Villa “L’Assolata“ is tucked into the cliffs above the Bay of Quercetano, one of the most beautiful bays of Castiglioncello, a lovely little town on the Tyrrhenian Sea. From here begins a four-kilometer scenic sea walk which links Castiglioncello to the next town and follows every inlet along the shore, shaded by magnificent pinewoods, a typical feature of the Tuscan coastline, and cooled by sea breezes on the promentaries. Here the Macchiaioli painters, such as Borrani, Fattori, Cabianca, Lega and Signorini, regular guests at the home of the art critic and patron Diego Martelli, drew their inspiration from the natural beauty and the unique conditions of alternating light and shade, inherent in their surroundings.

To landward the softly undulating Tuscan hills are guarded by their vigilant cypresses, to seaward the everchanging spectacle of a sea whose gradations of colour blend and mingle towards a horizon where the unforgettable sunsets beckon towards another joyful day.
The “Assolata“ is sited in a very well position to visit the finest places in Tuscany. At North there is Pisa and Lucca, as South Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci, Baratti and following, ancient Etruria in Populonia up to Tarquinia or the neighbouring Isle of Elba and the other isles of the Tuscany archipelago.

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  At East there meets Volterra setting up the Door of Monumental Tuscany anticipating St. Gimignano, Siena, Chianti and all the towns of art from Montepulciano to Pienza, from Montalcino to St. Quirico d’Orcia up to Abbey of Saint Galgano and wonderful Florence, that is a hundred kms. “L’assolata”, set in the green of the “Macchia Meditteranea“ (Mediterranea bush) and of “the Gabbriccio“ of the precipice of the cliffs, is made up by five bed-rooms, everyone with bath-room. Two ones are on the first-floor with a private little terrace, while the other are on the ground floor. Each of them is sole thanks to style and beauty and are of every comfort taking advantage of a wide terrace for breakfast, as well as of the solarium where to get sunburnt quietly enjoying a one sight, waiting for the sun turning out into the sea.  






  Five Rooms, Five Famous Sailing Ships, Five shades of colour

The Columbia Room A pleasant, airy room with private terrace furnished with table and chairs; spacious bathroom with tub for relaxing and toning experience. Additional features: Independent air-conditioning, (bathroom with tub) Selection of books

The Endeavour Room Small and cosy room with shower and private terrace furnished with table and chairs to enjoy peaceful sunset. Additional Features: Independent air-conditioning, (bathroom with shower) Selection of books

The Pen Duick Room Original and relaxing ground floor room…..breathtaking! Additional Features: Independent air-conditioning, Bathroom with shower, Baby’ s crib

The Dragon Room Warm, welcoming, flower-scented……… Additional Features: Independent air-conditioning, Bathroom with shower

The Shenandoah Room A warm yellow glow entices you into this spacious and shady room; small entrance area distinguishes it from all the other rooms. You will be lulled by the lapping of the waves…….. Additional Features: Independent air-conditioning, Bathroom with shower

No TV in rooms, but in the lounge you can find a television and a well supplied bookcase, as in the Endeavour and Columbia Rooms. No smoking is allowed in the rooms.

External Features A large terrace overlooking the sea, where you can begin your day with an excellent breakfast and a sun deck on which to sunbathe peacefully.