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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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From Gillian at OneStopItaly:

We have just taken on this fabulous new villa which still has availability for Summer 2012 including some August / September dates.



  • Very spacious villa (1300m2) sleeping 18
  • 13km Perugia, 35km Lake Trasimeno
  • 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
  • Fenced-in private pool with its own outbuilding and kitchen
  • Library with grand piano
  • Free wi-fi internet
  • Rental prices from Euro 3000 per week +  on-site charges.

More external and internal photos of Villa Enea

Availability Villa Enea

Prices Villa Enea

We are now also handling enquiries for 2013 at this villa – please contact us on (01603) 812212 for more details.

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From Gillian at One Stop Italy.

Many of our customers who are holidaying in Italy for the first time find it a bit overwhelming at the beginning when they are choosing a rental property. There’s so much to think about, and so much choice, so where do you start?

I always begin by asking them a few questions about the location of their ideal holiday home.

Distance from the airport. Is this a factor?

Is sightseeing important to you? If yes, which places do you intend to visit during your stay?

Do you require a property in a remote, isolated or secluded position, e.g. high up in the hills or mountains?

Or is walking distance to facilities essential?

Will you have the use of a car during your stay?

Does the holiday property have to be within striking distance of the coast?

As two thirds of Italy is made up of hills and mountains, and holiday properties are generally rural, you can see why it’s important to know the answers to these questions. I’ve heard many horror stories from clients who have booked a holiday rental “blind” on the internet and found out to their cost when they arrive that it is not really suitable because it’s too high up / too  many steps for elderly members of the party /  not flat enough for children to play safely in the garden etc.  All these issues and more can be easily addressed if they are discussed beforehand with someone who is experienced enough to ask the right questions. Which is, I hope, where we come in ….!

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