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DINE & UNWIND
A truly unique celebration
Dine, sip wine, and chat with friends under the stars at Villa Ferraia. Sleep in a quiet, beautifully restored, historic Tuscan hamlet. Then, e-mail home to tell of your Tuscan adventures with our high-speed Internet service.
Experience authentic, old-world Tuscany – with the comforts of modern life.
Restored with remarkable attention to detail, our historic hamlet is the picture of Tuscan life.
Villa Ferraia is simple - yet tasteful and luxurious - with whitewashed walls, tiled floors, wood-beamed ceilings, antique furniture, warm rugs, and gorgeous paintings.
Villa Ferraia is a perfect, peaceful getaway.
Private Guest Quarters
• Fifteen separate guest rooms – 13 double bedrooms or suites, and two single bedrooms
• French-style beds
• Fine linens
• Private bathrooms with shower and/or bathtub
• Florentine soaps, shampoos, Turkish towels, and hairdryer
• Daily maid service
• Flat-screen television
• Central heating and air-conditioning
Atop a quiet hill, resting on 300 acres of private forestland, our beautiful historic estate is a place of awe, adventure, and treasure on Tuscan soil.
Discover the secrets of nature. Stroll through lovely landscaped grounds and two acres of organic vegetable and herb gardens. Overlook hills and valleys. Explore our 1,800 square foot greenhouse. See chickens and Chianina cattle, as well as ancient breeds of swine, goats, sheep, and donkeys on our fenced acreage. Bring a fishing pole along and relax next to our trout-stocked ponds.
Observe stars shining brightly above Villa Ferraia, far from the light pollution of modern life. Our astronomical observatory offers a front row seat to your very own light show. Complete with high-tech telescopes and a connection through our advanced technology to the cinema/meeting room, you won’t miss a single shooting star.
Enjoy a blissful massage to relieve stress and leave your cares behind.
Float in our 20-meter infinity-edge swimming pool and enjoy the view of the valleys below and mountains beyond.
Relax in one of three outdoor Roman soaking baths, each set at a different temperature.
Experience the medicinal benefit of the sauna.
Planned for completion in 2009, the final phase of restoration includes an indoor Roman spa with pools, waterfalls, a fully equipped gym and additional massage rooms.
Once you emerge through the gates of Villa Ferraia, you’ll step back in time and away from your ordinary world. But not without modern amenities.
Our hamlet and grounds include:
• 15 guest rooms with space for 28 guests
• Twenty-meter infinity-edge swimming pool
• Outdoor spa pools
• Sauna with changing rooms
• Massage services
• Cinema/meeting room with 40 person capacity
• Astronomical observatory with high-tech telescopes
• Traditional Italian cuisine, featuring outstanding courses and fine wines
• Dining hall with seating for 30 people, terraces and Roman-style domus with seating for 200
• Lush grounds with many common areas
• Onsite organic vegetable and herb gardens
• Outdoor kitchen in the garden
• Wood-fired oven for traditional baking of breads and pizzas, reminiscent of the “community” ovens of ancient times
• High-speed wireless Internet service, facsimile, and telephone
• Private heliport
• Courses offered: Italian language school, wine and olive oil education, Italian cuisine, astronomy, vegetable and herb horticulture, and yoga retreats
• Sport: private trout ponds, horseback riding, trekking, mountain biking, and golf at nearby championship courses
For rates and availability, click here .
Wine & Dine
Yes, food served at Villa Ferraia is extraordinary. But our food means much more than satisfied appetites and senses.
Italian culture embraces its food
Learn family secrets with recipes handed down through generations. Explore the history of Italian wines on a Tuscan wine tour. Discover the rich taste of fresh produce, hand-picked from our organic vegetable and herb garden or local markets.
Meals create Memories
Taste Italian wines as our in-house chef cooks pizza in an outdoor wood-fired oven. As you sip and chat by candlelight, watch the sun set over the forest below. Wake up to strong Italian coffee and a fresh, homemade breakfast. Dine at a long, wooden table in our timber-beamed dining room, next to a travertine fireplace under hand-forged iron light fixtures and historical paintings.
Food is Life
Because we use only local ingredients, seasonal harvest dictates our fresh menu. Winter meals and wines are heartier than summer cuisine.
Villa Ferraia hosts groups with grace. With 15 separate guest rooms and many inviting common areas, we have plenty of space for everyone to stretch out, laugh, converse, and create memories.
• Family reunions
• Artist and photographer workshops
• Small conferences
• Weddings or other social events
For rates and availability, click here .
Please inquire about our other historic property, Castello di Tocchi, for nightly and weekly apartment rental.
"Idyllic Tuscan Villa - A Must Stay!“
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.
The pictures do not to do Villa Ferraia justice. We drove through the gate and our jaws just dropped. We couldn't believe this was where we were going to be spending the next seven days. After being shown around the property, we settled into our room which was more like a little house off the main house. The "room" was amazing. We had dinner that evening at the Villa. Patrizia is an amazing chef. Everything was great and I was completely spoiled after that meal because no other pasta tasted the same as her homemade pasta and Stefano's homemade sauce. Christine Elizabeth Mathers Lititz, Pennsylvania
"Villa Farraia exceeded my expectations in every way!
Vittorio and Patrizia are the consummate hosts. The villa, itself, is simply spectacular. Something that existed only in my wildest imagination before I saw it! Every detail is top of the line luxury, right down to the whirlpool tub and divine bed. Vittorio ensured an experience with excursions and a night in the observatory that I will never forget. This place is for those that want an adventure in Tuscany that is outside the norm! It will not disappoint!" Lisa CondieItalian Experience Coordinator,Better Way to Italy