Villas in Tuscany and Apartments by Holiday Lettings

Why Tuscany?

Magnetic and charismatic, Tuscany has it all: extraordinary countryside, glorious coast, fabulous rustic food, and the world’s best art. Not bad for a region only a tad bigger than Wales. Whether you choose fascinating Florence or rural Pitigliano, you’ll never look back.

Fine Art & Even Finer Wine

This region of central Italy holds some of the world’s most important artistic treasures, including Michelangelo’s statue of David and many Botticelli masterpieces in the galleries of Florence. But art isn’t the only human creation celebrated here: the rolling hills surrounding the city are covered by a blanket of vineyards, their neat lines disappearing to the horizon.

Picturesque Panoramas

Throw open the windows of your villa or apartment in Tuscany and you’re pretty much guaranteed a jaw-dropping view. This could be the majestic peaks of the Apennine Mountains or the white sandy beaches of the Tuscan Archipelago’s islands, including Elba and Giannutri. Don’t miss the coastal clifftop villages of Cinque Terre, either, where narrow streets, colourful houses and pretty squares show a nostalgic side of Italy.

Flavours

Cookery classes are a favourite activity for visitors to Tuscany, eager to learn the basics to take home as an everlasting souvenir. Wasting food is a big no-no in Tuscany, so many of the region’s best-loved dishes, like Panzaletta and Ribolita, include stale bread and lashings of olive oil (harvested from groves scattered across the countryside). Another of the region’s famous exports is the rare and expensive truffle.

From the blog

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Places to stay in Tuscany

Places to visit in Tuscany

Province of Arezzo

Visit in September to see Arezzo’s inhabitants turn back the clock to celebrate their heritage. Spectacular medieval reenactments, colourful costumes, horses (and even jousting) mean you can see Arezzo’s history for yourself. But this region is a fabulous destination all year round, brimming with charming villages, sleepy squares and historic churches.

Province of Lucca

The walled city of Lucca, in the heart of Tuscany, boasts incredible views over the surrounding countryside. Climbing the tree-topped Guinigi Tower is recommended, but a walk along the ancient ramparts is just as rewarding. Other highlights include the birthplace of Italian Opera’s leading light Giacomo Puccini, and the stunning Palazzo Pfanner palace.

Siena

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Siena is one of Tuscany’s many jewels. Known for its medieval Piazza del Campo and Torre del Mangia (Mangia Tower), it’s a maze of streets dense with restaurants offering traditional Tuscan cuisine. The highlight of Siena’s calendar year is the Palio, a historic horse race contested between different areas of the city.

Florence

On the banks of the Arno River is the fascinating city of Florence. Its streets reveal a mind-blowing array of architectural wonders: the Palazzo Vecchio’s 94-metre tall tower, the burnt orange cupolas of the city’s iconic Cathedral (or Duomo), and the spectacular Ponte Vecchio bridge. Once outside the city, you’re in wine country with Chianti-producing grapes growing over the landscape.

Things to do in Tuscany

Uffizi Gallery

One of Florence’s (many) beautiful buildings packed with masterpieces, including Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus.

The Leaning Tower

297 steps to the top and decorated with 195 marble arches, Pisa’s iconic landmark is a must-see when in Tuscany.

Florence’s Duomo

Seeing the domes of this impressive cathedral glow as the sun sets over the city will take your breath away.

Ponte Vecchio

The oldest bridge in Florence, spanning the Arno River, is famed for the shops and buildings it holds.

Livorno

A picturesque seaside town known for the black and white paving of its Terrazza Mascagni and gourmet food markets.

Tuscan Archipelago

A string of seven islands in the crystal-clear Tyrrhenian Sea. Explore Elba, Montecristo and more…

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COSOLI CHARMING HISTORICAL VILLA IN CHIANTI
Tuscan Heaven

Cosoli is a beautiful villa in a stunning location. It was a superb family holiday location. thanks. … see more
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A very enjoyable location for our party of six. About a twenty minute walk into Duomo. A pleasant stroll back to the quiet neighborhood after a day of sightseeing. Richard, the property manager was very helpful and gave us some great tips to local … see more
101 amphitheatre
Perfect Location

Stayed here for a few nights in June. Had absolutely everything I needed and Giuseppina, the owner, was very helpful. The apartment itself is perfectly located within footsteps of the Piazza Anfiteatro and the Via Filungo, the heart of Lucca. Suc … see more
La Chiesina
An awesome villa in the Tuscan hills

A wonderfully restored church with plenty of character. Privacy with trees and hedges. Fab and accessible pool. Well equipped kitchen. An amazing welcome pack. We cycled from here to San Gimignano and to Monteriggioni. The location is superb and we d … see more
Il Giardino
lovely and peaceful

Il Giardino is a wonderful, intimate place. The house is not huge - but it is perfect for a family.The outside space is so beautiful and serene - the pool and gardens and hammocks and olive groves and flowers and herbs.... We loved, too, that it is … see more
6 bedroom villa Tuscany (BFY13480)
excellent place, very ingoibale holliday

we stay in the villa for 5 nights. 5 couples 3 infants. everything was like it describe in the site. very large rooms with all the facilities you need. wifi works perfect, the pool was very clean. the kitchen was well equipped, the dining room ver … see more

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