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Villa Pia - Large Family Room

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

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The Owner / Manager

Morag Cleland

Member since May 2011
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:14 minutes
  • Availability Updated:3 days 4 hours

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 separately.

IMPORTANT PRICING NOTES: Prices listed here are based on 2 adults & 2 children under 2 (infants stay free) sharing a large double 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. Those with larger groups can choose from the larger occupancy options by using 'similar accommodation' tab at the bottom of listing.

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

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, 2 children aged 2-12 years old. In put number of guests for accurate pricing. Children under 2 are free so best select just 2 adults and add infant in the notes when booking. Prices 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. 

Discount Notes

ease note: 2020 discounts only apply to families of 2 adults and 2 children 2-12 years old. The discount will not be accepted on smaller groups.

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, 2 children aged 2-12 years old. In put number of guests for accurate pricing. Children under 2 are free so best select just 2 adults and add infant in the notes when booking. Prices 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. 

Discount Notes

ease note: 2020 discounts only apply to families of 2 adults and 2 children 2-12 years old. The discount will not be accepted on smaller groups.

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Large Family Room - Sleeps 2 adults plus up to 2 children in beds/cots sharing an ensuite with WC, basin, small bath and over bath shower.

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

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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  • At 11 months, our baby was pretty much the youngest there at the time, and although Villa Pia was absolutely fabulous I think my daughter would have got more out of it if she were older. Toddlers and young children of 2 could take part in activities and would be able to make better use of the facilities.Review dated 26/09/2016

  • This is an amazing place, wonderfully run. We took our 8 month old and had a great time, and watched all the other families and toddlers have an equally good week. We will be back I hope!Review dated 19/06/2015

  • Villa Pia was perfect for my first holiday as a lone parent. Although I was the only single parent there, all the guests made me feel so welcome and it was lovely to be able to go down to dinner in the evening, knowing my children were well looked after by Gabriella, and have some great conversations with lovely people. This is a holiday designed for families with young children - there is not a single thing they haven't thought of. I don't think I have ever had a more relaxing holiday with my children. They were happy and relaxed and so was I. Apart from the evenings, I never used the babysitting service as my daughters were just a pleasure to be with! The rooms were basic, but spotlessly clean. The food was amazing. The staff incredible. The surroundings just stunning. The facilities for families with small children second to none. I hope to go back again next year and would definitely recommend Villa Pia to any friend wit ...Review dated 30/07/2012

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  • Simply fantastic - our son was ill for most of our holiday but we still enjoyed ourselves and the managers were very helpful and accommodating.Review dated 08/07/2012

At 11 months, our baby was pretty much the youngest there at the time, and although Villa Pia was absolutely fabulous I think my daughter would have got more out of it if she were older. Toddlers and young children of 2 could take part in activities and would be able to make better use of the facilities.

This is an amazing place, wonderfully run. We took our 8 month old and had a great time, and watched all the other families and toddlers have an equally good week. We will be back I hope!

Villa Pia was perfect for my first holiday as a lone parent. Although I was the only single parent there, all the guests made me feel so welcome and it was lovely to be able to go down to dinner in the evening, knowing my children were well looked after by Gabriella, and have some great conversations with lovely people. This is a holiday designed for families with young children - there is not a single thing they haven't thought of. I don't think I have ever had a more relaxing holiday with my children. They were happy and relaxed and so was I. Apart from the evenings, I never used the babysitting service as my daughters were just a pleasure to be with! The rooms were basic, but spotlessly clean. The food was amazing. The staff incredible. The surroundings just stunning. The facilities for families with small children second to none. I hope to go back again next year and would definitely recommend Villa Pia to any friend with young children.

Simply fantastic - our son was ill for most of our holiday but we still enjoyed ourselves and the managers were very helpful and accommodating.

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 6 guests.



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