The Farmhouse

Podere Pian Dei Gelsi is an old farmhouse from the mid-nineteenth century, recently renovated with respect for tradition. The large rooms with exposed beams are furnished in a rustic Tuscan style, have free wi-fi internet connection and satellite TV, the en-suite bathroom with shower is equipped with bath linen and hairdryer.

The heart of the guest house is the huge fireplace from 1856 in the shared equipped kitchen, exclusively available to guests. There is a lovely garden around the farm that those who stay with us can use. The rooms are ideal for those who, like us, want to relax from the noise of the city and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside but want to be close to a citycenter as well!

On request we provide equipment for children (high chair, cot with linen).

Podere Pian dei Gelsi offers everything for an exclusive and unforgettable holiday in Tuscany!

The Surroundings

The farm is located just a few minutes from the center of Volterra. San Gimignano, Siena, Florence and the coast are also easily accessible. Ideal starting point for excursions by mountain bike, walks or horseback to the nature reserve of Montenero. Or would you rather go to one of the wineries for a wine tasting or visit the Etruscan museum in Volterra.

Volterra celebrates 3000 years of history and cherishes an artistic and architectural heritage that can be admired and appreciated simply by strolling through the narrow streets of the historic center. Volterra has always been and still is a close-knit community, where as children we learned to walk by chasing the pigeons that paraded on the stone pavement of the main square, the Piazza dei Priori. We played hide and seek and hid along the medieval walls and in the Etruscan tombs, went to school in 18th century buildings and prayed in 13th century churches. Today our children play treasure hunt among the paintings of Rosso Fiorentino and Ghirlandaio.

Enjoy one of the most beautiful areas in the world, Tuscany, starting from this special holiday home.


Do you feel like doing something? There are many possibilities and we are happy to support you in organizing this!

  • Playing tennis
  • Horse riding
  • Bicycle tours (also electric)
  • Car trip in classic Italian car
  • Wine tasting
  • Museum visit
  • Guided walk
  • Visit San Gimignano with our shuttle service

In and around Volterra there is something to do for everyone. With our exclusive holiday home in Tuscany as a starting point.

Shuttle service San Gimignano/ Pisa

Discover Volterra and its surroundings with our shuttle service. Our shuttle service is at your disposal: the rate to San Gimignano is €28 per person, to Pisa Airport €50 per person. This service is only available upon reservation, at least 24 hours in advance and after checking availability. Prices can be adjusted depending on demand and organisation.

Saint Gimignano

   Departure 9.30am return at 4pm.

Pisa airport

    Between 9.30am and 9.30pm

Who We Are

I am Patrizio Giannelli, born and raised in Volterra. I would like to share my love for Volterra and its surroundings. That is why I, together with my colleagues, welcome you to stay in one of our beautifully renovated historic buildings, Case d’Epoca. Texperience the authenticity of the local culture, traditions and the enchantment of a timeless environment surrounded by untouched nature.

We can help and guide you to explore lesser known sites, discover art, recommend local products and where to admire the local artifacts and see the alabaster workshops. Alabaster is an artistic craft inherent and exclusive to Volterra. The skills and working techniques of the art of alabaster carving have been passed on from generation to generation over the centuries.

We will do everything we can to give you an unforgettable holiday in one of our exclusive holiday homes in Volterra, Tuscany.

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