Villa Ferraia is a restored, medieval hamlet and estate where you can still enjoy real Tuscan life
It’s an elegant hideaway, the essence of luxury, adventure, and relaxation – with a backdrop of the stunning Tuscan countryside.
We invite you to join us for a private weekly rental of the villa, an all-inclusive Italian holiday, or a romantic weekend getaway.
Villa Ferraia ranked among the "Top 20 Villa Destinations" by the London Sunday Times
Sienese records of Villa Ferraia date back to 1204. The name “ferraia” originates from “ferro”, or iron, which was mined here in medieval times.
Peasant families employed by wealthy Sienese owners lived in the hamlet, without running water or electricity, until the beginning of World War II. From that date forward, Villa Ferraia was abandoned.
In 1994, present owner Vittorio Cambria purchased the property. He spent years restoring every detail of the hamlet, always sensitive to the natural environment. In June 2006, he hosted his first guests. Villa Ferraia continues to welcome guests today and presents an outstanding example of living history for generations.
MEET YOUR HOSTS
Pictured above from left to right are: Dr. Sorley and Dr. Cambria; Vittorio Cambria; Tamara Sorley; the Cambria Family, Angelo, Patrizia, Vittorio, and Anna.
Vittorio Cambria, your Tuscan Host
No one shares the Tuscan way quite like Vittorio. He’s fluently bilingual, with an education in anthropology. He’s an avid horseman, with a zeal for fine wine and excellent food. He’s charismatic and detail-oriented, with a love for people and life.
Vittorio leads a life that many only dream of. It is one of simple pleasures and great adventure. It’s the authentic Tuscan life. And he would like to share a piece of the good life with you.
Tamara Sorley, Program and Marketing Director
An equine veterinarian practicing in Colorado, Tamara is an avid horseman and traveler.
Despite her travels throughout the world, she has yet to find anywhere with the charm and beauty of Villa Ferraia. Tamara exclusively markets Villa Ferraia in the United States as a prime travel destination. Her desire is to share this golden adventure with you. To plan your unforgettable Italian vacation, please contact Tamara at or (303) 885-9995.
A Family Team
Vittorio and Patrizia Cambria, the gracious proprietors, live with their two children Angelo and Anna at their adjacent farm La Ripa. Yet their family reaches beyond La Ripa and includes the fine staff at Villa Ferraia. When you stay at Villa Ferraia, we invite you - as our extended family - into our home, our kitchen, our history, and our lives.
Distances to/from Villa Ferraia:
Siena airport: 12 miles
Siena: 15 miles
Florence airport: 62 miles
Pisa: 106 miles
Rome airport: 142 miles
Roundtrip transfer from these and other points may be arranged for an additional fee.
All-inclusive trips include transportation to and from the Siena train station.
We’re happy to refer you to our travel agent for airline booking and additional travel needs.
You can enjoy Villa Ferraia year-round. The climate of central Italy is pleasant, with long hot summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures range from 60 to 90 degrees while winter temperatures fall between 35 and 50 degrees. Rainfall is possible throughout the year.
No matter the season, Tuscany is always vibrant with life and adventure.
Our knowledge of the surrounding area and your enthusiasm will be the perfect mixture to create an authentic life experience, based on taking and giving, sharing simplicity and beauty and nourishing not only our bodies but our minds and souls as well.
Vittorio provides a magical winter experience at his lovely Tuscan villa, with gourmet meals at the hearth of a glowing fire, day trips to local villages and points of interest, and star-gazing in his luxurious observatory. He also offers horseback riding in the hills and yoga classes and cooking lessons. What more could you want? I can’t imagine spending a winter vacation anywhere else in the world, now that I know Villa Farraia! Susan, Texas
Villa Farraia is a place for people of diverse cultures to come together to enrich one another through the sharing of their life experiences. The many activities such as a visit to an olive oil Frantoio, touring the San Galgano abbey, walking the beautiful grounds of the Villa, and coming to the table to share authentic Tuscan cuisine added new experiences to my life. If you are looking for an active yet peaceful, enriching experience, Villa Farraia is highly recommended. Angie, Impruneta
"Idyllic Tuscan Villa - A Must Stay!“ Reviewed 29 September 2013 Vittorio and Patrizia were fantastic hosts always happy to chat and provide advice for sight-seeing in the local area and beyond. Stefano's cooking was a fresh take on traditional Italian and Tuscan food and Tatiana was always on hand to make sure we were full at breakfast! Eating meals around the communal table was one of our highlights with a great atmosphere and lots of laughs with the other guests. We walked away smiling and will definitely be back! Room Tip: Room 14 is a fantastic living space with a separate living room separate from the main house. Tim F. London