Villa Simonicchi


Throw open the shutters for heavenly views of the timeless, green slopes of the Apennines and the ancient chestnut forests.


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4


After a blissful climb through the Casentino National Park you arrive at a long, double barn (which for centuries housed grain from the valley below) built against a mellow stone farmhouse. Sculptress Jenny has filled both with Italian and English pieces, natural colours, original paintings and sculptures, comfortable places to sit – and fresh flowers. In the family apartment are two en-suite bedrooms with a light and airy sitting room and well-equipped kitchen/diner between. You have your own roof terrace – totally intimate and with stunning vistas: here you can sunbathe, read in the shade, dine under the brightest stars (you can peer through a big reflector telescope too.) Steeply below are terraces of lavender, irises and olives dotted with small sculptures. In the farmhouse is a romantic beamed suite with antiques, a huge fireplace, and a kitchen – available for B&B or self-catered stays. Wander the ancient web of inter-village footpaths, cycle on winding mountain roads, visit the great cities of the Renaissance, take a painting class, eat in the local family-run restaurants that attract clients from Florence to Rome. Wonderful.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
Breakfast and Lunch on request (bars 4km). Dinner with wine, from €30, by arrangement. Restaurants 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €80
Weekly price
from €560
Singles €300. Extra bed/sofabed available €200 per person per week.
1 Suite for 2
From €801 bed1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 4
From €1404 beds2 bedrooms


We enjoyed a peaceful stay at this lovely homely bed and breakfast. The apartment Jennifer gave us was clean and spacious and contained everything we needed. We spent a long lazy afternoon and evening on our private sun terrace, just us a bottle of perfectly chilled Prosecco and the sound of a Cuckoo. The views are wonderful and the area is totally peaceful, just what we needed after a few days in Florence. Jennifer made us welcome and provided us with everything needed for a simple Italian breakfast. If you are looking for peace and privacy you will find it here.

Miranda, Norwich

Villa Simonicchi is a wonderful place to visit for lovers of wildlife and for walkers. Whilst sipping wine on the terrace at dusk, we regularly saw wild boar, deer and hares grazing in the meadows below the villa. The villa is very well equipped with everything needed for a family of 4, including mosquito nets up at the windows. Jenny our host was extremely welcoming and ready to help whenever we needed advice about a restaurant. It felt like staying with a friend Thank you Jenny, for your wonderful hospitality, we will definitely return.


Casa Simonicchi truly stunning we have booked to return in the autumn.The view from the balcony took our breath away & continued to feed our souls every day/night. The magical beauty of rich green rolling mountains smell of wild flowers on the breeze warm healing sun&star gazing nights we were accompanied by delicate neon fireflies so romantic Pure Bliss.Our beautiful host Jennifer looked after us nothing was to much trouble the accommodation superb Everything we needed &much more.We feel we have made a real friend.Great connections to Florence Senna chanti The very best holiday ever

Louise, Wimborne dorset

A wonderful break in a tranquil and relaxing part of Italy with the perfect hostess. The views are stunning from Simonicchi inspiring us to walk down the valley, fording a rustic wooden bridge to climb up through the chestnut trees to Fragiola where we bought freshly made Easter cake to eat in the sun. After a cold beer in Lama, Jenny kindly picked us up and took us back for lunch al fresco. Wonderful memories of the space, light and freedom of the place. A joy not to hear the sound of traffic or planes, just birdsong.


Two weeks of pleasure and relaxation in the company of some great people. Thank you for the fun times we had together which I didn’t want to end!


The loveliest landscape I have seen in Europe…and days of glorious sunshine to set it off.


The accommodation is absolutely superb, the surroundings breathtaking and places of interest to be explored endless! – all of which contributed to a wonderful honeymoon.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jennifer Frears-Barnard

  • If you like clean mountain air, vast panoramas and carpets of flowers, you will find them on the Apennine Way running through Caprese Michelangelo. Put on your walking boots, jump on your bike and discover the web of trails and hillclimb circuits. Bliss.
  • You cannot miss the wonderful buzz of a Friday night fish supper at Mario's Il Rifugio - 5 minutes away. You can wine and dine to your heart's content; good food, good abundant wine, and the friendliest of hosts. Try a workman's lunch for amazing value.
  • It's another world. Leave your car and picnic. Bathe in a mountain river or lake in the dramatic Casentino Park in a Piero della Francesca landscape, or try those in the quiet, wooded plains below Anghiari, one of Italy's most beautiful medieval hilltowns
  • La Verna Sanctuary, the wild retreat where St. Francis received the stigmata is an awesome place of giant stones. See the stigmata chapel with its inspired Della Robia reliefs, see the saint's tattered robe, walk in the soaring beechwood, feel the history.
  • A feast for the eyes. Anghiari is festooned with flowers. Town walls, winding narrow streets, stone steps, little craft boutiques built into the rock, bustling outdoor markets, churches, museums, pageants, and a fascinating vintage bike race, L'Intrepida.
  • If you love classical music, warm summer evenings, historical settings, this will enchant you. The Southbank Sinfonia is in Anghiari for a week every July, playing in cool churches and theatres and under the stars. Find it on youtube and get in the mood..