Casa Palaia

Italy, Tuscany

Swimming pool | Wifi


Prices from £2,367 per week

About the villa

Secluded location | Beautiful gardens | Covered terrace

Almost all Tuscan country houses are designed for indoor and outdoor living, and this unpretentious family villa is no exception, though it would probably be fair to say that, for most guests, its al fresco facilities are the biggest draw. The stone house stands amid large lawned gardens, edged with hedges and liberally sprinkled with trees. A dining terrace in front of the villa is complemented by a lovely lunch spot under dappled tree shade, served by a stone-built pizza oven and barbecue, nestling in a sheltered area, naturally screened in greenery, the fourteen metre swimming pool is the centrepiece of a sunny paved terrace.Within the villa, on the ground floor, a comfortable living room incorporates a sitting area, billiard table and open archway to the dining room, with several double doors out to the garden; while two double and two twin bedrooms occupy the floor above. With optional cook service and idyllic views to add to its leisurely feel, Casa Palaia is an 800 metre stroll from a bar and shops in the medieval village of Palaia, 32km from San Gimignano, and within 65km of Lucca, Florence, Siena and the coast.


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Pizza oven


  • WiFi
  • TV
  • DVD Player

Games and Sports

  • Billiard table

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Pool

  • 15m x 7m
  • 1.1m x 2.2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from end of May until beginning of October

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Heating

Accommodation features

Ground Floor

  • Sitting room with billiard table opening to the garden
  • Dining room with fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Shower room

First Floor

  • Shower room
  • 2 Double bedrooms
  • Twin bedroom
  • Twin bedroom

Location features


  • Medieval village with shops and bar 1km Palaia
  • Various local estates producing Chianti delle Colline Pisane
  • Michelin starred restauranti in Val d'Arno

Places of Interest

  • San Gimignano 32km
  • Volterra 35km
  • Lucca 50km
  • Siena 65km


  • Pisa 40km
  • Florence 65km
  • Bologna 165km

Service & Staffing

  • Maid service 9 hours per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week


  • Cook service

Important information

Arrival at this villa is between 4 and 8 pm.After 8 pm a fee of Euro 50 is payable and after 10 pm the fee is Euro 100. Any late arrival after 8pm is on request and needs to be agreed in advance.Please kindly note that after midnight – if an arrival is possible – the extra cost is Euro 100 per hour.

Ground handler

An English speaking Ground handler in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 16:00 – 19:00. Departure by 10:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Get in touch

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