Nice little touches

  • The infinity pool has invisible edges on three sides, and on the fourth side there is a small waterfall for children, where the water is only 40 cm deep.

Located near Pisa, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Volterra, this "mountain of wellbeing" bears witness to the passage of the Etruscans, Longobards, Templar Knights, and the noble families of the Granducato of Tuscany. Villa Elisa itself is a splendid example of a 19th-century Tuscan colonial home, meticulously restored with impeccable taste by its owners.

Adjacent to the villa stands a quaint rustic outbuilding, thoughtfully outfitted for cooking, barbecues, or simply unwinding in the serene surroundings. The property boasts an infinity pool graced with a Roman staircase, complete with hydromassage features and a charming small waterfall, ideal for family holidays. A sun-drenched solarium equipped with sunbeds, tables, and chairs caters to sun enthusiasts, while a wrought iron gazebo, adorned with divans and armchairs, provides a shady retreat. All of this is ensconced within a 5,000 square-meter park adorned with native Tuscan flora. The property's boundaries are secured by a surrounding fence with an electric gate, and Mediterranean trees and hedges ensure your privacy.


Villa Elisa, dating back to the 1800s, embodies the quintessential Tuscan country house now lovinly owned by the Ruatti family. They have meticulously restored it, preserving its distinctive features, including terracotta flooring, chestnut beams, and stone walls, while seamlessly incorporating modern amenities to ensure the utmost comfort for their guests. This charming two-storey house can accommodate up to 11 guests and is equipped with central air conditioning and heating, individually adjustable in each room. Additionally, it provides the security of a safe and the convenience of covered parking.

Ground Floor

Fully equipped kitchen with a small room attached. Lounge room with a large dining table, furnishings, divans and arm chairs. A large salon has an antique fireplace, divans, furnishings and armchairs plus satellite TV. There is a wheelchair-adapted bathroom with shower, a double bedroom with satellite TV and bathroom with shower. An iron and stone staircase leeds to the upper floor

First Floor

There are 3 double bedrooms (with the option of one extra single bed each), each one with its own bathroom with shower, rustic fireplace and satellite TV


A spiral staircase leads to the “pigeon house”, a classic tower nestled atop roof and converted into a relaxation space with armchairs and a breathtaking 360° vista of the surrounding hills. As you descend to the kitchen and dining area, an inviting entrance reveals itself onto an elegant iron pergola, creating the perfect setting for alfresco dining or unwinding upon plush divans


Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Fenced Pool
  • Pets Welcome

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 4 Double Bedrooms With Satellite Tv, Three Of Them Can Accommodate An Extra Single Bed Each
  • 5 Bathrooms With Shower
  • Hairdryers In All Bathrooms

Kitchen equipment

  • American Coffee Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Machines (Moka)
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso Machine
  • Fridge With Freezer
  • Fruit Juicer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Kettle


  • Alfresco Dining
  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Cot And High Chair
  • Clothes-Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Floor Heating
  • Iron And Ironing Table
  • Insect Screens
  • Washing Machine
  • Fenced Pool
  • Fenced Property
  • Dvd Player
  • Tv Sat
  • Wheelchair Accessible

What's included

  • Welcome Buffet At Guests' Arrival, Consisting Of Drinks, A Platter Of Mixed Cold Cuts And Cheese, And Other Typical Tuscan Fresh Products Delivered To Your Tuscan Villa
  • Visit To A Classical Tuscan Wine Cellar With Free Wine-Tasting
  • Guided Walking Tour Of Peccioli And Chianni Villages From May To September
  • Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linen
  • Pool Towels
  • Final Cleaning
  • Cot And Highchair
  • Cleaning Of The Swimming Pool And Garden Maintenance Twice A Week


  • Security Deposit 400€
  • Pets 50€ Per Pet
  • Heating 5.50€ Per Cubic Meter
  • Catering Available On Request


  • Swimming Pool (15 × 5 M, 150 To 40 Cm Deep), Open From 01 May To 30 October
  • Playground With Toys


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Where is Villa Elisa ?

Getting here

  • Pisa airport 45 minutes
  • Florence airport 1hr 10 minutes
  • Pontedera railway station 35 minutes

Around Villa Elisa

Nestled amidst serene hills, Villa Elisa is conveniently located just a 45-minute drive away from the historic center of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its medieval architecture and local specialties such as saffron, the Golden Ham, pecorino cheese, and Vernaccia di San Gimignano white wine, crafted from the ancient Vernaccia grape variety grown on the sandy hillsides of the region.

A mere 35-minute drive from the villa takes you to Volterra, surrounded by picturesque olive groves and vineyards, boasting one of Italy's exceptionally well-preserved Roman theatres, built by the prosperous Caecina family during the Augustan era in the late 1st century BC and unearthed during 1950s archaeological excavations led by Enrico Fiumi.

Similarly, a 35-minute drive from Villa Elisa transports you to Pontedera, where you can explore the headquarters of the renowned Piaggio company, famous for crafting the iconic Vespa scooters. Pontedera also offers the Castellani winery and the Amedei artisan chocolate factory for your enjoyment.

Venturing just an hour away from Villa Elisa, you'll discover captivating destinations such as Pisa and the inviting beaches of Livorno. Livorno, envisioned as an "ideal town" during the Renaissance, is one of Tuscany's most modern urban centers, ranking third in population after Florence and Prato. Here, you can explore attractions like the Livorno Aquarium, Museo Civico "Giovanni Fattori," Museo di storia naturale del Mediterraneo with its enchanting botanical garden, and Museo Mascagnano, which houses the artistic treasures and memorabilia of the renowned composer Pietro Mascagni.

And for those days when you prefer to enjoy the villa's infinity pool and make use of its amenities, just a 15-minute drive will take you to the charming centers of Montelopio and Fabbrica, offering a variety of shops and excellent Tuscan restaurants.

Nearby Activities

  • Montelopio (village with shops) under 5 min
  • Fabbrica (village with shops) 4 km
  • Excellent Tuscan restaurant 800 mtrs
  • Casciana Terme (with thermal baths) at 35 min
  • Volterra 35 min
  • San Gimignano 45 min
  • Livorno 1 h
  • Pisa 1h
  • Siena 1h 30 min

Sleeps: 8
From € 606 ($654 or £515) per day


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How to book

Is Villa Elisa perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

Any more questions?

Please ring us with any queries - there are a lot of answers in our FAQ page too. If you want to keep searching, have a look at our suggestions below!

Booking Notes

  • Security deposit 400€
  • Pets 50€ per pet
  • Heating 5.50€ per cubic meter