Villa Saletta – Fagnana

Palaia, Pisa
+39 0587 628121

Elegant restored farmhouse in the Valdera with a romantic annexe for two, magnificent views, and a landscaped garden with a swimming pool


8 beds


8 bedrooms


Sleeps 13

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Cut through woods on a narrow dirt road to reach this 19th-century farmhouse, perched on a hillside and surrounded by vineyards and forest. There are two other self-catering properties on this 700-acre wine estate but they’re set wide apart, so you’ll feel utterly secluded and private.

The estate’s owners stay here when they visit, and have furnished the house with their own antiques and original artworks, many depicting the local area. Find the basics for a first breakfast plus wine and olive oil from the estate as a welcome; you can rustle up feasts in the modern kitchen, fire up the barbecue and dine al fresco or try out nearby restaurants.

Manager Silvia bubbles over with ideas about how to enjoy the Valdera’s gastronomic highlights: on foot through Saletta’s woods, guided by a local truffle hunter, or on a scenic drive to visit a one-of-its kind cheese “grotto” in the neighbouring medieval village of Lari. You could spend all your time exploring the Valdera’s slow-paced delights, but Volterra and Pisa are a 45-minute drive and Florence and Siena are 1.5 hours.

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We think you'll love

  • The swimming pool can be heated on request
  • The annexe, the perfect hideaway for a couple
  • Each property has a beautifully-bound book recounting the estate's long history
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You should know

  • A car is essential for exploring the area
  • There are steep stone staircases to the top floor bedrooms
  • There’s no on-site restaurant


  • 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 €643
Weekly price
from €4500
Damage deposit
Tourist tax, €5 per person.
1 House for 13
From €6438 beds8 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

A thick binder in the house is filled with information on what to do and see. The nearby town of Forcoli offers all the basics for food shopping and a bank and 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 through the countryside can also be arranged. Pontedera (15 km) is the closest hub with a train station and links to Pisa, Florence, Lucca, the seaside and beyond.

Local points of interest from Silvia Caroti

  • Our magnificent medieval Borgo
  • Enjoy one of our Wine&Oil Experience
  • Visit our selection of local producers and spots
  • We are in a core position, really close to 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.