Villa Dania

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Sleeps: 13 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
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 Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV TV Bicycles Provided Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Ceiling Fans

Villa Interiors (400m2)

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.

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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

San Gimignano, a picturesque medieval town nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, is a timeless gem that transports visitors to a bygone era. This enchanting town is renowned for its captivating skyline dominated by a collection of fourteen stunning tower houses, earning it the moniker "The Manhattan of the Middle Ages." The town's rich history, exceptional architecture, and breathtaking landscapes make it a must-visit destination.

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

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
  • Transfers 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
- 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
- Food and wine tours
- Horse-riding excursions
- Art and Italian language courses
- Guided tours
- Quad biking and Heli biking 
- Helicopter and boat tours
- Hot air balloon rides
- Airport transfers

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

With views of rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards, Villa Dania is quintessentially Tuscan and a romantic venue for your Italian wedding.

This 19th century home can host an intimate ceremony by the swimming pool, then gather to feast beneath the wisteria-clad terrace with magnificent views. As the night draws in and music plays, the stars shine brightly in the clear Tuscan skies above you.

Fortunately there’s no shortage of good local wine to enjoy during your special day from crisp white Vernaccia from San Gimignano to Volterra’s Sangiovese red, not to mention endless possibilities in Chianti.

Wedding Reception
An intimate reception can be hosted inside Villa Dania or outside by the swimming pool or beneath the wisteria-clad terrace, all options for a maximum of 20 people.

Alternatively, a marquee or similar structure for up to 50 people can be set up within the grounds below the swimming pool.

Dancing can take place on the traditional stone flooring in the upper part of the grounds or by the garden and poolside.

There is no time limit on the event but music can only be played until 2.00 a.m. (both indoors and outdoors).

In the case of bad weather, the event should take place indoors (space for 20 people).

Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony can be set up beneath the wisteria-clad terrace or below by the swimming pool.

Alternatively, there is a small church in a hamlet around 500m away.

Another option is a civil ceremony in a characterful/contemporary palace in Peccioli, 9km away, which has a wonderful terrace with panoramic views.

The owners can help find a religious celebrant who speaks English.

Where to Stay
As well as Villa Dania (13 guests), Villa Le Fauci (11 guests) and Villa Edoardo (6 guests), the owners also have their own agriturismo with eight apartments (40 guests), each one around a 15-minute drive away and all subject to availability.

Transportation can be arranged.

Wedding Planning

The owners can put you in touch with their wedding planner.

Catering
The owners can organise catering for you.

Other Information
Events can take place throughout the year (depending on guest numbers).

As well as villa rental, there is an events fee plus the cost of any extras.

Guests can use the owners’ preferred suppliers or their own.

Services that can be arranged include flowers, table and chairs, music, catering etc

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? The air conditioning is not included, payable locally based on usage.
Heating costs included? Extra cost of €4 per cubic metre, payable locally.
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, personal 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.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £2,728 £3,144 £3,977
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - £5,909
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - £6,354
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £7,332
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - £6,354
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - £5,909
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - £3,977
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £2,728 £3,144 £3,977
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £3,716 £4,446 £5,909
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £2,728 £3,144 £3,977
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 - - £5,909
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - £6,354
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - - £7,332

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €2,967 €3,421 €4,327
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - €6,429
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - €6,913
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €7,977
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - €6,913
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - €6,429
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - €4,327
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €2,967 €3,421 €4,327
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €4,042 €4,838 €6,429
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €2,967 €3,421 €4,327
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 - - €6,429
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - €6,913
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - - €7,977

Prices based on an occupancy of 13 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $3,211 $3,702 $4,683
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - $6,957
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - $7,481
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $8,633
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - $7,481
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - $6,957
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - - $4,683
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $3,211 $3,702 $4,683
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $4,375 $5,235 $6,957
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $3,211 $3,702 $4,683
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 - - $6,957
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - $7,481
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - - $8,633

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

  • Spectacular

    on 24/07/2023

    Spectacular house. Ideal position in a village with shops pizzeria cafes. Views from the garden are so beautiful over the countryside.

  • Wonderful accommodation

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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