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Villas in Tuscany

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.

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Tuscany - Rustic simplicity and Renaissance finery

  • Tuscany Activities

    Tuscany remains essentially rural in character, with its climate and terrain perfect for outdoor adventures. Rolling hills, serene lakes and plunging valleys are ideal for horse riding, cycling and walking trips.

    Learn to cook regional food with local chefs, sample a wave of famous wines, or simply take a wander into the countryside to enjoy the vibrant seasonal colours. Sunflowers are in abundance in June; observe the grape harvests in late September, or be there for the October arrival of porcini mushrooms and truffles. Whether you learn a mouthwatering new recipe or simply find your favourite new wine, these are the perfect souvenirs from your Tuscany holiday.

  • Tuscany Shopping

    Tuscany is known for its high quality leather goods, crystal, terracotta and lace, but the region is also home to factory outlets offering the height in designer fashion.

    The sophisticated shopping delights of antiques, local crafts, souvenirs, jewellery and art can be found in all the main towns. While dazzling colours, noises and aromas will draw you to the authentic outdoor markets selling everything from food to furniture. Sample the freshness and quality of local produce to capture a taste of rustic Tuscan life.

  • Tuscany History

    Striking buildings, galleries and treasure-crammed cathedrals set Tuscany apart as one of the top cultural destinations in the world. Visit some of the most beautiful cities in Italy to uncover this rich trove of art and architecture – each celebrating its own unique place in history.

    The region boasts many traditional festivities throughout the year, marking historical events and medieval tournaments that took place centuries ago. Festivals of music, arts, dance and film also offer visitors the chance to join in the Tuscan atmosphere.

  • Tuscany Food

    A feast for the senses, Tuscany is home to the very finest home-grown food. With a world-renowned reputation in wine and olive oil production, you can expect to sample the most delicious natural fare - all cooked and lovingly prepared from scratch.

    Sun-drenched trattorias are the perfect place to soak up the Tuscan way of life, where eating out is a real event, while pizzerias, restaurants and village eateries serve only traditional cuisine to ensure the true flavour of Italy lands on every plate.

  • Tuscany Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Visit Florence for the day – start at the wonderful Duomo that dominates the city’s skyline; take in Michelangelo’s famous Statue of David over lunch at the Piazza della Signoria and tour Italy’s greatest art gallery, the Uffizi.

    • Take a twilight walk along Florence’s ancient Ponte Vecchio bridge, lined with jewellery shops and famous for inspiring marriage proposals.

    • Explore the peaceful, narrow streets of charming Lucca with its Renaissance walls, Romanesque churches, Roman amphitheatre and delicatessens.

    • Take a boat trip from Piombino to Napoleon’s exile, the Isle of Elba, and enjoy the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. A cable car ride to the top of Monte Capanne offers magnificent views.

    • Visit a world famous attraction, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

      Visit one of many natural thermal baths across the region for a spa therapy treatment to enhance your wellbeing.

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Sights / Places to go
9.0
Night life
6.0
Overall rating
9.1
Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 144 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Timothy

Loughborough Couple
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Major bonus, fantastic restaurant in walking distance - Relais La Corte Dei Papi. Outstanding food and service. Cortona - a very nice and interesting hill town.
Nearby Lake Trasimeno was very pleasant.
The rain!
Confirmed stay: 01 June 2019
Published on: 06 June 2019
10 out of 10

Graham

Maidstone kent Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Lovely setting and grounds and excellent pool.
roaming farm dogs posed risks. Could not leave doors and windows open when at the villa because of cat. Showers broken and shower tray overflowed. No hairdryers ( as listed) No Sky TV ( as listed). Tired sofas and seating. Old oven with no temperature/grille indication.
Confirmed stay: 01 June 2019
Published on: 03 June 2019
7 out of 10

Joanna

Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Lovely views from villa.
Quick transfer from airport
Good location for Lucca, Pisa, Florence and sienna.
Great pool area
Very peaceful and quiet
Weather not great.
Food! Surprised at how poor the food was in restaurants and nothing descent in supermarkets.
Confirmed stay: 01 June 2019
Published on: 02 June 2019
10 out of 10

David

Couple
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Breathtaking and historical towns and villages; friendly, kind and delightful Italians; wonderful Italian food, beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife.
You need to drive defensively in Italy!
Confirmed stay: 26 May 2019
Published on: 31 May 2019
10 out of 10

John

Couple
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Lovely little hilltop towns to visit and great food and wine.
Nothing......apart from being a tad unlucky with the weather this time...
Confirmed stay: 25 May 2019
Published on: 30 May 2019
10 out of 10

Yvonne

Atherstone Couple
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Volterra and Castagneto Carducci
Night life not applicable to us
Country walks were great
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 25 May 2019
Published on: 30 May 2019
10 out of 10

Linda

Poole Couple
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We love Tuscany, very picturesque, great food, spoilt for choice of historical locations, easy driving
We love it
Confirmed stay: 25 May 2019
Published on: 28 May 2019
7 out of 10

Elizabeth

DERBY two family couples
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visits to Lucca, Vinci, Sienna,Pisa and Florence. Also the market at Pontedera. The classic scenery
the Crowds in Florence as we were not able to visit the main sites because of the queues!
Confirmed stay: 18 May 2019
Published on: 21 May 2019
6 out of 10

Liam

Group
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Nice attractions
Sales people forcing you to buy.
Confirmed stay: 15 May 2019
Published on: 18 May 2019
10 out of 10

Terence

Newquay
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lovely venue good inexpensive resturants weather could have been better
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 15 May 2019
Published on: 16 May 2019
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