Villa Ilaria has all the makings of a timeless family holiday: afternoon naps in the shade of the fruit trees, endless lunches where the laughter never stops, and soon enough you find it’s already aperitivo time
Area & Experiences
Just south of Siena, Val d’Orcia is a swooningly romantic succession of sun-kissed plains and verdant forests rich with white truffles. The comforting scents of olive oil and wild lavender mingle with the zesty aromas of the citrus orchards. Fire up the Vespa and cruise down country lanes lined with wheat fields and cypresses, until you reach Villa Illaria, proudly surveying the landscape from atop its hillside perch.
Our nearby experiences
Watch the Palio from a resident’s house
The Palio race is held twice a year, on 2 July and 16 August. This famous horse race is ridden bareback and has been organised every year since 1644, almost without fail, on the main square in Siena, Piazza del Campo. Enter a local resident’s house to watch the race from one of the balconies around the edge of the square.
Roam the truffle roads on a Vespa
Mount a Vespa and set out to explore magnificent, unspoilt roads in the heart of Tuscany with our guide who knows every nook and cranny of the area. He will share the region’s best-kept secrets with you, including a private museum, liqueur manufacture, hilltop village and the forest where he hunts truffles.
Visit a cigar factory in Lucca
The cultivation of tobacco has, for a long time, been one of the major activities in Tuscan farming, and a couple of die-hard cigar manufacturers still remain in the region today. Discover one of these factories where cigars are still rolled by hand, and learn the basics of manufacturing with a passionate cigar maker.
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Bedroom 1 bathroom
Bedroom 2 bathroom
Bedroom 3 bathroom
Bedroom 4 bathroom
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