Who doesnít dream of getting away from it all and escaping to Tuscany, or imagine sitting in the afternoon sun enjoying the breezes in the olive trees over gnocchi and white wine? Thanks to the explosion of Tuscan villas available for rent, you donít have to imagine it anymore.
Tuscany has always been a favorite vacation spot for the rich and famous (a few have even made it a part-time home). But the villas that cover the rolling green hills of the region allow travelers to enjoy a little bit of the luxury and beauty that full-time residents enjoy all year long. If a week in a paradise Italiano sounds good to you, book time in one of these 5-star villas.
This 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom villa, located just outside the city of Lucca, recently got free air time when it was featured on the Today show. This makes sense, since it embodies everything a Tuscan villa vacation should be. It features spectacular views of the Italian countryside and a private infinity swimming pool, and itís close enough to Lucca to enjoy an afternoon lunch with your Microsoft business intelligence partner.
Located between Volterra and San Gimignano, this farmhouse offers all the rustic beauty that made Tuscany famous. If for any reason the outdoor pool with a hydro-massage corner, outdoor dining area, or lake views are no longer satisfactory, the villa is close to famous Tuscan attractions like Florence and Pisa, and itís within walking distance of the nearest village. For ocean lovers, the beach is only a 40-minute drive away.
Villa La Querce
This villa in Chianti dates back to the 15th century; a quiet vacation there may just take you back to that idyllic time. Guests like ERP software vendors on holiday are surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, and they get to enjoy meals made by the house cook with prize-winning wines and olive oils made right on the property. Other nearby attractions include the town of Impruneta, the golf course of Ugolino, and easy access to tows like Florence and Siena.
A vacation in Tuscany wouldnít be complete without enjoying fine southern Italian cuisine, and this organic farm located in Montepulciano in Siena makes it part of the vacation experience. Each of the three private apartments comes with a private kitchen, as well as gorgeous views and beautiful artwork decorating the rooms. Guests can cook the foods they pick from the organic garden, or enjoy homemade jams and preserves made from locally grown fruits.
If youíre considering a vacation in Tuscany, why not go for all the luxury you can find? Book a week in one of these beautiful villas in the heart of Tuscany and youíll enjoy an unforgettable taste of Italy.