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ROMANTIC COTTEGE in historic center of Volterra - EXCLUSIVE - TOTAL PRIVACY

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
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Volterra occupies a magnificent position on top of a precipitous hill, with open views in very direction including the coast Situated just inside Porta Selci, the town gate on the east side of the city, Casa Selci is a detached, medieval house The front door opens from the garden into the living room. One large room, with a magnificent, cross-vaulted ceiling, it has been divided, to separate the breakfast kitchen from the living room. The kitchen has good equipment. Beyond the living room is a elegant shower room. A marble staircase leads to the first floor, with a double bedroom, a twin bedroom. Furnitures is a mixture of old and new, with confortamble beds and good quality fittings. there are superb views from some of the rooms. A great benefit of this house is its walled garden,...Volterra occupies a magnificent position on top of a precipitous hill, with open views in very direction including the coast Situated just inside Porta Selci, the town gate on the east side of the city, Casa Selci is a detached, medieval house The front door opens from the garden into the living room. One large room, with a magnificent, cross-vaulted ceiling, it has been divided, to separate the breakfast kitchen from the living room. The kitchen has good equipment. Beyond the living room is a elegant shower room. A marble staircase leads to the first floor, with a double bedroom, a twin bedroom. Furnitures is a mixture of old and new, with confortamble beds and good quality fittings. there are superb views from some of the rooms. A great benefit of this house is its walled garden, one side of which is the medieval ancient city wall, with views that extend to the end of the world! there are several places to sit, eat sunbathe, and realx, with a vine covered pergola, fruit and pine trees, home to blackbirds, swallows and nightingales. Near the vegetable garden is a raised 8 m diameter swimming pool, hidden behind a hedge. in this garden there is a second pool, hydromassage for relax when your children sleep. Behind the house is a park where the famous flag throwers sometimes practise, to the accompaniment of evocative medieval drumbeats. The Guarnacci Museum is 300 m. away, with one of the largest Etruscan collections in the world. In the town centre, within a few minutes'walk, are important museums and art galleries, as well as an excellent variety of shops and restaurants. Volterra is one of the oldest cities in Italy. there was as Etruscan settlement in the 8th C BC: built on Villanovan foundations. The Etruscan developed thriving trades in metals, alabaster and salt. Captured by the Romans in the 3rdCentury BC, it was sacked in 80 BC. by Sulla. The Lombards favoured Volterra and it survived the Middle Ages intact, but was subsequently under Florentine domination until the unification of Italy in 1860. Almost all the buildings are made of 'panchina', a king of limestone related to the alabaster for which Voletrra is famous. The stone flagged streets and squares have wonderful buildings, such as the Palazzo dei priori, the Cathedral, baptistery and square, a wealth of excellent restaurants and plenty of more portable attractions including alabaster goods and leather wear. Other attractions here are the Roman theatre, and Porta all'Arco, the intact Etruscan entrance to the city. The austere, medieval town centre is a fascinating maze of winding streets, connected with narrow, arched alleys. Concerts and festivities are organised all summer, and there is so much to see and do here that you don't need to move. When you do, once you have driven down the tortuous approach roads admiring the extraordinary moonscape of rounded clay hills, touring is easy both in the direction of the coast and to other Tuscan historic sites. More
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About the Owner
Francesco G
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:April 2010
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My Name is Daniela I am at your desposal for to help you, if you WANT, but always with lot of discretion. I will come to your house only if you want it. Casa Selci and A delightful detached house, in the center of Volterra, Only you and your family can enjoy the whole house, a 2000 meters garden one swimming pool and one idromassage pool. 2 pool in the garden only for you
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Reviewed 26 May 2019

The location within the town walls was excellent and the views across the countryside were outstanding. The accommodation is not great, rather plain and basic. The bedroom is fine, but the kitchen-diner-lounge is not particularly comfortable and if you cannot sit outside, then it’s not...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Rockhound3690
Reviewed 23 July 2018

hi my family and i stayed here the first week in june. the property had everything we needed, centrally located within walking distance of shops and restaurants..On the evening of arrival Daniella met us at the property. With the directions we had been given we...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Volterra is a lovely clifftop town with wonderful historic attractions. We've stayed at Villa Selci twice, and we LOVE the location, the house, the garden, the city, and our gracious hostess, Daniela. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank kajaya
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Excellent cottage in a beautiful position at the edge of the historic walled city of Volterra, within reach also of many lovely Tuscan sites. Beautiful shady garden and very welcome pool - not heated but absolutely fine in August. Very helpful and charming host, who...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

The villa is situated just inside the ancient walls of Volterra, which means restaurants and sights are within walking distance. We received a very warm welcome from Daniela even though we were late in arriving. The kids enjoyed the pool and the hot tub, and...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Pool Table
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Good Nightlife
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
VOLETRRA, UNESCO World Heritage VOLTERRA Volterra, a haven of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Rennaissance art, dominates the Cecina Valley, 550 metres above sea level, affording a spectacular view as far as the sea. The city still retains traces of its majestic past which gradually unfurls as you wander through the narrow streets and explore the Etruscan Museum, The Art Gallery and Museum of Sacred Art. And yet Volterra’s charm not only lies in its historical patrimony but in the undefiled surrounding countryside, a slow traditional way of life and its age-old tradition of alabaster carving. This elusive stronghold requires careful and patient attention for it takes time to absorb its timeless atmosphere, treasured secrets, unique ambience and culture. One of the most un...
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Nearest airport GALILEO GALILEI - PISA -
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