Il Selvino Farmhouse has a unique position in the lower slopes of the Alta Valdera, in la Sterza near Pisa, which is well-known for its important finds from Etruscan civilisation. The farmhouse is tucked away in the lush green Tuscan countryside.
Il Selvino, with its 17th-century farmhouses surrounded by fields and gardens, was once the most prestigious estate of the Pieve de' Pitti farm, which, up until 1794, belonged to the aristocratic Pitti family from Florence from which it takes its name. The Florentine aristocrats built their best estate on a natural hilly plateau, which currently offers a wonderful view overlooking vineyards and olive groves, interspersed with oak trees and cypresses. The view is encased in the soft outline of rolling hills with wheat and sunflower fields, beyond which you can find authentic medieval Tuscan towns, each remarkably unique in their own way. These include Lucca, with its circular walled garden still perfectly intact, Volterra with its rocky hills, Roman theatre and traditional alabaster, or the splendid San Gimignano with its ancient towers almost frozen in time, among many others.
Thanks to its ideal geographical location, Il Selvino is an excellent and convenient starting point to easily reach these Tuscan gems, as well as the region's major cities, such as Pisa, Florence and Siena. At the same time, you can explore the farmhouse's surrounding area, which has plenty of picturesque villages and countryside to admire. The farm is also connected to the two airports of Pisa and Florence by a fast road, making them reachable in just over half an hour, while Pontedera railway station is just 10 miles away.
Il Selvino's accommodation is elegant and discreet, providing its guests with privacy and tranquillity throughout the day. The Farmhouse is the perfect location to relax, recharge your batteries, and enjoy the peace of the countryside while feeling completely at home. Ours is a place far from the hurly-burly of the city, offering you a pleasant stay with peace and tranquillity. This is why our accommodation is free of TVs, while still offering open Wi-Fi access.
The natural beauty of these areas revitalises both the body and mind, allowing you to take the time to rediscover a peaceful way of life. It is a place so thriving that the famous singer Andrea Bocelli was born and raised at a stone's throw from our hills, becoming an international star for his incredibly moving voice.
Beauty, peace and culture. Wellbeing, food and nature. Il Selvino Farmhouse is a unique and unforgettable gift for your holidays in Tuscany.