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.
See our full range of luxury Tuscany villas below
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Il Convento di Siena dates back to 1348 when it was used for the production of grain, wine and oil. More recently it became a monastery before being abandoned. Fortunately, this historic and beautiful property was saved and has been carefully and lovingly rebuilt and restored and is now an idyllic luxury retreat. Just a stone's throw from Siena, which you can admire from the villa, Il Convento is set in a private park and is surrounded by forests, fields, lawns and flowers with every window offering breathtaking views over the surrounding area. The villa is equipped with private swimming pool (15x7m), tennis court, football field, bocce court, gym, air conditioning (1st floor), wine cellar and a sauna.
Rates: from £9,522 per week
Special Offer: Save up to 25% on remaining weeks in September and 30% in October. Call and speak to a consultant for more details. Vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees, and hills make up the breath-taking views from Belvedere, it offers such a quintessential Tuscan landscape right on its doorstep. The huge travertine pool is the perfect place to cool off from the Tuscan sun or relax in the shade under the large adjacent pergola. Belvedere is set in a working wine estate located in the heart of the Chianti Classico, close to the typical Tuscan village of Greve in Chianti and excellently positioned for exploring nearby Florence.
Rates: from £3,780 per week
Summer saving - Travel to Villa Vistarenni on the 19th July 2014 and receive a 10% discount. Set in an enviable position in the heart of Italy's most famous wine producing area, dominating within the surroundings, Villa Vistarenni offers everything for which Tuscany is famous: fabulous wine, excellent restaurants and incredible views spanning from vineyards and olive groves up to the heights of the picturesque village Radda in Chianti.
Rates: from £5,795 per week
A newly renovated farmhouse, located in the area of Cortona, with great views from the grounds to the Tuscan countryside, La Fornace offers a peaceful retreat away from the crowds but centrally located allowing for daytrips to Florence, Arezzo, Siena or Perugia.
Rates: from £6,540 per week
This luxury Tuscan villa lies at the heart of a small wine estate in the stunning surroundings of the Chianti region in Tuscany. The idyllic location near Greve in Chianti allows you to relax, enjoying birdsong and watching goats climbing the rolling hills that stretch towards the Apuan Alps. The wonderful rural location also offers easy access to the cities of Florence and Siena.
Rates: from £5,596 per week
This exclusive A&K property has the best views in all of Chianti. Once you've tasted the housekeeper's famous chocolate cake, taken in the beautiful gardens and whiled away the evenings in peaceful bliss, you'll soon understand why our guests return year after year. Villa di Panzano is a beautifully restored private villa with original Tuscan features and many modern facilities, ensuring for a very comfortable family villa holiday. Surrounded by delightful countryside yet conveniently located just 2km from Panzano, offering a market, restaurants, shops and even a singing butcher! This is everything you dream of when you imagine a villa holiday in Chianti.
Rates: from £5,740 per week
After 8 years in the A&K portfolio, this villa is still one of our very best. This wonderfully renovated farmhouse with classical rolling countryside views, sociable pool areas and beautifully finished interiors is ideal for family and friends. Villa le Terme offers fully renovated farmhouse accommodation in Tuscany, with views over the Chianti hills, a short distance from the medieval village of San Gimignano. This luxury villa retains its original charm whilst being beautifully and tastefully furnished and provides many modern facilities.
Rates: from £5,642 per week
Special Offer: Save 20% on a selection of remaining weeks from the 25th July - 5th September 2014. 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 £20,500 per week
The dominant position of Casetta nel Chianti offers breath-taking views of the Chianti region and its famous vineyards. Even though it has been completely restored in 2013, it still keeps its traditional charm with wine-covered steps leading to the pool area and terracotta floors inside the property. Casetta nel Chianti is the perfect place to relax by the pool and enjoy the outstanding and peaceful surroundings of the Tuscan countryside with cypress and olive trees, vineyards and its sun-drenched lavender fields. For the more active guests, there is plenty to see and do in the area. The closest town is Gaiole in Chianti, known for its delicious wine, beautiful castles and exquisite restaurants.
Rates: from £3,143 per week
Special Offer: Save up to 15% on all stays until the 26th of September. 15% discount also applies to Christmas and New Years Eve 2014. Castello di Rocca is set majestically on top of a hill with commanding views over the Tuscan countryside and encircled by the historic village of Cetona- but so far below the view is entirely rural. It has been carefully restored combining opulence and refinement to offer a true luxurious experience.
Rates: from £7,774 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.