Type: Farmhouse accommodation Geographical Location: Hill Accommodations:
n°4 Apartment , n°1 Villas. Total Guests 41
We are located in the middle of the COLLINE PISANE (Pisan Hills) on the Strada del Vino (Wine Road).
Around the Ghizzano Village, on a 5-10 minutes drive, in the medieval villages of Valdera, you can find the best restaurants, serving traditional Tuscan food. For the ones who love cooking at home and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, there are many markets (I mercati) where the local producers sell directly.
Accommodations and Services in Tenuta di Ghizzano
It's in the middle of an olive grove, only 3 minutes walk from the Ghizzano village. "The Gamekeeper" was built in the early XIXth century, before all the other farmhouses. It was built as a house who was charged with keeping an eye on the border zone and protecting the land from poachers. Thus the name: Casa Guardia (The Gamekeeper).
The house is located on top of a hill, only 3 minutes walk from the village. Apart from the olive grove the house is surrounded fruit trees: cherry tree, fig-tree, walnut-tree. The pool is 9m x 4m with a view towards the olive grove. All around the house there are sun beds, tables and umbrellas. Outside the kitchen, at the back of the house, there is a big terrace suitable for dining, equipped with a barbecue.
The interior: the house is on a surface of 180 square meters and can accommodate up to 8 people, on 2 floors:
First floor: 1 double room (double bed), 1 room with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom with shower, a living room with fireplace and dining room. There are ceilings with exposed beams, tile and brick in between the wood structure. The floors are tiled.
Ground floor: 1 ch1 double room (double bed), 1 double room ( twin beds), 2 bathrooms, kitchen and living room.
Terracotta-tiled floor alternates with grit.
Every comfort is provided: heating system, wifi, TVsat.
VILLA DAL GORGO LUXURY HOUSE
Villa Dal Gorgo is situated among rolling hills, cropped one year with wheat, next year with spelt or sunflower; one can reach the Ghizzano village within 15 minutes walk. “Villa dal Gorgo” is also an 19th century house, except that the original structure is not a typical farmhouse structure like the others. At the beginning, it was the hunting residence of Giulio Venerosi Pesciolini, our great-grandfather. He built this house in 1878 as attested by the marble inscription inside.
The villa lays on a 350 m2 surface on 2 floors and accommodates 8 people.
Ground floor: big living room with fireplace surrounded by cosy sofas and a wonderful upright piano; hall; utility room (for laundry), bathroom for the disabled, kitchen very well equipped, dining room. The vaulting ceiling have cross volts and the kitchen benefits from a barrel vault. One can access outside from each side of the house using the patio doors.
First floor: 3 matrimonial rooms ( double bed), one room with 2 beds ( for 2 persons) , 4 bathrooms one of which with tub, the others with showers, living room with fireplace, a small bridge to store the cases, etc. The interior decorations are very exquisite, everything is skilfully decorated, the furniture is all antique. There are ceilings with exposed beams. Tuscan home ceiling design is variously shaped: manmade masonry plaster, tile, and brick in combination with wood structure. The floors are mostly masonry. They make the living room.
Outside the dining room and the kitchen there is a big terrace suitable for dining in the open and a pool with a Roman staircase. From up here one can watch the spectacular hills stretching towards horizon. At dawn, you can see the deer, in groups or in pair, as this is one of their favorite spots to pass.
SAN PROSPERO & CAMINO
The house is located on the hill, only 5 minutes walk from the Ghizzano Village, through olive trees. In the beginning, it belonged to a farmer, and thus the name "The Colonial House". Such a house was located at the side or in the centre of a field called "podere". The Podere was a piece of land given by the owner to the peasant; the crop was divided among them in equal parts. This system was very common in the last part of the Middle Ages and was called "Mezzadria". Like all the others, the house was built at the side of the piece of land (podere). This allowed people to reach easier the main road and facilitate the crop wagons to get to the market. It was our grand grandfather who, by the middle of the 19th century, built this house and named the place after the saint protector of the crop. Thus came to life "San Prospero".
In order to protect and highlight the beauty of the landscape where these houses lay, we did our best to preserve the original characteristic of the structure: the stables are on the ground floor and the apartments on the first floor with an outer staircase on the side of the house.
We transformed one accommodation into two distinct apartments. The second was named “Camino”, due to a splendid antique fireplace used for cooking in older times.
A huge garden with fruit trees and cooking herbs surrounds the house; equipped for eating outside. For each accommodation the garden is equipped with barbeque, a big table and chairs under scented tree and a coach house. The pool is 9x4 metres, separated by the rest of the garden by a hedge of “ Fotina” that turns red in spring time. Around the pool, there are comfortable sun beds, tables and umbrellas.
San Prospero: 80 square metres, 4 people, 1 matrimonial bedroom, 1 bedroom with twin beds, 1 bathroom with shower, 1 kitchen equipped with oven, coffeee maschine, dish-washer, moka, living-room with television. The pavement is made from tiled floor, and the roof with beams, girders and joists in sight. The furniture keeps the 18th century style, with original pieces or reproductions. The little balcony opens towards the garden. From the windows you can admire the view of the hills of Volterra. On the ground floor, instead of the stables, a laundry was equipped for the guests.
Camino: 80 square metres, 4 people, 1 matrimonial room, 1 double room (with twin beds), 1 bathroom with shower, 1 kitchen equipped with oven, coffee machine, moka; 1 living-room with TV-set and little fireplace. The pavement is made from tiled floor, and the roof with beams, girders and joists.The furniture keeps the 18th century style, with original pieces and reproductions. A little balcony opens on to the garden. From the windows one can admire the great view of the Volterras hills. On the ground floor, instead of the stables, a laundry has been equipped for the guests.
IL MONTE & SANTA GIULIA
The house is located on top of a hill, only 10 minutes walk from the Ghizzano Village, through olive trees. Initially, it belonged to the farmer, and thus the name “The Colonial House”. It is usual for such a house to be located at one side or in the centre of a field called “podere”. The “Podere” was a piece of land given by the owner to the peasant : the crop was divided among them in equal parts. This system was very common in the late Middle Ages and was called “Mezzadria”.
Like all the others, the house was built on one side of the of land (podere). This allowed people to get to the main road easier and allowed easy access of the crop wagons to get to the market.
It was our grand grandfather who, by the middle of the 19th century, built this house and named the place after the patron saint of the crops. Thus came to life “Casa poderale Il Monte & Santa Giulia”.
In order to protect and highlight the beauty of the landscape where these houses are, we did our best to preserve the original features of the structure: the stables are on the ground floor, the apartments on the first floor, each of them with an outer staircase on each side of the house.
The house is surrounded by a huge garden, with fruit trees and herbs. The place provides facilities for eating outside. The hill on which the house is situated is divided by a small forest into two large parts, one for each accommodation, equipped with barbecue, a long wooden table and chairs under a coach house. The pool is 12m x 6m, with spectacular views and a glimpse of the sea. Sun beds, tables and umbrellas are ready to use all around the house.
Il Monte: 200 square metres, 10 people, 3 double rooms (double beds), 2 double rooms (with 2 single beds), 1 bathroom with bathtub and shower, 2 bathrooms with shower, toilet and sink, 1 bathroom with toilet and sink; 1 cosy living room with big fire place, 1 kitchen fully equipped ( freezer - oven - dishwasher - coffee machine - blender and other electrical devices). The balcony opens towards the garden, with spectacular views. The accommodation provides all the modern conveniences: heating, satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet connection. On the ground floor, replacing the old stables, a ping pong room was installed. The laundry facilities in villa San Prospero are used for this villa, as well.
Santa Giulia: 200 square metres, 6 people, 2 double rooms (double bed), 1 double bedroom (single beds), 2 bathrooms with shower, toilet and bidet; 1 living room with fireplace, 1 kitchen fully equipped (freezer - oven - dishwasher -coffee machine and other electrical devices). The balcony opens on to the olive grove. On the ground floor, replacing the old stables, a ping pong room was installed. The laundry facilities in villa San Prospero are used for this villa, as well.
Sport: Hunting, Fishing, Ping-Pong, Tennis
Wellness: Thermal baths nearby, Massages
Internal Services: Acces Internet, Communal television, TV sat, Wifi, Heating, Daily cleaning, Final cleaning
Educational activities: Educational activities, Farming museum, Astronomical studies, Nature studies, Guided tour of the farm
External services: Barbecue, Rental Boats, Rental Bikes, Car park, Park, Beach
Experiences: Golf, Cycle tourism
Once a week, change of bed sheets and table cloths.
Electricity, water and gas bills included; wood refilling for the fireplace.
At your arrival you will find at your accommodation: ironing board and steam iron, hair dryer, soaps and house cleaning facilities, small soaps for the bathrooms and ... a little gift.
Services on request available for the farmhouse:
Tasting our highest quality products: extra virgin olive oil ( P.G.I ) and wines ( Italian I.G.T wines ) that can be found in the “Gambero Rosso” guide granted 3 glasses qualification.
Visit to the old oil press – frantoio - used in the ancient times when stones were used to press the olives.
Visit to the old 18th century cellar where the wine is kept to age.
Visit of the winery.
Visit of the Italian style garden (“Giardino all’italiana") dating from the beginning of the 19th century. Among “Venuses and Arthemides“, cypresses arches and oak clusters, turtle doves and turtles lead your way.
The natural tour, guided or not, takes place in the estate, through old forests, green vineyards, lofty olive trees, fields, lakes and isolated cottages.
What we can do for you:
You can also enjoy our TUI-NA relaxing or toning massages.
Breakfast with home made sweets and jams, eggs, prosciutto and traditional cheese.
Chef at your place for special meals
Guided tours on horse back
Mountainbike races - you can choose from basic up to the most complex
Children's beds- Baby Coats
Museums Reservations in Florence
Where we areThe Ghizzano Estate is situated in the disrict of Peccioli village.
The Estate is between the "Colline Pisane" in the "Valdera" area along the Strada del Vino ( Wine Road). We are at the crossroads of four provinces: Pisa, Siena, Florence and Lucca.
Volterra and San Gimignano are only 30 minutes away.