Located in a centuries-old building, steps from an ancient Etruscan village in the heart of Tuscany, our newly renovated apartment boasts modern conveniences and Old World charm. Come enjoy authentic Tuscany, away from the crowds.
When we moved back to Alberto's Tuscan hometown from New York City, we wanted to restore his family's property without sacrificing hot showers and mod cons. So we renovated both our family home and this apartment the same way: with respect for the past and appreciation for modern amenities. Exposed beams, lots of windows, dishwasher, washing machine, and strong water pressure are just some of the ways we've created a space that allows our guests to feel at home in our little village. The apartment has one bedroom with a queen-size bed plus a comfy couch bed that sleeps two more. We are child friendly, and there are swings, a slide, and a sandbox available on the property. There is also a private outdoor area for our guests, it includes table, seating, and grill.
Our location is unique in that we are very private, located at the end of a dead-street, but still only a short walk from the village, which has shopping, two restaurants, cafes, bakeries, three small grocery stores, and an amazing coffee vendor. Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, and San Gimignano are all less than an hour away. Even closer is the gorgeous hilltop town of Volterra and the famous hot springs of Casciana Terme (spa open year-round).
Amenities such as a washing machine, dishwasher, and coffeemaker are in the apartment, convenient off-street parking is provided. Wi-Fi is included and available in the apartment as well as some outdoor areas.
We invite you to explore our private land, walk through olive groves and short trails or enjoy a glass of local wine while the kids check out our swing set and slide. Our guests are welcome to roam.
The apartment is located in a large building once used for agricultural purposes. It has a private entrance and is in one portion of the building, our home is in the other. We are happy to answer questions or help with planning excursions and hunting down pottery.
Life at the top of the hill offers beautiful views of Volterra and surrounding farmland. Watch the sun rise behind Volterra in the morning and at dusk listen to the jingling bells of the sheep trotting home over the hills. Eat a cherry off our trees or find asparagus in spring, check out the grapes and wine festival in fall; year-round you can make the short walk into town or the half-hour drive to the beach. We have restaurants, cafes, two public swimming pools, more local wineries than you can shake a stick at, and unspoiled Tuscan charm in our slightly off-the-beaten-track village.
We live on the property and we're happy to share whatever guests would like to use.
Interaction with guests
We live on the property and someone is always around if you feel like chatting.
Other things to note
We have two apartments available to rent, both have a private entrance and are located in the same big building where we have our home. Just let me know if you'd like both apartments to accommodate a larger group. Together they sleep up to ten people.
Please treat our home as you would your own and leave things tidy.
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