Make a self catering villaor holiday rental in Santa Maria, Tuscany your home away from home
Santa Maria is in the quiet rural area in the triangle formed by Florence, Siena and Arezzo, making it ideal for those wanting to visit these historic centres of culture and arts.
Things to Do in Santa Maria, Tuscany
Santa Maria holiday homes in Tuscany are well located for visiting the area’s cultural cities or exploring the villages and surrounding countryside. Walking, hiking and cycling in this area are very popular along with scenic drives. Take a tour of the local wineries and finish in the tasting room, or stroll around the small towns nearby. Cookery classes are offered in many places as Tuscany is well known for its wonderful cuisine. Alternatively sit back and sample the excellent offerings in the local trattorias.
Places to Visit Around Santa Maria, Tuscany
Regello is a rural market town in the Arno Valley, within easy reach of Santa Maria holiday rentals. The mediaeval town of Rignano sull Arno is another interesting town full of historic buildings along with Figline Valdarno. Most visitors will want to spend time in Florence, a wonderful city with a wealth of attractions. Art lovers will revel in the art museums, rich frescoes and artworks in the many churches in the city. The Duomo is 600 years old, and still has the largest brick-built dome in the world. Climb to the top for excellent views of the city. The nearby campanile (bell tower) and baptistery building are both amazing works of architecture. Just 58km drive from your Santa Marian holiday rental is the lovely city of Prato. Famous for its textiles, cathedral and biscotti, it offers something for everyone to enjoy. Pisa with its leaning tower is another wonderful must-see during your stay.
Weather in Santa Maria, Tuscany
Holiday rentals in Santa Maria enjoy a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild showery winters. Temperatures reach an average 30°C (86°F) in the summer during the day, cooling to around 17°C (63°F) at night. Winters are mild with daytime highs of 9-11°C (48-52°F) and there can be showers, mainly from October to March, with pleasant dry summer months.
Travel to Santa Maria, Tuscany
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Santa Maria is Florence Peretola (FLR) Airport which is about 55km away. The airport is served by many international airlines including British Airways, BmiBaby and Lufthansa. The best way to reach your holiday accommodation is by picking up a hire car and driving along the Strada di Grande which takes about 45 minutes. The Galileo Galilei International (PSA) Airport at Pisa is another good alternative and has many daily flights with budget airlines, making Tuscany very easy to reach.