Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday villa in Sansepolcro - VILLA FERRAGUZZO
Chateau / Country House, 7 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 14-15)
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.
Located twenty minutes drive east of Arezzo, 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.
Keywords: Rental Perfect for Holidays at ‘ Ferraguzzo’ Luxury Self-Catering villa, with services,easily reachable by car, an old independent stone farmhouse,with deluxe pool, tennis court, panoramic terrace and balcony.
- pets considered
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- alternative lifestyle
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 Ferraguzzo into what you 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 2004
Why Luca chose Sansepolcro
You can live in a Country house which is part of the old world, with stunning views from the windows. The museums & picture galleries in Florence, Siena, Perugia, Arezzo and Sansepulcro are in easy driving distance - 5 minutes drive.The Sansepolcro's Museum is one of the museums most 'visited Tuscany the formation of the rich art collection many centuries ago and contains the unique masterpieces of Piero della Francesca, Della Robbia, www.museocivicosansepolcro.it. The Anghiari music festival in July is just one of many great classical and jazz events, in April and May arts and crafts market . The vineyards are outstanding,the cellars of San Gimignano or Greve in Chianti are easily reached by car . THE POOL is a very Olympian 16m x 8m and is 1.5-1,90 m in depth and has roman steps that are perfect for relaxing on and taking in the views
There is a shaded paddling pool with toys for small children and babies.
What makes this villa unique
It is a wonderful time to holiday here. Walk in the Appennini mountains, enjoy breathtaking views, amidst beautiful alpine flowers. If a leisurely holiday is more your style, lounge by the pool or visit Toscana and Umbria excellent towons . Alternatively the area offers horse riding, guided walks, sailing and golf.
Cooking lessons with professional chef or Umbrian Tuscan -housewives: learn how to make your own typical Umbrian/Tuscan dishes.
You will need to give three days notice prior to booking.
Min 4 max 14 persons 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
Try before..buy! Lido and Luca will organize your unforgettable italian wedding in their indipendent tuscan villa. Stay for 1 week in April or September to try the hospitality of the family and if you proceed with the wedding booking the entire stay cost will be refunded! A presto.
Valtiberina offers an extraordinary environmental and cultural patrimony which makes this area an interesting alternative to traditional tourist destinations: a corner of Tuscany where Art and History meet Nature. A unique territory under an environmental and landscape profile, a sequence of breath taking views which are immediately and universally recognized.In Valtiberina, just the same as in other regions of Italy, between the 10th and 12th centuries, was the typically medieval phenomenom of “incastellamento”, that is the construction of castles (from Latin castellum or castrum). Economic development, the consequent rise in population but also the unstable situation which arose from the progressive decline of the Carolingian empire favoured the transformation of scattered villages from previous centuries into a new form of settlement, more compact and organized like fortified villages which were needed to watch over the territory.
Guestbook comments from the manager
Des propriétaires adorables, une maison magnifique avec 7 vraies chambres et 7 vraies salles de bains avec W.C. + 2 cuisines équipées, le tout dans un calme absolu et dans une région superbe, à voir et à revoir. Bref, tout le confort. A conseiller vivement, vous ne serez pas déçus et même les restaurants conseillés par les proprios étaient très bien et d'un excellent rapport qualité/prix.