Bounty of heritage, art and culture, exotic landscape, exceptional food, beautiful far-stretched vineyards and loads of finest wine—Tuscany is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations in Italy. Birthplace of Renaissance and home to the three greatest wines that Italy is famous for—Brunello di Montalcino, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano— Tuscany is a region in central Italy. With Florence as its capital, seven World Heritage Sites, and over 120 protected nature reserves in its lap; Tuscany is one of the most visited cities in the world. Tuscany hosts over 2 million visitors every year. But what makes Tuscany a favorite destination for most of the visitors, apart from great wine, is the great range of accommodation options. There are plenty of staying options available in Tuscany from a medieval castle to romantic coastal villas. You can opt from a plethora of choices for picturesque Tuscan holiday villa rentals. Here are some of the fabulous villas to make your vacation absolutely picture-perfect.
1. Capanna Cerreto (Approx. $1,040 – $1,895 /night):
Located at Chianti in Tuscany, Capanna Cerreto is a dream villa of six bedrooms located amidst 50 acres of vineyard and thick woodland. Once a hayloft, the villa is now an exotic and plush staying option in Tuscany. This three story villa— Capanna Cerreto—is an ideal place to retire after a lovely day. Gaze upon the setting sun against the backdrop of a seductive landscape, sip your wine and enjoy every moment of your holiday in the land of Michelangelo.
2. Sole del Chianti (Approx. $836 – $1,946/night):
Feel the fresh air on your face, breathe the fragrance of wild herbs and cypress trees, watch the century-old olive trees sway elegantly with the breeze and make your trip to Tuscany truly memorable at a century old farmhouse—Sole del Chianti. Recently renovated, the plush villa in Chianti is convivial with a character of its own. Experience a mediaeval way of living in this exquisite villa with a structure reflecting the glorious past with brick arches, open beam ceilings, and terracotta floors. Located in a tranquil countryside, Sole del Chianti also has a wellness centre.
3. Villa Montepulciano (Approx. $607 – $894/night):
Are you a wine lover? Head to Villa Montepulciano, a gorgeous six bedroom villa offering some great boutique wine and olive oil along with an amazing view of lush estate in the countryside and rustic cobbled pathways leading to your perfect abode for an Italian vacation. Armed with all basic amenities including Wi-Fi and a swimming pool, Villa Montepulciano is an ideal stay, if you are longing for some cozy moments with your family.
4. Podere Cecilia (Approx. $1204 – $1873/night):
Ideal for a large family or group of 12-15 people, Podere Cecilia is an exotic 18th century property with an incredible view of the Italian countryside. Located in close proximity to the Chianti wine area, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Volterra, Arezzo and the seaside; Podere Cecilia will transport you back in time with antiquity in its very existence. Relish the authentic Italian cuisine, enjoy the tranquility of the setting sun from a gazebo or sip some fine wine at the stone patio with comfortable chairs gazing upon the olive groves surrounding the villa.
5. Cavalcanti (Approx. $455 – $692):
A private villa surrounded by the vineyard, a church and a 10th century castle, Cavalcanti is one of the best options for Tuscan holiday villa rentals. The 3-bedroom villa, which was once a stone farmhouse, is nestled between the villages of Gaiole and Radda in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany. With all modern amenities, the villa offers a spectacular view of surrounding hills and vineyards.
A comfortable stay is the most vital part of any trip, especially when you are travelling with children. Choose any of the above mentioned villa for the perfect holiday and while in Tuscany don’t miss the Leaning Tower of Pisa, famed for an architectural project gone wrong and the bell tower of the cathedral tilted to one side unintendedly. Duomo in Florence is the city’s main church and signature landmark with a staggering construction. A must-visit site, Duomo is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Enjoy your stay in Tuscany!