Tuscany

Tuscany

Villa Gioli

Villa Gioli

Villa Gioli, Tuscany

Villa Gioli is a spectacular Tuscan villa situated within reach of the region’s finest cities and medieval towns. Once a summer escape for Italy’s most renowned Impressionists,...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Tuscany
From £433per night
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La Vigna

La Vigna

La Vigna, Tuscany

La Vigna is a five bedroom traditional farmhouse located in the Petrolo Estate. This holiday house is surrounded by the Petrolo olive groves and vineyards with a wide view of the ...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: Arezzo
Leandra

Leandra

Leandra, Tuscany

Villa Leandra is a beautiful pastel-shaded Tuscan villa situated within six acres of mature gardens. Spread across four spacious floors, each accessed by elevator, this remarkable ...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Nr Lucca, Tuscany
From £1,995per night
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Machiavelli

Machiavelli

Machiavelli, Tuscany

Villa Machiavelli is a legendary mansion and country estate, proudly watching over a historic estate of vineyards and olive groves in the Tuscan hills. Once owned by the Machiavell...

  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Maximum Guests: 20
  • Bathrooms: 10
  • Location: Nr Florence, Tuscany
From £7,203per night
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Villa Melissa

Villa Melissa

Villa Melissa, Tuscany

Villa Melissa is situated in the beautiful hamlet of Fighine, upon one of Tuscany’s romantic rolling hills. This historic and classical villa is surrounded by impressive hedgerow...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Tuscany
From £771per night
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Morgana

Morgana

Morgana, Tuscany

Extensively converted in 2013 and maintained to impeccable standards, this exquisite farmhouse property excludes the grace of Tuscany with a rural twist. Situated amid panoramic gr...

  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Maximum Guests: 18
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Location: Montalcino, Tuscany
From £1,395per night
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Villa Orangerie

Villa Orangerie

Villa Orangerie, Tuscany

Villa Orangerie is a charming historic Tuscan orangery, now converted to provide elegant boutique accommodation for up to four guests. With beautiful rustic styling and direct acce...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: Tuscany
From £195per night
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Orchidea

Orchidea

Orchidea, Tuscany

Nestled within nearly an acre of verdant gardens, Villa Orchidea is a haven of luxury mere moments from the seafront. The grand four-storey mansion embodies Old World charm, with h...

  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Maximum Guests: 18
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Location: Nr Sorrento
From £1,767per night
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Orfea

Orfea

Orfea, Tuscany

Villa Orfea is a historic villa situated within the Tuscan landscape, just a ten-minute drive from Lucca. Set within manicured Italian gardens, this villa dates from the 15th...

  • Bedrooms: 14
  • Maximum Guests: 28
  • Bathrooms: 14
  • Location: Nr Lucca, Tuscany
From £1,694per night
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Rita

Rita

Rita, Tuscany

Elegantly poised on the Tuscan hillside, Villa Rita is a majestic country abode within easy reach of Tuscany’s finest towns. Located within private grounds, this spacious villa i...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Nr San Casciano dei Bagni, Tuscany
From £1,868per night
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GETTING THERE

There are many flights operating from London, Manchester and regional airports to the 2 main airports in Tuscany – Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa and Amerigo Vespucci Airport, also known as Peretola, in Florence.


Main town: Florence
Flying time: 2 hours 15
Language: Italian
Tuscany area size: 22,985 square kilometres
Currency: Euros
Voltage: 230V
Driving: Drive on right side of the road
Airports: The main airports - Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa and Amerigo Vespucci Airport, also known as Peretola, in Florence
Entry Requirements: British citizens do not require a visa. You will require a valid passport with 6 months validity.
Water: Tap water is safe to drink
Beaches: There are many beaches to visit along the Tuscan coastline, including 19 blue flag winners
Health & Safety: No inoculations are needed. Italy is a safe destination and the locals are very friendly and accommodating. As with any destination be vigilant and don’t leave high worth items without supervision.

The weather in Tuscany is often sunny, days are mild, but nights are cold, particularly in hill areas where the temperature goes below zero. In the mountains snow is common and attracts skiers.

The best times to visit Tuscany are between late September and October and between April and May. During these months, travellers will find comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds at the major sights. As expected, summer ushers in high temperatures and heavy crowds.


Tuscany

Tuscany is a picture-perfect region in central Italy. Its capital, Florence, is home to some of the world’s most recognisable Renaissance art and architecture, including Michelangelo’s “David” statue, Botticelli’s works in the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo basilica.

Tuscany is diverse in nature and encompasses the rugged Apennine Mountains, the island of Elba’s beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea and Chianti’s olive groves and vineyards. It is little wonder that tourists from all over the world flock to this region in Italy and come for many reasons – some come in search of the fine art, others to explore the countryside and gourmet and wine buffs flock to sample the wonderful wine and cuisine. As well as the countryside, Tuscany boasts many wonderful beaches.

There are many cities to explore including Florence. Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo’s architectural genius.

Siena is probably Italy’s loveliest medieval city, and a trip worth making even if you are in Tuscany for just a few days. Siena’s heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer.

Pisa has become a popular stop thanks the the famous Leaning Tower. In addition to the tower, the city offers many other interesting things to see worth at least an entire day. A lot of people also stop in Lucca – Most of the attractions show its ancient history: from the trace of the Roman amphiteatre that can be seen in the shape of the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro to the archeological remains under the 12th century church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata (the first city cathedral, located just around the corner from the present-day cathedral of San Martino), to the various towers and villas from the 12th to 16th centuries.

 

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