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Villa Nobile - Villa Nobile Tuscany in the Frame

Bedrooms 9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Villa Nobile Tuscany in the Frame

This is a large Villa with 6 ensuit bedrooms & e Self Catering Apartments. We can confortably sleep 18 persons & possibly 26 when children use Double Divan beds which are of high quality & very comfortable.

The Villa is also available for couples just taking an en-suite bedroom( min 3 nights) or an apartment which can sleep 2 adults with 2 children .

Any number of rooms Or apartments can be booked depending on the size of your group.

When a small group wishing to take all the Villa exclusivally for their own use but do not have the numbers to fill the whole Villa , then we do concider a discount....please ask.

We also offer a 20% discount on the (2nd week only) to any group taking the whole VIlla for 2 weeks.

Anyone wanting bto book for longer please put forward your time period & again we will comncider a discount.

The Villa is restored with care & keeping its authenticity , at the same time adding some modern features . Newly restored with up to date safety regulation

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About the property

Villa Nobile

Villa Nobile is a stunning 19th Century classical style villa recently restored authentically and with artistic charm, with a private pool 13 m x 6 m. Sitting in 4 acres of natural Tuscan rural land & a private avenue of young cypresses bringing you to our doorstep.

Very good road links & easy to find. Centrally positioned for day trips to Famous Hill Top Tows such as; Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, Assisi, etc... & our local town of Cortona, where 'Under the Tuscan Sun' was filmed

When booking the whole Villa, you have the choice of booking an apartment sleeping 2+2 or just an en-suit bedroom for 2. Many times the whole Villa is booked for big family gatherings & for special occasions. We now have a separate outbuilding restored into our dining area for large groups taking the whole Villa. Here you can all dine together indoors & outdoors under cover.

Smaller families can book an apartment or two with their own kitchen dining area which also has outdoor space to sit in the garden.

Depending on whether you take an Apt or two, all Apt are very spacious, fully equipped & are perfect for small families. Large private groups & for a romantic holiday for 2.

For your Privacy, Each Apt has its own Garden, table,& chairs

3 Large supermarkets are within 5min drive

From April of 2015 we will also have available 6 en-suit bedrooms for those couples that do not want to have the extra cost of taking an Apartment & would prefer just a comfortable room with bathroom where they would then dine out.

The Villa Can obviously be booked as a whole Villa for larger groups/ Family reunions or just take how ever many rooms or apartments you need for the number of guests in your group. The price will depend on how much of the Villa is taken. Discounts are always available.......Please ask how.

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Raffaele Nobile
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Raffaele Nobile

My parents are from S. Italy ( Sicily & Naples ) where I was brought up for the early part of my childhood life. From the age of 9 yr of age we moved to the UK for business opportunities , there my Father set up a successfull Bussiness that was eventually sold. I returned to Italy often to visit family both in Naples & Sicily.

I love of Art & Painting brought me to buy this property top run Painting Holiday workshops....& Self Catering Apartment Rentals. I have tried to restore the Villa into its original state...getting many compliments from Locals & Holiday Makers alike. My Review will help you . I live on the property with my Son Gennaro age 18yr. We hope that you will come to stay at our lovely home ...enjoy the tranquility , the pool, the art studio & Games room. If there is anything that we can help you with all you need to do is ask.

Raffaele Nobile

Raffaele Nobile purchased this villa in 2004

Why Raffaele Nobile chose Arezzo Province

This property is perfectly situated to reach most of the main Historical Tuscan Hill Top Towns that you would wish to see. We are in the herat of Tuscany, within short traveling distances to Montepulciano 20min, Pienza 40min, Montalcino 45 min, Sangimignano 1rh, Florence 1hr, Siena 40min, Assisi 1hr,Perugia 40min...Also Airports are very short trips ....Rome 2hr 15min & Pisa 2hr.

The property is set in 4 acres of private grounds with a large pool 13 x 6 with a large shaded pergola area that can be used for shade & dinning day or evening ( No Glass is allowed by the pool). We also have an outbuilding restored for use of indoor recriation & for meals. We have table football, Ping Pong, & other outdoor games. The outbuilding has a fully equiped kitchen for use of large groups or families to eat indoors or under the Pergola looking onto the gardens & fountains.

The Villa is divided into apartments & en-suite bedrooms each with their own Fully equipped kitchen, bedrooms & en-suit bathrooms.

Each apartment has its own private outdoor area with a table & chairs for smaller families taking just 1 or 2 apartments. Lots of room for children to run around in safety. All children should be supervised by their parents or a responsible adult.

Enjoy your stay with us at Villa Nobile

What makes this villa unique

Very close to many of the more famouse Tuscan hill top towns, Cortona & Montepulciano only 20 min

Very close to road connections to each airports easily .

10 minutes from a main Hospital for any imergencies.

2Train stations 10 & 20 min away with connections to Rome,Arezzo,Perugia,Florence

Fully air conditioned & spacious apartments

Close to shops & Outlet Village

Numerous restaurants to choose from locally one of which is walking distance.

We are in a fortunate position of having wonderful town, Food & the Tuscan wines such as Vino Nobile from Montepulciano , Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti......all within an hours drive.

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5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Villa Nobile Tuscany in the Frame
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Space to breathe

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here as part of a touring holiday through France and Italy and this was by far and away the best accommodation we experienced. It is situated in a rural setting and is very spacious both inside and out. The apartments are newly fitted out to a very high standard, with a kitchen to die for - full sized fridge/freezer and a full sized oven. We preferred to eat in most of the time but there is a restaurant a few hundred yards away. By car you can find shops and restaurants 10 or 15 minutes away. Foiano is the nearest town, a small pleasant unspoilt Italian hill town, not heaving with tourists. There are small local shops, supermarkets, cafes and a garage. By contrast 15 minutes away is Cortona, a bustling medieval hill town, popular with tourists and a must see for a day.

Villa Nobile is well positioned for visits to the best known historic towns of Siena, Assissi, Perugia and Florence. There is an excellent train service to Florence and we found this the best way, as recommended by the proprietor of Villa Nobile - Raffaele - who was always most helpful.

Villa Nobile has just been converted to several spacious apartments suitable for couples, families or groups but a car is essential. The gardens are extensive but not mature and we are very much looking forward to seeing how things have developed when we return in May 2010.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter & Liz, It was a pleassure to share my home in this wonderful part of Italy with you. Thank you for you lovely comments & I am very pleased to hear that you will be coming back in May 2010. The garden is now taking shape with some mature trees planted & Pergolas being addded for more privacy & shade for each Apartment......You won't recognise it when you come back next year. Raffaele
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Our wonderful holiday at Villa Nobile

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Villa Nobile from Pisa and as we drove down the long country lane we were stunned by the beauty of the house and its setting among the extensive fields of sunflowers, outlined by the many trees of cypress and oak. The accomodation for us was in 2 apartments to accomodate the six of us, we have four older children 10 - 17 and they were delighted to be a little removed from Mum and Dad. The apartments were extremely tastefully furnished with the touch of the artist which is obvious in everything that Raffaele has done as he has developed this charming old building. We immediately were made welcome and throughout our stay he proved to be a wealth of information, helping us to build our daily itinery. We had been in Tuscany the previous year and had visited both Florence and Siena so although very close we had decided to use this as a base to explore into Umbria mainly. Cities such as Arezzo, Perugia and Assisi are all within a short drive and are not to be missed. We were particularly drawn to Castiglione del Lago and enjoyed the old walled citadel and the many shops and restaurants within. One particularly memorable day was spent on a day trip to Rome that although we had a car we decided to make use of the train service. The journey takes about 2 1/2 hrs.

Raffaele was kind enough to invite us to a family barbecue which we thoroughly enjoyed and epitomised his hospitality. Lena ensured the apartments were in immaculate condition- many thanks also for enduring our Italian!

A truly enjoyable holiday -we hope to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday dream come true

  • 5 of 5

The time we spent at Villa Nobile was the best we have ever had!!!

The house is absolutely magnificent, perfectly restored to the minutest detail a traditional Tuscan villa should have. It is true that the pictures do not do the justice. You can choose here from a selection of a few beautiful apartments. Each of them preserves its Tuscan style, yet is different from the remaining ones. The owner, who is an artist himself, took great effort to carefully design, furnish and equip the rooms to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding guests. The accommodation is brand new and the kitchenettes are very well-equipped. The whole villa is impecably clean and well-maintained. So is the pool, which was the best play area for our children. We particularly enjoyed the time spent at our apartment patio chatting with the host or other people from his family.

Villa Nobile is located in the heart of the oldest Italian and Tuscan area of the town of Cortona. Cortana is only a short distance away from the house and is definitely a must-see for all history and architecture lovers. This Etruscan settlement is full of narrow winding streets with dozens of old churches and secret gardens hidden in between the city houses and walls.

It takes little time to get to Arezzo, Siena, Padova, Perugia, Florence or Assisi from Villa Nobile. The surrounding area of the house is full of little historic wonders which are equally worth seeing, like a 13th c. old local church, little old towns or vinaries.

The review would not be complete without a few words about our host who is the most wonderful and friendly person. It was his incredible personality that made us feel at home there. We could always count on him and was always there for us or our children ready to share his time with us. He was not only our party companion but also an art critic and trip advisor. He remained most helpful throughout our whole stay.

We would definitely recommend this place to everyone wishing to spend some romantic moments among Tuscan sunflower fields and cypress hills.

We would definitely love to come back to Raffaele next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Splendid Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday at this beautiful villa, as a large family group of 5 to 74 years old. The quality was better than expected, the accommodation was very comfortable and immaculate with top quality furnishings and everything we could possibly need. A big thanks to Lena, as it was spotlessly clean on arrival and again when it was cleaned mid holiday. The lay out of the accommodation allowed us as a large group to be together if we chose, but as it can be rented as separate accommodation, we all still had our own space. We spent many evenings enjoying our evening meal outdoors with a glass of wine and many days by the fabulous pool. The large pool suited everyone and on the very hot days was more than welcome to cool off. The pergola allowed us to have lunch by the pool and was an alternative venue for our evening meals. Raffaelle and his son Gennaro were really friendly and helpful, keeping us updated on any local activities that we might be interested in. One evening our teenage boys went along to watch a local football tournament, where you could mingle with the local community and enjoy some pasta and pizza! A car is needed to get shop, but it is only a 5 minute journey to Foiano, which has a variety of shops, as well as a gelateria and take out pizzeria. There is a lovely restaurant at the end of the drive and the Hotel Farneta is highly recommended by us, offering reasonably priced, but high quality and authentic Tuscan cuisine, this is an absolute must visit. Cortona is close by 20 minutes by car and is also a must visit, as is Montepulciano. Train station at Camucia only 15/20 minutes away, enabled us to visit Rome/Florence and Pisa, all worth a visit, trains are reliable and easy to access. The A1 autostrada is close by, so made the villa easy to find and allowed us to access the neighbouring villages and towns.We will definately be back and would thoroughly recommend this property and area to anyone, in fact we are already planning our return trip, still so much to see and the comfort, facilities and central location of Villa Nobile is perfect. Many thanks from Helen, Gerry and family

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Tuscan Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a fantastic holiday at Villa Nobile. From the time we arrived driving down the cypress lined driveway we just could not believe how gorgeous the propery was. (the photos do not do it justice). Having visited Tuscany many times before we have to say the villa is restored to the highest standard of anywhere we have stayed in the past. It was large enough for each part of our family group to have their own space if needed to relax & chill out both inside and out, this for us was a real plus.

We spent many days relaxing around the pool & soaking up the sun as well as enjoying walking in the surrounding countryside.

We loved the nearby hill towns of Cortona & Montepulciano, Lake Trasimeno is a must to visit too as well as Siena & Florence. Raffaele was the perfect host with his son Gennaro they gave us lots of advice on where to go & tips on places to eat nothing was too much trouble!.

A couple of times we walked down the lane to eat at the local restaurant & enjoyed many a great meal there washed down with some superb local wines. We are planning our return visit to Villa Nobile already & will definatley be recommending you to others. Thanks for everything Raff. The Carson family.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely comments on our home in Tuscany, it is very much appreciated. Myself & my son are always eager to welcome our guests with open arms, Our home is your home. I'm happy to hear that we will be seeing you again in the near fututre.
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Roma Civitavecchia
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Terontola - Cortona
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1 Valdichiana/ Bettolle
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
walking distance
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Tuscany is known for its landscapes and its artistic legacy, not forgetting food wine. Just 15 min from Villa Nobile is Cortona, the setting for the film 'Under the Tuscan Sun' The prevailing character of Cortona’s architecture is medieval with steep narrow streets situated on a hillside 600m, embracing a view of the whole of the Valdichiana & views of 'Lake Trasimeno' Italy's 4th largest Lake.

Villa Nobile is perfectly positioned for short trips to some of Tuscany's most famous hill top town, Siena & Perugia 30 min, Montalcino 45 min, Pienza 25 min, Montepulciano & Arezzo 20 min, Florence 1hr, 15 min.

Taste some of the famous wines in some of the oldest wineries such as the 'Nobile di Montepulciano', the 'Brunello di Montalcino'.

Some of the best restaurants can be found in our local area which we can reccomend to you on your arrival.

2 min walk from Villa Nobile is a good restaurant.

2 Supermarkets only 2 min drive to our local town of 'Foiano Della Chiana' also worth a visit

Other Activities: painting, cooking, wineries,historical tours, ballooning ,helicopter trips

Golf: A new professional golf course is being developed just 2 km from Villa Nobile. The first phase will have 9 holes open by 2012 & the full 18 hole course will be ready by 2013. The resort is called Golf club Manzano. Villas & apartments are available for total ownership, or perpetual share scheme. You can rent an apartment with the Villa Nobile which will have a working relationship with the Golf club. The Nobile Family (owners) Live on the property



Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Designed to accommodate disabled
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , Designed to accommodate disabled
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet , Designed to accommodate disabled
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet , Designed to accommodate disabled
    Bathroom 2A - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 3A - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 5A - toilet , shower , en-suite
  • Spacious bathrooms (All showers) with Toilet & Most with bidet. We also have an Apt with bathroom for the disabled. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • En-suit Bedroom 2A - 2 king , 2 twin/ single , Double can be made up as twin beds. Cot also available
    En-suite bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , The double bed can be made up as twin beds. For 2 persons
    En-suite bedroom 3A - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , The double bed can be made up as twin beds. 2 persons only
    En-suite bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The double bed can be made up as twin beds. 2 Persons only
    Self-Catering Apartment 4 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , SelfCatering. Double or twin. Sleeps 4+ KItchen/dining area
    En-suite bedroom 5A - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Double can be made up as twin. Extra bed/cot also available
    En-suite Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Double bed can be made up as twin. Extra bed/cot available
    Self- Catering Apartment 6 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double or twin beds. Double sofa bed+ Cot available sleeps 5
    Self catering apartment 7 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double or twin beds. Double sofabed+cot available. Sleeps 4
  • These newly restored apartments/rooms are spacious and light, with large arched windows and exposed oak beams, in keeping with the original rustic style of this typically Classical Tuscan villa. En-Suite bedrooms- sleeps 2 €70 per Night ( Minimum 3 nights) Sel-Catering Apartments sleeps 4 €95 per night ( minimum 3 nights stay All rooms can be made up into Xtra large doubles or Singles. High quality Sofa beds with good matresses are also provided for people wanting to take a 1 bedroom Apt, therefore sleeping max 4 persons per Apartrment. All apt have connecting doors shhould you wish to take more Apt, or the whole Villa. Also available larger apt sleeping 4 -6 persons. For large groups or families the whole Villa is available with all apartment having a comunal relaxing lounge with armchairs & sofas , TV & with seating capacity for 24persons at dinning table.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 bicycles
  • 25 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Ground floor apt with disable facilities available, communal washing machine, cleaning will be done on change over day (Sat). If you wish to have your apt cleaned & have new towels mid week, a fee of 25 Euro will be charged. Other local facilities: Minutes from large food stores & supermarkets for all your groceries & toiletries. 3 Local restaurants 1 within 2 min walk) & the others only 5 min drive. The historical town of Cortona, one of Tuscany's Gems, with its charming medieval streets & alleys, an abundance of shops, art galleries, museums, churches, restaurants & more is just 15 min drive. We are central to many Historical Tuscan towns such as Montepulciano 25 min, Siena 30 min, Arezzo 20 min, Perugia 30 min, Florence1hr 15 min, Montalcino 40 min. For you children's enjoyment, there is a large water park with bar & food facilities just 20 min away. A Hairdressing service is also available. Hot thermal outdoor baths are also available just 20 min away. Masseur available

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