Discover the Villas Worldwide range of private villas with pools in Tuscany. We have a big selection of self-catering holiday homes to rent carefully chosen for their perfect locations, ideal for family holidays. Our experts can help you choose a property to match your requirements.
Tuscany is undoubtedly the jewel in Italy's crown and the likes of Florence, Sienna and Pisa are must-see places for anyone. The Tuscany region offers good access to all of these splendours without you having to pay the price of inevitably more expensive house rental costs and the greater density of people by the coast.
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. There are many first-class cultural events which you can enjoy whilst on holiday in Tuscany, ranging from carnivals to opera, jazz concerts, classical music concerts, ballet and much more.
Food and drink
The food in Tuscany is absolutely wonderful if you like Italian food you will love eating in Tuscany 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. If you are really interested in developing your culinary skills why not try a stay at the villa Casanova GUT1601 where you can have free Italian cooking lessons.
You can dine out in Tuscany in some of the best restaurants in the world. Many of the restaurants in this area 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 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 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 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.
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 before a holiday in Tuscany
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 house in Tuscany
Our villas in Tuscany are carefully chosen so that you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside. Villas with pools 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 have great style and tasteful decor as well as large child-friendly gardens. Allow us to help you choose your villa in Tuscany, contact us and use our expertise.