Italian Holiday Greetings + Carluccio’s Gift Voucher
Tanti auguri di Buone Feste!
Season’s greetings from Villa Pia. It’s been a busy year at the villa, as we welcomed families new and familiar to our baby-friendly Italian holiday escape. We have shared some wonderful moments in the Umbrian sunshine, including one of the hottest Italian summers on record!
It was also lovely to host popular mum blogger Emma of Mamalina in early summer. Emma filmed this fantastic video of her Villa Pia holiday.
Tom Hodgkinson and Victoria Hull from the Idler Academy hosted their first Idler retreat at the villa, which was a huge success.
The ‘week of idling, thinking and making things in Umbria’ featured lectures by historian Tom Holland and crafting with Ros Badger.
We’re delighted to have Ros and gardening expert Rosie Yeomans running a Wildflowers retreat at the villa next year. You can read more on our
Also in 2018, we look forward to receiving a group from the brilliant Little Forest Folk, an alternative, outdoor pre-school for families.
Over in London, we were happy to continue our collaboration with Big Fish Little Fish in 2017. In November, Villa Pia partnered up with Big Fish Little Fish for a toga-themed family rave in Hackney. We dished out baby bibs, Italian style nibbles, and chatted with lots of friendly families. And a lucky father of triplets won our competition for a family holiday at Villa Pia. We’re sure they will appreciate the break!
Despite recent political/economic upheavals, we’ve had a terrific 2017 and can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring. One highly anticipated change will be an exciting refresh of our website that should be ready early in the New Year. Watch this space.
If you are planning an Italian holiday getaway with your family, do consider making an early booking at Villa Pia. Our summer spots are going fast. For families who are able to travel outside school term-time, the villa is also gorgeous in the spring, early summer and throughout autumn.
Here’s wishing you all a very Happy New Year, from all of us at Villa Pia!
Win Carluccio’s Gift Voucher
In 2017, we said a sad farewell to one of the best known and most beloved Italians in London, Antonio Carluccio. For our Christmas giveaway, Villa Pia is offering our readers the chance to win a £20 Carluccio’s gift voucher. This can be used towards any products in the Carluccio’s shop, or towards a meal at one of his restaurants. Each gift voucher comes in a gift card containing a delicious recipe. Competition entry is super simple, using the form below. Best of luck!