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N° 020 | Innovative Italian Architecture

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Innovative Italian Architecture & Breath-taking View

For decades this Italian family has been farming the lands around this beautiful area in Tuscany. On the top of the hill, overlooking the ancient village of Volterra and on the most beautiful spot on their land, was an old, dilapidated farm. The family knew one thing, this spot had to be shared and enjoyed by many. This was the beginning of an ambitious renovation project. A renovation that looks towards the future while respecting its rich past. 

The barn was renovated, upgraded, and made into a luxurious space where you will find the living room with a fireplace filled with designer furniture as well as a kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art appliances.

The biggest challenge of the renovation came with the extension of the barn. Just adding replicas of the old structure would not have been authentic. StudioMilani Architecture took the bold choice of creating a modern structure adjacent to the main barn. They added two highly modern structures to it, creating an unusual, boundary-pushing design. This is especially true for Tuscany, where renovations are strictly controlled by numerous local and provincial rules and building regulations.

In one extension you will find three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The second extension houses the dining room, a gym, and a bathroom. The entire property is filled with contemporary designer furniture as well as a monthly changing art collection from local artists. 

The location of the Villa is truly breathtaking which was the whole reason for starting this project in the first place. The villa overlooks the rolling hills of Tuscany and has a gorgeous view of the ancient villa of Volterra.  The infinity pool (7x14m) overlooks the valley and is surrounded by a lovely garden filled with olive trees.

There is a relaxed, outdoor sitting area and dining area with BBQ for outdoor grilling as well as a vegetable garden where guests can pick seasonal fresh fruit, herbs, and vegetables. Unique to this villa is the attention to detail, a sense of luxury, and comfort.

A dedicated team will be at your disposal 24 hours a day for any needs within the villa, as well as a daily cleaning and concierge service (included in the rental price).

Extra services upon request

At the villa: Yoga & Pilates, Private Chef, Cooking courses, baby-sitting service, pet-cleaning, groceries-shopping service.

In the area:  Helicopter rides, Bike tours, Golf, Wine Tastings, Volterra Tour, Truffle hunting, Seaside trips, Boat rental


The space

You enter the property into the renovated barn, the beating heart of the open-plan living area. There is a beautiful living room with a comfortable sofa and fireplace, flooded by light. 
The kitchen is fully equipped with a built-in dishwasher, microwave, multi-function electric oven, induction hob with extractor hood, stylish black granite worktop, double-body refrigerator with freezer, wine cellar, and ice maker.


There are three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with rain showers. Two bedrooms are located on the ground floor overlooking the lush garden and one bedroom - the suite - is on the second floor with a beautiful view of the garden and pool area

3 double bedrooms with private bathrooms
1 gym + bathroom


The villa is located near the historical village of Volterra  The history of Volterra dates back to the 4th century B.C. when the Etruscans settled in the region. At that time it was one of the most important Etruscan cities and also belonged to the Twelve Cities League. Today you can still visit the archaeological sites and admire the remains of Etruscan art. Later the Romans settled in this historical city, whose Teatro Romano has become a famous attraction of Volterra.

Nowadays Volterra is also famous for vampires (thanks to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series), its alabaster workshops, and white truffle festivals, one of the most important in Italy. Perched on the Val di Cecina’s hills, Volterra is one of the most scenic walled Tuscan towns.  It is a magical and atmospheric place.

Plinius Loves

Location: At Plinius, we feel this is a very special property because of the stunning location! We could spend morning, noon, and night at the pool area overlooking the Tuscan Countryside

Hotel Service: living in the lap of luxury with hotel service at a private villa. Everything and anything can be arranged for you.

Innovative architecture: A renovation that looks towards the future while respecting its rich past, accomplished by award-winning architecture firm StudioMilani Architecture  

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Prices & availability


After the booking request is received we will confirm the availability and total price with the owner. You will then receive a confirmation and the total amount of your booking by email. A deposit of 30% of the reservation sum is requested upon confirmation (within 48 hours). The remainder must be paid no later than 60 days before the start of your stay. When booking within 60 days, the total reservation sum must be paid immediately. In case of cancellation more than 60 days before the start of the stay, 50% of the deposit will be returned*. In case of cancellation within 60 days, no refund will take place. *Applies to most properties, but not all. We therefore recommend cancellation insurance.

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Prices 2023 | Price transparency: Plinius is completely transparent about prices, we do not charge any booking costs or extra surcharges.

High season: June 22 to September 5 | Min. stay 7 nights | € 11,700 per week

Mid season: December 21 to January 5 + May 25 to June 22 | September 7 to October 5 | Min. stay 7 nights | € 9,700 per week

Mid/low season: March 16 to May 15 + October 5 to November 9 | €7,700 per week

Low season: January 6 - March 16 + November 9 to December 21| Min. stay 7 nights | €5,700 per week


Included in the price: 

Housekeeping every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 till 12.00

Welcome Gift

Concierge service 

Gas | Electricity | Water 

End-of-stay cleaning 


Additional costs:

Security Deposit: € 1.000  The deposit will be fully refunded upon departure when there is no damage/other issues

Tourist Tax

*Heating of the pool (optional) € 700 per week


Extra Information: 

*Concierge service can organize all your day trips/ restaurant reservations etc. 



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Airconditioning Airconditioning
Fireplace Fireplace
Gym Gym
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Parking Parking
Wifi Wifi

Eco sustainability

Appliances Class A Appliances Class A
Eco activities Eco activities
Eco-friendly Eco-friendly
Energy-saving Energy-saving
High Efficiency Boiler High Efficiency Boiler
Recycling Recycling
Regional food Regional food
Renewable energy Renewable energy
Towel change request Towel change request
Vegetable garden Vegetable garden

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