Luxury Villas in Tuscany
Our luxury villas in Tuscany range from beautifully restored farmhouses set amidst olive groves and vineyards in Chianti to classical grand Tuscan villas superb for celebrating special family occasions. All of our family villas in Tuscany have swimming pools. Browse through our luxury villas in Chianti, luxury villas in Florence and luxury villas in Lucca.
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The recently built La Fontanella has been decorated with modern and stylish facilities such as Turkish bath, hydro bathtub with water massage and aroma therapy function. It also boasts two private swimming pools.
Placed in a stunning position, the villa offers outstanding panoramic views over olive trees, Tuscan fields, up to Lake Trasimeno and Monte Amiata in the distance.
La Fontanella enjoys an enviable position, just a short walking distance from Cortona, one of the most ancient and noble Tuscan towns which served as the perfect backdrop for the movies Under the Tuscan Sun and Life is Beautiful. This city offers outstanding quality wine and exquisite gastronomical products.
Rates: from £2,998 per week
La Piccolina is immersed in tranquility and beautifully appointed to make it a modern holiday home for a family who wants to enjoy the Tuscan countryside
Enjoy your time reading a book or just lay by the pool listening to the sounds of the countryside.
The courtyard provides an intimate setting for the outdoor living: enjoy the typical Tuscan cuisine in one of the al-fresco dining areas (the other overlooks the valley) while the pool is conveniently divided into three parts, with the middle section that functions as Jacuzzi tub.
This charming property has been completely renovated to provide maximum comfort with daily maid service, Wi-Fi internet, air conditioning and heating included in the rate.
Rates: from £2,424 per week
This luxurious villa is located in the unspoilt area of Maremma in Tuscany, strategically positioned allowing for day trips to the beach, Florence, Rome, Pisa and Siena.
The 1,200 acres estate offers several possibilities for outdoor activities such as horse riding or hiking in the woods. Alternatively one can unwind by the private pool or relax in the steam room.
The villa itself offers very spacious rooms with air-conditioning and private bathrooms. The living areas offer plenty of space to mingle, watch movies in the cinema room or play billiard.
Rates: from £8,037 per week
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Escape your frantic everyday life and recharge your batteries at Villa Altavista. The villa is the perfect home from home for a beautiful vacation surrounded by the famous Rosso di Montepulciano vineyards.
Villa Altavista offers spectacular views over Montepulciano and Cortona, the surrounding countryside and even Lake Trasimeno in Umbria.
After a full day under the Tuscan sun one can cool down in the panoramic swimming pool or relax under the shadows of the spacious Gazebo, tasting wine and the regional cuisine.
Rates: from £2,166 per week
Ideally located in a strategic position allowing for easy access to Pisa, Siena, Rome and Florence, Casa Bell'Aria is part of a vast nature reserve comprising 1,200 acres ensuring complete freedom and peace.
One can venture by foot and discover the paths in the woods and around the lakes or enjoy a horseback riding excursion.
Casa Bell'Aria provides various entertainment facilities such as home cinema, several sitting and dining areas, billiard table, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, a huge L-shaped swimming pool with different depths (one suitable for children).
Castiglione della Pescaia, famous for the outstanding beaches and sea resorts, is located nearby.
Rates: from £9,861 per week
Recently restored to the highest standard by the owner, a well-known Italian architect, he opted for a modern and minimalistic interior design to enhance the purity of the architectural lines. A special feature and the pride of the owner is the modern art collection that adorns the villa.
The large living room offers enough space to enjoy a relaxing time while the fireplace ensures a cozy atmosphere during the cooler months. During the summer the outside garden offers plenty of opportunities to play with children, enjoy the tranquility of the countryside or catch up on life while sipping a glass of wine.
Rates: from £8,765 per week
Located only 4km from the stunning town of San Gimignano, famous for its Medieval towers, Podere alle torri is a newly restored farmhouse immersed in 14 hectares of private grounds comprising vineyards, forest and olive groves.
Rates: from £3,331 per week
Santo Stefano was purposely designed to host big family reunions and gatherings of friends. Its 11 bedrooms have all en-suite bathrooms, are air-conditioned and located in such a smart way that you will never have the feeling of stepping on each other's feet.
Part of a large country estate, it guarantees complete privacy and independence for a holiday away from the frenetic daily life.
Florence, Pisa and Siena are less than 1 hour drive away. San Gimignano, Volterra and Certaldo 20 mins.
Rates: from £7,019 per week
Dating back to 1348 when it was used for the production of grain, wine and oil, Il Convento di Siena eventually became a monastery before being abandoned. Carefully and lovingly rebuilt by the current owner, it is now available as luxury retreat - just a stone throw away from Siena, which you can admire from the villa on the other side of the valley.
Il Convento is immersed in a private park with forest, fields, lawns and flowers. Every window enjoys breathtaking views over the surrounding area.
The villa is equipped with private swimming pool (15x7m), tennis field, soccer field, bocce court, gym, air conditioning (1st floor), wine cellar and sauna.
Rates: from £10,545 per week
Originally built in 1680 on ruins from an Etruscan settlement, Villa Cetinale was transformed into a Roman Baroque villa for Pope Alexander VII.
The lovely designed garden with its climbing roses, vine-covered pergolas, antique statues and the Scala Santa (Holy Stair) is said to be 'the epitome of garden design' and one of the most beautiful in Italy.
Rates: from £21,375 per week
The picture postcard hills of Chianti are home to some of our most popular Tuscan villas: restored farmhouses, such as Villa Le Terme near San Gimignano, and Villa di Panzano, close to the Chianti village of Panzano enjoy quintessentially Tuscan views of cypress tree clad hills and the scent of lavender.
This area is noted for production of fine Chianti wine, olive groves and friendly market towns. Greve is Chianti’s ‘capital’ and along with Panzano, Radda and Gaiole are perfect for exploration with inviting shops, breathtaking views and beautiful medieval architecture.
Just north of Chianti sits the majestic city of Florence, steeped in tradition and architectural splendour. Here fashionistas are spoilt by the boutiques of Via Tournabuoni, but it is Florence’s cultural heritage which makes it one of the most visited cities in Italy. The city’s galleries, the Accademia, the Uffizi and the Bargello, house some of the most celebrated works of art in the world. Villa Margherita and Al Castello are very close to Florence whilst Firenze Due is a Florentine apartment situated in the very heart of the city. Florence is also easily accessible from our villas in Chianti and from our villas in western Tuscany, near Lucca.
Some of the most elegant of Tuscan villas are located in the area close to Lucca in north-western Tuscany. This area was popular with wealthy merchants of the 18th century who chose to build their grand summer homes here. Villa Boccella is a good example of such a villa, though smaller villas, such as La Madonnina, also occupy such estates.
Our villas in Tuscany, include several located in the Brunello wine region of southern Tuscany, close to the celebrated wine towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano. La Pace, Il Glicine and Podere Bellavista are all within easy reach of these well known towns.
Our villa holidays in Tuscany are complemented by a range of additional services such as cookery classes, visits to wine estates and private chefs for occasional meals.
- Pitti Uomo (Fashion week - Florence)
- Carnival until mid February with the oldest and biggest parade in Viareggio
- Mostre Delle Antiche Camelie Della Lucchesia (Botanic Fair - Lucca)
- Festa Della Donna
- Scoppio del Carro (Historic - Folkloristic Event - Florence)
- Festa della Stagione Bona (Historic - Folkloristic Event - Greve-in-Chianti)
- Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Performing Arts Festival - Florence)
- Cantine Aperte (Wine event, several locations)
- Palio dei Micci (Historic - Folkloristic Event - Querceta)
- Sawdust Carpets (Art Event - Camaiore)
- Calcio Storico Fiorentino (Historic - Folkloristic Event - Florence)
- Gioco del Ponte (Historic- Folkloristic Event - Pisa)
- Giostra di Saracino (Historic- Folkloristic Event - Arezzo)
- Ferie delle Messi (Historic- Folkloristic Event - San Gimignano)
- Pitti Uomo (Fashion week - Florence)
- Pistoia Blues (Music Festival - Pistoia)
- Open Air Puccini Festival (Music Festival - Torre del Lago)
- Opera Festival (Music Festival - Barga)
- Summer Festival (Music Festival - Lucca)
- Open Air Puccini Festival (Music Festival - Torre del Lago)
- The Palio (Historic- Folkloristic Event - Siena)
- Bravio delle Botti (Historic- Folkloristic Event - Montepulciano)
- Festa Della Rificolona (Historic- Folkloristic Event - Florence)
- Mostra del Cristallo fra le mura (Art Event - Colle Val d'Elsa)
- Chianti Classico Wine Festival (Wine Festival - Greve in Chianti)
- Luminaria di Santa Croce (Historic-Religious Event - Lucca)
- Lucca Comics (Art Event - Lucca)
- Chestnut and Truffle Festival (Food - Montaione)
- Sagra del Tordo (Food - Montalcino)
- Festival of the White Truffle (Food - San Miniato)
- The Tradition of the Presepi (Religious Event)
General Activities IN TUSCANY
- Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella - visit the pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella in Florence and discover all the different perfumes, herbals and soaps
- Opera - head to Torre del Lago and attend one of the many performances based on plays written by Puccini (only in summer)
- Wine and Olive Oil tasting - travel to Badia di Passigano and visit the abbey with its wine cellars before relaxing in the abbey’s Osteria di Passigano, for a real Tuscan wine and olive oil tasting experience
- The Chocolate Valley Tour - visit the Chocolate Valley which lies between Pisa and Montecatini and visit an esteemed factory where you will be tantalised by aromas and flavours of the process of traditional chocolate making and tasting session (not available during summer)
- Carrara and Pietrasanta Marble - enjoy the marble caves of Carrara, the marble that Michelangelo chose to immortalise his masterpieces. Afterwards see artisans at work as you visit a Sculpture Studio in Pietrasanta
- Fantastic Gelato - located in central Florence to visit one of the most well known “gelaterias”
- Private Villa Concert – the ultimate Italian music experience in the intimacy of your villa. A Violin-Piano Duo, Harp and Flute, a String Quartet with Soprano and Tenor singers as well as Jazz and Neapolitan Folk formations can be arranged
- Ferrari Touring - drive on winding roads through the hilltop villages of Tuscany, down cypress-lined avenues and along the coastal freeways of the Mediterranean…all behind the wheel of a Ferrari
Sporting Activities IN TUSCANY
- Golf - 18 holes: 10 clubs; 9 holes: 10 clubs (golf is well established in Tuscany and a secret golfers paradise)
- Jogging/ Walking - put your running shoes on and enjoy the beautiful countryside
- Mountain Biking - many routes are on offer including challenging tours like the Monti Metaliferi
- Horse riding - Tuscany is a paradise for going horse riding
- Swimming - is offered in many touristic locations
- Surfing - is possible along the Tuscan coastline
- Diving - is recommended especially in the Archipelago della Toscana and the Golfo di Baratti
- Tennis - is offered in many touristic locations
Local Attractions IN TUSCANY
- Florence, Uffizi Gallery - Open all year round
- Florence, Ponte Vecchio
- Florence, Bargello National Museum - Open all year round
- Florence, The Boboli Gardens - Open all year round
- Florence, Santa Maria Novella - Open all year round
- Lucca, Forte dei Marmi - beach and exclusive beach resorts
- Lucca, Palazzo Pfanner - climb Giunigi Tower
- Lucca, San Frediano Church - Open all year round
- Lucca, Villa Reale Gardens of Villa Real - House and Garden open all year round
- Arezzo, Gothic Cathedral
- Arezzo, Main Square with Vasari's loggia
- Arezzo, Mecenate Archeological Museum - Open all year round
- Arezzo, Medieval and Modern Museum and Gallery - Open all year round
- Arezzo, Petrarca Theatre - Changing program
- Arezzo, Piero Francesca's fresco cycle "Legend of the True Cross"
- Pisa, Campo dei Miracoli and Duomo - The Dome is open all year round
- Pisa, Leaning Tower and Cathedral - Open all year round
- Pisa, Zoological Museum - Open all year round
- San Gimignano, Medieval Towers
- Siena, Il Duomo - Open all year round
- Siena, Piaza del Campo
- Siena, Pinacoteca Nazionale - Open all year round
- Siena, Torre del Mangia
- Grosseto, Tarot Garden - Open from April to mid October
- Grosseto/Maremma, Rocca di Franssinello - winery designed by Renzo Piano
- Livorno, Fortezza Vecchia (Old Fortress)
PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR YOUR TUSCAN VILLA HOLIDAY
GMT +1 hour
The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
Tipping IN TUSCANY
You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.
Arrival & Departure Formalities
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:
- A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
- Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
Weather IN TUSCANY
In general, the climate in Tuscany is very mild with little difference between the various provinces. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and milder; however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C.
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.
Electricity SUPPLY IN TUSCANY
Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz – a converter/adaptor may be required.
Driving IN ITALY
There are some important rules of the road -
- At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
- Always carry your driver’s license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
- The minimum driving age is 18.
- Traffic drives on the right.
- Seat belts must be worn - children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
- Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
- In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
- National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways.
- Speeding fines: Euros 30 – 300.
- For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked “biglietti” before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
- There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyzer tests carried out regularly by the police.
Parking in Italy
- In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying “Zona a traffico limitato”.
- Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use. Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard. In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.