Volterra, Pisa - Tuscany Borgo Pignano

17 Bedrooms — 34 Pax

This lovely property is a borghetto perched on a hilltop 500 meters above sea level near San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy. By car, the villa is located 1 hour and 15 minutes from Florence, 40 minutes from Siena, 1 hour from Pisa and 1 hour from the coast. The nearest airports are Florence and Pisa. The hamlet comprises the main 19th century, the little 13th century Church of San Bartolomeo, and several restored farmhouses. The 300 hectares of land surrounding the hamlet is divided into woods, fields with organically grown crops, olive groves, ponds, vegetable gardens and pastures for horses.

The Villa has two main wings with incredible views. The western wing (Ponente) looks out towards the Mediterranean Sea. From this wing, one can see lawns that lead to a belvedere overlooking the countryside with hills rolling away forwards the far horizon. A stunning pool carved from ancient limestone quarrary and its infinity edge can also be seen from the western wing.

The eastern wing (Levante) faces fields and hills that lead to San Gimignano. The wing opens on to a luscious Mediterranean garden with purple mauve and lavender hues, while the northern garden of the Villa melds into the Pignano woods.

The Villa has an internal courtyard and a small tower with a view that extends from the Monte Amiata, and all the way to the peaks of Corsica on a clear day. The spacious three floor Villa also boasts 17 elegant bedrooms and 22 bathrooms, several public rooms, a professional kitchen with wine cellars, an extra private kitchen, a medieval banquet room, a breakfast kitchen, a kids entertainment room as well as a laundry room.

The Villa was designed in a way to keep rooms cold during the summer, so no air conditioning system is needed.


  • Guest rooms (17)
  • Library: a large room with comfortable sofas, a fireplace, tables and books in various languages
  • Two Dining Rooms
  • Living room: with sofas and large fireplace
  • Cinema
  • Billiard room
  • Ballroom: large room with wide windows surrounded by an overlooking balcony
  • Kids entertainment room: a comfortable place for children to play or rest during warm hours in summer, with tables and DVD player
  • A gym
  • A small kitchen on the 1st floor
  • Swimming pool
  • Gardens and grounds (including bocce ball court)

Amenities included

  • Continental breakfast
  • 3 maids (for 5 hours a day) for cleaning, preparing and assisting breakfast
  • Electricity up to 800 kw per week
  • Bed linens
  • Toiletry items
  • 2 changes of bed linens per week
  • Bath and Pool towels
  • Table setting/clearing for all meals
  • Final cleaning

extra services

  • Extra maid for 5 hours a day at 15€ + 20% vat per hour in case there are more than 16 pax.
  • Meals- Our chef is available to prepare lunch and/or dinner as desired by Tenant and guests. Tenant must give Pignano staff an accurate count of persons attending each meal by 10:00 am each day, any particular dietary needs and whether waiter service or buffet service is preferred. Meal prices: Lunch: 20 euros per person Dinner: 30 to 40 euros per person Children from 7 to 12 years: 15 euros per meal Children from 0 to 7 years: 6 euros per meal Complimentary house organic wine is served with lunch and dinner. A wine list is available with a wide selection of local organic and biodynamic wines.
  • Waiter service - Up to 20 people 1 or 2 waiters for: one meal 120€ per day including vat one meal and aperitivo: 160€ per day including vat two meals 200€ per day including vat two meals and aperitivo: 240€ per day including vat From 20 to 34 people 2 or 3 waiters for: one meal 180€ per day including vat one meal and aperitivo 240€ per day including vat two meals 300€ per day including vat two meals and aperitivo: 360€ per day including vat.
  • Pizza - We have a special wood-burning oven for pizza and a special outside dining area immediately next to it. Tenant must give Pignano staff an accurate count of persons having a pizza a full day previous to the meal. 20€ per person. Children 2 to 12 years old 10€ each.
  • Poolside Bar - Any drinks/snacks will be billed.
  • Aperitivo della casa from 15€ including vat per person.
  • Electricity above 880 kw (0,80€ per kw).
  • Heating eventual use of (on consumption).
  • Telephone calls/faxes/photocopies/internet.
  • Wines/Beverages: All beverages requested (wines, beer, liquors, sodas, juices, tea and coffee, mineral water) will be charged extra, list available. All bottles opened for the guests will be billed.
  • Food and snacks for guests’ use: Shopping for your arrival/during your stay for food and snacks for your use: cost plus 20%.
  • Laundry services Volterra will provide personal laundry service to Tenant and guests if desired; the service provided by the staff is charged extra: 25 euros per request/load (washed, dried, ironed). A self-service, token operated washer and dryer is available in the afternoons and evenings at the cost of 5 euros per load.
  • Cooking lessons: Prices per session (morning or afternoon) to be agreed upon with the chef depending on cooking ingredients and time employed.
Borgo Pignano

Villa Location