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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy your home away from home

An area of rolling hills and vineyard laden valleys, Chianti is a world famous section of the beautiful Province of Tuscany, Italy, famous for its wines. Situated between Florence and Siena, taking a Chianti villa rental not only puts you amongst the stunning rural scenery, surrounded by a selection of the best wines produced anywhere in the world, but also gives you access to some of the richest artistic heritage too. Self catering villas in Chianti, Tuscany, are a dream for wine connoisseurs everywhere.

Things to do in Chianti, Tuscany

The Tuscan countryside is ideal for exploration, by foot, on bicycle or, for those with a little less time or less energy, by car. Walking and cycling holidays using a Chianti rental villa are ideal, not only due to the idyllic setting and freedom provided, but also for the fact that there is very little that compares to the experience of sitting outside a self catering villa in Chianti, watching the sun set over the hills with a glass of local Chianti wine.

One of the nicest places to walk, relax and absorb the natural environment from a Chianti apartment rental or self catering villa is the Monte San Michele National Park, which lets you walk the hills to spectacular view points over hilltop towns and small vineyards bordered by woodland, well off the usual tourist trails.

Places to go on holiday in Chianti, Tuscany

Wine connoisseurs taking a villa in Chianti, Tuscany, will love Greve in September. Greve is the setting for the largest wine festival in Chianti, providing you the chance to sample, purchase and enjoy the huge variety of Chianti wines produced in the region.

San Casciano in the Val di Pesa is just 15km from Florence. San Casciano was a Roman outpost, and many of the old Roman villas, medieval fortresses and monasteries have now been turned into dramatic, luxury Chianti villas, overlooking the beautiful Val di Greve on one side and Val di Pesa to the other.

Impruneta is a rich, stately town bounded by the Florentine Hills and the rivers of both the Greve and Ema, with beautiful views and some magnificent restaurants and craft shops.

Weather in Chianti, Tuscany

Summers in Chianti are gloriously warm, with average daily temperatures from June until August of over 30°C, an average of 10°C higher than temperatures in the UK. Even during the winter, temperatures are over 10°C.

Travel to Chianti, Tuscany

Being ideally situated between Siena (SAY) and Florence (FLR) Airports, finding cheap flights to Chianti is easy, and reaching your self catering Chianti holiday villa is painless.

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                                                                                              Our goal was to stay in the Tuscan countryside and this house did not disappoint. Had everything we needed including a huge fireplace that we utilized daily. Close to town but out far enough to get gorgeous views of the countryside. Sunrises were breathtaking as well. We will definetly stay here again on our next trip back to Imprunetta. If you are looking to stay in the countryside in an authentic Italian house, this is the place.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Oct 2015

                                                                                              Beautiful and tranquil setting. Perfect getaway.

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                                                                                              We had a fantastic week's break staying in an apartment at Villa il Castellaccio. The owner, Leonardo, was on hand to welcome us despite the fact that our flight was delayed which meant that we didn't arrive until the early hours of the morning. He proved to be a consummate host - attentive and helpful but not intrusive. The Villa is well located for the major towns and cities of the region such as Florence, Siena, Arezzo and Montepulciano but it's sufficiently remote to provide a tranquil break. Indeed, perhaps our most enjoyable time was spent just lazing by the poolside soaking up the sun and breathing in the country air. The apartment was well appointed and very comfortable with all the facilities needed in the kitchen to cook. There was also a communal kitchen room located 50 yards away with two barbecues and a pizza oven complete with patio area. We used this on a couple of evenings to cook some very thick but reasonably priced steaks bought in the local supermarket. In summary we had a fantastic time and would have no reservations in recommending Villa il Castellaccio. We hope to return again soon.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2015

                                                                                              Idyllic Italian haven!

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                                                                                              San Casciano Val Di Pesa epitomizes all that there is to love and savor about Italian life. Each morning my four year old would dramatically throw open our wooden shutters, shouting out Bon Journo to the cockerel, hens and cuckoo birds that inhabited our stunning gardens. Our 280 degree view was framed by the Florentine mountains in the back ground to the rolling valley of vineyards and olive groves in the foreground. As we cooked, chatted and played with our children in the kitchen, this view peered in at us, catching our breath each time. The villa is sensitively and immaculately preserved, the pictures show the interior as it is. The photos of the gardens however do not indicate how vast that space is. It is beautifully planted, with real privacy offered from each veranda. You also are free to wander throughout the proprietor's estate. Walks through the vineyards and forests provided my four year old with a great adventures. I also went for my morning run around the estate - a 4 km circuit, providing stunning views of the area and much safer than running on the local, narrow roads. Maurizio and Antonio, were very gracious hosts. Always courteous and readily available to resolve any queries we had. We were also treated to a tour of their cellar and a bottle of their exquisite Chianti wine. San Casciano, only 8 km away, (Mercatale - 4 km away, fine for grocery shopping and had a charming playground) was a real find. We went there nearly every evening, and we felt like we were the only tourists there. It's an affluent, effortlessly elegant town, with a sufficient array of restaurants, cafes and shops to create an ambient atmosphere. They playground had the most incredible view of a river valley, in the cool of the evening all the locals loved to amble along its edge; a perfect spot for people watching. My only reservation was the road leading up to the villa, it was eroded quite severely in parts, making driving a hired car quite a precarious experience. Lastly San Casciano, is the perfect spot for exploring Chianti. We were 30 mins from Florence, 40 from Sienna. Two other towns I must recommend are San Gimignano, home to the worlds first skyscraper and apparently the best icecream too. I loved it for its piazza that contained the best set of steps, far superior to the Steps of Rome, much more atmospheric. The other town is Panzano, a hill top town with a famously cultured butcher. Incredible views while there and enroute.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2015
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2015