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Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £118 /night

£820 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
On the sweet hills of the Chianti shire between vineyardand and olive groves, stands the "Podere il Pino". It offers a spectacular view on the beautiful medieval village of San Gimignano and it is very close to art cities as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Volterra and the sea.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Short stays welcome

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from £106 /night

£736 - £1472 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Tuscan Manorhouse in the Hills of Anghiari with Private Pool and Garden, near Sansepolcro, Arezzo province, Tuscany. The house is a Historic Tuscan Manorhouse constructed of stone and terracotta, originally dating from 1400.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £63 /night

£439 - £1052 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
The farm is located near the SS Aurelia, at km 164, exit Collecchio on both ways. Main distances: Fiumicino Airport 150 km Roma town 160 km Siena 80 km Firenze 150 km Pisa airport 150 km May/June and September/oOctober are the most beautiful season to discover maremma  …see more

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Farmhouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £76 /night

£526 - £833 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
Swimming pool, beach or lakeside relaxation, air conditioning, car essential, internet wifi  …see more

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Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

4 Nights min stay

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from £145 /night

£1012 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Enjoy a individual holiday, looking for new experiences and then return to Petra House in total peace and make a relaxing swim in the pool surrounded by olive trees with a wonderful view!  …see more

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Farmhouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

7 Nights min stay

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from £142 /night

£992 - £1488 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Charming country house with private pool to rent at 1 mile from Cortona – sleeps 6+1 From 1200€ to 1800€ a week  …see more

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Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £163 /night

£1139 - £2191 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Tuscany Maremma Grosseto Roccalbegna 4 beds 4 baths private pool big garden rural position wildlife, Saturnia golf and spa, Sea under an hour Monte Argentario, Monte Amiata Grosseto Scansano, Etruscan sites Pitigliano Sorano Sovana, easy reach Siena Montalcino  …see more

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Farmhouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £68 /night

£474 - £868 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
the wonderful thing about the house is the beautiful landscape outside of time, you can breathe clean air and live in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the world, you can enjoy the sea during the day and immerse yourself in silensio the evening,  …see more

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Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £313 /night

£2191 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Authentic bucolic experience in the heart of Tuscany and much more...  …see more

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Farmhouse | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £51 /night

£351 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
TUSCANY BELLAVISTA RIOTORTO VIGNALE TENUTA DEL VIGNALE wonderful sea view high MAREMMA, ETRUSCA COST  …see more

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Farmhouse | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £69 /night

£482 - £1534 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Fantastic Villa and Apartments with marble pool in Tuscany Maremma countryside, nearby the sea of Castiglione della Pescaia and golf courts.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £201 /night

£1405 - £2852 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This charming Tuscan Farmhouse with a new salt water pool is ideal for family holidays as it is tucked away in a large garden in lovely, unspoilt Southern Tuscany near the Etruscan hill town of Cortona, amongst olive groves and sunflower fields.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £68 /night

£472 - £736 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
The apartment is very suitable for families or groups of friends (4-6 people) who have a car and want to do a tour of Tuscany. We take care of our guests needs and help them to make their holidays unforgettable ! We wait for Your at Cappannelle Holiday House! The apartment is very suitable for families (4-6 people) who have a car and want to do a tour of Tuscany..  …see more

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Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

1 night min stay

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from £88 /night

£614 - £1753 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A really magical place where time seems to have stood still. An ideal place for two large families or a group of friends  …see more

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Farmhouse | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £95 /night

£662 - £1158 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
The farm position offers the quiet of the countryside but there is also easy access to the main road, therefore perfect both for those who want to relax in the heart of the country and for those who love to be close to the seaside, places of art, mountains and lake. Typical Tuscany farmhouse very spacious (280 square meters)and comfortable for families or groups of friends  …see more

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Farmhouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

4 Nights min stay

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from £88 /night

£614 - £841 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Renovated farm house set against the hillside overlooking a small vineyard with lovely views across to the sea. Incorporating 9 rooms two bedrooms and two bathrooms outside veranda and within walking distance to Sassofortino where you can enjoy great loca food and wine.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £83 /night

£579 - £1075 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
The farm position offers the quiet of the countryside but there is also easy access to the main road, therefore perfect both for those who want to relax in the heart of the country and for those who love to be close to the seaside, places of art, mountains and lake. " Typical Tuscany farmhouse very spacious(250 square meters)and comfortable for families or groups of friends.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £53 /night

£368 - £526 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
The apartments is independent, and has beautiful piece of ancient furniture own heating system, some of them have a fire-place.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £258 /night

£1800 - £3200 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxury farmhouse in a peaceful nieghbourhood 5 min drive north of Lucca. Sleeps 10 and has full amenities including private pool with palm trees, table tennis, gym with LifeFitness machines, UK SKY TV, climbing frame, trampoline and a range of games for all ages.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£455 - £992 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
The farm position offers the quiet of the countryside but there is also easy access to the main road, therefore perfect both for those who want to relax in the heart of the country and for those who love to be close to the seaside, places of art, mountains and lake. " Typical Tuscany farmhouse very spacious(180 square meters)and comfortable for families or groups of friends.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £208 /night

£1450 - £1890 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Charming farmhouse with private pool located in the beautiful Tuscan hills. Set in it's own olive grove with stunning scenery, this is a perfect base for families to explore Tuscany.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £130 /night

£910 - £2232 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Typical stone building set inside an organic farm with stunning country views. 30 minutes from the Argentario sea and 15 minutes from Saturnia falls. Perfect for families or groups seeking relaxing stay or city tour around Rome, Siena, Florence or Pisa.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 14 Bedrooms | sleeps 18

Min stay varies

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from £188 /night

£1315 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Tuscany Farmhouse Mugello: Beautiful countryside, relax sport and great wines; autodrome golf club and Barberino outlet at 10 minutes driving. 35 km from Florence in Mugello just 8km from Mugello autodrome and Poggio dei Medici Golf Club.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £31 /night

£215 - £747 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Italy- Tuscany - Grosseto - mare- near the sea- farmhouse- agriturismo- holiday villa-swimming pool-beach-hydro massage- jacuzzi- relax-golf-Siena-Pisa Firenze- Roma-rural house-Riviera Toscana- holiday rentals-landscape properties-rural casas- casarurale-Follonica - Farmhouse in the very heart of the "Maremma Toscana", 2 swimming pools, jacuzzi. A few minutes of the sea.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

1 night min stay

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from £46 /night

£318 - £3498 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
B&B ;Florence, Tuscany, Farmhouse, Countryside, Friendly Company, Swimming Pool, Warm Weather, Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant, Family accomodation cats and dog are available  …see more

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Farmhouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £88 /night

£614 - £2629 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Villa, country house , cottages, tuscany, sea nearby. Many activities, boating, cycling, trekking, swimming. Close to many restaurants and sight seeing of old towns. The Natural Park of Maremma is a wild life preserved area. The cottages are newly decorated. Beautifully views of the country side and the bay. You can relax in your private garden.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

6 Nights min stay

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from £63 /night

£439 - £526 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
Mediaval towns with castles and church. Tennis Club Golf Club Mountain bike circuit Historic and artistic place Wildlife Park  …see more

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Farmhouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £86 /night

£600 - £1120 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Beautiful, well equipped eco-farmhouse with pool. Sleeps up to 6 people at no extra charge. Adjacent farmhouse also available. Set on the slopes of the Monti Pisani amongst olives trees, birds and flowers. Spectacular views over country, Pisa, Leaning Tower and Med. Fabulous views of Pisa, Leaning Tower & coast. Location to suit all moods. Pool, relax, bbq - easy holiday  …see more

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Farmhouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £758 /night

£5300 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Stunning self-catering villa with fantastic views set in the Lucca countryside. Private pool and fantastic covered terrace for al fresco dining. Ideal for families and friends.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

2 Nights min stay

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from £73 /night

£509 - £701 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Farms and estates, once devoted exclusively Agriculture of the Maremma, live again in this exciting area of Tuscany, transformed into residences for the holidays in peace and typical of a pristine land.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

Short stays welcome

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from £231 /night

£1612 - £3270 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
contesto naturalistico di incomparabile bellezza ed in una splendida posizione panoramica. L'ospitalità è offerta in un Casale in pietra completamente rinnovato, le abitazioni, in una calda atmosfera di campagna, sono dotate di ogni confort e curate in ogni dettaglio  …see more

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Farmhouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £69 /night

£482 - £701 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Affittasi due splendide Depandance ai piedi di Castagneto Carducci. Nella campagna Toscana a 3,5 km dal mare,comprese con le proprietà due biciclette per godere dei numerosi percorsi ciclistici e per raggiungere il famoso borgo di BOLGHERI che dista 10km dal Podere.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 2

2 Nights min stay

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from £44 /night

£307 - £614 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
Appartamenti indipendenti completamente arredati ed attrezzati per 2 e piu' persone. Nella richiesta di informazioni specificare per quante persone occorre preparare l'appartamento.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £63 /night

£439 - £1096 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luogo estremamente tranquillo, al culmine di una cresta collinare tra le apuane e il mare. Le spiagge sabbiose della Versilia si trovano a 15 Km. A 20 km la bellissima città di Lucca. A 30 km Pisa e la sua incredibile Torre. A 90 minuti Firenze. Piscina con vista mare. Disponibile gratis lettino per baby, seggiolone, Internet wi fi, tv satellitare.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

7 Nights min stay

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from £88 /night

£614 - £1315 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Rustico ristrutturato con splendido panorama situato nella campagna toscana e più precisamente in Garfagnana. Giardino di proprietà che ospita una piscina (9X4) ed un piccolo laghetto. Forno a legna con barbecue estreno. Ideale per una vacanza di relax immersa nel verde  …see more

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Farmhouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £63 /night

£439 - £658 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
casa di campagna sotto le colline di Campiglia marittima, 10 minuti di auto dalle spiagge di Baratti, Parco di Rimigliano, san Vincenzo e Follonica. Super accessoriata, lavastoviglie, lavatrice e tutto quello che serve per la cucina e il barbecue.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

4 Nights min stay

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from £188 /night

£1315 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Una dimora immersa nel verde e nel silenzio delle colline toscane, dotata di tutti i comfort, vicinissima alle principali mete turistiche dell'Italia centrale, a due passi dalle fresche acque del lago Trasimeno.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £76 /night

£526 - £1227 / week

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  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Ambiente rilassante, vicino a molte attrazioni turistiche, vicino al mare (Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore), alle città di Lucca, Pisa e Firenze, Isola d'Elba, Cinque Terre. Ad un passo da escursioni naturalistiche (Alpi Apuane, Garfagnana).  …see more

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Farmhouse | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 32

Min stay varies

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from £63 /night

£439 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Accogliente e deliziosa casavacanze, immersa nel verde. Meta ideale per un totale relax o una vacanza alla riscoperta di storia, natura,cultura, tradizioni. Tante attività sportive nelle vicinanze,oltre a tanti eventi di ogni genere. Servizio attento e discreto. Noleggio biciclette. Lavatrice in uso comune (a pagamento). Parcheggio privato.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £101 /night

£701 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Italia - Toscana - Grosseto - Roccastrada - Poggio Migliaroli - Country House  …see more

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Farmhouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 50

1 night min stay

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from £19 /night

£132 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
colline,toscane,toscana,party,compleanni,pisa,livorno  …see more

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Farmhouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £88 /night

£614 - £658 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
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Ospitalità in Maremma, poderino vista mare con grande giardino.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

1 night min stay

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from £45 /night

£315 / week

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  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
casa  …see more

Tuscany travel guide
Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Florence, the legacy of a union between commerce and art, owes its existence to the Medici dynasty, who employed Leonardo and Michelangelo to lend artistic integrity to their business acumen. The sublime purity of marble in the Accademia stands testament to Michelangelo, while the masterpieces of Botticelli and Vasari are to be found in the Uffizi gallery. The great medieval city of Siena, lying in the rolling hills of the Chianti, is famed for its brief, but exhilarating Palio horse-race. Pisa basks in the shadow of its leaning tower, while Lucca and Arezzo typify the medieval spirit of the region. Viareggio’s Carnival is the most colourful in Italy and the island of Elba is a ferry-ride away. Tuscany’s diversity and cultural influence makes it an ideal self catering holiday villas, cottages or Luxury apartment get away.