Food

  • Breakfast is a buffet (7.30 – 11am).
  • Lunch is a buffet served at 1 pm: a choice of around 17 different dishes, lots of vegetables and salads, some meat dishes, pasta and rice. 
  • Children’s dinner is at 6 pm.
  • Adult dinner is served from 8 pm, this is a traditional Umbrian four-course meal. 

You can help yourself to water, milk, juice, yoghurt, fruit, coffee, tea, cake, beer, wine and spirits. 

Please note: Thursday is the cooks’ day off. Breakfast is provided and all drinks and snacks are available as usual. Lunch and dinner will not be served. We can help you book the local bar, restaurants, or a take-away pizza.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please do let us know. There’s an abundance of food for you to help yourself to, you definitely won’t be hungry! But please do let us know of any allergies, the cooks are very good at catering to any dietary needs. 

 

Travel

  • The nearest airport is Perugia, covered by Ryanair from Stansted and BA from Heathrow (40 mins drive to Villa Pia).
  • Florence is 1 hour away, there are flights from London and Edinburgh.
  • Pisa and Bologna are both 2 hours away with flights from many international airports. 
  • Rome is 3 hours away.
  • We highly recommend that you hire a car. However, if you prefer not to, we can put you in touch with a local taxi driver who has an 8-seater Mercedes. If you are a large group, we can put you in touch with a local bus company, with 15 and 20-seater buses. 

 

Babies

  • We have travel cots with proper mattresses and blankets. 
  • High chairs are available. 
  • A microwave and hot water are available 24-hours a day for bottles. 
  • If needed, the cooks make fresh fruit and vegetable purees, please do ask. 
  • We have some monitors but recommend you bring your own. 
  • You can buy nappies, baby food, baby milk, nappy cream etc., in Monterchi which is 3km away.

 

Activities

  • Children: 2 art classes and 1 cooking class every week. 
  • Adults: cooking classes, massage/beauty treatments, reflexology and yoga.
  • There are two swimming pools (heated), a full size tennis court (rackets and balls provided), a ping-pong and table-football room, a trampoline, a soft play room and mini-playground in the main courtyard. 

 

Amenities

  • There are 2 washing machines available for you to use (washing powder provided). 
  • We have swimming pool towels.
  • We have wifi, it’s ADSL, we don’t yet have access to fibre optic.