Villa Colletto

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Quirky
Great Value
Pets Welcome

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In an elevated position on a hillside near Tuscany-Liguria border, overlooking lush countryside is the lovingly-restored Villa Colletto. Built over several levels,  this traditional stone property has undergone a stunning transformation into a contemporary holiday home that retains much of its original charm.

Stone walls are the main feature in every one of the characterful rooms, which contrast and complement the sleek, modern furnishings used throughout. The atmospheric spaces inside Villa Colletto give the sense of being hidden away in a secret idyll, whilst the large garden offers plenty of open space. Here you can enjoy clear views of the surrounding countryside, Apuan National Park and the mountains.

Whenever you want to socialise or unwind with some quiet time alone, you’ll always find the perfect relaxing space at Villa Colletto. The living room is warm and inviting, with a comfortable sofa to sink back into as you watch television or the flames dancing in the fireplace. Meal times are just as intimate affairs, with dining table that’s ideally located next to the modern and fully-equipped kitchen.

The restful feel continues with your very own small heated indoor pool. This beautiful space almost feels like a private spa, with its light, calming décor and candles for enjoying the ultimate chilled-out experience. The three bathrooms are just as enchanting, with their mix of ultra-contemporary facilities and rustic features. Tranquil and cosy, the five bedrooms are all designed to help you enjoy the perfect night’s sleep. Several also offer views over the outside space.

Within the outside space is a larger deep-water swimming pool set within a lawned garden. There’s also a selection of sun loungers for relaxing and taking in the views. Dotted around the garden are olive and cypruss trees, as well as beautiful flowers such as roses and lilies. The terrace and loggias are perfect for enjoying pre-dinner drinks and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.

Villa Colletto gives you the best of both worlds, with easy access to both the rolling countryside with dramatic mountains and the beautiful Ligurian coastline. The Apuan Alps are around an hour’s drive away, with Equi Terme sitting by one of its peaks. Here you can try the soothing qualities of the thermal baths and range of treatments.

Five seaside villages of the Cinque Terre are also around an hour away by car - each village has its own attractions, with a sandy beach to relax on at Monterosso al Mare and a botanical garden and bird-watching centre at Riomaggiore.

* Please note the property is positioned very close to Liguria but is actually located in Tuscany province**

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Whilst the villa can accommodate up to 12 guests, please note that two guests will be sleeping on a sofa bed. Please see the features tab for full details 
  • The house features some spiral staircases that are open and feature floating steps - indeed, there are many steps throughout this characterful villa

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Indoor Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa

Ground Floor

- Living room with working fireplace and flat-screen TV
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and coffee machine
- Dining room
- Indoor heated pool (3m x 3m)
- Bedroom with double sofa bed
- Bathroom with shower

First Floor

- Double bedroom with bath tub
- Double bedroom
- Family bedroom with double bed and two single beds
- Twin bedroom
- Two bathrooms with showers

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (10m x 5m)
- Sun loungers
- Garden
- Terrace with outdoor dining area
- Parking for three cars


- Wi-Fi
- Hair dryer
- Fans
- Heating
- Washing Machine


About the surrounding area of Villa Colletto
Watersports Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The closest town to the villa is Aulla (km), which sits by the Magra River and is less than a 15-minute drive away. Here you can pick up groceries as well as enjoy an evening meal at one of the restaurants on offer. It’s a great place to go hiking through the countryside, with flat trails leading through valleys as well as up into the hills.

Aulla also has a train station with direct trains to La Spezia (for the Cinque Terre villages), Sarzana, Viareggio and Pisa.

The town of Fivizzano (13km) has a long and rich history, which you can explore through its impressive buildings and landmarks. Be sure to take in Verrucola Castle and the 16th-century defence walls and the Piazza Medicea. If you visit the town during the summer you might be lucky enough to see the medieval tournament that is held every year.

Another medieval town that you must explore is Sarzana (25km). Its attractive squares and streets are lined with pretty, brightly-coloured buildings and historic sites. These include 15th-century La Cittadella Fortezza and 13th-century Sarzana Cathedral.

By one of the Apuan Alps (35km) peaks is Equi Terme (17km) which is home to the Terme di Equi thermal baths and therapeutic treatments.

For a family day out by the sea, drive around 35 minutes south to Lerici (32km). It features a long coastline studded with sandy and pebble beaches that stretches all the way to San Terenzo.

The five seaside villages of the Cinque Terre are around an hour’s drive, with the closest village to the villa being Riomaggiore (44km). Alternatively, take the train from Aulla, connecting at La Spezia. All of these ancient fishing villages share the same coastal geography of cliff edges and hillsides where clusters of pastel-coloured buildings perch precariously. Follow The Path of Love, a clifftop trail between Riomaggiore and Manarola, for some spectacular sea views along the way. Monterosso al Mare has a sandy beach and an old town with narrow, medieval streets and castle ruins to explore.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(84 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Genoa Airport

(116 km)

Nearest Town/City Aulla

(7 km )

Nearest Supermarket

(7 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(7 km)

Nearest Beach Lerici

(31 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages

There are so many interesting places in the local area for enjoying family days out. Drive to coastal Lerici (31km) to enjoy a sandy beach and to visit the Museum of Palaeontology at the castle. Children will love the model dinosaurs that are dotted around the castle grounds.

Parco Avventura Fosdinovo (12km) is an adrenaline-filled adventure park with a mountain bike course, bungee trampoline, exciting ziplines and much more besides.

Visit the Cinque Terre village of Riomaggiore (44km) with its botanical garden and bird-watching centre and then drive around 45 minutes to Monterosso al Mare. This northernmost village has a lovely sandy beach with inviting azure waters for swimming in.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Pool

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Extras included at this property:

- Gardener

Extras available at this property (payable locally): 

- Boat/Yacht charter
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Maid service
- Guided excursions
- Private chauffeur

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €150, paid locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are provided.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra €30 per day, paid locally.
Minimum stay 3 nights during low season, 4 nights during mid season and 7 nights during high season.
Changeover day Saturday during high season (June - September), otherwise flexible.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Whilst the villa can accommodate 12 guests, please note that two guests will be sleeping on a sofa bed. Please see the features tab for full details.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €5 per pet per day will apply (paid locally).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £931 £1,223 £1,515 £2,172
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £1,274 £1,673 £2,073 £2,972
Jan 1st 2022 - May 21st 2022 - - - £3,080
May 21st 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 - - - £3,314
Sep 24th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 - - - £3,080
Jan 1st 2023 - May 20th 2023 - - - £3,080
May 20th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - - - £3,314

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €1,031 €1,322 €1,614 €2,403
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €1,410 €1,809 €2,209 €3,289
Jan 1st 2022 - May 21st 2022 - - - €3,409
May 21st 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 - - - €3,668
Sep 24th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 - - - €3,409
Jan 1st 2023 - May 20th 2023 - - - €3,409
May 20th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - - - €3,668

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $1,167 $1,458 $1,750 $2,721
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $1,596 $1,996 $2,395 $3,723
Jan 1st 2022 - May 21st 2022 - - - $3,859
May 21st 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 - - - $4,152
Sep 24th 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 - - - $3,859
Jan 1st 2023 - May 20th 2023 - - - $3,859
May 20th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 - - - $4,152

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Super helpful and friendly staff

    Posted by Isotte L on 21/08/2019

    Breathtaking, incredibly moving, private, but not overly isolated are all words to describe this little property in the hearth of Tuscany. The staff is super helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed the indoor pool which was warm and romantic.

  • Perfect location

    Posted by Pat Gil on 24/07/2019

    Wonderful villa, clean and all of the facilities and amenities (tv, air conditioner, washing machine, wi-fi) and also a small outside area reserved for us only! The location is perfect! Halfway from the center and the beach resorts! Everything is easily accessible even with the bicycles you can rent! Friendly and helpful staff!

  • Perfect for small groups

    Posted by Agata and Nick on 21/08/2018

    The villa has everything you need for your vacation. You must have a car as the house is in a tiny village at the top of a hill. The location defines the term, "peace and quiet." We were a group of 3 couples and the house is perfect for small groups. The indoor pool with its warm water and candles was a lovely and romantic place to relax. We can't wait to come back next season!

  • A wonderful week

    Posted by Peter F on 06/06/2018

    Our family of four adults and one 8 year old child rented this property for a wonderful 7 days stay in June 2018. We would definitely stay here again. Our son enjoyed both pools: indoor and outdoor after day trips and before dinner. Views from the pool are fabulous. We enjoyed Porto Venere. The only thing I would change for next time if we were planning to go to the beach on the weekend would be to book chairs and make a lunch reservation at a nice beach club as weekends are busy. We ate most nights in Aulla, Lerici and Sarzana which has nice bars and restaurants and is charming. It is also less touristy than all other places we have stayed in Tuscany in the past.

  • We've already been back!

    Posted by Karl V on 08/09/2017

    My husband and I had the fortunate opportunity to spend time at Villa Colletto in May. We enjoyed our stay so much so that when we planned a week end trip to Italy in September 2017, we wanted to come back to the Villa again. The indoor pool is simply fabulous.

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