On the positive side, the villa is large, beds are comfortable, views are like no other, and overall property was well maintained. The staff was exceptional. Our cook was fabulous and really understood my daughter’s gluten allergy and was extremely accommodating in making her meal gluten free. We always had a gluten free cake available for a snack all day long. Although I had dinner reservations scheduled for every night, we decided to stay at the villa for dinner because dinners there were that good!! The cook had an assistant who decorated the table like it was a piece of art at each meal. I had to take pictures before our family sat for dinner so I could remember how beautiful the table looked.
The villa has an interesting history. There was an article in The NY Times about the villa in 2010. It was originally owned by a Bishop and built in 1716. The current owners restored it and decorated it in the period of when it was built. A few celebrities have stayed at the villa including Picasso, John Steinbeck, Justin Timberlake and Madonna. I only discovered this information after I arrived by googling the villa’s name. I was desperate to find out more information because it was so amazing.