Discover the Villas worldwide range of private villas with pools in Tuscany and Umbria. Carefully selected family friendly self-catering homes including cottages, renovated farmhouses and castles. Our properties are all in pleasant, relaxing surroundings. Contact our experts and they will help you choose one which matches the requirements of your family and friends.
It isn’t just the main sights in the main cities which are so appealing, the Tuscany region boasts numerous delightful smaller towns and villages such as Arezzo, Cortona and Castiglione Fiorentino in Tuscany and you will love Orvieto in Umbria. There are many first-class cultural events which you can enjoy whilst on holiday in Tuscany-Umbria, ranging from carnivals to opera, jazz concerts, classical music concerts, ballet and much more.
Food and drink
The food in Tuscany-Umbria is absolutely wonderful if you like Italian food you will love eating in as the local produce is so good. You have access to fabulous Italian products such as the finest of olive oils, superb hams and delicious wines combined with fresh local produce allowing you to create your own holiday dishes.
You can dine out in Tuscany-Umbria in some of the best restaurants in the world. Many of the restaurants in these areas are family businesses with recipes which have been handed down from father to son for generations. Coupled with a flair for innovation and a rich supply of fine wines, a meal out in Tuscany-Umbria can be an unforgettable experience.
Most of our Tuscany villas are within a two-hour drive of the international airport at Pisa (PSA) which is serviced by low-cost operators such as Jet2, Easyjet and Ryanair all offering direct flights as do British Airways. Florence (FLR) airport is also a possibility with KLM and Air France offering direct flights.
The Tuscan-Umbrian climate is perfect for holidays from late April to end of October, there is plenty of sunshine and very little rain. In the main summer holiday months of July and August temperatures rise and it can get quite hot.
Sport and leisure
There is plenty for the active family in Tuscany-Umbria with tennis and horse riding popular favourites. Cycling in some of the most beautiful countryside anywhere is a real treat.
For fabulous shopping, you should try Florence or Firenze as it is known locally. Not only is Florence a great centre for architecture and the arts but also for all sorts of interesting shops. Orvieto has some excellent wine shops.
Tuscany-Umbria books to read
Under the Tuscan Sun is a popular novel by Frances Mayes. The Tuscany classic is A room with a view by E.M. Forster.
Films to see
A room with a view is a classic period drama set in Tuscany. Under the Tuscan sun starring Diana Lane was released in 2003. Academy award winning movie The English patient was filmed around Pienza and Arezzo. Eat pray love with Julie Roberts has an early Tuscan connection. The adaptation of the Shakespeare play Much ado about nothing starring Kenneth Branagh and a fine complementary cast is set in a marvellous villa in Tuscany.
What to expect when you rent a holiday home in Tuscany-Umbria
Our villas in Tuscany-Umbria are carefully chosen so that you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside. Villas with pools in Tuscany-Umbria are the main feature of our range, though you will also find small cottages and a number of larger country manors and castles. The houses in Tuscany-Umbria have great style and tasteful decor as well as large child-friendly gardens. Allow us to help you choose, contact us and use our expertise.