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Elegant Liberty Style Villa With Garden And Large Private Pool



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Villa in Chianni, Pisa, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - In An Unspoilt Part Of Tuscany Affording Magnificent Views Of The Pisan Hills

In a panoramic position on a hillside affording breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside, Villa Adelina provides an idyllic place for a holiday or to celebrate a special occasion. Set in the Pisan hills in picturesque Chianni, this is a truly unspoilt part of Tuscany where serious tourism has not reached. Yet Chianni is just 40 minutes drive from Pisa airport and boasts three good restaurants, some interesting shops and a couple of bars (with free wifi) where you can have a drink and engage with the locals.

There is a large swimming pool (12m x 6m) where you can keep cool in the long hot summers. It is surrounded by fruit and olive trees which provide some shade and you are welcome to help yourself to figs during the season. You can use the pool at night thanks to lighting both around the pool and underwater.

The spa of Casciana Terme with its hot springs is just 7 km away. You could enjoy a hot swim or various body massages then enjoy some of the best ice cream in Italy in the local gelateria.

Built in the Liberty style the villa was restored in 2005 and all the facilities were modernised. However, it retains its original elegance and splendour as well as original Tuscan furniture.

The Tuscan style dining room has a large table which will accommodate 12 people and the adjacent terrace provides further tables and chairs for al fresco dining. The large sitting room has comfortable sofas as well as large digital tv with satellite access and a dvd player with library of dvds.

The villa is set in olive groves and there is a beautiful garden with tall trees which provide welcome shade during the summer. There is a large raised terrace and a smaller patio both provided with tables and chairs for outdoor dining. The entire area is completely private.

Recently a small house (the casetta) in the grounds of the Villa has been restored and will accommodate a further six people in two double and one twin bedroom, if the extra space isneeded for larger groups. The price for this additional accommodation is 50% of the rate for the Villa.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am British living in Yorkshire, but my father was Italian and I have many relations in Italy.

I am a graduate of Cambridge University and have worked most of my life in manufacturing industry in particular chemicals and scientific instruments. I am now retired but still do consultancy and some non-executive work. My wife, Mary, was the Marketing Manager of a private school but is now also retired.

Mary, and I spend a number of weeks a year in the villa. Our children also bring friends and family for holidays.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

To be added when the Visitor Book can be consulted (currently at the villa.) The feedback has been very positive and in seven years we have had five parties come for a second time and two parties come for a third time. One of the latter parties has spent nine weeks in total holidaying at the property. One Canadian couple spent three months in the autumn and winter at the villa.
Mar 2012
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2 holidaymaker reviews


Elegant Living in the heart of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

12 of us were booked in for a week's stay. Welcomed by a friendly English speaking Italian lady, we were blown away by the wonderful size and layout of the property and grounds. Morning breakfasts on the patio - lazy afternoons by the pool, and in between the sights of Lucca, Volterra Sienna and Pisa all within an easy drive. The small village provides all the basics needed, plus an excellent butchers and two or three good restaurants. cars obviously essential, and just a 45 minute drive from Pisa. We're already looking forward to to another stay. if you like Italy you will love Villa Adelina

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you had such a great holiday. Peter & Mary
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  • 4 of 5

Perfect for a group of nine

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Peter & Mary Stefanini
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From the Owner

Villa Adelina was built for my Italian grandfather in the 1920's in the Liberty style. He worked in Livorno but wanted a house in the countryside for holidays and relaxation. After his death the house was used by a maiden aunt. After she died I bought the property and completely restored it to a high standard in 2005. We have rented it out for 11 years and have had several parties returning for a second and third time. They and we like the privacy that the villa and pool provide, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Chianni and the friendliness of the local people. The landscapes are spectacular and one is also close to centres of art like Florence. Yet in spite of its tranquility, Chianni is only 40 minutes drive from Pisa Airport

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : PISA at 43 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : CASTELFALFI at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : PONTEDERA at 29 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : LE VECCHIE CANTINE at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : VADA at 35 Kilometres


There are many beaches on the Tuscan coast but the closest to Chianni is Vada. This is also one of the most beautiful with deep blue sea and white sand and extensive pine forests inland. It is about 45 minutes drive from the villa.


Pisa Airport is 35 minutes drive from the villa. There are many flights to Pisa from Stansted and other UK and overseas airports.


Driving times (minutes) to:

Casciana Terme - 15

Lajatico (Teatro del Silenzio - Andrea Boccelli) - 15

Lari - 20

Palaia - 30

Pisa - 40

Volterra - 30

San Gimignano - 50

Lucca - 60

Torre del Lago (Puccini Festival) - 60

Florence - 60

Siena - 90

Further Details:

Two bars, three restaurants, a range of local shops (including an excellent butcher, baker, greengrocer and general foodstore) all within walking distance. A larger supermarket is about 15 minutes drive. A bank and post office are just five minutes walk from the villa.

Every November there is a wild boar festival (Sagra del Cinghiale) in Chianni over two weekends with a procession, music, stalls and very good eating.

Every July-August there is a Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago which is about 60 minutes drive from the villa.

Every July for one night only there is a concert at the Teatro del Silenzio, Lajatico (15 minutes drive from the villa) starring Andrea Boccelli.

There are numerous other festivals in the villages around Chianni - for example a cherry festival at Lari.

Tennis at Il Boschetto, Via del Mercatale, Chianni Tel 348-2400784

Carp fishing at Lago il Quadrifoglio, Via Volterrana 499, La Sterza, Terricciola

Cycling. If you want to hire bikes, contact Paolo Tessandori of Tuscany Ride a Bike. He will deliver to the house. Tel 0583 082029 Mob 346 6189566



Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Dec 2016 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 40% payable on booking and the remaining 60% payable 30 days before the start of the holiday.

Client receives a contract letter which they sign and return with the deposit.

There is a cleaning charge of €20 per person for each rental. This is taken from a cleaning and breakages deposit of €400 paid at the beginning of the holiday. The balance is refunded to the client.

Changeover Day:
Departure 11:00
Arrival 16:00


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Even though Villa Adelina is a large property we find it remarkably cosy when we are there on our own. In the winter there is very good central heating and in the summer it stays cool inside when it's hot outside. Yet we have also found it ideal for entertaining because it is so spacious. There is a lovely garden which is a particular pleasure for my wife who enjoys gardening. The pool which is a sun trap for most of the day provides an area for relaxation with some shade provided by trees. It only takes five minutes to walk into Chianni. There are two bars where you can meet the locals and all the shops you would need. There are also two fine restaurants and a pizzeria.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Ensuite for bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Ensuite for bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Ensuite for bedroom 3
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Shared by bedrooms 4 and 5
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Adjacent to bedroom 6 on ground floor
  • All bathrooms have washbasin, bidet, wc Bathroom 1 (ensuite bedroom 1) shower Bathroom 2 (ensuite bedroom 2) shower & bath Bathroom 3 (ensuite bedroom 3) shower Bathroom 4 (bedrooms 4 & 5) shower & bath Bathroom 5 (bedroom 6) shower


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Blue bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Green bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Tuscan bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, Balcony bedroom with adjacent shared bathroom
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Livorno bedroom with adjacent shareed bathroom
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, Ground floor bedroom with adjacent bathroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms are equipped with anti-mosquito screens, Tuscan wardrobes, bedside tables etc Bedroom 1 double with ensuite Bedroom 2 twin with ensuite Bedroom 3 double with ensuite Bedroom 4 double with balcony and adjacent bathroom shared Bedroom 5 twin with adjacent bathroom shared Bedroom 6 ground floor twin with adjacent bathroom


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Full gas-fired central heating with separate thermostats for upstairs and downstairs makes for comfortable living even in the winter. Anti-mosquito screens protect all the bedroom windows. Children welcome No pets Outside: The private swimming pool is 12m x 6m with Roman steps and a diving board and has lighting around and under-water so it can be used at night. There is a wide apron around the pool for sun-loungers and trees provide some shade on one side. There is a large raised terrace and a smaller patio both provided with tables and chairs for outside dining. There is a pleasant garden with fruit trees including figs, sharon fruit and grapes. Utility Room: Washing machine Tumble dryer Large sink Iron & ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Full range of towels including separate beach towels Full range of linen Cleaning before and after rental (1 or 2 weeks) with an option for a mid rental cleaning Towels and linen changed at the same frequency No maid service Cooking on request

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