Tuscany is vast: nine thousand square miles on the Tyrrhenian Sea, and a favoured destination for Italian villa holidays. Crossed by sharp mountains, rich with fortified cities, coastal enclaves with long empty beaches, and an embarrassment of medieval treasures, this region of central Italy is a place everyone longs to visit; having a Tuscan house here is the idyll. Our luxury villas in Tuscany have private pools, exquisite views, and are well-tended by professional villa staff.
To the north, near the glorious walled city of Lucca with its cobbled lanes, Romanesque churches and ancient bell towers, we have luxury Tuscan villas created from grand palazzi that once were the country retreats of the wealthy traders of the Arno. In the untamed rolling hills and vineyards of Chianti, populated with wild boar and porcupine, there are ancient stone farmhouses that have been magnificently restored as luxury villa rentals.
Further south-east in the Val d'Orcia, the province of wide-open vistas and cypress trees, choose from a selection of honey-hued converted farmhouses for rent. From here, discover the famous hill towns of Pienza, rebuilt as an "ideal town" by Pope Pius II in the 15th century, and Montalcino renowned for its prestigious Brunello de Montalcino wine.
Villa holidays in Tuscany are spent discovering the glorious countryside, amazing artwork, extraordinary architecture, chic spa towns and sleepy rustic hamlets. Tuscany is a mecca for food and drink and dining out on traditional Tuscan dishes is a memorable event, our Italy specialists would be happy to recommend some of the best places to eat near your villa.
We have an extensive portfolio of luxury Tuscan villas with pools, tennis courts, chefs and housekeepers. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves and with stunning views of rolling landscapes, there are wonderful opportunities to discover the flavours of Tuscany through wine tours or cooking lessons. Undoubtedly, the Chianti region, dotted with charming villages, is a favoured region for Italian villa holidays with a variety of activities including bike or walking tours.
We have villa rentals near Florence, famous for its art, museums, monuments and good food as well as near the wonderful cities of Siena and Pisa. Some of the best areas to stay in Tuscany include Chianti, Val d'Orcia and Maremma, talk to our travel experts to find the villa that would be perfect for you.
The Best Time Of The Year To Visit Tuscany
Villa holidays in Tuscany are hard to beat anytime of the year. The holiday season stretches from April to the end of September with average temperatures hovering near 30 °C in the height of the summer, but with many Tuscany villas located on the top of hills and surrounded by woods, it's not hard to catch a cooling breeze.
Springtime is a delightful time to visit Tuscany as temperatures are a little cooler and prices a bit lower. The summer months are lovely, though the best restaurants will be busy, so expect to book ahead. Otherwise, September and October - the grape harvesting season, when various local festivals take place in local towns and villages - can be a fabulous time to plan a Tuscan holiday.