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TUSCANY with Essential Italy

Tuscany is famous throughout the world and people travel here to experience a holiday in this delightful Italian region at all times of the year. Those looking for villas to rent in Tuscany can choose from a wide array of stunning locations, such as Florence, Siena, Pisa and a host of other medieval towns. Such destinations all offer a tantalising glimpse of the art treasures of the Renaissance, a chance to relax in the sublime countryside and to savour the heavenly wine and cuisine, and the opportunity to shop in the many specialist boutiques.

Towns and Cities of Tuscany

Florence is the jewel in Tuscany's crown, and no visit would be complete without exploring this spectacular Renaissance city. Even if you are residing in one of our Tuscany villas located outside Florence, this beautiful city is well worth a day trip.

The Arno River flows through the centre of Florence, which is home to several world famous galleries - The Uffizi, Bargello and the Academia being just three. The stunning cathedral dominates the skyline and a walk around the backstreets takes you back to the Renaissance times of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci.
You can also rent a Tuscany villa in the famous city of Pisa, which lies to the west of Florence and is where visitors flock to see the amazing leaning tower.

We also have villas to rent in Tuscany in Siena, one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Its central piazza (Il Campo) provides the dramatic backdrop for the Palio horse race.

Lucca is one of the best-preserved towns in Italy and its medieval walls make for the perfect walkway all the way around the town. The birthplace of Giacomo Puccini makes for a great day trip if you are staying in a Tuscany villa nearby.

Tuscany Countryside

The Chianti region produces some of the best wines in the world. The rolling hills are covered in vineyards and every few miles you will stumble upon another gorgeous village, with traditional restaurants and trattorias or local vineyard to try out the fine wines of Tuscany.

The Val d’Orcia is a truly spectacular valley and well worth a visit if you are staying in one of our Tuscany villas in the region. It encompasses many of the picture postcard images of Tuscany, including rolling hills with cypress trees and endless panoramas. The main villages to visit here are Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano and San Quirico.

Food and Wine of Tuscany

The food and wine of the region is often one of the main reasons that people flock to rent our beautiful Tuscany villas. Much of the countryside is covered in vineyards and the reds produced are some of the best in the world. Brunello, Chianti, Bolgheri and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are just some of the top names to look out for.

The food is largely based around fresh vegetables and excellent meat - the steaks from the Chianina breed are out of this world. With a wide variety of pasta dishes and meats, ranging from beef to wild boar, you are sure to find something to tempt your palate.

Tuscany Secrets – Off the beaten track

Around every corner, there is a host of Tuscan treasures waiting to be discovered. Small villages such as Lucignano, Civitella-in-Valdichiana and Bagno Vignoni are just a few of the tiny gems, well worth a slow and relaxed visit.

The range of villas to rent in Tuscany varies hugely, as does the countryside, which enjoys a dazzling array of high mountains, wide valleys and coastlines with sparkling beaches. Why not take a day trip to the stunning island of Il Giglio, which has crystal clear water and white sandy beaches. Our pre departure information will guide you to the hidden corners of the region and point you in the right direction of that great local restaurant close to your Tuscany villa.

Many people rent Tuscany villas in order to live out the ‘Tuscan Experience’, which is a complex tapestry of food, wine, culture, history, beauty, people and passion. As one travels this diverse region and enjoys a stay at any number of our beautiful villas to rent in Tuscany, it is possible to find new treasures and fresh enthusiasm to return time and time again.

Holiday accommodation in Tuscany

At Essential Italy we pride ourselves on finding the best Tuscany villa, apartment or hotel for your needs. We personally visit all the properties on our website. From private villas for couples, to villas for large groups of family and friends, we have just the Tuscany villa for you.

Ready to Holiday in Tuscany?

Call us on + 44 (0) 1223 460100 and put our friendly and local expertise to work to find you the perfect place to stay from our handpicked selection of Tuscany villas to rent, apartments or hotels and help make your holiday a wonderful experience to remember.