This antique lovely holiday villa, with private pool is situated in Tuscany , in the hills above Anghiari , surrounded by softly rolling hills, cultivated fields, and woodlands that bear witness to the strongly agrarian character of Italy through the centuries - a past which has marked the land as clearly as it has shaped the people who continue to work it.Windows were enlarged and French doors added to bring the warm Tuscan light inside. The beamed ceilings were preserved, as was much of the beautiful old stonework, but the old floor plan made way for larger rooms, a professionally-equipped kitchen and, most importantly, ensuite or private bathrooms for each of the seven spacious air-conditioned bedrooms. Dominating the ground floor is a long room divided into living and dining areas with French doors opening to the large and well kept garden.
The bedrooms, distributed over the two levels, are grouped around smaller air-conditioned sitting rooms on the first floor. Outside, a beautifully kept garden with extensive lawns wraps around the house. A large patio, makes al fresco dining a pleasure, and the large swimming pool set below on a lawned terrace beckons to those more interested in tanning and swimming than sightseeing
Located twenty minutes drive east of Arezzo, Cortona, the property is in easy reach of towns rich in art and history, including Sansepolcro (birthplace of Piero della Francesca and proud keeper of some of his most famous paintings), Anghiari, Monterchi, Citerna, Città di Castello, and Caprese Michelangelo. Slightly farther afield, but still within day-trip range are Florence, Assisi, Gubbio, Cortona, and a chain of Sanctuaries built by Saint Francis and his followers, who sought out wild places of great natural beauty in which to meditate and give thanks.
Off the beaten track of the mass tourist market, this property, is nevertheless, at the center of Renaissance Tuscany, offering easy access to the hill towns, museums, craftsmen, restaurants, wine and specialty food shops that make this part of Italy so famous. Its particular appeal is to offer a tranquil country setting, yet with many of the conveniences offered by a well-run country hotel, including short distance from a country road, and a range of possible services and facilities, such as nearby tennis courts, swimming lessons, horseback riding, mountain biking, guided museum and artisan tours. On the grounds are a playground for children and a bocce court.
Excellent children's facilities: On request pram, travel cots, baby baths with head rest, high chairs, potties, sterilising units, food processor, baby listeners and play pens can be provided. Baby sitting available (please book at least 48 hours in advance) Certified horse riding centre specialised in children's lessons nearby.
The house combines the traditional materials of Tuscan farm architecture - huge, chestnut beams, terracotta floors, stone and painted plaster walls—with all the modern conveniences. The spacious rooms have been furnished with classic Tuscan furniture, made from chestnut and wrought iron, including family pieces that recall an earlier era of Italian country life. In order to offer choice in price and size of accommodations, Villa Ferraguzzo has been divided into three separate apartments for groups ranging from 8-14 people, with prices adjusted accordingly.
It is handicapped accessible. The Lido and Luca who own the house live in the neighbouring village and will be around to make sure you have everything you need.
Each also has a full-service kitchen with dishwasher, and is outfitted with fine linens, towels, hairdryers, and kitchen equipment. In addition to the main house, there is a separate, restored farm building nearby that includes a large country kitchen, living and dining space with open fireplace for parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations. Discounts are available for people wishing to celebrate important events at Villa Ferraguzzo.This Countrhy house is ideal for family groups as it is composed of several smaller villas. It is a comfortable well-furnished property with an excellent position for sightseeing trips to both Tuscany and Umbria.
Upon request, our cooks can prepare meals at the house, allowing guests to experience the pleasures of traditional Tuscan cooking in comfort and seclusion. The owners of Villa Ferraguzzo can also organize cooking courses at the Buitoni estate near Sansepolcro (the Buitoni family being internationally famous for pasta production) their 18th century villa provides an elegant reminder of the glories of Italy - past and present. A further glimpse of the rich popular traditions of the area are provided in Villa Ferraguzzo's small museum, which contains a collection of photographs of peasant life and work in the surrounding valleys.
Situated in the midst of approximately 74 acres of farmlands and forests, the house is surrounded by spectacular, ancient oaks shading meandering stone walls, terraces and flowered walkways that create a welcoming park-like setting, perfect for outdoor barbecuing, dining and lounging. To the side of the house, is an elegant 18 meter by 6 meter swimming pool, providing a beautiful retreat for both relaxation and exercise after a day of sightseeing and shopping in the nearby hill towns.
Spring is the best period for an extraordinary experience in the Tuscany countryside, Ferraguzzo is the perfect location for walking, biking in the nature, shopping in the factory store of Prada and Gucci, visit the main Italian city as Siena, Florence, Rome, Assisi, Gubbio, Pisa in maximum of 100 km.
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