Villa Marchesa is an elegant and luxurious mansion, completed in 2009. This property is totally immersed in private woods on the Maremma Coast, yet 4 km from town and only 20-30 minutes drive from the beaches of Scarlino and Punta Ala. Perfect for large parties, the villa boasts high quality details and sophisticated décor. This typical Tuscan villa, together with Villa Maremmana, its sister property nestled in the same estate just 1.5 kilometers away, offers guests beautiful views and absolute peace and tranquility.
Reviewed on 05/29/2016
Luxury family vacation villa with more rooms than the white house. The villa staff was extremely helpful and able to assist with all of our requests – of which there were numerous. The high quality of the rooms and finishes reflected the cost we paid. Marchesa is a high end Villa with generous spaces. The many zones easily accommodated our 18 person group – from dinners, to games nights, reading, talking and lounging – indoors or out. Superb.
Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola 1 h 56 min; Rome Fiumicino 2 h 13 min
Nearest serviced town: 9 min
Nearest major city: Siena 1 h 7 min; Florence 1 h 50 min
Nearest beach 30 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps
This lovely area of Italy sits between Rome and Pisa, offering expansive, breathtaking views of the islands of Giglio and Elba. Highlights of the area include the unspoiled fishing village of Castiglione della Pescaia, endless stretches of dreamy sandy beaches and the medieval cobble-stoned village of Massa Marittima – lately becoming more and more popular and home to many international artists and socialites. Also worth a visit is the magical and mysterious city of Volterra, with its roots in three thousand years of history. We also strongly recommend visits to the towns of Populonia and Baratti, Suvereto, Campiglia Marittima, Castagneto Carducci, Bolgheri, and the chic harbor of Punta Ala. Boat rentals for cruising around the coast and private tours of the region's many acclaimed wineries can be arranged through our concierge.
WHERE TO EAT
Taverna del Vecchio Borgo - Typical Tuscan dishes in a very nice atmosphere. Recommended for its appetizers and grilled meat. Very good wine list. Via Norma Parenti 12, Massa Marittima - +39 056 690 3950
Trattoria Toscana - Traditional Tuscan cuisine based on regional products, as well as excellent seafood, interpreted by Alain Ducasse with simplicity and authenticity. Not suitable for children. Tenuta La Badiola, Località Badiola (Castiglion della Pescaia) - +39 056 494 4800
Vittorio (Seafood specialties) - Located at Puntone’s marina. A very good seafood restaurant with outdoor tables and sea view. Suitable for children. Entrées are particularly tasty, as well as the fried small mullets (frittura di trigliette). Puntone - +39 0566 866 164
Santarino (Seafood specialty) - Typical Tuscan casual 'trattoria', family run. The starters, in particular the octopus, are worth a mention. Try also the spaghetti with clams. Piazza XXIV Maggio 21, Follonica - +39 0566 41665
WHERE TO SHOP
Clothing - Antica Sartoria di Maremma - An artisan clothing store that has turned the traditional Maremman style of clothing into a fashion statement. Via del Colle, Pancole - +39 0564 503029
Cheese - Caseificio Seggiano – to all cheese lovers: this is THE place to buy excellent pecorino. Taste also the fresh sheep ricotta, perfect to make a simple pasta sauce adding just a touch of freshly ground black pepper. Via Privata, Seggiano - +39 0564 950 034
Wine - Bring home the famous Super Tuscan wine produced in this area: Ornellaia - Via Bolgherese 191, Bolgheri - +39 0565 718 11 Or/and any bottle produced by Tua Rita, one of the top Tuscan cellars in Italy. - Localita’ Notri, Suvereto - +39 0565 829 237
Handmade luxury bags and small leather goods – Avequs, artisanal leather workshop. Via G. Mazzini 145, Grosseto - +39 333 419 7458
Handmade ceramics - Ceramiche D'Arte Creazioni - A great souvenir shop selling works by local artist Roberto Polidori. Via Roma 152, Pitigliano -+39 0564 615 494