We've just got back from our first trip to Villa Pia (and we were in the minority for being first-timers) but this will certainly not be our last - testament to the successful formula that makes this the perfect place to holiday with kids. Happy Kids means happy adults - they ran free playing with all the new friends they made, and we stayed up late every night with all our new friends :-)
This is a place to visit if you are a sociable sort of family - its all about communal eating (erm and drinking), kids everywhere, but most importantly smiles everywhere. The food is AMAZING, especially the lunches. Together with the free drinks (beer, wine, the "drinks cabinet", water and juices, and of course the irresistible coffee machine - we are all baristas now), the all inclusive cost feels well worth it on return. We hardly spent anything while there apart from a few massages and cookery courses on site which were hard to refuse. On Thursdays we dragged ourselves away from the villa and visited just a handful of the beautiful local towns - there is so much here to explore.
The rooms are clean and relatively modestly furnished - certainly not of a luxurious level - but what you are paying for is everything else around that that makes the holiday so relaxing and fun. Our children are aged 2 and 6 and this is the first time in ages that we've really felt that everyone in the family had everything they needed and relaxed. The staff are so friendly and helpful, and you are made to feel at home from the minute you arrive.
But for us as grown-ups, what made it was the chance to relax every evening over a 4 course dinner, with a whole host of friendly, funny and interesting people. Felt like we got to go out every night while the kids slept peacefully across the courtyard. We will definitely be going back next year!
- Also Known As:
- Villa Pia Hotel Lippiano