Casa Zola is a comfortable and stylish place to spend some quality time in Italy. It blends a high standard of modern day comfort and functionality with the original “Stile Liberty” design of the 1930s. You will enjoy spectacular views of the Lima valley and the sur …see more
it is difficult to come up with different superlatives that haven't been use for this
exquisite villa. From beginning to end our holiday was fabulous and the villa sublime....John was a gorgeous re… More
What a pleasure for us that you had a lovely time. It is a nice place to be and soak in the Italian way of life. Cheers. John
“Amazing villa in a fantastic location.”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2015
The villa was incredible. The terrace and the pool meant that we were able to eat all meals outside with a view to die for. The furnishings were excellent and the villa is extremely well stocked. The … More
How kind of you to write such a nice review. Delighted that you and your family enjoyed Casa Zola. Certainly the place to relax and get away from it all. Hope to see you there again some day?
“Magnificent Fully Equip Villa”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2016
Owners couldn't do enough for us. The views are breathtaking with a wonderful friendly restaurant just walking distance from villa. Pool is a added bonus, especially exploring the city all day. Great … More
It's certainly a fun place to be. We love it. Glad you did too.
Lovely restored detached cottage, totally private, situated at edge of a hill, above Castelnuovo (9km), overlooking the breathtaking view of the marble Apuan Mountains. Surrounded by ample garden including small wood and picnic area. Grounds are fully fenced.7km from th …see more
Wow! What a amazing place, loved the peace and tranquility. We had a fantastic week, the weather hot, and enjoyed visiting the local villages. Complimentary wine on arrival was a nice touch. We enjoye… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you loved this special place! The owners would love to have you again...
“Lovely property, excellent location”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2015
We had a superb holiday and will definitely be going back. It was a pity that we went at the end of the season when the pool was somewhat chilly! We particularly love the superb views and remote loca… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The villa is a lovingly renovated traditional Tuscan Villa, built with local stone, and boasting terraces and arches.The villa is peacefully situated and benefits from stunning views over the walled mediaeval village of Castiglione.Set in extensive grounds, with meadows …see more
“Relaxing, peaceful and secluded with breathtaking views”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2015
The photos on the website really don't do this fantastic property justice. Although the drive up the mountain roads is a little hair raising it is worth the effort to reach this beautiful location. … More
Thank you for your review. I am glad you are in agreement about this fantastic location and that you had a good stay!
Elcriso is a newly renovated detached 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom stone farmhouse with own pool and stunning views, set in a peaceful very rural location yet within walking distance of a restaurant.The property has been refurbished with love and care, using lots of traditiona …see more
“Maximum relaxation, great place for nature, walks and farniente”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
We stayed at "Elicriso" with a large family of 2 adults, 4 teeenagers and a 10-year old. It was a great stay in all respects.
The location is beautiful: on the way to a small hamlet (Prunecchio), its… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a detailed review. We are glad you loved this stunning area and Angela's house, which she looks after so well. We hope to welcome you another time.
“Perfect Tuscan retreat with fabulous views”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
We (me, husband and two twenty something children) had a fabulous week in this lovely, spacious house in the Tuscan mountains. We were warmly welcomed to the property by the owner who lived close by … More
Thank you for your review of this beautiful property in its gorgeous rural location. We are glad you had a special stay!
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
It is difficult to describe just how wondrous this location is – situated in the heart of a very sleepy and peaceful tiny village, yet with absolute privacy, total peace, unbeatable views and 15 hectares of private land including olive groves, chestnut woods and open …see more
great and spacy place with many varying appartments some with great view. the new appartments (seprate house at the pool) are modern and great with large kitchen and nice bedrooms.
The pool, the tabl… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a good time at this special place straight out of Olde Worlde Italy! For the benefit of future guests, if you have any trouble at all with any communicating we are available by phone 24 hours per day to help out.
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
This very private 2 bedroom cottage, set in substantial grounds has been sympathetically refurbished, with traditional style flooring, beamed ceilings, solid wood windows, beautiful beamed ceilings, and an open fireplace.
Attention to detail has ensured the house rema …see more
Superb villa which has a super location with a large private plot with a lovely pool area.
Super service of the hosts, who came with homemade cake and local delicacies.
Can recommend this villa - we… More
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are happy you enjoyed the care taken of you by the owners and also the privacy at this beautiful place. We hope to hear from you another time. Lorraine at tuscan-retreats
Renting this apartment will entitle you to the use of our private sand dunes that are north of Marina di Castagneto. This is an area of about 10,000 sq.m. along the coast, it is a fenced botanical garden with plants, flowers and dune vegetation with an educational natur …see more
Nearest beach 35 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
The apartment is located in the heart of Lucca's historic city center and has a view of the Giunigi tower which dates back to the Medieval period and is one of the most well-known towers in town.Having been completely remodeled in 2012, the apartment is equipped wi …see more
I want to reccomend this Apartment Palazzo Orsucci in Lucca to all those presons who appreciate art, culture and italian style.
We decided to have some days beetween Lucca and Florence.
The descrip… More
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
This magnificent 8 Bedroom - 7 Bathroom luxury Villa dates back to the XVth century and lies on the hill of "Poggio Imperiale", one of the most exclusive residential areas of the city of Florence. Being only one mile away from Porta Romana square, a renowned gate into …see more
The wooden ceiling, brick walls and country style furnishings create a country style atmosphere. The apartment is 45m2 and features a masonry kitchenette equipped with refrigerator with freezer, microwave oven and dishwashing machine and dining area. There is a dou …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Monteroni d'Arbia: Villa Tinaio was originally the estate wine cellar. Because of its size, it can accomodate families or groups of friends up to 24 people who can enjoy moments of absolute relax, on the border of the private pool, surrounded by ancient trees.On th …see more
Casa Sarita is a peaceful well equipped 2 bedroom property sleeping 5, with a large private pool boasting amazing mountain views.Set in extensive mature gardens of 10 acres, with olive terraces, fruit trees and vines, this is the perfect place for a relaxing break.Fulle …see more
With 3 bedrooms and spectacular mountain views from the garden and surrounding meadow, this newly renovated, atmospheric old house is suitable for a large family or group of friends. There is an acre of meadow at the back of the house, from where you can enjoy swimming …see more
This house is a fabulous place to stay with friends and would be equally pleasant for a family. It is very comfortably appointed and the furniture and bedding are of a high quality. The views from the… More
“Nice property, impressive view, perfect swimming pool, reliable internet”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We really liked our two-week stay at Casa Natalina. The house is situated in a quiet environment, and you really live in Italy without seeing tourists every day. The swimming pool is cleaned twice a w… More
Thank you for the good and honest review. It seems like you had a very good time at the house and enjoyed the area. As you mention Bonnini's restuarant we realise that you must have taken advantage of the extensive information and recommendations that Friends of Tuscany provide. I hope you enjoyed the other recommendations.
The house did receive an award as one of the Best 10 Villas with Pools in 2011. In 2013 it has been completely redecorated again.The tree house has been improved, and the area around the pool renewed. Most importantly, the wi-fi is very good, something which can be difficult to find in Italy. The neighbouring bulding has been unoccupied for many years and will remain so. It is no longer for sale. The house will remain as peaceful as it has always been, with one of the best views in the area.
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
In an ancient Florentine palace, at just a few steps from the Duomo of Florence, next to the famous church of S. Lorenzo, in the square known for its flea market where you can go shopping every day, is situated this typical Florentine apartment. The building is located …see more
Not suitable for children; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Apartment Flavia is a beautiful apartment (85 m2) located on the 3rd floor in the historic centre of Florence. The apartment has recently undergone a conservative restoration which allowed it to be updated to suit modern needs while at the same time retain all its tradi …see more
Fully restored stone built cottage with marble and stone floors with exposed chestnut beams.Ground floor- Living room/dining area with kitchenette (including double sofa bed ). First floor-Double bedroom and bathroom. Modern conveniences (including Sky tv and internet …see more
We spent a few days here in the Tuscan hills and wish we could have spent longer. It is set in a very peaceful location and the interior and gardens are both immaculately presented. If you are looking… More
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Ask about pets;
Large apartment of 75 square meters that can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people. The master bedroom has a big double bed made by Florentine artisans. The room is tastefully decorated and has a big flat tv and a window with magnificent views of the old city and the P …see more
Casina Collemandina is a pretty stone cottage (110sqm) with private pool, set in a tiny hamlet, 1 hour north of Lucca.This rustic cottage was built in the 1800's and was originally inhabited by local contadini (farm workers) .The house retains much of its olde worl …see more
This property is made up of two detached holiday houses with pool rented together for price detailed- Casa Matilde and Casa Lara with total privacy. The two houses have their own entrances, and each house has its own garden for dining alfresco and relaxing in the sun or …see more
This holiday rental as described is in two villas It accommodated us with ease.It is well equipped and well presented. it is situated in a gated plot so it is secure.It nestles in woodland that opens … More
“Stunning location with magnificent views”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2015
Two well equiped properties with everything you would need to enjoy your holiday.
The pool is a decent size and cleaned daily.
Plenty of sun loungers around the property and garden.
Two seperate ea… More
Thank you for your review! We are glad that you loved the place, and those amazing views. Alberto hopes to welcome you again.
Nestled in the colourful Tuscan countryside, just 8km away from the old town of Cortona, Il Nido is a lovely small villa recently restored and finely appointed with a contemporary country-chic style.
The skillful ability in matching the soft tones and the tasteful reca …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
In a very short distance you can find restaurants, trattorie, enoteche where you can taste all excellent italian food. The apartment is located in an area that is very convenient for public services, and sightseeing, its perfect because you can easily go around all the …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Casa Laura is set in the depths of the Garfagnana, in a high peaceful position with the most stunning views!The property boasts a private pool (out of ground 8M x 4M), wonderful vistas and a good sized secluded garden.There are 3 large bedrooms, two double and one twin …see more
The Molinvecchio is a very special agriturism beautifully situated in the green heart of Tuscany. And houses ancient working mill machinery which is driven by the stream called Capraia.The Villa is amazing..It has all the facilities needed to have a great time on a won …see more
Podere Torricchi is a small collection of beautifully renovated 16th Century farm buildings converted into houses and apartments. Set on a hill the entire site has stunning views of the rolling Tuscan countryside. I'l Granario' is a house set on two floors, tastefully r …see more
“So good we came back in 2013 - Terrific Villa, Pool, Views & Airconditioning”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
A lovely traditional style Villa, extremely well appointed with the luxury of Airconditioned bedrooms - which meant a comfortable nights sleep for all. With two young children ( 7 & 9 yrs) the excelle… More
Thank you for your review, it was nice to welcome you back this year and I'm glad to found the new air conditioning made your evenings much more comfortable. I try to make the villa as 'guest friendly' as possible so your feedback helps me to know that those investments are appreciated. Thank you also for your kind comments about my administrative arrangements and ongoing support. It's important for me that you have confidence in the person you are dealing with and your holiday is relaxing from the time you book to the time you leave. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back next summer.
Reviewed 31 Oct 2012
My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed here for 5 nights. The villa is very nice and the views are incredible. Steve was very prompt and thorough in answering our questions and providin… More
Thank you for your lovely review of I'l Granario. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the incredible views. Its always a pleasure to help my guests make plans for their stay and to answer questions that help you make the best of your stay. Thank you also for your recommendation - I would be delighted to welcome you back to I'l Granario at some time in the future.
“Home from home in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
Lovely property, well set up for all weather, great facilities. Steve gave us excellent directions to get there. He was very helpful with booking and throughout.
Location is great, it is lovely and p… More
Thank for your kind review. I am pleased that you enjoyed the house and the lovely location. Thank you also for your recommendation, I hope to be able to welcome you back to I'l Granario again in the future.
Il Cigliere is the perfect refuge for those seeking an alternative holiday with all the comfort and privacy, surrounded by nature and fascinating thousands of years of historical and cultural traditions. Located between the hills of Cerreto Guidi overlooking the river A …see more
Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
Set in the stunning Appenine mountains of Northern Tuscany is the quiet quintessentially Italian village of Monzone. The village is surrounded by lush green mountains which form part of the Parco Regionale Delle Alpi Apuane National Park (some 70 miles/200km square in …see more
“A lovely apartment beautifully situated in a typical Tuscan village with great views from the spacious terrace .”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2015
It's a great place to travel around from by car or train. The local restaurant is excellent. The apartment had good size rooms with everything you need including TV , dishwasher and washing machine. M… More
Dear Karin, thank you so much for the review of Casa Rosa. We are really glad you enjoyed our home and want to visit again. Regards Russell and Rebecca.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
A part of "twin" properties located in a pretty and quite residential area, 800 meter from the sea and from the centre ; outside there is a large fenced garden with gazebo and garden furniture. Three bedrooms at the first floor:one double bedroom, one twin roo …see more
The villa is newly built, pristine and spacious, and sits on the edge of a residential area outside of Barga. Despite the 'town' location, the property has the benefit of fantastic views across fields, with the mountains in the background. There is a private g …see more
Our second visit to Casa Patrizia and just as magical as the first time. Lovely villa, great views over the Tuscan hills and relaxing pool. Can't wait to go back… More
Thank you for your review on this popular house which as you will know gets many repeat bookings!
“A superb Holiday Villa owned by a friendly,helpful man with a lovely family”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2014
We have stayed twice before,and have booked again for next year.Marco,the owner,and Patrizia,his wife,are the nicest couple,always willing to help in any matter.The sheets are all changed once a week,… More
“Bliss in Barga”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2014
We enjoyed a wonderful week staying at Casa patrizia, it's situated right on the edge of town an easy walk in the evenings to both the old and new town. Plenty going on and good activities in the are… More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Air conditioning;
If you love walking, peaceful rusticity, organically grown olive oil and all the joys of glorious Tuscany then this cottage is for you!
Podere La Rota is a delightful cottage set among peaceful olive groves, barely a ten minute stroll from the village of Moncioni, whic …see more
Casa del Lago is a newly renovated 2 bedroom stone cottage almost on the lake, with its own private pool.
It is not often one can find a getaway in an unspoilt spot, on the side of a lake, with sole use of a pool, and all with mountain views, for such a reasonable pri …see more
A traditional stone house in a very freindly village in the northern Tuscany. The house has wounderful veiws of the valleys and mountains beyond. The house is architect-restored, with stone walls, teracotta floors and beamed cellings.It`s stylish furnished with beds,sof …see more