Podere Tilia

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Approached via a winding lane lined with cypress trees, with views of the surrounding olive groves and woodland, Podere Tilia offers you a quintessential Tuscan experience in the foothills of Monte Pisano.

The owners of this enchanting farmhouse have renovated Podere Tilia throughout, creating a fine holiday home of a high standard. You’ll immediately sense the quality yet warmth as you step into the entrance hall with its dining table perfectly positioned for evenings of conversation and good wine with family or friends. The impressive lounge offers so much space with its sumptuous sofas, fireplace and huge doors opening out to the garden and views. There is a true Italian spirit across this air-conditioned living space with its ornate décor and welcoming ambience.

The first floor offers a romantic master bedroom with its stylish shower and steam room, a pretty en-suite twin/double and doors leading to a sun terrace with panoramic views. Another narrow staircase winds up to the top of the house where a charming third bedroom features exposed stone walls, wood-beamed ceilings and delightful views of Tuscan landscapes. As well as the three main bedrooms, each with air-conditioning, there is also a pull-out bed suitable for two children in a room downstairs with its own en suite bathroom, allowing the villa to sleep up to eight guests.

Set in an olive estate, you can blissfully gaze at the lovely vistas around you as you relax by the private pool or enjoy long meals by the pizza oven and barbecue in the characterful al-fresco dining area.

Wander down through the olive groves and woodland to reach the local village with its grocery shop and a handful of restaurants or follow one of the many forest trails to discover the magnificent landscapes of Monte Pisano. This area is ideal for guests who love walking, cycling and especially mountain biking and you will also find horse-riding, rock-climbing and river rafting within a short drive.  

The three incredible cities of Lucca, Pisa and Florence are waiting to be explored or spend the day on the sandy beaches of Viareggio. Discover hidden villages, charming trattorias, amazing wineries and summer festivities across the region; this part of northern Tuscany offers authentic experiences to every age.  

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What you should know…

  • The downstairs pull-out bed is the perfect size for two children. 
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the first floor bedrooms and the living room only.
  • If travelling with younger guests, supervision is especially needed on the upper terrace and around some of the terraced grounds.
  • When driving to the house, the last 500m is an unmade road but it’s well maintained and reasonably easy to drive on.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Satellite TV Heating

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

- Entrance hall and dining area with dining table and chairs
- Living room with air-conditioning, fireplace, satellite TV and library with doors leading to garden
- Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge-freezer, oven, toaster, blender, coffee machine and breakfast bar. Doors lead to terrace
- Bedroom with pull-out bed (140cm) suitable for two children and en suite bathroom with bath

First Floor

- Master bedroom with air-conditioning
- Bathroom with shower
- Double/twin bedroom with air-conditioning and guest toilet
- Access to upper sun terrace with al-fresco dining, comfortable seating and sun loungers and parasols

Second Floor (via small, partially open-sided staircase)

- Small double bedroom with ceiling fan, panoramic views and en suite bathroom with shower 

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (octagonal, 8x5m, depth: 1.7m). Open approximately May to end-September
- Pool terrace with sun loungers and chairs
- Covered gazebo for al-fresco dining
- Barbecue
- Pizza oven
- Terraced gardens
- Private parking
- Fenced grounds


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (living area and bedrooms on the first floor)
- Heating
- Ceiling fan (bedroom on the second floor)
- Satellite TV
- Hairdryers
- Washing machine


About the surrounding area of Podere Tilia
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Set in the foothills of Monte Pisano in northern Tuscany, between Pisa and Lucca, Podere Tilia is surrounded by olive groves, woodland and beautiful countryside.

You can wander down through the olive trees and forests to a local village around 2km away where you will find places to eat and a grocery shop. The nearest supermarket can be found in San Leonardo (7km), or drive to the nearby town of Bientina (8km) for shops, supermarkets, restaurants and other useful amenities. Look out for the weekly market every Tuesday morning and on the fourth weekend of every month there’s an antique’s fair in one of the squares. If you are staying in July, check the dates of Il Palio di Bientina, an equestrian competition that takes place in the main square.

This is also a wonderful area for walking, hiking, cycling and mountain biking with many trails leading straight from the grounds leading to endless forests and amazing landscapes of Monte Pisano. The nearby Riserva Naturale Bosco di Tanali is a great place for a walk where you can look out for all sorts of wildlife whilst the more adventurous can hike over the hills to the local hilltop village of Buti, around 7km away, passing through enchanting woodland en route. There is also horse-riding within a ten-minute drive as well as rock climbing, water-rafting and canyoning in the region.

The villa is also ideally positioned for visiting Lucca (18km) with its city walls (for walking or cycling), beautiful churches, towers and piazzas in the old centre and many wonderful cafes, bars and trattorias serving local specialities. Heading south, Pisa (30km) is also a short drive where you can visit its famous duomo and tower but also explore the picturesque riverside and yet more excellent restaurants, many serving seafood due to its proximity to the coast.

Indeed, if you fancy spending the day at the beach then head to Viareggio (40km) with its beautiful promenade, sandy beaches and range of watersports. The town also hosts Italy’s greatest carnival in the lead up to Easter but if you can’t make it then the Museo Cittadella del Carnevale is a great way to learn all about it. Heading north of Viareggio, you could even visit some of Liguria’s enchanting beachside villages and towns such as Lerici (80km) and La Spezia (90km), the gateway to the Cinque Terre.

Florence is of course another exquisite city to visit, just over an hour away by car or you could catch the train from Pontedera (13km). One of the most beautiful cities in the world, explore its historic treasures and world-famous art galleries. South of Florence, the Chianti hills are filled with enchanting Tuscan villages such as San Gimignano (65km), Certaldo (60km) and Montespertoli (54km) to name just a few.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport


Nearest Airport 2 Florence Airport


Nearest Train Station Pontedera/Lucca


Nearest Village


Nearest Restaurant Local village


Nearest Bar/Pub Local village


Nearest Supermarket San Leonardo


Nearest Town/City Pontedera/Lucca


Nearest Tennis Bientina


Nearest Golf Golf Montecatini


Nearest Beach Viareggio



Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, the Lucca and Pisa region is a captivating destination that effortlessly blends rich history, stunning architecture, and natural beauty. This picturesque region is renowned for its unique and unforgettable attractions, making it a must-visit for any traveller. 


With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

With woodland surrounding this lovely villa, there are so many walking trails and keen cyclists/mountain bikers can explore to their heart’s content. The nearby Riserva Naturale Bosco di Tanali is an especially pleasant place to take the children for a walk, looking out for native flora, fauna and wildlife.

There is also a horse-riding centre within a ten-minute drive of the villa and horse-lovers may also enjoy the equestrian event, Il Palio di Bientina, which takes place in the local town of Bientina every July.

As well as exploring the historic treasures and beautiful architecture in Lucca, Pisa and Rome (or just eating gelato on a beautiful city piazza), you can also head to the beach with Viareggio just 40km away by car. Enjoy the ambience along the beautiful promenade, discover some of the watersports on offer or just relax on the long sandy beach.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting 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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extra services available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Car rental
- Babysitting
- Local chef
- Massage therapist
- Horse riding
- Swimming lessons

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 charged by credit card upon arrival and refunded after full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday from mid-May to beginning-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Energy costs included? Extra €150 per week, payable locally.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, paid locally.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €250, payable 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
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.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the first floor bedrooms and living room only. The second floor bedroom has a ceiling fan.
Other Ts and Cs The pull-out bed in the ground floor bedroom is ideal for two children.
Other Ts and Cs The pull-out bed in the ground floor bedroom is ideal for two children.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £3,402
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 7th 2024 £4,955
Jan 7th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £3,402
Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £3,967
May 18th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £4,955
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 £3,967
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £3,402
Dec 21st 2024 - Jun 13th 2025 £4,955

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €3,720
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 7th 2024 €5,418
Jan 7th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €3,720
Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €4,338
May 18th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €5,418
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 €4,338
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €3,720
Dec 21st 2024 - Jun 13th 2025 €5,418

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $4,007
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 7th 2024 $5,837
Jan 7th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $4,007
Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $4,673
May 18th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $5,837
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 $4,673
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $4,007
Dec 21st 2024 - Jun 13th 2025 $5,837

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.

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