Dream Home in Tuscany for any Holiday: Many Spaces, plays,tasting, bike tours
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Here we are Lido and Luca. We have given a lot of thought about what we would do in the homes we inherited from our great-grandparents - old Tuscan farmers bound to this land. We had initially planned to sell them but then we realized we would regret this decision terribly. Renovation on the houses was done and we thought it would be nice to share all of this with our guests: the lush countryside surrounding the house and some good wine thus reflecting the simplicity of our lifestyle. So we worked patiently to make Villa Lilla into what see today. We are happy to offer you a place with bright sunlit rooms, large gardens, swimming pool plus numerous sport activities or simply organize your holidays, anniversaries and weddings. Above all we wish you a warm welcome!
Luca purchased this Farmhouse in 1990
Why Luca chose Anghiari
The holidays are around the corner and spring is an eccellent time to go on a family adventure. Villa holidays are a great way to discover new destinations and exciting cultures with the family. A home where you can relax by the pool, or venture out and explore the local area. This very comfortable and private Tuscany villa rental is just right for a few couples or a family and their children looking for an Italian getaway - but with easy access to all of Tuscany. Spend countless hours taking in the views or swimming in your own private pool. This villa in Tuscany offers the possibility of relaxing and dining at home, enjoying serene walks, or taking day trips to other historic Tuscan cities like Arezzo or Siena. As an added bonus, the owners are wonderful! If there’s an ideal time to visit Tuscany, it’s June or september As the unsettled weather of early spring gives way to this month’s sunny skies, savvy travelers can score big. It’s during this transitional month that villa renters savor warm weather perks like poolside living—while at the same time explore the region with a fraction of high season’s soon-to-arrive tourists. June also happens to coincide with summer break, making it an unbeatable time to give your kids a taste of authentic European living Some of the unique benefit I enjoy in my property are: The peaceful of the Tuscany and Umbria countryside, the location that's in the countryside and at the same time in the city (we are just 5 minutes walking distance to the medieval center of Anghiari and Sansepolcro). The chirping of birds, sunset, sunrise, the large swimming pool, the charming and well furnished accommodations and of course my single presence in some hours of the day allows a privacy you absolute! Yes, I really think that Villa Lilla it's one of the best vacation rentals in Tuscany and the best vacation rental in Anghiari.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Last autumn my wife and I started talking about the summer holiday 2018. We started looking for a house to rent in Tuscany and she found Villa Lilla by “accident”. This villa looked too good to be true but she submitted a price request immediately. This villa was just what we had in mind as the whole family, ourselves, our two sons and their families, wanted to go. Luca and his dad Lido doesn’t know the word no. They are doing whatever possible to make the holiday as comfortable as possible. Whatever your request is, they fix it. They were around every day, either to make sure that the stay was as perfect as possible or to cut the lawn, clean the pool or any other maintenance required. Luca organize whatever you want to do, either a trip to see all the fantastic towns in the surrounding areas, a course to learn how to make Italian pizza or anything else such as a visit to a wine producer in Chianti. Luca did also organize a taxi to Arezzo and the train for the departure of our friends. A wonderful mixture of comfort, elegance and space Great restaurants nearby that have great food at reasonable prices. The nearby mountains that go up to 9000ft are very accessible by or bike. Want old curious and interesting, drive in any direction. We are only 5 minutes from Anghiari, 10 mins from Sansepolcro and just 20 mins Arezzo, Perugia, 40 minutes, Assisi, the Caves of Frassasi, Siena and Florence. Professional catering and meals available. Friendly owners no live on site and are happy to advise on best walks; pretty pub, 1 mile. Fishing/biking can be arranged. If there are any requests or problems you deal directly with us, the owners. The Apennines, with the roads in the woods on foot, for long walks, mountain bike or motorbike enduro. Lido and Luca can organize excursions with Enduro bikes in the Apennines - driving and motorcycle must be booked before the arrival
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 9:30 am
Check-out: 4:00 pm
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Excellent in every way
Villa lay out and furnishings perfect for adults and kids. Yard, pool, and recreation area ample for big family gatherings. Owners available daily for villa questions and local restaurant and historical site info. Area cook is excellent for onsite big family meal preparation. Italy at its best!
Grazie Giuditta a presto
A beautiful and historic villa in the heart of Tuscany
Cannot say enough about how wonderful our experience at Villa Ferraguzzo was. Starting with the proximity to Anghiari and major towns, we had access to many of the major sites in the area. The Villa itself was beautiful, from the ride through the main gates
towards the luxurious swimming pool or along the cypress avenue towards the forest
Our group of 14 were very comfortable and in a trip to Italy full of highlights, this was very high on the list.Luca provides very comprehensive and helpful information both about the property and the surrounding area. It is a beautiful family home
AMAZING VILLA HIGHLY RECOMMEND !!
Lido Ferraguzzo- is very kind and considerate. The villa Padronale 's amazing and extremely clean. The view from the apartment is even more beautiful than the pictures. The extraordinary pool is very nice: Lido cleans every day. For children a paradise, many games, trampoline, swings, ping pong ... Highly recommend!
Wunderschöne gepflegte Anlage mit tollem Pool
Sehr schönes Haus mit geräumigen Zimmern. Die Gartenanlage ist super gepflegt und auch der Pool wird jeden Abend gereinigt. Grill vorhanden. Küche in einem guten Zustand, alles ist vorhanden. Sehr sauber. Besitzer super freundlich, Kontakt vor Anreise bereits bestens. Zu empfehlen!
Dream Villa in Beautiful Setting
Our group of two families absolutely loved this large villa. Plenty of space for everyone young and old to spread out. We spent most of our time in the large pool or sitting at the long table on the terrace playing yahtzee and sampling the area's wonderful produce. One evening we had a chef cook for us and it was fantastic - like eating at a restaurant, but at the villa and with no washing up to do!
The beautifully furnished bedrooms are all very spacious with their own bathrooms. Very clean and well maintained, with the added bonus of air conditioning which is charged separately, but extremely reasonable assuming you don't have it on 24/7. The mosquitoes were our only bother so take some plug-ins and insect repellent with you.
The owners pop round every day and are available to organise just about anything you can think of, which included booking our table at the local pizzeria for our first and last nights (highly recommended but go early to catch the view over the valley). The level of care and attention is second-to-none and the best we've received on any trip.
The setting is really pretty and although rural it's still convenient for day trips to nearby villages and towns (10 to 20 minutes), even cities if you are prepared to travel for an hour or two. We visited Citerna, Sansepolcro and Anghiari during our stay and loved their old world charm. The young adults in our group went to Rome for the day by train from Arezzo (journey time and prices vary greatly though so check ahead of time as to which service suits you). Supermarkets are also an easy drive, and the nearest town of Fighille is walk-able. It has a small supermarket and bar/cafe which we frequented on more than one occasion!
All in all we had a fabulous relaxing time at the villa and no one wanted to leave. The children in the group absolutely loved the pool and one of our quieter teenagers declared it was 'the best holiday villa ever!'. We will all have a soft spot for this part of Italy and have fond memories to keep of our Italian holiday in Villa Ferraguzzo.
Grazie e spero di potervi avere di nuovo come ospiti.
Thanks and hope to have you again as guests.
We were a group of 8 adults and had a fantastic holiday at this villa. The bedrooms are really comfortable and it was good to have so many bathrooms. The garden and pool are beautiful, very well cared for. Luca, the owner, was really helpful when we needed advice but not intrusive in anyway. A fabulous villa, location an holiday and we would thoroughly recommend it!
Thank you, you have a wonderful family. Thank you and I'll wait for another vacation. Luca
Special interest holidays:
Lido will be pleased to organize tours and excursions and help you to discover the best places in the Tiber Valley.Near the villa, cellars for wine tasting. In autumn oil mills for oil tasting.
It is also possible to go fishing on the Tiber river, ride a horse or bike along the Tiber's floodplains and go bird watching. For children turns with the tractor and farm animals to visit. For art lovers, Monterchi is home to the famous "Madonna del Parto' by Piero della Francesca, Sansepolcro "La Resurrezione", Arezzo "La Leggenda della vera Croce". The delightful towns and villages nearby offer restaurants, markets, festivals, produce fairs and more at any season, and many of our guests return year after year to make the most of them all.
Castles and Villas in Valtiberina
The Valtiberina, as in other regions of Italy, between the 10th and 12th centuries, follows the medieval phenomenon of "incastellamento", the construction of the castles. The geographical position has led to the appearance of a large number of "castra" in Valtiberina. Many castles are today homes that can be visited. For example, the Castle of Montauto, the castle La Barbolana, the castle of Brancialino. In San Giustino Umbro the Bufalini Castle in San Giustino Umbro.
In September you can participate in the Palio della Balestra and Saracino, which are a return to the times of the Medicis. Festival delle Nazioni .Fashion Outlets: Within an hour’s drive, you can find Italy’s top fashion labels, as well as designer labels from all over the world. Among the names are Prada, The Mall (an outlet covering many designer names), Gucci. It is possible to enjoy the leisure time by fishing at the nearby lake or playing bowls.
The natural reserves of the Tiber Valley are part of the holiday not to be missed. Along the "Golene" Tiber River you can observe many protected species - gray heron, hawk, deer, roe - The alluvial zones can also be visited by bike that you have available.
Lake Trasimeno is 30 minutes drive away with sand and beach type facilities. The coast at Rimini/Riccione is about one and half hours' drive away
Lake Montedoglio is 10 minutes drive away with canoa and windsurfing.
Seven airports serving the area, all with daily flights, with good prices,: Perugia: Ryanair 4 flights a week! 30 minute drive. Florence: Vueling, Alitalia, Meridiana (60 minutes by car). Pisa and Bologna: British Airways, Ryanair, Alitalia. (120 minutes by car). Ancona: Ryanair.140 minutes by car. Rome: British Airways, Ryanair, Alitalia.(140 minutes by car). Forli,Rimini: Ryanair, Easyjet (70 minutes by car). with good prices.
This is an excellent base for visiting all parts of Tuscany and Umbria. Situated in ancient times on the border between the Etruscan and Umbrian territories, not far from Rome and Florence, Assisi and Gubbio. Arezzo 20 Minutes drive; Florence about 1, 30 hours drive, (60 minutes train); Siene 100 minutes drive, Cortona 45 minutes drive, Perugia 50 minutes drive, Assisi 60 minutes drive, Gubbio 45 minutes drive. Rome 150 minutes drive. Cortona 30 minutes drive.
2 Supermarket is 5 minutes away by car, bucher excellent bake, family trattoria, 15 minutes away by car banks, post office, bars, petrol station, family run trattoria. Many activities in the valley just a few minutes from the villa, including riding stables, tennis courts, trails for hiking or biking. The 50 hectares of terrain which surround the property are cultivated land with cereals, hay, sugar-beet, and vines (sangiovese, trebbiano and malvasia grapes) by the family of Lido. In September you can visit the Sorci Castle, when the ghost of the Knight Baldaccio will be sure to appear. In addition, in September you can participate in the Palio della Balestra, which is a return to the times of the Medicis. October is a lovely time to come to this part of Tuscany. We are surrounded by food and wine festivals! You can sample truffles, porcini mushrooms and chestnuts all washed down with great local wines.We can also offer wine, oil and cheese tasting evenings. It is possible to enjoy the leisure time by fishing at the nearby lake, playing bowls or strolling along the country roads or going for mountain-biking, swimming, taking swimming lesson, or doing some archery.Italian Language Courses - English speaking Italian teacher will come to the villa and teach. Art Courses - local artist will come to the villa and help you with your brush strokes. Our chief rental period runs from April until the end of October. The remainder of the year is often pleasant, but in winter the temperature may sink below freezing. There is a central heat with provide warmth for any cool periods in spring and fall.