|Minimum Stay||3 - 12 nights|
Villa Lilla is a spectacular Tuscany country house with pool nestled high in the beautiful countryside the Tuscan/Umbrian border. This is located only 5 minutes drive from Anghiari in a great location to offer a full and enjoyable holiday, for the nature lovers there are numerous signposted walking or riding in the local flora and fauna. Lido offers her guests a unique mixture of rugged Tuscan scenery with the warm hospitality of an Italian country house, sharing her knowledge of Italy. The villa is composed of a main house situated in well tended flowered gardens and parkland which also has a large pool (18x6) beautifull and clean. Beds are large and comfortable, the kitchen are very equipped. You can sit under the gazebo , swim in the pool and share the day’s discoveries with your friends or just relaxing after a hard day of visiting idyllic local medieval villages and towns. Villa Lilla is ideal for friends and families in search of a place of style, beauty and tranquility.
Villa Lilla is an idyllic country house set in a beautiful rural location near the little village of Anghiari - Tuscany Tiber Valley - with 7 bedrooms - all en-suite, luxurious pool (18x6) , garden, outdoor shower, lots of space and privacy. This large villa include a fenced and lit garden, play areas, children can play safely. Guests have exclusive use of the entire house and pool in a completely private setting. Ferraguzzo is brilliantly placed for exploring both Tuscany and Umbria. Nearby Arezzo offers easy connections to Florence, Rome, Siena, Pisa, Cortona. Other nearby places of interest include Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, San Gimignano, Sansepolcro, Citta di Castello, Urbino. There is always somewhere new to visit, and Monterchi itself offers a great deal of history and famous art. Villa Lilla has a great feel of the real Italy, and the local villagers go out of their way to make you welcome. For art lovers, Monterchi is home to the famous 'Madonna del Parto' by Piero della Francesca, Sansepolcro "La Resurrezione". Wi are near great choice of reasonably priced restaurants
Ideal starting point to discover the culture, history and landscapes of the beautiful Tuscany and Umbria. This country house is perfect for larger groups of different ages, can accommodate fourteen persons who dream of a relaxing holiday immersed in the beauty of nature.
Villa Lilla’s outdoor spaces make it easy to take in the Tuscan sun. Cook at the outdoor barbecue or outdoor kitchen and dine under the pergola, and find a shady spot under the olive and cypress trees on the property’s 50-acre grounds. Inside, there’s a computer, wireless Internet and baby equipment for your convenience.
It 'also an excellent choice rainy day with a veranda that provides a covered outdoor space to stay in the open air. The beds are large and comfortable , the fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to make use of the wonderful local produce, a classic patio offers shade and comfort for a relaxing breakfast. The delightful towns and villages nearby - Anghiari, Cortona, Arezzo - offer restaurants, markets, festivals, produce fairs and more at any season. Your next vacation will be the perfect, relaxing luxury and excitement. Handicapped accessible. Take time to explore the villa and catch the views of the surrounding hills, or use it as a base to see the nearby cities of Pisa, Florence and Siena. The area is famous as the birthplace of the Italian renaissance as Piero della Francesca, Luca Signorelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci was born nearby, and the local Romanic churches /Pievi) and medieval castles are very beautiful.
There is a street market in one of the local towns every day of the week, and there are many local 'music festival' in the summer.
At guests` disposal: Bowling green, football field, Ping Pong (table tennis), Mountain-bike, games for children, private secular park, tennis court (4 minutes from the villa), Wi-fi on villa and garden; barbecue, table with forged iron, chaise – longue, beach umbrella, shower at the pool, private covered parking.
Activities organized on request : archery lesson, guided excursion in mountain bike, walking, city tour with English guide, guided tour on the Tuscany land and visit our farm.
Italy and Tuscany are popular not only for their art, their landscapes and their language, but also for their culinary tradition: Antipasti, primi piatti, sughi di carne, arrosti e crostate . Luca organizes culinary tours in the most 'secrets and live the best food and the best wine that our beautiful region has to offer, truffles, mushrooms. You can select from one day or several days or a basic tour culinary vacation.
Not only relaxing: For the more athletic, there are many sports you can do nearby: tennis courts and a golf course are only a 5-minutes drive away and for those who love water sports, in 15 minutes you can reach a beautiful lake where you can go fishing, canoeing and even surf.
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 villa in 1990
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. It is well equipped and furnished with large open terraces and beautifully well kept gardens.
Last autumn my wife and I started talking about the summer holiday 2014. 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
'Wonderful area, charming town and beautiful views. Delightful house and beautiful garden. 'The whole place is like a dream. When I feel stressed out, I just imagine myself back there.' 'We have been going to Italy for many years, and this was the best place we have ever been'.
Hi Luca , I have been meaning to write ever since our lovely holiday. We all had such a fantastic holiday, the house is just beautiful, the location perfect, the pool was stunning and the location breathtaking!!!! We were all so sad to come home and is has been like winter here .Tank you to you, to Lido for making the holiday so lovely and the meal you prepared on the last nigth was superb !!!! We will return again to Villa Lilla, as soon as we possibly can ! I think we could happily live there forever !! With very best wishes Kathy
Our normal changeover day is Saturday. Deposit 40%. Balance due 40 days before arrival. Security deposit against breakages Euros 500.
In order to offer choice in price, the villa can be rented even smaller groups with reduction of the internal spaces with prices adjusted accordingly. Fifty percent of the deposit is fully refundable, for a period of 30 days after client has been granted an official hold on the property. After that period, the deposit is not refundable unless we are able to reboo
In the summer the changeover day is Saturday. Guests are requested to arrive after 4pm and to depart by 10.00am.
In other seasons, days / times on request.
On request additional changes and cleaning.
Notes on prices: in May
Our special offers include fantastic value-added extras : in this week a traditional barbeque for you and your family
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!
very nice and spacious house, many bath rooms, huge kitchen, 3 refrigerators, (very) large swimming pool, Lucca and Lido took very well care of us +looked after pool and garden + helped us with all we needed. Rooms upstairs could benefit of AC (but the weater was terribly hot with temperatures of 35-40°).
IN SUMMARY: WE CAN STRONGLY (!) RECOMMEND THIS PLACE
We can strongly recommend this place.
This was our third year sharing a vacation home with our friends.
There were 6 children and 4 adults all together.
The house was spacious to accommodate all of us very comfortably.
The kitchen well equipped.
There is a enough space for the kids to run about freely and even a football post within the vicinity, as well as a play ground.
The BEST part of the house, was the pool, cleaned daily.
Beautiful and reasonably sizable , deep enough on the deep end for the kids to dive in.
The owners do not interfere at all but do come by daily so one can always ask for assistance or get tips.
I would highly recommend this place and would consider visiting again.
Many many thanks Luca and Lido for the wonderful week and delicious cake.
They even baked us a fresh cake one night for dessert, and it was delicious.
This villa really does live up to it's description, with it's large gardens, fabulous swimming pool and excellent accommodation. The pool was kept spotlessly clean and the gardens were well attended. The villa had lots of space and the bedrooms were all of a large size so were reasonably cool even though there was no air-conditioning. Each bedroom had it's own bathroom which was a real luxury. The villa was cleaned to a high standard after one week, with all the bedding and towels being changed, including the pool towels of which there were plenty. A car is essential for this property but it is well located to visit many interesting places within a couple of hours drive. The owners are fantastic and extremely helpful, with advice on where to visit, solving any small issues (flat tyres on the bike or broken light bulb), even taking my boys on a tractor ride! We enjoyed a traditional Tuscan meal cooked by the owners which was fabulous and excellent value. We rented this villa between 3 groups of friends, with the children ranging from 5 - 18 and all thought it suited their needs. Would highly recommend this accommodation for large groups of family or friends.
We had an absolute fabulous time at Villa Ferraguzza. Me and my family (We, 6 adults and 6 kids) had a great time in the heart of Tuscany.
The house and rooms was well equiped and clean. The large pool was great for sunny warm days. And the area had many little villages close by for an afternoon/evening dining or drink.
Luca and Lido offers the best service and I can reccomend to spend your holiday at Villa Ferraguzzo.
Joel and Viktor loved driving the tractor...:)
Special interest holidays:
Lido will be pleased to organize tours and excursions and help you to discover the best places in the Tiber Valley. 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. . . 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.