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Dreamlike spacious medieval farmhouse with pool in the heart of Tuscany

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,520 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

The choice for your wedding, family reunion or your course of a different kind

Spicchiaiolona exclusively for private parties for 18 persons (420 sqm).

The hamlet Spicchiaiolona, a former ancient farmhouse whose impressive, solid stone walls tell a centuries-old history is on a hilltop with unobstructed wide panoramic view as far as to the Monte Amiata and Corsica, in one of the most beautiful and popular locations in the heart of Tuscany, 12 km from Volterra, located between San Gimignano, Colle Val D'Elsa and Volterra. The hamlet Spicchiaiolona is surrounded by cornfields, vineyards, olive groves and woods.

One can easily be seduced by this area: the gentle landscape, the sun, the cypresses, the Cyclades, the olives, the tastes, the scents, the wine, the excellent cuisine and the Mediterranean joie de vivre; the starry sky on your terrace or by the pool and in June countless glowworms enchant the night magically.

The hamlet and its houses

Search Google: "Spicchiaiolona". The hamlet Spicchiaiolona with the owner's house "CasaMia" and its two spacious houses "Acasa" and "Il Castelletto", which have been added to each other over the centuries, was renovated with love and respecting the Tuscan country style.

“Acasa”: you enter the kitchen with fireplace crossing a large terrace and proceed climbing a staircase to the first floor to the living quarters with a living room, four king size bedrooms, one bedroom with two single beds and two bathrooms with shower.

“Il Castelletto”: this adjacent separate house has a lovely terrace from which a staircase to the first floor leads into the dining room and kitchen with a fireplace. From here, from here you take the stairs to the living quarters with three king size bedrooms, two bathrooms with showers and a spacious living room with air conditioning.

In "CasaMia” live the owners.

Specials and Outside

Spicchiaiolona is suitable for weddings, reunions of large families and coached or facilitated groups that want to get involved intensively with painting, yoga, meditation, calligraphy, theater work, dance, creative writing or ... Be it outdoors or indoors, whether in the large loft or as an option in the enclosed porch, there is space as much as you want: to rest and relax, to read or write, for the children to play, group activities , yoga classes, meditation, for extensive walks and excursions. Should it rain, the interior can easily accommodate all. You will enjoy the fireplace in the cooler seasons. A swimming pool of 20 m length, 4 meters width and 1.20 – 1.50 meters depth cools you in the summer heat and is ideal for swimming. From the house and from the large terrace by the pool you have a view that you will not forget. In the pool area there is a pool house with a wood oven to bake pizza and a barbecue. The pool house opens onto the large pool terrace where you can also dance when celebrating. A small kitchen and a toilet in the pool house complete the offer for guests of Spicchiaiolona.

Hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere, peace and relaxation, plenty of space for children, for celebrations, for group work, the refreshing swimming pool, the landscape of Volterra hills with cypresses, olive trees, wheat fields, vineyards and forests, the warm sun, the light, the smells and the sounds of nature will enable you to have a wonderful and enjoyable event.

Winter in Tuscany: cultural holidays or prolonged study visits in the winter are very attractive! Ask for a special offer.

Are you interested in the hamlet, sign up as early as possible with the owner, in order to secure the facility and to adapt it to your needs as best as possible.

More infrastructure

Spicchiaiolona stands on a plot of 10.000 sqm and is surrounded by fields and forests. The uncovered parking area is accessible only via private road. The house is 20 (car) minutes from San Gimignano and one hour from the art centers of Florence, Pisa, Siena or the refreshing sea.

The hamlet Spicchiaiolona has central heating to all rooms. The kitchens are equipped with refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and microwave oven. Wood for the fireplaces in the kitchens, electricity, running hot water and unrestricted Wi- Fi networks and mosquito nets hanging. Linen and wash towels are provided.

A washing machine is available.

Unfortunately you cannot bring pets in your vacation home.

The house is not suitable for guests with a walking handicap.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2018

About Nora & Michael


I am very pleased that you are interested in our home. I myself am Italian, grew up near Florence, became a classical philologist and spent with our four children 17 years in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. In the meantime, I have become grandmother of three grandchildren. The Tuscany's historic towns, its friendly people, its simple and tasty cuisine, the intense smells and its colors had already captivated me as a child and now back, I am pleased when I see that guests can live this intensive experience. I want to promise in no case more than I can hold. Michael, my husband and I love your beaming face when you arrive after a long journey and get touched by the magic of Spicchiaiolona.

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

Nora & Michael purchased this chateau / country house in 1989

Why Nora & Michael chose Volterra

Spicchiaiolona allows you to merge your family scattered all around the world in a place that will remain unforgettable memories for all.

Are you planning a birthday or a wedding - we support you in all matters as far as we can with our catering services, wine connoisseurs or Wedding Planner, should you not have one.

You follow a group of painters, yoga trainees, creative writers, calligraphy students or wine connoisseurs etc. and are looking for a suitable place: Spicchiaiolona can be adapted and supplemented modularly according your wishes.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We are speaking Italian, German, French and English. We have learned over the years, what you value and expect and listen to what you have to say. You are our customer and we want you to feel safe and comfortable with us and find your calm, your joy or your resources and inner strength to venture new challenges.


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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Sie mieten die ganze Anlage des Podere Spicchiaiolona. Der Pool und die Pool Terrasse steht exclusiv Ihnen zur Verfügung.
  • Der angehängte Mietvertrag ist auch ohne Unterschrift gültig,
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • In the months of September to May there are a maximum of 7, from June to August 12 bedrooms with king size beds, in addition all year a further bedroom with 2 single beds (together or separately, as desired) and 3 cots.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
In case you are interested to have your event at Spicchiaiolona, you or your trusted representative has to see it before any committment. We would be honored to have you as a guest for a day or two, in order for you to look calmly at everything and choose the most appropriate option for you. Remember that you should book the hamlet at least a year before your event, because otherwise you most likely will not find a suitable time slot.


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Dreamlike spacious medieval farmhouse with pool in the heart of Tuscany
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed a comfortable, memorable stay in this lovely villa. Our hosts were warm, welcoming, and helpful. The views were stunning. Traveled to Volterra, Assisi, and Florence from this central location. Grateful for the use of the washer/dryer after a week of hotel stays.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great you could profit from the calm of our house at the end of an intensive trip through Italy, enjoy the beauty of the area with its stunning views and visit comfortably some most beautiful art centers. Glad our infrastructure was of help.
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Tolle Gebäude in wunderschöner Landschaft

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren als private Großgruppe mit 20 Personen eine Woche in diesem wunderschön gelegenen und für unsere Zwecke idealen Anwesen. Nach allen Seiten gibt es einen wunderbaren Blick, der Pool ist groß und gepflegt, für die 10 Kinder gab es immer etwas zu tun, nirgends ist eine Straße in der Nähe. Die Lage ist für Ausflüge gut geeignet. Die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich und unaufdringlich.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Malen in der Toskana

  • 5 of 5

Bald beginnt das Neue Jahr. Ich blicke auf meine Sternstunden des 2016 zurück. Uneingeschränkter Höhepunkt war der Malkurs:

Seit 5 Jahren freue ich mich, wie wenn es das erste mal wäre: ich gehe für 2 Wochen mit meiner Gruppe und meiner Mallehrerin in die Toskana und werde mir diese bereichernden Tage uneingeschränkt gönnen. Ich bin es mir wert ;-). Der Hinweg lässt mir Zeit, mich innerlich vorzubereiten und den Alltag hinter mir zu lassen. Ich weiss, dass alle Instrumente, die ich zum Aufspannen der Leinwand benötige, vor Ort sein werden, in Gedanken richte ich mir meinen Arbeitsplatz unter den Akazien schon ein und freue mich auf das Wiedersehen mit … Wir sind 16 und der ganze Weiler steht uns zur Verfügung. Nicht einmal die Hausbesitzer stören, bei der Besinnung, Arbeit oder Vorbereitung. Einzelne von uns teilen ein geräumiges Zimmer, einige nutzen lieber die Möglichkeit eines Einzelzimmers. Wir essen gemeinsam, es hat genügend Platz für alle, und wer dann noch Lust hat bleibt plaudernd sitzen, wer will hat im Haus und im Freien unbegrenzt Bewegungsraum oder nimmt ein nächtliches Bad.

Der Tag ist von unserer Leiterin strukturiert, viel Zeit für das Malen, tägliche intensive Gespräche und jeweils zwei Verantwortliche für Einkauf, Speis und Trank – ja dieser gute Wein.

In dieser Umgebung ist das Malen herausfordernder und gleichzeitig einfacher – liegt es am Licht, am Wind, an der Sonne, an der Morgenröte, am Sonnenuntergang oder an den Leuchtkäfern, die zu tausenden in der Luft sind, die alle den Austausch unter uns intensivieren, uns zu aussagekräftigen Bildern beflügeln, es ist wie ein Sog, dem man sich nicht entziehen kann.

Ja ich werde im 2017 wieder dabei sein!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Gerhardshofen Deutschland

Wunderschönes, gepflegtes Anwesen

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes, sehr gepflegtes Anwesen,toller Naturgarten, wunderschöner großer Pool. Sehr nette und unaufdringliche Betreuung durch Vermieter. Gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Colle di Val d'Elsa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Il Boschetto
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Cecina mre
Car: necessary

Our service is designed for special events, weddings and facilitated creative groups

For whom is our offer?

The entire hamlet Spicchiaiolona with its large pool is exclusively available to you. Only the owner couple is discreetly present, offering information or small adjustments. (First Tip: google "Spicchiaiolona".)


You are a couple who wants to get married in Tuscany, you want to gather your extended family scattered all over the world on neutral ground, in a place that will charm everyone. Your or our Wedding Manager will help you to make your covenant forever a highlight for you and your closest family and friends. It is an honor to offer you a stay in our "Wedding Suite" as a wedding gift. The garden, the pool area, a common room for everybody are at your full disposition. You will be spoiled for choice: a selection of catering services for each day or especially for the wedding, destination and modalities of a wedding trip for the whole society and an unlimited feast with a large dance floor; when lust grabs you, take a midnight swim in the illuminated pool.

Should it rain the whole wedding party eats, drinks, celebrates and dances alternatively in our comfortably dry and heated lounge.

Creative group

You're a facilitator, a coach, you follow a group of painters, yoga trainees, people who meditate, creative authors or a group with a different activity: You will be able to work undisturbed. It always impresses how the atmosphere around Spicchiaiolona liberates thinking, perception and feelings, unleashes resources, encourages creativity and lets creative discipline act. Our common room (55 sqm) is big enough for your entire group, an extra room (27 sqm) is optionally available and in good weather you have the whole landscape at your choice.

You might need material that you cannot transport to our place, you are not sure whether our hamlet is suitable for you, please let us know and we will work out a tailor-made solution with you.

You will be happy to see how well you can set up the hamlet for your needs. In painting classes, everyone finds their workplace, for yoga classes you have a large weatherproof "loft" for 15 trainees where all participants can relax, lie down arms free and extended. On the pool terrace you have enough tables and chairs to work in the large group and everyone will still find a quiet place to relax, concentrate or meditate.

Your wedding, your meeting or your course will remain an unforgettable moment of excellence for you and all the participants.

Volterra, 'the city of winds and stones', and San Gimignano, 'Medieval Manhattan' amaze. Walking through the streets gives you the feeling of being in another time. If you forget your smartphone, you can rely almost for sure that someone will follow you and will give it back to you ;-) Volterra and San Gimignano are saturated with architecture of different eras, culture, crafts and restaurants. Etruscan and medieval walls, gates and tombs, the Roman theater in Volterra, palaces and churches and the towers of San Gimignano spoil the art-lovers. 2015 an amphitheater was discovered by chance in Volterra, comparable to the Coliseum in Rome; quite a challenges for historians who have to rewrite the history of Volterra. Alabaster and goldsmiths invite you to purchase. Gold award-winning wines at our neighbor's Bengt MonteRosola, wines from Bolgheri, Chianti, Carmignano and the Vernaccia di San Gimignano spoil wine lovers. Zuppa Volterrana and roast boar are prepared both in taverns and in VIP-restaurants with the same care as an Aragosta, and you can drink well an open table wine as an alternative to a Tignanello.

The landscape is ideal for hiking. At your destination, stop off in an agriturism and enjoy the genuine food. A car service will pick you up and bring you home safely. If you want to explore the countryside with your own or rented high quality bikes, keep in mind that the "gentle" Tuscan hills fool you and go in the legs! When mountain biking watch out not to end up in a wild boar herd. A treat is jogging in the morning or evening sunshine. Ride to nearby golf courses within an hour range or go climbing (severity 5b to 7a) with your own material in the rocks of the Falesia di San Vivaldo.

Hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere, plenty of space for children, the refreshing swimming pool, the cypresses, olive trees, corn fields and woods, the warm sun, the light, the smells and the sounds of nature will enable you to have a wonderful and pleasant stay.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Volterra, Pisa area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
28 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
23 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Spring
6 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Spring
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
25 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jun 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
27 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
24 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Autumn
28 Sep 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Reinigungsgebühr £0

Mieten Sie Spicchiaiolona für mehr als 3 Wochen! Setzen Sie sich mit uns in Verbindung, um unser Spezialangebot zu erfahren.
Die Preise schließen 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. Da alles im Wochenpreis inbegriffen ist, gibt es also keine Nebenkosten. Nur der eventuelle Gebrauch der Waschmaschine wird nach Inanspruchnahme verrechnet. Bei großem Aufwand kann eine entsprechend höhere Reinigung angefragt werden.
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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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