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Here’s what our customer Mrs B.D. of Bristol, UK wrote about her family holiday at Villa degli Olivi, just 1.5km from the medieval town of Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany:

Villa degli Olivi

Villa degli Olivi

Had fabulous holiday. Villa Degli Olivi was absolutely beautiful and Aida and Massimo were so kind and welcoming and truly lovely to my 90 year old mum who was very keen to practice her rusty Italian!!

My ‘children’ thought the pool and grounds were magnificent, kept lush and green with gorgeous flowers and the pool has a proper deep end which in our experience is unusual, but for teenagers makes a really massive difference to their enjoyment of using the pool.

Diving into The pool at Villa degli Olivi

Diving into the pool at Villa degli Olivi

We have been holidaying as an extended family for donkeys years (since 1986?) but really loved this villa a lot. Castiglion Fiorentino is a very pretty local town, particularly with the station which we found very useful as you suggested (Florence and Rome for some) and two fantastic restaurants we went to. (Steak connoisseur brother thought best ever!)

Outdoor dining at Villa degli Olivi

Outdoor dining at Villa degli Olivi

Many, many thanks for helping organise such a wonderful and memorable family holiday”

Mrs B.D., Bristol, UK

Pizza oven at Villa degli Olivi

Pizza oven at Villa degli Olivi

If you are planning a holiday in Italy for a large group, One Stop Italy can find you the perfect venue. We specialise in family reunions, special birthday celebrations with groups of friends, accommodation for wedding parties. Start by taking a look at our large villas with pool in Italy.


Tel: +44 (0)1603 812212 and talk to Gill or Adrian.


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Sharing a swimming pool and tennis court with other guests (or maybe just the owner)  is a way of saving money yet still being able to enjoy a  holiday in Italy.

A farmhouse apartment with these sports facilities on site – and maybe also others, e.g. table tennis, volleyball, bowls – will work out considerably more cost-effective than a private villa with private pool and private tennis court.

Rental prices for our comfortable holiday apartments in Italy with shared pool and tennis court start at just Euro 300 per week for an apartment sleeping 4. That’s just Euro 75 per person!  Fantastic value for money.

See more of our Italian apartments with shared tennis court and swimming pool here.

Tennis court at Fattoria Il Salice, Tuscany



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From: Gillian at www.onestopitaly.com

A big response to my previous blog posts about Lake Trasimeno, so I thought today I’d talk about one of our properties in that area where there are just a few July/August weeks still remaining. I went there myself many years ago and it has always been very popular with families because there are a lot of sporty activities on-site:  swimming pool, table tennis, volleyball ground, tennis court, bicycle hire.

It’s called Quiete and it’s located in a quiet spot just 13km from Lake Trasimeno (where there are watersports of all kinds). There are three apartments in the property and the rental price for the school summer holiday period is Euro 705 per week (approx. £625 at current exchange rate) for those sleeping 6 people, and the the one sleeping 8 is a bit more expensive. Very good value for money. Plus you have the Etruscan town of Cortona at approx 15km to satisfy any cultural requirements! You can fly from Stansted to Perugia, from where it  is only a short drive to the accommodation.

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From: One Stop Italy. Bookings and enquiries +44(0)1603 812212 or contact us here.

Tennis court at La Contea

Tennis court at La Contea

Following on from my blog post of yesterday on the subject of entertaining children whilst on holiday, keeping them active is obviously very important. I’ve noticed that there is growing demand for on-site tennis courts as well as swimming pools at our rental properties, so to meet this we have built up quite an impressive portfolio of houses which offer this facility. See our list of villas and apartments with shared pool and shared tennis court. And if you want totally private facilities on-site, see our list of villas and apartments with private pool and private tennis court.

Basically you need to decide if you want to have totally private use of the pool and tennis court (the more expensive option) or if you are willing to share and thereby save money. To give you a couple of examples:

Il Poggiolo (sleeps 8)  has a private pool and private tennis court.  Rental prices from Euro 880 – 1820 per week, depending on the time of year when you stay.

La Contea, again with a swimming pool and tennis court on-site, comprises 3 apartments each sleeping 4 people (in fact one will sleep 5 as an extra bed can be added). The rental price for one of these apartments ranges from Euro 390 – Euro 690 per week, again depending on when you stay.  So a family of 4 or 5 could rent one of the apartments and share the pool and tennis court with the occupants of the other 2 apartments. Or a large group of 13,  perhaps a mixture of family and friends,  could take over all 3 apartments and therefore have private use of all facilities for their party!

We’ve had many clients at both these properties over the years and whichever way you do it, it seems to work!

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From One Stop Italy . Bookings: +44 (0) 1603 812212 or contact us here.

Are you a group of family or friends who love to play tennis?

Not made any plans yet for May half-term?

Still free for school half-term week, 25th May to 1st June, and also the following week 1st -8th June 2013,  this 4 bedroom villa with private swimming pool and private tennis court is in walking distance of a medieval Tuscan village with shops and restaurants. Very popular with our clients over the years as it is unusual to find all this for such a reasonable price.   Rental price Euro 1160 per week + on-site charges.

Il Poggiolo is an independent villa in Tuscany, Italy with private swimming pool and private tennis court within walking distance of  the medieval village of Monte san Savino with restaurants and shops of all kinds. It sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, all on the first floor of the house.  There is a hall, kitchen, large sitting-room with panoramic terrace, three double bedrooms, twin bedroom, one bathroom with bath, one bathroom with shower. (The ground floor of the house is not used for accommodation.)

Photo Gallery Il Poggiolo

More details about Il Poggiolo

Il Poggiolo, house and pool







Il Poggiolo private tennis court

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From One Stop Italy:

Just updating details online of our selection of houses in Italy with tennis court and swimming pool. We have something to suit all party sizes, from farmhouse apartments suitable for single families to villas for large groups of friends and family. We are taking bookings for 2010 here.

Italy villas with private tennis court and private swimming pool – Sleeping from 8+ people

Italy villas with shared tennis court and pool – Sleeping from 3+ people

Tennis court at La Contea

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