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

Known for its landscapes and its artistic legacy, Tuscany is considered the most beautiful regions in Europe for a holiday home. However visitors come to Tuscany for many reasons. Many come to marvel at the art, from extraordinary paintings and sculpture to frescoes and architectural wonders. Others choose to explore the countryside with its traditional Tuscan holiday homes. Nothing can make one feel more like a Tuscan local than sitting out on the balcony of your Tuscan holiday villa to see the sunset. However more active visitors can enjoy hiking and bike paths along the mountainside. Summer visitors staying in self-catering holiday rental, homes, and villas can enjoy the coasts and islands throughout Tuscany. Tuscany is also ideal for gourmets and wine lovers with its homegrown cuisine and wine.

Places to holiday in Tuscany

Florence- As the capital of Tuscany, Florence is home to some of the greatest museums, palaces, and churches in the world. The most popular sites in Florence include the museums, the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are also art galleries in their own right, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo's architectural work. However be sure to take a break from site seeing and eat some of the best gelato found at Bar Vivoli near Santa Croce.

Siena- Siena is known as the cultural center of Tuscany. The most well known site is the Duomo, a magnificent Italian Romanesque cathedral including the Libreria Piccolomini, Baptistery and Museo dell'Opera del Duomo which includes the famous Maestà by Duccio. The city is also best known for a horse race, Il Palio, held twice each year in the summer. Views of this colourful festival can best be enjoyed from the rooftop of a holiday home in Siena.

Pisa- Pisa is best known for the world famous Leaning Tower, but be sure not to miss the other architectural and artistic marvels of this beautiful city. If you arrive into the city by train, be sure to take the long walk to the Campo dei Miracoli lined with many interesting sights, shops, and restaurants. Pisa is also known for having gorgeous summer nights. Pisa’s holiday homes around the banks of the rivers are the ideal place to enjoy these views.

Things to do in Tuscany

Tuscany is famous for having many museums with masterpieces by the greatest artists of all time. The Uffizi Gallery is one of the world's top art museums where it houses some of the most important works of the Renaissance, including Leonardo and Boticelli. The Accademia houses Michelangelo's David, one of the most famous sculptures in the world. The Pitti Palace houses several important collections of paintings from Raphael, Rubens, Titian, Caravaggio, and others. Make sure to visit the baroque Boboli Gardens behind the Pitti Palace when the weather is nice.

Visitors staying at Tuscan’s holiday rentals, homes, and villas should also make sure to attend many of the events happening all year round in Tuscany. Many of them take place during the summer, such as the food festivals, which start in early summer and continue on through the fall. One of the most famous event is the Luminara in Tuscany, Regatta and Battle of the Bridge in Pisa to honor Saint Ranieri, the patron saint of Pisa on 16th June. Over 70,000 candles light up the palaces along the Arno river, with a fireworks display afterwards. In Florence, the Calcio Storico Fiorentino celebrates St. John the Baptist, the city's patron saint on June 24. First, there is a parade in historical costume followed by games played while wearing 16th century costumes. Il Palio in Siena is a colourful, horse race round the Piazza del Campo, Siena's main square, that takes place every 2nd July and 16th August. The square is filled with costume parades before the race, and massive feasts of the most delicious food are set up on long outdoor tables that can stretch for blocks on the medieval side streets. Staying at a Tuscan holiday home during these festivals can intrigue all your senses.

If you don't know what to do have a look to our Holiday Idea page

Weather in Tuscany

Tuscany weather can be enjoyed all year but the most desirable periods to visit are late spring and early autumn. The days are warm and sunny while the nights stay cool. The spring flourishes with olive groves while the fall is the season of food festivals throughout the province, including a huge wine festival. For the summer, many holiday rentals in Tuscany have swimming pools and hot springs.

Travel to Tuscany

The largest airports in the region are Pisa's Aeroporto Galileo Galilei (PSA) and Florence's Peretola (FLR). International travelers can fly to Rome’s Fiumicino (FCO) or Milan’s Aeroporto Malpensa (MXP) to make connecting flights to Pisa or Florence.

Flying time is 2 hours fromLondon(to Milan). The best prices on airline travel can be found on easyJet and Ryanair. By train, look into British Rail. Once in Tuscany, some larger towns, like Florence and Pisa, are accessible by train and many small villages are accessible by bus, but renting a car is a popular option because it is the easiest and most economic way to get around.


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                                                            Recent Reviews

                                                            One of the very best properties we have stayed at

                                                            5 of 5
                                                            A beautiful property with terrific views and lovely gardens. It is very peaceful. The photographs and description are accurate and do not really do the house justice. It was lovely to have breakfast in the garden surrounded by roses & lemon trees and to sit on the verandah to enjoy the view. The surrounding walks are The property was immaculately clean and very well looked after. Danielle and his family are lovely and looked after us very well indeed. They were on hand to answer questions but careful not to intrude. we really enjoyed our chats to Danielle and he was a great source of local information, such as where to park for free in Florence. We would certainly recommend this property and are considering another stay in the future. Castellina is only 10 minutes away and makes a great location for trips to Florence & Siena. It is easy to self-cater with an excellent bakery (great pastries!) and a supermarket which provides everything needed. There are excellent restaurants in the town which was not too touristy when we stayed.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                            Review for stay from 09 June 2016 to 15 June 2016

                                                            5 of 5
                                                            Nous avons été très bien accueillis: endroit propre, très bien situé, accès facile par le funiculaire, vue fantastique. Excellent séjour en Toscane! Pierre Bélanger
                                                            • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                            Excellent accommodation with wonderful hosts

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                                                            After an easy and straightforward 30 minute drive from Pisa airport we arrived at the apartment at approx. 8pm where we were greeted by our lovely hosts Maurizio and Stefania and a beautiful sunset. We were shown around the apartment and supplied with info about local restaurants etc. and then were presented with a substantial platter of delicious homemade bruschetta , pecorino, salumi, biscotti and a carafe of red wine which was a lovely surprise and which also meant we didn't need to go in search of a place to eat that evening. We were asked if we would like to partake of a six course meal with wine at their house on Monday evening for a fee of 30 Euros each which we readily accepted. Monday evening arrived and we were welcomed into their lovely home and presented with a truly delicious assortment of lovingly and painstakingly prepared dishes created by Stefania and served by the gracious Maurizio. Our hosts live above the two apartments that they let out. Although out at work all day they are contactable by mobile phone if necessary. The house is in a quiet area with on-street parking. The back of the house is where the entrances for both apartments are located. Their respective verandas and lawn have a near 180 degree elevated view over the beautiful countryside. We spent many a relaxing hour just admiring the view and the acrobatics of the swifts and swallows and even saw a hawk hover and dive whilst inhaling the heady scent of the Glicine (Wisteria) and Magnolia. Even though it seems that you are miles away from everything it is very easy to explore other areas of Toscana. We visited Florence (using car and tram), San Gimignano, Vinci and most of the hill towns on the Chianti trail. The living room/dining kitchen is pretty small but was adequate for our needs. Don't plan on cooking big meals as there is only a two ring gas hob and a tiny worktop sized oven/grill. The one bedroom is large with a comfortable king sized bed and a single bed. A large bathroom with a bath and over bath shower, sink, toilet and bidet. Plentiful supplies of hot water the only slight negative being the lack of an extractor fan so it gets very steamy in there. We really enjoyed our time at the apartment which was made special by the generosity of Maurizio and Stefania and we highly recommend this apartment. Clive and Sue
                                                            • Review Submitted: 01-May-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Apr 2016