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Property details

  • 22 bedrooms
  • 22 bathrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Floor area 30,903 sq. ft


  • Private garden
  • Terrace
  • On street/residents parking
  • Central heating
  • Disabled features
  • Fireplace
  • Swimming pool

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The hamlet, once a thriving and living small-town, is still a point of reference for the local surrounding inhabitants. The charming former school still remains intact, its classrooms now converted into finely appointed appartments.

The property is composed of:

Main 17th-century villa, four floors above-ground level

Former school building known as “Granai e Scuola – Barn and School”, divided between two levels (ground level and lower-level)

Building called “Foresteria – Guest Quarters”, divided between two levels above-ground and two lower-level

Building known as “Podere – Farm” divided between two levels above-ground and one lower-level used as a garage and machinery shed, in need of restoration

Building / storeroom by the pool area

Detailed description:

The main villa measures approximately 1,000 Sq m and is four floors above-ground level. At the moment it is rented for short periods and for hosting events.

The ground floor presents a beautiful entry that leads to two other halls, a deconsecrated church, a fully equipped professional kitchen and two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

Located on the floor above is the beautiful reception hall with high ceilings that extend beyond the third floor, once the setting for lavish dinners it is still used now for special events. The hall has external access. There are 7 other rooms on this floor that can be used as recreational areas but can also be transformed for other uses and also one bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

On the third floor, there are five rooms, two studies, and one kitchen space.

On the fourth floor, there are five beautiful rooms, a sauna with relaxing area and a gym.

The former school building has two floors, the ground floor has been divided into 4 delightful suites and the lower-level floor boasts a private movie theater that has hosted famous Italian and international artists.

The building known as “Foresteria – Guest Quarters” has a great appeal: It measures approximately 600 Sqm, and its more recent constructions boasts a magnificent double living room with a fireplace. The three-story building includes 7 bedrooms, several living rooms, and bathrooms.

The building known as “Podere – Farm” is located at the entrance of the property, has two above-ground levels and measures approximately 400 Sqm. It also includes a lower-level shed and garage of approximately 100 Sqm. The structure is in need of restoration.

Within the property is a private pool of 10 x20 m that enjoys a splendid view, including full facilities; showers, bathrooms, dressing rooms and a small fully equipped kitchen with barbecue and wood oven.

The spirit of the place enchanted one of Italy’s greatest artists of the 20th century.
While traveling through these hills on a quest to find locations for his latest movie, Italian theatre, opera and cinema director, Luchino Visconti, best known for his films Ossessione, Senso, Rocco and His Brothers, The Leopard and Death in Venice, came across the Villa di Ulignano and fell in love with it.

One of the founding fathers of the Italian Neorealist movement, Visconti chose Villa di Ulignano for his movie Sandra, with Claudia Cardinale and Jean Sorel, all shot in Volterra in the end, winner of the Golden Lion at the 30th International Film Festival of Venice.

The producer of the movie was one of Italy’s greatest film producers, the man behind many of the most memorable stories of Italian cinema.

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