Villa Emma

Chianni - Volterra - Italy

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Villa Emma is located near Volterra - a charming medieval village in the heart of the Tuscan countryside - and only 5 minutes from the Theatre of the Silence, a natural amphitheater hosting every year an international musical event organized by the tenor Andrea Bocelli.
This beautiful farmhouse, belonging to the known county Rasponi-Spinelli (already owner of the famous Vasari archive), has been completely restored with original materials dating back to the nineteenth century.
Surrounded by a beautiful private garden (extending for about 25.000 sqm with lawn, century old oaks, olive and fruit trees), Villa Emma has a lovely swimming pool with salt water chlorination (12x6, equipped with gazebo for 6/8 people, parasol, deck chairs and sunbeds) and several porches (including one provided with barbecue and dining table for 14 people).

The villa (700 sqm) can accommodate up to 14 people, is spread over 2 floors for a total of 7 bedrooms (6 doubles and 1 twin) and 7 bathrooms (4 with shower and 3 with bathtub). More specifically, the property consists of:

Ground Floor: On the ground floor you will find a keeper’s apartment, with independent access, made up of: two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room with arched vaults, sofa and fireplace.
First Floor: In this floor there is a master apartment (500 sqm) with separate entrance, consisting of five bedrooms, five bathrooms and veranda.
Dependance: Next to the farmhouse, there is an independent dependance with kitchen, wood-burning oven and dining table for 10 people (without either bedrooms or bathrooms).

The interior design is rustic, comfortable and welcoming. All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning and mosquito nets. Included free Wi-Fi throughout the villa and garden.

Villa Emma is the ideal accommodation for families or groups of friends wishing to spend a pleasant and relaxing holiday, immersed in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside and near the most beautiful cities of the region (San Gimignano, Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa).
Equipped with all modern amenities, the villa has several outdoor areas (porches, gazebo, veranda) useful to relax or to eat outdoors, enjoying the excellent views of the surrounding landscape.

This property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday (exceptions in low season where there is a minimum stay of 5 nights).

Pricing Information:
Included in the price: Utilities: gas, water, electricity up to 300 KWh/week; park pool and house maintenance; Internet Wi-fi; towels and sheets provided.
Not included in the price: Final cleaning (200,00 €).

Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay 900.00€ security deposit upon arrival (cash), which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.

This apartment for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited.

APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year

6 outdoor parking places

Villa Emma is located in Chianni, a small village in the Chianti area, known for the traditional wild boar feast, reaching this year its 38th edition.
A few km away from the villa there are Volterra (a beautiful medieval village) and The Theatre of Silence (a natural amphitheater carved into the beautiful hills of Lajatico, where every year takes place an important musical event, organized by the tenor Andrea Bocelli).
Just about an hour's drive you will find two other small and ancient medieval villages: Castagneto Carducci (which is the childhood place of the famous Italian poet Giosuè Carducci) and Bolgheri. The latter is the producing country of one of the best wines in the world, the Sassicaia. This town is, in fact, part of the Etruscan Coast Wine and Olive Oil Route, an area extending for over 150 kilometers along the Province of Livorno, including Elba Island, and consists of wine and olive oil producers.
For sea lovers, the nearest seaside resorts are Vada (33 km), Cecina (37 km), Castiglioncello (51 km) and Rosignano Marittimo (31 km) with its white sandy beaches.
For wellness lovers, we suggest to reach the nearby spas of Casciana Terme, whereas for sport lovers, in addition to trekking/biking trails and riding stables, there is a golf course just 15 km from the villa.
The famous Tuscan cities of art (Pisa, Florence, Siena, Lucca) are easily reachable by car.

Main Distances:
Volterra (37 km), Pisa (50 km), San Gimignano (49 km), Lucca (77 km), Florence (85 km), Siena (90 km).

More facilities:
Private swimming pool (salt water chlorination)
Private park
Internet Wi-fi
Washing machine
Outdoor dining table for 14 people
Sunbeds, deck chairs and parasol
Air conditioning (in bedrooms only)
Mosquito nets (in bedrooms only)
Baby bed and baby cot
Satellite TV
Microwave oven
Wood-burning oven
Independent heating system

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Internet
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
  • Check-in time: 16:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.


  • 5.0/5 Wonderful service and amazing holiday!
  • 4.7/5 Our stay was truly a magical time, this was our first vacation in a while when we were able to relax and just enjoy. The location was stunning. The villa is situated in a secluded and peaceful position amongst the Tuscan hills. We loved sitting out under the gazebo overlooking the view, drinking a glass of wine watching the sun go down. The house is rustic in appearance but has been completely refurbished and furnished to a high standard. The interiors are extremely authentic and tasteful. All of us were truly in love with the place and hope to come back soon.


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