A delightful Tuscan retreat overlooking a verdant valley and olive groves, this bright and spacious countryside villa is the perfect escape for families and groups of friends wanting to experience La Dolce Vita. Traditionally-styled, it’s ideal for extended families or couples who love their own space but also like to come together to share the stories of the day. The beach is a 30km drive from the property and you’re under a mile from the local frazione of Crespina where you can pick up delicious local ingredients for your pre-arranged Italian cooking classes back at the Tuscan-style kitchen.
Drive through large iron gates and you’ll be greeted by the most wondrous lemon-hued square building. Inside, high vaulted ceilings and light-flooded rooms give a feeling of complete serenity. The heart of the home has to be the large sitting room which leads out to the terrace, a perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks before heading to the elegant formal dining room to dine in style. An outside terrace is an alternative for balmy nights where you can breathe in the warm scented air as you relax under the Tuscan stars.
When you need some alone time, a delightful tea room and tranquil yoga room can be sought, or upstairs the great library with its shelves of books and map-reading table is another option. When you have regained your energy, head to the upper floor to join the others in the family games rooms where you can challenge your guests to a game of table tennis or cards. On sunnier days, the small rooftop terrace will allow you to lie back on a sun lounger and enjoy the Tuscan sun and spectacular countryside views. Lastly, walk down the paved path flanked by olive trees to have a swim in the private pool. It doesn’t get much better than this.