Happy children and a villa in Chianti can go together like wine and cheese… if you pick the right place when you travel to Tuscany with kids.
Any villa with private pool works wonders on a hot summer day, of course. But if you want something different for a memorable family-friendly Tuscany trip, read on to discover some of our child-friendly Chianti favourites.
Each is unique, and perfect for a family somewhere. If you want a villa near a village, or a private tennis court villa, pick one of these 6 — for guaranteed smiling faces.
The villa near the village: Villa al Monte
Why? Located a pretty 20-minute walk from the wine village of Volpaia, Villa al Monte has superb facilities: a heated pool, hot tub, pizza oven, ping-pong table and fenced children’s area with playhouse and swing. It’s ideal for a young family in Tuscany for the first-time.
The villa with a short transfer from Florence Airport: Villa Gugliaie
Why? A 16-mile drive from Florence Airport takes you to your own private infinity pool. Located on a 246 hectare estate, Gugliaie also has on-site horse riding and is within walking distance of San Casciano Val di Pesa.
The villa with go-karting nearby: Villa Albizi
Why? A spacious property for large families, Albizi has a billiard room, large pool, private sauna and gym. Tuscany’s famous Go Karting circuit in Castelnuovo Berardenga is 20 minutes away.
The villa with boules and pizza: Villa Caprolo
Why? For outdoorsy kids, there’s plenty of shade, a pool and boules court, as well as biking and walking trails. While the adults take one of our special Chianti wine tours, we can arrange pizza-making or a Tuscan pasta class for the youngsters.
The villa with a vegetable garden: Villa Pile
Why? Let older siblings enjoy the infinity pool; picking organic carrots and tomatoes from a private vegetable garden is where the action is for little ones curious about Tuscan nature.
The villa with a games room and tennis courts: Villa di Bagnolo
Why? For kids who are into everything, this large property has extensive fenced gardens, two private tennis courts, a games room and even a pianoforte. We can arrange on-site tennis lessons on their own private court. For piano lessons, there’s always YouTube…