Tuscany

Tuscany villas, apartments & hotel holidays

For some, Tuscany is the true heart of Italy – where unique Renaissance cities such as Florence and Siena meet the classic Italian landscapes of rolling hills studded with picturesque cypresses. Its abiding charm means quality holiday accommodation in Tuscany is always in demand. Only Essential Italy can offer you a greater selection of luxurious villas in Tuscany, along with comfortable hotels and charming apartments than you’ll find anywhere else.

Towns and Cities of Tuscany

As the cradle of the Renaissance, Tuscany is home to some of the world’s finest classical towns and cities. Wherever you base yourself in the province, you’ll want to spend at least a day exploring Florence, with its stunning duomo and baptistry – and Michelangelo’s famous statue of David. Renaissance art is well represented in Florence’s three major galleries – the Uffizi, the Accademia and the Bargello. And you’ve still time to discover the city’s medieval piazzas, and bargain for curios on the Ponte Vecchio – Florence’s historic bridge over the River Arno.

But Florence is by no means the only Renaissance treasure in Tuscany. Unspoilt Lucca delights visitors – you can still stroll right the way around its medieval walls, while Siena – where the cobbled piazza still hosts the annual palio, or horse race, which is another must-not-miss destination.

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 come across another pretty village with traditional restaurants and trattorias. Many local vineyards offer tastings or tours, where you can try out the fine wines of Tuscany. Chianti comes in several grades – be sure to sample the reserva as well as the classico.

The Val d’Orcia is one particularly enchanting valley that’s worth a visit if you are staying in one of our villas nearby. It brings to life that picture postcard image of Tuscany, with its sloping hills, cypress trees and sylvan vistas. The main villages to visit here are Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano and San Quirico. But the good thing about any holiday in Tuscany is that, wherever you stay, great scenery is guaranteed.

Food and Wine of Tuscany

The local food and wine is another key factor that sees many discerning travellers choose holidays in Tuscany. Much of the countryside is covered in vineyards and the reds produced are among 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 - Chianina steaks are exceptional. With a wide variety of pasta dishes and meats, ranging from beef to wild boar, you are sure to enjoy many delicious meals on any holiday in Tuscany.

Tuscany Secrets – off the beaten track

Around every corner, there is another Tuscan treasure waiting to be discovered. Small villages such as Lucignano, Civitella-in-Valdichiana and Bagno Vignoni are just a few of the little gems you might come across.

Tuscany is full of markets and festas (local fetes) too – almost every village stages one at some point during the summer. Markets are great for everything from fresh produce and delicious local olive oil, to antiques and artisan curios. If you’ve rented a villa with a pool you’ll want to spend some time relaxing around it – every day will remind you why holidays in Tuscany can be so special.

Holiday accommodation in Tuscany

At Essential Italy we’ve spent years building up a portfolio of the best villas, apartments and hotels for your perfect holiday in Tuscany. We regularly visit all the holiday rentals on our website – and have stayed in most properties ourselves. From charming apartments for couples, to villas for larger groups of family and friends, let us help arrange the perfect holiday in Tuscany for you.

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Call us on + 44(0)1223 460100 and we’ll put our expertise to work, finding you the perfect place to stay from our handpicked selection of Tuscany villas to rent, apartments or hotels. Trust us to help make your holiday in Tuscany one to remember.

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Tuscany properties for your next Italian break!

Famous throughout the world, Tuscany has it all. An outstanding landscape, renowned artistic heritage, an array of captivating towns and cities, it is one of Italy’s top holiday destinations.

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Villa Eremo Villa Eremo

Villa Eremo

Metato, Tuscany

From £3,350 per week

A perfect Tuscan hideaway high in the hills above the coast. An oasis of understated luxury, you will not want to leave this villa in Tuscany.

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Villa Volpe Villa Volpe

Villa Volpe

Chianni, Tuscany

From £2,890 per week

A beautiful villa in the heart of Tuscany. Spacious grounds with pool and waterfall! Super interiors with 16 seat private cinema! Perfect for parties seeking the perfect Tuscan hideaway.

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Ai Cedri Ai Cedri

Ai Cedri

Near Cortona, Tuscany

From £1,550 per week

This traditional stone-built villa boasts glorious views across the Tuscan landscape, surrounded by well-tended gardens, close to the Medieval hill-top town of Cortona.

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Alfieri Nove Alfieri Nove

Alfieri Nove

Florence, Tuscany

From £110 per night

Fabulous B&B in the heart of Florence. Eight comfortable rooms on the first floor, located in the area of Sant'Ambrogio, just a few minutes from the city centre.

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Borgo di Artimino Borgo di Artimino

Borgo di Artimino

Carmignano-Prato, Tuscany

From £350 per week

This ancient hamlet oozes Tuscan style and elegance. Stunning views and local restaurants on your doorstep, just a short drive to Florence.

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Casa Donata Casa Donata

Casa Donata

Badia a Passignano, Tuscany

From £1,710 per week

Spectacular, classic Tuscan villa immersed in the stunning Chianti hills, sweeping views from the garden provide the perfect backdrop.

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Casa Francigena Casa Francigena

Casa Francigena

San Gimignano, Tuscany

From £1,990 per week

This lovely stone, Tuscan farmhouse is set in immaculate gardens with views over the glorious countryside close to the medieval towers of San Gimignano.

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Casa Geremia Casa Geremia

Casa Geremia

Crespina, Tuscany

From £2,450 per week

Super, private Tuscan house, beautifully restored and located on the edge of the village of Crespina, comfortable villa with lovely pool and wonderful views.

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Casa Magiona Casa Magiona

Casa Magiona

Metato, Tuscany

From £3,290 per week

Luxurious villa in a truly stunning location in the hilltop hamlet of Metato, high above the Tuscan coast with spectacular views and just a short walk to the local restaurant.

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Casa Massimo Casa Massimo

Casa Massimo

Montestigliano, Tuscany

From £1,020 per week

Super two bedroom apartment with shared pool within the lovely private estate of Montestigliano. Set in beautiful rolling countryside just a few kilometres from the historic town of Siena.

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