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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Val d’Arbia – Crete Senesi, Tuscany, Italy your home away from home

The Val d’Arbia (Valley of the River Arbia) lies in the region of Crete Senesi of Siena, Tuscany. The distinctive clay landscape of the Crete Senesi is almost completely void of trees, as the undulating hills roll miles into the distant horizon. The landscape is dotted with beautiful, isolated medieval villas and towns that still feel undeniably medieval and remain protected by their original fortifications.

Things to do on holiday in Val d’Arbia – Crete Senesi, Tuscany, Italy

The semi-desert landscape of Crete Senesi makes an interesting contrast to the usual lush greenery of Tuscany, but is no less alluring. The vast open stretches are ideal for mountain biking, riding holidays and motorbike tours, with a host of small medieval villages popping up behind a hill crest seemingly answering you calls for refreshment! There are also frequent isolated buildings which really stir the imagination, from monasteries to small castles.

Crete Senesi, despite its fairly barren landscape is a hot spot for gastronomy. White truffles are a special delicacy, and if you are in the region during November, the Crete Senesi White Truffle Market in San Giovanni d’Asso is an unbelievable event to attend, with auctions connected to London, New York and Dubai by satellite phone. During the market, the old stream train re-opens to service the area, which is great fun to ride! The area is also known for its production of Pecorino Cheese, bread and olives.

There are many historical places of interest to investigate in the region too. The San Giovanni d’Asso Castle and San Antimo Monastery in Montalcino are certainly worth visiting if you are staying in a villa in Val d’Arbia in Crete Senesi.

Places to holiday in Val d’Arbia – Crete Senesi, Tuscany, Italy

The city of Siena makes a great day trip from a rental villa in Val d’Arbia. The centre of the city has been declared a world Heritage site by UNESCO, and although the city centre does get crowded during the peak holiday season, there is so much to see that it is well worth the trip. After all, you can always retreat to the peace and tranquillity of your holiday rental in the Tuscan countryside with a glass of local wine if the crowds become too much!

Weather in Val d’Arbia – Crete Senesi, Tuscany, Italy

The landscape of Val d’Arbia – Crete Senesi is baked in the summer sun as average temperatures reach over 30°C. Winter temperatures are much colder, averaging only around 5°C. Many of the rural villas in Val d’Arbia have private pools, which make the summer heat more bearable.

Flights to Val d’Arbia – Crete Senesi, Tuscany, Italy

easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways all run flights to Florence (FLR) and Perugia Airports (PEG), which are both within an hours drive of the Val d’Arbia.

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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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    Villa #3718707
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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      Villa #6240427
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        Multiple rentals House #447800
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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            • 10 BA
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            Villa #1544781
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                Multiple rentals Farmhouse #6688018
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                  Villa #1150871
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                    Chateau / Country House #1455741
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                      Multiple rentals Farmhouse #1031717
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                              • 7 BA
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                              Villa #1150715
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                Villa #480553vb
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                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1272955
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                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1272955
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                                            Villa #458811
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Apartment #13190
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 3 BA
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                                                Villa #62257
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                                                  Farmhouse #1980336
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 5 BR
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                                                    House #6297132
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      Apartment #676796vb
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                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                        Apartment #6066838
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                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                          Apartment #1106728
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                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                            Apartment #1544394
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                                                                  Chateau / Country House #6377889
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Condo #750298
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                            Apartment #6504382
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #6420365
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                                                                                      House #1614367
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                          House #2118273
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                                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #6347473
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                                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              Chateau / Country House #6475052
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                                                                                                Farmhouse #6473403
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                                                                                                  • 7 BR
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #6347473
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Perfect location and wonderful countryside

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The drive up from d Arbia was beautiful and Anna and Francesca made us very welcome. It is a stunning location from which to explore some of Tuscany and after a day's sightseeing, it was lovely to return to with it's peace and tranquility. Clean and well maintained and very secure, comfortable beds and plenty of hanging space for clothes. Would recommend to friends and family.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    cool holidays...

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    My family and two other families of friends we had a great week at this villa, eating every night in the beautiful veranda. the villa is situated on top of a hill with a spectacular view. During the days we did a lot of hiking in the beautiful cities close to us. Very pretty little village of Montisi which is three kilometers. Luigi has been very considerate and gave us numerous places to visit.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Excellent - nothing less than 5 star!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Property was a little larger than we expected and provided lots of room for our party. The villa was easy to find and had views even better than we dared hope - quite stunning at all times of the day and in all directions. Amenities at the property were generally very good and only occasionally did we feel short of anything. The pool was wonderful and seemed to be cleaned early each day. We loved visiting the nearby hill towns - sometimes retracing trips of several years earlier and sometimes discovering new ones. The property was also convenient enough to easily visit Sienna and Florence - both of which draw us back on every Tuscan holiday. Montisi is a sweet little village and we used the local shop on several occasions - the ladies there were very helpful and welcoming. We went to the substantial and excellent Famila supermarket in Sinalunga for 'bigger' shops. Luigi was very welcoming on the first day but we had no recourse to bother him thereafter. Overall the best villa of our many family visits to Italy. We aim to go back soon.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016