Situated on the lower slopes of the Apennines, the recently renovated Villa Secci is a magnificent 5 bedroom 16th century country farm house in a beautiful setting of 60 hectares with breath taking views.
The setting further benefits by being located near to the medieval village of Anghiari, considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Furthermore, nearby, the birthplace of Caprese Michelangelo houses a small museum dedicated to its most celebrated citizen - so your culture is on tap!
There are many travel options to welcome guests to Villa Secci - whether by air - there are 5 airports serving this area - Florence (1 h 45 mins), Perugia (1h 10 mins), Pisa (2hrs), Bologna (2hrs) and Rome (2h 30 mins), or by train to Arezzo some 35 kilometres away, or by car - Anghiari is 44 kilometres from the A1, the main Milan to Naples road - a large family celebration can easily gather here.
Designed to keep you busy, the Villa Secci sports a tennis court, a basketball court and there is even a running track to keep even the most energetic guest happy at home. Additionally, table tennis and a trampoline will keep children and adults alike finding their need for entertainment met at home.
If you can bear to tear yourself away, all the delights of the Italian dolce vita are to be found in the surrounding area. You can eat lovingly grown artisan produced food at restaurants a few minutes’ drive away or have the local supermarket at the nearby village of Manzi deliver ready cooked food as well as source ingredients for creating delicious home-produced meals. These can be enjoyed on the shaded terrace, under the jasmine covered pool pergola or beneath the strawberry grape vines on the large grass lawn level.
For those who prefer their leisure time filled with other Italian passions - fashionable Florence is only an hour and a half away with all the opportunities for culture, shopping and eating. There are the temptations of the fashion outlets, such as The Mall.
And on your return, a refreshing dip in the 7.5 x 15 meter pool will restore you for further bonding with family and friends.
Maid service is provided as standard once a week, but there are also possibilities for further cooking, driving and babysitting services to be provided, so that you can really enjoy all that is on offer at Villa Secci and beyond.
There really is much to enjoy. Strong on design, Villa Secci combines the treasured antiques collected over the years by the family with modern luxuries, such as the beautiful emerald green marble details throughout the villa - the very open feel of the house and gardens make it suitable for large groups and the carefully designed aesthetic provides you with a reason to feel very much attached to this wonderful Italian home from home.
Each of the bedrooms are generously sized and each bed is dressed with beautiful quality linen. The owners have added modern bathrooms or shower rooms, all en-suite apart from one which is shared, with your every comfort in mind.
Whether entertaining guests or welcoming family members, the elegance of this villa will provide a memorable backdrop to your holiday and with so much to do both in and around the villa many memories will be made at Villa Secci.