Villa La Fauci

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5
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Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Villa la Fauci is a traditional 19th century Tuscan farmhouse with a unique design, converted into a luxury holiday rental in one of the lesser known areas of Tuscany, away from all the crowds. Instead, you are surrounded by nothing but olive groves, vineyards and golden fields of wheat that patchwork the landscape, where wild boar, foxes and deer roam freely.

This loving restoration has stayed loyal to the buildings past, maintaining the original terracotta tiles, gorgeous chestnut wood beams and interior stone walls, whilst adding lavish modern furnishings and the large infinity pool to create the perfect marriage of old and new.

This region has forever been a place of rest, and was where the Knights Templar would come to soothe mind, body and soul during the time of the Crusades. Come follow this tradition with friends or family, and experience this timeless area of peace and relaxation, steeped in ancient history. 

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the 'Extras' tab for all the details.

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What you should know…

  • The grounds are not the largest but they are very secluded, and there is plenty of surrounding countryside that you'll have all to yourself.
  • You'll need a car to get around and explore all the joys of Tuscany!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Wheelchair Access Bicycles Provided Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

The Villa

Villa La Fauci can accommodate up to 11 guests with 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms

Ground floor
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living room with dining table, sofas and armchairs
- Lounge enhanced by an original rustic fireplace surrounded by sofas and armchairs
- Bathroom (equipped for disabled)
- Double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower

First floor
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (extra single bed available)

Third Floor
- Converted roof terrace (lounge) with 360° panoramic view of the hilly landscape

- Swimming pool (15x6m with depth from 1.30 to 1.40m with Roman steps and a hydro-massage zone
- Mini pool for children, Dimensions 5x2 m, Depth: 0.4 m
- Solarium with sun beds, chairs and small tables
- Wrought iron sheltered gazebo with sofas and armchairs
- Covered car park
- BBQ area 

More Facilities...

- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron
- Hairdryer


About the surrounding area of Villa La Fauci
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Situated where the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Florence meet, the villa is just a short distance from the well preserved historical towns of Volterra and San Gimignano.

The village of Montelopio, about 2 km from the Villa, boasts an ancient history. The Etruscans, Longobards, the seafaring Republic of Pisa, the Templars and the noble families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany have all left their traces as they passed through or settled, attracted by this “prosperous hill”.

The location of the villa is ideal for visiting the most important cultural and artistic centers of Tuscany.

Distances to the following places :

- San Gimignano  29 km
- San Miniato 29 km
- Certaldo 35 km
- Livorno 45 km
- Pisa 48 km
- Vinci 48 km
- Lucca 49 km
- Viareggio 65 km
- Pistoia 65 km
- Siena 68 km
- Florence 73 km
- Carrara 93 km
- Montalcino 106 km
- Pienza 119 km
- Arezzo 120 km
- Grosseto 120 km
- Montepulciano 125 km
- Spa (Casciana Terme) 25 km
- Volterra 25 km

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(40 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Firenze Airport

(80 km)

Nearest Village Montelopio

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Volterra

(25 km)

Nearest Shop Montelopio

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Peccioli

(8 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Montelopio

(2 km)


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 Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Baby Proofing

A holiday at Villa la Fauci is truly unforgettable. The villa is very beautiful with all the comforts, built in rustic and elegant style with wide and comfortable spaces where children can play without any problem.

The villa has a large enclosed garden with a nice pool also composed a mini pool for children, the latter with a depth of 40 cm where even the little ones can play and splash around without any danger. The Villa and surrounded by a hedge and Mediterranean from it the utmost privacy. Guests who have spent a holiday at Villa la Fauci never want, and with good reason!

No coincidence that the meaning of the name of the medieval village of Montelopio is ancient and means place of tranquility, peace and quiet where in the period of the Crusades, the Knights Templar were standing to unwind in body and soul!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector
  • Baby bath
  • Bath toys
  • Changing mat
  • Potty
  • Stair gates
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Plastic crockery
  • Booster seat
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)
  • Baby Proofing

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Playground
  • Slide
  • Swings
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

Enjoy typically Tuscan dishes, experience an informative cookery class with an helpful assistant and learn the recipes as they are created. The perfect way to enjoy Tuscan food the way mamma intended it!

One of the most interesting and fascinating experiences in Tuscany is taking part in a cooking class. Tuscan cuisine is based on simple but tasty recipes rooted in tradition and wise agricultural practice. The cook at Villa la Fauci prepares exactly the meals that Tuscans eat at home, using the same fresh and genuine ingredients with the help of very useful tricks. All courses are ideal also for families with young children.

The atmosphere is relaxed, cosy and authentic. The experience is hands-on. The duration of the classes ranges from 2 to 3 hours and they can be arranged in the morning or in the evening, before you sit at a table and enjoy all the delicacies you have prepared. The traditional Tuscan meal is made of appetizers, first course, second course and dessert.

Here are just some menu suggestions, but feel free to ask if you have other preferences. Choose one option for each course (appetizer, primo, secondo, dessert):

Dinner in villa with chef and assistant (from EUR 40 to EUR 60 per person)

- Antipasto 1
Mixed battered vegetables. (onions, artichokes or zucchini flowers and sage)
- Antipasto 2
Bruschette with different topings: tomatoes and basil, sausage and stracchino cheese, rucola salad and parmesan
- Antipasto 3
Bread ‘salad’ with cucumber and tomatoes – very typical in  Tuscany
- Antipasto 4
Spelt salad with fresh vegetables
- Antipasto 5
Grilled vegetables with hot chili peppers
- Antipasto 6
Typical bread and tomato ‘mush’  – very typical in  Tuscany
- Antipasto 7
Crostini with porcini mushrooms and other mushrooms prepared in different ways and crostini with chicken lever.
- Antipasto 8
Selection of cheeses and hams of Tuscany

- Chickpea soup
- Farro (‘spelt’, typical local type of barley) soup
- Leek and sausage risotto
- Seafood risotto
- Hand-made Tagliatelle or risotto (please specify your preference) with Mushroom or courgette or artichoke or asparagus
- Ravioli with butter and sage
- Hand made Ravioli or tagliatelle with the farmer sauce (vegetarian)
- Hand made Ravioli or tagliatelle with Tuscan meat sauce
- Traditional or vegetable lasagna


- Escalopes in “pizza” (tomato, mozzarella and capers)
- Thinly sliced beef in breadcrumbs and with a tomato sauce
- Chicken cooked in a vegetable sauce with black olives
- Pork fillet with mushrooms
- Pork fillet baked in bread crust case
- Pork or Beef or veal in Chianti sauce
- Beans in tomato sauce with sausages
- Grilled meat (chicken, pork, beef..)
- Oven baked cuttlefish or Seabass and vegetables

Note: All secondi are served with some roasted potatoes or a salad

- Aubergine/Eggplants oven baked with cheese and tomato
- Green beans ‘in umido’ (tomato-based gravy)
- Aubergine/Eggplants pizza style

- Type of custard tart with pinenuts
- Fruit tart
- Chestnut pancakes with ricotta filling
- Traditional Tiramisu
- Strawberry Tiramisu (only when it's season)
- “Salami”,-shaped dessert made of chocolate
- Typical almond biscuits
- Fruit salad with icecream

Note: Cost of wine € 5 per person

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.

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

Event information

If you searching for a secluded wedding venue for a small group of cherished family and friends, have a look at this beautiful villa, sensitively restored to include all modern comforts. It’s situated in a tranquil area of Tuscany, where the famous Knights Templar came to rest their bodies and souls during the Crusades. The peaceful surrounding countryside is filled with olive groves, vineyards and fields of wheat, all essential ingredients for a rustic Italian wedding. The pretty villa gardens and pool are lined with iconic cypresses and there is a particularly pretty gazebo by the pool where a select party can enjoy celebrating with fine Tuscan food and wine.

Wedding Reception
Up to 30 guests could be seated for a reception in the villa gardens or inside the villa. Up to 10 people could be seated for an intimate reception under the gazebo by the pool. There are other seating options in the villa’s agriturismo areas.

Dancing can take place inside the villa with music continuing until 2am.

Wedding Ceremony
A symbolic ceremony could take place in the villa grounds.

There is a chapel in the medieval town 5km from the villa.

A civil ceremony would be possible at the local town hall 8km from the villa.

The owners can provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 11 people can sleep at the villa.

Over 50 additional guests should be able to find accommodation nearby, 50m from the villa.

The owners can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The venue can suggest a wedding planner or the clients may provide their own.

The venue is happy to help organise event extras with the clients.

The venue can provide all catering on-site with many options available, can provide the client with external options or the client may provide their own caterer. 

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 payable in cash on arrival
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen & towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets welcome, €50 extra per week
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Changeover day Saturday from June to mid-September. Flexible during any other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Heating costs included? Not included in the rental price, € 4,50 per unit/cubic meter
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Other Ts and Cs Air/con not included € 0,45 per kw
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Please note stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Minimum stay 4 nights from January to April and from October to December. 7 nights during any other periods.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £1,944 £2,503 £2,719
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 £2,244 £2,890 £3,140
Apr 18th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 - - £3,140
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - - £4,644
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - £4,980
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - £5,737
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 - - £4,980
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 - - £4,644
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 - - £3,140
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £2,244 £2,890 £3,140
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £3,318 £4,272 £4,644
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 £2,244 £2,890 £3,140
Apr 17th 2021 - May 1st 2021 - - £3,140
May 1st 2021 - May 24th 2021 - - £4,644

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €2,130 €2,689 €2,980
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 €2,459 €3,105 €3,440
Apr 18th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 - - €3,440
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - - €5,089
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - €5,457
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - €6,287
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 - - €5,457
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 - - €5,089
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 - - €3,440
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €2,459 €3,105 €3,440
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €3,636 €4,590 €5,089
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 €2,459 €3,105 €3,440
Apr 17th 2021 - May 1st 2021 - - €3,440
May 1st 2021 - May 24th 2021 - - €5,089

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $2,359 $2,918 $3,300
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 $2,724 $3,369 $3,811
Apr 18th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 - - $3,811
May 2nd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 - - $5,636
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - $6,044
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - $6,963
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 - - $6,044
Sep 12th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 - - $5,636
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 - - $3,811
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,724 $3,369 $3,811
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $4,027 $4,982 $5,636
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 $2,724 $3,369 $3,811
Apr 17th 2021 - May 1st 2021 - - $3,811
May 1st 2021 - May 24th 2021 - - $5,636

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Owner Name

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The place is really unique and I are in love right away! I designed the villa and chose all the materials and furnishings, and the result has been wonderful.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The villa belonged in antiquity, like many others in this area to a noble family and being on the Via Francigena was also the destination of the Templars who stayed there before leaving for the Holy Land.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
If you can call illustrious, I had the sole importer of Coca Cola for Mexico, lived in a beautiful villa in Acapulco, had immense property and said he had 12,000 employees. The coach of  (Benetton Rugby Treviso) lived in South Africa. The president of the University of New York and finally a well-known Russian patron who always made me see the photos that depicted him with famous people like, Bush etc. etc.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
An English family had four dogs and they were very much in love them to the point of chedermi shoes (for dogs) to be able to swim in the pool. A Texan wanted to land a helicopter in the garden of the villa to go to Florence to buy a pair of Gucci shoes!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? There are so many beautiful things to see in addition to the area which is beautiful. There are several museums: Museum dell'Icone Russe, Etruscan Museum, Museum of civilization, zoological museum, For children there is an interesting Prehistoric Park, a museum of Whales, and finally we are in the area where the tenor Andrea Bocelli (with whom i went to school) and who lives every year in the wonderful scenery of the (Theatre of Silence) performs in another Concerto with major international celebrities of music.
Really eat? Our area is very well served by countless typical restaurants; amongst these, I can make mention of one in particular (Ristorante Serravalle) which is easily accessible on foot (500 mt), and where Paolo (owner and passionate cook) will make you taste typical Tuscan cuisine with his truly exclusive dishes, and will suggest to you which of the excellent, local wines to accompany your meal, all expertly produced by his own company.



  • Lovely & Peaceful

    Posted by George on 13/07/2018

    Fabulous villa. Peaceful. The pool was the highlight of the holiday and having a couple of little children the effective fencing surrounding it, was most reassuring. we enjoyed day after day of al fresco living. Lovely peaceful surrounding countryside and walks. Do not miss the opportunity to eat the most sumptuous tuscan food at the very informal restaurant at the end of the road (bear left). Great accommodation. Kitchen was though a little small for a large group. The owner and his wife could not have been more kind and friendly. I was astonished even to find the BBQ had been cleaned on the first morning when we came down .

  • Nice villa!

    Posted by D.W on 16/06/2018

    The Villa was all we hoped for, and the owner, was very helpful

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