Posted: 01 July 2016
If there’s anywhere that understands the importance of family, it’s Italy. The classic image of generations gathering around the dinner table may seem to be confined to black-and-white photographs of the past, but the legacy lives on with a wealth of converted barns and farmhouses set in the beauty of the Italian countryside. Spacious both inside and out, these rustic luxury villas offer a taste of a bygone era, where authentic pleasures dwarf the need for modern day distractions, and parents, grandparents and younger family members can all relax in their own rural haven.
Peppered across the hills of Tuscany and Umbria, our collection of luxury Italian villas are placed in the green heart of Italy, where families can be submerged in the region’s picturesque pastoral delights and cultural treasures, with plenty of open spaces for spreading a picnic blanket or racing down the grassy hillsides. Tuscany is also home to some of Italy’s most illustrious historical cities, from Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, to Pisa, with its iconic leaning tower. With the power to keep all ages happy, simply hire a car to explore it all – whether grandparents are eager to spend the day touring the museums and galleries of Lucca to help educate curious young minds, or parents are craving some time to take to the road to traverse the magical vineyards, there are plenty of reasons to fall in love with the quintessential Italian family holiday.
All properties in our Italian villa portfolio have been built in former mills and farmhouses, allowing families to experience an authentic Mediterranean refuge, as well as offering up to ten bedrooms, making them a fantastic option for multi-generational reunions. Villa Al Boschiglia is a divinely restored 17th century villa, boasting elegant period features and a striking Roman swimming pool. Casale Sodini, meanwhile, retains a traditional farmhouse aesthetic, with bare-stone feature walls and wood-beamed ceilings, set against views of the rolling mountains. For the best of indoor-outdoor living, Novedieci features a beautifully furnished loggia and spacious terrace areas, allowing all who stay here the chance to savour the glorious outdoor setting.
For a real sense of style, there is also a selection of resort villas on offer. Villa Sant' Antonio and Villa Scuola at Hotel Castello di Casole are decorated with furnishings from leading design houses of Italy, while the Farmhouses have been painstakingly rebuilt from original materials found on the estate. The Villas at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco also boasts expertly designed interiors, and come with the prestige of being located in the UNESCO World Heritage Natural Park, Val d’Orcia. With world-class hotel facilities nearby, have your stay enriched by cooking classes and pampering spa treatments, while children are kept busy at the children’s club.
It’s not too late to secure your Italian family adventure, so speak to one of our expert Travel Consultants about your plans for a luxury family getaway. To make a booking, or for more information on any of our villas, please call 01244 897 441.