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Tuscany reviews

Tuscany reviews
Boasting a blend of delicious food, beautiful wine and the birth of Renaissance, Tuscany is classic Italy. The region’s most prized art and historical relics reside in the larger cities; while hilltop medieval towns offer comfortable, inexpensive villa holiday living and breathtaking views of rustic vineyards and olive groves. Whether you come in search of pure relaxation and rural charm, or an experience packed with local culture and tradition - you will fall in love with Tuscany.

Rating of villas in Tuscany

Based on the average of 306 customer ratings
4.5 out of 5

Reviews of Tuscany

"Perfect setting! In the middle of a well serviced friendly local village with a restaurant, shop, bakery, pharmacy etc. Lots of little interesting places to explore within 10 minutes drive. Felt like we got a taste of the 'real' Italy!"
Mrs Monk, Cambridge - Il Mulino,
"Nice to have a villa in Tuscany on the edge of a town so we can walk to shops, bars etc."
Mr Hayes, Weymouth - Ambrosa,
"It was a beautiful area and an excellent place for sightseeing."
Mrs Baldwin, Great Missenden - Podere Coiano,
"Tuscany is wonderful; gorgeous scenery, wonderful places to visit, good food and wine etc. etc. The situation of the villa coupled with the use of a car was most satisfactory - well placed for visits to Volterra, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, the Chianti region, Pisa and Florence (although the latter probably really needs a visit of a few days all to itself."
Mrs Evans, Chipping Norton - Podere Orsini,
"A truly wonderful place second time we've been here and will go again. very remote just what we wanted. Did not see another sole while we were there. and the local restaurants are fab."
Mr Vale, Llandybie - Balconaio,
"Very friendly village"
Mr Irwin, Bristol - Borgo d'Arena,
"The location was exactly as described - remote which was great!"
Mr Griffith, Bracknell - Le Vignacce,
"Great views!"
Miss Jack - Podere Orsini,
"The location of the villa was wonderful and the entire region was beautiful."
Mr Cunningham, Paignton - Podere de Pardi,
"A lovely village, with fantastic views from the villa."
Mrs MacDonald, Reading - Borgo d'Arena,
"A beautiful unspoilt area with lots to do and see."
Mrs Hipkiss, Chester - La Leccia,
"I love Italy. We always go there on holiday and we are in love with Volterra and Tuscany in general."
Miss Biddulph, Worcester - Etrusca,
"Great location, near Volterra and easy access to all other areas we wanted to visit."
Mr Dennison, South Shields - Etrusca,
"Very islolated, but lovely and quiet"
Ms MacFarlane, London - Podere Il Renaio,
"Lovely villa set in the Italians holiday resort. Don't expect the tourist industry around you, very little in English. If you like to get involved in the local culture then this is the place for you."
Mrs Dickinson, Bury - La Casetta,
"In peaceful location but within travel distance of plenty of sites."
Ms Hamblett, Pulborough - Gigliola,
"Fanatasti - fourth time there in 5 years"
Mr Throp, Brough - Podere Coiano,
"Beautiful location, very private and not overlooked. Quiet but only 15 minutes drive from Lucca, very commutable"
Mrs Hoskins, Chichester - L'Oliveta del Generale,
"Beautiful central location with very easy access to motorway."
Mrs Collins - L'Oliveta del Generale,
"Montecatini is a beautiful, quaint little town. We found the whole Tuscan experience to be both breathtaking and indulgent, you can really lose yourself in the vast openness and superb views as far as the eye can see. Volterra is also very pleasing to the eye. And has fabulous restaurants. We would return in heartbeat."
Mr Raybould, Halesowen - Podere Orsini,
"fantastic, easy to explore Tuscany"
Mr Raithby, Banbury - Borgo d'Arena,
Mrs George-Holmes, Ebbw Vale - Il Bel Laghetto II,
"Marti was lovely, very quiet but close to other towns for amenities."
Mrs Smith, Cheltenham - Borgo d'Arena,
"Tuscany was everything I had hoped it would be - stunning, tranquil and a world away from the stresses of everyday life. I will definitely go again."
Mrs Pettit, Birmingham - Podere Orsini,
"We were certainly very remote but this just added to the idyllic nature of the villa. Stunning scenery and great villa. Beaches are not as good as advertised (in Tuscany brochures) but we weren't there for the beaches anyway. There was much to see in the area and we will be back to see what we've missed this time around."
Mr Stanford, Basingstoke - La Lespa,
"Position and views from the villa are simply stunning. If you want away from it all - this is it. Peace, quiet - no traffic noise - that is what this destination is all about."
Mr Greene, Falkirk - Podere Orsini,
"Walk the little byways and you will find little treasures."
Mr Wallis, Great Yarmouth - L'Oliveta del Generale,
"Central to everything we wanted to go and see. Peaceful location."
Mr McEvoy, Reading - Podere de Pardi,
"Tuscan countryside, very nice, small shops nearby and larger shops for those who are unable to converse in Italian. Very pleasant and quiet."
Mr McNair, Glasgow - Montefalconi,
"This location is everyting i imagined Tuscany would be. Fanstastic Scenery,seclusion and lotsof history. Superb food and friendly people have made this a firm favourite and i tntend to return and sample other parts of tuscany"
Mr Jackson, Hornchurch - Etrusca,
"It was just what we wanted, quiet and Italian!"
Mrs Foard, Tunbridge Wells - Etrusca,
"Always wanted to go to Tuscany and now I have been I will be going back alot more, beautiful countryside with some great towns and villages near by. We drove to Florence and Siena in around 90 mintues which were both amazing places to go."
Mr Kuhler - Podere Orsini,
"One of the ost beautiful places in the world."
Mrs McClelland, Ballymena - Il Bel Laghetto II,
"Fully up to expectations"
Mr Thomas, Pinner - L'Oliveta del Generale,
"It was exactly how you expect Tuscany to be, wonderful views, olive groves, and Vicopisano itself seems very untouristy, but large enough to be interesting. There was an antiques market while we were there in the main square and surrounding streets. The towers and church are worth a visit too."
Mrs Toop, Littlehampton - Podere de Pardi,
"The location was perfect, quiet, secluded and secure. The locals could not do enough for us and very polite."
Mr Cole, Cwmbran - Il Bel Laghetto II,
"The area was ok but there is little to do one you have visited the main tourist spots of Assisi, Montepulciano and Cortona. Although we only stayed for a week, I do not think we would visit this area again as we felt we had explored all it had to offer."
Mrs Mac Donnell, Leicester - Il Bel Laghetto II,
"Already know Tuscany quite well so as expected"
Mrs Lyle, Gillingham - Etrusca,
"This was our first trip to Italy and we definitly look forward to exploring it again!"
Miss Aldred, Newcastle-under-lyme - La Casetta,
"We have been to Tuscany several times before, although not to the coastal region. Even though some of the main Tuscan attractions (Florence, Siena, etc) are a bit far, we found plenty to do and see in our week there. The Italians love kids and cater very well both in terms of eating out and parks and play areas, which was great for us with an 11 month-old. Even the ferry to Elba has a ball pit and climbing area!"
Mr Bettesworth, Walton-on-Thames - La Casetta,
"We wanted a holiday away from it all and in a non tourist part of Italy - we got it spot on with this destination."
Mr Hitchcock, Princes Risborough - La Leccia,
"The destination was fantastic. My favorite artists are the impressionists and I felt like I was living in a painting. The people are lovely and the food out of this world. I loved it."
Mr Morgan, Wallington - Poggio Etrusco,
"Within easy reach of about 20 Places I would dearly have loved to visit. Need to go back to do it all."
Mrs Wilson, Peebles - Il Bel Laghetto II,
"Weather was perfect, fantastic views."
Mrs McCormick, Southampton - Le Vignacce,
"Absolutely wonderful. Scenery, weather, food, culture and the people themselves were all fantastic"
Mr Wainwright, Bath - Sorripati,
"The area was very good for the first week, however once we were delayed by the Volcano Ash it became rather boring."
Mr Lees, Gosport - Podere Coiano,
"Wonderful area with plenty of places to visit by car."
Mr Wood, Redditch - Podere Il Renaio,
"Beautiful situation"
Mr Wherry, Camborne - Podere San Antonio,
"This was the second time we holidayed in Tuscany with James Villas. On both occasions we were all delighted with the quality and value of the services we redeived. We would definitely book our holiday with James Villas again."
Mr Anderson, Dalkeith - Borgo d'Arena,

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