An elegant, well appointed Tuscan villa that sleeps up to 12 people - or 18 using our newly restored casetta
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 which 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 where you can have a drink and engage with the locals.
There are attractive walks in wild countryside and many interesting places to visit. A few miles away is the beautiful Casciana Terme, famous for its health-giving waters and spa treatments and boasting one of the best ice cream parlours in Tuscany. Visible from Chianni on a rocky promontory is the ancient town of Volterra famously written about by D H Lawrence in Etruscan Places.
Chianni is a great centre from which to explore art: Pisa, Lucca, Florence and San Gimignano are all within an hour’s drive and Siena a little further.
If you are interested in wine, the Pisan Hills Wine Route (Strada del Vino) runs through Chianni and takes in a number of other delightful places such as Lari, Terricciola and Palaia. There are wine producers and vendors within a short distance of the villa.
Built in the Liberty style, the villa was restored in 2005, when all the facilities were modernised. However, it retains its original elegance and splendour as well as original Tuscan furniture.
The villa is set in olive groves and there is a beautiful garden with tall trees which provide welcome shade during the summer. A large raised terrace and a smaller patio are both provided with tables and chairs for outside dining. The entire area is completely private.
There is a large swimming pool (12m x 6m) with Roman steps and a diving board. Lights – both underwater and around the pool – allow it to be used at night.
The villa will accommodate a group of twelve people in six bedrooms – three double and three twin. A further six people can be accommodated, as three couples, in our newly restored casetta (cottage) which is situated within the villa's grounds.