Beautiful historic country villa, perfect for your dream holiday in Tuscany.
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About Belinda Mariotti
Having been bought up in England, lived and worked in South Africa and travelled extensively my family and I bought Villa L'Antica Posta, in 1998 and renovated it to it's current splendour. The decor reflects my personal taste as an interior designer and compliments the history and location of this unique villa.
Belinda Mariotti purchased this Villa in 1998
Why Belinda Mariotti chose Castiglione del Lago
The estate is part of a group of listed buildings that make up the Contea di Laviano. It has a rich history that dates back to the XVI century. In the 1800's Napoleon Bonaparte's niece, the Princes Maria Alessandra married into the ruling family and lived for a while in L'Antica Posta whilst her neighbouring Napoleonic Villa was built. Though new to Owners Direct in 2016, the villa has been available as a luxury summer rental for the last decade through Tuscany Now and has been appreciated by many international travellers seeking the Dolce Vita. If you too wish to experience the joy of being immersed in the rich Tuscan countryside and sharing the delights it has to offer, I promise that you will not be disappointed.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Cots & high chairs available on request
Guests shall take all reasonable and proper care of the property, and it’s furniture, pictures, fittings and effects in or on the property and leave them in the same state of repair, condition, position and tidiness as at the commencement of the rental period. Guests are required to observe the rules and familiarise themselves with the procedures contained in the information folder provided in the property. Guests are responsible for securing the property if leaving it vacated at any time during their stay.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Great Stay - Amazing View
Belinda, the owner was extremely helpful with all our questions and requests. She provided input on our day trips and even suggested we not overbook ourselves and spend time at the villa. She also assisted us with arranging transportation to/from Florence and a winery visit. We rented 3 cars from a local agency based on the owners recommendation. Definitely enjoyed the recommended truffle hunt and lunch.
The accommodation was spacious, comfortable and well maintained for our party of 11 adults. We all enjoyed the outdoor dining and living area.
The pizza evening was amazing. Maria and her team prepared enough pizza for a second dinner. We also booked an evening pasta class which was also very good and again enough for a second meal.
Family vacation in Tuscany
Based on the photos and reviews on the website we arrived with great anticipation and we not disappointed in the least. The house and the staff well deserve all the 5 star ratings. If you are lucky enough to be able to rent
this villa, do it; you will have wonderful life long memories. Thank you Belinda
I have been meaning to write you a personal note but I will do a public one instead. Spending my 60 th birthday with family and friends at this incredible Villa was simply perfect. With Belinda’s patient and patient and reliable assistance, Maria’s outstanding help at the house, Anna’s fabulous cooking, and Paula’s babysitting it was just magic!
Thank you so much, we will be back for sure!! Big hugs all round!Gratzie, Gratzie, Gratzie! Liz xx
Beautiful villa - amazing views!
The experience from start to finish was perfect. Belinda, the owner, was extremely helpful with all our questions and requests. She suggested some day trips and evenings at the villa, which I would definitely recommend. The pizza night at the villa is great fun and so much pizza! The lake cruise was great especially looking at the beautiful scenery from the stunning lake and the visits to the wineries were days which we definitely won't forget. There was ample room at the villa to accommodate our party of 12 (7 adults and 5 children), each room spacious and comfortable. Maria and Victor were on hand if we had any problems, requests or just if the children wanted to play with their dog (Tasha) and the 4 month old puppy. If you want somewhere to relax, which is peaceful with stunning views and extremely relaxing I would definitely recommend Villa L'Antica Posta.
A wonderful villa for a once in a lifetime trip
What can I say. Everything about Villa L'Antica Posta is amazing...a historic home with all the modern comforts one could want. And such amazing eye candy everywhere you look...from Italian cyprus trees to double rainbows over the clock tower in Pozzuolo. It's truly breathtaking. The pool was great for the kids, and the adults really enjoyed the outdoor loggia/living room. Truly a special place to hang out and recap the day's journeys. I really appreciated all the guidance and assistance that Belinda, the owner, provided. She was wonderful...easy to communicate with, quick with responses, and extremely helpful. We also absolutely LOVED the caretaker, Maria, and her family. They became part of our family during our two week stay, including Tasha, their dog, and really made the trip special. We also greatly enjoyed some amazing cooking from Chef Anna, and a beautiful (and delicious) birthday cake from Michele & Co in Castiglione di Lago. I've been thinking about this trip for nearly 20 years, and planning it for over 2 years, and it exceeded all expectations. I highly recommend this villa because of the beautiful property itself, it's convenient location to lots of great cities, wineries, and shops, and because of the wonderful owner and staff. A truly once in a lifetime trip! Mille grazie Belinda, Maria, and Anna!
Thank you Michael for such a glowing review, I enjoyed helping you plan your visit and know that Maria loved taking care of you.
The villa was even better than we expected. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable and the gardens were beautiful. The pool was perfect for everyone. The pizza evening was enjoyed by all and was delicious. Maria looked after us all well and the little ones loved her.
All in all a lovely relaxing holiday.
Close to Lake Trasimeno, third largest lake in Italy. Twenty minutes from main motorway between Rome and Florence.