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Tuscany

Destination guide: Tuscany


Tuscany is no stranger to tribute or applause. It’s no novice to tourism or success. And it’s certainly no neophyte when it comes to luxury. And we can certainly vouch for that here at Bridgewater’s Idyllic Italy. There’s probably no need to tell you about how beautifully sublime this famous region is because the likelihood is, you already know. As one of the Italy’s most desirable destinations, and with travel writers depicting nothing but heavenly perfection, there’s really nothing more we can add other than “it’s all true”.
With Florence as its cultural powerhouse, the Etruscan Coast as its outer paradise, and award-winning food and wine as its staple, we couldn’t think of a more impeccable region to visit on your next holiday to Italy. Read on for tips on where to go, what to see and a practical guide on weather/climate and getting around.

Getting There


As we’ve mentioned before, Tuscany is no stranger to tourists so getting to this region from almost anywhere in the world is pretty straightforward. With two international airports, Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa and Amerigo Vespucci Airport (also called Peretola Airport) in Florence, you can reach the region’s major cities without any trouble at all. Book in advance and you may be able to get some amazing cheap flight deals too.

Getting Around


One of the most popular ways to travel around the region is by car and many travellers prefer the freedom of being able to explore different towns without the restrictions of public transport. There are a number of car rental companies and you can pick up and drop off at the two international airports in Florence and Pisa. If you would prefer to use public transport, there are both bus and train services available. Fast trains link up the larger cities such as Florence, Pisa, Sienna, Lucca and Grosseto whilst slower trains link up the smaller towns.

 

Tuscany Properties


 

Casa Fiesole

Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 6
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Shared Pool
From £
If location is your main priority then it doesn't get much better than Casa Fiesole; located in the picturesque town of Fiesole, at only 800 metres from the main square with shops, restaurants, cafes and (not to be missed) the delicious Pasticceria Alcedo! Florence city centre (8 km) can easily be reached by car or by bus in only 15 minutes. Completely renovated at the highest standards a fully air-conditioned, newly renovated, apartment with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large living area with terrace overlooking the hills surrounding Florence. Shared pool and garden. WIFI. Florence airport only 14km. Ideal for those wanting to explore the beauty of Florence without compromising on having a pool and wonderful views. Modern interiors. In the garden there is a terrace furnished with table and chairs which is for our guests' exclusive use. 2018 AVAILABILITY: Up to 25 May, 01 June to 30 June, 14 July onwards. BOOK NOW FOR 2019

3 Beds
3 Bathrooms
6 Guests

Casa Montaione

From £2086/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £298
A charming stone built farmhouse only 1 Km from the nearest village (Montaione) and 20 km from Medieval San Gimignano. Stunning views, private pool, nicely furnished interiors & billiards room. Perfect for guests who want to enjoy the Tuscan countryside without being too isolated. Florence, Siena, Sangimignano are within easy reach as are many of Chianti's smaller and very beautiful villages. WIFI available.

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Casa Nocchi

From £1836/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £262
Featured in the style supplement of the Sunday Times and it's easy to understand why! A striking feature of the property is the split-level swimming pool which consists of two pools connected by a small waterfall, beautifully integrated into the sloping olive groves. The lovely south-facing patio and loggia are ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining. Shop and restaurant waking distance (1 Km). Excellently location between the beaches of the Tuscan coast (10km) and Lucca (23km). Camaiore 3.5 Km Pisa airport 35 Km. Ideal for those looking to escape it all whilst still being close to the beach and towns. 2018 DATES AVAILABLE: 15 April to 12 May, 11 to 18 August, 25 August to 01 September. BOOK NOW FOR 2019

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Casale Vorno

From £5895/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £842
Situated in an enviable position, only 10 minutes from the centre of Lucca! This charming stone built Casale has a MAGNIFICENT pool and garden with idyllic views across to the Lucca hills. Well situated within walking distance of a small village (with excellent family run pizzeria and 4 restaurants). A quintessential Tuscan retreat yet only 30 minutes from Versilia's golden beaches.Good taxi service to Lucca town centre. Tennis club within 10 minute drive.

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

La Corte di Gragnano

From £5120/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £731
A truly stunning property situated on the top of a hill with beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards and olive groves. Its recent restoration was completed in a contemporary boutique-style by a renowned Italian architect and is of a very high standard in all respects. Airy and spacious rooms. Stylish interiors and a remarkable garden. Modern facilities including air conditioning. Gourmet kitchen, billiards and an electric pool cover to increase the temperature of the water during mid/low season. Lucca only 16km Pisa airport 40km and the Tuscan coast 45km, Florence 75km. This property is not suitable for children under 12years.

5 Beds
4 Bathrooms
10 Guests

La Limonaia

From £6875/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 16
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £982
A delightful property situated on a vast oil producing estate which originally dates back to the 18th century. La Limonaia stands in a magical setting surrounded by vineyards and orchards yet only a short walk (700 metres) from the nearest village, 10 Km from Lucca, under 1 hour from Pisa airport and a 30 minute drive from the coast. This charming property is tastefully furnished in pretty, Tuscan pastel colours with terracotta tiled floors and wooden beamed ceilings throughout. The private fenced pool is ideal for families with small children and can be heated upon request. Bedrooms benefit from air-conditioning. Wi-fi and a children's play area. Cook service & bike hire available

8 Beds
7 Bathrooms
16 Guests

La Portineria

From £1965/week
Location:
Sleeps: 11
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £281
Formerly a gatehouse to a Tuscan country estate - this charming villa offers spacious, bright interiors furnished to a good standard. Ideally situated within walking distance of a village and only 10 Km from the centre of Lucca. The owner can arrange for bicycle hire so you can cycle along the Serchio river in to the heart of the walled city. Large garden and fenced pool which can be heated. From the north-facing windows, the views span over miles of forested countryside, whilst from those facing south the views look across olive groves to the Pizzorne Mountains or down the valley where the Serchio River curls towards the sea. Ideal for those who want a comfortable base to explore Northern Tuscany at any time of year. Short stays available. Tennis courts within walking distance

5 Beds
2 Bathrooms
11 Guests

La Regina di Santo stefano

From £4687/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £670
This stunning villa certainly has the wow factor! Situated on a private estate of 100 acres, La Regina di Santo Stefano enjoys a spectacular position with panoramic views. Totally private, surrounded by ancient Tuscan cypress trees, a luxurious base for even the most discerning of travellers. Only 30 mins San Gimignano, 40 minutes Siena, 1 hour Florence and Pisa airport. Montaione with restaurants and shops 6 Km. Daily maid service included in the rental. Horse riding, wellness centre and tennis court within 6 km. Chef available. Highly recommended. Wifi and air-con. Cookery lesson, chef service, breakfast and babysitting available. There is a reception on-site with English speaking staff who offer a concierge service.

6 Beds
7 Bathrooms
12 Guests

La Rocca

From £1744/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 6
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £249
La Rocca boasts stunning views of the Garfagnana landscape - an unspoilt region of North Lucca. In particular the pool is situated in a panoramic position with stunning views. The property is located in an ancient hamlet which dates back to the 11th century. The lovely village of Borgo a Mozano is only 2.5 Km away, Lucca 25 km and Pisa 60 km. Peaceful location - great for hiking. 6 hours maid service per week included in the rental. This property is situated in an ancient hamlet named "La Rocca", originally dates back to the 11th century and was a former base for pilgrims and Templar Knights on their journey to the "Terra Santa" (Holy Land). 2018 AVAILABLE DATES: 31 March to 19 May, 25 August to 01 September, 08 to 15 September, 29 September onwards. BOOK NOW FOR 2019: Peak season dates still available

3 Beds
3 Bathrooms
6 Guests

Podere Chianti

From £4090/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £584
The quintessential Tuscan farmhouse - Podere Chianti sits in a privileged position only 30 Km from Arezzo, Cortona, Siena and 62 Km from Florence. Spacious interiors which are tastefully furnished in a country style. All bedrooms are en-suite. The pool area is particularly child friendly due to the large, flat lawned area which surrounds it. An idyllic retreat ideally situated amidst woods, vineyard and olive trees offering superb views. The villa benefits from air-con, heated pool, a Jacuzzi bath and it's own sauna! Cookery lessons and wine tasting tours can be organised upon request. 2018 DATES STILL AVAILABLE: 02 to 09 June, 23 June to 30 June, 14 to 21 July, 11 August onwards

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Torre di Talamone

From £13255/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £1894
Torre di Talamone is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary rental properties on the Tuscan Coast. Tucked away in a magical corner of Southern Tuscany (Argentario), this fascinating villa was featured in the James Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’. The ancient watch tower has been lovingly restored to offer luxurious accommodation with STUNNING sea views – surrounded by beautiful countryside. The elegant living area offers 180 degree panoramic views of the coast across to Porto Santo Stefano and the hills of Monte Argentario. Private infinity pool, direct access to a sun deck and the sea. Air-con and wi-fi. Mosquito nets at bedrooms windows. Daily maid included. Cook service available. The villa can be rented without the guest house to to sleep 8 people at a reduced rate. 1.2 km walk from 'Fonteblanda' with bank, bars, supermarket, grocery store and restaurants, Complimentary welcome drinks upon arrival. 2018 DATES STILL AVAILABLE: 13 May up to 16 June, 23 June to 07 July, 28 July onwards

6 Beds
6 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Viletta Castelvecchio

From £1693/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 6
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £242
A pretty farmhouse located 2 km away from Castelvecchio di Compito, a small Medieval village on the hills between Lucca (15 Km) and Pisa (30 Km). The area, known as ‘Compitese’, is renowned for its fine olive oil and for its beautiful camellias. The house is placed in a very quiet position and enjoys magnificent views on the surrounding countryside and the plane below. Private pool, Wifi & BBQ. 2018 DATES STILL AVAILABLE: 31 March up to 12 May, 19 May to 16 June, 30 June to 14 July, 28 July to 04 August, 06 October to 20 October

3 Beds
2 Bathrooms
6 Guests

Villa Ambra

From £3871/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £553
Villa Ambra is set in the most desirable location on the beautiful hills in the heart of Tuscany. Located between Siena (25 Km) and Arezzo (35 km) Villa Ambra is just in the right centre of the region. The villa sleeps up to 8 people, in 4 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. It was wonderfully renovated a few years ago with every possible modern convenience. Villa Ambra is part of a large estate surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and oak woods. Panoramic infinity pool, air-con, wi-fi, patios, BBQ, pizza oven and sauna. Tennis courts only 800 metres from the villa, table tennis at the villa. Daily breakfast and wine tasting included. EXPERIENCE VILLA: Owner offers guests complimentary wine tasting at local vineyard. 2018 DATES STILL AVAILABLE: Up to 09 June. From 16 June to 07 July, 25 August onwards

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Andrea Camaiore

From £2061/week
Location: Pietrasanta & Camaiore, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £294
This charming stone built villa is situated in a peaceful location on the crown of a hill, surrounded by pine woods, Mediterranean gardens and olive groves. The villa offers beauiiful views of the surrounding valley and the authentic old town of Camaiore which is only 1 Km away. Air -con in some bedrooms, Wi-fi,Short drive to beaches. Pisa airport less than 30 minutes drive. Table tennis and BBQ.

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Anna

From £2443/week
Location: Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £349
Situated in a highly privileged location only 2 Km from the centre of elegant Forte dei Marmi and 750m from the beach. Villa Anna is a charming semi-detached villa with air-con, wifi, & private pool, in a lovely residential area of the highly sought after Forte dei Marmi.

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Beatrice

From £3055/week
Location: Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 7
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £436
A Prestigious property in highly sought location 800m from the sea in Forte dei Marmi on Tuscany's golden coast! Private pool, Full air-con, & light, spacious accommodation with modern, tasteful furnishings. Mountian views & large, well kept garden

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
7 Guests

Villa Berardegna

From £8250/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 16
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £1179
Located in a peaceful setting, in the heart of the Chianti region and offering stunning views. The villa originally dates back to the 17th century but has been immaculately restored to combine modern design with original Tuscan architecture. Air-conditioning & wi-fi. Only 34 Km Siena.

8 Beds
7 Bathrooms
16 Guests

Villa Bianca Lucca

From £3259/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £466
Stunning, detached villa only 6.5 Km from the ancient walled city of Lucca. The tasteful interiors have been designed and furnished with great attention to detail. Large flat garden, ideal for children to play and several outdoor areas ideal for 'dining al fresco' or relaxing in the shade. Private, salt water pool, air-con, Wifi. Shop within 2km. Cook service available. Highly recommended - Villa Bianca provides excellent value for money in a sought after location.

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Bolgheri

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 13
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
A classic Italian villa, owned by an Italian noble family and located in one of the most unspoiled areas of Tuscany, between Volterra (30 minutes drive)and the Tuscan coast The area is famous for its fascinating typical Tuscan landscape, characterised by sweet hills with olive trees and cypresses. Part of vast estate of 1200 hectares (2.400 acres), which encompasses an ancient castle and its village. Ten minute walk to one of the most celebrated restaurants in the area. The Village of Montegemoli is very charming and it boasts a rich history. Fenced pool. 1 hour from Siena & Pisa airport. Florence 90 minutes.

7 Beds
4 Bathrooms
13 Guests

Villa Camaiore

From £1525/week
Location: Pietrasanta & Camaiore, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £218
Charming villa in a peaceful location only 30 minutes from Pisa airport. Mountain views, air-con and walk to Camaiore town (800 metres). Tasteful, shabby chic interiors. Camaiore centre has some of the best traditional restaurants in the area! 2018 DATES STILL AVAILABLE: 05 to 20 May and 13 to 20 October. BOOK NOW FOR 2019

4 Beds
2 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Cantagrillo

From £4200/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 17
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £600
Ideally situated only 35 Km from Florence and under 1 hour from Pisa airport. Villa Cantagrillo sits in a privileged position within walking distance of a small town (restaurants, grocery and supermarket). The extensive grounds grounds (6 hectares) are filled with Mediterranean plants, fruit trees, vegetables and aromatic herbs - all available to you during your holiday. The property offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and benefits from a private swimming pool and air-con throughout. Accommodation comprises a main villa sleeping 8 and two cottages within close proximity of each-other - the ideal set up for large families or groups of friends holidaying together. The built in BBQ and covered outdoor eating area sits up to 18 - perfect for dining 'al fresco'. Tasteful interiors furnished in an elegant, rustic style. Spa facilities within 10 minutes drive. Cook service, wine tasting and cookery courses can be arranged. 2018 DATES STILL AVAILABLE:12 to 26 May, 09 to 16 June, 23 to 28 June, 07 to 14 July, 11 to 18 August, 25 August to 02 September

7 Beds
7 Bathrooms
17 Guests

Villa Castagnori

Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
A wonderful villa which perches on a hill offering splendid panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Villa Castagnori sits in a tranquil location amidst a 19 hectare estate yet only 14 km from the ancient walled city of Lucca. Pisa is only 35 Km and golden beaches of Versilia 25 Km away!

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Castiglion della Pescaia

From £5467/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 14
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £781
A superbly stylish villa situated in an enviable location only 5 Km from the highly sought after coastal town of Castiglion della Pescaia. The property sits on the crest of a small hill offering views of the surrounding vineyards out across to sea up to island of Giglio. Spacious accommodation infused with natural light and tastefully decorated in pastel shades. All bedrooms en-suite. Air con. Built in BBQ Electric pool cover. Minimum stay 2 weeks.

7 Beds
7 Bathrooms
14 Guests

Villa Caterina

From £7565/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £1081
An idyllic retreat situated only 1 minute walk from the historical hamlet of Vertine and 2.5 Km from Gaiole in Chianti - location and views don't get much better than this! Tasteful interiors furnished with a mixture of classic and contemporary - Wooden beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors blend with high spec bathrooms suites and a modern kitchen. The property benefits from air-con, wi-fi, & mosquito nets. The perfect choice for an unforgettable stay in the heart of Chianti- Book early for 2019!

5 Beds
6 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Cechello

From £2723/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £389
Delightful and inviting restored farmhouse between Lucca and the Versilia coast. Spacious livable garden. Modern comforts. Wifi, BBQ, pizzeria and village within 1400 metres. The owner, an Italian decorator, restored the original stone-built house with great care, enhancing the country character with color washed walls and decorations throughout, creating in each room its own atmosphere. The interiors have been furnished in a comfortable fresh country style, favoring minimalism in order to bring out the authenticity of Tuscan materials such as cotto floors and beamed ceiling, which have been perfectly preserved. At same time the interiors have been equipped with modern comforts such as Satellite home-surrounding televisions, mosquito nets and a Jacuzzi bath, which complement the picture of a fully enjoyable holiday. Electric fans available, 2018 DATES STILL AVAILABLE: 30 March up to 16 June, 07 to 14 July, 01 September onwards

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Centoia

From £4600/week
Location: Arezzo & Cortona, Italy
Sleeps: 16
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £657
This beautiful property is located in a very panoramic position in the southern part of Tuscany, only 15 kms from Montepulciano and 15 kms from the town of Cortona, nowadays known not only for its beauty, but also as the setting of the famous book “Under the Tuscan sun”, by Frances Mayes. The property is surrounded by quitessential Tuscan countryside and offers uninterrupted views over the rolling hills. The accommodation consists of two terracotta-brick farmhouses, not interconnecting with each other, being the perfect setting for family reunions, or giving the possibility for a large group to holiday together yet retain their own privacy. Village within 1.5 Km. Tasteful interiors and private tennis court. Cook service and Italian lessons available 2018 DATES STILL AVAILABLE: 30 June to 07 July, 28 July to 04 August, 11 to 18 August

8 Beds
6 Bathrooms
16 Guests

Villa Ciciana

From £3152/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £450
Beautifully converted farmhouse with colourful interiors. Stunning views over the countryside of Lucca and it's famous elegant villas. This stylish villa with a private fenced swimming pool & Wifi has featured in several interior design magazines and it's easy to see why once you step inside and see the warm Tuscan country interior. The nearest village is only 2km and the Tuscan coast is only 40km. Lucca centre with many famous restaurants is 10km and Pisa (airport) is an easy 35km. 2018 DATES STILL AVAILABLE: 01 to 07 July, 14 to 21 July, 11 August to 30 September

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Clara Lucca

From £5993/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 20
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £856
Elegant Lucchese Manor house only 4km from the centre of Lucca. Tennis courts only 500 metres from the property. Large garden and pool. Wifi. 2018 DATES STILL AVAILABLE: Up to 05 May, 19 May to 02 June, 07 to 14 July, 28 July to 04 August, 11 to 18 August, 01 to 22 September

10 Beds
9 Bathrooms
20 Guests

Villa Colleoli

From £4355/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £622
A spacious, airy property in a tranquil location. Stunning views from almost every window! Colleioli has been exquisitely restored and tastefully furnished in a bohemian style with a mixture of modern and contemporary pieces. The 12 century village of Palaia is only 5km away. Outdoor pizza oven/built in bbq, fenced pool & wifi. All bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. Pisa airport 30km, Catselfrati golf course 20km and beaches 35km, Florence 64km, Siena 85km, restaurant within 2km.

6 Beds
7 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Cristina Lucca

From £6885/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 17
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £984
Situated in a tranquil location only 15 Km from Lucca - this formerly hunting lodge has been recently refurbished to offer comfortable accommodation. This beautiful Lucchese villa sits amidst olive groves and vineyards and the mmaculate grounds which surround the property are an explosion of colour filled with hibiscus, dahlias, wisteria, lemons and roses. The villa also offers table tennis and table football, an outdoor gym and children's play area. Villa Cristina has its' own concierge staff who are at your disposal to ensure you have an enjoyable and memorable stay. The staff can arrange a cook service, cooking lessons, oil & wine tasting, restaurant bookings, Italian lessons, car and driver, tours of Lucca/Florence/Tuscany (Some services to be booked in advance). 8 of the 10 bedrooms are en-suite and benefit from air-con. The price quoted is for 16 people 4 additional people can be accommodated for 30 euros per person, per night.

10 Beds
9 Bathrooms
17 Guests

Villa Damiano

From £2336/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £334
A charming villa in a countryside location yet only 1.6km from Camaiore and a ten minute drive from historic Pietrasanta. The elegant town of Forte dei Marmi is also easily acessible (less than 15 mins drive). Tastefully furnished with internet connection and satellite TV, Villa Damiano benefits from having a large lawned garden and beautiful swimming pool . The thoughtful owners have provided all necessary finishing Touches to make your holiday a memorable one on Versilia's golden coast. Pisa airport 30 mins drive, beaches 12 Km. Florence 1 hour.

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Daniela

From £4761/week
Location: Umbria, Italy
Sleeps: 14
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £680
With a commanding panoramic view over the tranquil rolling countryside, Villa Daniela has a truly special quality about it. Only a stone's throw from the Tuscan border, it peers down over the famous Tuscan landscape from its perch on the top of a hill, offering luxury in an exceptional setting. It comprises a large stone farmhouse (main villa) and its annex (guest house) just 40 metres away. Each house has its own driveway and parking area. Tennis court belonging to the estate 2 Km Wi-fi, i-pod docking stations, tennis equiptments, satellite TV, mosquito nets at windows, 2 Nespresso machines. Only 3 Km nearest village with restaurant at only 500 metres.

7 Beds
7 Bathrooms
14 Guests

Villa Dazzi, Lucca

From £3723/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £532
A beautiful countryside villa originally dating back to the 17 th century, Villa Dazzi was lovingly restored in 2012. Situated in a rural location yet only 8km from the centre of Lucca. This wonderful property sits within a vast estate of over 55 hectares filled with olive groves, fields and woodland. There is a restaurant within 5 minutes walk and a village grocery store only 2km. The interiors are elegantly furnished in an eclectic mix of contemporary and rustic style. Wonderful pool and outside areas. 40km beaches. Private chapel. W-fi. Air con in bedrooms. Cook service available. Bikes available for rent.

6 Beds
5 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa della Chiana

From £3738/week
Location: Umbria, Italy
Sleeps: 20
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £534
A beautiful 18th century villa situated in the heart of Tuscany amidst 2 hectares of private land. The Villa della Chiana has been lovingly restored to provide spacious accommodation ideal for a large family or group of friends travelling together. Tasteful interiors, air-con, table tennis and plenty of great walking trails. This wonderful house is situated in a panoramic position within walking distance (0.5km) from the nearest village with a grocers, bar and a small supermarket. Cortona 15 minutes away and Florence less than one hour.

10 Beds
8 Bathrooms
20 Guests

Villa di Colle

From £2295/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 9
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £328
Completely renovated in 2017 Villa di Colle offers stylish accommodation in a pretty location within walking distance of the local village. Original features such as wooden beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors blend beautifully with contemporary furnishings. An ideal choice for families - there is a large lawned garden and the covered veranda faces the pool which is framed by olive trees and the surrounding hillside. Villa di Colle is the perfect base from which to explore the best that Northern Tuscany has to offer. Pisa airport is only 30 minutes away, Lucca's historic centre is an easy 15 minute drive, Florence 1 hour and the golden beaches of Versila within 35 minutes.

5 Beds
4 Bathrooms
9 Guests

Villa di Marte

From £1377/week
Location: Arezzo & Cortona, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £197
This charming stone built farmhouse perches on a hill in the valley of Pian di Marte on the border of Tuscany and Umbria. Recently restored, this spacious villa is surrounded by 6.5 hectares of land and enjoys wonderful countryside views. Wi-fi, satellite TV and mosquito nets at windows. Cortona is only 15 Km away and Lake Trasimeno 8 Km.

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Elizabetta di Santo Stefano

From £5707/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 21
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £815
Formerly a hunting lodge, Villa Elizabetta is part of a 1000 acre private estate which dates back to the 11th Century. This wonderful property lies on a gentle hill top within its own private grounds and gardens. Restored in true Tuscan style using only the finest of local materials, tastefully furnished and stunning views! 40 minutes Siena, 30 mins San Gimignano, only 1 hour Florence and Pisa airport. BOOK TODAY FOR 2018: High season dates already filling fast italy@bridgewater-travel.co.uk +44 (0) 161 787 8587

10 Beds
10 Bathrooms
21 Guests

Villa Eugenia

From £1374/week
Location: Umbria, Italy
Sleeps: 9
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £196
A 17th century Tuscan farmhouse ideally situated within walking distance of the village of 'Pergo' where you will find a pizzeria, shop and supermarket. Cortona is only 4 Km away. This charming, stone built property has been lovingly restored to provide a welcoming Tuscan retreat. Traditional, country style furnishings with terracotta tiled floors and wooden beamed ceilings. Villa Eugenia is perfect for a relaxing holiday in the heart of Tuscany. Private pool, outdoor eating areas ideal for dining 'al fresco', stunning views, BBQ and all bedrooms en- suite. The Village within walking distance. **Air-conditioning available for 2016**

5 Beds
7 Bathrooms
9 Guests

Villa Eva

From £2764/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £395
Situated on a vast wine producing estate Villa Eva is a great choice for families with young children. The expansive lawns and orchards provide plenty of space to run around, there is a large fenced swimming pool, air-conditioned bedrooms to keep the little ones cool at night. Table tennis and a covered outdoor eating area with BBQ and wood burning stove – perfect for those large family dinners ‘al fresco’. Jacuzzi bath tub and sauna. Bike hire and cook service available. Only 700m from a restaurant, 2km from a village, 16 km from the centre of Lucca. 40 km beaches. Maid service included 3 hours a day, 3 times a week. Table tennis, DVD player, bikes available.

6 Beds
5 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Fabbrica

From £2995/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 13
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £428
Situated in a small village on the hills surrounding Pisa this charming villa offers breath-taking views across the valley below. Charming, cosy interiors with a beautiful fireplace - ideal for colder months. Air-con for your comfort in the warmer months. Casciana Terme with its thermal spas is only 25 Km away. Ideally located walking distance to local shops & authentic restaurants yet at the same time offering a peaceful and relaxing base in Tuscany. Table tennis. Under 1 hour Pisa airport, 45 minutes beaches. San Gimignano and Volterra 30 Km

5 Beds
3 Bathrooms
13 Guests

Villa Fiesole

From £4995/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £714
Stunning villa with private garden, pool and outdoor hot tub, situated in Florence, near Fiesole. equipped with all comforts (fibre optic connection, satellite TV, air conditioning, private parking), it is the ideal accommodation for families or groups of friends wishing to spend a pleasant holiday in the Tuscan capital, surrounded by nature and away from the crowds and the heat of the city centre (5km).

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Fighine

From £3250/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 11
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £464
An idyllic retreat set in a peaceful, unspoiled corner of Tuscany. This charming farmhouse sits on an oil and wine producing estate - The world famous spa town of San Casciano di Bagni is only 12 Km away and Fonteverde spa 10 km. The nearest small village of Piazze (Grocery shop) is ideally situated at only 4 Km. We can arrange an excellent local cook service at your villa as well as a Tuscan cookery afternoon. Stylish interiors with beamed ceilings & cotto floors, air-conditioned bedrooms, wi-fi, mosquito nets at windows. Welcome basket, pool towels & 2 x weekly maid service included in rental. Ping-pong table for guests use. BBQ & covered outdoor dining area perfect for dining 'al fresco'. Vespa & bike rentals, wine-tasting and guided tours can be arranged by your English speaking host Olivia. An unforgettable Tuscan experience....

6 Beds
6 Bathrooms
11 Guests

Villa Focette

From £4287/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £612
Ideally situated less than 200 metres from the beach and a short stroll from many wonderful bars, restaurants and pavement cafes. This large detached property benefiits from air-con, wi-fi, a private pool and modern interiors. The old town of Pietrasanta is only 3 Km away and the elegant coastal resort of Forte dei Marmi only 10 minutes by car. The property is surrounded by a lawned garden, with pine trees and Mediterranean plants. Spacious, covered terrace ideal for didning 'al fresco'. Maid and cook service available. Bicycles to rent can be delivered to your villa

5 Beds
4 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Forte dei Marmi 1

From £2545/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 9
Star Rating:
From £364
In terms of location it doesn't get much better than Villa Forte dei Marmi; so named because it is only 170 metres from the beach and 280 metres from the centre of this world famous coastal resort. A short stroll from your villa and you will find the many shops, pavement cafes, cocktail bars and restaurants which have made Forte dei Marmi the number one destination along the Versilian coast and one of the premier location in the whole of Italy. The villa is ideal for those looking for an elegant and vibrant town to spend their evenings in after long days spent on the beach.

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
9 Guests

Villa Freddano

From £4043/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £578
This very attractive property is located in an exceptionally panoramic position among olive groves, in the hills between Lucca and the Versilia coast. The house was meticulously restored from what were formerly an olive mill and a barn, now connected by a large entrance hall and terrace. The result is an impressive stone-built building. Attention has been given to using only traditional materials. The interiors have been tastefully furnished with great care in a country yet elegant style.

6 Beds
6 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Fubbio

From £2499/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £357
In a sunny position on the slopes of the Luccan hills is an ancient borgo (a very small village), Fubbiano, with old country houses, wine cellars and an olive oil mill. The borgo; is overlooked by the main villa, a typical Tuscan building dating back to the 18th century. In the grounds there is a private swimming pool in a panoramic position overlooking the plain of Lucca. Large private pool and 1km from a village.

6 Beds
5 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Ginerva

From £4250/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £607
Ideally situated only 25 Km from Florence and 4 Km from Greve in Chianti - this charming villa offers splendid over the rolling hills covered with vineyards and olive groves. An ideal base from which to explore the chianti region of Tuscany and take in Renaissance cities such as Florence and Siena, and the smaller towns and villages.

5 Beds
3 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Grazia

From £5375/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £768
A magnificent villa is situated between Viareggio and the ancient walled city of Lucca (Only 12 Km). The property is surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns and a beautiful garden filled with lavender and rosemary. The private pool offers fabulous views of the surrounding woods and landscapes. Terrace for dining ‘al fresco. Furnished and decorated in impeccable Italian style, the mansion is looked after by a full time maid and a cook who will take care of your meals.

6 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Isabella

From £2953/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
From £422
A Bright, spacious, modern villa ideally located between the mountains and the sea, within walking distance of Pietrasanta old town centre. Air-conditioned throughout, very tasteful furnishings of an excellent standard and well equipped with landscaped gardens and wonderful mountain views. This property has it all...and it is only 25 minutes drive from Pisa airport.

4 Beds
6 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa la Rugia

From £2250/week
Location: Arezzo & Cortona, Italy
Sleeps: 14
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £321
A typical Tuscan stone farmhouse surrounded by wheat and sunflowers fields. The property boasts extended gardens and 6 large bedrooms. The whole house then can comfortably accommodate up to 14 people. The outdoor areas are fantastic; guests can enjoy the colourful Tuscan sunsets while dining underneath the pergola or unwind by the large fenced pool, surrounded by a large deck and lawn area, fully equipped with Tiki umbrellas, loungers and gazebos. There is a children's play area, BBQ and wood burning oven. Only 900 m away there is a small hamlet where, in the summer period, you can find a small bar ideal to taste a good coffee, Italian breakfast or an ice-cream. Wifi available.

6 Beds
5 Bathrooms
14 Guests

Villa la Vigna

From £1622/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £232
A fantastic new addition to our portfolio. Villa la Vigna is a newly renovated property located in the countryside South East of Lucca, less than 15 minutes drive from Lucca centre. Large grounds and wonderful views. The nearest restaurant is only 300 metres from the house and the nearest village with supermarket and shops is 900 metres. Beaches of the Tuscan coast 40km, Pisa airport 30km. Private pool and air-con for your comfort.

4 Beds
2 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Lavanda

From £2264/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 6
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £323
A former countrry retreat of the local nobility - Villa Lavanda which originally dates back to the 1800s is situated on a family run wine producing estate with 3 private luxury villas within the vast grounds. This charming property has been lovingly restored by it's current owners to provide luxurious accommodation with a private pool, which can be heated for a supplement. Ideally located in a private, secluded location yet only 4.5 Km from the village of Palaia. Beautiful linens, soft pillows, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. The kitchen is stocked with an initial supply of provisions and of course a complimentary bottle of the estate’s wine! Wi-fi. Air-con. Cook and babysitting service available. Daily maid included in the price.

3 Beds
5 Bathrooms
6 Guests

Villa Leccio

From £3055/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £436
A charming Tuscan farmhouse situated on a country estate - Villa Leccio is perfect for those seeking an authentic Tuscan experience. Traditional, country style interiors and splendid panoramic views of the surrounding hillside. This wonderful villa is ideally situated only 12 Km from Lucca. Cook service available. Tennis and restaurant on site.

6 Beds
4 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Lucarelli

From £2774/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 9
Star Rating:
From £396
This exquisitely restored farmhouse is situated in one of the most beautiful positions, right in the heart of Chianti Classico. From its secluded position the views are absolutely stunning, with all the windows framing a picture of the lovely Chianti countryside at its best. The spacious interiors have been restored to a very high standard, in an authentic Tuscan style and tastefully furnished with ethnic furnishings and antiques. Only 3 Km from the nearest village and 11 Km from Radda in Chianti. Maid service is included 3 hours a day, 5 days a week.

6 Beds
5 Bathrooms
9 Guests

Villa Lucente

Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
A stylish villa surrounded by 60 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees. The property is set in a magnificent garden (4’000 qm) which was designed by an well-known international architect. Villa Lucente is a peaceful oasis yet ideally located only 7 km from the historic city centre of Lucca, 25 km from Pisa and 35 km from the wonderful sandy beaches of the Versilia coast. Restaurant within 1.1 Km. Bedrooms benefit from air conditioning. Dependence sleeps extra 4 people - (total sleeps 16) available upon request

6 Beds
7 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Luiza

From £2201/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £314
A Tuscan country style property which has been completely restored to offer spacious and comfortable accommodation. Situated in a tranquil location only 2 Km from Camaiore old town and 10 Km from Tuscany's golden beaches. Large lawned area, beautiful swimming pool, table tennis, dishwasher, outside BBQ area and gym. Villa Luiza offers lovely views of the surrounding countryside and woods. Golf, tennis and horseriding all within easy reach.

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Magliano

From £5995/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £856
This glorious 18th Century farmhouse is situated in the heart of the Maremma, in a panoramic position with distant sea views. Carefully restored, preserving many original features the property is surrounded by 7 hectares of land filled with olive groves & fruit trees. 20 Km from sandy beaches and 2 Km from the Medieval village of Magliano in Toscana with a variety of restaurants, shops and pavement cafes.

6 Beds
5 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Malmantile

From £2450/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £350
Beautiful original stone villa built upon the ruins of a Medieval tower less than 15 Km from the famous Renaissance City of Florence and only a few kilometres away from the lovely ancient village of Malmantile. Spacious rooms with vaulted ceilings and vast grounds with a private pool and tennis court for guests use. Traditional style interiors furnished with antiques in a Tuscan country style - each bedroom has a bathroom. Fantastic views from the garden and pool. Private tennis court. A fantastic Tuscan retreat! 8 hours maid service included per week

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Marisa

From £3565/week
Location: Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £509
Villa Marisa is located in one of the most sought after areas on the Tuscan coast only 750 metres from the beach (an easy stroll or bike ride) in elegant Forte dei Marmi! The property is tastefully furnished with modern interiors. The owner is a local artist who takes great pride in their house and every season the guests will find a mini private 'Art Exhibition area' inside the villa. The property also benefits from amenities such as wi-fi, air-con, a professional kitchen, outside cooking area, children's play area, flat screen TVs, laundry room, satellite TV and secure parking for up to 2 cars. (Electric gates)

5 Beds
4 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Maulina

From £2601/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £372
A lovely farmhouse located in the Maulina hills on a vast Tuscan estate . The area is famous for its wine and is renowned as being one of the most exclusive residential areas around Lucca which is only 4 km away. There is a tennis court within walking distance (500 metres away). Riding stables are within easy reach 5 Km away. This well presented property also benefits from wi-fi and satellite TV. Cook service and wine tasting tours available. All bedrooms en-suite. Facilities for disabled guests.

6 Beds
6 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Monte

From £3315/week
Location: Pietrasanta & Camaiore, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £474
Beautiful house with infinity pool on the hills of the Tuscan coast with stunning views as far as Elba and the Cinqueterre. The village of Capezzano Monte is a 400m walk, Pietrasanta only 6km & the wide golden sandy beaches of Versilia are only 10km! The high position means that there is always a gentle breeze however there is partial a/c for your comfort. 2 panoramic terraces to make the most of the breath taking views. Stylish interiors. Sure to become a firm favourite with our regulars on the Tuscan coast! Pool 10 x 6. Wifi.

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Montepulciano

From £2928/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 14
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £418
Perched on a hill and nestled between woods, olive groves and a splendid countryside, Villa Montepulciano is only 500 metres from Sant Albino di Montepulciano in the heart of southern Tuscany. It's an excellent location from which to explore all of central Italy. The village of Montepulciano is only five minutes away by car. Perugia, Assisi, Siena, Cortona, Orvieto, Arezzo, San Gimignano – all are only an hour away by car. Even Florence and Rome can be easily reached by car or train. Villa Montepulciano offers a magnificent view of the vineyards and olive groves of Montepulciano. The historic farmhouse has been beautifully restored by the owners, who have furnished it with traditional antiques and every possible comfort. It provides lodging for at least 14 persons in 7 guest rooms. Wifi and BBQ.

7 Beds
7 Bathrooms
14 Guests

Villa Monticchiello

From £5386/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 14
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £769
Ideally situated only 2 Km from the hamlet of Monticchiello this imposing detached villa is surrounded by the spectacular landscape of the Val d’Orcia. The property has been carefully restored to create a Tuscan residence of exceptional character. The traditional style interiors are comfortably furnished and the property benefits from a fully equipped chefs kitchen, pizza oven, satellite TV, wi-fi and air-con.

7 Beds
9 Bathrooms
14 Guests

Villa Monticiano

From £20655/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 28
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £2951
We are delighted to have found this Tuscan retreat, ideal for family reunions/weddings/events. The facilities at Villa Monticiano are above and beyond those offered in most large luxury rentals - large infinity pool with stunning views, modern take on traditional Roman baths with an outdoor calidarium, frigidarium and tepidarium all with panoramic view, cinema room, wellness centre with Finnish sauna, yoga room and gym, Wifi, air-con, professional astronomical observatory where an astronomer will come once a week to talk our guests through the night sky...The list goes on! Meals are available and are prepared using organic produce and livestock from the land. LOWER PRICE AVAILABLE FOR MAXIMUM 16 PEOPLE, PLEASE ENQUIRE.

14 Beds
14 Bathrooms
28 Guests

Villa Nicola

From £731/week
Location: Arezzo & Cortona, Italy
Sleeps: 4
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £104
Nestled in the colourful Tuscan countryside, just 8km away from the old town of Cortona, Villa Nicola is a lovely small villa recently restored and finely appointed with a contemporary country-chic style. Air-con, Wifi, private pool, BBQ & panoramic views.

2 Beds
2 Bathrooms
4 Guests

Villa Olandese

From £4539/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £648
An exceptional villa with stylish interiors and magnificent views - ideally situated only 2 Km from the village of Vorno and 9 Km from the centre of Lucca. Beaches within 30 minutes drive. Cook service available. 15 hours maid service per week includede. An exceptional villa with stylish interiors and magnificent views - Villa Olandese sits hiogh in the hills between Lucca and Pisa and is ideally situated only 2 Km from the village of Vorno and 9 Km from the centre of Lucca. Beaches within 30 minutes drive. Cook service available. 15 hours maid service per week included in weekly rental.

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Oliveto

From £2499/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £357
A sensational villa with a private pool situated on the hills overlooking the Versilia coastline - perfect for those looking for something special. The villa is surrounded by ancient olive groves, in peaceful location with stunning sea views only 3 Km from historic Pietrasanta.The owner, a famous interior designer, has recently restored this property to a impeccable standard offering modern, biijoux style interiors.

3 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Orcia

From £8250/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 14
Star Rating:
From £1179
With its' cosy interiors, whirlpool bath and wellness / workout area - Villa Orcia is the ideal retreat for those looking to escape and unwind. This exceptional stone farmhouse sits in peaceful and panoramic location only 3 km from the charming Medieval town of Pienza and within 5 Km of the spa town of Bagno Vignone. Massage and other therapies can be organised at the villa so you can relax amidst the rolling Tuscan hills. This wonderful property benefits from air-con for the heat of summer and the charming fireplace and heated pool make it an ideal choice for cooler months. Billiard table. Welcome dinner included - Cook& maid service available. 12 Km Montalcino, 40 km Siena.

6 Beds
6 Bathrooms
14 Guests

Villa Orentano

Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
A charming Tuscan farmhouse located in the Lucchese countryside only 1.5 Km from the nearest village and 15 Km from Lucca and Montecatini (spa resort and gold course). Tasteful interiors furnished in a mixture of modern and traditional pieces.The beaches of the Tuscan coast are easily accessible within 40 Km. The ideal villa for a family holiday with large lawned areas for children to play, a beautiful pool with mountain views surrounded by a large garden, olive trees, olive trees, vineyards and orchards. The property also benefits from a soccer field, table tennis and children's play area. Cook service and bike hire available. Air-con and wi-fi. Nearly full for 2017 - Book early for 2018

5 Beds
4 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Panicale

From £1408/week
Location: Umbria, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £201
A holiday at Villa Panicale offers an unforgettable experience! This authentic, Tuscan farmhouse is immersed in natural, peaceful surroundings with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Situated in a hamlet called 'Panicale' - in the hills that surround Lake Trasimeno. The hospitable owners will be happy to take you to a nearby agriturismo for olive oil tasting. Internet connection. Dishwasher, satellite TV. 20 Km Cortona. Cook available

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Pergo

From £1348/week
Location: Umbria, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £193
Villa Pergo perches on a hill with panoramic views of the surrounding valley and rolling Tuscan hills. The property is situated in a peaceful location yet only 2 Km from Medieval Cortona. This 500 year old farmhouse offers light, airy and spacious accommodation which is tastefully furnished with a mixture of antique and contemporary pieces. The house is surrounded by 150 olive trees which produce Olive oil every Autumn, as well as Cherry, fig and Apricot trees. Wi-fi. Cook available upon request.

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Pienza

From £6676/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 16
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £954
A luxury country house which has been restored to a very high standard. Situated in the beautiful Val D'Orcia, only 4 Km from Montechiello. Pienza is 6Km and Montepulciano only 11 Km. A beautiful region of famous Italian wines, charming Medieval towns, Renaissance art treasures, ancient castles and the stunning landscape which has made Tuscany famous world wide. Chef service available. Satellite TV, sauna, gymnasium and hydro-massage bath. Air-conditioning in bedrooms.

8 Beds
7 Bathrooms
16 Guests

Villa Pietrasanta

From £2509/week
Location: Pietrasanta & Camaiore, Italy
Sleeps: 6
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £358
Charming independent stone house with private panoramic pool and beautiful garden. Ideally located only 3 Km from historic Pietrasanta and 7 Km from the golden beaches of Versilia - conveniently there is a bus stop only 800 metres from the villa with regular connections to Pietrasanta ('City of art and artists') 30 mins Pisa airport. 1 hour Florence. 25 mins Licca. Cook available.

3 Beds
3 Bathrooms
6 Guests

Villa Poggibonsi

From £6659/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £951
A beautiful independent villa with pool, ideally located halfway between Florence and Siena. The stone built farmhouse was lovingly restored in 2013 to a high standard and offers comfortable interiors furnished with taste and attention to detail. Villa Poggiobonsi is surrounded by a well tended garden, vineyards and olive groves, from which the owners produce wine and olive oil. Guests will be offered a complimentary tasting in the estate's cellars. The large, rounded pool offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. BBQ, gazebo and wood burning stove ideal for dining 'al fresco'. The property also benefits from wi-fi and air-con in the bedrooms. Cook service available.

6 Beds
4 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Radda in Chianti

From £3703/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 9
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £529
The quintessential Tuscan experience in the heart of Chianti classico! A refined country house ideally situated in a sought after and tranquil position only 1 km from the charming village of Radda in Chianti (food shops and restaurants) and 35 Km from Siena. This wonderful stone built property was recently restored to offer high standard interiors which are tastefully furnished in a Tuscan country style. Incredible views of the surrounding rolling hills! 3 hours maid service included, 5 days per week. Cook service available. Wi-fi. Wine tasting tours available.

5 Beds
4 Bathrooms
9 Guests

Villa Rione

From £2122/week
Location: Arezzo & Cortona, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £303
A beautiful villa situated on a sunny hillside Villa Rione is surrounded by olive groves and offers breathtaking views of the Valdichiana. The property is tastefully furnished and renovated to a high standard combining traditional materials with modern comforts including air-con. Villa Rione sits in a peaceful location on an oil producing estate and the owners invite you to taste their extra virgin olive oil. Cortona can be reached on foot (4km) by an ancient unpaved roman road (not suitable to walk in the dark).

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Roberta

From £1425/week
Location: Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 6
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £204
Independent villa with a private pool in a highly sought after location only only 1350m from the beach and 1530m from the centre of Forte dei Marmi! Swimming pool with hydro Spa , air-con & flat screen TV. Villa Roberta is a comfortable & well furnished house with excellent facilities in a prestigious location. Only 30 minutes Pisa airport, 25 minutes Lucca, Cinque Terre acessible by boat and train.

3 Beds
2 Bathrooms
6 Guests

Villa Rosa

From £3621/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £517
A wonderful farmhouse full of character. The property is situated in a peaceful location yet only 8 Km from the golden beaches of Versilia! Villa Rosa has a large private pool, and lawned garden area, steam bath, Jacuzzi room and air conditioning. There is a covered outdoor eating area with BBQ which looks out on to the pool - perfect for dining 'al fresco'! The interiors are stylish and comfortable - the tasteful furnishings have been carefully chosen by the owners during their travels around the world. Cook and concierge service available. Internet and air-con. 3 hours daily maid service is included in the weekly rental.

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa San Casciano

From £7701/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 13
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £1100
An elegant villa with tasteful, modern interiors and enchanting views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Ideally situated only 1 Km from the spa town of San Casciano dei Bagni. A 3000-square-meter garden surrounds the villa and offers a beautiful private pool and a small restored outbuilding (rented together with the main villa allowing a total of 13 guests).

7 Beds
7 Bathrooms
13 Guests

Villa San Giovanni

From £1923/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £275
Stunning villa with private pool set amid the rolling countryside Val d'Orcia South of Siena. Val d'Orcia has been a UNESCO world heritage since 2004. The villas is nestled close to the well known hill town of Pienza (6 Km away and Montepulciano which is only 11 km). Plenty of outdoor space furnished for relaxing & dining. Bright, spacious interiors which are tastefully furnished. All bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. Internet available. Maid & cook service possible. An excellent base from which to explore central Italy. Discounts available outside of peak season when less than 10 people staying at the villa, please ask us for more information.

5 Beds
6 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Seminfonte

From £5242/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 15
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £749
A beautiful Tuscan villa dating back to the 17th century, completely restored & surrounded by 90 hectares of olive groves and vineyards. Pool with stunning views. Billiards table. Restaurant within walking distance. Only 30 Km Sangimignano, 40 Km Florence

8 Beds
7 Bathrooms
15 Guests

Villa Stefania

From £842/week
Location: Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 7
Star Rating:
From £120
A bright, modern villa with a well tended garden just over 1 Km from the centre of Forte dei Marmi and within cycling distance (1.2Km) of the beach. Villa Stefano offers comfortable accommodation with satellite TV, air-con, wireless internet and a dishwasher. Book early as availability will fill up fast on this property.

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
7 Guests

Villa Tegognano

From £5611/week
Location: Arezzo & Cortona, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
From £802
A small corner of heaven on earth - Villa Tegognano is perched at a high vantage point offering panoramic views of the Chiana valley - only 3 Km from the centre of bustling Cortona This beautiful stone-built farmhouse offers spacious accommodation, an infinity pool (which can be heated), a gorgeous garden filled with olive trees & lavender, stylish interiors which are tastefully furnished and benefit from air-con and wi-fi . The shaded outdoor dining area has a built in BBQ and is the ideal spot from which to dine 'al fresco' whilst taking in the glorious sunsets over the valley below. Tennis courts within a short drive - less than 5 minutes

4 Beds
4 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Theresa

From £1348/week
Location: Umbria, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £193
A pretty villa with wonderful views over the Cortona valley. Villa Theresa is an authentic, stone built Tuscan farmhouse with panoramic views situated only 5 km from the Etruscan town of Cortona! The spacious property is tastefully furnished and positioned within walking distance of a small village with a grocers shop, bar and restaurant.

4 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Torre Alta

From £5090/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 13
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £727
A truly idyllic setting - Villa Torre Alta sits in a tranquil location with spectacular views of the surrounding hillside. You cannot fail to unwind at this majestic property which sits on a vast oil producing estate only 15 Km from the ancient walled city of Lucca. The property which originally dates back to the 16th century is made up of a main building sleeping 8 people and a guest house which sleeps 5. The owners live on the same estate but are very considerate and respect the privacy of their guests. Wi-fi. table tennis and feature giant chess set. Maid service included 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Cook and concierge service available

7 Beds
7 Bathrooms
13 Guests

Villa Toscanamare

Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £
A charming Villa with panoramic views only 6 Km away from the vibrant town of Pietrasanta - 'City of art & artists'. Walking distance of the village of Capriglia (grocery & shop) 10 Km from the golden beaches of Versilia, 30 minutes Pisa airport, 1 hour Florence and 25 minutes the walled city of Lucca and its wine trail. Stunning sunsets from the pool area. 3 hours daily maid, 5 x per week included in the weekly rental. Cook service available.

6 Beds
5 Bathrooms
12 Guests

Villa Tramonto di Cortona

From £4895/week
Location: Arezzo & Cortona, Italy
Sleeps: 8
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £699
Situated in a highly sought after location only ten minutes on foot from the centre of Cortona! This wonderful stonebuilt farmhouse is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards and offers breathtaking views of Cortona's skyline! The property originally dates back to the 17th century and was sympathetically restored in 2015 to offer a high standard of accommodation with tasteful interiors. Many original features have been maintained during the such as the 5 metre high brick vaulted ceilings, wooden beamed ceilings upstairs, antique “cotto” floors, ancient carved stone fireplaces and a stone built wood-burning oven in the kitchen. Aircon and wi-fi. Cook service available. With shops, restaurants, local markets and Cortona's vibrant village life only minutes away by foot, Villa Cristina is a sublime Tuscan paradise in which to experience “la dolce vita”.

4 Beds
3 Bathrooms
8 Guests

Villa Trequanda grande

From £9175/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 24
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £1311
The delightful Villa Trequanda sits on an award winning wine and oil producing estate only 35 km from Siena. The charming property perches on the crest of a hill nestled in the heart of the Crete Senesi. The views of the surrounding countryside are simply breath-taking! Originally built in 17th century the villa has been lovingly restored to offer guests luxury accommodation and the quintessential Tuscan experience. Charming interiors, carefully furnished in a traditional style with some antique pieces. The property benefits from a professional kitchen, outdoor pizza oven, wif-fi, all bedrooms are en-suite and have hair dryers and mini-bars. Air-con is available upon request. Walk to restaurant. Cookery lessons, aromatherapy massages, wine tasting and Tuscan dinners can be arranged. We loved this house when we visited! EXPERIENCE VILLAS: The owner offers Bridgewater guests a guided walk through vineyard and olive groves followed by a visit to their winery with wine tasting

11 Beds
11 Bathrooms
24 Guests

Villa Valentina

From £4233/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 13
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £605
Villa valentina is a private, luxury villa situated on a family run wine producing estate which produces 3 grades of quality red wine.The property has been lovingly restored to a very high standard with tasteful interiors and thoughtful touches which will ensure your stay is a memorable one. Beautiful linens,soft pillows, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries even the kitchen is stocked with an initial supply of provisions and of course a complimentary bottle of the estate’s wine! Wi-fi. Air-con. Billiards table. Cook and babysitting service available. Possibility to heat pool at a supplement. The property is nestled in a wide valley, which funnels sun down to the property while the surrounding trees lend a sense of seclusion.

7 Beds
8 Bathrooms
13 Guests

Villa Veronica

From £10149/week
Location: Siena / San Gimignano, Italy
Sleeps: 17
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £1450
Surrounded by vineyards in a tranquil location among the Colline Pisane wine hills. This charming villa with its panoramic views of the surrounding countryside - is situated only 7 Km from Montaione, 15 Km from San Gimignano and 1 hour Florence, Pisa and Siena. The property boasts elegant, country style interiors and sits on a wine producing estate. All the rooms and bathrooms have a wonderful view on the garden and its surrounding countryside The vast garden filled with white geranium blossoms, Mediterranean plants and majestic cypress trees. There is a game room, with a full sized billiards table and all bedrooms en-suite with air-con. Fabulous covered loggia and BBQ - Ideal for dining 'al fresco'. Grocery store within walking distance. Daily cleaning and wine tasting included. Breakfast and cook service available

9 Beds
9 Bathrooms
17 Guests

Villa Vignetta

From £5865/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 29
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £838
The quintessential Tuscan retreat highly recommended by Bridgewater. The impressive hill-top location affords breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside. Vignetta is ideally situated almost equidistant between Florence, Lucca, Siena and Pisa and only 6 Km from Montaione. The property is particularly suited to groups of friends or extended family travelling together as the accommodation is divided into separate suites. Tasteful furnishings of a high standard in a classic, country style. Air-con, spa bath, and a Mediterranean garden.

17 Beds
16 Bathrooms
29 Guests

Villa Vittorio

From £2783/week
Location: Tuscany coast, Italy
Sleeps: 10
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £398
Detached villa with cottage & pool in a panoramic position high on the hills behind historic Pietrasanta, (less than 7 Km away) breathtaking views over the coastal plain and out to sea. Good standard accommodation. Highly recommended -away from the bustle of the town but close enough to enjoy all that Pietrasanta & Forte dei Marmi (only 12 Km) have to offer. Two villages of Capriglia and Capezzano with good local trattoria and grocery shop within 3km. Stunning outside areas for al fresco living. Each bedroom has en-suite bathroom. Wifi. Mountain bikes for hire. Cook available. Arrive any day.

5 Beds
5 Bathrooms
10 Guests

Villa Volpaia

From £2774/week
Location: Florence / Chianti, Italy
Sleeps: 11
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £396
Wonderful villa in Chianti, with restaurants within walking distance, situated on a renowned local wine producing on estate. In 2015 the wine made here was listed in the Wine Spectator's TOP100 wines. Private and panoramic position with tennis court on the estate. 4 hours maid service included 5 days a week, cook service available. Wifi and BBQ.

6 Beds
5 Bathrooms
11 Guests

Villa Vorno

From £12325/week
Location: Lucca centre & countryside, Italy
Sleeps: 12
Star Rating:
Pool Type: Private Pool
From £1761
A magnificent, Tuscan manor house which originally dates back to the 17th century, Villa Vorno is set in secluded grounds filled with lavender, olive trees, roses and bougainvillea. Ideally situated within walking distance of the ancient parish of Vorno and 5km from the Medieval walled city of Lucca. The approach to this majestic villa is via a private driveway lined with cypress trees. This opulent six bedroom manor house was built in the traditional Lucca style and features all the amenities one would expect of a five star hotel. Tennis is 5km (possible to cycle), a shop only 200m and several restaurants within walking distance. Daily cleaning and breakfast included in the rental. BOOK TODAY FOR 2019: High season dates already filling fast italy@bridgewater-travel.co.uk +44 (0) 161 787 8587

6 Beds
6 Bathrooms
12 Guests
 

Top 10 Things To Do


 

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous monuments in the world but seeing it on photos really doesn’t do it justice. To really experience the tower and its surroundings, you have to go there for yourself. Because the tower is just one part of the incredible Piazza dei Miracoli, where the most beautiful architecture can be seen and touched up close. The square is very aptly named “The Square of Miracles” and we would recommend getting a ticket to go in and explore the building’s artistry at a more intimate level.

It would be sacrilege to step foot in Tuscany without a few nights in the beautiful city of Florence. This stunning regional capital is home to the most prestigious works of Italian art and is considered to be the birthplace to the Renaissance. The Gallery of Uffizi is a must and you should also make time for the Florence Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, Basilica of Santa Croche and the famous square, Piazzale Michelangelo.

Siena is one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval cities and you can catch a train from Florence to Siena in less than 2 hours. The biggest square in Siena is Piazza Del Campo and it is known worldwide for its famous annual horseracing event – if you manage to catch this (held in July and August) you will get to experience the electrifying atmosphere as locals cheer on the horses and enjoy a huge street feast.

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Tuscany’s busiest cities but still want to soak in the culture and architecture of ancient Italy, we would recommend a day or two in the striking medieval town of San Gimignano. This walled commune is small enough to explore in one day and the medieval buildings just look incredible against the hilly backdrop. Go to the Piazza Cisterna at night and see it light up after sunset.

You’ve probably heard about the incredible food in Tuscany – and we can honestly say that there’s no exaggeration here. Although we enjoy food from all regions, many travel writers and critics will tell you that Tuscan cooking trumps all other cuisines in the world. Unsurprisingly, the region also excels in award winning wines. So if you’re a bit of a wino, head to the Chianti area and take a wine tasting tour. Be sure to visit Val delle Corti, Villa Pomona, Fontodi and the off-the-beaten-path 5-acre Le Boncie.

If you love the Amalfi Coast, you will love the Etruscan Coast just as much. In fact, you may love it even more when you realise that this part of the Italian coast is still pretty much untouched by tourist footfall. Monte Argentario, with its rocky coves and heavily wooded headlands, could be considered a more rugged version of Capri – a version where undiscovered beauty still exists. The best beaches to go to are La Feniglia and Giannella. Or if you want a secluded beach, head to Cala del Gesso for a little peace and quiet.

Just off the Etruscan Coast is Elba Island, a secret little island where sealife is abundant. Renowned for the large variety of different seabeds, Elba Island is the perfect place for a snorkelling adventure. Capo Sant’Andrea, which is known to the locals as the “island within an island” is beautifully preserved and has a huge array of both flora and fauna; the water here is wonderfully clear and with depths of around 10 metres, it’s extremely safe for even beginners.

For post-card perfect sights, you simply cannot miss the Val d’Orcia countryside. You’ll have seen photos of these famous hills before, and even if you just pop by for half a day, it’s worth it just to take in the breath-taking sights of what so many epitomise as the “real Tuscany”. The landscapes are spectacular and we recommend heading there at sunset.

If you want a day of relaxation, take a trip to Manciano to visit the Saturnia Thermal Springs. The warm, sulphurous waters of Saturnia date back to Etruscan and Roman times, and they are said to have healing properties that can soothe and heal a number of ailments. If you’re looking for the ultimate beauty makeover, thermal waters can also help to treat skin conditions and help to naturally exfoliate and deep cleanse the skin.

For an outdoor adventure away from the city streets, why not take a little walking tour of the Vie Cave archaeological site in the Maremma area? This incredible site is made up of narrow pathways that were dug out by the Etruscans into mile high tuff stone. Starting from the town of Pitigliano and leading to Sovana, the walk will take you around 1hr 30 minutes on foot.

Weather


Summer is undoubtedly the best time go to Tuscany. The summer season begins in April and lasts until October, with temperatures reaching 30°C and more during the hottest periods. High summer (July and August) can be extremely hot, humid and crowded so if you’re looking for a more relaxed trip, try visiting Tuscany during the low season. The low season is between November and March where temperatures are much cooler. Not only will popular parts of Tuscany be less crowded but you won’t be caught out by peak prices on travel and transport either.
If you want to catch the first weeks of summer without getting caught up in the tourist rush, we would recommend flying to Tuscany in April and early May. Temperature highs could be up to 28°C during these months, making it a glorious time to visit.

Regional Food & Wine


Tuscany is recognised worldwide for its food and wine excellence. So needless to say, you won’t have a bad food experience when holidaying in this region of Italy. The secret to its culinary success lies in its history of “Cucina Povera”, or what we might call “poor cooking”. And this just proves that in many cases, simplicity is better. The concept of inexpensive food, unfussy flavours and the freshest ingredients makes Tuscan cuisine one of the finest in the world. If you want food cooked with honesty, prepared and served in a traditional way, look no further than the stunning region of Tuscany…

 

Tuscan Dishes to Try


Tuscany is truly “foodie heaven” and you’ll be hard pressed to find a bad eatery anywhere. For delicious and affordable street food (found in major cities such as Florence) we would recommend Lampredotto which is tripe often served in a bun or the various pizza stands you will find around the cities. In restaurants, order Panzanella (cold bread salad) or Crostini Toscani to start – or try something more filling such as Cacciucco (fish stew) or the famous Florentine Steak. There are also some great regional cakes such as Castagnaccio (chestnut cake), Buccellato (fig cake) or Cantucci, which are perfect as an afternoon snack or for finishing off a meal.

Famous Wines of Tuscany


Most of the wines made in this region are red, descending from the Sangiovese grape and many of Tuscany’s wines carry the DOC or DOCG label. Some delicious red varieties to try include the Chianti DOCG, Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Bolgheri DOC, Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC, and the Val di Cornia DOC. If you prefer white wine, be sure to try the Montecarlo DOC, Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG or the Bianco di Pitigliano DOC.

Recommended Restaurants


 

Osteria La Porta, Monticchiello


The hamlet of Monticchiello is home to the world-famous Pecorino cheese and a little tavern called Osteria La Porta is a great place for tasting this local speciality. Known for its hearty dishes and local ingredients, you’ll be sure to get a good taste of Tuscany here. In the heart of Val d’Orcia, the restaurant is blessed with the most amazing country views and the wine cellar offers more than 250 Tuscan wines to complement your meal.

La Pineta, Marina di Bibbona


This is inarguably one of Tuscany’s best seafood restaurants. Set along the Etruscan Coast in the Marina di Bibbona, La Pineta could easily be mistaken for a simple beach hut. But look a little closer and you’ll soon realise that this is the culinary workshop of a Michelin starred chef – and you simply don’t want to miss out on this. Although you can expect fine dining here, the food very much clings onto tradition. Perhaps this could be driven by chef Luciano Zazzeri’s humble past as a fisherman; whatever the case, simplicity seems to rule in his dishes and the menu really is to die for.

Ristorante Ora d’Aria, Florence


Ristorante Ora d’Aria is something of a fancy affair. With slick interiors and immaculately presented food, the concept is a modern take on traditional dining. But you needn’t fear about steering too far from classical Tuscan cuisine; Pisa born chef Marco Stabile stays true to tradition and time-honoured Tuscan techniques.

 

Annual Events


 

Frittelle Festival, Montefioralle (March)


This festival, which takes place every March on St. Joseph’s Day in Montefioralle was designed for foodies. Celebrating the deliciously moreish fried rice cakes, this day is all about coming together and enjoying street-food together. Commencing at 3pm, rice cakes will be fried in a huge communal cauldron and the atmosphere is always electric.

Calcio Storico Fiorentino, Florence (June)


Head to the region’s amazing capital on June 24th to watch as fabulous fireworks fill up the night sky in celebration of the city’s patron saint, St. John the Baptist. During the day, there will be a historical parade starting at Santa Maria Church together with an ancient sport called Calcio Storico.

Palio Di Siena (July and August)


The famous horse racing takes place twice a year, on July 2nd and August 16th, in the large square of Piazza del Campo. Turning the edge of the square into a racing track, the whole of Siena will turn up to watch. The atmosphere is incredible and a huge street feast is prepared and enjoyed by all before the race begins.

 

Giostra Del Saracino, Arezzo (September)


For a little sneak peek into the country’s medieval past, how about this fun jousting event which takes place on the first Sunday in September? The Giostra Del Saracino tournament is held every single year and is fantastic to watch. It’s great fun for the whole family and a great insight into Italy’s rich history.

Carnavale, Viareggio (January)


Carnavale is a lively event which brings locals together to celebrate and indulge in delicious food before the start of Lent. The carnival celebrations take place in the city of Viareggio and include pageants and parades, flower shows, fireworks – and of course, plenty of food and wine.

 

 

 
 

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