Villa La Fauci

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Villa/Cottage
Modern, cool, recently refurbished

Property Amenities

Wedding Chateaux & Villas
Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Air conditioning
Pets allowed
Under 1 hour to airport
All bedrooms en-suite
Tennis court on site
Vill’otel (Like a Hotel!)
Ground floor bed & bath
Wheelchair Access
Heated Pool
Child-safe Pool
Bicycles provided
Games room
Indoor games
Outdoor games
Home cinema
Cable TV
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating
Caretaker/owner lives on site

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Toys
Child-safe Pool
Gated/fenced grounds
Baby proofing
Ideal for babies & toddlers

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids
Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
The stylish, design-savvy interiors of the converted farm building meld classic with just enough contemporary Italian pizzazz - feature wallpapers, edgy colours, fine Italian linens, a hip pool for chilling out and captivating views.

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Overview of Villa La Fauci

What Oliver loves…

  • Beautiful Villa, lovingly restored with all the comforts, including a swimming pool with comfortable relaxation area with whirlpool.
  • The location is ideal for seeing all the famous attractions of Tuscany, whilst still staying out in the peace and quiet of the countryside.
  • Precious area of natural tranquility, with beautiful landscapes and views that will enrich the body and soul.

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!

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.

Interior & Grounds

The Villa is comprised of two floors measures 300 sq.m and hosts up to 11 persons.

Ground floor:
- A fully equipped built-in kitchen with a full range of modern appliances and utility cupboard
- A furnished living room with a large table, sofas, armchairs and satellite TV
- A spacious lounge enhanced by an original rustic fireplace surrounded by sofas, armchairs and satellite TV
- A bathroom equipped for the disabled
- A double bedroom (or twin beds) with satellite TV and en suite bathroom with shower
- A porch sheltered by a wrought iron pergola where you can enjoy your meals or simply relax on comfortable sofas.

First floor:
- 2 doubles (or twin beds) that can be transformed into triples
- 1 double bedroom ( a single bed can be added in this room) each with an en suite bathroom with shower, an open fireplace, satellite TV and a built- in cupboard

A spiral staircase leads to the “dovecote”, a tower which looms from the centre of the roof converted into a comfortable lounge offering a 360° panoramic view of the hilly landscape.

The Villa has under-floor central heating and air conditioning throughout which can be adjusted as required in every room plus a central sound system with concealed speakers in every room, alarm, safe and telephone.

Leisure facilities:
- Small rustic style hut open on 3 sides equipped for preparing meals and a barbecue or simply to relax
- 15m x 5m swimming pool with a depth from 40cm to 150 cm. with Roman spa steps leading into the pool and a hydro-massage zone
- Solarium with sun beds, chairs and small tables
- Wrought iron sheltered gazebo with sofas and armchairs
- 5.000m garden, landscaped with traditional Tuscan flora
- Sheltered carpark

Although the Villa is situated in the open countryside there is a restaurant nearby (just 800 m) which you could walk to and savour traditional Tuscan cuisine. More restaurants, a few shops, cafés, a bank, a post office, a chemist and a doctor are a few km away and at Peccioli there is a supermarket and interesting shops.                                

Amenities:
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Iron
- Hairdryer
- Satellite TV
- Telephone (payment by call)
- Central sound system with concealed speakers in every room
- DVD player
- Air conditioning and central heating (not included in price )
- Broadband internet access, barbecue.
- Gazebo with tables, chairs, sofas and armchairs
- Sale of local products (olive oil, wine, honey etc.)
- Traditional Tuscan evening meal (on request )
- Sale of fresh products: bread, pizza, pizza bread, cakes, croissant etc. (every morning)
- Food and wine tours (on request)
- Sport and leisure (in the area ) horse riding excursions, walking trails, golf, tennis, football, spa (on request)
- Art and Italian language courses (on request)
- Cooking courses (on request)
- Guided visits of the most beautiful historical towns (on request)
- Eco friendly
- Garage
- Canoeing/Kayaking
- Mountain biking
- Swimming pool (with hydro-massage relaxing zone ), Dimensions: 16x8 metres, Depth 1.2 to 1.5 metres
- Mini pool for children, Dimensions 5x2 metres, Depth: 0.5 metres

The price and all inclusive:
- Water
- Gas
- Electricity
- Bed linen
- Bath linen
- Kitchen linen
- Swimming-pool (with six Jacuzzi style points)
- Cleaning
- Visit to a wine cellar with wine tasting for FREE!

FREE Special Offer!
For bookings with arrival between May and October:
- Guided walking tour of Peccioli, an characteristic medieval village in Tuscany. A walk like a journey back in time!

Map, Location & Local Information

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 1 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 :

- Volterra 20 km
- 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
- The sea 48 km
- Spa (Casciana Terme) 25 km


Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Galileo Galilei - Pisa

(36-40 km)

Nearest Ferry port Livorno

(36-40 km)

Nearest Train Station Pontedera

(16-20 km)

Nearest Village Montelopio

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Volterra

(21-25 km)

Nearest Restaurant Serravalle

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Montelopio

(2 km)

Nearest Shop Montelopio

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Peccioli

(8 km)

Nearest Beach Marina di Pisa

(36-40 km)

Nearest Golf Castelfalfi

(12 km)

The 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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Catering & Services

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)

STARTERS/ANTIPASTI
- 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

FIRST COURSES
- 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

MEAT OR FISH SECOND COURSES

- 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

ALTERNATIVE TO SECOND COURSE: VEGETERIAN COURSES
- Aubergine/Eggplants oven baked with cheese and tomato
- Green beans ‘in umido’ (tomato-based gravy)
- Aubergine/Eggplants pizza style

DESSERT
- 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

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a professional chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of? From peeling the spuds to helping with the service, our chefs will ensure you have the most relaxing – and definitely the most delicious – holiday you can dream of.

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit € 400.00 Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? 0,45 per cubic meter. End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Extra charge €15 per person Pets welcome? €50.00 per week
Smoking Allowed? Yes Changeover day Saturday

- Heating €4.50 per cubic meter
- Air conditioning €0.45 at KW. 
- Extra change of linen €15.00 per person

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

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
Kids Activities Close-by
Booster seat 2
Walkable Village/Town
Swings
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Table tennis
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Mattress protector
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Baby bath
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Bath toys
Bib
Changing mat
Pushchair 2
Potty 2
Stair gates
Bottle steriliser 2
Plastic crockery
High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Baby proofing
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Booster seat 2
Walkable Village/Town
Tennis court on site
Swings
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Bicycles provided
Table tennis
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Games room
Mattress protector
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Indoor games
Baby bath
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Home cinema
Bath toys
Toys
Bib
Child-safe Pool
Changing mat
Gated/fenced grounds
Pushchair 2
Potty 2
Stair gates
Bottle steriliser 2
Plastic crockery
High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Baby proofing

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 11 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
August 21st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - £5,204.88
September 2nd 2017 - September 9th 2017 - - £4,520.03
September 9th 2017 - September 23rd 2017 - - £4,211.84
September 23rd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - £2,847.03
January 6th 2018 - May 5th 2018 - - £2,847.03
May 5th 2018 - June 16th 2018 - - £4,211.84
June 16th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - £4,520.03
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £5,204.88
September 1st 2018 - September 8th 2018 - - £4,520.03
September 8th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - £4,211.84
September 22nd 2018 - December 22nd 2018 - - £2,847.03
December 22nd 2018 - February 22nd 2019 - - £4,211.84

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 11 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
August 21st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - €5,479.60
September 2nd 2017 - September 9th 2017 - - €4,758.60
September 9th 2017 - September 23rd 2017 - - €4,434.15
September 23rd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - €2,997.30
January 6th 2018 - May 5th 2018 - - €2,997.30
May 5th 2018 - June 16th 2018 - - €4,434.15
June 16th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - €4,758.60
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €5,479.60
September 1st 2018 - September 8th 2018 - - €4,758.60
September 8th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - €4,434.15
September 22nd 2018 - December 22nd 2018 - - €2,997.30
December 22nd 2018 - February 22nd 2019 - - €4,434.15

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 11 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
August 21st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - $6,441.98
September 2nd 2017 - September 9th 2017 - - $5,594.35
September 9th 2017 - September 23rd 2017 - - $5,212.92
September 23rd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - $3,523.71
January 6th 2018 - May 5th 2018 - - $3,523.71
May 5th 2018 - June 16th 2018 - - $5,212.92
June 16th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - $5,594.35
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $6,441.98
September 1st 2018 - September 8th 2018 - - $5,594.35
September 8th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - $5,212.92
September 22nd 2018 - December 22nd 2018 - - $3,523.71
December 22nd 2018 - February 22nd 2019 - - $5,212.92

Owner Profile

Owner Name
Francesco

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.

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