08-08-2018 / Web article


Since its construction in 1932, Villa la Sciolta has had as its main rule hospitality. The residence offers its guests a stay of elegance and comfort, without giving up the adventures of the Tuscan countryside that surrounds it. Gabriella Giugni is the owner, and tells a TBA Holidays the small but enchanting story of a place that recalls the warmth of the family.

The property belongs to the family of the current owners of the fifties, but only at the end of the eighties Gabriella and her husband, tired of the confusion of the city, choose to change their lives and move to rural property. The dwelling has an emotional value for the owners, the environment is reminiscent of childhood and families who gathered at Christmas, New Year or on weekends. The experience of the farm starts in the late eighties, with the small production of oil. Wife and husband is to rent to tourists both the villa and the house that stands next door. The Villa and the Cottage can accommodate up to 18 people, they are in fact a holiday home. The large rooms are sheltered in the tranquility of the Tuscan countryside. The three floors of the villa are divided into four double bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and on the ground floor there is the living area, three living rooms with a characteristic hearth of rural life.

The dining room is perfect for meals with friends, the large wooden table has plenty of seating to have lunch or dinner with other guests. For those who prefer a quiet holiday, they are inside a villa, there are several isolated spaces. The customers of Villa La Sciolta are often families or groups of sportsmen who have known each other before, or meet during their stay; for this reason the dwelling offers the possibility to share the common areas, as well as to devote oneself to themselves and to their loved ones in total privacy. The property consists of 150 hectares of land, with swimming pool and garden, can be reached in a few minutes on foot and in Via Francigena, ancient via dei pellegrini. The location in the countryside of the house, says Gabriella, allows you to participate in various activities organized in the area, such as cycling and horse riding along the Via Salariola leading to Volterra and then to Saline. Given its proximity to the Tuscan art city, it offers the opportunity to visit the artistic beauties of the region such as Pisa, Siena and Florence, reachable thanks to the train station which is just a few kilometers from the structure. The food and wine of the area is enhanced thanks to wine tasting itineraries and local products and for the more curious, there is the opportunity to take part in the search for truffles, excellence of the territory.

The Tuscan landscape offers numerous possibilities for recreation, from walks, to horse rides, to extreme sports such as motocross rides and rafting. Tell us about your favorite activities when you stay in the region.