The Villa Marmini lies on the outskirts of Volterra, a city which is in the heart of Tuscany, equidistant from Pisa, Florence and Siena. It is immersed in a landscape that maintains much of its centuries old beauty. It is near the medieval city of San Gimignano and within easy reach of the Etruscan coastline.
The agriturismo Villa Marmini extends over 5 hectares, and is approximately 1½ kilometers from the historical center of Volterra. One can even take a long walk from our accommodations to the city, along some of the original Roman roads which connected Volterra to Florence.
Our property contains the only Etruscan tombs in this area, which may be entered. These shallow underground tombs belong to the ancient Etruscan necropolis, and were excavated by previous owners of Villa Marmini. The excavated cinerary urns are now in the Etruscan Museum of Volterra and the Archeological Museum of Florence. In fact "Marmini" refers to the limestone and alabaster rock fragments, including Etruscan urns, called marmi, which were utilized to construct the villa. Some of the urn fragments are still visible in the ancient wall which encircles the villa's courtyard.
A common room, with typical farmhouse aspect, is used to serve guests a breakfast (upon request) of local, delicious products from Volterra and Tuscany.
Our 14 m long swimming pool, with solarium, is surrounded by the olive trees and garden. We may also serve you meals here of typical Tuscan cuisine, always upon specific reservation. You may walk among the fruit trees, grape vines, chestnut trees, and stroll in the woods where we tend the goats and beehives.
We are familiar with all the local pathways those which are suggestive but rarely discovered by tourists. You may walk, or use mountain bikes. Along these trails, you will discover a marvelous Tuscany.