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Toscana - Pisa - VOLTERRA


RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Il Poggiarellone stands in a hilly position, in the midst of the unique scenery of the hills surrounding Volterra, on the ancient oil and wine route that continues on to San Gimignano; once an old Pisan watchtower, it enjoys, precisely for this characteristic, a unique 360° view. The recent renovation has been carefully and accurately carried out by the owners, seeking to respect the typical characteristics of its history, with particular attention to the use of the typical materials of the area so as not to upset the singularity of the house and to render it comfortable for guests. The chestnut-wood ceilings with terracotta tiles, the travertine floors, the beautiful half-vaulted terracotta ceilings of the living area together with the large and elegant rooms embellished with design elements, the cosy and spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, the brightly-lit and well-equipped professional kitchen, the large living area and beautiful garden with the panoramic, heated swimming pool, make this property the perfect destination for family gatherings or for large groups of friends looking for a relaxing holiday in a tranquil area, close to Volterra. The exterior of the villa is a triumph of colourful flowers with areas dedicated to aromatic herbs, all surrounded by multicoloured hedges and, absolutely not to be missed in June, the spectacle of expanses of golden wheat studded with red poppies. A tableau that can be admired from the panoramic terrace of this property, while tasting a good Tuscan red wine, and from where you can admire unique and unforgettable sunsets. In addition, its position, just a few kilometres from provincial roads, allows you to quickly reach the main art cities of Tuscany, like Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and the characteristic little villages of the Volterra district and the Sienese Chianti as well as the Tyrrhenian coast with Cecina and Vada renowned for their white beaches.



The property has four floors. The main entrance is located on the ground floor where you find an open-space composed of a large living area, dining area, TV corner, professional kitchen and play area as well as a bathroom with shower, used also by the pool area. This floor has large windows that open out to the external areas as well as to the swimming pool area. The internal a staircase leads down to an the first floor where are two suites with bathrooms and independent access and on the back of the villa an other two suites with bathrooms and indipendent access. From the covered terrace, stairs go up to the second floor with four suites with bathrooms. Continuing up the stairs to the third floor, in the heart of the tower, you come to a large double bedroom with bathroom and with an unforgettable view.


Your memorable holiday will be framed by the unique panorama and the park around Il Poggiarellone, enhanced by large areas of lawn and bordered by hedges to guard your privacy, all surrounded by vast expanses of wheat fields and olive groves. In the large garden you will be greeted by an explosion of colourful flowers and a corner planted with herbs that can be used to create the typical dishes of Tuscan cuisine. You can relax in one of the many shady areas in the park or in one of the comfortable sofas and armchairs set up under the shade of the portico or the panoramic terrace. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The rectangular swimming pool with its panoramic view, just 10 m from the villa and reached from the living area or from the lawn in front of the property, has a large solarium paved in larchwood and equipped with sunbeds and large shady umbrellas. Lined in sand-coloured PVC, with Roman steps for entry to the water, it measures 6x15 m with a variable depth 1.40x2.20 m and can be heated on request. There is internal lighting and external lighting around the perimeter.. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday of October.

Pets: Yes
Handicap: Not certified structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in all rooms
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Smart TV with satellite
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Professional dishwasher
  • Microwave oven
  • Oven
  • Electric Kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • Espresso Coffee machine Nescafè Dolce Gusto
  • Moka
  • Mixer
  • Professional Fridge
  • Chest Freezer
  • Juicer
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen Professional
  • Highchair
  • Barbecue
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Baby Cot
  • Ping-Pong table
  • Table football.

Location and distances

The town of Volterra and its splendid territory represent one of the most diverse and attraction-rich areas in Tuscany. Its indisputable historical tradition, together with its splendid nature, from the morphology made up of ravines, crags and rolling hills, to the vegetation and fauna, form a truly impressive patrimony. Situated in the heart of Tuscany, about 40 km from the sea and not far from the most important art cities of the region (Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano), Volterra is a must for any tourist. Besides being the ideal place for relaxing holidays in this very suggestive landscape, the town, with its historic centre full of museums and splendid historical buildings, also offers a rich range of notable folkloristic and cultural events. Il Poggiarellone is located along the ancient wine and oil route, in a tranquil position and surrounded by the typical hilly landscape around Volterra. In less than 10 minutes by car you can get to the restaurants, shops and cafés in the town centre, as well as to a tennis club, with a five-a-side football field, and to riding stables, while the Golf Club of Castelfalfi is about half an hour away. For those wishing to use public transport, the bus stop for Volterra, Florence and Pisa is located along the main

Airport: Pisa 62 km, Firenze 88 km, Bologna 170 km, Roma Fiumicino 284 km, Milano Malpensa 397 km
Train station: Saline di Volterra 15 km
Highways: Coming from the South: A1 exit Valdichiana 105 km - Siena - Florence ring road exit Colle Val d'Elsa Nord 31 km; Coming from the North: A1 exit Firenze Impruneta 69 km - ring road Firenze - Siena exit Colle val d'Elsa Nord 31 km; Coming from Pisa Airport: S.G.C. FI-PI-LI exit Ponsacco 43 km
Shops and services: San Lazzaro 8 km, Volterra 10 km
Beaches: Tirreno - Marina di Cecina 43 km, Forte dei Marmi 104 km
Parking: not covered inside the property
Access roads: Unpaved road for 4 km, not suitable for sports cars
Attractions within 100 km: Volterra 9 km, Lajatico 23 km, San Gimignano 29 km, Bolgheri 43 km, Siena 53 km, Pisa 66 km, Lucca 71 km, Livorno 72 km, Firenze 74 km, Collodi 76 km, Montecatini Terme 78 km, Viareggio 92 km
Altitude: 372 slm


9.6 / 10

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by Karl Faulhaber
Germany 7/10/2022
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It exceeded our expectations in terms of its location, view and beautiful rooms!
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by Marianne Tebbens
United States 7/8/2022
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10. Lucas and team were awesome. Very responsive and made sure we were satisfied. Very friendly and customer focused.

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The standard typology is the one that foresees the regular Saturday- Saturday stay. In this case it is possible to send a request or to directly book online.

For some periods it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS (periods highlighted in grey on the calendar). For some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients within 24 hours.

Exclusively for the periods marked in grey on the calendar, it will be possible to book different periods, rather than the regular Saturday - Saturday (for instance: check-in Wednesday - Check-out Wednesday). Also in this case, for some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas within 24 hours.

The booking requests for one week stay during July and August are subject to approval.

Short stay available

Weekly prices per date

From to
1/8/2022 4/23/2022 7,176.00
4/23/2022 5/28/2022 8,924.00
5/28/2022 7/2/2022 11,650.00
7/2/2022 7/16/2022 14,410.00
7/16/2022 8/20/2022 15,330.00
8/20/2022 8/27/2022 14,410.00
8/27/2022 9/24/2022 11,650.00
9/24/2022 12/17/2022 7,176.00
12/17/2022 1/7/2023 11,650.00
From to
1/7/2023 4/29/2023 8,580.00
4/29/2023 5/27/2023 10,670.00
5/27/2023 7/1/2023 12,815.00
7/1/2023 7/15/2023 15,851.00
7/15/2023 8/19/2023 16,863.00
8/19/2023 8/26/2023 15,851.00
8/26/2023 9/30/2023 12,815.00
9/30/2023 12/16/2023 8,580.00
12/16/2023 1/6/2024 12,815.00

The price includes:

The price does not include:

  • electricity (over 800 kW per week on consuption € 0.80 per kW), tourist tax (€ 2,00 per person per day for the first 3 days), extra cleaning in case of animals (€30,00/week/animal for small size and € 70,00/week/animal for medium-large size).

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With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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COVID-19 EXTRA POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) 40€ each reservation To protect against any risks caused by the Covid-19 emergency, you can purchase the Covid-19 Extra Policy which protects you in the event that you or one of your travel companions are forced to extend your stay or are unable to complete it. In the event of consequences related to the pandemic that occur during your stay, if you sign up to this policy, you can request the following services:
  • Return home;
  • Advance for expenses for basic necessities;
  • Guarantee for extra medical expenses;
  • Extended stay guarantee;
  • Hospitalisation allowance;
  • Travel fee reimbursement.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)

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