The uniquely beautiful Villa Arrighi is in a class of its own. This huge estate offers real seclusion and quiet, but with an arresting 360-degree view of the surrounding Tuscan valleys. The main house was once a farmhouse and watch tower, with parts of it dating back to the 11th century. However, step inside the ancient sandstone buildings and you’ll find a luxurious interior, which combines rustic good looks with uber-modern gadgets and design features.
The property easily swallows up a party of ten to twelve in its cavernous rooms. The covered outdoor dining area is the perfect spot to enjoy an Italian feast each evening, then head to the drawing room to enjoy a late-evening amaretto before bed. There is also a larger formal sitting room on the first floor with an imposing fireplace and double-height ceilings. As you would expect, the bedrooms are all beautifully furnished, with spa style ensuites and plenty of room for guests to enjoy a little time alone if they wish.
The real jewel in this property’s crown, however, must be the magnificent grounds. You will never tire of wandering among the ancient olive trees or relaxing in the stunning infinity pool which is built into the rocks and boasts its own lovely pool house and views out over the valley.
Eating alfresco will never be the same again after you’ve enjoyed a truly Italian experience at Villa Arrighi. There are numerous courtyards and terraces in which to enjoy a preprandial drink or two, as well as a bread oven – perfect for making your own pizzas, with a little help from the chef if you like!
All this in one of the most beautiful parts of the Italian countryside. La vita e (truly) bella at Villa Arrighi. This is not one to miss.