The perfect house: 7 bedroom, 7 Bathroom , patio, fenced garden, children safe
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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 Padronale 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! For savvy travelers wishing to experience local life off the beaten track, the Valtiberina & Anghiari is top choice. It's here that you'll find fewer tourists, charming hill towns such as Arezo and Cortona, beautiful Sansepolcro, and a trove of undiscovered gems. The breathtaking countryside—known for its lush, green rolling hills, will take your breath away.
Luca purchased this Farmhouse in 1932
Why Luca chose Anghiari
Discount on booking with reduced price on confirmation Freedom, fruit, Italian wines, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody ,these are good reasons. 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 Sansepolcro are in easy driving distance; the Anghiari music festival in July is just one of many great classical and jazz events. The vineyards are outstanding, and all the local Italians love Americans who liberated them. 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. OUR LOCATION ,”VALTIBERINO “ The Fiume Tevere (Tiber river) starts here, in the Tiber valley, locally known as VALTIBERINO”, a place full of memories of battles and meetings of Saints and Heroes. The valley is dominated by the mountain of “La Verna”, the sacred ground of San Francesco who stopped to pray there to feel closer to God. This mountain was so important to Michelangelo Buonarroti that he posed on the background of the painting “Tondo Doni“ so as to remind people that he was born there. Tondo Doni is a very special painting: it is the only painting on panel by Michelangelo Buonarroti. It is round, hence its name "Tondo". It was a private commission for the rich Florentine banker Agnolo Doni. Michelangelo (born 6 March 1475) was a famous sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his fellow Italian “Leonardo
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Fine wine and Fine oil indulge in the endless local culinary delights that Anghiari and Citerna offer Tuscan cooking is based on fresh and simple ingredients of the season including many legumes, cheeses, vegetables and fruits. Delight your taste buds with some typical first course dishes such as ravioli a fresh, egg noodle pasta, erbs and ricotta chees It is a wonderful time to holiday here. If you want a unique experience come to us, in spring the countryside is luxuriant, the sun is shining and the fragrance of the earth, in the summer sunshine, blue skies, dinners in the wonderfull patio or by the pool, but in September between the grapes and musts can enjoy the feeling of a real holiday 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. But you can engage in 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. But if you want you can admire the most beautiful cities of Tuscany and Umbria, Piero della Francesca, Signorelli, Leonardo, Raffaello and Michelangelo lived here and here you can see them in the faces of women, or looking at the Tuscan hills 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 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. If you celebrate your birthday from us in September, April, May a
House suitable for guests with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We are really happy with our stay here. If something is to be put on, you could add glasses in the house. Red wine-, white wine- and water glasses and some knife and fork.
For the family Thank you.
Throughly enjoyed this property and holiday. We spent all long time searching for the right property for the 14 family members and this lived up to all our expectations. Plenty of indoor space and great outside space with great bedrooms and ensuites. Fantastic pool and grounds all kept to an immaculate standard. The owners were very friendly and communicated clearly from booking to arrival and welcomed us warmly. Great locations for exploring Tuscany and Umbria and we would very much recommend this property for large groups looking for a Italian break in the countryside.
Grazie, siamo stati felici di potervi incontrare. Siete stati degli ospiti fantastici
Fantastic property and beautiful garden, luxurious pool
I lived in the fantastic country house my family and me, for one week . Its has large spaces, ample rooms, the gardens, the games and the wonderful swimming pool are amazing.
The owners were fantastic. Would definitely recommend. Thank you Luca and family.
Wunderschöne gepflegte Anlage mit tollem Pool
Sehr schönes Haus mit geräumigen Zimmern. Die Gartenanlage ist super gepflegt und auch der Pool wird jeden Abend gereinigt. Grill vorhanden. Küche in einem guten Zustand, alles ist vorhanden. Sehr sauber. Besitzer super freundlich, Kontakt vor Anreise bereits bestens. Zu empfehlen!
Vielen Dank Felix, gute Woche
Luca & Lido
Thank you for the lovely holiday
Thankyou for a lovely holiday. The apartment was wonderful and the surroundings gorgeous. We spent marvelous holidays: staying in Ferraguzzo for relaxing periods and using this location for visiting Tuscany.
We thank you again for your so kind welcome and we will come back in 2010!!
Excellent villa for families
The spacious and beautiful Ferraguzzo villa with very big garden and swimmingpool was ideal for families with children at different ages. There are great areas to play together and to be alone in peace if needed. The villa exceeded all our expectations.
The service was friendly and sincere. We had a spectacular toscanian dinner prepared by Luca and two chefs. The food was excellent and the dining room was beautiful.
You really need a car to get there and around. And when you get there you are in paradise!
Many thanks for Luca and the staff for an excellent holiday!
Tuscany is the privilegiate Italian holiday destination. People arrive here year after year to experience the Italian flair for hospitality, rich heritage and cuisine. Experience the medieval beauty of Florence, Siena and Arezzo on day trips from your villa, and relax with a glass of local wine watching the sun set over the Tuscan hills by night.
Anghiari, Sansepolcro and Citerna are included in the hundred villages more 'beautiful of Italy'. Only 10 minutes from Anghiari is Sansepolcro, birthplace of Piero della Francesca, the famous artist. Also nearby is Caprese Michelangelo, where Michelangelo was born. Assisi,Gubbio, Cortona,Siena, Florence and many other beautiful and historic places are within one or max two hours’ drive (Chianti).Still, markets, fairs and typical restaurants will welcome you in a family setting.
If you are looking for new itineraries of any kind in our area you can choose between the Tuscan/Umbrian Appennines, the large Montedoglio Lake, all the way to the Tiber river and its valley real open-air museums . There are also various types of roads you can Therefore, I would like to suggest an itinerary that will enable you to discover these superb beauties of nature.
Golf: The 18 hole Championship Golf Course of Antognolla, designed by the famous course architect Robert Trent Jones jr. is situated only 20 minutes drive from Ferraguzzo.The course is dominated by the medieval castle of Antognolla and is an unrivalled experience for both the professional and amateur golfer alike. The sensitive and interesting design of Trent Jones is complemented by the intense natural beauty of the area, with unspoiled far reaching views, abundant woodland and natural flora and the spectacular medieval and typical Umbrian architecture both inside and around the golf course.Culinary Adventure - Visits to farms: Cooking classes :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 .Our cooking classes are given by an Italian woman, and therefore you will be guaranteed a real author the cooking schools in Tuscany.
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
There are many excellent local restaurants and every Tuesday there is a market in nearby Sansepolcro, selling seasonal local foods and flowers, as well as an organic food market on a Saturday..