Villa Amorosa 12

Tuscan Villa for 12 with fenced pool and tennis court : Between Casole d'Elsa & Volterra

Nice little touches

  • This is a house for family fun and action, with tennis court, pool, ping pong and wide lawns.

Good to know

  • This property requires a security deposit of €uro 250 on arrival. Please ensure you have the necessary cash to leave with the caretaker.
  • Mobile phone coverage is generally good throughout the property, though thick walls make some rooms better than others

Restored with care and enthusiasm, this lovely farmhouse is perfect for a large family reunion or a group of friends. Just 15 minutes from Casole d'Elsa and the dramatic Etruscan city of Volterra, the house is situated in a wonderful hilltop position.

Furnished patios allow for sun or shade and beautiful panoramic views. The fenced pool with a decked gazebo at the far end is 50 m. from the house opposite a professional hard tennis court.

Beyond the landscaped gardens, hills are clothed in Mediterranean bush and mixed woodlands, teeming with rare flowers, butterflies and game, wonderful for long exploratory walks.

There are about 3 kms. of a really good farm lane approaching the house, and although quite isolated, there are other houses just out of sight.

The couple that looks after the property live in Casole and are available for extra cooking and cleaning if required. They will also babysit for you on occasion and enjoy looking after guests. The owners frequently stay in their lovely holiday house; as a consequence it has everything you need for a family or a group of friends, including plenty of books and games. Delightful to look at, well planned, comfortable and beautifully furnished with a mixture of antique and classical furniture, Villa Amorosa is a paradise for children and adults alike.


The ground floor entry is into a large room with a formal dining table for 8 and an upright piano. A wide arch and a single step leads up to the bright living area which takes in the countryside through its arched picture window. Chesterfield sofas and armchairs face an handsome stone fireplace while French doors open to a furnished pergola.

A wide hallway from the dining room leads past the laundry room to the big, square kitchen with a farmhouse table, antique Tuscan dresser and granite countertops around a large 6-hob cooker. Glazed doors open onto a furnished shaded patio, an enticing outside dining area looking down towards the pool. A sliding door off the kitchen access a guest WC, and a corridor off of which are three bedrooms. There is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with separate shower, and two bedrooms that share a shower room - a double and a bedroom with independent garden access, whose single sofa is easily converted into a double bed.

Further sleeping accommodations are on the first floor, reached both by internal and external stairs. There are two double bedrooms, one of which the particularly spacious master bedroom, a twin bedroom that can be set up as a double on request and a single room, easily converted into a double, which accesses the furnished loggia, itself a wonderful spot for an evening cocktail. Three shower rooms, one of which with two washbasins, serve guests on this floor. Also on this floor is a sitting room with sofa, bookshelves full of summer reading, and a door to the original external staircase landing that frames views of Casole d’Elsa. At the foot of the stairs are a barbeque and the old wood oven, which can happily prepare pizza for the whole crowd.


Villa Details

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Insect Screens
  • Fenced Pool
  • Fans
  • Tennis Court

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • 1 Twin/Double Bedroom
  • 2 Single/Double Bedrooms
  • 1 Ensuite Shower Room
  • 4 Bathrooms With Showers
  • 1 Ensuite Bathroom With Both Shower And Bathtub
  • 1 Extra Wc
  • 3 Hair Dryers

Kitchen equipment

  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Italian And American Filter Coffee Makers
  • Kettle
  • Traditional Outdoor Pizza Oven


  • Wifi Internet
  • Television
  • Dvd Player, With Small Dvd Collection
  • Cd Player/Radio
  • Piano
  • Drum Set
  • Telephone For Incoming/Local Calls
  • 5 Portable Fans, Available On Prior Request
  • Fireplace, With Firewood Available On Request
  • Insect Screens On All Windows
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Baby Bed And High Chair Available On Request
  • Children's Playground, Toys And Games On Site
  • Garage Available On Request

What's included

  • Final Cleaning Included
  • Pool Towels Provided


  • Central Heating (Extra)
  • Arrival Groceries Available On Request
  • Catering On Request
  • Cooking Lessons Available On Request
  • Extra Cleaning Available On Request
  • Babysitting Can Be Organized On Request
  • Transport And Tours Can Be Arranged
  • Heating Costs To Be Paid Directly To The Owner
  • This Property Is Subject To A Cautionary Deposit Of € 250, Which Should Be Handed Over In Cash Or Via Credit Card To The Owner Or Her Representative At The Start Of Your Holiday


  • Swimming Pool: Dim: 6 X 16 M. Depth: 1.2 - 2.8 M., In Fenced Area
  • Two Large Dining Terraces, Off The Kitchen And Living Room + Upper Loggia And Poolside Gazebo
  • Tennis Court
  • Table Tennis Table With Bats And Balls
  • Pizza Oven
  • Barbecue

Nearby Activities


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“ Definitely our best villa in Tuscany all round in over 30 years. ”

Our stay was relaxed and trouble free. Very well equipped kitchen, BBQ and Pizza oven all worked well to ensure everyone was happy. AnnaMarie cooked two evenings - her food is delicious and very local in its style and ingredients. Only suggestion would be to put a toddler proof closure/latch on the gate to the pool enclosure to make the most of the fencing and to provide maximum peace of mind. The tennis court and equipment and pool were all excellent.

Definitely our best villa in Tuscany all round in over 30 years.

John and Melanie staying in Villa Amorosa . Jun 2022

“ Beautiful villa far off the beaten path ”

My extended family (6 adults, 1 infant) had a beautiful stay at Villa Amorosa. We especially enjoyed the swimming pool (completely fenced in; a plus for those with children!) and the screens in all of the windows (there were some bugs in the house, as it's a in a pretty rustic, remote locale, but the screens in the windows significantly cut down on that and allowed for a nice breeze). We also had a cook come in and prepare a beautiful meal (thank you for helping us set this up, Kim and Dan!) The house is a bit of a drive from the grocery store and town, but it worked wonderfully for us, and we'd highly recommend it to others looking for a relaxed, family-oriented stay.

J.P. staying in Amorosa . Jun 2022

“ Great property and location for our reunion with friends. ”

Property was great and Invitation to Tuscany were super helpful. however the property was missing a few things, eg bin bags and instructions for refuse / recycling. wifi was poor and inconsistent, no ice making facility, no dishwasher tablets, rinse aid and salt and clothes washing detergent. coffee making was inadequate for the property size, (2 x 2cup expresso makers). the master bedroom was full of the owners belongings so we had to live out of our suitcases! the BBQ / Oven had no equipment and didnt work owing to lack of fire bricks to raise grill from charcoals. we had a great stay but it would have been better if we had been advised of the above or it had been supplied.

Thanks Ben, I'll let the owner know - those items shouldn't have been missing, and the master bedroom can be easily cleared. The wifi is a mystery, we get different reports, but it's definitely not being consistent, we'll investigate. Cheers, Dan

Ben H from UK staying in Amorosa . Jul 2022

Where is Villa Amorosa ?

Getting here

  • Pisa airport 1 hr 30 mins
  • Florence airport 1 hr 15 mins
  • Rome Fiumicino airport 3 hrs 30 mins

Around Villa Amorosa

Seen from the house, the hill village of Casole d’Elsa will naturally be one of guests’ first destinations, for its lively community fills its main street and two village squares with a great variety of events throughout the year - from its bareback July Palio horserace to concerts in the church cloisters or dances under the stars behind its castle / town hall.

On a somewhat larger scale, walled Volterra dominates its hilltop and overlooks a striking clay-rich landscape. One of the oldest cities in Italy, it has both one of the largest Etruscan collections in the world in the Guarnacci museum as well as fascinating Roman ruins. The town centre is a maze of winding cobbled streets, connected with narrow, arched alleys which then open to large squares encircled with palaces that wear their centuries with grace.

Siena and San Gimignano, with their wonderfully intact medieval centres are easily reached, as are the Chianti villages synonymous with ruby red wine. Should one ever feel land-locked, sandy beaches are little more than an hour away near the coastline towns of Cecina and Vada. Yet no matter how wonderful the excursion, returning down the sun-dappled drive to Villa Amorosa is bound to bring a smile.

Nearby Activities

  • Shops, restaurant, bars in Casole d'Elsa 15 mins
  • Volterra 20 mins
  • Colle di Val d'Elsa 30 min
  • Siena under an hour
  • San Gimignano under an hour
  • Chianti villages in 1 hour
  • Coastal towns Cecina and Vada 1 hr 15 mins.

Local Towns and Places to Visit

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Sleeps: 12
From € 802 ($866 or £682) per day


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How to book

Is Villa Amorosa 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.

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Booking Notes

  • Heating costs to be paid directly to the owner
  • This property is subject to a cautionary deposit of € 250, which should be handed over in cash or via credit card to the owner or her representative at the start of your holiday