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Villa Pia- Family Room for 2 adults+1 child 2-12 +/- infants

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

Per week

from 1550.00 to 2963.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Morag Cleland

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:85.71%
  • Avg. Response Time:1 hour 28 minutes
  • Availability Updated:22 days 21 hours

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BFB's Overview

A stay at Villa Pia is one of the most popular holidays featured on the Baby-Friendly Boltholes website and with very good reason. Nestled at the foot of the medieval castle of Lippiano, with postcard-perfect Tuscan views, it is a magical place for adults and children alike. It is instantly relaxing any time of year as, with so many places to play and play mates to meet, little ones are in heaven within minutes of arriving leaving their grown-ups to sit back and unwind with ease.

British owners, Kevin and Morag have created a bohemian atmosphere that’s akin to staying at a fabulous house with friends, but with no responsibility for cooking and cleaning and always a quiet spot to be found. It’s difficult not to rave about Villa Pia. Whether it’s the location within easy reach (with car hire) of Florence, Sienna and Rome, the stunning scenery - so idyllic that guests have described it as like living in a painting - the mouth-watering food that’s so good its starred in broadsheet newspaper, or the simple beauty of the Villa itself. Furnishings are kept authentic and simple, rather than glamorous or contemporary, to allow the beauty of the fantastically well preserved hand painted ceilings and tiled floors to shine through.

A similarly sensitive approach has been adopted with the local community. Morag and Kevin employ local staff and pay them above average wages, year-round, whether or not they are needed. As a result, a big happy family atmosphere pervades and is extended into the evenings in summer when guests and staff often mingle at the weekly village dance.

In total, Villa Pia has 17 bedrooms all with private bathrooms (all with tubs and showers over). Each of the family rooms has a double and two singles plus space for a cot. There are also five sets of interconnecting rooms for those who prefer to sleep seperately.

IMPORTANT PRICING NOTES: Prices listed here are based on 2 adults,1 child (2-12) and infants (under 2s stay free) sharing a large family room on full board. Prices include all meals (except on Thursdays when only breakfast is provided) and drinks, fruit. milk, cereals, yoghurts etc are available anytime free of charge.

Location Information

The picturesque village of Lippiano with its famous 1,000 year old fairytale castle is an easy walk away. The fabulously scenic towns of Florence, Sienna, Cortina and Assisi are all within an hour’s drive of Villa Pia, whilst the splendour of Rome is about two hours away. Shopaholics beware... Gucci, Prada and La Perla outlets tantalisingly near Villa Pia and a will of iron is needed to avoid them!

Getting There: Nearest airports are as follows Perugia (40-50mins), Bologna Forli (75-90mins), Florence (75-90mins), Rimini (90mins), Bologna (2hrs), Pisa (2hrs), Ancona (2hrs), Rome (2.5hrs)

Car rental strongly recommened

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5/5

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

IMPORTANT PRICING NOTES: Pricing in the pricing panel below are based on 2 adults+1 Child aged (2-12) plus infants under 2 (babies stay free) and include breakfast, lunch, if you are around, and dinner, except on Thursdays when only breakfast is provided. Wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, coffee, fresh fruit etc. are always available at no extra charge.  

Rates

24 Sep - 16 Dec 2016 : £1550 /week1 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : £1710 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2017 : £1620 /week27 May - 2 Jun 2017 : £2395 /week3 Jun - 7 Jul 2017 : £2190 /week8 Jul - 25 Aug 2017 : £2963 /week26 Aug - 22 Sep 2017 : £2190 /week23 Sep - 19 Dec 2017 : £1620 /week24 Sep - 16 Dec 2016 : €1827.605 /week1 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : €2016.261 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2017 : €1910.142 /week27 May - 2 Jun 2017 : €2823.945 /week3 Jun - 7 Jul 2017 : €2582.229 /week8 Jul - 25 Aug 2017 : €3493.673 /week26 Aug - 22 Sep 2017 : €2582.229 /week23 Sep - 19 Dec 2017 : €1910.142 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

IMPORTANT PRICING NOTES: Pricing in the pricing panel below are based on 2 adults+1 Child aged (2-12) plus infants under 2 (babies stay free) and include breakfast, lunch, if you are around, and dinner, except on Thursdays when only breakfast is provided. Wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, coffee, fresh fruit etc. are always available at no extra charge.  

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2 adults, 1 child + infants in one large quad room. An additional child aged 2-12 can be added to the cost from the options and extra section when booking.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Perugia airport is approx. 40 minutes drive away. Bologna Flori, Bologna, Florence and Rimini airports are between 1-2 hours drive.

Any Pool

Villa Pia has two pools and little ones are welcome in both.

Spa Onsite

For parents, there are all-weather tennis courts, pilates and aquarobics sessions, twice-weekly cookery classes and a local therapist on hand for beauty treatments, mud wraps and massages.

Babysitting

Baby-sitting is available on request but often not required as most people dine every night at the Villa. The dining room is in monitor range of the bedrooms.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Cots, bed rails, highchairs, potties and baby crockery and cutlery are provided. There’s also a fridge stocked with milk, fruit juice and baby purees, along with yoghurts, bread, butter, jam, fruit and cereal that guests are invited to help themselves to at anytime. A microwave is available for warming babies bottles or food. Guests should bring their own baby monitors.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

There's a sandpit, a trampoline, a lovely playground areas and a cool indoor soft play room. Best of all is the courtyard tots play zone which enables parents to sit outside enjoying a drink whilst watching their charges play in play houses, mini-climbing frames, slides and a selection of ride-on toys.

Outdoor Toys

There are adventure play areas and a open-air courtyard filled with toys and ride-ons.

Creche Facilities

Supervised arts and crafts or cookery sessions are offered for 10 euros per child (over 2s).

Onsite Restaurant

Villa Pia works on a full-board basis. The food garners rave reviews and includes, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner/kid's suppers and drinks. Always on tap are drinks, fruit, bread, butter, jams, cereals, milk and coffee from a serious bit of barista kit!

Reviews

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  • This is a fabulous place & it was the most wonderful relaxing holiday. They've thought of everything!Review dated 28/06/2015

  • Simply perfection, want to go back already but I think we will wait until our youngest (10 weeks) is 2. Cannot fault the rooms, staff - extremely helpful & dilligent. Gabriela our babysitter was fantastic - would have put her in our luggage home if we could. Our 2 year old loved his week & the food was divine. The communal dining was fun & different every night & we met a great bunch of families. Could not recommend this place enough- it's number of return visitors ( approx 50% guests this week) is a testament to how fabulous this place is.Review dated 17/08/2013

  • Superb welcome and care of guests, as well as flexibility. Impressive organisation and smooth running, wonderful and warm staff, and a house party atmosphere the likes of which I've not come across for family holidays before. The kids were incredibly happy, as were we, and we will be back!Review dated 17/08/2012

  • A wonderfully relaxing place to stay, rain or shine. Fabulous views, comfortable rooms, amazing food and superb hospitality. We could see ourselves returning.Review dated 28/04/2012

  • Beautiful, secluded, relaxing holiday destination for young families, that thinks of everything!Review dated 23/09/2011

  • ‘Villa Pia is the perfect family holiday for a group of friends with same age children. Beautiful, delicious [the food!], unpressured, everything is on tap from real coffee to heating swimming pool, massage, Pilates, fruit and babysitting. I felt my child was safe and could run freely in a way she never can here – and that is invaluable.’ Lorien Haynes – Celebrity Editor eve MagazineReview dated 03/11/2009

  • We have just returned from a visit to Villa Pia. I can only sing its praises, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I can highly recommend it. The food, the accommodation and the relaxed atmosphere were excellent. We stayed in the palazzo and were delighted with that choice.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • For our first holiday with our baby, then 9 months, this was the perfect location in every way. So well set up for babies and young children, fantastic food and gorgeous scenery. Even wet weather could not spoil our enjoyment and we would like to return in a few years time when our son is old enough to really make the most of all the facilities for children.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • The food was exceptional and the staff couldn't have been more friendly, nothing was too much trouble for them. For the first time since our daughter was born my husband and I felt that we had truly relaxed. All 3 of us hasd a super time. Villa Pia is fabulous!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • "Villa Pia is idyllic. First the food. Then the setting; an artist's dream of rolling hills and cypress trees just two minutes' walk from the village of Lippiano, with its fairytale castle. But perhaps most important is the easy, laidback, house party feel of it all - a parent's dream. " The Times Newspaper. Feb 09Review dated 03/11/2009

  • I thought Villa Pia was absolutely excellent and all the family had a fantastic time. The food was particularly good and the week before Easter represented excellent value for money.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • A fantastic place to holiday with young children. The surroundings are beautiful, the food delicious, the accomodation spotlessly clean, the staff extremely helpful and the swimming pools lovely and warm. There are a number of beautiful small towns and villages within 15-20 minutes drive if you fancy a few hours out to sample the local ice creams and bars. The only negative about the trip, and not remotely within the control of Villa Pia, was a long wait (1hr+) to pick up our hire car at Pisa airport. If possible, get one adult to go straight to the car hire desk whilst the other collects the luggage. We will definately return to Villa Pia.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Thank you BFB for allowing us to find breaks that are actually relaxing and enjoyable this was our third. Villa Pia though was a golden find! It should be available on the NHS. For busy parents with young ones its like a therepy centre where they remove the stress, and replace it with smiles, I even got to play Tennis..Thank you!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had a truly wonderful week at Villa Pia. Food and accomodation were excellent, weather perfect for us. Impressed by the ongoing upgrading of facilities and the warmth and attention to detail of the staff. We will be back.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Fantastic for the children and so welcoming.....Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Beautiful location, lots of other children to play with and lovely food. Highly recommendedReview dated 03/11/2009

  • Villa Pia was an absolutely fantastic venue for myself, my husband and our 8 month old daughter. Attentive at all times, the only slight downside was the lack of toys for that age group - a baby einstein for example would have been niceReview dated 03/11/2009

This is a fabulous place & it was the most wonderful relaxing holiday. They've thought of everything!

Simply perfection, want to go back already but I think we will wait until our youngest (10 weeks) is 2. Cannot fault the rooms, staff - extremely helpful & dilligent. Gabriela our babysitter was fantastic - would have put her in our luggage home if we could. Our 2 year old loved his week & the food was divine. The communal dining was fun & different every night & we met a great bunch of families. Could not recommend this place enough- it's number of return visitors ( approx 50% guests this week) is a testament to how fabulous this place is.

Superb welcome and care of guests, as well as flexibility. Impressive organisation and smooth running, wonderful and warm staff, and a house party atmosphere the likes of which I've not come across for family holidays before. The kids were incredibly happy, as were we, and we will be back!

A wonderfully relaxing place to stay, rain or shine. Fabulous views, comfortable rooms, amazing food and superb hospitality. We could see ourselves returning.

Beautiful, secluded, relaxing holiday destination for young families, that thinks of everything!

‘Villa Pia is the perfect family holiday for a group of friends with same age children. Beautiful, delicious [the food!], unpressured, everything is on tap from real coffee to heating swimming pool, massage, Pilates, fruit and babysitting. I felt my child was safe and could run freely in a way she never can here – and that is invaluable.’ Lorien Haynes – Celebrity Editor eve Magazine

We have just returned from a visit to Villa Pia. I can only sing its praises, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I can highly recommend it. The food, the accommodation and the relaxed atmosphere were excellent. We stayed in the palazzo and were delighted with that choice.

For our first holiday with our baby, then 9 months, this was the perfect location in every way. So well set up for babies and young children, fantastic food and gorgeous scenery. Even wet weather could not spoil our enjoyment and we would like to return in a few years time when our son is old enough to really make the most of all the facilities for children.

The food was exceptional and the staff couldn't have been more friendly, nothing was too much trouble for them. For the first time since our daughter was born my husband and I felt that we had truly relaxed. All 3 of us hasd a super time. Villa Pia is fabulous!

"Villa Pia is idyllic. First the food. Then the setting; an artist's dream of rolling hills and cypress trees just two minutes' walk from the village of Lippiano, with its fairytale castle. But perhaps most important is the easy, laidback, house party feel of it all - a parent's dream. " The Times Newspaper. Feb 09

I thought Villa Pia was absolutely excellent and all the family had a fantastic time. The food was particularly good and the week before Easter represented excellent value for money.

A fantastic place to holiday with young children. The surroundings are beautiful, the food delicious, the accomodation spotlessly clean, the staff extremely helpful and the swimming pools lovely and warm. There are a number of beautiful small towns and villages within 15-20 minutes drive if you fancy a few hours out to sample the local ice creams and bars. The only negative about the trip, and not remotely within the control of Villa Pia, was a long wait (1hr+) to pick up our hire car at Pisa airport. If possible, get one adult to go straight to the car hire desk whilst the other collects the luggage. We will definately return to Villa Pia.

Thank you BFB for allowing us to find breaks that are actually relaxing and enjoyable this was our third. Villa Pia though was a golden find! It should be available on the NHS. For busy parents with young ones its like a therepy centre where they remove the stress, and replace it with smiles, I even got to play Tennis..Thank you!

We had a truly wonderful week at Villa Pia. Food and accomodation were excellent, weather perfect for us. Impressed by the ongoing upgrading of facilities and the warmth and attention to detail of the staff. We will be back.

Fantastic for the children and so welcoming.....

Thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Beautiful location, lots of other children to play with and lovely food. Highly recommended

Villa Pia was an absolutely fantastic venue for myself, my husband and our 8 month old daughter. Attentive at all times, the only slight downside was the lack of toys for that age group - a baby einstein for example would have been nice

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 8 guests.



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