li main road until Ponsacco. Then head to Volterra direction for about 40 km. Then take statale 68 COLLE DI VAL D’ELSA direction for 3 Km reaching the crossroads to Mazzolla.
Just before to arrive at Mazzolla take the left and after 100 m take the right. After 2 km take the left, and after 1km take the right (following Villanovia labels).