Villa La CommendaVia della Fossa
informations about the holiday home
The Commenda is a medieval beautiful villa located in the south of Tuscany, close to Arezzo.
The property is composed of three units: the main building, the country cottage and the old church, surrounded by a beautiful garden well furnished in every corner with chairs and tables and a 12 m x 6 m swimming pool.
The main building is composed of three floors.
On the ground floor you find the reception, the large and comfortable living room with big sofas, piano and a fireplace of 17th century; a well equipped kitchen (with a large oven, dishwasher, two refrigerators) with a door windows that connect you with the garden outside where you will find a big table and chairs.
A small reading room offer you the occasion to relax reading a book or preparing your day trip in the surrounding areas.
The first floor, connected to the ground floor by a terracotta stair, includes 3 of the four suites (the Vocabolo suitable for 2/4 people, the Loggia and the Voliera suitable for 2 people) a living room with a balcony where you can have a look to the fantastic sunset and you can smell the perfumes of the Tuscan nature.
The biggest room is the Vocabolo with direct access to a nice terrace and to a sitting area with double bed sofa. Every suites has his own bathroom. You can reach the last suite (the Torre) by a wooden stair.
The second floor consists of a main double suite, a living room with library and a double sofa bed. This is suitable for 2/4 people Close to the main building there is an old building, completely independent, that was a church in the past, where two beautiful suites have been created.
On the ground floor a double room suite (Suite Fonte) with a shower bathroom and on the first floor a shower bathroom and a double room (Suite Pieve) with a small closed that contains a kitchen and a fridge.
Between the old Church and the swimming pool, there is a nice country Cottage offering a double room (suite Capriata), a bathroom with hydro-massage shower and a bathroom suitable for disable people. In a small closet a nice well furnished kitchen with fridge.
Just outside a private corner of the garden with chairs and table. The big garden have a lot of corners that invite you to stay alone with a book in the shadow or to hear the silence of the Tuscan nature.
The Borgo is surrounded by olive groves and excellent hiking trails. The luxury Villa is very close to the middle age town of Anghiari. Known for the Art and the culture, antique shops and local crafts. 500 m from the Villa is ‘Tavernelle di Anghiari’ where you find all what you need every day and some restaurants. The swimming pool (12x6m) and the big Garden is only for the house guests (maximum 20 persons) At your arrival you will find in the living room a welcome basket and we will welcome you with a drink.
-breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails,
-cooking classes (learn to cook the Tuscan specialty with us!)
-cooking demonstration (watch and eat handmade pasta)
-transfer to and from airport
-minivan rental with or without driver
-picnic or lunch in the wood
– wine tasting
-courses of Italian languages
-Collection of nature products (mushrooms, strawberries, olive, blackberries, grapes)
-Fishing ( please take direct equipment needed)
-Guided tour of Florence
Info: Arezzo 27 km, Florence100 km , Perugia 70 km
8 +4 (4 suites)
3/1 – 1/5 - 3860 Euro
2/5 – 5/6 - 5100 Euro
6/6 – 26/6 - 5400 Euro
27/6 – 28/8 - 6500 Euro
29/8 – 25/9 - 5400 Euro
26/9 – 18/12 - 3860 Euro
19/12 – 2/1 - 5100 Euro
14 pax (7 suites- 4 in the Villa and 2 in the Church and one in a cottage)
3/1 – 1/5 - 4200 Euro
2/5 – 5/6 - 5300 Euro
6/6 – 26/6 - 5750 Euro
27/6 – 28/8 - 6930 Euro
29/8 – 25/9 - 5750 Euro
26/9 – 18/12 - 4200 Euro
19/12 – 2/1 - 5300 Euro
14- 20 pax - 7 suites (using the bedsofas in the living rooms of the suites)
every person up from 14 person 15 Euro per day
Price includes: gas, water, bed linen and towels, use of swimming pool, weekly change of linen, cleaning in the middle of the week, Wifi, guest service in the reception
extra costs: cleaning 280 Euro, electricity 280 Euro, heating 100 Euro per day during the winter
extra bed linen 25 € / person, cleaning power for 25 € / hour, baby cot and high chair is available free of charge upon request (0-3 years) the second one charged 50 Euro per week
important notes: 40% deposit on booking; Balance due 30 days before arrival.
From June to September day of arrival: Saturday. Out of season : by arrangement.
Out of the season it is possible to rent only one suite also for one night.
Please ask for the best price.
Check-out: before 10.00 a.m. Check in: from 16.00-19.00 p.m
Deposit: 1500 Euro cash
- ID: 13827
- Sleeping room: 7
- number of beds: 20
- Bath: 10
- rooms: 7
- arrival after: 4:00 PM
- departure before: 10:00 AM
- type: standing alone Holiday house / Villa
- size: 820 m2
- per night from : 600€
- week from: 3.900€
- depot: 1.500€
- extra guests: 0€
- extra guests allowed : Yes
- cleaning at the end: 280€ Per Stay
- turist tax: 2€ Per Stay
- number of days, minimum : 4
- air condition
- piscina privata
- Parcheggio privato
- Active Life
- Virgin Active (56.29 km)
- Pantasport (13.1 km)
- Il Prato (13.35 km)
- Arts & Entertainment
- Soc. Agricola ED Agrituristica AL Podere del Nonno Romolo di (7.38 km)
- Il sogno di Theimer (13.4 km)
- Casa del Petrarca (13.47 km)
- Health & Medical
- Le Erbe della Salute (7.29 km)
- Aboca SPA, sede Centrale (11.17 km)
- Studio Oculistico DR. Alessandro Burroni (13.28 km)
- Locanda Al Castello (0.52 km)
- Nena (0.53 km)
- DA Alighiero (0.68 km)
- Casa del Pane (7.19 km)
- Il sogno di Theimer (13.4 km)
- Casa del Petrarca (13.47 km)
- We Drive You Tuscany (54.64 km)
- Mundo Tours (64.83 km)
- Colombo Group (107.08 km)
- : si
- pets allowed: No
- : No
- other information
- Check-out: entro le 10.00 a.m. Check in: dalle 16.00 alle 19.00 p.m
- the minimum stay is 4 nights
entered and visited by Angelika Meisborn
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Villa Commenda was wonderful. The ground and buildings are absolutely beautiful. Apparently Villa Commenda over its long history went from a Monastery to a Tobacco farm and is now a Villa. We went in early July and the country side was warm/hot during the day and cool at night. Which enabled us to use the pool often during the day. The pool was a good size. And then at night it was cool enough not to use the air conditioning although it does have air conditioning if needed. The cool breeze came over the mountain and came right through the house making for great sleeping conditions. Having one building with one bedroom and then another building with two bedrooms with the remaining bedrooms in the main house worked out perfectly for our group. Laura (the owner) was there when needed to make sure everything was taken care of. We had four dinners and three breakfasts prepared by Laura and the Villa staff and all were wonderful. The last night being especially wonderful with the home made ravioli followed by a grilled strip steak.
The Villa was wonderful but I also have to mention the area around the Villa as well. The town of Anghiari is a 5 minutes drive away. We had made a wrong turn trying to find the Villa and came down a road right next to Angihari and everyone in both vans jaws dropped. It is something to see sitting on top of a hill with its 50 foot walls protecting the city. There is an elevator at the bottom of the wall that takes you up to the sightseeing terrace at the top of the wall which looks out over the valley. There is parking at the bottom of the wall which made for easy access. Walking the street of Angihari was something out of a dream.
Other places we visited from the Villa were La Verna (40 minutes) which is where Saint Francis of Assisi experienced the stigmata. It is an amazing Monastery at the top of Mount Penna. The views and grounds are something to behold. We also had lunch and tasted local olive oil. We traveled to Arezzo (30 minutes) for the antique festival. Arezzo is where the movie Life is Beautiful was filmed so you can image the beauty there. We traveled to Montalcino for wine tasting which was a little further away (1 1/2 hours) but we were set on Brunello wine. Montepulciano with its wonderful wine which we did not visit is about one hour away. Laura the Villa owner had a list of twenty other places to visit which were local (under an hour) that we did not get a chance to visit.
My Family and I will always remember the great time we had at Villa Commenda. It was our first taste of Italy and it surely will not be our last. “
We hope to return
My family and I recently returned from a week’s stay at Villa la Commenda in Anghiari. We traveled from the US on 20 June, arriving in Venice. Following 3 days in Venice, we rented cars and drove to Relais la Commenda for the next part of our adventure. We stayed at the Villa from Saturday 24 June until Saturday 1 July. There were 10 total in our group which consisted of my family of 4, my brother’s family of 4, my father and my sister-in law’s father. We were very excited about our stay at the Villa in Tuscany, however, we couldn’t fully imagine how amazing it would be yet, as we had only seen pictures on the website.
I am writing to express our sincere delight with Villa la Commenda. We had a spectacular stay and we thought Laura, the owner, was the most wonderful hostess. When we arrived, we were stunned by the beauty of the gardens and grounds, the landscape, and the Villa and 2 country cottages that we would be staying in during our vacation. It was so beautiful with the flowers and the Tuscan hills in the background. We were extremely happy that this was where we booked our stay!
The rooms were clean, the décor in each room was beautifully designed and the antiques around the Villa made us feel as though we stepped back in time. The pool area was pristine and we truly enjoyed the peaceful and relaxing afternoons spent laying around and swimming in the pool. The kids especially enjoyed the water and running up and down the hills of the property to explore. It was magical.
In addition, we thoroughly enjoyed the delicious breakfast buffets prepared by Laura for 4 days of our stay. Not only was the food delicious but the presentation each morning was lovely. Laura puts her “special touch” to everything she does and it is obvious that she truly enjoys her work. We had the pleasure of experiencing 1 dinner on the final evening of our stay at the Villa. Once again, it was beautifully presented and we were treated like VIP guests. The display of homemade food was incredible and each course was 5 stars! Laura is a magnificent chef.
Finally, we would HIGHLY recommend Villa la Commenda to our family, friends and in reviews on Trip Advisor and other sites. We were extremely pleased with our stay at Villa Commenda and the exceptional service at this gorgeous Villa. We hope to return again for a reunion in the near future.