Tuscany is a perfect combination of beautiful scenery, art treasures, warmth and hospitality, and superb food and wine. We have some enchanting villas in Tuscany to enable you to enjoy this extraordinary area to the full. The villas in our... READ MOREof Tuscan villa rentals, many of which are luxury villas, are in the most beautiful positions to enable you to experience this unique place. The catalogue also contains many charming farmhouses and cottages in Tuscany.
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Exploring Tuscany’s beautiful settings
Tuscany is a vast region situated in central Italy, its capital is Firenze. Tuscany is well known for Italian renaissance, its tradition, history and landscapes. This region possesses admirable cultural identity which attracts many tourists in every seasons of the year.
Some of its key attractions include the Medici villas and gardens, the historic centre of Siena, the city of Firenze and its surroundings, the Cathedral of Pisa, and the rural centers of San Gimignano and Pienza among others.
Tuscany has over 3.8 million people in terms of population. It receives over one million tourists each year.
The picturesque side of Tuscany
It has a number of picturesque towns such as Siena, Pisa, Firenze, Pienza, San Gimignano, Elba, Lucca, Porto Ercole and Viarreggio. Tuscany has hill towns with great villas and beautiful beaches with luxurious coast villas, especially in the Costiera Toscana.
It is greatly admired for its panoramas, museums, cultural and gastronomic identity and wine production. The best wines in the region include Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano. Aside from wine, other products from the region of Tuscany include chestnuts, cured meats, olive oil, cheese and handmade gold jewellery.
Villas in the rolling hills of Tuscany
The rolling hills of Tuscany, with their vineyards and oak woods, offer a unique scenery. There are a lot of ancient but luxurious Tuscany villas and cottages at the hills, each house is distinct and is decorated and well furnished.
The lifestyle on the hills is said to meet international standards, with high-rated restaurants, country club, wonderful spas and breathtaking panoramas. Some of the villas situated on the tuscan hills are open for renting through Ville in Italia’s service of luxury Tuscan villas rentals. The unique atmosphere of the landscape creates the perfect setting for a relaxing escape from the city.
Must see attractions in Tuscany
Tuscany has a wide range of tourist attractions. These include beautiful gardens, such as Giardino di Boboli, wineries, ancient castles, like the famous Sammezzano Castle, glorious squares (the most popular is Piazza della Signoria in Florence), luxury villas and coastal apartments, a number of restaurants and five star hotels.
The wine from the Tuscan region is well known worldwide and many turist visit the area for wine tasting. The Tuscan region also boasts of its numerous monuments, Renaissance culture, art galleries, museums and tradition.
Some of the best masterpieces from great artists are housed in Tuscan art galleries: for example Giotto painting "Madonna di Ognissanti" and the “David” by Michelangelo. Tuscan cities are highly appreciated not just for a well established tourism industry but also for eventful histories: the medieval village of Lucignano, Montespertoli and Montecatini Terme are great places to visit while in Italy.
The great palaces of Tuscany
Tuscany is famous for its monasteries and buildings of great architecture. Its artistic legacy is well ranked worldwide. Tuscany has various historical palaces in cities like Pisa ,Firenze and Siena. Aside from castles Tuscany and its surroundings have beautiful Tuscan villas.
Examples of palaces in Tuscany are Palazzo Pfanner, Palazzo Tucci, Palazzo Pubblico, Palazzo Salimbeni, Guinigi tower, Palazzo Chigi Saracini and Palazzo Datini. Palazzo Tucci is a historical palace dated back to the 18th century with amazing paintings and frescoes. A unique feature about the palace is the ancient furnishing.
The Palazzo Pfanner was constructed in the 1660. It was owned by the Moriconi family and was later on sold to the Controni family. Another fascinating structure is the Guinigi tower. It is considered the most important in Lucca since it is one of the remaining towers in the city. It was given to the government by the Guinigi family descendants. The hanging garden found on the roof of the Guinigi Tower is a valued property of the tower.
The center of world art: Galleria dell’Accademia and Uffizi Museum in Tuscany
Tuscany has masterpieces from great artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto and Michelangelo. The works of art are from different periods and styles. Galleria dell’ Accademia contains exquisite sculptures and paintings which are up to more than 15 centuries old. This museum also houses a collection of musical instruments.
Another widely known museum is Galleria Degli Uffizi, ranked one of the most important in the world. It boasts of its numerous collection of renaissance art and Every day thousands of tourists are enchanted by the antique sculptures, painting and tapestries.The paintings are dated back to medieval times with some of the best works of art being the ones done by Michelangelo and Botticelli among others. Various works of art from Caravaggio are housed in the famous Pitti’s palace.
Other interesting art galleries in Tuscany
A widely known sculpture museum in Tuscany is Bargello. It is found in Palazzo Del Bargello and dozens of coat of arms cover the walls of the courtyard. Museo Nazionale is contained in this museum. The Alabaster museum houses over 300 antiques and paintings. It was previously used in making tabernacles, vases and urns. The museum contains a number of archaeological findings.
Medieval culture and tradition in Tuscany
Tuscany is known to hold a number of festivals that attract thousands of people. Some of these festivals and events are dated back to earlier centuries. Many visitors line up to witness some of the ancient old events in the Tuscan region. These events can be religious or traditional. They occur at different times of the year and at different cities. The most important one is the Gioco Del Ponte in Pisa: during this festival there are horseback parades, medieval costumes and a number of people pushing a trolley to the opposite sides of the bridge. Celebrations do not end util the period of carnival: as a matter of fact, the carnival of Foiana Della Chiana is ranked one of the most ancient in all of Italy.
The delicious flavors of Tuscany
The celebration of autumn flavours in Tuscany happens from September to December. During this period there is harvesting of mushrooms, grapes, chestnuts and olives.
Luminara festivities are conducted to honor saints like Saint Rariera and Patron Saint Pisa. For this festival it is normal to see 4 boats competing along Arno River.
The most exciting summer festival in Livorno is Effetto Venezia which is held every end of July or beginning of August. Most Tuscan families find this occasion the best to get together.
Tuscany: the mother of Italian food
Italian cuisine is made using fresh ingredients and pure flavours. Some of the best cuisines in Tuscany are basic. Good examples of such dishes are beans simmered with in earthen ware pots and the Tuscany soup or homemade ribbons of egg pasta. Another typical dish is tartufo. The Tartufo is a fungal tuber that grows around the roots of some trees. There are white and black varieties of natural tartufo in Italy.
Tuscany: the region of wines
Tuscany has grown to be one of the finest and largest wine regions in Italy. The wine from Tuscany is considered one of the finest in the world. Major wine regions in Tuscany are Morellino di Scansano, Brunello Di Montalano, Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The dominant grapes used are Vernaccia and Sangiovese.
Tuscany also offers dessert wine “Vino Santo” that is made from a number of grapes.
Glorious hot springs in Tuscany
There are glorious hot springs in Tuscany. Hotel spas and medical centers tap these natural hot springs and offer a unique experience of relax. An example of an amazing spring in Tuscany is Saturrnia hot spring, situated just south of Siena. People usually enjoy the thermal baths in the springs.
Bagno Vignoni and Parco dei Mulini are also well known thermal baths. Bagno Vignoni hot spring is found in the village of Val d’Orcia. The spring is about 29 metres wide and 49 metres in length. It is believed to have good therapeutic quality. The beautiful view of the springs is also an attractive aspect.
A relaxing moment to the spa near some luxury villas in Tuscany also attracts many turist.
Air conditioned Electricity Cleaning during the week: 3 hours a day, 5 days per week. 1 set of bed linen per week included in the price. 2 sets of bath linen per week included in the price. Electricity consumption is included up to a maximum of 150 kw per week.
Towels for the swimming-pool.
WIFI internet connection
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash - Central heating according to consumption - Total final cleaning cost: : € 200.00
- Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival: € 800.00
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival - Domestic pets Not allowed - Pool opening dates (Private pool) 04 May 2019 - 21 Sep 2019
Electricity Cleaning during the week: 2 hours a day, 1 day per week. Final cleaning Cot for babies under 2 years 1 set of bed linen per week included in the price. 2 sets of bath linen per week included in the price. Electrical consumption up to a maximum of 300 Kw. Electrical consumption in excess of 300 Kw to be paid according to consumption. Towels changed twice a week. Swimming pool towels.
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash - Central heating: € 400.00 per week - Domestic pets € 50.00 for final cleaning - Shopping: € 50 + grocery bill. Extra bed and bath linen change (all property) € 250. Domestic help / laundry service: € 20 per hour. Electrical consumption up to a maximum of 300 Kw. Electrical consumption in excess of this to be paid according to consumption (0.35 €/Kw). Central heating, cost per week € 400. Private cook service: prices on request, depending on group size and menu.
- Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival: € 1,500.00
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival - Domestic pets Allowed - Pool opening dates (Private pool) 04 May 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
Air conditioned Electricity Cleaning during the week: 5 hours a day, 5 days per week. Cot for babies under 2 years 1 set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price. 1 bathroom linen change, excluding bathrobes, on Wednesdays. Exclusive use of the spa. Welcome basket with typical products (pasta, pasta sauces, bread, cold meats, cheeses and wine) for preparing supper on the day of arrival.
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash - Heating according to consumption
Electricity Cot for babies under 2 years 1 set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash - Central heating according to consumption - Total final cleaning cost: : € 250.00 - For stays exceeding 7 days obligatory cleaning service on Saturdays € € 100.00 to be paid on site. - Extra cleaning hours 10 euros per hour. Chef: typical Tuscan cuisine
- Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival: € 500.00
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival - Domestic pets Not allowed
Cot for babies under 2 years 1 set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash - Central heating according to consumption - Electricity according to consumption - Total final cleaning cost: : € 200.00 - Domestic pets € 25.00 for final cleaning
- Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival: € 500.00
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival - Domestic pets Allowed - Pool opening dates (Shared pool) 20 Apr 2019 - 12 Oct 2019