Villa Oliva

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool
Wow Factor
Heritage Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Parking Space Romantic

Constructed in the 16th century, Villa Oliva was used for hundreds of years as the olive press for the villagers of Vorno. The beautiful, ochre-coloured villa has now been carefully restored and is used as a home for relaxing holidays in the Tuscan countryside. The house is part of a small collection of homes that comprise an idyllic rural estate which boasts vast grounds, a chapel and sporting facilities.

Villa Oliva is a sumptuously decorated farmhouse-style home with well-preserved historic features sitting alongside all of the modern amenities we have come to rely on in day-to-day life. Walking around this 500-year-old home, you will see details such as terracotta floor tiles, wooden ceiling beams and carved stonework. These touches fill the home with charm and character and allow you to imagine life here in times gone by. On top of the historical details, the rooms are decorated in a period style with rich colours and antique furnishings.

The house is spacious and welcoming, with the rooms set over two floors. On the ground floor, you will find the communal spaces, starting with the living room in deep yellow tones with red-hued sofas, armchairs and rugs. The room has a grand feel and is an excellent place for guests to gather. Just next door, there is an open-plan kitchen and dining space. The kitchen is typically Tuscan in style, with country-style units and vaulted ceilings. All of the appliances, crockery and gadgets you need for cooking are available here unless you wish to book a private chef so that you can simply unwind.

Heading up the stairs, you will see the four large bedrooms. Three rooms boast double beds and en-suite bathrooms, while the fourth bedroom can be set up as either a double room or a room with two single beds and an en-suite bathroom. All rooms here are atmospheric, colourful and filled with antique furniture, and you will have a restful night in whichever room you choose.

Villa Oliva is perfectly set up for outdoor living as the home has outdoor seating areas, expansive lawns and an inviting private swimming pool. Guests can spend plenty of time out here, lounging in the sun or enjoying a barbecue together. You can also use the sports courts and pitches of the luxury estate and head out on walks around the parkland.

Though the villa is nestled amongst Tuscany's rolling hills, the closest village is only 2km away. For a broader range of shops, restaurants and historic attractions, you can head into the gorgeous city of Lucca, which is 8km away. The city's towers can be seen in the distance from the garden, and at night, you will see the city's twinkling lights from the house. Lucca has something to keep everyone entertained, from wine-tasting tours to fantastic museums.

A little further afield, you are also well-placed to visit the city of Pisa, which is 22km away or spend a lazy day at the beach, the nearest of which is a 30km drive from the home. 

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What you should know…

  • There is a lovely chapel within the estate grounds; weddings can be held here with prior arrangement.
  • While staying at Villa Oliva, guests can book a range of extras such as a private chef, driver service, grocery shopping, additional beds and excursions.
  • Due to the rural setting, we recommend that you arrive at the home by car to explore more of your surroundings.
  • There are a few other villas which are part of the wider estate. These will not cause any disturbance to you as Villa Oliva has an expansive, private garden.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV TV DVD Heating Parking Space

Villa Interior (400m2)

Ground Floor 

- Living room with sofas, armchairs and flatscreen TV
- Fully-fitted kitchen with oven, hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, wine fridge and coffee maker
- Dining area with table seating 8
- Bathroom

First Floor 

- 2 x Bedrooms with double beds, seating area and en-suite bathrooms with shower, sink and WC
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, sink and WC
- Bedroom with double bed or two single beds with en-suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Outside Grounds

- Private swimming pool with floodlighting in evening (8m x 4m, max depth: 1.8m) Heated on request
- Large leafy garden with lawns and terraces 
- Access to shared sports fields and courts 
- Outdoor seating
- Al-fresco dining areas
- Pool side sun loungers and parasols 
- Shared tennis court nearby 
- Barbecue
- Parking 

Facilities 

- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Satellite TVs
- Music system
- DVD player and library
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryers 

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Oliva
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <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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The local village is Vorno, a mere 2km from the home. This 1000-year-old village is surrounded by farms, growing produce such as olives and chestnuts. A few restaurants are here, including a traditional Italian restaurant and a family-friendly pizzeria. Vorno also offers access to an abundance of walking and hiking routes through the beautiful landscape, such as the pathways of the ancient pilgrim routes of the Via Francigena, which wind down to the Rio di Vorno River.

For a broader range of eateries, bars and shops, you should visit Lucca, which is 8km away. Lucca is a stunning walled city with a long history as the city began life as a Roman settlement. Hidden away in a valley at the bottom of the Apuan Alps, the city is quite different from the usual hilltop towns of Tuscany. To protect the city from attack, it was surrounded by thick, imposing walls which still stand today, though now they are used as a scenic pedestrian walkway and are enclosed by leafy parks where you can go cycling or enjoy picnics. A great way to get your bearings is to book a guided tour of Lucca early on in your trip so that you can stroll around the sights with a knowledgeable guide and list some more places to visit during the holiday. Plenty of tours are available, catering to all interests, from foodie tours to art tours. There is so much to see and do in Lucca that you will want to visit more than once; some of the main attractions here are Amphitheatre Square, Guinigi Tower, Palazzo Mansi and the National Art Gallery.

If you wish to visit another Tuscan city, why not drive 22km to Pisa, a fantastic city with much more to it than the famous Leaning Tower. Of course, you should see the tower that has stood for over 800 years and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Close by, you will also find the impressive Pisa Cathedral with breathtaking interiors. Some other key attractions include the Piazza dei Cavilieri, a historic square which has been the site of a Roman Forum and a university founded by Napoleon. These bustling squares are the centre of Italian city life, and leading off from here, you can find streets filled with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.

Not far from Pisa, you will also find the closest beaches just over 30km away by car. One great beach you can visit is Oasi Mare e Dune, which is a gorgeous sandy stretch with chic beach clubs and backed by protected parkland. If you prefer a secluded, wild swimming cove, you can also find one of these nearby. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(22km)

Nearest Ferry Port Viareggio

(30km)

Nearest Village Vorno

(2km)

Nearest Town/City Lucca

(8km)

Nearest Restaurant Local Village

(1km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Local Village

(2km)

Nearest Beach Oasi Mare e Dune

(30km)

Nearest Golf

(4km)

Nearest City Pisa

(22km)

Nearest Tennis

(4km)

Region

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. 

Tuscany 

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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Kids

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

Tuscany has been a favourite with families for a long time; with a lengthy coastline, wide open countryside and plenty of towns with child-friendly attractions, it is easy to see why. Villa Oliva enjoys a beautiful setting within an estate of a few homes, and children staying here can access shared tennis and volleyball courts and a football field.

There are many places to visit for fun-filled days out in this area. You could spend one day in Pisa, which is 17km away. You could start your day by taking funny pictures with the Leaning Tower, which kids love! The city also has brilliant museums like the Ancient Ships Museum and the Italian Army Paratrooper Museum. Younger children will enjoy running around the city's many parks and visiting the botanical gardens. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly museum
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Activities and Excursions 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

Extras included at this property:

- Daily maid service in the morning 6 days a week (excluding Sunday)
- Concierge service
- Garden and pool maintenance
- Porter service
- Access to the shared Tennis/ Football/ Volleyball fields and balls and rackets

Extras available on request at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning 
- Private chef
- Driver service
- Activities and Excursions
- Grocery service
- Extra beds and cots

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!

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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 €5000 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Up to 500kHw a week, excess charged extra, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday from June to end-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights June to end-September. 3 nights during all other periods.
Heating costs included? Up to 500kHw a week, excess charged extra, payable locally.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Pool heating charge? Available on request and extra cost, payable locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 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 Extra beds available on request, payable locally.
Other Ts and Cs Highchairs and cots are available on request for an extra €125 per item per week, payable locally.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £3,178 £3,919 £4,660 £7,411
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 - - - £10,376
Apr 6th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,601 £4,441 £5,281 £8,399
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - £10,376
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - - £10,870
Aug 3rd 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - £10,376
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £3,601 £4,441 £5,281 £8,399
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £3,178 £3,919 £4,660 £7,411
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 - - - £10,376
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £3,178 £3,919 £4,660 £7,411
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 - - - £10,376
Apr 5th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £3,601 £4,441 £5,281 £8,399
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - £10,376
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - - £10,870
Aug 2nd 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 - - - £10,376

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €3,457 €4,263 €5,069 €8,063
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 - - - €11,288
Apr 6th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,918 €4,831 €5,745 €9,138
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - €11,288
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - - €11,825
Aug 3rd 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - €11,288
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €3,918 €4,831 €5,745 €9,138
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €3,457 €4,263 €5,069 €8,063
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 - - - €11,288
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €3,457 €4,263 €5,069 €8,063
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 - - - €11,288
Apr 5th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €3,918 €4,831 €5,745 €9,138
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - €11,288
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - - €11,825
Aug 2nd 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 - - - €11,288

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $3,749 $4,624 $5,498 $8,745
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 - - - $12,242
Apr 6th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $4,249 $5,240 $6,231 $9,910
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - $12,242
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 - - - $12,825
Aug 3rd 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - - $12,242
Sep 28th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $4,249 $5,240 $6,231 $9,910
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $3,749 $4,624 $5,498 $8,745
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 - - - $12,242
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $3,749 $4,624 $5,498 $8,745
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 - - - $12,242
Apr 5th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $4,249 $5,240 $6,231 $9,910
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - $12,242
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 - - - $12,825
Aug 2nd 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 - - - $12,242

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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