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Villa Lestra ( Beautiful villa Volterra area, San Gimignano, Pisa )

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4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
11 guests
Minimum stay varies
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( VILLA LESTRA ) : ( 8 + 3 persons - 4 bedrooms – 5 bathrooms ) Tucked away in a lesser known part of Tuscany, undiscovered by crowds of tourists, Villa Lestra, on the outskirts of the medieval village of Montelopio, is idyllically located in an exceptionally beautiful, lush and varied landscape dotted with olive groves, vines, fields of wheat and sunflowers and woodlands abounding in wild boars, porcupines, foxes and deer.Situated where the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Florence meet, the Villa is just a short distance from the well preserved historical towns of San Gimignano and Volterra. Even the village of Montelopio, about 1 km from the Villa, boasts an ancient history. The Etruscans, Longobards, the seafaring Republic of Pisa, the Templars and the noble families of the Grand Du...( VILLA LESTRA ) : ( 8 + 3 persons - 4 bedrooms – 5 bathrooms ) Tucked away in a lesser known part of Tuscany, undiscovered by crowds of tourists, Villa Lestra, on the outskirts of the medieval village of Montelopio, is idyllically located in an exceptionally beautiful, lush and varied landscape dotted with olive groves, vines, fields of wheat and sunflowers and woodlands abounding in wild boars, porcupines, foxes and deer.Situated where the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Florence meet, the Villa is just a short distance from the well preserved historical towns of San Gimignano and Volterra. Even the village of Montelopio, about 1 km from the Villa, boasts an ancient history. The Etruscans, Longobards, the seafaring Republic of Pisa, the Templars and the noble families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany have all left their traces as they passed through or settled, attracted by this “prosperous hill”. Villa Lestra is a traditional 1800 Tuscan farmhouse converted with great attention to detail by the proprietors, the Ruatti family. The original features such as the terra cotta flooring, chestnut wooden beams and stone walls enhance the modern restoration to provide a comfortable environment. The Villa comprised of two floors measures 300 sq.m and hosts up to 11 persons. On the ground floor there is: A fully equipped built- in kitchen with a full range of modern appliances and utility cupboard, a furnished living room with a large table, sofas, armchairs and satellite TV, a spacious lounge enhanced by an original rustic fireplace surrounded by sofas, armchairs and satellite TV; a bathroom equipped for the disabled; a double bedroom (or twin beds) with satellite TV and en suite bathroom with shower. A stone and wrought iron staircase leads to the first floor and the bedrooms: 2 doubles (or twin beds) (which can be transformed into triples ), 1 double bedroom ( a single bed can be added in this room) each with an en suite bathroom with shower, an open fireplace, satellite TV and a built- in cupboard. A spiral staircase leads to the “dovecote”, a tower which looms from the centre of the roof converted into a comfortable lounge offering a 360° panoramic view of the hilly landscape. The kitchen and living room on the ground floor open out to a porch sheltered by a wrought iron pergola where you can enjoy your meals or simply relax on comfortable sofas. The Villa has under-floor central heating and air conditioning throughout which can be adjusted as required in every room, safe . The grounds provide ample leisure facilities: there is a small rustic style hut open on 3 sides equipped for preparing meals and a barbecue or simply to relax, a 15m x 5m swimming pool with a depth from 40cm to 150 cm. with Roman spa steps leading into the pool and a hydro-massage zone: just push the button to release the water jets for a soothing lower back and neck massage. Three sides of the pool are decorated with flowers and the fourth with a small waterfall where the water is only 40 cm in depth and therefore ideal for children; a solarium with sun beds, chairs and small tables for those who prefer to bask in the sunshine; a wrought iron sheltered gazebo with sofas and armchairs for those who prefer the shade. The Villa is surrounded by a spacious 5.000 m garden, landscaped with traditional Tuscan flora, enclosed by an electric fence and Mediterranean shrub hedges to ensure total privacy and a sheltered carpark. Every Wednesday evening we organize a pizza party for the guests. On request: dinner at the villa. Every morning at the farm you can buy bread and other fresh produce from the oven to make a good breakfast. Wine and food day-trips , Wine tasting, Olive oil tasting, Cheese and salami tasting, Pasta factory and medieval castle day-trip, Chocolate tasting, Pastry tasting, Tuscan cooking classes, Arts and Italian language, Painting classes, Decoupage classes, Classes of decoration on ceramics ,Italian language. In the village of San Gervasio, Museum of workers and rural civilization; in the city of Capannoli in the splendid Villa Baciocchi, in late Baroque style, it is possible to visit both the Zoological Museum and the Archaeological Museum. There are innumerable itineraries of naturalistic interest that are found in harmony between our hills, allowing a taste of the beauty of the place and, moreover, every time you raise your eyes to the sky, you will see enchanting bell towers and a surprising wealth of churches for over ten centuries . In the course of a year in the city of Peccioli, there are many traditional events, with food festivals, local celebrations linked to theatrical events, cultural events of great variety and high level of theater, music, dance, cinema (with special initiatives for children) . Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: RTTFNC59C04G702CMore
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francesco R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
Interaction with guests
In addition to being present at the arrival of guests, giving us all the information you need to spend a great vacation, during the week our staff will be at your disposal for any problems or information that guests will ask for! Every year the tenor Andrea Bocelli performs at the Teatro Naturale del Silenzio. Located near Lajatico and only 2 km from our company, it is a magical place immersed in the surrounding green hills. Thanks to the additional presence of numerous international music stars, the concerts attract thousands of people from all over the world. It is a special occasion that takes place every July and continues to fascinate its audience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

location is remote from any larger city. Shopping is 20 minutes away. But the area and the location is beutiful. If you want a quiet vacation - this is the place.

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019
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Date of stay: July 2017
Destination510689, VR Owner at Villa Lestra ( Beautiful villa Volterra area, San Gimignano, Pisa ), responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Swingset
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighborhood
Landscapes and surroundings In the surrounding countryside you can see many charming villages and farms, some of them crumbling - testimony to the past rural civilization. But at the same time they are reviving, transmitting and creating moments of happiness and simple emotions, which we all desire and you feel again that the world is finally yours, this is what you will get in Tuscany. Our area is very well served by countless typical restaurants; among these, I can mention one in particular (Ristorante L 'Antico Mulino) that will make you taste the typical Tuscan cuisine with its truly exclusive dishes and will suggest you which of the excellent local wines accompany your meal.
Getting around
For those who want to be in direct contact with nature, there are beautiful nature trails for hiking and mountain biking and for the more athletic who wish to rediscover the joy of adventure, there are facilities just 5 km from the site of the farm for horseback riding along the picturesque paths of our hills, or playing golf in the beautiful Castelfalfi course, a 22-hole course, a green and a training bunker.For those who wish to dedicate themselves to the care of their bodies, the exclusive Casciana Terme spa is located 12 kilometers from our company, where it is possible to benefit from the whole range (spa treatments, wellness center, cosmetic line,guided tours to the most beautiful cities of art.
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