About us

Hello we're Bill and Lynn Taylor 

We are deeply in love with the magnificent countryside culture and the traditions of Tuscany, in 1998 we bought a derelict village house in Irola di Sotto and brought it back to life. Today we have the old Canonica (Vicarage) in Irola di Sopra. This was a very special restoration that kept Lynn myself and our team of wonderful Italian tradesmen busy for 14 months. Eventually the old house evolved into Villa Ariola a warm refuge in the winter and a luxurious villa filled with light in the summer.


We hope you'll come to discover the beauty of Villa Ariola on your holiday to Tuscany!

We are eating freshly harvest sea urchins on new years day (I'm the only one with a spoon!)