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Old wonderful medieval farmhouse with pool in the heart of Tuscany

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Ideal for one or two families or a small group of friends

The farm Spicchiaiolona with its two vacation houses Il Castelletto and Acasa, of which ancient stone-walls can tell you a secular history, lies 20 km west from San Gimignano in the heart of Tuscany on the open road between Colle Di Val D’Elsa and Volterra on a hill with a wide breathtaking panorama including the Monte Amiata and Corsica. All around you’ll see cornfields, woods, olive groves and vineyards. The house lies on a 10’000 m² property only accessible by a private road.

The next very recommendable restaurant is 1 km distant, the city of Volterra lies within 15, San Gimignano within 30 Minutes driving distance. Il Castelletto is about an hour away from cultural art centers such as Florence, Pisa or Siena and from the refreshing sea.

The vacation home Il Castelletto offers three big king size bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower, an air conditioned living room, a big eat-in kitchen, a terrace with barbeque and a separate living room for at the most 6 adults. You will find a big fireplace. There is wood, electricity, constant warm water, a dishwasher and central heating in every room. Towels and sheets are at your disposal. Il Castelletto has two floors (by stairs from the terrace on the ground floor to the first and second floor) and is not suited for guests with a walking handicap.

Whose choice?: Il Castelletto is perfect for adults, adolescents and children or couples who like space. It offers as much space as you want to relax, to play, to hike etc.

On the terrace of Il Castelletto you’ll take your breakfast in the morning sun or sit together for a chat in the shadow of the afternoon or just relax with a glass of wine. Should the weather be unfriendly you’ld have abundant space in the eat-in kitchen or the saloon with Wi-Fi to play, write, read, discuss or watch TV.

You share the pool zone with its swimming pool, 20 m long and 4 m large, a wood-burning pizza oven, a barbeque, a small kitchen and a toilette with the guests of Acasa.

Take a bath to train your body, cool down, relax or sooth the soul, enjoy the inviting pool-terrace, on which you can simply relax, sunbath, admire the unforgettable view, eat your self-baked pizzas (children just love it) or grill some seafood, meat or vegetables. with a glass of wine at sunset.

A beautiful location, a wonderful accommodation: Hospitality in a relaxing atmosphere, peace and silence. A lot of space for children, a parking space, only accessible by a private street, a refreshing swimming pool, the Tuscan landscape with its hills, cypresses, olive-trees, vineyards, cornfields and woods, the sunshine, the brightness, the fragrance in the air, the sound of nature - all this will perhaps make your holidays a moment of excellence.

Winter in Tuscany: The house is lovely during the winter for vacations or a longer stay for studies. Ask for special conditions.

More Details

Nora & Michael
Member since: 1999
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Nora & Michael


I am very pleased that you are interested in our home. I myself am Italian, grew up near Florence, classical philologist and spent with our four children 17 years in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. By now I am a retired grandmother of three grandchildren.

Tuscany's historic towns, its friendly people, its simple and tasty cuisine, its intense smells and colors had already captivated me as a child and now back to my roots, I am pleased again and over again when I see that guests can share this experience. I want to promise in no case more than I can hold. Michael, my husband and I appreciate your rays, when you arrive after a long and tiresome journey and look forward to spend your vacation at our just discovered home and property.

I would be extremely pleased to be allowed to get to know you personally, your Eleonora

Nora & Michael purchased this house in 1988

Why Nora & Michael chose Volterra

You are looking for a well-kept vacation house off the main stream of tourism for your family or friends. You appreciate details, love authenticity and enjoy the cultural richness of Tuscany, nature’s air and fragrance as well as the mediterranean way of life.

What makes this house unique

We are most of the time on site and speak Italian, German, French and English. We listen to what you have to say and through the years we have learned what you appreciate and what you expect. You are our client and we want you to feel safe and well and to find the calm, the recreation, your fun or inner strength to dare new.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Volterra in Province of Pisa

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Il Castelletto ist ein Ferienhaus des Podere Spicchiaiolona. Sie teilen den Pool und die Pool Terrasse mit den Gästen von Acasa.
  • Der angehängte Mietvertrag ist auch ohne Unterschrift gültig,
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 3 king-size beds, 1 cot
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you would like to have a driving service, a private cook, a winetasting trip, a city guide let us know and we can see.


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Old wonderful medieval farmhouse with pool in the heart of Tuscany
average rating of 4.731707 based on 41 reviews

A little piece of heaven in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This property is worth looking into for a nice little holiday but would not recommend for seniors or anyone with difficulty walking as there are lots of stairs but wow...worth the view.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California, USA

Our time under the Tuscan Sun

  • 5 of 5

Two friends & stayed at Il Castelleto for two wonderful weeks. The property is beautiful and has everything you need for a perfect vacation. Tucked away in the heart of Tuscany it was a great base for day trips to nearby towns or just relaxing in the Villa or by the pool. We had a fabulous pizza party with pizzas fresh from the outside pizza oven & the patio was a great place to enjoy the evening with our new found friends from the Netherlands. Michael & Nora are the consummate hosts and were always available for help & suggetions. I recommend this place for anyone looking for a truly authentic and memorable Tuscan experience. Grazie to Michael & Nora for our wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you B for your generous review. We are happy you had a good stay and your expectations met. There are an infinite sights to visit, you are always welcome back. Eleonora & Michael
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Idyllic Tuscan Experience

  • 4 of 5

A fascinating villa wonderfully sited in the Tuscan landscape with extensive views in all directions. We enjoyed the spacious rooms with there interesting art and variety of furnishings. The beautiful pool was great and would be wonderful in the warmer weather later in the year.

We were able to access nearby Volterra and San Giminano, both of which are worth exploration. Trips to Pisa, Lucia and Florence were easily possible from the villa.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Peter we are glad you all could enjoy the villa with its views, its spaceous interior , the still fresh pool - May has two sides and you never know, which one you will look at next day - and the nearby sightseeing locations. Thank you Eleonora and Michael
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  • 4 of 5

Excellent setting

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a nicer villa. The location is perfect as it is close to Voltarra and San Gimignano. Michael and Nora are so very kind and helpful. We highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Lovely villa, centrally located in the Tuscan hills.

  • 4 of 5

This villa is on a spactacular hill overlooking the hills of Tuscany. It is a 10 min drive to Volterra and about 40min drive to San Giaagmano, both of which are worth the visit. Lots of vineyards in the area for tasting. Would recommend this villa to families travelling with young or older children. Also would be nice for a girls trip or small wedding venue. The owners live onsite, so are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you want to enjoy an authentic Tuscan holiday, this is the place to stay.

Jane, Toronto, Canada


  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Florenz (70 km), Pisa (70 km)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
a few of minuts
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Bagnaia (50 km), Castelfalfi (30 km)
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Poggibonsi (23 km)
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Cecina, Pisa (70 km), Colle di Val d'Elsa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
a few of minuts, Pizzeria (4 km), Volterra
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

San Gimignano and Volterra, cities which don’t need a presentation, are situated in one of the most beautiful and lovely regions of Tuscany. Walking on its narrow roads make you feel yourself back in another time. You can only fall in love with these places: a soft landscape, the sun, the cypresses, the olive trees, the wine, the excellent food, the spontaneity of the locals and their way of life, etc. Volterra, the “city of winds and stones” and San Gimignano will surprise you time and again: they are rich in culture, handcrafts and restaurants (trattoria). Etruscan, roman and medieval walls, towers and graves, Volterra´s Roman theatre, the towers of San Gimignano, architecture and a vast choice of museums will spoil the art-lovers. Alabaster- and goldsmiths invite you for shopping; the “Zuppa Volterrana” and boars (wild pigs) are cooked with the same care as a lobster and you can try a good table wine instead of the Vernaccia of San Gimignano or a Tignanello.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Last Minute Angebot.
Wir vermieten jeweils von Samstag bis Samstag, in der Zwischensaison zwischen Samstag und Samstag.
Der Mietpreis schließt Reinigung, Pool, Licht, Gas, warmes Wasser, Geschirrspülmaschine, Bettwäsche, Bad-Küchentücher, Chemineeholz und bei Bedarf die Heizung in allen Zimmern ein. Bettwäsche - Handtücher - Kochgeschirr, Gläser etc. sind vorhanden. Im Wochenpreis ist alles inbegriffen. Ausnahme: der eventuelle Gebrauch der Waschmaschine wird pro Ladung mit 4 € verrechnet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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