Search Results for Italy, Tuscany (16 Properties )
If you have decided to visit Tuscany then you have made a wise decision. It’s impossible to conceptualize the greatness of what the Italian region has to offer in the way of culture and geography, but with some key preparation and an overview of what to look for, your exploration will not disappoint. Tuscany is known as the “nation within a nation” for the cultural tendencies of its distinctly varied cities. The best way to experience them all, and savor the beautiful landscape in between, is by renting a car. If you’re flying into Rome, pick up a rental at the airport and make the drive north up the west coast for another visual treat. Another invaluable piece of advice is to stay in villas while in Tuscany. Villa rentals can be a great way to feel like you’re a part of Tuscany. They are fairly priced and are often more economical when traveling with family or in groups.
WEALTH OF CULTURE:
The great thinkers, craftsmen and artists of Tuscany are responsible for advancements to civilization beyond compare. It was the birthplace of the Renaissance, and that level of artistic and scientific refinement has pervaded its cities and towns ever since.
VISITING PISA: Pisa is a river city steeped in centuries of empires and their monuments. The leaning tower is perhaps the city’s most popular attraction, but with dozens of elaborate churches, palaces and statues Pisa seems to be a living monument itself.
VISITING SAN GIMIGNANO: San Gimignano is a brown-walled "borgo", medieval town of perfectly preserved Romanesque and Gothic architecture set amidst rolling green hills. A stay in a villa rental in San Gimignano is a trip back in time, fully complemented by the traditional cuisine and music that still fill the town’s streets.
VISITING FLORENCE: Florence is Tuscany’s capital city and also its most populous. The exchange of ideas and artisanry throughout the centuries has endowed the city with dazzling architecture, cuisine tradition and the work of the Renaissance masters.
THE SPLENDOR OF TUSCANY:
Tuscany enjoys a humid subtropical climate that remains mild year round. The Apennines mountains to the east give the region protection from north-easterlies and have bestowed upon its people ideal wine growing conditions. 120 protected national reserves exist on what can be considered one of the best kept pieces of land on earth.
VISITING VAL d’ORCIA: Val d’Orcia is one of Tuscany’s seven World Heritage Sites and a shining example of how in-depth the Renaissance affected Italy’s culture. The 40 plus kilometer landscape was the subject of a progressive movement that sought to manage the land in innovative and aesthetic ways, resulting in an agricultural landscape of beauty and charm.
VISITING CHIANTI: Chianti in central Tuscany is a sheer wonderland of vibrant rolling hills and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Perhaps more rewarding than the endless vistas is the exceptional wine tasting to be had at storied wineries like Castello Di Brolio or Fattoria Viticcio.
VISITING MUGELLO: Mugello is a lush green valley and mountainous area just north of Florence. Evergreen and deciduous trees like beech, fir, oak and chestnut blanket the valley with the exception of a few castles, forts and humble towns.
The grandeur of Tuscany can seem a little overwhelming, but all the more reason to go prepared. Villa rentals are available throughout Tuscany and often offer more amenities than hotels while being more private and personal. This is especially true for luxury villa rentals, where you’ll feel like Tuscan royalty. With a villa as your home-base, and a car rental at your disposal you can feel free to explore and be a part of Tuscany.
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Tuscany Villa Contessa
Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
8 Bedrooms - Occupancy: Up to 16 guests€ 787.75 - 787.75 per night
Tuscany Villa Contessa is a typical eighteenth century villa with its own chapel, built as the residence of the Conte Bossona (a noble family of Montepulciano), and renovated respecting the original form and materials (terracotta tiled floors). The Tuscany villa is in a peaceful location near the center of Montepulciano, down a small country road. View over the plains from the upper floors. Large, well-kept park full of flowers on two natural terraces with large swimming pool, Italian garden and small pine wood.. Comfortable country style furniture with some authentic pieces. Central heating. Spacious bedrooms. Access via dirt road (650m). Recommended for those seeking the atmosphere of a 'lived-in' old country villa home.
Tuscany Villa Pirone
Casentino Valley, Tuscany, Italy
2 Bedrooms - Occupancy: Up to 6 guests€ 247.25 - 345.00 per night
Tuscany Villa Pirone, originally an old barn was been tastefully restored respecting the charm and character of Tuscan architecture and set in a pleasant and peaceful position in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Large lawn garden with swimming pool. Lovely views of the countryside. Simply and originally decorated in rustic style with some authentic pieces and in perfect harmony with its environment. Central heating.
Tuscany Villa Cassandra
Chianti Area, Tuscany, Italy
2 Bedrooms - Occupancy: Up to 5 guests€ 207.00 - 253.00 per night
Tuscany Villa Cassandra is a pleasant and cozy annex that has been recently renovated with care. In a dominant and quiet position (500m a.s.l.) amidst vineyards and olive tree groves, near the main house. The annex is part of a small farm with its own wine and olive oil production in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Views over the country side. Comfortable furnishings. Central heating. Access along 900m of unpaved, uphill road
Private, equipped and partly shaded lawn in front of the house. 70m away panoramic swimming pool. The villa owner may access the pool on Saturdays and Sundays.