Villa 0062

Price Upon Request· Villa


The Villa is one of the most important historical and architectural sites in Val d’Elsa. Most probably of Etruscan origin, it certainly dates back to at least the Xth Century, when Ugo, King of Italy, donated it to Adelardo III Bishop of Volterra. At the beginning of XVIth century Paolo Cortesi, one of the most important Italian humanist and secretary of the Pope Giulio II, acquired the Villa and turned it into a centre of humanistic studies. Today, after an accurate and rigorous restoration, the Villa has become a charming and refined rural mansion, maintaining the architectural imprints of the past. The Villa is located on an hill and offers a panorama of rare beauty, including the stunning view of San Gimignano’s towers. Thanks to its owners, who live in the property nearby and are always available for any advice or support, the residence breaths an exclusive atmosphere keeping alive history and traditions while granting the warmth of the family-style management. The floors and ceilings are in antique handmade tiles, the beams are made in chestnut; the arched ceilings and the fine fireplaces keep intact their past charm as if time had stopped. The Villa is supplied with five elegant double bedrooms, all with private bathroom and a breathtaking view on the Tuscan hills. The last floor of the Tower offers a very private 65 m2 flat composed of a beautiful master bedroom, a comfortable living room and an very special bathroom. The Villa also has a wide living room, a studio, an another refined living room with an ancient fireplace next to the dining room, a spacious fully equipped kitchen and a further service toilet. It overlooks an immaculate garden with terraces and gazebo, and it is surrounded by a 12 hectares estate farming business producing extra virgin olive oil, cereals, aromatic herbs and a very prestigious saffron. Next to the olive trees grove there is a trellis work with a large equipped swimming pool providing all the shade you need to rest and admire the hills and the surrounding woods. The phenomenal position makes the Villa the ideal basis to discover the artistically, historical and eno-gastronomic facilities of the territory, and to visit the main Tuscan art cities. The Villa, famous for organising weddings in the owners’ restaurant located in the centre of San Gimignano with a medieval setting usually for 48 people, is perfectly suitable for the organization of small meetings and parties employing all their natural and healthy products.
Opening period: All year



– 12 hectares park
– swimming pool
– daily cleaning 5 days a week
– towel and linen change included on wednesdays

Extra cost services:
– photografic tours
– personal ayurvedic/relaxing massages and thermal baths
– golf
– heating, air conditioning, laundry service, Internet, HiFi, car and bycicle rentals, transfer to the airport, guided tours with informative preperatory lectures at the villa beforehand
– various art-related activities


  • San Gimignano 7 km
  • Golf Club 12 km
  • Horse riding 18 km
  • Volterra 34 km
  • Siena 37 km
  • Florence 53 km
  • Florence Airport 64 km
  • Pisa 82 km

Close to

  • Airport
  • Golf
  • Highway
  • Horse riding
  • Lake
  • Railway station
  • Tennis
  • Town