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Join this special holiday to treasure forever with your little ones as you spend quality time with your children as well as relaxing and having time to yourself, all in a beautifully restored home in the middle of the Tuscan hills. You will be able to enjoy two daily yoga classes, learn to make pasta and pizza, and enjoy delicious organic Tuscan meals under the pergola and try different local wines each day.
You will be staying at the Villa Radicata. The villa is close to Anghiari in Eastern Tuscany in the Tiber Valley, surrounded by three acres of private gardens and with its own private swimming pool giving fabulous, open views over the Tuscan countryside. It has been renovated retaining many original features and has chestnut beams and terracotta floors throughout. There are several patios and a lovely pergola around the house making it a perfect house for a large group.
The villa is near a small village with a supermarket and pizzeria and just 15 minutes from Anghiari, a pretty, medieval hilltop town. It is also within easy reach of the larger town of San Sepolcro (20 minutes).
Villa Radicata is surrounded by beautiful countryside, famous as the birthplace of Michelangelo. From the tiny hamlet of Caroni San Cristoforo, a one-kilometer cement road winds up and along the hillside of Picco Castagno (Chestnut Peak) to Villa Radicata with breathtaking views of Lake Montedoglio and the upper Tiber valley.
Try to resist the urge to jump in the pool (12 x 5 meters), as you make your way down a short flight of stone stairs curving down to the garden and stoned patio courtyard.
There are two large French doors that open onto the patio to the front of the villa. The patio is covered by a pergola and provides a shady area for dining “al fresco”. To the left of the patio is a wood oven and a stand-alone BBQ. The French doors give access to a dining room with a large granite, dining table seating 10 and then through to the kitchen.
The kitchen is well equipped and has a hob, oven, large fridge or freezer, and dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a hallway with stairs leading to the first and second floors. There is a washing machine in a large under stair cupboard, also on the ground floor is the "Il Giardino" (garden) bedroom with a pretty iron double bed and stable doors giving access to kitchen patio and villa gardens. The bathroom has a spacious corner bath with a wall mounted shower in the bath.
A set of stone stairs leads from the hallway to the first and second floors. On the first floor, there is a living room with stone fireplace. Off the living room there are two twin bedrooms and to the other side, a bathroom with bath and wall mounted shower in the bath.
To the rear of the house is the "Il Girasole" (sunflower) bedroom with a pretty iron bed and en-suite bathroom with a sunken bath, and wall mounted shower in the bath. "Il Girasole" has access to its own outside terrace with its own deckchairs and table.
On the second floor is the large "La Torre" (tower) bedroom with a stunning four poster bed. "La Torre" has two large arched windows overlooking the garden. This room has its own bathroom with large walk-in shower and marble sink.
The breaks are suitable for children from three months to 10 years old and there are plenty of activities for all ages. On certain breaks, you will have a primary school teacher for the older children, who will make learning fun and teaches art and dance. The kids will also experience kids yoga and cooking for kids, depending on their ages.
You will get to relax and have fun while your children are looked after and entertained in the stunning surroundings. The breaks provide wellness and relaxation and a chance to make life long friends, as well as giving you an insider experience of real Tuscan life, meeting the locals, and enjoying authentic Tuscan food.
The recipes that you will learn have been passed down from generations. A mix of delicious, healthy food with wine, massage, fitness, entertained kids and great company makes for a happy holiday for both mother and child.
The relationship with your child is like no other, it is a lifelong journey to be celebrated and treasured. Mum and baby experience creates a wonderful, meaningful relaxing family experience which strengthens the bond that you have with your child and creates lasting memories while having fun and making new friends in a stunning location.
There will be a welcome drink on arrival and two daily yoga lessons at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. as well as one afternoon excursion where you will go to Anghiari for your visit to the medieval town and shoe outlet. You will not have your cooking class on the day of the excursion. The program is suitable for beginners and intermediate and all classes are relaxed and outdoors.
You will experience special activities such as a visit to the medieval walled hill town of Anghiari, where you will have lunch at a local olive mill with the Ravagni family at their home. You will also have the chance to buy their homemade soaps, wines, and oils, as well as enjoying a trip to the shoe outlet.
Renata was born in Germany and studied psychology at Munich University. After living many years in India learning Ayurvedic yoga and meditation, plus the Buddhist approach to life, she ended up falling in love with an Italian and coming to live on a farm in Anghiari. She has lived in Tuscany for 20 years and has two sons. Renata has her own organic garden and many farm animals in a small ecological village close to the holiday home.
Giovanna is the pizza maker. She owned her own pizzeria until last year and now works at a large restaurant in La Verna. She comes to teach the secrets of perfect pizza making on the last evening when there will be pizza making in the outside wooden oven. She makes it looks easy and helps you learn the techniques. Giovanna is originally from Verona in the north of Italy, famous for polenta.
Marina Palma is the fitness instructor on the fitness breaks. She was born in Naples and teaches fitness classes and Zumba in London, mainly to mums and expectant mums. She is enthusiastic, outgoing, and makes her classes fun as well as challenging. She also teaches Zumba to chilrden. She gives nutritional advice and encourages you to get the best out of your work out and motivates you to keep up good work when you get home.
The holiday will take place in Caprese Michelangelo, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany.
You will be served with daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The food is sourced locally such as eggs from the neighbor's chickens; not just because it is tastier and healthier, but also because it lowers the carbon footprint.
During your free time, you can go for walking, swimming, cycling, or horse riding, which can be arranged for you.
Please book your flight to arrive at San Francesco d'Assisi Airport (PEG). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Rita Kobrak will pick you up from the airport. Rita Kobrak can also arrange transfers at an extra cost from Florence Airport (FLR) or Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ).
Please book your train to arrive at Arezzo station. Transfer from and to the train station is included. Rita Kobrak will pick you up from the train station.
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