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Villa Bel Sogno - Beautiful View Of Volterra And The Countyside. Sleeps 4-6!

Bedrooms 2
Space 83 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom. Sleeps 4. Gorgeous Panoramic Views!

Bel Sogno, a "beautiful dream".....we hope you will feel the same way after spending time in our Italian home.

Near the ancient hill town of Volterra, surrounded by the green Tuscan countryside is Villa Bel Sogno. Part of Borgo Collevicchi, we are on the top of a hill in the heart of Tuscany with breathtaking views of nearby valleys. This newly restored farm outbuilding contains our apartment. Our apartment is surrounded by landscaped gardens & cypress trees, all reflective of the perfect Tuscan landscape. It has all the modern amenities yet captures the Tuscan feel of architecture and design.

Each of the two well appointed bedrooms has it's own air conditioner to provide comfort during the hot summer nights. To enjoy nature's gentle breezes, bug screens on metal tracks have been installed to allow the double doors to remain open without letting in nature's tiny creatures.

Enjoy beautiful dreams on our pillow top mattresses in both bedrooms. The master bedroom features 2 extra long twin beds that can connect to form a King size bed or be enjoyed separately. The master also has an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a Queen bed. The living room has a pullout queen size sofa bed. There is a second full bathroom available for guests.

The kitchen features a gas stove, oven, dishwasher and full fridge. The apartment also features a washing machine with a private courtyard to air dry your laundry. The entire apartment is on the ground level and has no stairs, easy for small children or guests with mobility issues.

Enjoy al fresco dining under your pergola in your private garden while savoring the panoramic views of Volterra. After dinner, enjoy a glass of wine on the outdoor couch and then take in the sunset from the pool deck.

A panoramic pool makes the borgo an even more special & relaxing place after a day of sightseeing in Tuscany. The pool is open from mid June to early September (later if permitted by weather) and is 8 metres by 4 metres.

**Please keep in mind that the listed rental fee does not cover cleaning and the linen fees. For one week up to 6 people, this fee is 180,00 euro payable to the property manager upon arrival. Please contact us for further details.

More Details

Eric & Tania Nash
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2018

About Eric & Tania Nash

Growing up in Canada, we have been lucky to travel to many wonderful countries. We fell in love with Tuscany over 10 years ago, and after many, many visits decided it was the right time to find a home to enjoy. We love to travel, and have found two places near & dear to our heart. Canmore, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies and Tuscany, Italy.

Eric & Tania Nash purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Eric & Tania Nash chose Volterra

We took our time to research over 400 properties on line and narrowed it to 30 properties to tour while in the region. This was the first property we saw, and set the standard for the other 29 homes that we visited. After a few more return visits, we knew this apartment was meant to be ours. The views took our breath away even on a winter's day in Volterra.

We have stayed in many vacation properties in Italy over the past 10 years and knew we could make this a home away from home for us & others.

What makes this apartment unique

Scenic views yet 10 minutes to Volterra and 20 minutes to San Gimignano. Private garden & shared pool to enjoy. Wonderful Agriturismo only a minute walk away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love your villa & the views are breathtaking! We celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary here with by little sister & brother in law. (AKA Mario Andretti). And yes, we are the commentary from the back seat!

The Tuscan countryside is amazing, but the roads terrifying! We enjoyed many adventures & will have a lifetime of stores to share with family & friends.

Love, love, love life's adventures.

Warmest Regards,
May 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Volterra, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Great storage for toiletries!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom has plenty of space for your toiletries. A heated towel rack keeps your towels warm and dry. A wide glass enclosure is fabulous for an enjoyable shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 Extra Long Pillowtop Twin Mattresses combine to a King!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size pillowtop mattress!
  • The master bedroom features two extra long twin pillowtop mattresses for a dreamy sleep! The frames can be detached to allow for separation of the two beds. The bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. For storage, there is an armoire and a 5 drawer standing dresser. The second bedroom features a queen size mattress with an armoire for clothing. Each bedroom has it's own air conditioner and a double door to the garden area. To save electricity and get back to nature, bugscreens allow the hilltop breezes to flow in the room without the rest of nature coming in as well.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
The apartment is perfectly suited for a small group to enjoy all that Tuscany has to offer. Additional services of cooking classes, private tours, Italian lessons can be arranged through a highly recommended local tour company.


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Villa Bel Sogno - Beautiful View Of Volterra And The Countyside. Sleeps 4-6!
average rating of 4.875 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful location for a hilltop hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Our week long Bel Sogno was relaxing and comfortable. The Nash's were in contact from the beginning and provided answers to all our questions and have compiled a nice visitors' guide to Tuscany for their guests. Their manager, Luigi, who runs the neighboring agriturismo, Santa Vittoria, is warm and welcoming. Although he is very busy at Santa Vittoria, he was available in person or reachable through WhatsApp. Please make it a point to eat dinner at Santa Vittoria for an excellent Tuscan meal. You should also order at least one loaf of the excellent local bread through Santa Vittoria during your stay. Bel Sogno provided a comfortable base for visiting Tuscany. Bedding and furniture were comfortable, the outdoor seating was great for enjoying meals and the view; the kitchen was small but adequate for our needs. Bathrooms are spacious although lighting was rather dim. Bel Sogno's location makes it easy to visit anywhere in Tuscany, especially if you like narrow winding roads between breathtaking hilltop vistas! We spent the week driving around Tuscany visiting Volterra, Siena, Florence, Montepulciano, Pisa, Lucca and Suvereto (and others!). You should also visit the nearby Ristorante Molina for an excellent, and inexpensive, cappuccino and pastry. Overall, a wonderful place to stay in Tuscany.

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Scenic and restful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Bel Sogno. Fantastic views of the Tuscan countryside. Lovely apartment, well furnished and very clean. Luigi met us upon our arrival and explained all we needed to know about the apartment and surrounding area. We spent about three days exploring Volterra, San Gimigniano and the little towns in the Chianti wine region. The rest of the week we enjoyed the peace and quiet and scenic vistas of our villa. If you go, be sure to make reservations for dinner at Luigi's agratourismo. And be aware that the water in the villa is not potable so be sure to have plenty of bottled water on hand. It is really a lovely place and the owners were very helpful in advance.

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sheila! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your vacation and the advice you have given to future guests. Take care, Tania & Eric
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Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Marvellous Views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely two bedroom, two bathroom villa on a hill facing Volterra. Very well equipped kitchen and large enough for two couples to spend a week together without falling over each other. Close to the Siena, Lucia etc for day trips. Our hosts left us a lovely bottle of wine from a local winery which we visited. Probably the best wine tour we have been on when it comes to truly understanding the making of organic wine in Italy.

All questions were answered immediately by our hosts Eric and Tania or by their local rep Luigi.

We can now check off another box in our bucket list of places to visit. Love Tuscany.....dislike the drivers, but the food makes up for them!

Overall, a great place to rent and enjoy!

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ancaster, ON

Beautiful home and views!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled into the villa we were amazed with the view!

Then we entered our home and felt welcomed and it was super clean and spacious... Lovely living area

Super comfortable beds and a patio deck that was most amazing and spent time out there enjoying the beauty surrounding us. Had a beautiful girls week away in beautiful Volterra!! Thank you Tania and Eric for letting us stay in your beautiful how away from home đź’›

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Heidi for your kind review. Hope you can return again one day! Tania & Eric
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Our week in Beautiful Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Family of 5 adults, we all loved it. Great views, excellent staff, apartment was clean, hot water, spacious, everything we needed was supplied, beds were good, breakfasts were excellent, all around, it was lovely. We had a rental car so we took day trips, close enough to everything for day trips.

Thank you to the staff!

  • Submitted: 8-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you as our guests! We love hearing when people experience what Tuscany has to offer. Thank you, Tania & Eric
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Just loved the location and the views and the apartment was so well equipped

  • 5 of 5

What can I say?? The pictures do not do the location of this property justice. Just stunning. Fab communications with Tanja and Eric before we travelled. Good local restaurants especially Luigi's across the courtyard. Good local wines. We did a cooking experience through Arianna and friends that Eric and Tanja had recommended this was just fab!! We all enjoyed it so much especially our children aged 12 & 14

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review Sarah. We love hearing when guests can truly appreciate this part of Tuscany and our home. The cooking class is always a favourite of ours! (It's not their fault I am still a terrible cook!) If you ever choose to return again, our repeat guests do receive a 10% discount. Take care, Tania
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Nearest Airport
55.6 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Kilometres
Hotel Molina D'Era
Nearest Ferry
72.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
23.9 Kilometres
Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
37.7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.3 Kilometres
Hotel Molina D'Era
Nearest Beach
46.9 Kilometres
Car: necessary

A perfect centrally located base for your Tuscany holiday! Within a 1 hour drive to Florence, Pisa, Sienna and many picturesque towns. 20 minutes to San Gimignano and only 10 mintues to Voleterra, rated a the #1 Tuscan Hilltown to visit. Visit local wineries and Estruscan historical sites. Beautiful Tuscan beaches less than a 1 hour drive to the West.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Volterra, Italy

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$616.3

Final Cleaning & Linen fee payable to the property manager upon check in & key pick up. Total fee is 180,00 euro. All utilities are included in the cost of your stay!
If you would like a linen change in the middle of your stay it is 15,00 euro per person for new linens & towels. Again, payable directly to our property manager. This has to be arranged prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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