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San Mario - Secluded Relaxation in a Tuscan Stone House

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Last updated: 12/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Volterra farmhouse description

La Meridiana di San Mario nestles on the side of a hill looking across open fields towards the ancient Etruscan town of Volterra in Central Tuscany. Only 3 kms away, Volterra is a charming walled still mediaeval town with an unspoilt ambience. This is one of the most spectacular parts of Tuscany, discovered by those who enjoy and appreciate both its quiet beauty and its good location. From here you can make easy day-trips to Florence, Siena, Lucca, Bolgheri and Pisa or just linger around the beautiful pool or in the shaded, tranquil and peaceful garden with a good book and cool drink. With modern central heating and its large cosy Tuscan fireplace the house is also an ideal centre for spring, fall or winter holidays, each with their own ambience. The house is a modernised stone farmhouse (3 km from Volterra) with gracious proportions and exposed wooden beams, restored in a simple and stylish fashion.

Volterra and the Garden and Pool: Volterra (height 460m, population 12,000) is an Etruscan hill top town with mediaeval fortress walls and spectacular views. A working town but unspoilt with beautiful central square, a castle, Roman theatre, small narrow streets, arches and towers, a cathedral, an art gallery and one of the most important Etruscan museums in Italy. There are free Classical, Jazz and other events in the summer.

Superb swimming pool (Open mid May to mid October) seventy-five metres from the house. Green mosaic tiles. Width: 5m. Length: 13m. Depth from 1.4 to 2.6m. Surrounded by solarium of local stone and sandstone rocks and by the side of a small Oak wood providing shade. Garden: Mature shaded garden and trees around the house, further away newly planted fruit orchard and open fields grazed by sheep. Garden and pool furniture. Barbecue, washing line, parking, Informal badminton court, traditional bread oven.

Layout: Many further photographs, plans of the layout and many other details can be found on the house's own website. Contact us for the web address. There is full gas central heating and a large fireplace.
3 high standard modern bathrooms.

The house can accommodate up to 12 persons in comfort. Upstairs, on the first floor, there are three bedrooms, a large sitting room, two bathrooms. Downstairs there are a large kitchen-dining room, a small kitchen and a living room, and two bedroom with one bathroom, and a utility room. The ground floor is suitable for the moderately disabled.

Local amenities include horse-riding, tennis and walking. The region is known for gourmet food and wine.

Bookings and Further details: Bookings are usually for two weeks in high season (May to October), one week at other times.

Comments are available from past guests. For example:
'Wow! We felt right at home in your Tuscan hideaway. Our group had nothing but positive statements ..the fact there were comestibles left by the previous tenants, wine on the table, and the lovely Lombardos to see us through our orientation, started us on the right foot. The excellent accommodations and the lovely physical setting of the villa completed the equation. Thank you for the excellent driving directions. The location of the villa so close to Siena, Florence, Lucca, San Giminiano, Pisa, etc. made travel and visits to these important centers easy day trips. The town of Volterra itself is worth spending 2 days in. There was nothing we could think of to improve upon our stay.


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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


          • Ping Pong Table
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television


          • Family
          • Historic


          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Forests
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove


              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool

              Property Descriptor

                  • Detached


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 16 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter Holidays
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Early Spring
                  Jan 10 - Mar 21, 2015
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Late Spring
                  Mar 28 - Jun 27, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Jul 4 - Aug 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Late Summer
                  Sep 5 - Oct 17, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Oct 24 - Dec 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee €0
                  • Taxes Not included


                  Swimming Pool Open around May 1; closed around September 30th. Rental price within this period includes swimming pool maintenance. Swimming can be opened at other times on payment of additional fee.

                  Please enquire for last-minute rental' offers.

                  Special rates are available for lets of four weeks or more in the November - April period.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 12/05/2014
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                  50 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  4 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  50 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  50 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  26 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Colle Val'D'Elsa
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  45 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  Volterra (3km from t


                  Owner info

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                  Speaks: english, french, italian

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Lunch in the garden

                    Lunch in the garden

                  • The Pool

                    The Pool

                  • The Pool in the early morning

                    The Pool in the early morning

                  • The Main Kitchen and Dining Room

                    The Main Kitchen and Dining Room

                  • Sitting room

                    Sitting room

                  • Downstairs double bedroom, at night

                    Downstairs double bedroom, at night

                  • The Fireplace in the living room upstairs

                    The Fireplace in the living room upstairs

                  • The Swimming Pool

                    The Swimming Pool

                  • A bathroom

                    A bathroom

                  • Twin bedroom downstairs

                    Twin bedroom downstairs

                  • The House

                    The House

                  • The Garden

                    The Garden

                  • The Side Porch

                    The Side Porch

                  • The Garden

                    The Garden

                  • Garden in early spring

                    Garden in early spring

                  • Table Tennis Table

                    Table Tennis Table

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • The Main Sitting Room

                    The Main Sitting Room

                  • Double bedroom upstairs

                    Double bedroom upstairs

                  • Upstairs twin bedroom

                    Upstairs twin bedroom

                  • Bathroom upstairs

                    Bathroom upstairs

                  • En Suite Bathroom

                    En Suite Bathroom

                  €143 - €429 per night (EUR)

                  5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 12/05/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2002
                  Speaks: english, french, italian
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/05/2014
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