Villa Dania

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Sleeps: 13 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

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Imagine a villa in Tuscany - the verdant rolling hills, olive groves and grapevines. You’re dining alfresco in a loggia perched above it all, with age old wisteria framing the view. It sounds like a fantasy, but at Villa Dania it’s real. This 5 bedroom 19th century village home has been lovingly restored by the owners, adding modern amenities while preserving the villa’s fine historic details.

This family villa invites connection and conversation; sit with friends by the pool, under the arbor, or inside under a fresco (yes, really). All that’s missing is a glass of good Tuscan wine. Thankfully that can be found in the village with a couple of shops and places to eat, just a short stroll from the villa itself.

Tuscany’s most important cultural centres are nearby. A trip to Volterra (25km) is a must for any history buff. This Bronze Age settlement was one of the "twelve cities" of the Etruscan League - and remains a living museum of history, art, and architecture. You might fly into the nearest airport in Pisa, only 44km away. Or if you're taking the train instead, you'll catch it in Pontedera (25km), a city known for wine and chocolate production.

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What you should know…

  • If travelling with friends or family, the owner's sister villa, Villa Le Fauci, is just a 5-minute drive away whilst Villa Edoardo is 15 minutes by car.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Cable TV Bicycles Provided Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Ceiling Fans

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living room with stone fireplace, sofa and armchairs
- Drawing room
- Dining room with a large crystal table
- Double/twin room
- Library
- Shower room 

First Floor

- Two double bedrooms
- Two twin/double bedrooms (extra single bed for children available)
- Bathroom with bath
- Shower room

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (salt water, 12x4m, depth: 1.30m) with Jacuzzi relax points
- Stone floored loggia with al-fresco dining and living area
- Garden with two imposing lime trees
- BBQ area

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Iron, ironing board

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Dania
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Dania enjoys rolling views of Tuscan countryside from its private garden and swimming pool, yet it is also set in local Tuscan village with a couple of useful grocery shops, places to eat and a pharmacy.

Situated a 45-minute drive from Pisa Airport, it is a fantastic base for exploring the very best of Tuscany with many wonderful villages and towns within striking distance.

Indeed, visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art and others to explore the extraordinary countryside. Gourmets and wine buffs descend on Tuscany to enjoy the beautiful but straightforward cuisine and wine. Walkers enjoy the mountain paths, cyclists the rolling hills, and summer guests even head to the sea coast north or south of Livorno, around an hour away.

One of the most famous historic towns is Volterra (25km), a beautiful walled medieval town also with Renaissance palaces and Etruscan sites to admire. Just as stunning and definitely on the tourist trail, magical San Gimignano (35km) is also close with its many towers, winding lanes and wonderful surrounding landscapes.

San Miniato (35km) is another Tuscan gem to explore, especially its impressive Piazza della Repubblica, perhaps combined with a trip to Empoli (50km), an attractive town in the Arno Valley or Vinci (55km), the birthplace of the great artists, Leonardo da Vinci.

A day out in Florence (80km) is also possible, about 90-minutes by car, or head south to the grand city of Siena (76km) to discover yet more artistic treasures and outstanding beauty. 

Pisa (48km) itself is a joy, not just because of its leaning tower, and further north lies the exquisite town of Lucca (52km) with its old town filled with Renaissance palaces, pretty churches and enchanting squares surrounded by grand city walls.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(44km)

Nearest Airport 2 Florence Airport

(80km)

Nearest Village

(Short walk )

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(Short walk )

Nearest Shop Local village

(Short walk )

Nearest Supermarket Peccioli

(9 km)

Nearest Beach North of Livorno

(52km)

Nearest Town Volterra

(25km)

Nearest City Pisa

(48km)

Region

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

The villa is in a quaint village so it is lovely to be able to wander out to the little shops, cafe and pizzeria.

Furthermore, a playground for children is only 200 metres from the villa with plenty of space to play.

There is also horse-riding a short drive away and lots of wonderful walking and mountain biking trails.

Furthermore, nearby Pecciolo has some family-friendly attractions such as an
archaeological museum as well as an outdoor climbing/adventure centre with a variety of courses and a Parco Preistorico with lots of dinosaurs.

 

Volterra is also great for children wanting to learn more about the Etruscan history of the region or head to Pisa, Florence or Siena for more museums, gardens and lovely sights for a great family day out.  

 

 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Bath toys
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Changing mat
  • Mattress protector
  • Potty
  • Pushchair
  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Playground
  • Slide
  • Swings
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Complimentary Wine-Tasting Included
  • Meal delivery (at an additional cost)

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

Extras included at this property:

Light welcome snack consisting of several drinks, platter of mixed cold cuts and cheese and other typical Tuscan fresh products
- Complimentary visit to wine cellar and wine-tasting (for stays of minimum of 4 nights)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Welcome dinner
- Breakfast
- Private chef
- Cooking classes

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!

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 €400 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.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? No, extra cost, payable locally (€3 per cubic metre).
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.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €50 per pet per week will apply (payable locally).
Changeover day Saturday from mid-April to end-September. Flexible during any other periods.
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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
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.
Minimum stay 7 nights from mid-April to end-September or 4 nights at other times.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £2,318 £2,963 £3,380
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - £5,021
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 £2,897 £3,381 £4,201
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - £6,277
Apr 23rd 2022 - Apr 30th 2022 - - £4,201
Apr 30th 2022 - Jun 11th 2022 - - £6,277
Jun 11th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 - - £6,740
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - £7,773
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 10th 2022 - - £6,740
Sep 10th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 - - £6,277
Sep 24th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - £4,201
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £2,897 £3,381 £4,201
Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 £3,940 £4,807 £6,277
Jan 7th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 £2,897 £3,381 £4,201
Apr 15th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 - - £6,277
Apr 22nd 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 - - £4,201

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €2,580 €3,225 €3,763
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - €5,590
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 €3,225 €3,709 €4,677
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - €6,988
Apr 23rd 2022 - Apr 30th 2022 - - €4,677
Apr 30th 2022 - Jun 11th 2022 - - €6,988
Jun 11th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 - - €7,504
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - €8,654
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 10th 2022 - - €7,504
Sep 10th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 - - €6,988
Sep 24th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - €4,677
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €3,225 €3,709 €4,677
Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 €4,386 €5,254 €6,988
Jan 7th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 €3,225 €3,709 €4,677
Apr 15th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 - - €6,988
Apr 22nd 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 - - €4,677

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $2,994 $3,639 $4,367
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 - - $6,487
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 $3,743 $4,227 $5,427
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - $8,109
Apr 23rd 2022 - Apr 30th 2022 - - $5,427
Apr 30th 2022 - Jun 11th 2022 - - $8,109
Jun 11th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 - - $8,708
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - $10,043
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 10th 2022 - - $8,708
Sep 10th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 - - $8,109
Sep 24th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - $5,427
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $3,743 $4,227 $5,427
Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 $5,090 $5,957 $8,109
Jan 7th 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 $3,743 $4,227 $5,427
Apr 15th 2023 - Apr 22nd 2023 - - $8,109
Apr 22nd 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 - - $5,427

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.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
30 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The stylish  interiors and the panoramic location.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The villa was a manor of a medicine professor and there is a very ancient and historic library with very interesting and unique books referring to all the scientific subjects.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? Visit to Teatro del Silenzio where Bocelli has his concert every year.
Really eat? Zuppa di cavolo - pappa al pomodoro - pappardelle al cinghiale - spaghetti in every sauces
Really see? Archeological museum in Peccioli - russian icons museum in Peccioli - Prehistoric park for children - zoological museum

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Enjoy the Villa! You'll spend a wonderful and relaxing holiday rich in many things to do and see

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Reviews

  • Wonderful accommodation

    Posted by Emilia P on 23/05/2020

    A superb base for a relaxing and peaceful holiday, situated near the gorgeous cities of Tuscany. Wonderful accommodation and helpful owners: it was perfect.

  • Made to feel completely at home

    Posted by Terry on 18/04/2020

    Amazing villa with comfortable accommodation for 12 of us and a luxury feel. Full of grandeur and spectacular views with great outdoor space and pool. Made to feel completely at home by the hosts and with local shops and cafe opposite felt part of village life too. Loved the extra touches like a boules pit and a swing for the kids. If we’d stayed longer we’d have spent more time at the villa but it is within easy drives of Florence and Pisa so had to tick them off first. Loved it!

  • Exceeded our expectations

    Posted by Lexie S on 16/08/2019

    The photos represent the villa perfectly. It was very clean and beautifully decorated. We were a party of 12 and this villa was fantastic!! It exceeded our expectations. We loved sitting out by the pool in the evening. The owners were very welcoming and made sure that we had everything that we needed. They were very helpful and arranged a wonderful dinner for us. It was situated very well for day trips to the most important cities of Tuscany. Thank you very much.

  • Already planning our return

    Posted by Dorgar on 24/07/2019

    Just fantastic! Warm welcome to a fabulous villa. Exceeded our expectations! Best view in Tuscany. We cooked dinner each night in the large, well-equipped kitchen or on the courtyard grill. The pool was beautiful and cleaned on alternate days (as were all outdoor areas). There were 5 bedrooms with nice linens and towels (1 was on the ground floor with bath (shower), two baths are upstairs - 1 with shower and tub and 1 just with shower. Screens and AC in the upper 4 bedrooms as well as the kitchen, library, breakfast and dining rooms. Nights were cool, so we didn't use AC the entire time. Located in a small village with a cafe and shops for the basics (like cheap, good Chianti). Major shopping can be done at Conad (in Capannoli) grocery store on the way from Florence or Pisa. You can get a quick lunch at the store's cafe. Pastas were really good! Pizza night on Wednesdays at an Agriturismo farm. Best bread I've ever had. We are already planning our return.

  • 100% recommend this villa

    Posted by Anna María Sveinsdóttir on 25/06/2019

    Villa Dania is a great place to stay in and relax, the view in the backyard is terrific and the place outside is absolute great the swimming pool and that area around. It is very clean and good space inside.The neighbourhood is fantastic, you can get everything you need, new baked bread every morning in the grocery store, you can go to the butcher and buy a steak and at least you can go to the bar at lunch time and get a cold beer on draft :) All the people around are so friendly, I would 100% recommend this Villa to stay in.
    We would like to thank you for the Villa rental, it was a great vacation very nice place the house and the garden is absolute fantastic we were so happy with our week in your house... the neighborhood is so friendly and nice all the people around so nice. Thank you very much.

  • Incredible week

    Posted by Karin on 22/06/2019

    Villa Angelica is amazing!! Set in an great location in Tuscany, with incredible views, and with a great pool and outdoors area to enjoy lovely outdoor lunches and dinners. We had the whole villa for 13 people, and loved our stay in the house and to enjoy the small village of Fabricca (like running across the road to pick up groceries in the shop, ice cream at the bar, or aspirin in the pharmacy). Thank you Francesco and family for an incredible week at a stunning Villa Angelica!

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