Villa Emilia, Castagneto and the Etruscan Coast

Villa Emilia is located on a privileged spot right in front of the beach in one of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany (Costa degli Etruschi) near Castagneto Carducci.
The area offers many attractions: miles of beautiful beaches, the famous Tuscany hills and landscapes, Etruscan settlements and monuments, fine wines and food.
Siena, Firenze, Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano, Punta Ala, Elba Island and many other beautiful spots are all in the range of a one hour drive. The roads and paths near Castagneto are very peaceful and ideal for bicycling and trekking.
The two large villas on the beach were built built in the early 20's by Gaddo Della Gherardesca and named after his two daughters, Emilia and Margherita. The Gherardesca family is one of the oldest in Italy, they also own several castles and Palazzo della Gherardesca, in Florence. One of their ancestors was the famous Conte Ugolino, the main character in the famous Canto 23 of the Divine Comedy.
Villa Emilia was completely renovated in the 1990's and today hosts 10 luxury apartments, while Villa Margherita is still owned by a descendant of the Gherardesca family.
The beach in front of Villa Emilia is reserved to the guests, and each apartment has a private room at beach level, where beach equipment can be stored at night.
The fine sand beach between Donoratico and San Vincenzo, where Villa Emilia is located, is 7 km long and almost completely unhabitated and it's a perfect spot for walking or jogging, as is the large pine forest, with plenty of paths.
The villa with its private park and beach is a very safe place for kids.
Close to the villa, in a range of 10 minutes by car there are three villages (Donoratico, Castagneto Carducci and San Vincenzo) with plenty of shops and food.
Marina di Donoratico can also be reached by walking on the beach (about 20 minutes).
A 4 star hotel, with a café, two restaurants, newsstand and a grocery shop is located right next to Villa Emilia (2 minutes by the beach).

More information about Costa degli Etruschi can be found here:






Ground floor


The apartment for rent is located inside Villa Emilia, on the ground floor, facing the park and is equipped with all the amenities that will make your stay easy and pleasant, like:

  • Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle
  • Free high speed wi-fi
  • 50" TV with satellite dish and Sky decoder (you need to bring your own Sky card)
  • Air conditioning in every room (available upon request)
  • Klimaanlage in jedem Zimmer (auf Anfrage erhältlich)
  • Bed linen and towels for 8 people
  • Two dining tables for 8 people (one inside and one outside)
  • Three inside showers, on external shower, one bathtub
  • Washing machine
  • Smoke and carbon dioxide detectors, fire extinguisher
  • Hairdryer, Iron
  • Private room with direct access from the beach, with complete beach equipment (two umbrellas, sunbeds, chairs)
  • Private parking space


Apartment description

Ground floor: queen bedroom (also has a single bed), bathroom with shower, kitchen, living room with dining area and an antique fireplace

First floor: queen bedroom in an open loft, one twin bedroom with ensuite bath with shower, single bedroom, a second bath with bathtub and shower

Outdoor space: spacious private deck (800 square feet) with dining table and chaise longue, ideal for dining and relaxing.

The total number of beds is 8 (one triple, two double and one single bedrooms).
Access to the beach is directly from the park: just walk 10 meters from the apartment and descend a few steps.

The total number of beds is 8 (one triple, two double and one single bedrooms).
Access to the beach is directly from the park: just walk 10 meters from the apartment and descend a few steps.
Each apartment also has one room, directly accessible from the beach, where it is possible to change and to store beach equipment.
Upon their arrival, guests will be greeted by a person who will show the apartment and deliver the remote controls to the gate (necessary to enter the villa and the private road that leads to it).


2nd floor

Villa Emilia