Near the center of the aptly-named Golden Valley of the Chiana River (the Valdichiana), some 400 meters above sea level but just a few kilometers from the town Cortona, Villa Ugo encompasses every quality of Tuscan charm, simplicity and rural beauty. Since 1890, my family, the Sabatini’s have lived in the 16th century Villa Ugo, surrounded by over 11 hectares of olive groves and vinyards. The groves were once divided into three fields, where secondary houses were inhabited by tenant farmers. These villas also date, in part, to the 16th century, and I have carefully and beautifully restored them while maintaining the style, history and culture of the area and mindfully adding all the modern amenities and comforts.
During your visit, you'll enjoy almost intoxicating peace, glorious vistas, and direct contact with nature in these three independent villas, Casa Liliana, Casa di Nello and Casa di Orlando. Each is easily accessible by car and located along a footpath on the hillside said to be the ‘old Roman road’.
From here, you will enjoy enchanting walks into town, and breathtalking views of our hillside landscape and to the Valdichiana below. Your solitude and privacy are assured, as even the secondary roads and train tracks are kilometers away from each villa. Only private drives and car parking serve each home.
My family provides a personal welcome to you, and discreetly ensures that you will be well looked-after during your stay, catering to your needs, and assisting with most any requirement to guarantee your visit is a memorable one. You can even enjoy local delicacies and typical regional fare expertly prepared by a Villa Ugo chef in your villa kitchen at your request, by arrangement. The bounty of Villa Ugo's vineyards and olive groves can also be enjoyed by sampling the wines and olive oil produced from the harvests of Villa Ugo.
From April through May, you can admire the beauty of Tuscan Springtime, while June through August, sunshine and concerts illuminate the days. From September through October, the grape and olive harvest and the magic of Tuscan Autumn colour the Valley, creating an unparalleled panorama. In December, lovers of exclusive holidays will discover a truly special winter atmosphere, where cool weather is eclipsed by the warmth, and beauty of our area, its traditions and it's wonderful people.
Come join us here at Villa Ugo, with all of Eastern Tuscany, western Umbria and central Italy nearby to welcome your relaxation and exploration!