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Make a holiday rental house or villa in Val d’Elsa-Siena, Italy your home away from home

Val d’Elsa is a commune in Siena Province, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. The main town, Colle Val d’Elsa is famed for its beautifully strategic position, medieval centre and production of luxury crystal glassware and art. With a history dating back to the 4th Century BC, the area is adorned with beautiful reminders of eras past. With its strategic position between Siena, Florence and Volterra, Val d’Elsa holiday rentals have become a firm favorite with holiday makers looking for stunning scenery, a relaxing atmosphere and a wealth of cultural and artistic treasures.

Things to do on holiday in Val d’Elsa-Siena, Italy

The Val d’Elsa, which takes its name from the River Elsa, is a gentle, rural territory with grove covered hills and wooded plains, dotted with medieval villages and towns, each adding to the numerous attractions and delightful atmosphere. Holidays to the Val d’Elsa invigorate the senses, offering stunning scenery, the soft aromas of olive groves and vineyards, and the delightful food, served beautifully by the age old family restaurants found across the Val d’Elsa. For this reason, taking self catering holiday accommodation and travelling slowly through the region of foot or by bicycle has become a very popular way to discover this beautiful area of Siena, Italy, and there are many routes to fill any cycling or walking holiday to the Val d’Elsa.

The old medieval part of Colle Val d’Elsa, the ‘colle alta’, which stands proudly at the highest part of the town, has a magnificently well preserved medieval structure, with many buildings and points of interest to soak in, as soon as you leave the front door of your holiday villa in Val d’Elsa, Siena. The centre of town is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral of Barberino Val d’Elsa, from which breath taking views of the Val d’Elsa spread in every direction. Around the ‘colle alta’ lie the immense walls and fortifications which served the city well during its long, violent history. Considered a turning point in fortified architecture, the Volterra Gates is an un-missable attraction when staying in holiday accommodation in Val d’Elsa.

The Abbadia Golf Club in Colle di Val d’Elsa provides the ideal place to enjoy a round whilst staying in Val d’Elsa accommodation. From a holiday letting, the golf course is available to all, as are the driving range, putting green, pitching green and 6 hole course to blow away the cob-webs before tackling the full course.

Places to holiday in Val d’Elsa-Siena, Italy

The town of Colle Val d’Elsa, as well as being an extremely attractive fortified hilltop town, also houses two important provincial museums, the Museum of Civic and Religious Art and the Archaeological Museum.

The small towns and villages of Val d’Elsa are diverse. Despite similar histories and locations, taking a Val d’Elsa holiday villa in one village will give you a very different holiday experience than a Val d’Elsa holiday villa in another. Sant Appiano, for example, has heavy Etruscan-Roman influences and a stunning Romanesque Church, whilst Tignano, a few miles further down the Val d’Elsa is a stunningly preserved walled town. The array of beautiful yet diverse villages are what makes taking an apartment or villa in Val d’Elsa such a huge treat, and give the region such an undeniably intriguing atmosphere, which keeps visitors returning to their holiday homes in Val d’Elsa over and over again.

Weather in Val d’Elsa-Siena, Italy

Summers are warm, but not scorching, making walking holidays based out of Val d’Elsa holiday villas such a great option. During July and August, average temperatures are an extremely pleasant 22°C.

Flights to Val d’Elsa-Siena, Italy

A holiday rental in Val d’Elsa is easy to get to from the UK. Located between Pisa (PSA) and Siena (SAY) Airports, Val d’Elsa villa rentals are well placed to take advantage of the number of direct, cheap flights from many of the airports in the UK.

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                                                                                            Recent Reviews

                                                                                            OK property in a great setting with a nice owner

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                                                                                            The property was fairly basic but clean and well-maintained and quite adequate and of a similar standard to other properties that we have stayed in in Tuscany and Umbria. The setting looking across the valley towards Radicondoli was really beautiful. We enjoyed watching the sheep being brought in for milking by the two maremma sheepdogs. The sights and sounds at night time were magical: fireflies, the sheep with their bells and the nightingales. The owner, Pietro, was really pleasant and helpful. We would recommend the property to others and may well return in the future. Adrian Moulds
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                            Perfect Family Getaway

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            Our family group, two couples, four children ranging from 9 to 16 sent a blissful 3 weeks at Ortone this summer. We have stayed in many villas over the years, but this was definitely the best ever. The house is beautifully decorated with every necessary amenity. The bedrooms are large and airy, with the option of air conditioning when the heat gets too much. The pergola outside is perfect for dining al fresco, with beautiful views over the valley. The pool is large, with plenty of sun beds, umbrellas and loads of games should the need take you to move! We had table tennis and badminton tournaments and the really active visited the gym. The owners provided us with a fantasy welcome pack outlining the best in local restaurants and lots of suggestions for day trips and sightseeing too. The problem is that Ortone is so glorious, it's almost impossible to leave! The caretaker, Pierluigi, maintains the grounds perfectly and his wife comes in one a week to clean. It was immaculate and nothing we asked was too much. While in this area we would recommend trips to Siena, Volterra and if going further afield, up to Florence and the coast. There are three restaurants in the village that Neale recommends, we tried and loved all of them.
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                            Fabulous villa in Tuscany

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                                                                                            My husband and I (age 31) stayed here with our five month old. We had a brilliant time - the views were fabulous, the property was clean, quiet, authentic and we didn't want to leave! Also a fab location for visiting popular towns in Tuscany ... Would highly recommend!
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: May 2016