About the property
- Villa6458 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Self Catering Apartments & en-suit rooms Within Villa Nobile,
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 Towns such as; Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, Assisi, Sangimignano etc... & our local town of Cortona, where 'Under the Tuscan Sun' was filmed
You can book the whole Villa Exclusiveley for your own group sleeping up to 24 + people @ €4,500 per week..OR you have the choice of booking a number of apartments or rooms sleeping 2+2 (€695 pw) or just an en-suit bedroom for 2. (€525pw) Many times the whole Villa is booked for big family gatherings & for special occasions. Each room has its own private Bathroom & all rooms have a small fridge & coffee/tea making facilities. We now have a separate outbuilding restored into our dining area for large groups taking the whole Villa. Here you can all cook & dine together indoors & outdoors under shaded covered Pergola
Smaller families can book an apartment or two with their own kitchen dining area which also has outdoor space to sit in the garden for drinks or dining.
All Apt are very spacious, each with fully equipped kitchens & are perfect for small families, Large private groups & for a romantic holiday for 2.
For your Privacy, Each Apt has its own private Garden area , table,& chairs
3 Large supermarkets are within 5min drive
From April of 2015 we will also have available 6 en-suit double bedrooms for those couples that do not want to have the extra cost of taking an Apartment & would prefer just a comfortable room with bathroom where they would then dine out OR arrange for a meal at the Villa itself.
The Villa Can obviously be booked as a whole Villa for larger groups/ Family reunions or just take how ever many rooms or apartments you need for the number of guests in your group. The price will depend on how much of the Villa is taken. Discounts are always available.......Please ask how.
Raffaele or Gennaro Nobile
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About Raffaele or Gennaro Nobile
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 successful Business 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 compliments from Locals & Holiday Makers alike. My Review will help you . I live on the property with my Son Gennaro age 23yr. We hope that you will come to stay at our lovely home ...enjoy the tranquility , the pool, the art studio & Games room New lounge & Bar area. If there is anything that we can help you with all you need to do is ask. Raffaele Nobile
Raffaele or Gennaro Nobile purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Raffaele or Gennaro Nobile chose Cortona
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 apartments & en-suite bedrooms each with their own Fully equipped kitchen, bedrooms & en-suit 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
What makes this Villa unique
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 emergencies. 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. Perfect for family Holidays , large or small . Great for children, Safe & spacious to play whilst the Parents relax & worry free
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My wife and I stayed here as part of a touring holiday through France and Italy and this was by far and away the best accommodation we experienced. It is situated in a rural setting and is very spacious both inside and out. The apartments are newly fitted out to a very high standard, with a kitchen to die for - full sized fridge/freezer and a full sized oven. We preferred to eat in most of the time but there is a restaurant a few hundred yards away. By car you can find shops and restaurants 10 or 15 minutes away. Foiano is the nearest town, a small pleasant unspoilt Italian hill town, not heaving with tourists. There are small local shops, supermarkets, cafes and a garage. By contrast 15 minutes away is Cortona, a bustling medieval hill town, popular with tourists and a must see for a day.
Villa Nobile is well positioned for visits to the best known historic towns of Siena, Assissi, Perugia and Florence. There is an excellent train service to Florence and we found this the best way, as recommended by the proprietor of Villa Nobile - Raffaele - who was always most helpful.
Villa Nobile has just been converted to several spacious apartments suitable for couples, families or groups but a car is essential. The gardens are extensive but not mature and we are very much looking forward to seeing how things have developed when we return in May 2010.
Dear Peter & Liz, It was a pleassure to share my home in this wonderful part of Italy with you. Thank you for you lovely comments & I am very pleased to hear that you will be coming back in May 2010. The garden is now taking shape with some mature trees planted & Pergolas being addded for more privacy & shade for each Apartment......You won't recognise it when you come back next year.
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 August 2015. We stayed in one of the apartments on the ground floor which was really beautiful and the wet room really helpful for wheelchair users. Yours hosts Raffaele and Lina lovely people and are really helpful know all the restaurants/sights. The village of Cortona is great and worth several visits. I would recommend Villa Noblie to all my friends and family and people with disabilities.
Beautiful very clean and most of all really relaxing. Fantastic!!!
Best Wishes Suzy,Izzet,.
Thank you Suzy for your lovely comments on Villa Nobile Cortona. We feel very happy when we make our guests happy. I am pleased that the Apartment with the bathroom for disabled persons worked well for you. We hope to see you again sometime in the future. My best regards to the Family
Villa Nobile Cortona
Had a fantastic wedding at Villa Nobile
We stayed in Villa Nobile during 12th to 19th of May, 2015. We hired the villa for the whole week, with Lina and Raffaele's warmest hospitality; we really had a fantastic wedding!
Our wedding was held on the 16th of May, with20 guests. It’s a small symbolic wedding, but it’s exactly what we wanted: intimate, detailed, chic and with so many great people surrounded, best food you could ever taste, and the best photos for a wedding!
I have started contacting Raffaele since February; he is very responsive, and extremely thoughtful. He has been doing lots, lots extra works to make sure Villa Nobile would top up our expectation, which it is, of course! As we live in England, we are not able to arrange the local musician, florist and hairdresser and etc for the wedding.
I recommend people who are looking for a villa wedding; Villa Nobile is able to offer:
1. Accommodations: 5 stars (comparing to other villas we have stayed in Tuscany)
2. Catering: 5 stars (comparing to other food we have tasted in Tuscany)
3. Musician: 5 starts: all our guests are so entertained in the dancing pool! Raffaele himself is a very good singer!
4. Best view of wedding photography: I have posted some of our wedding photos onto Villa Nobile facebook. Feel free to visit!
5. Decorations for wedding
6. Local florist: 5 stars! You will be amazed the quality vs. price!!!!!
I don’t know how best to put the words to appreciate the work Lina and Raffaele have done for us, please do visit Villa Nobile’s facebook page and you will see I am not lying!
Dear Silee, Thank you for such an amazing review on Villa Nobile & our efforts to make your stay & your Wedding as special as we possibly could. I was reading your comments with a smile on my face as I was remembering all the week & the ceremony & party of yours & Chris's Special day. It was a pleasure to be part of it all. I am so pleased that you really enjoyed Villa Nobile & would love to see you & your family again sometime in the future.
Don't forget to come back with Ching & Chang soon :) ( Private Joke)
(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 ☺
Dear Annick , thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review on Villa Nobile. I appreciate it very much. It was a pleassure to have you & all your family & friends at my home. I hope you really did feel at home as you said.
I look forward to seeing some of the group again soon on one of our Culinary courses .
Stay in touch.#Kind Regards
Position "A" for a Tuscan Holiday !!!
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.
Dear Martin, Di & the girls of coarse, Thank you for a wonderful review. As always they are very much appreciated. As I read your review I had a little chuckle because I was reading it with your Lancashire voice in my head.......just as it was funny for you to hear me , an italian with a Yorkshire accent ( I need to ex[plaine to people that I lived in Yorkshire for many years).
I am pleased to hear that you will be back in 2014. I'm sure you will find many changes to Villa Nobile as I strive to add & improve every year.
I think you left your mobile phone & one of the girls left a bracellette? Let me know if they are yours.
Maybe I will try bto visit you when in the UK & bring the phone with me.
Well, thank you once again & hope to see you very soon
What a holliday!
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
Hi Hilde, Well what can I say but a big thank you to you & all the rest of the group for being such warm friendly & very relaxing to be with. I appreciate the lovely comments & yes we did have a little blit with the Air/Con on the 1st night but that was put right straight away. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the Villa & it's surroiungings....it will only get better with time.
I know you were talking about comming back in 2013. I will be only too happy to have you back again......Just one thing, book early as bookings come in very fast.
Say a big HELLO to the rest of the group, & look forward to seeing you all again in 2013 if all goes well.
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 recommend 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 scheme. You can rent an apartment with the Villa Nobile which will have a working relationship with the Golf club. The Nobile Family (owners) Live on the property
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rental of our Self Catering Apartments within the Villa Nobile are €695 per week ( 3 days minimum stay available) & sleeps 4 to 5 persons 2 adults & 3 children. The villa now has 6 indipendent en-suite bedrooms & 3 Self Catering apartments all with en-suit bedrooms & fully fitted kitchens from €75 per Night for the en-suite bedrooms - sleeps 2 , & € 695 per week for the Self catering Apartments Sleeps 2+3 The whole Villa can sleep up to 26 persons & can be booked for 4,200 per week. A 20 % discount will be given when booking the whole Villa for a 2nd week. Excursions, guided tours, airport transfers all by pre arrangement (not included in the price). Please contact us for details. We can arrange for groups of 4+ cooking classes. Also available are guided tours of some of Tuscany's most interesting Historical sights. Wine Tasting with visits to some of Tuscany's oldest Cantinas (wineries) will be included on some of your day trips. We can also arrange for a cook to come in & take the hassle away of cooking yourselves, Just relax & enjoy. Why not book our masseur to come in & give you a relaxing massage in the comfort of your own home at the Villa Nobile. For all the above & more please enquire for details & prices. Vey close to the Villa is Cortona & many other Medieval Tuscan towns. We have a number of Super Markets nearby & for any Emergency's we have 2 very good Hospitals - one is only 10 minute away another 20 minute. Doctors can be called out if necessary. Please make sure you have insurance cover