Villa Cognaia

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6


Pool Wellness Ideal for Kids Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite

Villa Cognaia is a handsome home with a wonderful pool and glorious gardens from which you can marvel at the magnificent views towards Arezzo. This is a great place to stay to explore this captivating part of Tuscany filled with historic villages and cities as well as beautiful landscapes. 

Step inside and you’ll feel the immediate warmth and welcome in this elegant home. Beautifully cared for, this villa features ornate furnishings and decadent fabrics alongside modern comfort and touches of contemporary style. Dine under the chandeliers with a picture-book view of Arezzo through the windows and then retire to the beautiful living room whilst kids play with the games in the library upstairs. Each of the five lovely bedrooms are individual in style with air-conditioning and their own private bath or shower room. Whether an extended family occasion or a group of friends coming together, there is ample space in this inviting villa. 

Long, lazy days can be spent in the gardens whether relaxing on the sun-loungers by the swimming pool or playing football, badminton, table tennis… the list goes on. Dip into the swimming pool with magical views ahead of you or relax in the hot tub where you can gaze towards the majestic mountains. The poolside gazebo is also a special place where you can gather with your loved ones, cook pizzas in the wood-burning oven, drink Chianti from the Colli Aretini vineyards and listen to music or just chat on the sofas by the fire as the evening draws to a close.

Despite the rural setting, the historic city of Arezzo is just a 15-minute drive away where you can explore the beautiful lanes and stunning piazzas featured in Robert Begnini’s famous film ‘Life is Beautiful’. You are also surrounded by stunning Tuscan landscapes, enchanting medieval villages and amazing food and wine from this rich and diverse region.

A little further afield, discover the wines of Montepulciano and charming Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage site with its amazing Renaissance architecture. Siena can also be reached in just over an hour and the incredible cities of Florence and Perugia are just a train ride away.

Whether exploring this wonderful part of Italy or simply enjoying the relaxing gardens and swimming pool, Villa Cognaia is a fine holiday home where you can experience authentic Tuscany at its best.

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What you should know…

  • Only the bedrooms feature air-conditioning

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Living room with sofas, satellite TV, DVD player and Playstation
- Professional kitchen, well-equipped including two dishwashers, coffee machine and doors leading to al-fresco dining veranda
- Dining room with scenic views
- Utility room with laundry facilities
- Guest toilet

First Floor 

- Three double bedrooms with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms

Second Floor

- Double bedroom with air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom
- Triple bedroom with one double and one single bed, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom
- Games room with library, CDs, DVDs, guitar, board games, 80s pinball machine, computer and billiards table

Outside Grounds

- Salt-water swimming pool with sun-loungers
- Outside shower
- Poolside gazebo with sofas, wood-burning fireplace, wood-burning pizza oven, fridge and table, ice-maker, gas BBQ, TV and stereo system
- Room with pool inflatables and garden games
- Hot-tub with hydro-massage
- Veranda with comfortable seating and Arezzo views
- Games veranda with table football and table tennis
- Three hectares of enclosed gardens and woodland


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
- Heating
- Jacuzzi
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Playstation
- Billiards
- Board games and pinball machine
- Library
- Table tennis
- Table football
- Pool inflatables
- Volleyball and soccer nets
- Tennis/badminton rackets and balls
- Playhouse, swing and slide
- Hammock
- Safe
- Hairdryers
- Washing machine and dryer
- Children's toys


About the surrounding area of Villa Cognaia
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Set on a hill with breathtaking views towards Arezzo, surrounded by three hectares of gardens and woodland, Villa Cognaia enjoys an enviable location in eastern Tuscany near some of the region’s most beautiful landscapes and villages.

The stunning city of Arezzo (6km) is just a 15-minute drive away with its amazing historic centre and wonderful restaurants. Start at Piazza Grande, surrounded by palaces and towers, where an antiques market is hosted on the first Sunday of each month and you may even be fortunate enough to watch re-enactments of medieval jousting in June or September. Explore the town’s amazing churches, its handsome Duomo and admire the frescoes of Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca in the Basilica di San Francesco. Discover authentic osterias and wine bars or dine in more upmarket restaurants and enjoy traditional regional fare such as pappa al pomodoro, porchetta and truffles served with good wine from the Chianti Colli Aretini vineyards.

Near the border of Tuscany, Umbria and Marche and surrounded by various valleys, the Arezzo region is full of diverse natural landscapes, enchanting villages and amazing food and wine. Start by heading to the Casentino valley where there are some wonderful hikes through the dense woodland or you can visit some of the fascinating medieval castles of this area.

The beautiful natural landscapes of Val Tiberina are also waiting to be discovered where you can seek out ancient monasteries and churches or visit the famous villages of Sansepolcro (38km) and Caprese Michelangelo (40km, the birthplace of Michelangelo).

Finally, the Val di Chiana, with its Etruscan tombs and sublime walking and cycling trails, also has many idyllic villages to discover such as Civitella (20km), Monte San Savino (25km) and Gargonza (32km). One of the most famous towns here is wonderful Cortona (37km), set on a hilltop and made famous by the film ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’.

A little further afield, some of Tuscany’s most famous towns can easily be reached such as the famous wine-town of Montepulciano (55km) with its amazing vino nobile and charming Pienza (60km), a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Renaissance architecture and wonderful Pecorino cheese! Siena (74km) can also be reached in just over an hour for a memorable day trip in this incredible city.

There’s also a train station in Arezzo where you can catch the train to Florence, taking around 45 minutes or Perugia in just over an hour. Both cities are full of art, history and fine cuisine and awe-inspiring places to visit.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia


Nearest Airport 2 Florence


Nearest Airport 3 Pisa


Nearest Train Station Arezzo


Nearest Town/City Arezzo


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Golf


Nearest Tennis



Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, the Chianti and Arezzo region is a captivating destination that effortlessly combines the rustic charm of the Italian countryside with rich historical heritage. This enchanting area is renowned for its rolling vineyards, picturesque landscapes, and quaint villages, making it a haven for travellers seeking an authentic taste of Italy.

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There is no doubt that Tuscany is a welcoming place when travelling with children and with wonderful nature all around you there is always so much to do.

History and art lovers will appreciate the small city of Arezzo with its magnificent buildings and world-famous frescoes and if you are staying in June or September check the dates for a re-enactment of medieval jousting in the central square. Children will also love exploring the Fortezza Medicea in the historic centre.

As well as wonderful walks and great cycling trails, you’ll also find horse-riding in the countryside near Arezzo. Those seeking adventure can try a tree-top climbing centre near Rapolano Terme or arrange a hot air balloon ride across the magnificent Tuscan landscapes.

Explore the Casentino valley where you can discover some fascinating medieval castles, including one in Poppi (42km) which could be combined with a visit to the nearby zoo.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby monitor
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Football net
  • Footballs
  • Pool inflatables
  • Slide
  • Swings
  • Tennis rackets
  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 9.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Not included, heating and air conditioning costs charged upon consumption (paid locally).
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Only the bedrooms feature air-conditioning.
Other Ts and Cs A baby monitor, highchair and cot are available on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - May 25th 2024 £5,769
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £6,905
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £8,745
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 £6,905
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £5,769
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 £6,905
Jan 1st 2025 - May 24th 2025 £5,769
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £6,905
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £8,745
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 £6,905

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - May 25th 2024 €6,276
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €7,512
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €9,514
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 €7,512
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €6,276
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 €7,512
Jan 1st 2025 - May 24th 2025 €6,276
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €7,512
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €9,514
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 €7,512

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - May 25th 2024 $6,785
May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $8,122
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $10,286
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 $8,122
Oct 5th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $6,785
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 $8,122
Jan 1st 2025 - May 24th 2025 $6,785
May 24th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $8,122
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $10,286
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 $8,122

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Wonderful

    on 03/07/2023

    Great villa, helpful owner and wonderful weather.

  • Pasqua perfetta

    on 30/04/2020

    Pasqua perfetta sulle colline toscane. Sono stato qualche giorno con degli amici a Villa Cognaia. Posto fantastico con tutte le comodità dove rilassarsi e divertirsi nello stesso tempo. Spazi esterni curatissimi nei minimi particolari ideali per adulti e bambini. Stella e Federica host a 5 stelle!

  • True dream home

    on 31/12/2019

    We spent Christmas eve in this beautiful Villa in Tuscany, Villa Cognaia. Located on the top hill with open front view of Arezzo and surrounded with beautiful valleys, open lawn and trees, the villa is a true dream - home. Saltwater pool, hydro massage hot tub with 5 seats and spacious gazebo where you can gather, cook, drink and enjoy beautiful sunset in the afternoon. . .The kitchen is fully equipped and all the tables surface made from stainless still. Absolutely another dream-kitchen of mine! The villa is SPARKLING CLEAN, neat and tidy we were so speechless. Stella is our host and she is such a warm and pleasant lady. If we could get another chance to stay again, definitely we would!

  • Wonderful week!

    on 16/11/2019

    This villa is very private and has a beautiful view of Arezzo. It is about a 10-15 minute drive to Arezzo town centre. We primarily used the villa for our hub to take day trips...The house and grounds were beautiful. We had a group of 4 couples and everyone had their own en-suite baths...Overall, we had a wonderful week!

  • Great for children too!

    on 12/10/2019

    Great view and the property is larger than pictures show. Quiet surroundings and peaceful atmosphere on top of the mountain overlooking Arezzo town. Great for children too!

  • Unforgettable holiday

    on 14/09/2019

    It is difficult to know where to begin to write this review. From the moment you pass through the gate and wind around the immaculately landscaped drive up to the house, you know Villa Cognaia is a very special place. We were warmly greeted by Stella. She tooks great care to walk us through the villa and the grounds and explain how everything works. I must admit I was a bit distracted by the spectacular view. It is truly breathtaking. I confess I am that person who pores over every listing trying to find just the right spot. Well, when I say I found it, you can believe me. Villa Cognaia is well loved by Stella and Frederica and so well maintained. No detail is missed. The outdoor spaces are expansive, the gazebo is brilliant, and the house itself much more beautiful than the pictures suggest. All five bedrooms are very comfortable for a couple with each having very nice en-suite bathroom. And if you are traveling with children, do not pass up this property. I think my two year old grandson had more fun than the rest of us. He had his own playroom outfitted with toys, a swing, slide, and playhouse on the gorgeous lawn...We spent our time on the pool deck enjoying the amazing view and the beautiful Arezzo sunsets or in the gazebo. We bought dough at the local grocery store and fired up the pizza oven one night- so much fun. There are so many amazing places to visit in the world, my husband and I very rarely go back to the same place twice. Hopefully Villa Cognaia will be an exception. I have a milestone birthday on the horizon and am already thinking what a perfect place to celebrate. Obviously, I would highly recommend booking with Stella and Frederica. Then go and enjoy an unforgettable holiday, but be prepared to miss it when you leave.

  • Perfect getaway for a large group

    on 10/08/2019

    This stunning villa with easy access to Florence, Sienna and Cortona is the perfect getaway for a large group of friends or family. Everything is provided to ensure a great holiday. The outside space is well maintained and one can easily spend the whole day outside near the pool with amazing views over Arezzo!

  • I look forward to holidaying there again

    on 27/07/2019

    My husband and I along with several family member spent three weeks at Villa Cognaia. While we were there Europe was hit by a severe heatwave, thank goodness for the fabulous pool, gardens & air-con in the bedrooms at Villa Cristina. The villa is on a hill with amazing views over the beautiful town of Arezzo. There are many comfortable places to sit outside including a large table close to the kitchen where we had most of our meals. The gazebo is an added bonus and a perfect place to laze about or read during the day and for a cocktail in the evening.... There’s plenty to keep children amused. Apart from the pool there’s table tennis, a billiard table and lots of games. For those into fitness there is a gym and there’s also a large jacuzzi. The house is extremely well equipped, all the bedrooms are en-suite and large with plenty of storage. The owners of the house are extremely pleasant & very helpful... Just down the road from the Villa is a tennis club with a restaurant, we had the best pizzas that we’ve ever eaten there. A couple of minutes away are local shops and a PAM supermarket with fresh meat, seafood, vegetables, fruit & everything else you could possibly need. Arezzo is a beautiful town with lots of good restaurants, bars & cafes and very good shopping, particularly for jewellery which it’s knows for. It’s very central and easy for making day trips to Florence, Siena, Luca etc. I have rented several houses in Italy over the past few years, Villa Cristina was exceptional and far exceeded my expectations, I look forward to holidaying there again in the future !

  • Recommend for families of all ages

    on 20/07/2019

    We picked this for our family holiday and we had an absolutely amazing time. The villa is outstanding and had everything you would need to enjoy your holiday and the views are superb. Stella was extremely helpful and kept in touch to assist with anything we might need help with...We would definitely stay again and recommend for families of all ages.

  • Great place for family gatherings

    on 22/06/2019

    Villa Cognaia is a great place for family gatherings. Our grandchildren had an absolutely wonderful time with all the toys for the pool and the nice grounds for activities. It is very private and secluded with a gorgeous view of the city of Arezzo. There was plenty of space for 11 of us and the gazebo was a great hangout for everyone. I highly recommend it.

  • Another fabulous stay

    on 13/04/2019

    This was our second time staying in the beautiful Villa Cognaia and it was another fabulous stay for us! As a family of 6 adults & 3 children, it can be difficult to find suitable accommodation that everyone is happy with but we all really enjoyed our time spent in this wonderful villa. Highly recommended!

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