Heading on holiday with extended family (all adults), we were unsure how one villa could meet everyone's needs - with some of us seeking a base to travel on day trips around Tuscany, others just wanting to relax by the pool. La Casina at Villa Ugo was absolutely the best choice one could make. A big, multi-floor villa with four bedrooms, several gorgeous terraces to choose from for lounging (sun or shade, whatever we preferred that moment), indoor and outdoor dining areas, a crystal clear pool and a view to die for, this was perfect for our family.
The villa's hilltop location in the beautiful area of Cortona couldn't have been better for the view, for quick trips into town to get provisions and for us to make our way to various Tuscan villages and cities with ease. And Ugo is a generous, friendly host, who makes his own delicious olive oil to boot. We also had meals cooked by the wonderful and sweet cook Ana, who rustled up classic Italian dishes at bargain prices for a hungry family, including truffle pasta on the last evening which was divine. What a way to end a holiday.
This villa is perfect for a group of adults - there were three couples in our group, but it could easily have accommodated another two friends and it was easy to seek out a quiet place whenever you needed it - the villa is so spacious. We couldn't feel more relaxed now we're home, and our family got to see so much of Tuscany from this brilliant centrepoint.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Near the center of the aptly-named Golden Valley of the Chiana River (the Valdichiana), some 400 meters above sea level but just a few kilometers from the town Cortona, Villa Ugo encompasses every quality of Tuscan charm, simplicity and rural beauty. Since 1890, my family, the Sabatini’s have lived in the 16th century Villa Ugo, surrounded by over 11 hectares of olive groves and vineyards. The groves were once divided into three fields, where secondary houses were inhabited by tenant farmers. These three Villas also date, in part, to the 16th century, and I have carefully and beautifully restored them while maintaining the style, history and culture of the area and mindfully adding all the modern amenities and comforts. During your visit, you'll enjoy almost intoxicating peace, glorious vistas, and direct contact with nature in these three independent villas, Casa Liliana, Casa di Nello and Casa di OrlandoMy family provides a personal welcome to you, and discreetly ensures that you will be well looked-after during your stay, catering to your needs, and assisting with most any requirement to guarantee your visit is a memorable one.Come join us here at Villa Ugo, with all of Eastern Tuscany, western Umbria and central Italy nearby to welcome your relaxation and exploration!Ugo Sabatini ... more less