The Villa Apicius 1

tuscany, italy
2 bedroom - 1 bath
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20% discount on all bookings for April 2018 for guests with children under 5
Travel dates:
€118 - €227 per night (EUR)
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Property perks

  • Concierge
    We work with a carefully-chosen concierge partner in this location
  • Baby rental
    equipment partner
    We work with a carefully-chosen baby equipment rental partner in this location
  • Kid & Coe
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    Kid & Coe Select properties have been visited by our team and checked for their suitability for family travelers
  • Itinerary
    We provide a family-focused itinerary for properties in this destination
  • Professional
    partner
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

Perks for the Parents

This sensational 1-floor apartment with a shared pool in the heart of Tuscany is an exquisite example of modern Tuscan design, with muted earth tones, designer furniture and exposed brickwork. The spacious rooms are bathed in light and include a master bedroom and second bedroom with 3 twin beds. Bathrooms are finished with marble. The open plan living space is ideal for entertaining; a fully-equipped kitchen makes life easier. Situated among the villages, vineyards and golden hills of Tuscany, the property has a huge shared garden, free tennis court, swimming pools, playground and a parking space. There is a restaurant onsite and a bakery delivers bread and pastries each morning.

Why Kids Love it

Part of an estate focusing on family travel, the apartment is set up for kids with a bedroom with 3 twin beds, and has plenty of space to play inside and out. Cribs and high chairs are provided along with wooden toys, books, Lego, Playmobil and more. The grounds, shared with other apartments in the estate, include spacious gardens, play spaces with a huge wooden climbing frame and a replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship, 2 swimming pools and a tennis court. One pool has a lazy river current system. Mountain bikes are available to rent. With other apartments in the complex rented to families, there will be new friends to play with.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 days 9 June - 9 September, outside these dates, 4 days. Check in is from 4pm, check out from 9pm. A tourist tax of €1.50 per day is taken for all guests above the age of 12, up to a maximum of €4.50 per person per stay, and is taken by the host on arrival. The apartment is on the first floor with no elevator; there are stair gates. The hosts provide a free crib and high chair, a box of toys, basic toiletries, WiFi and more. There is free private parking and concierge/tourist information services are available. There is a restaurant at the bottom of the villa; fresh bread and pastries are delivered every morning from a friend’s bakery. Bike rental is available by the day or week, with bikes for men, women and children on offer. Cooking classes, wine tours and Italian lessons can be arranged. Airport pick up possible by arrangement. A breakfast basket is provided and basic grocery shopping can be offered pre-arrival. The apartment has a washing machine, dishwasher and oven. Restaurant open June-September. Note that there is no TV.

About the Location

The apartment is 4 km from Saline di Volterra in the heart of rural Tuscany. This rural area offers a glimpse of Tuscany’s famous charms: medieval hilltop villages, vineyards, rolling hills and renowned centers of culture. San Gimignano and Siena are an easy drive away, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa is an hour away. Cecina and Bibbona’s beaches are just over 30 minutes’ drive away and there are further beautiful beaches and seaside village reachable on a day trip. It is a 1.5 hour drive from Florence, 1 hour 20 minutes from Siena and just over 2 hours from Perugia, all of which have airports. Car rental is essential - the nearest shop, pharmacy and grocery store is a 5-minute drive away in the nearest village, with larger shops and restaurants in Volterra, a 10-15-minute drive away.

Accommodation Details

This 89 sqm first floor apartment has a spacious open plan living space and fully-equipped kitchen, plus 1 bathroom with shower. There are 2 bedrooms - 1 with a kingsize bed and a second bedroom with 3 twin beds. A crib and travel crib can be added. The apartment has a private terrace with table and chairs, suitable for outdoor eating, and is part of a wider estate with gardens, 2 shared swimming pools, a tennis court, a restaurant and more.

Style Notes

Modern Italian. Walls are semi-exposed, floors are tiled and the furnishings are a blend of vintage and ultra modern. The aesthetic is crisp, clean and comfortable; the building has been sensitively restored, with wooden beams, flagstones and marble all sourced in Italy. There is a hand-crafted cotto floor and local ceramics line the shelves, from a modernist porcelain collection to contemporary pieces. Unique furniture pieces come from Italy’s finest antique markets.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 5
1 king
3 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Medium
Tuscany F.
Member since March 17, 2015
Tuscany Forever is not only the touristic destination it's our style of living and the way we try to make our dreamas come true. The idea of creating Tuscany Forever came across our minds few years ago. We didn't know what to expect but the time flew by so fast that we didn't even noticed how deeply we became absorbed by Italian reality more than we ever thought. Anyone who visits Tuscany Forever understand immediately why we hung on to the hill . The view out of each room windows offers a endless flow of energy. It is easy to explain why we are so passionate about living and working in Tuscany Forever , Volterra . We experienced many encounters , encounters that turn into our style , the views on life and finally now Tuscany Forever project.

Tuscany, Italy

Olive groves, vineyards and rolling hills

This region of central Italy is as picture-perfect as you’ve heard: all rolling countryside, cypress trees, hazy views and historic stone villages. For those too young to enjoy wine, olive oil and relaxing, there are water parks, child-friendly heritage sites and theme parks, meadows and woods to play in, and donkeys to befriend. Hire a car and explore the surrounding area, buy fresh pasta to cook at home later, or spend afternoons in vineyards deciding which variety of Chianti you like the best.