Villa Ilaria is set on a beautiful estate just a mile away from Palaia, a charming village between Pisa and Florence. The restoration of the property was recently completed, and it is composed of two separate country houses next to one another. Both houses enjoy breathtaking views of the typical Tuscan landscape. The main villa and the annex are both on two floors and they have a common contemporary style with some traditional pieces and architectural details, such as wood beamed ceilings and terracotta floors, which bring warm touches to the spaces. The main attractions of Villa Ilaria are the high end finishings and amenities that provide the utmost comfort.
Reviewed on 08/08/2018
We had an amazing stay, this villa is wonderful, the view is amazing. Thank you for the stay!
Reviewed on 08/07/2018
We had a lovely time in this beautiful house and enjoyed the Tuscan landscape to the fullest.
Reviewed on 07/13/2017
Trevor and Cori W.
We found our Tuscan heaven. Our family had a fabulous stay. It was the perfect spot to explore the Tuscan countryside. Cristina and Nonna were the perfect hosts. Our wood burning oven pizzas were a great welcome. Our last meal at the villa was a perfect ending to our stay!
Reviewed on 05/22/2016
The property is lovely. Fantastic views as it sit on top of a hill and overlook a lush valley. Recently built, spacious, well kept. Plenty of amenities (pool, bbq, pizza oven, large kitchen, towel warmers) and plenty of common spaces to hang out. A little out of the way from the main highway but quite close to a village with supermarket, bar, gelateria, and restaurants. Cristina and Ettore who look after the property are extremely responsive and helpful – they definitely made the visit more relaxing and Cristina cooked several delicious meals for us. The only drawback is the rather narrow, gravel, steep down-hill driveway to the house and the somewhat narrow gate at the end the driveway – you would definitely be better off renting a car w 4 wheel drive and power steering.
Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence 1 h
Nearest serviced town: 4 min
Nearest major city: Florence 1 h 2 min
Nearest point of interest: San Gimignano 44 min;
Driving time estimated by Google Maps
Famous for its art and architecture, Florence is an obligatory destination for the first-timer visitor of Italy. However, while exploring the historical center is something that cannot be missed, the pristine studded landscapes and the enchanted medieval villages set on the famous Tuscan rolling hills surrounding Florence are well worth a visit.
The most famous area to explore is the Chianti, a blessed land that covers a rather large wine-producing region of Tuscany, reaching from Florence to Siena, and all the way out to Pisa. Chianti's must see sights are the wine villages of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole. Along the road visit the Badia di Coltibuono and/or Castello di Brolio and do not forget to pick up some wine to enjoy at the villa!
WHERE TO EAT
Osteria di Passignano - Set in the middle of the Antinori wine estate…all we can say is: NOT TO BE MISSED!
Via Passignano 33, 50028, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - +39 055 807 1278
Il Padellina - Rustic trattoria serving local cuisine. Come for the steak, stay for the atmosphere.
Corso del Popolo 54, Strada in Chianti – +39 055 858388
La Loggia (at Hotel San Michele) - Fine dining, romantic setting and unforgettable views.
Via Doccia 4, Fiesole - +39 055 567 8200
La cantinetta di Rignana - Stunning views, great food and, of course, fantastic wine!
Località Rignana 13, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 852601
Torre guelfa di chef Claudio - Ideal place for a meal if you are in this area for a shopping afternoon at the Outlets (20 minute drive away). Your shopping spree will be even more memorable thanks to the specialties tasted at this restaurant.
Via S. Martino Altoreggi, 8, Figline Valdarno - +39 055 951112
WHERE TO SHOP
Clothing:, The Mall - Tuscany’s most exclusive outlet complex with more than 20 boutiques, including Prada, Gucci Armani, Fendi, Marni and Dolce and Gabbana.
Via Europa, 8, Leccio - The Mall Official Website
Terracotta objects: the area of Impruneta is famous for the terracotta. Visit Artenova, which sells a unique range of artistic hand-made terracotta decorations.
Via Europa, 12 - +39 055 201 2316
Hand embroidered items: linen for the home and lingerie of the finest quality can be found at Grazia Giachi Ricami
Piazza Matteotti, 35, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 854 4671
Via Borgo Ognissanti 6 r - +39 055 265 0399
Food specialty store: Macelleria Falorni, one of Italy’s greatest butcher shops where salsicce and prosciutto have been artisanal for eight generations. Here you can buy their products vacuum sealed for easy travel.
Piazza Matteotti, 71 – Greve in Chianti - +39 055 853 029.
Wine: Enoteca Antinori, an architectural masterpiece built as a shrine in honor to the rich wine of this land.
Via Cassia per Siena, 133 Loc. Bargino, San Casciano Val di Pesa - +39 055 23595