Villa Nobile is a stunning 19th Century classical style villa recently restored authentically and with artistic charm, with a private pool 13 m x 6 m. Sitting in 4 acres of natural Tuscan rural land & a private avenue of young cypresses bringing you to our doorstep.
Very good road links & easy to find. Centrally positioned for day trips to Famous Hill Top Tows such as; Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, Assisi, etc... & our local town of Cortona, where ' Under the Tuscan Sun' was filmed
When booking the whole Villa, one of the 2 bed Apt can be transformed into a 1 bed + ensuite bathroom with separate open plan Kitchen Dinning & Lounge erea with seating for up to 24 persons comfortably. Photos available soon.
Depending on whether you take an Apt or two, all Apt are very spacious, fully equipped & are perfect for small families. Large private groups & for a romantic holidayfor 2.
For your Privacy, Each Apt has its own Garden, table,& chairs
2 Large supermarkets are within 5min drive
My parents are from S. Italy ( Sicily & Naples ) where I was brought up for the early part of my childhood life. From the age of 9 yr of age we moved to the UK for business opportunities , there my Father set up a successfull Bussiness that was eventually sold. I returned to Italy often to visit family both in Naples & Sicily.
I love of Art & Painting brought me to buy this property top run Painting Holiday workshops....& Self Catering Apartment Rentals. I have tried to restore the Villa into its original state...getting many comploments from Locals & Holiday Makers alike. My Review will help you . I live on the property with my Son Gennaro age 18yr. We hope that you will come to stay at our lovely home ...enjoy the tranquility , the pool, the aret studio & Games room. If there is anything that we can help you with all you need to do is ask.
Raffaele Nobile purchased this farmhouse in 2004
This property is perfectly situated to reach most of the main Historical Tuscan Hill Top Towns that you would wish to see. We are in the herat of Tuscany, within short traveling distances to Montepulciano 20min, Pienza 40min, Montalcino 45 min, Sangimignano 1rh, Florence 1hr, Siena 40min, Assisi 1hr,Perugia 40min...Also Airports are very short trips ....Rome 2hr 15min & Pisa 2hr.
The property is set in 4 acres of private grounds with a large pool 13 x 6 with a large shaded pergola area that can be used for shade & dinning day or evening ( No Glass is allowed by the pool). We also have an outbuilding restored for use of indoor recriation & for meals. We have table football, Ping Pong, & other outdoor games. The outbuilding has a fully equiped kitchen for use of large groups or families to eat indoors or under the Pergola looking onto the gardens & fountains.
The Villa is divided into 7 apartments each with their own Fully equiped kitchen, bedrooms & ensuit bathrooms.
Each apartment has its own private outdoor area with a table & chairs for smaller families taking just 1 or 2 apartments. Lots of room for children to run around in safety. All children should be supervised by their parents or a responsible adult.
Enjoy your stay with us at Villa Nobile
Very close to many of the more famouse Tuscan hill top towns, Cortona & Montepulciano only 20 min
Very close to road connections to each airports easily .
10 minutes from a main Hospital for any imergencies.
2Train stations 10 & 20 min away with connections to Rome,Arezzo,Perugia,Florence
Fully air conditioned & spacious apartments
Close to shops & Outlet Village
Numerous restaurants to choose from locally one of which is walking distance.
We are in a fortunate position of having wonderful town, Food & the Tuscan wines such as Vino Nobile from Montepulciano , Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti......all within an hours drive.
(English version below)
Nous étions un groupe de 28 personnes: adultes, adolescents et enfants
Nous avons passés 2 semaines de magnifiques vacances à la Villa Nobile.
La maison est splendide et très spacieuse. Le domaine très beau. La piscine bien grande pour un grand groupe avec assez de transats, de places à l’ombre ou au soleil.
Une situation excellente pour visiter la Toscane et une partie de l’Ombrie.
L’endroit est privé et sécurisé pour les jeunes enfants. Il y a un trampoline et des balançoires.
Les magasins et supermarchés ne sont pas loin. Pour les sportifs, nous avons testés le golf, le rafting et le VTT. Il y a aussi quelques sentiers pour se balader autour du domaine et dans la campagne.
Raffaele est un hôte merveilleux. Il vous accueillera, conseillera, racontera l’histoire de sa maison (et de sa vie pas triste !)
N'hésitez pas à demander de conseil et de vous préparer quelques repas. C'est délicieux!
Nous avons adorés nos vacances.
Certaines d’entre nous ont déjà pris rendez-vous en 2015 pour un séjour culinaire ☺
We were a group of 18 people: adults and adolescents and child.
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks holiday at Villa Nobile.
The house is gorgeous & very spacious. The domain is beautiful. The swimming pool well big enough for a large group with lots of sunlounge chairs, seats in the shade or sun.
It is a great location to visit Tuscany and part of Umbria. The Grounds are private & safe for young children too . There is a trampoline & swings.
The shops & supermarkets are very nearby. For athletes, we tested golf, rafting and mountain biking. There are also tracks for walking around the farmlands & countryside
Raffaele is a wonderful host. He will welcome you, advise you, tell you the story of his house (and his not sad life!)
Do not hesitate to ask him for advice & help to prepare authentic traditional Italian meals. It's delicious!
We loved our vacation.
Some of us have already made an appointment in 2015 for a culinary trip ☺
If you are looking for a Villa in an idyllic setting in the heart of rural Tuscany ............. look no further than Villa Nobile !!! we stayed for 10 days in late July / early August and are missing it already !
This accomodation is in position "A" to visit Florence ( 9.6 euros on train - 1hr 30 mins ) / Rome ( 9 euros on train - 1hr 20mins ) / Perugia ( 40 mins in car ) / Sienna ( same again 40 mins in car + the jewel in the crown ). For you lads, Montepulciano + Piensa ( wine tasting is 25 mins in car ) whilst for the girls , the 140+ retail store outlet village ( if you want to get out of the 35 deg heat ) is only 10 mins away !
The villa is set c 200 yds off the main road and is so tranquil surrounded by sunflowers and trees. The accomodation is of an excellent standard delightfully decorated in typical Tuscan style with very comfortable beds and soothing showers to come home too after battling it out in that sun. The pool is very clean , spacious and not too deep for you worried swimmers out there.
Your host , Raffele , is so helpful and knows all the best restaurants / sights - both tourist and non tourist - so definitely use him as your guide and many thanks to him for sorting out our evening eating arrangements - the village of Cortona is awesome and only 20 mins away . Many Thanks also to Lina for sorting out Ellie's birhday cake whilst we were away and to the bag man - Raff's son , Jennaro !
What else can I say Raff ( still can't get used to that Sicilian / Bradford accent ! ) - thanks so much to you for truly making our Tuscan holiday so enjoyable for myself and all the girls and we will definitely be coming back in 2014 to visit again - this time with Di's mum + dad. There are still so many places to visit in Tuscany / Umbria and I will contact you early in 2014.
Grazie , Ciao and Arrivederci !!!
Martin , Di , Becky and Ellie.
A large group of 26 people, 12 adults, 2 youths and 12 children stayed at the Villa Nobile for one week. We had a really great time!!!! This was a perfect place for our group, and Raffaele made us feel very welcome and "at home". The children were playing around in the garden and everybody enjoyed the perfect size and depth of the swimmingpool. Each family (6 families) got their own appartment with kitchen. Every appartement was in good size and condition. We had a little problem with the air-condition, but it turned out okey. The beginning of august was really hot so the swimmingpool was needed : ). After visiting cities like Cortona, Foiano, Firenze or Montepultiano it was perfect to come back to Villa Nobile to relax. Villa Nobile is placed in the middel of everything. If you rent a car you have all possibilities. We didn't get to see and experience all that we wantet so we just have to go back. This is the perfect holliday, and a stay at Villa Nobile is highly reccomended!! Thank you, Raffaele, you and Lina made the trip even better than expected. We miss Villa Nobile, the sun, the fun, the swimmingpool, the great food, the beautiful nature, the warm and beautiful evenings, friendship and your kindness. Hilde
My husband and daughters stayed here for a week and we loved the surroundings-- immense fields of sunflower fields and close to Tuscan hilltop villages. It was a perfect location to see San Gimignano, Volterra, Pienza, Montepulciano and my favorite, Siena (1/2 hour drive). We made Rome a day excursion and were able to drive from Rome back to this villa in 1 1/2 hours, much faster than I expected! This was our third week in Italy and our favorite place to stay. The apartments are roomy and very tastefully decorated in Tuscan style with beautiful artwork. The beds were sooooo comfortable...everything was perfect! The grounds and fountains were lovely! The pool was great...I loved to just lounge by the pool and enjoy the surrounding fields of sunflowers...it was idyllic! We highly recommend it! Raffaele was a great host...very accommodating, helpful and fun! We are already thinking about returning with friends and extended family in the near future!
I was met by Raphaello, the owner of Villa Nobile, at the airport and my "Tuscany in the Frame" trip went uphill from there! The villa far exceeded my expectations. The surrounding area is beautiful and the host, Raphaello a true professional. He made my trip comfortable, informative and fun. I was also lucky to spend the week with a fantastic pastel artist as well as 10 other fantastic women. I really only knew 1 of them before the trip and ended up feeling very sad leaving the villa, Raphaello, Lina the fabulous cook and the entire group. I would highly recommend Villa Nobile and Tuscany in the Frame!
My husband and I stayed at the Villa for an art and touring adventure and got so much more than we expected out of the experience The sunflower and wheat fields surrounding the villa were an eyeful and the light, well the light was brilliant. Our apartment was large, well laid out and charming with modern fixtures and a full kitchen available. The treat of this tour was Raffaele's "friends" in heliports, surrounding inns and his amazing friend Lina who cooked us feasts that were spectacular.
The trip was very unstructured and laid back. While the art workshops were not terribly organized, the studio was very nice for morning painting. the grounds and surrounding scenery made photographic and plein air opportunities amazing.
We did cooking school at the villa next door and that was a highlight as well. Lucca and staff were fun, engaging and the experience of the freshest foods and hands on was another great memory of the trip. Still cooking eggplant towers and bruschetta.
I loved the cafeteria in town where some of us went for lunch. We really felt like we lived like the Tuscans for a few days, having a delightful home station at Villa Nobile, a great guy in Raffaele brining us to gorgeous towns and vistas and the most amazing food and wine in a country setting.
My college friends and I are turning 60 in 2 years. Villa Nobile will be on our list of possible destinations.
My husband and i travel all over, often to pricier and fancier resorts. We went with no expectations and both agree that this was among our top vacations ever. Missing Tuscany and our time there.
Fondest of memories
Laurie Kalb Kaswiner and Lee Kaswiner
Tuscany is known for its landscapes and its artistic legacy, not forgetting food wine. Just 15 min from Villa Nobile is Cortona, the setting for the film 'Under the Tuscan Sun' The prevailing character of Cortona’s architecture is medieval with steep narrow streets situated on a hillside 600m, embracing a view of the whole of the Valdichiana & views of 'Lake Trasimeno' Italy's 4th largest Lake.
Villa Nobile is perfectly positioned for short trips to some of Tuscany's most famous hill top town, Siena & Perugia 30 min, Montalcino 45 min, Pienza 25 min, Montepulciano & Arezzo 20 min, Florence 1hr, 15 min.
Taste some of the famous wines in some of the oldest wineries such as the 'Nobile di Montepulciano', the 'Brunello di Montalcino'.
Some of the best restaurants can be found in our local area which we can reccomend to you on your arrival.
2 min walk from Villa Nobile is a good restaurant.
2 Supermarkets only 2 min drive to our local town of 'Foiano Della Chiana' also worth a visit
Other Activities: painting, cooking, wineries,historical tours, ballooning ,helicopter trips
Golf: A new professional golf course is being developed just 2 km from Villa Nobile. The first phase will have 9 holes open by 2012 & the full 18 hole course will be ready by 2013. The resort is called Golf club Manzano. Villas & apartments are available for total ownership, or perpetual share sceme. You can rent an apartmen with the Villa Nobile which will have a working relationship with the Golf club.