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The news today is full of a ‘school holiday rant’, which a guy posted to his friends on Facebook and has since gone viral. He complains about the general practice amongst holiday companies of raising prices outside of term-time, making it much more expensive for families. And of course this comes on top of the case of a Shropshire couple who were fined £1000 a few weeks ago for taking their children out of school during term-time.



Lots to do on-site at these family apartments on an organic farm near Volterra, Tuscany


Are you planning a family holiday to Italy in May half-term 2014?  We have a huge selection of self-catering villas and farmhouse apartments in Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio where the rental price remains the same throughout May, including half-term (24th – 31st May 2014). Not only that, but the whole of May is priced at LOW SEASON rates.  In other words, it’s cheaper to go on holiday in May than in June, July, August or September. And that includes May half-term week. Swimming pools, tennis courts, table-tennis, table football, volleyball, five-a-side football – our range of holiday houses has plenty to keep the children occupied all week long.

And it’s the same in October. LOW SEASON rates. No price increase for October half-term.

The above applies to everything in Brochure 1 on our website.

For advice and personal service, contact Gillian at One Stop Italy.

P.S. We offer a free tailor-made holiday search service

Not all holiday companies are alike …


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Update from Gillian at One Stop Italy:

We’re offering an ideal opportunity for a small party to enjoy all the benefits associated with a larger villa at a reduced price.

Location of villa: 7km Civitella in ValdiChiana, 15km Arezzo, Tuscany.

For all dates still available in September and October 2012, a  group of up to 6 people can rent just the Ground Floor of the villa ‘La Quiete’ and enjoy exclusive private use of the large swimming pool, garden and its facilities.  The 1st Floor will be closed-off. The rental price has been reduced accordingly to Euro 710 – Euro 920 per week, depending on the time of your stay. The pool is open until 13th October.

The Ground Floor comprises:

  • sitting/dining room with fireplace
  •  kitchen with large portico facing out onto the swimming pool and equipped for ‘al fresco’ dining
  • two double bedrooms
  • bathroom with shower
  • laundry room
  • plus the possibility to add two single beds if required

Around the villa there is:

  • a large garden equipped with garden furniture
  • barbecue
  • table tennis
  • a children’s playground
  • a beautiful swimming pool (size 6 x 12 m, depth 1,10-2,00 m)

There is also:

  • satellite TV (in each bedroom),
  • stereo
  • internet connection.
  • table football.
  • possibility to rent bikes.

See full details, prices and availability of La Quiete here.  See Photo Gallery here.

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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.

La Casa di Pino

Pool with views at La Casa di Pino

Pool with views at La Casa di Pino

Bedroom at La Casa di Pino

Bedroom at La Casa di Pino

It’s rather unusual to find a small house with its own private pool plus air conditioning, satellite tv, table-tennis, bbq, gazebo. This one has it all! Rental prices Euro 650 (LOW SEASON), Euro 860 (MID SEASON), Euro 1020 (HIGH SEASON).

1 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4, private pool with jacuzzi. Near Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscan/Umbrian borders.

Ideal for couples, honeymooners, or young families.

Still good summer availability.

Ground Floor: going down one step access to living-dining room with kitchen corner, bathroom with shower.

First Floor: with access via internal stone and wrought iron staircase, wide room with terra-cotta floors and characteristic ceiling with wood beams where there are a double bed and two single beds divided by a room divider.

See more photos and details of La Casa di Pino here. Book La Casa di Pino here.

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From:  One Stop Italy. Bookings: +44 (0) 1603 812212

Bigattiera, a group of apartments in a quiet location just 40km from Pisa

Ideal for sporty families, large groups of friends with children of all ages, swimmers, tennis players, horse-lovers, anglers, sauna-lovers  …. There’s just so much to do on site here you’ll never be bored. Plus it’s only a short drive – 40km – to Pisa airport. Click here for more details, photos and prices for Bigattiera.

We are now taking bookings for both 2010 and 2011 at this property. For more details, contact One Stop Italy.
At Bigattiera there are 12 apartments sleeping a total of 53 people in 18 bedrooms with 14 bathrooms. The apartments may be booked individually or all together, depending on your size of party.

At guests’ disposal:

  • Large equipped garden,

  • Shared swimming-pool (14 x 7 m), children’ pool (8 x 5 m), plus another swimming-pool (10 x 4 m),

  • Table tennis,

  • Barbecue,

  • Children’s playground,

  • 2 tennis courts,

  • Wellness centre with sauna, jacuzzi and Turkish bath.

Within the grounds there are 4 small private lakes (fishing facilities) and wonderful horse-back riding facilities with covered area, steeplechase grounds and a beautiful park where we can organize walking tours.

On the premises there is a small restaurant where guests can taste nice local recipes. All of the apartments are provided with air-conditioning and wi-fi internet connection (to be paid on site).

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From One Stop Italy;

See our great value farmhouse apartments with shared swimming pool and table tennis, in the Italian countryside. Rental prices start at Euro 270 per week.

La Scatolaia, 2 apartments with shared pool and table tennis

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From One Stop Italy , tel. +44 (0) 1603 812212 to book or contact us here quoting “I Cipressi”.

Ideal for sporty families and perfect for keeping the children occupied on long summer days. Though simply furnished, this farmhouse has all the facilities you could want. Click here for more details and photos of I Cipressi.

** SPECIAL OFFER at I CIPRESSI –   :  a discount of 10% on bookings for 2 weeks or more . Bookings must be for dates within the period 1oth April – 3rd July 2010. Quote “Special offer I Cipressi”.

  • Sleeps 9 in 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms
  • Private swimming pool (circular, 8m diameter) and hydromassage bath (5 seats)
  • Billiard room
  • Table tennis
  • Gym equipment
  • Barbecue
  • Rental price from Euro 960 – Euro 2060 per week.

I Cipressi, near Arezzo, Tuscany

Private pool at I Cipressi

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