Going on holiday with the children is a wonderful time to be together - but sometimes the children would also like somebody their own age to play with, and make new friends. That's why we love villas with shared pools, places where everybody is relaxing and new friendships are made.
We have two main types of villas with shared pools:
These are often big old farmhouses that have been converted into villas or sometimes apartments. Spacious, with plenty of space to roam around, these are great places to take over as a group of friends, so all the children can play together but each family has their own space when they need it. Valdambra is a perfect example of this kind of place, with three spacious villas and a large pool. Beyond the pool there are trees with hammocks strung among them, the perfect spot for relaxing.
These are larger old farming estates, often with a big old villa surrounded by smaller farmhouses, perfect for meeting other families and letting the children play together. Our best example of this is Montestigliano, a stunning hill-top hamlet close to Siena, where all the buildings are Sienna r...