Villa Saletta – Casolare

Palaia, Pisa
+39 0587 628121

Former hunting lodge with a swimming pool on a 700-acre wine estate in the Valdera surrounded by vineyards and authentic villages


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This cosy property is snuggled into a hillside and surrounded by forest so feels utterly secluded and private, with nothing but the sound of birds and the wind in the trees.

The garden is on different levels, so you can catch shade and sun at different times of the day. Find a modern, well-equipped kitchen stocked with supplies for your first breakfast along with wine and olive oil from the estate, and a little terrace area outside for dining al fresco – or there’s a covered pergola with a barbecue next to the swimming pool.

Find comfy sofas, books and DVDs, and a beautifully-bound book documenting the estate’s history, from the time of the Etruscans through the Renaissance to the present day. A thick binder details all the activities you can do in the area, including some of Valdera’s gastronomic highlights: truffle hunting through Saletta’s woods, a scenic drive to visit a one-of-its kind cheese “grotto” in the neighbouring medieval village of Lari, visits to local pasta makers and chocolatiers.

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We think you'll love

  • Going on an estate tour followed by wine-tasting
  • The privacy and peace and quiet
  • The original touches such as hand-painted cabinet doors, antiques and custom-made bedcovers
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You should know

  • You’ll need a car to explore the area
  • There are a lot of stairs to climb
  • There are no countryside or vineyard views as you're surrounded by trees


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights, 7 nights in high season, Saturday changeover.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Restaurants 5km.


Nightly price
from €343
Weekly price
from €2400
Damage deposit
Tourist tax, €5 per person.
1 House for 6
From €3433 beds3 bedrooms


Absolutely every detail has been thought of to guarantee total comfort and privacy in this historic countryside setting. You will not want to miss learning more about Villa Saletta's winery and farming, especially on a guided walk through the vineyards or a truffle hunt in the woods. The Valdera is a surprisingly rich territory for foodies, walkers and art lovers.

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The neighbourhood

Nearby Forcoli offers all the basics for food shopping, plus a bank and a pharmacy, and the nearest restaurant, Ristorante Pettirosso in Palaia, is less than 10 minutes’ drive. There are nearly 70 km of well-marked walking paths meandering through the immediate surroundings of the estate, and countryside tours on Vespas can be arranged. Pontedera (15 km) is the closest hub, with a train station offering links to Pisa, Florence, Lucca, the seaside and beyond.

Local points of interest from Silvia Caroti

  • Visit our magnificent medieval Borgo
  • Enjoy one of our Wine&Oil Experience
  • Experience our selection of local producers and spots
  • We are central to visit Florence, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca and Forte dei Marmi


Silvia Caroti

Julia and Guy Hands have travelled and worked around the world, but fell in love with this area of Italy years ago. After they bought Villa Saletta, they hired a dynamic and youthful team to manage the winery, rental villas and several ambitious future projects. Silvia is the main contact for guests. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and is well-connected locally as she's from nearby Ponsacco.