Our family resort in Italy –
What we offer for toddlers and children of all ages
baby & child services
To make things as hassle free as possible for your arrival at our family resort in Italy, we offer a shopping service – we send you a list of items you can order shortly before your stay – you can order what you want – lasagne for supper, breakfast items, wine, beer and our home made jams and olive oil – all you need to settle in the night you arrive – and for breakfast the nest morning – so you can shop for the rest of the week at your leisure. (There is a local supermarket open all day on Sunday)
baby shopping service
Travelling with small children can mean lots of luggage – we can make it easier for you – with our shopping service. We provide a baby items shop free of charge – you will be charged at cost price for the goods your order – that is it. You can order formula, nappies, wipes, jars of baby food, baby bathing products – if we can find it for you – we will be happy to have it waiting for you when you arrive.
complementary baby & child items
There is no need to travel with the kitchen sink – take it easy and bring yourselves and your clothes….we provide a wide range of complementary toddler & baby equipment. We have cots, cot linen, grow/sleeping bags, bed guards, high chairs, baby monitors, sterilisers, baby baths, booster seats, food warmers, Bumbo, play mats, changing mats, hand blenders for weaning, pushchairs, baby chairs, baby walkers, activity mats, back carriers, potties, loo seat reducers, child steps, non slip bath mats, night lights, microwaves, DVD player.
All these items are available for loan free of charge – we do have a limited number of some items – so please request at the time of booking to reserve.
Why not give yourself some time off – and book a night or 2 out – or a few hours sightseeing without the children.
We have a pool of tried and trusted local ladies – most of whom are mother’s themselves.
You can book them to look after your children in the day – while you relax and have a few hours off, or for an evening out. Rates start at €10 an hour – with a 2 hour minimum booking.
For your peace of mind – one of your hosts at our family resort in Italy, Paul or Isabel are always at home the evenings when there is a babysitter on site.
peace of mind
At Villa Pian Di Cascina family resort in Italy, we understand the worries of parents
travelling with children. (We have 3 children ourselves) We do our best to make sure that all our properties are as safe as possible for young children. We have been inspected and approved for child safety by one of the UK’s leading experts in child friendly holiday accommodation.
All our properties are thoroughly cleaned and serviced and the end of each stay. We personally inspect each property to make sure that everything is scrupulously clean and in good order before your stay. We understand that travelling with small children can be a worry to many parents. We clean and disinfect the toys in each apartment after each stay. All baby equipment is also cleaned and disinfected at the end of each stay. You can rest assured that your apartment will be as safe and clean as is possible – for your baby or child.
This is just one of the things at Villa Pian Di Cascina that makes us so special –
Our guests consistently say that our swimming pool is truly stunning!
We have a very large south facing swimming pool that has uninterrupted views of the Apennine mountains. The south side of the pool is on the edge of a steep hillside, which gives the feeling you are swimming off into the countryside…
Our pool is very large – 16m x 8m and is 1.4 m in depth throughout and has roman steps that are perfect for relaxing on and taking in the views. There are several large terraces with a range of comfortable pool furniture, and 2 covered loggias that beautifully shade the east and west terraces. The pool is south facing and set into the hillside, in a sheltered location with excellent views of the surrounding area.
heated splash pool
There is also a heated children’s splash pool – with water toys which is perfect for younger children – many parents find their children never want to get out! The splash pool is shaded & the entire pool area is fully fenced with a self-closing safety gate.
non slip pool tiles
Your safety is paramount – we are pleased to say that our pool has been recently been refurbished with state of the art non-slip tiles – so that you and your little ones can walk around the pool without fear of slipping.
The pool is normally open from May through to the end of September.
the play lawn
At Villa Pian Di Cascina we know that when children are happy, relaxed and having fun – then parents can start to relax!
Over the years we have expanded the play lawn at our family resort in Italy to include something to capture every child’s imagination – we have created a safe and fun area where children can run free and have adventures. Our play lawn is grassed and partly shaded by umbrella pines, walnut trees and a gazebo and there are comfortable chairs all around for parents to relax in.
The toys and games include table tennis, swing ball, badminton, boule, tyre swings, a climbing frame with; slide, hanging rings, ladder, mini climbing wall & play fort, a swing set, see-saws, Little Tikes castle with play swords and shields, play house with full kitchen and cooking set, caterpillar play tunnel, go cart, Little Tikes ride on park (a concreted ride on area for under 5’s with a range of Little Tikes vehicles – fire engine, red car, pink car, race car, jeep, tractor, scooters etc…), a large sand pit with a range of sand toys including buckets, spades, trucks and digging toys, a mini slide set for tots, chalk board, mini football net and a toy lawnmower. We also have a toy box pack full of balls, hula hoops, bouncers, a plate spinning set, skipping ropes, building sets and so much more…. Parents and children alike can’t help by have fun!
We have a flock of friendly chickens – many children really enjoy meeting the chickens – you can say hello and if you are lucky – you may even find a fresh egg in one of the nesting boxes!
raspberries & fruit
In season we offer pick your own raspberries – we have 300 raspberry plants – picking can be a fun activity for all ages! In spring you can pick your own cherries from our trees. In autumn you can also pick your own figs.
(All pick your own activities are subject to availability of fruit)
At Villa Pian Di Cascina, there really is so much fun to be had in and around the villa – we have created a little corner on this earth where children can just be themselves and run free and forget about all the trappings of the modern world. Our family resort in Italy is everything we, ourselves as a family would wish for in a holiday…
family days out
We have lots more information about family days out at our child friendly family resort in Italy – CLICK HERE to find out more
We have lots more information about outdoor activities for families at our family resort in Italy – CLICK HERE to find out more
what to do & see – our sightseeing guide to Umbria & Tuscany
We have created a fantastic information pack for families about what to do and see in Umbria – CLICK HERE to find out more